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Monday, May 24, 2010

.experimenting with the fisheye.

I bought myself a fisheye camera a few weeks ago, been waiting for the perfect time to use it. Here are a few of the images I caught.

By far, one of the BEST purchases I've made in quite awhile.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

festival season has arrived!

ELECTRIC farm FESTIVAL 2010--held at Thatch Meadow Farm in St James, NY.

in my element!

beautiful location by the water. good vibes. amazing live music in the sun. singing, guitar and drum circle around the campsite. entrancing beats by djs in the barn, all night. dancing in glitter till the sun came up. friendly, open minded people everywhere. surrounded by love and smiles! who could ask for a better 24 hours... sure to wear some flowers in your hair...

daisy headwreath

took me about 2 hours to make but boy was it worth it...

-floral tape
-hot glue gun
-any type of flower (with or without stems)
-measuring tape

wear it anywhere! perfect for the spring/summer!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

a FEW of my all time favorite tunes. TAKE A LISTEN.

now open your ears and let the music take over...

sweet thing-van morrison
delerium with sarah mclachlan-silence
this years love-david gray
the nothing song-sigur ros
bittersweet symphony-the verve
the warmth-incubus
i'll be your lover,too-van morrison
where is my mind?-the pixies
zombie-the cranberries
walk the rain-sneaker pimps
wild horses-the sundays

every song holds a different memory.


When I was 13, I came across a blonde-hair, blue-eyed, ethereal, creature, who was then, known as, James King. She instantly became my favorite model, one of my many female/celeb crushes and style icon. I remember wanting to be just like her...long flowing hair, perfect body, pixie nose, enchanting eyes, and a free spirit vibe. Even to this day, when I see pictures of her, I find myself still trying to mimic her look.


which means:

-music festivals full of love and art
-driving around with no destination, windows down, listening to bob marley and sublime
-BBQs and good friends
-fireworks and the lingering smell of them afterwards...
-sand between my toes, in my hair, and in my car
-peasant/sun dresses
-shorts! scarves!
-freshly mowed lawns
-the beach-falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing
-bronzed skin
-bubble gum and cotton candy sno cones
-sun kissed photos
-no make up :)
-daisies! sunflowers!
-carnys <3
-blowing bubbles
-refreshing mixed drinks
-beautiful gardens in bloom
-peaceful sunrises and stunning sunsets
-nothing but smiles and good vibes! sun shining!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010