Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Youth are starting to change

"Are you starting to change? Are you together?"

Yes; I am together. I've been going through the change of having a second surgery on my gums, and trust me, it isn't very fun. I can't smile, I can't eat any hard foods, and I can barely talk without sounding extremely strange. I sound kind of like a squeaky mouse right now, except a lot less cute (but were mice ever cute in the first place? I have no idea). Enough with my complaining. I've been pretty tired lately and not doing much. I love summer, but I'm kind of looking forward to school again. Then I'll get to see everyone everyday. I'm kinda bored right now, since Frankie is at water polo camp and Hannah is...somewhere...haha.

I AM OBSESSED with music. Anyone else?? I thought I'd share a few songs that you should definitely take a listen to.

The Youth by MGMT- my current blog post title! The Youth is an amazing song, please check it out. I think it's one of the best by MGMT. They're very psychedelic and groovy, and this song is just...pure amazingness. I love the lyrics, they're simple yet still beautiful in their clarity.

Flashing Lights by Kanye West- Uhmm sincerely awesome song. The voice of the lady saying "flashing lights" is uber sensual, and the (synthesized?) violin line is to die for. As usual, Kanye spits some tight rhymes while the chorus has some somewhat thoughtful lyrics (As I recall I know you love to show off, but I never thought that you would take it this far, but what do I know?). Even though this may "just be a rap song", it's haunting.

Fuck the Pain Away by Peaches- All I have to say is lolz. It's good though.

Punkbitch by 3OH!3- I'm obsessed with the synthline, and how they use my favourite slang adjective - mad. "We datin' mad models and popping mad bottles tonight." I don't really like the band's overall music itself though.

You should also listen to Mirah, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Panda Bear, Röyksopp, MF Doom, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes, the Blood Brothers, The Magnetic Fields, The Pipettes, Benassi Bros, Ratatat, YACHT, and much much more that I'm not thinking of right now.

I will leave you with the incredibly sexy video for Flashing Lights by Kanye West. It reminds me of an old movie from the 50's but way sleazier.

Monday, August 4, 2008

I found blood and I saw stars

Today I had to have surgery done on my gums. I have recessive gum tissue, so I had an operation about a year ago to try to make my bottom gums thicker. It didn't work on some of my teeth, so this year I had to have a different type of operation, during which they take tissue from the top of the palate of the patient and sew it to the site of the grafts. It wasn't too bad, and it didn't hurt at all until afterward. Now I just have a bit of pain and discomfort, but nothing too bad. I just hope that recovery doesn't take to long. Until then, no hard food and no using my mouth... blahhhh.

This past Thursday I went into Boston with my boyfriend Frankie. We took the train and then we took the subways to navigate through the city and to get into Cambridge, where we shopped in Harvard Square and ate. It was really fun. I bought two shirts and a pair of socks/stockings from Urban Outfitters and a skirt/dress from American Apparel. Frankie even bought two shirts and a hoodie from American Apparel (much to his father's dismay). I was kinda disappointed though, because they didn't have any loafers in UO (at least, from what I could tell) and Frankie would absolutely NOT let me buy the fake glasses from there. They'd apparently make me look like a "tool". Pshhh yeah right, hehehe. But he bought me red aviator sunglasses, so it was okay.

Here are a couple of outfits that I've worn the past few days, including the clothes that I bought.

Shirt: UO, High-waisted skirt: American Apparel

My camera was not loving my face in these pics, so I edited/cropped it out. I love the design on the skirt. Ever since I saw the new striped version of the high-waisted skirt on, I wanted to buy it. However, when I saw it in the store, it didn't look that great. I looked through the rack and found this blue-printed version of it, and I just absolutely adored it. You can't tell by the pictures, but it makes my eyes stand out.

Shirt: UO, Skirt: F21

Yeah, I don't know. I like this outfit because of the contrast between the bright, bright pink and the black, but it's just okay.

And, just for your entertainment, here is a pic of Frankie and I.

We're cool.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Deep down inside I know love will survive.

I am obsessed with slips. Ever since I saw The Dreamers, starring the gorgeous Michael Pitt and the elegant Eva Green, I've been desiring one. I have not a clue how, or why, I've become drawn to an item of clothing that would be hard to wear without exposing myself to the whole world, but I just have. In The Dreamers, Eva wears a beautiful, long, see-through dress that looks like some sort of slip to me. It's somehow sexy and classy at the same time. Take a look:

It's so pretty! I think I'm just drawn to pretty things... In any case, I browsed to check out what slips they had, since they're not very expensive and somewhat nice. I found two that I like, one a bit more scandalous than the other but I love both.

I can describe the above slip in one word: soft. It's beautiful and dainty and somewhat intricate yet still simple, and I'm just in love with it. I have no idea how I would ever wear it in public, but it's darling, and that's all that matters.

The second slip... Well, I adore lace, so I love how "all out" this slip is. However, I'm debating whether it's trashy or not (not that I would wear it in public/without anything underneath or over it).
I found another slip that I like a lot, too. I think it would be a lot more easy to pull off than the other ones that I like. The models in the photographs on the website are wearing it with dresses underneath, so it could work. I'm most likely going into Boston/Cambridge next week, so I'll have a ball in the Urban Outfitters there, trying on slips and just generally being silly. Hoorah.

Monday, July 21, 2008

99 Luftballons

Lately I feel like I live in the 80's. I've been listening to 80's music, scanning pictures of my parents from the 80's (as work for my mom), and wearing 80's-styled clothing. I LOVE IT. The 80's=epic win, even if it produced the scariness of this. So of course, this outfit was heavily influenced by one of my favourite decades.

Sweatshirt: American Apparel, Shorts: Forever 21, shoes: passed down from my aunt

I loooooove these sailor style shorts from F21. They're amazing. And not to mention cheap. The AA sweatshirt is totally reminiscent of the 80's style because of its brightness and bagginess, and its comfy sort of vibe. My heels are actually from the 80's. I found them in a box underneath my bed, and my mom thinks they were from either her or her sister's wedding. I love the heels, but I suck at walking in them so I don't know if I'm going to try that again anytime soon.

Anyways, I've been having a pretty good summer. I'm working for my mom, scanning photographs as I mentioned before, and I've been hanging out with friends, mostly my boyfriend Frankie and my friend Hannah. Since I go to a boarding school most of my close friends live really far away so I can't get together with them at this time. In any case, I've been having fun.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Rocket in the Sky

Story Time!
Yesterday, as I was trying to pick out what to wear, I rummaged through my bottom drawer desparately looking for a pair of shorts. Though I like the ones I own, none of them seemed to capture what I felt like that day. All of a sudden, my wide-legged jeans caught my eye. They're high-waisted and have a cute button that I sewed on the top in replace of the cheap one F21 provided. I thought for a second about those jeans, about how they look great on tall people, and sadly remembered my own height: 5' 3". I decided that I'd cut and cuff the jeans to make them into shorts, even though they were semi-new, but they'd never look good on me otherwise, so I went ahead and did it. They turned out great, but my mom was less than pleased because we had bought them a few months ago. After a long talking-to about my "irresponsibility" due to this event, I still believed that making those jeans into shorts was worth it.

Sweater: Lux, Shorts (originally jeans): Forever 21

Monday, July 14, 2008

Facehunter Favourites

Some of these outfits are loud and bright, and some are soft and sweet, but I love them all nonetheless. I guess I have a diverse range of taste.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


I'm Victoria. I'm a girl.
I like fashion. I dislike makeup.
I like music. I like movies.
I am passionate.
I will surprise you, I will speak the obvious.
I am captivating, I am eloquent.
I am boring, I am blatant.
I am just like everyone else in the way that I am unlike anyone else.
I am a living paradox.