Archive for May, 2009

styel icon: cory kennedy

May 26, 2009

there are a lot of haters out there, but the lovely ms. cory kennedy doesn’t let that cramp her style.  people love to hate her for being young, beautiful, and above all, stylish.  but i love to love her because she’s truly got her own style that’s random as hell but somehow cohesive at once. 

many people think she’s famous for no reason, but here’s the real reason she’s skyrocketed to the neon-lights of fame: she was “discovered” by mark “the cobrasnake” hunter, and photographed for him website. people loved the pictures of her, and she gained a following online. mark introduced her to the nylon staffers, where she then scored herself a sweet regular column, cory’s corner.  since then she’s been the spokesmodel for beauty brands like urban decay and sebastien, and still remains a fixture in nylon and other fashion and art magazines today.

all below pics from thefashionspot.com:

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styel icon x 1298463829475293!

-allison

i don’t like to kill, but i’ve got poison in my bite

May 25, 2009

here’s a little look i’ve put together that seems perfect for any occasion….

face dress by tutu blue, available at pixiemarket.com layered under…

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this chambray shirt from l.l. bean.

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pair that with these red tights by we love colors…

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 and top (or bottom?) the look off with these amazing seychelles shoes.

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-allison

off with your head, dance till you’re dead

May 25, 2009

i’ve been listening to yeah yeah yeah’s new cd it’s blitz over and over again, especially the first two tracks, which give me neon and strobelight-infested dreams of amazing midnight raves in an old factory building or something. and if one was to attend one of these fantastic raves, here’s what one should wear:

am appy mesh dress in fuschia…

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layer the twiggy t from karmaloop.com over it…

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pair them with these glorious tripp nyc gold leggings from karmaloop

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pull on this crazy cool am appy skirt over the leggings. you could even tuck in the twiggy t if you wanted…

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nothing says “rave” quite like these melissa turquoise jelly shoes

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this bangle by steven shein is pure awesomeness

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this necklace by steven shein says it all…

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top the look off with some sweet sunshiney shades and you’re ready to rave!

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rave rave rave

-allison

raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…

May 22, 2009

these are a few of my favorite things:

1) printed leggings….so much better than pants. psh…pants.

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2)frye boots- sturdy and stylish all in one. plus, motor cycle boots have a way of just making you feel badass even when your wearing them with a sweatshirt with little kittens on it…

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3) i love a good cat eye.

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4) rayban wayfarers. a bit overdone with the hipster set, so it’s not really “cool” to like them anymore. see this is the way it works: a few cool people like something, then it catches on and knockoff are being sold at forever 21 or some shit, and then it’s not cool to like them anymore, cause everyone is wearing them. however, continuing to like something despite this is pretty cool, i think. they are still my favorites.

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5) zoya nail polish in “lola”- the absolute best shade of neon pink ever.

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6) moleskine note books are amazing. the pages are smooth and thin, and the sleek, discreet black exterior makes you look like you are probably writing something very interesting (or at least angst-ridden) to passers by.

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7) my hello kitty back pack. seriously, that’s all i even need to say. so unbadass that its actually badass.

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8) urban decay anything

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9) nylon and missbehave magazines. they are both awesome in their own way. p.s. RIP missbehave, you will be greatly missed. and nylon, don’t keep putting pretentious, mainstream bitches on your cover, you can do better than that. other than the fact that one of them has been axed and the other is slowly going to magazine hell, i love them dearly.

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10) call me blair waldorf all you want, but i love outlandish headbands.

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-allison

au revoir mes amies…

May 22, 2009

missbehave

 

i am completely beside myself. my all-time favorite magazine and website has gone down the shitter. i’m talking about MissBehave. it was the only hilarious, brutally honest, truly alternative magazine out there, and now it’s gone. and i am PISSED. samantha, the head of it or whatever, has decided to end the business that was MB to be a stay at home mom. for serious bitch? really? what about all your loyal readers??? why not just hand the business over to someone awesome, like sarah morrisson???? she’d be cool. or even fucking sinead for that matter? at least the bitch cares about the magazine more that this samantha person does. 

 

okay my rant is over. 

 

 

thanks for reading it haha!

-allison

one more time

May 20, 2009

yes, that was our prom theme this year, “one more time.” do i understand it? no. did i go? yes. was it awesomely bad? also yes.  honestly, they mixed that awful “don’t stop believing” journey song in with like, techno beats. then we took a brief dip into the ninties (and not it a good way) with some more shitty tunes. but here are my pictures anyway:

ellie, amy, and moi

ellie, amy, and moi

the lads. matt, stephen, and nick

the lads. matt, stephen, and nick

in front of the chi

in front of the chi

i wanna hear the whistle blow and the feelings go…

May 12, 2009

here’s a look i’m really into for the summer:

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summer is shorts season. but if you’re like me and don’t feel super comfortable bearing it all in a pair of daisy dukes, and find bermuda shorts to be a little too country-club for you, then these free people shorts are a perfect solution. it’s as if the aforementioned daisy dukes and bermudas had a totally bad ass love child.

since the shorts are longer, you can definetly go skimpier on top.  this slim cut tank top is cool and easy, and has a not-trying-too-hard vibe to it. 

the bag adds a great pop of color. i usually think the term “pop of color” is kind of stupid, something used when 40 year old fashion editors at magazines like glamour or some bullshit want you to add a kicky shoe to your black pantsuit. but anyways, the bag is a great color and it “pops” so i will use the term here.

the bracelet and shoes are both nice additions, keeping up with the effortless, slightly punky look.

-allison

daaaaaamn boy, what’s wrong with you?

May 10, 2009

taylor hollingsworth is my new favorite person. ever. he’s really talented musically, but that’s beside the point. the fact that he can man handle a guitar like no one’s business is just a side note to his greatness. he seems like he usually wears that trucker hat to cover up his hair because it hasn’t been washed in days. and for that, i love him. he has the only southern accent i have ever been attracted to. seriously. it’s actually endearing. and for that, i love him. he is hot as hell. and for that, i love him. oh, and he wrote and sings lead on one of my favorite songs, snake hill. and for that, i love him.

mr. taylor hollingsworth, southern down home boy extraordinare:

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-allison

it’s finally hereeeeeee!

May 5, 2009

my all-time favorites, conor oberst and the mystic valley band, have a new cd out today. and it’s fucking amazing. literally everysong.

the glorious cover

the glorious cover

the entire band is amazing. they all contribute to every single song with an important part. and it’s not just a vehicle to boost conor to even more super stardom either. the other band members, like macey taylor, nik freitas, jason boesel, and taylor hollingsworth all have songs they’ve written and sing lead vocals on too. 

my personal favorite song is roosevelt room. originally in the lineup for a new bright eyes cd, it’s probably the first bad ass classic rock song ever since i’ve been alive.

lyrically and melodically, all the songs are beautiful. they don’t cut any corners, these boys.

so go out to your local record store and buy yourself outer south. it won’t disappoint you, believe me. i just bought mine and am listening to it as we speak 😀

-allison

sugar anything you wanna do

May 4, 2009

i felt like a bit of a blog.

this is my friends and i. they are wonderful.

me and chelsea....at shizue's

me and chelsea....at shizue's

me and min...at earwax

me and min...at earwax

me and eve...at nyfa

me and eve...at nyfa

yes. cloisters = love

yes. cloisters = love

jessye and me... train

jessye and me... train

 

that’s it. just felt like posting a bit about my life. check out the ABCs of styel. i enjoyed writing it.

STYEL