Friday, November 12, 2010

I can't understand it but I like the way it sounds.

[H&M tunic, UO tights, Frye booties, Sean's necklace]

Lately I've been feeling so unmotivated which is why I haven't posted in months. Thankfully Sean gave me just the encouragement I needed and there was something he said about blogging being something he did for himself as a recollection of his past, kinda like a diary. I used to think about it in the same way but the way technology changes who knows what will happen. I will more than likely look at these pictures in disgust in a year from now. On another note I've reminded myself of how fun it is to get dressed up and put together outfits.

Bre Renne

Thursday, November 11, 2010

dreams that follow me into reality.

[BeBe dress, AA raglan and socks, Manolo Blahnik shoes]

When I was given the Mary Jane Manolo Blahniks I was flabbergasted by the idea of someone giving up a shoe that Carrie Bradshaw called an "urban shoe myth." They aren't really my style and they are extremely uncomfortable which is why they were given to me, but it's the sentiment they hold that gives them their worthiness of keeping. My friend Sean and I took pictures outside of my house while we struggled for some time trying to capture the perfect picture of him mid cartwheel. I think we got a good one though, check out his blog here.

Bre Renne

Friday, August 6, 2010

tsk tsk.

i am in a transitional period in my life. for the four people who read this blog please, bear with me.

i am now a proud, yet unknowledgeable, resident of the empire state. but i will always be a california girl at heart.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

blue doors.

i'm excited to say that i will be moving in the hopes of living in a place for more than a year. in the last four years i have moved 5 times so, my purpose in life is to find a home. insert apartment in that statement. so, as excited as i am i haven't found a place yet but, i am excited in the prospect of being able to decorate a place of my own and am constantly on the lookout for decor ideas.

how fitting that black orpheus directed by marcel camus came on. first of all this is a great film set in 1959 brasil and the cinematography by jean bourgoin was gorgeous.

to make a short story shorter, i love everything about the vibrant colors on wood as well as the very simple yet cluttered arrangement. i am a very messy person, and i am attracted to clutter, which is why i find these rooms appealing.

here are some stills just to get an idea of the brilliance of the small village.

and so with that, i'm sorry anthropologie, your too expensive for me but i see the inspiration. hopefully i can incorporate some of the character, i really love it.


Monday, July 19, 2010

turn off the lights.

okay, i hate to be just another blog talking about another big movie but anyone who knows me knows how i feel about dicaprio and knows i argue his oscar is long over due but anyways this isn't about that. oscars i mean. this is about inception directed by none other than christopher nolan. now, kill me for saying that i am not a huge fan of hollywood since about the last 20 years but every now and then i can appreciate a well conceived film.

without giving too much away this movie is, at it's heart, about lucid dreaming. i draw similarities between this film and the film waking life by richard linklater because they both deal with similar ideas about the subconscious in the dream state. the dimensions between reality and the dream world are so fascinating because when you think about it.. as richard linklater puts it "Are we sleep-walking through our waking state or wake-walking through our dreams?"

i think this was a brilliant movie. it seems as though nolan is bringing the psychological to the big screen and making people think rather than just being passive. i mean, going from a conceptual thriller like memento which cost around $9 mil to make, a low budget indie, to inception, a $160 mil major blockbuster, is a big deal. and nolan managed to take its concept to big hollywood.

now i bring up waking life again because it was a smaller budget film and not too many people i know have seen it yet, it deals with very similar issues. minus the espionage. so i wonder, what does it take to make people think about ideas such as these.. a few car chases, a beautiful lead actress, 100 million dollars. maybe, but i think making the majority of people excited about the concept of a film is a start to a beautiful beginning.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Time Equals Zero.

So my studies in Florence have ended and even though I have yet to post some of the 5,000 combined photos from Tina and I during the trip, I will be moving on to post about Paris until then. Why, you might ask. Well, because Paris is probably the most beautiful city I have ever seen and so far I am having an incredible time here. I basically would like to just say fuck it and stay here forever but believe it or not I would probably die from starvation because I wouldn't have a job to buy food or a place to live but hey, whatevs' suck it up right.

Anyways, last night Jessica and I went to a local parisian bar and got the chance to see an amazing band perform called The Grass Widows. While the acoustics in the room weren't very flattering to their vocals nonetheless it was really a good performance.

In the process of looking up the name of the band from last night, I came across another show we had just missed that performed right before called Collapsing Opposites. Listening to thier music, I wish we had arrived 20 minutes earlier.

Check it out.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

she's from a world of popcorn and candy

[shirt and shorts AA, bag thrifted, shoes MIA, sunglasses step-father's]

I should really start wearing makeup again, I just feel lazy to put it on especially when my day mainly consists of running errands. I should also figure out what hair products to put in my hair when I wear it curly because it looks like a frizzy mess. Nonetheless I found these Giorgio Armani sunglasses hidden in a Ray-Ban case in the garage at my parents house one day and I fell in love with them. I love the round shape and the tortoiseshell color, I just received my Ray-Ban Rx glasses in the mail which are a similar color and have an eye appointment tomorrow so I am excited about that. I am also excited that it is officially summer.

Bre Renne

Thursday, June 24, 2010

nice stems

pc: milk/signe

I have a small obsession with tights and I now own over 30 pairs, which doesn't sound like much but it sure looks like a lot as the mound accumulates in my separate drawer I assigned specifically to leg wear. Legs are so animalistic and beautiful to me so adorning them and emphasizing their beauty is essential.

Hey Franky how's Italy? Send a post card ok.

Bre Renne