"…sentimental music has this great way of taking you back somewhere at the same time it takes you forward, so you feel nostalgic and hopeful all at the same time."
-High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
I have two specific sentimental songs in mind when I think of this Nick Hornby quote above. The first song is "April Come She Well" by Simon and Garfunkel (How Apropos as April 1st is tomorrow?). The song is so beautiful that I don't know whether to cry or feel infinite joy. It was featured on The Graduate, my favorite film.
The next song "Feel Flows" by The Beach Boys floods me with the same emotions. Incidentally, I found illustrations of the lyrics on Katie C. Turner's Flickr. The song makes you feel both sentimental about the past and hopeful for the future.
Although the memories of Mr. Belding on Saved By The Bell do make me feel both Nostalgic and Hopeful, I doubt that his Karaoke Album will. I have not listened to it, but I assume that it does not deserve to reside in a category alongside The Beach Boys and Simon and Garfunkel. Despite this discrepancy, I had to seize the opportunity to conclude with this gem of a find:
Oh, Guy Ritchie. You already know that I like to dance. So naturally, this was my pretty much my favorite part of this film Rock 'N Rolla. Watch Thandie Newton. She's got some sweet,sweet moves.The video skips a little bit, but you get the point.
Both seasons and events have changed in the life of my roommate, and we needed to do some good 'ole fashion cheering up for her. Cure= dress up and go shoot pictures in the park and pretend like we are modeling! That's exactly what we did a few days ago.
We are both language assistants (she German, me English) in France at a high school, thrown together from different cultures and countries into one apartment, bonded by mutual confusion of French behavior.
"Spring is here....WOOOHOO! So excited that it's sunny," [I open my closet door], "OH wait, I have NOTHING to wear." You see, my uniform consists of black, layers, leggings and boots. Par exemple, the outfit today:
(headband and leggings from Camaieu, Edie Sedgwick top and earrings from Urban Outfitters, dress from H&M this summer, black leather boots by Gianni Bini)
Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
Why you never see bright colors on my back,
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.
Why the black? Unfortunately, I do not have spiritual and profound reasons for wearing all black Johnny Cash in his song "The Man in Black."
And I definitely don't "Dress in black and read Camus, smoke cloves cigarettes and drink Vermouth, like I was seventeen" in the Magnetic Fields song. I'm not aiming to be the depressed/ tortured artist-hipster.
...nor do I dabble in goth or black-magic.
I just like to wear black!That's a part of why I love France. You can be head to toe in black all year long without needing a reason.
However, suddenly, my unflinching love for black is replaced with a desire for flowery prints and "milk shake" colors.
Yet, I fear for looking like one giant cupcake. (picture to the left from Fashematics.com)
Nevertheless, I will make it a goal to dress more cupcake-esque this season. Maybe if I were able to buy these outfits from Miu Miu, I would have a little more motivation. A girl can dream, right?
This ring is added to my "Wislisht" by Eddie Borgo. It's called "Bear Trap" and it retails at $225.
I like it because it reminds me of a shark's mouth more than a bear trap. Photo found on Fashion Poetic.
I discovered Eddie Borgo by watching a video on The Urban Outfitter's blog where he discussed his inspiration for his new collection. He was inspired by Tim Burton and Beetle Juice, therefore, I was automatically wooed. You see, I saw that movie an unmentionable amount of times as a child, as all children do with there favorite films. This scene got me every time.
The title of this blog originates from Joni Mitchell's "People's Parties": "They've got stamps of many countries/ They've got passport smiles." In sum, this blog is dedicated to musings on Travel, culture, art and fashion. Take off your coat. Make a cup of tea. Stay for a while.