The last 3 tracks I've posted to this blog have been HTDW, so clearly I'm not a huge fan or anything. #noshame
The behind-the-scenes vid of the song's creation below is also worth watching. Fall in love all over again.
"After shamefully admitting to a respected street fashion photographer that most of my outfit had been purchased at Zara, he responded with, ‘There’s nothing wrong with Zara or any brand.’ In 2015, I hope to not let brand consciousness stifle my creativity. Support local first, but if faux-leather sales rack pants look good, own it."
So honored to have been included in Seattle Met's Style Resolutions 2015 feature alongside 14 other fabulous Seattleites. I'm in GREAT company, so check it out.
For Christmas I asked for a pair of adidas Original Superstars.
Subsequently, I read two 90s "It Girl" profiles on a young Chloe Sevigny, and an even younger Jaime (aka "James") King.
These profiles, while albeit long, are an incredible look at this 90s subculture we seem to be so obsessed with as of recent. Normcore, anti-style, whatever you want to call it, is everywhere. In the Pacific Northwest, we've always embraced this "trend." Here it's a mixture of dressing for our surroundings (unpredictable yet mild weather) and our upbringing of not settling for clothes that aren't both comfortable and subtly stylish.
James is a girl was written by Jennifer Egan in 1996. The story focuses on the fashion world of the 90s and while fascinating on its own, it also touches on the grunge obsession when every designer from Paris to New York was trying to imulate the city of the moment: Seattle. "Do you think it's fierce yet subtle?" Jaime asks of her outfit in the opening lines.
Chloe Sevigny, designer, actress and still very much an "It Girl" was also once rave girl, scouted on the streets of New York years ago for her style and "weird looking" face. She denies the fashion world that continues to obsess over her, and even in 2014, we still know very little about her. Chloe's Scene looks at all it how began, her thrift store outfits totaling less than ten dollars sounding ridiculously familiar.
Photograph by Nan Goldin.
I always have a good time in Portland. Always.
I eat well (and cheaply), drink well (and cheaply) and shop my little heart out. Insider tip: skip the vintage stores in Seattle and make the trek to PDX. It's way less expensive and just...better.
It also doesn't hurt that I have the loveliest group of friends down there.
Here's a few shots from this summer at the newly relocated Musicfest NW. Calling it a "waterfront music festival" makes me, and probably most Portlanders, cringe. So let's pretend I never said that.
Bumbershoot can be pretty overwhelming. There's a lot of ground to cover, a lot of crappy vendors, and a lot of good bands. The festival has gone through some growing pains, but I'm always impressed with how well organized it is. The staff is great, the directions to the stages are clear, and those people who stand with the "end of line" signs to get into certain venues are necessary angels.
Last year I had three interviews, so it was nice to sit back, relax, shoot some photos and live tweet for The SunBreak this time around. Here are five of my favorites shots.