• One for the Locals: The Black and White Years

    Picture, if you will, the year is 2007. You and two of your friends from college have been playing in a band together for about one year, and you’ve secured a spot on the lineup at South by Southwest, amongst over 1,400 other acts. At the show, you open for a group of five bands, and a whopping seven people are in attendance for your set. No sweat, right? Everybody’s gotta start somewhere. After the show, BAM, freakin’ Jerry Harrison (guitarist and keyboardist for the Talking Heads) is all up in your grill offering to produce your first LP at his personal studio in California. The LP drops in 2008…

  • Mood Board: The Last Summer

    Not to get all misty-eyed and drama queen-y on you, but in a sense, this is my last summer. I’m not dying of a terminal illness or relocating to Antarctica, but I am preparing to move across the country and take on the real world, where work and school will undoubtedly occupy even my summer months. Soon enough, carefree summers will be a thing of the past and I’ll be left to grapple with East Coast winters and a wardrobe better suited to my future career (see: The Devil Wears Prada) than a weekend at a music festival. So with that being said, my current sartorial mood is an ode…

  • Style Inspiration: Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion

    Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion – one of the best cult classics. At least, in my opinion it is. I hope that I’m not the only one who grew up wishing that I could be one of the fashionably-fantastic-bitchin’-blondes in this movie. Regardless, if that was just my dream or the dream of many other people, those girls had style. From working out to ‘working it’ (at their reunion), Romy and Michele knew how to dress. What lesson can we take from these babes of fashion? First, be true to yourself. Did Michele let a clunky back brace stop her from being a babe? NOPE. So, neither should you! Secondly, platforms, platforms,…

  • Let’s Get Nautical

    With spring and summer fast approaching, it’s time to throw out the old, and bring in the new. A big trend coming this spring is patterns. More specifically, mixing different patterns. As we’ve seen recently, stripes are back, and are more prominent than ever. So, why not mix those hard, straight lines with a bouncy floral pattern? A never ending staple for spring & summer fashion will always be the nautical style; so, feel free to mix up this outfit with a vintage-inspired compass necklace. Now, I know you’ve probably grown up believing that everything in an outfit needs to match, but that’s the great thing about this spring, IT…