Nation Supposes It’s Outraged By White House Scandals: Full Report
Fan Bing Bing at the Cannes Film Festival, May 16th
I have an AP exam on the last day of this testing season. :( If I were in a movie, this song would be blasting as I skip out of that gym Friday afternoon.
Hailee Steinfeld in Donna Karan at the Met Costume Institute Gala 2013
I never really had a punk stage in my life (there was a rock music phase, though; I woke up to The Strokes and The White Stripes everyday of my seventh grade year) so I was a bit skeptical about this year’s punk-themed Met Gala. Hailee and JLaw were my favorites, but this safety-pinned dress reminds me of a certain friend’s phase and her past obsession with safety pins. (Pet’s punk era, #never4get) <333
The 113th United States Congress by Women of the 113th
A bit late, but meet this cycle’s female Congressional members! I really wanted Elizabeth Colbert Busch to be an addition to this spectacular infographic, but unfortunately Sanford took the win. >:( (But why, though? Srsly, South Carolina?)
Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton
Beauty, talent, intelligence. These women constantly inspire me. This is my current Facebook cover photo to make social networking websites a bit more bearable.
Let Them Eat Cake by Human Sea
I’m a big fan of this look! I am typically a skirt/dress girl (my skirts outnumber my pants in a 5:1 ratio), but I don’t like the awkward tan lines that summer sun brings to my legs. Definitely going to pick up some fun printed pants this season!
“Queen Bee” by Mark Ryden
I think it goes without saying that I love Mr. Ryden’s work. (still obsessed with “Allegory of the Four Elements”), but this bee-themed one, which will be sold in the 11th Hour charity auction on May 13th, holds a special place in my heart.
“How important are bees to the food we eat every day? Of the 100 species that provide 90% of the world’s food, nearly three-quarters of them depend on bees for pollination.” A teacher recently went over this phenomenon in class! After the Green Revolution (specifically the vast advances in pesticides), many of our agricultural plants lost their natural forms of pollination. Nowadays, farmers have to rent beekeepers to bring their bees in for a few weeks to pollinate their fields. The way to bring America down? Launch a massive attack on our bees, demolishing our completely industrialized farms and starving our entire population. Quite cheery, isn’t it? (✿◠‿◠)
Omg, ☭. Yes, it is what you think it is. Saving this for future reference??? ●‿●
“Seven Seas” by Golden Youth. !!!
San Francisco Gay Freedom Day pride parade. June 25, 1978.
The Great Gatsby soundtrack by Craig Armstrong
Luhrmann’s go-to film score composer does it again. Incredible.
Jessica Bennett by Rebecca Fernandez for The Women Take Over
Jessica Bennett first caught my attention as Newsweek’s senior writer with her profound articles for the magazine and its corresponding website, but my girl crush on her reached new heights when she launched Newsweek’s Tumblr off the ground. Print Newsweek has since gone under and its Tumblr is now being managed by some sort of Reddit-evoking intern (but I still follow it). In this interview, we hear more about the girl behind the poignant words. Here’s an excerpt…
Interviewer: Why do you think women are tentative to call themselves feminists?
Jess: I think there’s something else at play here, too: the idea that young women who are outpacing their male peers in academics don’t need feminism. You know, they’ve been raised on Girl Power, they had a female Secretary of State, and so forth. But the reality is that gender inequality is still rampant, albeit in subtle ways. Many of those ways become visible when women graduate from school and enter into the workforce. We end up seeing women embracing feminism later than our mother’s generations. That was the case for me. But really, better late than never.
Isn’t she lovely? What a great inspiration. And on a less serious note, I’m pretty sure her blouse in the photo above is from the brand Dusen Dusen (which I am not familiar with), as seen on a great blogger, Arabelle, in the third photo of this post from September. Similar, right? I refuse to believe otherwise.
Bibi Sharipova by Jens Ingvarsson
Beautiful, breathtaking shot. Jens captures expressions and the female body in such wonderful ways. He has also shot a series of great editorials for Yuri Pleskun!
Earl Grey tea
My family has a generational love for green teas, but Earl Grey black tea has been keeping me functioning these past days. Earlier this year, I had ordered one during a coffee shop study date with a friend; it was too bitter for me to drink more than two sips! (And I was disappointed about wasting money.) Compare that to the past two days… I was averaging one liter of the stuff per day. (it’s a problem) Who would have thought jasmine green was my gateway to a caffeine problem?
End of a Chapter, Beginning of a New by Chriselle Lim
This outfit was a major piece of sartorial inspiration last Spring, but I love it to this day! I remember lusting over Zara’s Guipure lace collection this time last year. I found this skirt on sale online, but not in my size! What a bummer.
Alright, I have contained my excitement for too long. Luhrmann, make me proud.
I don’t make beauty-related posts because my knowledge of makeup is very, very (extremely) limited (a friend and I walked into Ulta and I felt like the biggest nincompoop ever), but I’m obsessed with this dewy eyeshadow look from Louis Vuitton Spring 2013. Excuse the Russian, it’s a screenshot of Elle Russia from my Newsstand. Also, I was in ZARA the other day, and they have the LV S/S 2013 yellow checkered overcoat down to a tee, just like they did with last Spring’s eyelet motifs. The cerulean effect (one of my top five moments in film) is alive and well.
Jessica Chastain in “Moves” by Steven Gomillion & Dennis Leupold, Summer 2011