Quotable

October 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

- Karl Lagerfeld

– Karl Lagerfeld

- Virginia Woolf

– Virginia Woolf

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GRUB & GARB dossier / Alex

October 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Alex always looks perfectly put together. His hair always has that nicely executed curl or coif. Fitting, too, since he is the visual merchandiser for a popular fashion chain. Even more, though, Alex will always share a slice of cake with me. After a long shift I know I can count on him to point out some good shoes and dig into a three-tiered slice of carrot cranberry cake.

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NAME – Alex AGE – 25 OCCUPATION – Visual Merchandiser & Service Industry

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From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?IMG_0712

For breakfast: hazelnut coffee, french toast with blueberries and maple syrup.

For lunch: eel and tuna sushi.

For dinner: stuffed artichokes.

Favorite cities for food? Gainesville honestly. A lot of diversity.

Favorite splurges? Sushi.

What catches your eye on a menu? Fish entrées.

What’s always in your fridge? Vanilla almond milk.

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Describe your personal style. An everyday style with an edgy push. Black and white as focal colors.

Are there any key pieces you find yourself wearing constantly? Dark button ups with subtle prints, scoop neck shirts and hooded vests.

What is your most recent purchase? Scoop neck tees from ASOS.

Style icon(s)? The company Stheart.

5 things you can’t live without. 

  • My motorcycle
  • Music
  • Family
  • Vacations
  • Sunlight

Worn & Torn

October 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

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I never had a sister to trade clothes with. I never sought out hand-me-downs or hand-me-ups from my brothers. However, sometimes when my mom would get rid of old clothes, especially when I was away from home, living states apart, I would cling to her old, cosy clothes.

Like this grey sweater. It already had some little holes, probably a reason she was getting rid of it, and I loved it. I accidentally shrunk it in the wash, but then I still loved it more. It became like an old stuffed bear or blanket. The more disheveled this sweater has become, the more I want to put it on and feel the tight squeeze of my mom.

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Sometimes I daydream about these old clothes. I wonder if I went to with my mom to the Gap when she bought this. I wonder if I was trailing along, playing under the racks of collared shirts and khaki pants with my younger brother. Maybe I had brought along a friend and we were fawning over the fancy things we might one day wear.

I think about my clothes a lot. I think about the emotional power they have over me. I consider if this makes me crazier. Either way, I love to pull this shrunken number over a dress and rub the softness of it. I feel for those little tears in the sleeve and think about my mother.

 

 

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October 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

- Rachel Zoe

– Rachel Zoe

- Anna Thomas

– Anna Thomas

Worn & Torn

October 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Several years ago I went to meet an old boyfriend’s paternal grandparents. They were very Italian. They were vivacious. They loved that I did not follow a vegetarian or vegan diet.

There were so many memories shared, there were so many mementos brought out to gaze upon. As we were leaving that night, the grandfather took me aside and brought me to a large closet. It was brimming with clothes. He pulled this bright, floral top from one of the racks. It still had the new tags. It had huge shoulder pads.

He handed it to me and told me that his wife was probably never going to wear it and probably never going to remember that she even had it. It was both thoughtful and bittersweet.

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Flash forward many years later and this top, sans should pads, became one of my most worn closet essentials. I wore it until the delicate fabric began to shred. And I still wore it some more. I fixed the holes with bright pieces of thread and wore this blouse until even those new threads began to fray, too.

So, Nona Lina, the beautiful, ex-circus contortionist, accordion playing grandmother, thank you for this lovely blouse that smiled at me for years. I’ll probably still keep it in my closet for years and years.

Quotable

October 14, 2014 § 1 Comment

- Edith Head

– Edith Head

- Fran Lebowitz

– Fran Lebowitz

GRUB & GARB dossier / Shara

October 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

Blue hair or golden hair, long flowing dresses or hot pink Doctor Martens, Shara is exciting to see. This wunkerkind knows her stuff about singing and performing, too. Oh yes, she also skateboards and bakes delicious treats. Basically, Shara has got a lot going on and I was curious to how she would pick her favorite clothing and food.

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NAME – Shara Lunon AGE – 25 OCCUPATION – Musician and server

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From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day? Ideally, I’d like to start off with a smoothie; greens and fruits mixed together. Plus, an extra large cup of joe.

For lunch, perhaps something with carbs, like a sandwich (like the B.R.A.T. from Daily Green) with a big old salad on the side. (B.R.A.T. = Bacon, radicchio, arugula and heirloom tomatoes with hand-raised bacon lime mayo on country loaf.)

For dinner, I usually go for curry or stir fry; something heavy in veggies and a bit of protein, with rice.

Favorite cities for food? Salvador, Brazil. New York. Kyoto, Japan. 

Favorite splurge? Chicken and waffles, ice cream and dessert of any nature, particularly with chocolate.

What catches your eye on a menu? Probably price first, but I generally check out the specials or chef’s choices, then hit my default sections like the salad area.

What’s always in your fridge? Spinach, coconut milk, yogurt and leftovers.

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Describe your personal style. I’d say I’m pretty eclectic. I like to mismatch in a particular way that highlights textures one day or patterns the next. I like dark colors in the fall and winter, and bright ones in the spring. Although, black is always my go-to staple. I like vibrant prints, head wraps and accessorizing with glitter. People like to call me “space opera princess” and I think that sums it up nicely.

Are there any key pieces you find yourself wearing constantly? A black skirt, my space themed platforms and an oversized, army green button-down that has patchwork on the back. Also, glitter.

What is your most recent purchase? A vintage, two-paneled gown.

Style icon(s)? Betty Mabry, Solange, Lisa Bonet as Denice Huxtable, Erykah Badu and Sun Ra.

5 things you can’t live without

  • Glitter.
  • Scarves.
  • My leather sandals, which are good with socks or au natural.
  • My silver collection.
  • Platforms.

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