Tag Archives: Books

Congratulations Style Me Pretty

The wonderful creative minds over at Style Me Pretty have released their book today on bookshelves and I couldn’t be more excited about this news. After all, they are the ones that remind me everyday of love’s existence and how beautiful it can be. I can’t wait to hole myself up in Barnes & Noble and rifle through these pages. Yes, I realize that I could buy this book, but this poor post grad is unable to at the time.

Sad day. Regardless, this is a huge step for the wedding blog and one that I hope I can follow in the same footsteps with Yow Yow!

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The Weekend: 5 Things

1. Homeland

It is amazing how quickly I have ramped up on this addictive television series. This past weekend, I managed to get Samantha to watch one episode with me and three with my family. However, they got to episode 7  ALL ON THEIR OWN.

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Razrs

photo cred | Cool Material

Before the iPhone, there was another model that everyone just had to have: the Razr. And where do all good phones go to die? Ebay of course – though I’m not sure why anyone would want to purchase the Razr these days – so outdated.

Kyle Williams found a creative way to bring these phones back to life. After purchasing 44 Razrs off the website, he peeled apart the layers to find old text messages, sexts (yes, even THOSE existed back then too,) pictures, and videos. The material was compiled and published in his new book Razrs.

Note to self? Delete all the memory and data started on my crackberry when I decide to replace it.

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Tavi Gevinson Schools Jimmy Fallon on the Bitchface

My teenage fashion icon Tavi Gevinson stopped by Jimmy Fallon earlier this week to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Rookie. During the interview, she also teaches him  how to perfect the bitch face and it is pretty silly. Watch the entire clip here on Late Night!

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Book Announcement

Style Me Pretty may not have been the first wedding blog that I ever stumbled upon, but it is, by far, my favorite. Everyday, I visit the blog for ideas, wedding videos, and photographs of real weddings from real people that inspire me to someday have the wedding I’ve always dreamed of. My friends and family have recently asked me to tone down my love for all things wedding inspired in conversation, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to refrain from it here on my blog. …And I won’t.

I am so excited that Abby Larson will be releasing her first book “Style Me Pretty Weddings” and you better believe that when I start planning my own that I will be making this purchase. Check out more details from it here.

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Men + Food

I came across two posts today regarding men and their food and rather than making two separate posts, (I’m into efficiency) I decided to combine them into one.

First off, I got both of these inspiration pieces from my favorite MAN blog Cool Material. It’s mostly for men slash just for men actually, but sometimes I think like a dude and can appreciate the things they love as well.

I know I recently took a hiatus from being in the kitchen, but I’m about to start up that work/life balance thing again and I’m going to have to find a way to make meals somehow for myself and for my guests. Also, one word – leftovers. Secondly, this book is called Mad Hungry. That’s hilarious. I want it.

Mad Hungry – $12

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Bourbon Marshmallow Bacon S’Mores

[Desserts for Dudes] < – - – See the entire list at the source!

I don’t understand. Why does this all have to be for guys? I would EAT this!

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A Collection Part 31

Hamburg.

Vacation time is great y’all! It allows me to get things done that I haven’t completed in 5 months like this post! Happy A Collection Day! and make the very most of your summer before it ends!

photo cred | Ren-Hang

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In the News…

Fashion

Joseph Gordon Levitt for Playboy Magazine [Source]

Condé Nast lets you play model in their new video game, Fashion Hazard, available on both iPhone and the iPad. [Source]

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas  puts her hair in the hands of celeb stylist Ted Gibson. [Source]

 

Music

Spin Magazine has cancelled their Nov/Dec issue. [Source]

Record label, Fueled By Ramen, is raising money to support The Academy Is… band member Andrew Bishop Mrotek AKA The Butcher. Andrew was violently mugged at the end of July and has been in and out of the ER undergoing several surgeries. He is also without health care and FBR has said that any support that fans can provide will significantly help towards his bills. [Source]

Remember that brawl between Chris Brown and Drake not too long ago? The nightclub is allegedly suing them for $16 million. [Source]

Lady Gaga x Kendrick Lamar collaboration on the way! [Source]

The Jonas Brothers will come together again for a one-time concert. [Source] I want this. 

Television

TLC taps into a new reality “looking for love” show called “Secret Princes.” [Source]

ABC’s Revenge has decided to make a re-cast decision for Emily’s mentor, Satoshi Takeda. [Source]

Teen Mom’s Farrah Abraham released a new music video. Apparently, auto tune is her best friend.  [SourceToo awful to actually post the video on my blog

ABC Family has cancelled “Jane By Design.” [Source]

NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ has laid off 20 employees. [Source]

Seattle

The city of Bremerton will re-name a street for Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian. [Source]

Amazon Local will begin delivering Capitol Hill’s Eltana bagels. [Source]

Other

Lauren Conrad made a huge mistake by releasing a new DIY video on her YouTube account today that showed her slicing up Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events and turning it into a storage project.  Fans of the series were not very happy and her video has since been deleted. [Source]

Top Chef Cruise 2013 [Source]

Could a men’s birth control be in the works? [Source]

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{Guest Post} By Andrea Augustinas

Embrace Your Inner Nerd

If you know me you know I’m not someone who pretends to have a lot of advice or wisdom to dispense, but in my travels I’ve cultivated one nugget of pseudo-wisdom:  one surefire way to help yourself “make it” in the “real world” is something I like to call embracing your inner nerd.  And no, I don’t mean buying yourself a pair of coke bottle glasses or quoting obscure books at your friends (trust me, it’s not charming).   I’m talking about immersing yourself in something(s) you love that most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about, making yourself knowledgeable, and letting your enjoyment of those things impact your life.

Nerds care about what matters and value people for who they are.  It’s a major misconception that you have to be intelligent to be a nerd.  Not so.  I would probably fail an 8th grade science test, yet I’m as sincere a nerd as they come.  Because that’s what counts with nerds—sincerity.  It doesn’t matter if we’re interested in the same things; if I can see you’re genuine in what you care about and it’s close to your heart, I respect that.  I have a friend who’s obsessed with all things Disney, another who unabashedly loves Sailor Moon, and even a friend who loses her mind over shows like Pretty Little Liars (hint: she runs this blog), and even though those things aren’t my particular cup of tea, those people are important to me because I value people who really, truly care about things.  If any of these people, hearing me mock something they love (and despite my nerd-solidarity I tend to do this), said “No, you’re right, it’s dumb,” I would instantly lose some respect for them.  I find that generally, people who can’t be sincere about something as simple as their interests will rarely be sincere in their relationships.

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A “Whatthecool” Roundup Of Things That Look Cool

- The book igloo sculptural installation designed by Columbian artist Miler Lagos. The title of this piece is “Home.”

- A Nintendo controller coffee table being sold on Etsy for $3,500

- Orange cat. After seeing this, I can officially say that playing with your food is still pretty cool.

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One Year Ago Today

- Seattle Restaurant Week began! This year, it runs through April 8-19. Check out the participating restaurants here.

- We viewed Death Cab For Cutie’s live music video for “You Are A Tourist.”

- We read some news and stuff.

- Madewell debuted their Fall 2011 collection and it was glorious!

- I got a little antsy about summer wedding season. Ashley and I spent 45 minutes watching wedding/proposal videos this evening.

- I wanted to buy some things. What else is new?

Most importantly, I discussed the 21 things I learned from my 21st birthday!

- There were a few things that I was obsessing over and they were awesome. Enough said.

- This infographic already told us what we already knew about the Pacific Northwest.

- This book was pretty cool.

- I wondered why Washington never had any cool prints made for them like this one.

- This is the best excuse I’ve ever seen.

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Blink Books

What would I do without my blogs? Thanks to Nylon today, I was able to discover these clever Blink Books created my internet users on  the most random subjects. Essentially, they are blog posts compiled into 14 page “Blink Books,” which means it’s the perfect length to hold a blogger’s attention span.

My favorite was “You Swore You’d Never Do That” by Stephanie Young. (top right)

Check out all of the books here.

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Lauren Conrad Goes Back To Her Laguna Beach Roots For Glamour

Even topless, Lauren Conrad still manages to look super sweet and classy on the cover of Glamour. The reality star turned fashion designer turned author can do no wrong.

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