Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Music Monday With A Love Drunk Delay : A Silent Film

Hello Pinheads, I know it's already mid-week and Music Monday has been on a sever delay, but I promise it was a little out of my control.  You see, I had been soaking up all of the love I could since Sunday evening and fell into a love drunken stupor.  My palms were clammy, my stomach was filled with a million butterflies that couldn't seem to find an escape, and my heart was racing a million miles an hour.  A little bit of a back story, on Monday myself along with my phenomenal music loving boyfriend celebrated our 2 year anniversary!  He rode in from South Florida on a stallion with his adorable lab and pitbull mix as a co-pilot, to spend a few days here with me.  And now that he has left the building, literally, I have been shoved back into the reality of school and finals quickly approaching!  But my heart and ears are still stuck on L-O-V-E as I bring you this weeks new music.

This song, 'Driven By Their Beating Hearts,' is a song that has been symbolic to my relationship for some time but as my boyfriend put it on yesterday I heard it in a completely different way.  With all that has been going on lately in the news I find it so important to search for any sliver of love and light we can in our day.  The lyrics reference that everyone is going out of their minds but the lead singer professes that he only wants to be with his true love.  Take a listen and I hope your beating hart compels you to let all of the love you can into the universe each and every day!

Love, APinhead

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Inspirations from Hong Kong

I have always been really inspired by fashion photography and for me the funkier the better as it makes my mind swell with all of the possibilities out there.  I usually find something I want to incorporate into my style, from hair to make up and even the color pallet.  This set of photos comes from a mix of young Hong Kong- based fashion and portrait photographers who have infused visual art direction and contemporary Chinese aesthetics with bare, ethereal, urban splendor and theatrical fantasy. 

Photos from : WGSN

Are you currently gushing over any inspirational pictures?  Please share them with me!

Love, APinhead 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Music Monday: Grimes

Hooray, Music Monday is here again to help you start your week off right!  This past weekend I spent studying for my upcoming finals and working on projects and with a special thanks to Pandora Radio I was able to discover this gem.  This Canadian born, experimental music artist, Grimes, caught me off guard from the moment her voice came on the track.  With a soothing sound that can put you in a trance if you're not careful this song will soon be playing on your iTunes on repeat - trust me.  Upon further investigation I was surprised to have never heard any of her music before as her album was hailed by The New York Times as "one of the most impressive of the year so far," and that was at this time last year.  Not to mention, when I saw the video for the first time my eyes were mesmerized - so much fashion, so much art, so much style.  Enjoy Pinheads, I hope this leaves your ears happy!


Friday, April 12, 2013

Breaking the Mold

I find it necessary to break trends and step out of the box to express your individual style.  I recently purchased these black ankle books (on SALE) and am in love with them.  So instead of hiding them in the back of my closet until fall is upon us, I have decided to wear them proudly through the spring months.  I encourage you to do the same with items you are dying to wear now, show them a little love and put them on!  And yes, it is a-ok to walk around in the privacy of your own home with knee-high leather boots on (we all do it) and I won't tell.  Excited to show you all how I styled these for the spring season - stay tuned!

Boots : Michael Antonio (similar here)

 XO, APinhead

Monday, April 8, 2013

Music Monday: Young Galaxy

Happy Monday, Pinheads!  As another week begins I want us all to sit back and realize everything we have at this very moment.  And the most important possessions aren't always tangible things but more often health, a friendship, a pet, a partner, a memory, an inside joke, the list goes on.  Our individual personalities and differentiators that make us each unique are one thing you have that can never be taken away.  I just heard this song, 'We Have Everything' by Young Galaxy, over the weekend and the lyrics caught me off guard, juxtaposed with the animated video the words are strong and weighted.  My favorite line, "In poverty, my love, we have everything", is the mantra I want to live not only this week but my life by.  Too often we get caught up on material things and other items which we worship with great importance.  I challenge you to step back and realize even if you were left with no possessions you could still be happy because that is truly when you have everything - you have you.

I wish you all love and light this week!
XO, APinhead

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ethereal Hosiery On Trend

Tokone tights by Makikio Sugawa
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Now that it is time to take those leggings off and slip into something a little more sheer I have been looking into hosiery trends that deviate from the mundane nude.  I have posted some of my favorite ranging from wacky Donald Duck to more work appropriate versions.  If you on board to try this trend you are bound to find one to fit your personality!  This leggy trend emerged in Tokyo, creating a clean look with a strong focus on prints and pattern.  Delicate line works look simple in black or vivid tones.  Prints can be seen featured on the backs of legs, instep and the bottom of the feet for those seeking a private happiness.  Tattoo motifs, as shown above and below, give a bold effect on the soft background colors and can be deceiving to those at a distance.  The unexpected motifs are my favorite and can include anything from botanical designs, hands, mustaches and even fish!

Tights by Cheesy's

Tokone tights by Makiko Sugawa

Poem by Rabbit

Tokone tights by Swimmy Animal Lab

Sister Original


Fashionsnap street shot, Tokyo

Are you ready to try this trend?  If so, which is your favorite?

XO, APinhead

Monday, April 1, 2013

Music Monday: Leagues

Happy April to all!  This Monday is about happiness and our cyclical friend, Karma.  I am a strong believer in the phrase, "you get all of the good you give".  In other words every good deed you do doesn't go unnoticed and will come back to you in another shape, form or fashion.  At first this song, 'Spotlight' by Leagues had me singing along because it was upbeat and bubbly and then when I finally actually listened to the meaning of the lyrics I gained a new perspective.  The song is about a romantic relationship and not giving up easily but fighting tooth and nail.  I interpreted it a little differently though, as I am about to finish school and currently looking for an internship, I molded this song to fit never giving up on your goals and really digging down deep to accomplish them, even after everyone else has thrown in the towel.  Everything you do will come back to you so create positive habits in your daily life and create your own happiness.

Stay Inspired!