summer rain cat dance

the playlist I made today - home alone with my kitten, during a warm summer rain.
  1. Sunset Soon Forgotten - Iron & Wine
  2. Each Coming Night - Iron & Wine
  3. Moon River - The Innocence Mission
  4. Russia - Ramona Falls
  5. Thrift Shop - Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox
  6. The Honeymoon - Langhorne Slim
  7. You Don’t Know Me Yet - Sexy Kids
  8. Animal - Karen O and the Kids (Where the Wild Thing Are soundtrack)
  9. Our Nature - José González
  10. Get Enough - Ivy
  11. Box of Rain - Grateful Dead
  12. Antics - Grand General
  13. Backstreet Girl - Golden Smog
  14. O Sacred Dandruff - Gobble Gobble
  15. Art of Dying - George Harrison
  16. One Morning - Gillian Welch
  17. Strange - Galaxie 500
  18. Oh Daddy - Fleetwood Mac
  19. Blue - First Aid Kit
  20. Sin Gulá, No - Juana Molina
  21. Since I Left You - The Avalanches 


because photos

so bored panda is a wonderful little website.
anyway, here is some Stunningly Surreal Photos taken with an old Film Camera.
photography by Oleg Oprisco




my 15 tips for the teenage lady

I'm only 19 as of this week, so I really have no place giving "tips" on growing up, but maybe a closer perspective would be better. anyway... I'm bored over winter break and here goes nothing.

  1. heels are not necessary but make your legs look damn good. so why not wear them whenever you can?
  2. but practice wearing heels first! seriously, walk around your house, do dishes, get ready everyday in heels. if you do it enough walking in heels will become easier than flats. -- I know it happened to me. recently I've fallen out of practice and I almost fell down last time I put heels on.
  3. poise through the pain -- so the balls of your feet and your ankles will murder you later, but if your legs are going to rock that Beyonce song, it's worth it.  I draw the line at blood. Nothing, even shoes, is worth your blood girl. 
  4. lip stick -- if you wear it everyday then the one day you don't people won't recognize you. but if you feel like a Black Cherry day, then do it bitch. People may stare or ask why the black lips, but you have fucking black lips. Anything you say will be bad ass and hot. always wear the lip stick if you feel it.    * go crazy. two-toned lips are hella awesome
  5. that said, lip stick will stay on better if you put foundation/concealer on your lips first. this does not work with lip stains and fancy shit like that though. only classic sticks.
  6. eyeliner -- it's a decision. once you do it you can't go back. but have an everyday look and a fancy look. My rule of thumb: bottom lid liner is not good for everyday and don't even try it until you know what you're doing.    *my current favorite is Stiletto by Maybelline 
  7. it's okay to be sad. it's also okay to be alone sometimes.
  8. but it's also okay to not be able to cry -- you still have a soul, it just doesn't do that shit. 
  9. make a girl power and/or a dance party playlist. they're great for staying awake on road trips and also perfect while doing chores or mindless homework. Lana better be on there.
  10. have deep conversations but never judge or get into arguments about politics and shit. not kosher.
  11. know that you might be wrong about somethings.
  12. but remember that most people are idiots and if your personal thought, morals, or philosophies don't match societies, you should stick with them. people are stupid. but don't tell them that.
  13. don't be superstitious. and make sure you watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  14. black is always slimming and always the right choice.
  15. aspire to be Audrey Hepburn. never settle for less than your James Dean. and listen to Lana.
  16. and always be classy
    thanks girls,


I wish I was the moon

Topic: I wish this was my face.
but it's not. but I did buy thick sparkle eye shadow to try and imitate it. They're big sparkles too. and I hope to try something new with the lipstick - different shades on top and bottom. not new, I know, but I've never done it and I just like lipstick, okay?

Also, Emma Watson usually annoys me. I don't know why. I think it's because her awkward annoying teen phase was very public and it reminds me of my awkward annoying teen phase. Also, I hated her in Harry Potter. 
but I loved her in Marilyn and Perks. and I love this damn photograph. it is right up there (in the stacks of my mind) with those Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe and Edie Sedgwick photographs that I can't not look at. I just want to be that face. that photographer. that photograph. that hand. that lighting.
it just really tickles me.