magic moments

it's fitting that my final post of 2011 is a nashville post because the two weeks i spent there were truly the best two weeks of the year.
on day five in tennessee the boy and i took a tour of the ryman auditorium. it's the "church of country music". it's an incredible concert hall with arguably the best acoustics in the world, so much history in those walls. displayed in it's halls are all the hatch show print posters that have been made for recent shows held at the ryman. i wish i could have seen them all, bruce springsteen, van morrison, patty griffin, the list goes on and on...
wearing: aritzia denim shirt, alternative apparel tee, j brand cargos, sam edelman boots, pendleton bag
Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac on Grooveshark
tonight i'm going to be channelling stevie nicks in a vintage sheer black maxi to celebrate not only the new year, but also my friends, jackie and mike's wedding!
here's to an amazing 2012 with lots of love, luck and laughter.


where were you while we were getting high

day four in nashville. morning shopping in the gulch - the best sweet potato pancakes at pancake pantry - an afternoon in centennial park taking pics at the parthenon, checking out the outdoor concert and sharing bbq at hog heaven with the boy - getting ready for saturday night at paradise trailer park - make up on - chilling with chet atkins while the boy hit the atm - rocking out to jason james and participating in one of the weirdest/bestest sing-a-longs in history: a southern accented rendition of champagne supernova - finally me and my jovi tee enjoying the bright lights of broadway.
Champagne Supernova by Oasis/oasis on Grooveshark
wearing daytime: artizia sweater and sweats, urban outfitters tee, rayban oversized wayferers, chucks
wearing night time: club monaco skinnies, bon jovi vintage tee, h&m sweater, pendleton bag, sam eldeman boots


lisbeth salander/rooney mara

rooney mara and daniel craig at the new york premiere of girl with the dragon tattoo

all of rooney's premiere looks this week have been edgy and oh so lisbeth, but this prabal gurung/christian louboutin combo is my favourite.
it blends the tough edge of her character with the softer, sexier rooney, so gorgeous.
i can't wait to see this movie, i adored the book series and the swedish films.

#1 blogger crush - caroline blomst of caroline's mode

caroline is the queen the effortless model off duty looks
everything she wears i want and she styles it all perfectly, lots of skinnies/great coats/ankle boots/tees and balenciaga...
she is my favourite personal style blogger and inspires me so much
proving simplicity, wearing what you love and special key pieces can make you stand out more than all the colour, sparkle and "flare" in the world.

follow her blog caroline's mode here, although i'm sure you do already.
also check out caroline loves it, her must buys > covet!
stockholm street style, the best street style blog out there which she edits.
and c-mode, her ipad magazine app that is the #1 reason i want to get an ipad.


kate moss for vibe magazine - 1994

vintage mossy circa 1994
these incredible shots were taken by dana lixenberg in nyc for vibe magazine, but never ran.
they've been released in the new Vs. magazine and i can't wait to get a copy for full size images.
i mean kate in a gangsta parka, my 90's heart swells, definite wall gracers.
thanks for discotheque confusion for the heads up.

take me down to paradise park

day 3 in nashville - headed over to hillsboro village to check out the shops and grab breakfast at fido cafe. i ate their mcfido (above picture) sandwich 3 times while i was in nashville #obsession it's a must visit, great atmosphere, coffee and food. after buying a gorgeous wooden ships knit from posh boutique and some jewelry at pangaea the boy and i walked over to the belmont university area to check out a vintage store called local honey. i bought a 90's floral maxi skirt, but unfortunately not the incredibly rad patrick swayze shirt i'm wearing above. there are so many cute houses and buildings in the area so i grabbed some outfit shots in front of one. i had to show you guys my "tammy taylor" jeans, can't go to tennessee without some flares.

later that night i changed into my favourite bruce springsteen tee and the boy and i headed to paradise park (i left the new cowboy hat at home). every friday and saturday the jason james band plays the country/rock classics and they kill it. by midnight the astroturf floor is soaked with beer and everyone is singing along to every song. especially these two... the kids love the park.
Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show on Grooveshark
wearing: topshop jacket, aerie sweater, vintage tee, citizens of humanity jeans, sam elderman boots and a stetson hat.

boyfriend and girlfriend

yuri and tati
that alone makes this a great editorial,
add brooklyn streets, bohemian love and some incredible sunglasses and you get perfection.

tati cotliar and yuri pleskun shot by jason kibbler for twin magazine f/w2011
src.fashion gone rogue


i left my ♡ in nashville

how do i even start with nashville? i had truly the best time and i wish that i was still there... in fact being back home put me in quite the funk, missed my love and missed the city itself. still, i can't wallow forever, so hopefully getting back to the things i love, like this little blog, will help me get through the long distance heartache.
day one in nash. was a write off. i travelled all day, was awake for 30+ straight hours (flying anxiety) - all i wanted to do was get there and see the boy. the exploring didn't start until day 2 with a walk down to broadway (if you don't know nashville that's where all the bars/honky tonks are and it's the main downtown strip). on the way we made a detour through printer's alley. a small side street of bars and one famous "gentleman's club" that are all housed in former bordellos, ooooh scandalous.
on broadway we popped into robert's western world for a refreshment(s) and then onto hatch show print, an awesome old school print shop that creates a lot of the posters for nashville concerts. i fell in love and wanted to buy all their pieces.
i loved this wall - blog shots time. my boy was so sweet to humor me with all the pictures.
we finished the day at the foot of broadway by the cumberland river. there are so many great public spaces in nashville.
that night we went to jacks, the most famous bbq spot in nashville and it did not disappoint - serious hangover after that meal. i love how in nashville you can get sweet tea and lemonade everywhere #arnoldpalmersaremyfavourite
what i wore out that night to jacks and to honky tonk at tootsies- please excuse the lighting, it's so dark in the boys apartment.
ipod shots at jacks. me and the boy and our plates. i had pulled pork, mac and cheese and coleslaw. yum.

outfit 1: sweater- h&m, jeans- urban outfitters, necklace- jewelmint, boots- sam edelman louies, sunnies- rayban, bag- pendleton
outfit 2: sweater and tank- aritzia, shorts- urban outfitters, tights- h&m