The Post-Grad Life: Day Five
As of Friday, May 18, Karina and I are college graduates and officially “real people” (or so I’ve been told). We tossed our mortar boards high into the air, screamed out of joy, said our tearful goodbyes, then drove over a thousand miles back home to… do what, exactly??? My lazy ass has been glued to the couch for the past twenty four hours. NO SHAME. The TV has remained...
In Sort of Defense of The "Grey" Phenomenon
Hola compadres! Sorry it’s been forever. Like Karina mentioned, we’ve recently been inundated with an overwhelming amount of work. Senioritis is real, and it thrives in high-pressure environments like finals season. Thank goodness the end is near. Anyway, during one of my frequent study breaks the other night, I read some of the Fifty Shades of Grey hype. Yeah, I know. Look, it was...
Karina's Guide to Packing A Dorm Room, Pt. One
Sorry for a rather massive delay in posting—Ashley and I got swept up in the maelstrom of events and finals and research papers that swirl up around college students in the month of April. As graduating seniors, there are many topics to tackle in our blog, both sappy and silly alike. But today, my friends, I am going to address a most dreaded but necessary topic: cleaning out the dorm room. I...
K's Spring/Summer 2012 Ode to Shoes
As the winter frost recedes to make way for the brighter days of spring, or, in St. Louis’s case, as the nigh-absence of winter makes way for 80 degree weather in the month of March, us lady folk must come to terms with a startling realization: it is time to put away the heavy boots, and allow out tootsies to once again embrace the ever-adorable shoes of spring and summer! I consulted the...
Fiona Apple IS The Hunger Games
Good evening, dear readers. The only bit I wanted to add to Karina’s SXSW post was that in case you hadn’t heard… Fiona. Apple. Was. There. My personal idol performed three new songs to an overjoyed crowd. I’ve added the link to my favorite, “Valentine.” It definitely sounds like a typical Apple song, with strong piano chords that play perfectly to her rich,...
R. Kelly Must Be Psychic
I was all set to write my follow up to Karina’s SXSW post, when I saw something that could only mean that the conspiracy loonies Mayans were right: Coming Soon to IFC: R. Kelly’s ‘Trapped In The Closet: The Next Installment’. WHAT?!? I was not prepared for this. R. Kelly must have some otherworldly knowledge he’s not sharing with the rest of us. Looks like...
Monday Music Roundup: SXSW Reverie
Hullo again, Karina here! As you can gather from Ashley’s post, we just came back from quite awesome respective Spring Breaks in the great States of VA and FL… Still, I admit to feeling really freaking jealous really, er, happy for those lucky enough to have been at SXSW. Thus, for this week’s Monday Music Roundup, I’m highlighting three fantastic artists showcased there that you...
Vacation Beauty Essentials
Hey All! Ashley here. As Karina wrote earlier, we have finally made it through the hell that is midterms and come out alive on the other side (barely though, I must say). I dunno about where you guys are, but over here we’re now enjoying a little holiday called SPRING BREAK 2012!!!!!!!! A bunch of our friends are soaking up some sun (and probably a few venereal diseases) at PCB, while...
NYFW Review, cont'd: WTFs and FTWs
Hey all, Karina here. I recently posted on the most prominent trends of NYFW. Of course, every fashion week is not without it’s WTF moments, and this NYFW is certainly not exempt. From furry gorilla arms to garments with so much leather it would make even the bronze bovines on Wall Street shudder in fear, some fashions left us wanting. For less, that is. Much less. Here is a Lowlight...
Karina's NYFW Retrospective
Whew! Finally made it past the valley of boredom and through the land of drudgery that is midterm season to arrive at Spring Break… aka time to go back and check out what I missed of the whirlwind fashion weeks while I was too busy wilting in the library (le sigh). I’ll attack this retrospective chronologically, hitting up New York Fashion Week first (this happened light years ago, Feb 8-16th,...
Miss K's Monday Music Round-Up
Welcome to Monday, my dears. *groan* Oh, I know, I know. Mondays of class are about as interesting as catching a magikarp was to your gameboy-toting self of 10 years ago, and finding yourself smack-dab in midterm season a week before Spring Break doesn’t exactly mitigate this situation. Le sigh. As a fellow student, however, I feel the need to stop you before you hit up the vending...