Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Counter Culture Catalog!

It's been a little while since I last posted--the holidays got a bit crazy--but once again I'm back! A lot has happened over the past month! Erica, Dave and I took another trip upstate, fully restocking The Counter Culture Collective with some awesome new things.  We also took the time to snap a few photos for our catalog while enjoying the woodsy escape from the city.  Seriously, it was So. Frigging. Relaxing.

Here's a few photos from the catalog!

It was cold as shit outside, P.S.

Annnnnd, I have some really awesome news!  While upstate, I was e-mailed by Glamour Magazine to come in for an interview, so starting on Monday I will be interning in the Fashion Department under the French Market Editor! Oh fuck yeah--clearly I love the French. I have been properly celebrating that, the holidays, the new year, etc. and now that I am all partied out, I am ready to start the next chapter in my life! Stay tuned for more posts, because the holidays are over and I will no longer be slacking.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

BULLETT Magazine One Year Anniversary Party

So as I mentioned earlier, I have just finished my internship at BULLETT Magazine last Monday. Well, of course I ended my internship with a bang. BULLETT's one year anniversary party, hosted by Dexter's Michael C. Hall, was on Thursday and let me tell you, it was the most phenomenal party I had ever been to. The party was at Angel Orensanz, this creepy church/temple on the Lower East Side, making it the perfect venue for a BULLETT party. Besides amazing decor (there were literally trees inside the church.. like BIG ass trees), beautiful people, and a ton of free drinks, one of my favorite bands Class Actress performed and Crystal Castles DJed all night! Yes, I died, because Alice Glass is incredible.

I had such an issue finding something to wear. I obviously wanted to be dressier than normal, although still capture the BULLETT image. I went from boutique to boutique, vintage store to vintage store, and found nothing (tears were almost involved) so I ended up getting a basic lace dress from American Apparel. I love this dress though, and know I can use it again over and over, which is always a plus. I clipped on one of my little DIY spiked collars and my creepy hat that I wear too often and voila, instant gothy witch fashion kid.

I tried really hard to upload a close up of the collar, but Blogger kept uploading it sideways? Frustttration.

All in all, it was an awesome night. We ran into some friends and made some new. They had this crazy photo station with absurd props and whatnot, so I of course took full advantage of that.

I will miss everyone at BULLETT, but moving on up I go.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sweater on Sweater

I love sweaters. Seriously, I love them quite a lot. It's December, it's dreary and chilly (although not as cold as it technically should be here in New York), and all I want to do is snuggle up in a sweater and be semi-comfortable wherever I go. I JUST WANT SWEATERS ALL OVER MY BODY... and for this look that's exactly what I did.

As I've mentioned before, I'm having a serious love affair with button downs under sweaters this season.  Very polished and classic, although I certainly put my own twist on it to make sure I don't look preppy or anything (woof... the thought!).  I'm literally obsessed with these cosby shorts I got last year from Urban Outfitters, under the Urban Renewal line.  Oh yeah, and there's my reverse ombre! I need to touch it up a bit since the navy is fading a bit.

I am very attached to all of these pieces of jewelry at the moment. I find myself wearing some combination of the same pieces every single day---I'm in dire need of a vintage jewelry hunt. When I go upstate next week to get some new merchandise for the store, that's just what I'll have to do.

Anway, so my semester is over and I have officially taken the last academic test I'll ever have to take again as of yesterday!  My next semester is my big Senior Co-op, which consists of interning 4 days a week and one "class" where we just write one really, really frigging long paper.  Monday was my last day interning at Bullett Magazine, but guess where I'm interning for my Co-op? PAPER MAG!!! I am super, super excited and thankful for all the opportunities I've had over the past few years in college...and I can't believe it's almost over!

I've also been getting a bit crafty lately, making some detachable collars.  Mmmhm, there will be a post coming soon, after Bullett's one year anniversary party on Thursday, since figuring out what the hell I'm going to wear is consuming most of my free time (JAMES FRANCO AND DANIEL RADCLIFFE ARE INVITED?!).


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Love Language + Jean-Luc Godard

This is not new at all, but while scrolling through my Spotify library the other day I started listening to an old album I used to replay over and over--The Love Language's self-titled album. "Lalita" is one of my favorite tracks from it, and naturally I went to Youtube it so I could post it on my Facebook wall.  That's when I came across this little gem of a user-made video.  I love everything about Jean-Luc Godard, not to mention Anna Karina is stunningly beautiful. Thought I'd share!


Monday, November 28, 2011


Whoa guys.. took a month hiatus. My life was taken over by school (stupid) and opening the Etsy with Dave and Erica (awesome)! I know I posted a link in my last post, but you all need to check the store! It has been going super well, and we're super excited to watch it grow.. AKA taking another "vacation" upstate in two weeks to hunt for more awesome things and drink way too much whiskey in a woodsy/non-city paradise.

No but really, school sucked major, but I did create my own magazine for a class.  Of course, there were article requirements which explains why there's a recipe for cake in there. Clearly, I don't bake. Click to read my (fake) magazine!


Anyways, all of that stress did result in one thing--alcholism retail therapy!  I have accumulated quite a few new (but old) awesome things!  Which means, once I get back into the swing of things, it will all be photographed accordingly. Yay.

Please excuse me looking like a complete tool. IT'S JUST BEEN SO LONG THAT I FORGOT HOW TO PROPERLY POSE FOR MY BLOG. Anyways, about that outfit.. velvet anyone?  I know I posted a month or two ago that velvet was going to be my new thing, and believe me it is.  Those leggings are only the beginning of a large wardrobe movement. My striped button down was a lovely little find from some random thrift store, but it was definitely a mens button down and fits like a mens button down in an unattractive way. But throw a sweater over it? Perfect. My necklace looks like someone built it with an erector set, and they probably did, but I appreciate it in every way.  You can't really tell here but I got bored and did a bleach-less reverse ombre with my hair, and my red locks now fade into a really dark navy. Boredom at it's finest (but not as fine as my Hurricane Irene inspired bangs).

More posts soon. Yeee!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Counter Culture Collective

The Counter Culture Collective has been born (which explains my lack of posting the past two weeks)!


Oh, and I promise I will be better at posting again after this wild semester is over in a few weeks.  Until then, I will try my harrrrdest to post as much as possible.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Shades of Grey

I'm not big on piling on makeup, keeping it pretty basic with tinted moisturizer, eyeliner and mascara. However, I am RARELY ever seen not wearing lipstick, and with all of the colors that were seen on the spring runways, I have been freaking out. Red is my signature color, being that every time my mother comes to visit, she brings me a new tube of "Orange Flip" by Revlon, a bright orangey-red that she used to wear in the 70s that's still around.  I'm not kidding, I currently have 5 back-up tubes... she's so adorable. Anyway, lately I've been delving into deeper, darker shades, whether it's "Plum Bright" by MAC or "Black Cherry" by Revlon. Basically, dark and creepy colors. At this rate, I'll be sporting a black lip well after Halloween.

Although I love my dark lips very dearly, I feel that it's necessary to switch it up every once in a while. Then I remembered Lime Crime, a line of cosmetics definitely not meant for the shy. Aside from their rainbow array of "magic dust" eyeshadows, their lipsticks are just as colorful, if not even brighter. I immediately had a tough decision on my hands--what color do I choose? I clearly wanted something that could be worn easily, although I wanted something a bit crazy. I really wanted "Mint to Be," an opaque mint green color, but I figured I should go with something a bit more mellow for my first purchase.

That's when I decided on "Chinchilla," a really lovely shade of grey with lilac undertones. I remembered the makeup for the Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 runway show and decided that I absolutely needed this color. It is absolutely PERFECT! Creamy yet pretty opaque, it smells amazing and actually lasts! The fact that it is made with a completely vegan formula doesn't hurt either. It's definitely different, but not too out there.  In the photo below, I applied it pretty lightly.  If I wanted it to be super vibrant I could layer it on a few more times, but I think it's a lot prettier when subtle.

Even the tube itself is amazing. A sparkling unicorn? Oh hell yeah.

Next time, I'm going for the mint.