Have you ever come across a person you don't know on Instagram and felt an instant connection (and then proceeded to stalk the living daylights out of them like a total weirdo without any shame, because duh what else is the Internet for)? I know I'm raising my hand right now! Usually photos of Valentino rockstud pumps and 6-month-old pugs are what lure my thumb to the 'Follow' button with the enthusiasm of a kid in a candy store. But recently, I came across an Instagram account that won over my heart with a totally different approach...
January 22, 2015
Rather than relinquishing in the world of fiction, I've been opting to devour memoirs and essay collections written by the women I idolize this winter. This reading pattern began in the late fall, with Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, Amanda Lindhout's A House in the Sky and Sophia Amoruso's GIRLBOSS (check out my reviews here) and continued with these five books by some of the fiercest females out there. Put on a Spice Girls tune (it is #ThrowbackThursday after all) and get ready to indulge in some literary girl power... zig-a-zig-ah!
January 19, 2015
“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 10, 2015
If you frequently read my blog or follow me on Tumblr or Twitter, you may have noticed that I'm a bit obsessed with UK electronic/soul/pop act Years & Years. Their sound is unlike anything I've ever heard before and I just know they're on the cusp of musical greatness. The band started off the year with a bang by earning the #1 spot on BBC's prestigious Sound of 2015 poll this week, joining the ranks of past winners such as Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and Adele. I put together a little guide to Years & Years for those of you who haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet... and if you're already a fan, feel free to rave with me in the comments ;)
January 7, 2015
I am a twenty-two year old woman habouring lifelong dreams of New York City and a desire to write, so it goes without saying that one of my literary heroes is Joan Didion. She just gets it. Her infamous essay Goodbye to All That changed my life, and if you're unfamiliar, you must drop everything and devour it this instant! Today, my inner fashion fiend was delightfully surprised to learn that Didion is the latest campaign star for French fashion house Céline.
January 5, 2015
I know, I know- it's January, the holidays are over! The Christmas decorations are coming down, trees disposed of curbside and holiday cheer traded in for the hustle-oriented mindset required to sustain the Monday grind. Nevertheless, I finally got around to uploading some of my photos from the holidays and won't let the date damper my never-ceasing holiday spirit. Here are some quick snapshots I took while putzing around the house with my camera on Christmas Eve.
January 4, 2015
It's time for the first Weekend Update playlist of 2015! Here's to 12 months of discovering and devouring new music together. As I mentioned in a previous post, the year started off on a fantastic foot with the release of Kanye West's collaboration track with Paul McCartney, "Only One". Here are fourteen other new songs that you may have missed in the hoopla surrounding Yeezy's Big Release. When it comes to the state of music in 2015, all I have to say is so far, so good!