Erika Spring (Au Revoir Simone) is coming out with an EP (on Cascine) July 10th and I am rather excited. I've always been a fan of the band and after hearing this track "Hidden", I can't wait to hear more of Erika's solo material.
I love these outtakes by Petra Collins of Tavi Gevinson for the latest issue of Oyster magazine.
(obviously, I couldn't narrow down my favorites...)
I feel you should definitely be listening to Heart or The Virgin Suicides soundtrack as you look through these photos and dream of a summer filled with adventuring and magic moments.
Not only do I plan on dreaming of this but actually doing this. Me, my camera(s), my closest friends, mini road trips, mixtapes, day drinking, playing dress up (come on, you are never too old to play dress up), dancing (even if it's just a two person dance party like this Girls clip) and living freely like we did when we were kids. Remember when summer time was actually a break until adulthood struck and summer time was pretty much just like any other time except hotter? Even with work, I am going to make an effort to have these little escapes. Live in a paradise lost. I probably should start stocking back up on film and organizing my itunes to make some killer playlists...
Is it weird to be inspired by a 16 and 19 year old? I wish there were girls like Tavi and Petra around when I was a teenager. Maybe I would have actually had friends in high school or at least friends that shared my eccentric tastes (when I was 16 nobody I knew loved the movie Heathers and/or listened to Tears For Fears)...
Is anyone going to any of the Rookie Road Trip dates?
On my first day back in New York, I definitely hit the ground running.
It started with brunchin' it with Kristine that morning at Rabbit Hole (one of my fave spots).
Then afterwards we all went to Ft. Tilden beach.
After being completely exhausted from our hard lives chilling at the beach all day and me running on zero hours of sleep from the night before in Chicago (RE: previous post), we ended the night watching She's All That followed by 10 Things I Hate About You and passed out by midnight. Thug life, y'all.
I have a feeling JEFF's new album Hypnotic Nights is going to be in constant rotation for everyone this summer. There is nothing I can say about this band that I haven't already said in the past. Love these dudes.
Okay, so I am all sorts of behind on updating this....
Recently, I got back from Chicago and NYC. Although, I only spent a brief time in Chicago, I always love to see that city is still keeping it classy. Red and Blue line after dark never ceases to amaze me.
This New York trip was one of my more fun visits. It was great catching up with old friends and making new ones, as well as seeing two great bands (Mystery Jets and The Maccabees) in the process. As usual, there wasn't enough time to see everyone but there is always next time. I have so many new photos to show and dropped off 4 more rolls of film today that I am excited to get back and share with you all.
Until I get those organized for posting here, I'll be backtracking and writing about my trip to Denver, outfit posts, a couple of mixtapes, you know the usual...
Yet here are some fun photos from when I was hanging out with my friends Natalie and John in Chicago. We got late night BBQ, creeped on the internet and watched 90210 until I had to leave for the airport at 3am...5 hours in the city well spent.