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songs and memory

Posted in Uncategorized by eatlooklisten on March 5, 2009

Another video post.

Do you have songs that take you to specific places and times? There are some songs for me, no matter how ridiculous or cheesy or bad, that will transport me to very specific moments in my life. This song reminds me of around the time this song was popular – I was about 5 or 6. I remember the bedroom in that house in Lombard. I remember the smell and feel of the brown carpet, and the generic cartoon-y pillowcases that my parents still probably have. I remember the twin bed handed down from my sister that I now dutifully slept in, instead of crawling into bed with my parents like I used to. I remember my school uniform hung on my closet door knob, a white shirt with a peter pan collar and a brown, white and yellow plaid jumper, the fabric synthetic and scratchy and thin, so if I poked my pencil through I could make a hole and just massage the fibers back into place. I remember the specific feeling of the space, the air thick with quiet, how it looked in the dark, how hollow the radio sounded as I fell asleep with this song playing. The other song that does this to me? “Part Time Lover” by Stevie Wonder. See, I told you they were bad.

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thinking about clothes

Posted in Uncategorized by eatlooklisten on January 4, 2009

Now that school is looming large in the next couple weeks, naturally my thoughts turn to my wardrobe. What classes to take? When can I start looking for internships? What supplies do I need? Eh, who cares when there are outfits to think about?

Obviously I’m not being serious, but it is fun to think about. I’ve always discussed the “{insert season here} fashion plan” with people, but I don’t ever think I’d a) put it into practice or b) properly described it until now. I realize I’m ripping off the lovely Making It Lovely, but it’s more of a homage to it, and also a throwback to the countless Photoshop collages I did while working in fashion. Ugh, typing that out still looks weird – like “working in fashion” denotes that my job was super cool and exciting, when really I was just lucky and it was much more normal than it sounds. But that’s another rant for another day. Onto the clothes!

winterspringbts-casual1

This is a casual/everyday look, and pretty much how I dress anyway, except it’s like I got to go on a shopping spree.
Bag: Mini-Citizen bag, Chromebags.com
Necklace: Pyrite and sterling silver long necklace, RedChair @ Etsy.com
Empire-waisted sweater: New York & Co.
Jeans: Z. Cavaracci, Torrid (I own these already)
Scarf: Villains print sheer jersey scarf, luchaworkship @ Etsy.com
Earrings: Forever 21
Bangle: Forever 21
Shoes: Adidas Oddity lows (youth size), Piperlime
Watch: Baby-G, eBay

winterspringbts-dress

This is more of a “dressy” look, say if I had an an art show or a dinner or something.
Bag: Hayden-Harnett for Target canvas hobo, Target
Belt: Torrid
Cardigan: V-neck short sleeve cardigan, J. Crew
Dress: Angelica lace dress, Juicy Couture @ Nordstrom
Shoes: Marc Jacobs @ Piperlime
Scarf: Unisex circular scarf, American Apparel
Tights: blue herringbone, Look From London
Earrings: 80’s style doorknockers, GirlProps

What do you think?

two great swedes

Posted in Uncategorized by eatlooklisten on December 13, 2008

go great together.

Oh wait, there are members of the Concretes and the Shout Out Louds. Officially best video find (of the day). I’m constantly mystified by the superior quality of pop music that comes out of Sweden (insert ABBA joke here). But seriously. Magic!

chicago politics gone crazy

Posted in Uncategorized by eatlooklisten on December 9, 2008

Chicagoist is liveblogging the press conference regarding Gov. Blagojevich’s arrest. Serioiusly, the douchebaggery knows no bounds. So much bribing! Wanting to pull an 8 million dollar funding grant to the Children’s Memorial Hospital becuase he didn’t get any kickback? WOW. 2009 is going to be intresting for Chicago politics, to say the least.

What to get your design nerd friend for Christmas

Posted in Uncategorized by eatlooklisten on December 5, 2008

Why hello there!

Look, it’s the perfect gift for your design-dork friend or mate: the Pannetone. Get it? GET IT? Wakka-wakka! It’s pretty amusing, though, albeit a TAD too twee. Still brought the LOLs here!

Via Apartment Therapy Chicago.

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