Saturday, August 17, 2013

You Can Fall

Broadcast - Accidentals*
*I initially planned on posting the titular song by Broadcast, but decided it was too long for this post. 

We are having an incredibly wet summer in the south. Initially I didn't mind, as it was a reprieve from the sweltering summers I've had in the past, but now temperatures have dipped into the low 60's. Sometimes into the 50s! As a southerner I assure you this is very abnormal weather for us. I've had to break out the flannels and wool socks.

One good thing to come of this is a realization Autumn is right around the corner. I love Fall so, but I'm not quite ready to let go of my summer just yet. I even put together some things I wouldn't mind having at all this Fall, but still in step with the playful spirit of summertime.

I love Amelie, but what person with eyes and a heart doesn't amiright? I always liked the look of her clunky shoes. Don't ask me why that was the thing I focused on. I just liked the contrast with her ladylike clothing and small frame. Something about them just seemed so... off, and yet they worked with everything. Yah know?

So, I was head over heels (omg I swear I didn't plan for that pun) for these FW '12 Marni clogs that were obscenely out of my price range. But I lusted and lusted and then...
Jeffrey Campbell version (here)

Still out of my spending 'comfort zone' - items costing no more than free - if I'm honest. However, these are significantly cheaper than the originals and they have a more playful vibe than the originals. They just put a smile on my face.

I watched this Shirley Kurata video a while back, which now that I think of it is part of my inspiration for this post... In it she recommended the brand ALL KNITWEAR. Guys, yes.

Hansel From Basel socks are the cutest. I am that girl who gives socks as presents, and I would buy all of these under the pretense of gift giving and then selfishly hoard them, if I had the means. Boy, if I had the means...

Handmade Portraits: YOKOO from Etsy on Vimeo.

Funny story: I had a chance encounter with Yokoo, the owner of Yokoo, and she is one of the coolest, sweetest women I've ever met. I did the usual "So what do you do?" chat and I was floored when she showed me her shop, which I had already been following lusting after for over a year. Yokoo, features tons of beautiful knits, all of which are handmade right in my city (I had no idea)!

Okay, here the list gets a little corny. My all-time-favorite-no-contest-better-than-anything-that-was-or-ever-will-be movie, is The Fall. Get it, cause it's called "The Fall" and this post is named...That was subtle, eh? Seriously though this movie will touch your heart and fill your eyes and your mind with wonder. You don't even have a say in the matter. Once you watch this movie you will love it, and it will probably ruin you, I'm not even kidding.

ideal sitting/study room.

When I wasn't drawing or vegging out with episodes of Orange is the New Black this summer, I was reading. Not all of the books were for me, but it's always nice to read and map out ideas and characters in your head. Some books I want to read this fall (or at any point really) are:

  1. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk - James Baldwin
  3. City of Night - John Rechy
  4. Women - Charles Bukowski (This guy rubbed me the wrong way when I first read his books, but Kaylah's post convinced me to give it another go.)
  5. American Gods/Sandman - Neil Gaiman
  6. Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamande Adiche  (I want to read her others too, but this one first!)
  7. 12 Years A Slave - Solomon Northrup (I really want to read the source material before seeing the movie.)
  8. Just Kids - Patti Smith
  9. Dear Diary - Leslie Arfin (I still have my problems with her writing for Girls... and Girls in general, but I've wanted to read Leslie's book since my freshman year of high school. Not much has changed.)
  10. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me - Mindy Kaling
So that's all. I have an idea for more frequent posts if all goes according to plan this should go into effect Friday =D