Friday, April 18, 2014

Choker Obsession

Hello lovelies!!! I have a confession to make... I'm obsessed with (making) chokers. I mean, I have all of the materials and the cutest charms and I just can't stop!!! I made two yesterday.



Look at all of the adorable charms!!! Amethyst, elephants, a charm from Venice (Italy), a star, and a little clover... I'm seriously addicted.

If any of you lovely readers have suggestions on how to wear chokers/what to wear with them, please comment! I need some outfit ideas for all of these necklaces!!

xx Alyssa

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lomography In Japan

Hello lovelies!! I got a bunch of photos back from developing recently, and I picked my four favorites to share with you. 


These photos were taken on black and white Ilford 120mm film in my Diana F+ camera. On the top is a photo of me in Tokyo and the cherry blossoms in one of the gardens there.
On the bottom is a neon arrow inside a mall and cherry blossoms/buildings from the same garden, as well as a subway sign. 

My scanner isn't working currently, so I'd have better pictures but this is all I can do right now :(

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Post Concert Depression

Me waking up: "why am I not at Coachella?"
Me at school: "everything sucks and I just want to go home."
Me at home: "when's the next concert I have tickets to?"


Top: Disclosure shirt from Coachella merch stand
Skirt: American Apparel


Socks: Japanese sock store???
Boots: Dr. Martens

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Coachella 2014: Weekend 1, Day 3 Recap (music, outfit & more!)

The last day of Coachella 2014 Weekend 1 was amazing. 

Outfit of the day:

I forgot a picture.... :(
Monki Crop Top
Levi's High Waisted Shorts
White High Top Converse

Sets I saw:

Surfer Blood

STRFKR



The 1975



Blood Orange

Neutral Milk Hotel

Lana Del Rey



Disclosure


(When A Fire Starts To Burn)

(can't remember what song this was)

(Latch)

(Latch w/ Sam Smith)

Favorite Set(s) of the day:
The 1975 and Disclosure, but I loved absolutely everything.

Favorite moments:
During STRFKR, people in different costumes came on stage, danced around, and crowdsurfed. It was absolutely hilarious and so much fun,
Neutral Milk Hotel requested that no one take photos or videos of them, and it was so nice to finally watch a set without iPhones blocking the actual performance. Don't get me wrong - I'll take a picture or a short video, but that's all... I hate watching music through a screen.

Surprises:
Aluna from AlunaGeorge, Mary J. Blige, and Sam Smith came out to each perform a song with Disclosure!!



My friends and I after Disclosure ended. Such an awesome final day to one of the best weekends of the year!

xx Alyssa

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Coachella 2014: Weekend 1, Day 2 (music, outfit & more!)

Hello lovelies! The second day of Coachella definitely did not disappoint. I saw so many bands. Every muscle in my legs is sore.

Outfit of the day: 



Top: Motel Rocks
Shorts: Vintage
Shoes: Converse
Backpack: Kipling
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Hat: Topshop

Sets:
Foxygen



Ty Segall



CHVRCHES



Kid Cudi
Julian Casablancas



MGMT



Lorde



Captial Cities
Pixies
Empire Of The Sun
Pharrell
Pet Shop Boys
Skrillex



Favorite Set(s) of the day:
CHVRCHES and Lorde!

Favorite moments:
I got to be front row for CHVRCHES, which was amazing because I am completely obsessed with them. Also, the crowd was (surprisingly) really cool for Lorde, at least from where I was standing.

Surprises:
Blake Anderson from Workaholics walked on with Ty Segall, pretending to be his guitarist (who is his complete doppelganger). He then proceeded to take off the guitar and throw himself into the crowd... crowd surfing. It was hilarious.
Also, there were people crowd surfing at Lorde. Weird, but also really cool.

xx Alyssa

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Coachella 2014: Weekend 1, Day 1 Recap (music, outfit & more!)

Hello lovelies!! Today (well, yesterday) was my first day at Coachella 2014, and it was AMAZING!

Outfit of the day:
 


DIY Floral Top
Levi's Denim Shorts (not pictured)
White high-top Converse (not pictured)

Sets I saw:
Grouplove
Bastille
Ellie Goulding
Shlomo
The Glitch Mob
Flume
Zedd
Outkast
Crosses



Shlomo (the palm tress were so cool)




Bastille!!!

Favorite Set(s) of the day:
Bastille, because I am a major Bastille fan and they were amazing. Flume gets the honorable mention... His set was sooooooo goood!

Favorite moments:
When Dan from Bastille came into the crowd for Flaws. I thought he would just come into the barrier (not the actual crowd), but my friends and I, who were all clustered around the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rows of people, were about a foot away from him. It was amazing and I almost cried.
Also, Flume did a remix of Tennis Court by Lorde which was really really great.
And! Zedd did a Latch (by Disclosure) remix which I also liked a lot and it got me freaking out about Disclosure's set on Sunday.

Surprises:
Angel Haze came out during the Bastille set and did a song with them, which was super cool. Also, I heard Janelle Monae came out with Outkast, but I left a few songs through the set and went to Crosses so I didn't see. I did get to hear Hey Ya though, which was a great ending to the night.

xx Alyssa

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Coachella 2014: 3 Sets To Not Miss

Hello lovelies! It's Coachella tomorrow, and I'm probably annoying you by now with all of my Coachella posts, but I have to. I'm just so excited! Not that you wanted to hear a teenage girl's opinion on what you should see at Coachella this year, but here's some sets I think you shouldn't miss. 

Friday: Bastille
I've seen Bastille live at the El Rey in Los Angeles, and it was an amazing show. Not only are the band just as good (if not better) live, they bring incredible energy and excitement to the stage. The music is fabulous, with amazing vocals and inventive instrumentals. I've watched lots of their past festival performances, and they look like so much fun. Dan normally comes into the crowd while singing Flaws, and my goal is to touch him at Coachella.


Saturday: CHVRCHES
Although I've never seen CHVRCHES live, I cannot wait for the crowd at this set. I can feel that it's going to be great. This is one of my new favorite groups... definitely a new leader in British electropop. I think? Anyways, I cannot wait to see the adorable Lauren Mayberry (she is so pretty)!!!!


Sunday: Disclosure
This is a big one. For sure my most looked-forward to set of Sunday, Disclosure are really going to bring the party. They might even play the Outdoor Stage (they played Sahara last year). Which brings me to the fact that I totally regret not seeing them last year, as I didn't know of their music. Since AlunaGeorge is also playing Coachella this year, I'm sure they'll come out to perform Latch with Disclosure. It's hard to see Disclosure normally cause when they DJ in LA it's 18+ only, and since I'm still a wee teenage girl, the opportunity to see them at Coachella is fabulous. 


Can't wait!

xx Alyssa