Tuesday, September 29, 2015

October Tunes

We couldn't wait to get another playlist out for October so we're doing one early!  I have a feeling you'll be seeing more than one playlist this month:)  Lately I've discovered a lot of new music that I've fallen in love with.  Broods has become a staple in my everyday playlist.. their sound is so cool and gets me excited for the day.  A lot of what has been on my playlist has been more chill music, stuff you can study to, tunes that transition from summer craziness to the calm that is fall.  Lykke Li's eccentric voice and dark hums are always so enjoyable, and Beach House is the definition of CHILL. One of my new obsessions is Jhene Aiko! 'It's Cool' has been playing on repeat... such realness and soul in every lyric.. I can't get enough! On top of all that, you can indulge in some cool tunes by the likes of Say Lou Lou, Grimes, Bleachers, tUnE-yArDs, Misterwives, Phosphorescent, and the ever amazing Cat Power.  Enjoy!! And please leave more music suggestions:)

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Porch Fest

Porch fest in Ithaca, New York, is one of the most unique events that I've been to.  From 12 to 6 over 25 porches throughout the quaint streets of downtown Ithaca host a band, mostly local, switching lineups every hour.  It's amazing, walking through the neighborhoods, children running around everywhere, seeing the townies in their element, jamming to amazing local tunes across all genres.  The streets of Ithaca are unlike any other town.. such beautiful, historic homes, wonderfully overgrown gardens everywhere.. something that we don't get to see too often being on campus all the time.  The energy down here was great, everyone swaying to the beats of various bands, such respect and pleasure felt towards each group.  Today, I wanted to shoot my amazing friend Danielle, always the life of the party, with a smile that lights up everything around her.  The presence she conveys is always warm and understanding, and even though she didn't think so, she's quite the perfect model to shoot! We all loved experiencing a different side of this lovely town we call home, connecting with the locals more, and having a nice, carefree afternoon.  Enjoy! 


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Mud House

The mud house is located in the historic 'Antique Row' on Cherokee street, in St. Louis. It is a totally vibin' place with delicious natural coffe and food. They have some of the best latté art I have ever seen! My friends and I started off with linch there and then made our usual stops at Retro 101 and the Heirloom Room. Normally we would stay on Cherokee street and do our norm, but this time we ended with the coolest place yet! The store of graffiti artist Peat Walloger and his infamous eye. The sides of the building were decorated with colorful artwork. There were people and animals like 
butterflies and Frida Kahlo. It was the perfect ending to our Cherokee street day! -molly

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


All photos from Style.com

New York Fashion Week. There's nothing better... the street style, the craziness, the mind blowing fashion.., we just can't get over it!  Having attended fashion week twice already, I have a certain FOMO when I have to rely on Style.com for my fashion week fix, but it doesn't stop me from scrolling through every show and fan-girling over my favorite brands.  This year certainly didn't fall short.  Here's a small compilation of our tops shows for spring/summer 2016! 

Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman is ALWAYS a favorite at fashion week.  She offers a completely different vibe than the ready-to-wear that other designers offer.  This season she took her inspiration directly from Willie Nelson, even imitating his iconic braids on the models.  She even more literally took inspiration from his song "Blue Skies" in her bold opening sky print.  Mara Hoffman is a carefree, easy-going, take-me-to-the-beach kind of brand.  I remember attending her show two years ago and being breath taken by the passion emulating from each piece and the way the outfits made me want to be a Mara Hoffman girl.  Definitely a favorite, definitely about to check out the sale at marahoffman.com !!!     

Karen Walker 

I had always heard of Karen Walker but had never been interested in seeing the show until I saw Instagram posts of the show and I knew I needed to check it out.  I couldn't get over the mix of retro and classic, the kookiness and cleanness of it.  I am always a fan of crazy, avant-garde fashion, but it's so nice when you see a show and can actually picture yourself wearing the pieces.  It's safe to say, this top look is MY look.  


Where do I even start with this brand?! It's punk, it's DIY-ish, it's genius.  The pieces remind me of collages and Rookie Magazine.. The colors are bold and crazy in a good way.  Libertine knows how to push the envelope to the border, never going to far, but keeping us guessing. A highlight of this show was seeing the models taking selfies on the final runway walk. ;) You obviously should never take fashion too seriously. 

Opening Ceremony 

These looks emulate the style I wish I had.  The mod mix of casual, loose fitting tops, with over the top proportions and crazy sunnies.  There's something so intriguing about this brand, and this show in particular.  This is the kind of girl who is mysterious, who you don't know anything about, but you want to.  The girl who is confident in herself, and rocking her look to match that.  I looooove it and I want everything in this show.

So there's our favorite shows from New York Fashion Week!! There were so many other inspiring, intriguing, amazing shows out there but we picked the best of the best.  Now I'll be checking Style.com of the best of London, Paris, and Milan fashion weeks... it never gets old :)) 

Sunday, September 20, 2015


/ / Bra - Free People / /

Meet Jamie Kopacka.  Also known as Jko, and my best friend/Indian princess/model for the day.  Because downtown Ithaca in the Commons is stock full of artful murals, greenery, and interesting backdrops, we knew a photoshoot had to take place down here, checking out some of the lesser seen spots for our picture taking.  It's our tradition to have Sunday dinner downtown at our favorite Indian restaurant, Diamonds.  Sometimes we bring a group, inviting different people each time, and sometimes it's just us two, a little dinner date between best friends, and it's perfect.  There's nothing like little traditions to make these moments in life that much more special.  Jamie is such a free spirit, always full of laughter, and always dressing comfortably, effortlessly.. The perfect model for me to shoot.  Besides an unfortunate bee sting, this was the best end to a great day spent soaking up some of the last bits of warmth that Ithaca will see for a while.  Enjoy!     

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