"Fleet Foxes will never, ever, under no circumstances, from now until the world chokes on gas fumes, sign to a major label. This includes all subsidiaries or permutations thereunder. Till we die."- Robin Pecknold dispels rumors of signing to Virgin.
Quail Spring 2009 racerback tank
My friend Michelle is the designer behind Quail - a line of clothing so unabashedly feminine you can't help but imagine all the places you'd like to cavort and twirl and frolic upon donning one of her dresses. I've supplemented my wardrobe with Quail pieces since the very beginning and I can confidently say that these garments were made for flirting. In fact, when I wear a Quail dress, I'm usually not surprised to find a line of men trailing behind me when I get home. And while I'd like credit my winsome looks or sparkling personality for this phenomenon, it's rarely the coquettish way I toss my hair that brings all the boys to the yard (or, for that matter, any milkshakes). It is, in fact, the Quail Effect.
Because folks, without The Quail Effect, I'm merely a girl with ratty hair who wanted to wink but ended up wimping out instead - which is fine, if Confused Street Urchin is the look you're going for, but, you know...it's usually not.
Quail Holiday 2007 dress
See? Who wouldn't want to follow that home in hopes of scoring a date, or at the very least, a little smile? That's what I'm saying. Because without Quail, you'd get this:
...And I'm pretty sure the only thing following that home are feral cats.
Want to get in on The Quail Effect? Head on over to Q is for Quail and check out the spring 2009 lookbook. You'll be frolicking in a field of daisies in no time.
"Rabid atheism does not lead to attractive or acceptable cocktail-party conversation. You know who you are and you need to chill. We get it, okay? God is for dummies. Now shut your hole."- Band of Outsiders' designer Scott Sternberg's seventh rule of style
I've held off on announcing this, but good news (in the midst of dire financial workforce news): I've been published!
The Printed Blog is a new publication based in Chicago that seeks to aggregate web content from all over the Internet and transfer it to a printed medium. And on the cover of their inaugural issue is...one of my photographs!
Download the first issue here.
If you're a bit foggy on the details of a publication of blog content, check out the write up in the New York Times or on Wired.com.
Needless to say, in times like these, I'm thrilled at the opportunity to be a part of something like this!
"Taylor Swift’s Fearless has been #1 on Billboard’s charts for seven consecutive weeks. Seven. Straight. Weeks. In other news, I hate the world and everyone in it. What kind of a universe is this, anyway? Well, I’ll tell you: A universe filled with vast and relentless quantities of suck."- Pajiba.com laments the quality of music the lowest common denominator foists upon our bleeding ears.
Even though it's gloomier now, the preceding ten days of 80-degree weather has awakened in me excitement for spring and summer dressing - lighter layers, lighter colors, lighter fabrics. I'm inspired by this shot of the Salton Sea: its simplicity and color palette are exactly what I'm looking for this spring. The fabrics I'm especially looking for are silk, cotton, and chambray.
Here are a few things I'm inspired by as the rain clouds return and I'm left only dreaming about the warmer weather to come.
Complex Geometries white cotton jersey square hood tank dress, Oak NYC