Sunday, April 18, 2010

And we are all together.

Last Friday I went to a cool little dive called Jarito's on South First street to see an awesome Beatles cover band play, The Eggmen. Besides the intolerably long wait for our food, the evening was really great. The Eggmen really have their act together. Best of all was seeing all the people, regardless of age, shape, or style dancing in front of the stage. That room was literally filled with radiance and joy. In the same way you can "cut the tension with a knife" in a stressful room, this room was tingling with an awesome buzz of people singing along and moving their bodies to the songs they knew by heart or associated specific memories with. It felt amazing. 

"As we live a life of ease,
Everyone of us has all we need."

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Found in Austin: SOCO

A pup from the pet adoption trailer. I wish dogs could live in the dorms!
This happy hydrant was spotted hanging by a retro hot rod during the car show last Friday

Miguel, Kelsey, and Clara made this yummy sundae at Amy's
A limo I later learned was carrying the glam Gala Darling
A famously phallic SOCO sign.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter Tuesday.

Here's the outfit I wore to go to Mother's (mmm) with the lovely Katy and also to spend Easter with my family in San Antonio. I played Pokemon cards for the first time in a DECADE. Also, Easter marked the end of my contact celibacy. My mom brought me more contacts so I no longer have to wear outfits that only compliment my very flamboyant purple glasses. YEAH!

  • shirt: Buffalo Exchange $10
  • skirt: Target $12
  • necklace: gift from Dayna
  • shoes: Payless $15
I might just one day migrate from my trusty fire escape stair case. But then again, I don't know. It's cozy. :]

A cute little bird necklace my sister made for me! Plus, a close up of the print on my shirt.

Here are the flats I customized when I was 15 a la Miranda July in "Me & You & Everyone We Know". They survived many years of rain storms, teen angst, and sockless days. Can't you tell?


Q: What are you doing tomorrow between 10 am and 6pm?

A :Um. Going to the Omni Hotel at San Jac & 8th (or at 7th & Brazos if you're confused and disoriented like Kelly and I). 


ATX Auctions bought a barrel load of vintage clothing from the 40s 50s 60s 70s and 80s from a Vintage Store that had to close due to bankruptcy before they even opened. Now they are selling over 4000 PIECES  all for less than ten bucks a pop.

The event was held in a conference room in the hotel. It was a very minimal set-up, lacking hangers, dressing rooms, or any lasting organization. However, I didn't mind too much -- it's all part of the thrill of the hunt! Also, let me say how pleased I was with the lack of catty wedding dress outlet-esque women brawls that one would normalyl expect from such an event. But maybe it's because Kelly and I went an hour before they closed at 10 tonight and all the best finds had already been fought for to the death. Perhaps. Anyhoo, I bought a kimono, a vest, and a dress for $18. SUCCESS.

Today and tomorrow are the only days so GO GO GO and spend to your thrifty and fashionable hearts' desires!

Link to the Facebook event can be found HERE

Find it in Austin @ the Omni Hotel, 700 San Jacinto

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Now with bigger outfit photos!

Now that I have this spiffy new wide three column layout, I have more room to make my outfit photos a little bigger. Woo! 

Here goes it: 
Dress: Thrifttown $10
Tights: American Apparel Flea Market $5
Shoes: Target $17
Belt: Thrifttown $3.50

This is sort of an outdated outfit, back from the last day of SXSW. I'm a naughty blogger! Maybe just busy. Anyway, voila! 

What I've Been Up To/Why this Outfit Post is Ridiculously Late

- Working on applying to internships! One is to work in a contemporary art museum on the interactive program and the second is to edit footage of humanitarian aid testimonials

- SCHOOL. Cliche right? I have two tests this week (government and nutrition) and a paper about Citizen Kane and it's historical influence due 

- Creating my Humanities contract. It's this honors program at UT where you get to create your own degree, but you have to comb the course catalog, write letters of appeal, visit advisers, yadda yadda yadda.  I'm centering mine around art and culture's social and political influence.

- Having office hours/dinner with amazing professors. Laura Dixon is my young, nerdy-cool Film Narrative teacher. She and I had a long conversation about Miranda July and living in NYC and other cool things. Dr. Barbara Harlow was my Humanitarian Aid professor last semester. 2 other students and myself had dinner with Dr. Harlow on Thursday and I'm feeling really inspired to use art and media for social change. 

- Going to wicked concerts. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists and Julia Nunes. Be jealous.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Call your friends 'cause we've forgotten what it's like to eat what's rotten

I’ve been a TL&Rx fan since sophomore year, but never considered myself to be a super fan or even all that knowledgeable about their history or following. So I was a little surprised to find Ted Leo as a 40-something man with graying hair and punk rock stylings instead of the younger, Brit pop-hipster image I imagined. Of course, this misconception was based purely on his youthful tenor voice sans vibrato or grit of any sort. And call me crazy, but I didn’t really realize until I saw them in person that Ted Leo & the Pharmacists are part of the punk scene.

Haha. I guess I’m not very good at deciphering genre.

The concert was enjoyable, yes. I can’t help but compare it to the Frank Turner concert (folk punk vs. pop punk?) that was at the same venue (Emo’s) back in January.  Frank Turner’s concert was definitely a more emotionally moving experience and perhaps more enjoyable but need not take away from last night’s experience.

The band did a great job of playing a mix of old favorites and new would-be singles from their latest album. Luckily. Leo addressed the “Me & Mia” request early on in the set to prevent the rowdy punk drunk love of the song to get in the way of enjoying whichever new tunes the band performed.

Ted Leo was a charismatic and likeable emcee, smoothly transitioning between songs with a certain rapport with the audience that made you feel as though you were just with a couple of friends in a shitty bar watching some buddies jam.

Most worth noting is Ted Leo’s refreshing vocals. He has a very distinct voice that played out just as well live as on the record. It’s always a nerve wrecking experience that moment before you see a band live for the first time and you wonder if its going to sound anything at all like you imagined or iTunes made them sound at 2 in the morning in your dorm room.

I may have had the best seat in the house planted on top of that a/c unit. I saw over the heads of the whole crowd, lazily got to rest my bones, and didn’t have to mingle with the sweat and liquored bodies of the 4:1 ratio of men to women in the crowd. Overall? A good night.

Mother superior jumped the gun

I'm a fan of retro fashion, outdated photographs, bringing back kitsch, and nostalgia. I love this site. And I think you should visit it and fall in love, too. I present ...

(Above) Autumn raiding her mother, Linda's, closet in a patchwork dress from the 70's.


EDIT: Just to clarify that picture nor the blog itself is mine or about me/my mom. Sorry for the confusion!

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