Mary Cassatt [not so] Modern Woman

Earlier this week i was cleaning out my disaster of a room when i stumbled across a book of Mary Cassatt impressionism paintings and such. I love how in a lot of her pictures you can see how certain styles of dress have evolved since the 1800s.




The hipster hat.

Not sure about this one, but it's classy.


what the hell was wrong with me?

In short, let's just say I've come a very, VERY long way this year. But since I have all the time in the world right now and a year to reflect on, I guess I might as well just go into the dirty details of the whole gory, unfortunate, and PAINFUL first month of my school year. Okay, I'm exaggerating a little bit...but it was pretty torturous. And let's just say it was the polar opposite of fabulous. Mostly due to one, minuscule thing.....MARCHING BAND (gags). And actually, it really wasn't that minuscule, mainly because if you were wearing that THING (I don't think we could safely classify it as an outfit for fear of being arrested by the fashion police) in a crowd, I promise you would've been noticed. The only part of the THING that was almost acceptable was the beret (it wasn't completely acceptable because it was made out of this putrid hunter green felt-like fabric that was itchy as all hell). That would be in lieu of those tall, clunky helmets with the ridiculous feathers on top. But the overall ensemble was just ECH. Not to mention my school's colors are dark green and gold, also not the prettiest of color combinations. So naturally, I was despondent through the whole ordeal of band. I mean, don't get me wrong, playing an instrument (I played the flute) is actually fun. But the marching...uh uh.

Hello me.

Yes, that would be Katherine Hepburn. In DOTS.

An M.C. Escher. Well, my take on it.

Still life. With some unidentified fruits and vegetables thrown in.

So I switched into studio art, where I was considerably less miserable....almost even happy (let's not forget, this is still SCHOOL). I had a pretty fun class, while we were a little on the, well, um, rowdy side. Quite honestly, as long as my projects got done on time, I couldn't have cared less. Which was hardly ever. I mean, they were handed in on time. I just always seemed to find myself scrambling to finish the final part of the assignment...I tend to be an O.C.D. perfectionist at times....oftentimes.

The switch to art was a decision I 100% should have made before school started. But of course I didn't. Silly me. Well, all that matters is that I made it through the year alive (but slightly scarred from those marching band uniforms)!

Moral: Always do the thing that makes YOU happy. What you hate...eliminate.


what i've been up to whilst wasting my valuable time......

Oh no, I've been committing the crime of first degree blog neglect! Well, here are some styles and trends that I must say, I THOROUGHLY enjoy. A few weeks ago when I was strolling along Fifth Avenue (aka shopper's paradise), I naturally had to stop in at one of my favorite stores that gives me style inspiration: none other than Bergdorf Goodman! My two favorite things to look at there are definitely the shoes and the eveningwear. I think that would probably be due to my insane attraction to insane-looking things (exhibit A: the purple Versace gown)! And it's never too early to start looking at those crazy stilettos that I could only imagine owning (along with the blisters that would most likely match).
As for my go-to accessory inspiration shop: Henri Bendel. That store is the absolute epitome of hip and trendy accessories. And me being a jewelry lover....it's just pure heaven. :) I really hope none of the employees minded my shoving more than a few very large pieces of jewelry onto my relatively small body.
Switching gears a little bit: finally, school is winding down! Hopefully after final exam madness I'll actually have the leisure of posting on here. Enjoy the pics and goodnight!

Looks like tissue paper, no?

I like sequins. :)

Rainboots that look like they're made out of lace? Captivating.....

Mixing prints.....crazy or cool (or a combination of the two)?

This is what I'd like to call a ballgown for the battlefield.