Weekend Review: It was a rainy weekend here in the city, but it made for some much-needed relaxing time at home, plus I still made it out to a cat-themed party and to Orchid Tapes’ showcase at Shea Stadium.
Late Night Treat: Alex Proba is a pretty awesome New York-based graphic designer, and her new project, ‘A Poster A Day,’ is even cooler. Proba is creating a ton of cool graphic posters in order to inspire herself daily — the catch? She challenged herself to make each one in under 30 minutes. Check out more and her interview over on Need Supply.
Weekend Review: I had such a lovely weekend even though the winter cold keeps lingering! It was my boyfriend’s birthday on Saturday, so we went to the Guggenheim and took too many photo-booth pictures. I had the most amazing French toast at brunch, and I even got some time to DIY a pillow cover out of some cool dish towels I found in San Francisco!
Weekend Jam: I’ve been on a Banks kick lately and can’t wait for her debut album to drop this spring — in the meantime, the new video for ‘Brain’ will be on repeat all weekend long.
I love Zara, and I love Taylor Tomasi Hill’s impeccable style — so the fact that they’ve teamed up for Zara’s latest spring campaign is pretty damn great. The campaign, called Zara Pictures, features real style influencers TTH, former Barney’s fashion director Amanda Brooks, The Paris Review's Hailey Gates and Elle China's Sherry Shen instead of models. They each styled their looks themselves, in tune to their own personal style. The best part is that this time, when I pin this photo of TTH, (my favorite from the whole campaign) I can actually afford what she's wearing! Shop the looks and check out the whole campaign on Zara.
Late Night Treat: I went to see The Grand Budapest Hotel last night and it was as lovely and wonderful as I thought it’d be! I thought I’d share this pretty pattern inspired by the movie, which is part of a series of alternative posters for the movie by several artists — this one’s by Maxime Pecourt, who you can find over on society6.
Shoutout to my bff Rachel Baker and her impeccable music taste for introducing me to MØ, and thank you to MØ for putting out an amazing cover of the Spice Girls’ “Say You’ll Be There” — listening to it and more MØ all day has held me over on this hump day. Enjoy this and remember there’s now only 2 days until Friday when you’ll be able to dance to this jam all night long !!
Travel Diaries: Spent a couple days away in warm, pretty & pastel-y San Francisco recently — it was wonderful to get away from the cold & gray back home. While I’ll always love NYC, it’s nice to get away and just chill for a bit. (Because California really is as chill as it seems.) Now all I want is for it to warm up and to run around in cool sneakers all spring long.
Best Dressed: Last night’s Oscar red carpet was really good, which made it really hard to pick a favorite. Lupita Nyong’o looked legitimately like a Disney Princess in custom Prada - which is amazing - and Emma Watson looked really cute and modern in sparkly Vera Wang. But if I had to pick a favorite, it’s gotta be Cate Blanchett in this amazing sparkly Armani Prive gown!! It’s too good.
Travel Essentials: I’m escaping this polar vortex and running off to San Francisco with my boyfriend for a couple days. I’m trying to learn how to pack lightly, but my carry-on suitcase is still stuffed to the brim — at least my purse is on the lighter side! Here’s some of the essentials I packed in my bag:
- iPad (equipped with a DODOcase)
- Moleskine Le Petit Prince planner
- Essential jewelry from Brooklyn Charm
- Rebecca Minkoff wallet
- Peter Pilotto for Target sunnies
- Warby Parker glasses
- A cute eye mask
- Essie nail polish in Chinchilly
- JINsoon Matte Maker polish
- NARS velvet matte lip pencil in Cruella
- Rosebud Perfume Co. Salve
- Wildfox pouch for beauty essentials
- Cuyana leather tote bag to hold it all!