Rouge My Knees

Recently Acquired
September 13, 2010, 13:30
Filed under: whathaveyou

Fall is finally in the air here in DC.  I couldn’t be more pleased…and I’ve already started with a new mantra for the upcoming season:

More BLACK, More Structure, More height (shoes).  LESS bullshit (in my wardrobe and in general).  I’d like to thank GAGA and the Monster Ball.

Some items I’ve collected to get the kick-start:

JC Hathaway Wedge from BonaDrag:

MAC black liquid eyes and Amplified Lips in Impassioned:

The Walkmen in a public library:

New Slave bracelet via New Mex via my sis:

and some new INK:

Something about Fall…maybe b/c it’s the witching season…I love it the bestest.

Oh and how could I forget, I just got my Sophomore Issue of Chelsea in the mail.  Chelsea is the sweetest.  She included a handwritten Thank you and some pretty rad handmade buttons.  Support her efforts now!  I’m really into the small publication of beautifully done magazines these days.   In my eyes it’s an inexpensive way to grow an art collection…

The firs issue sits beautifully amongst the rest of my cherished zines.  Get yours ASAP Here.


Inspired and pulling from…
July 21, 2010, 12:03
Filed under: wardrobe, whathaveyou

painting by yago hortal –

colorful ax by Peter Buchanan-Smith

All of these elements are surely to resurface in my new apartment.  On a wardrobe note, Im soooo diggin this girls look, via Vanessa Jackman, my current blog obsession.

Good Day Sunshine
July 6, 2010, 11:10
Filed under: whathaveyou
School supplies to cure summertime blues…?  These should do the trick!  via Hickoree’s Hard Goods.

Limited Edition “Packet of Sunshine” Memo Books, 3-Pack

This is the latest special edition Field Notes 3-pack from their “COLORS” series, featuring three bright yellow memo books packaged in a kraft paper envelope that is designed to evoke vintage seed packets. Each set also includes a small bag of “Crackerjack” American Marigold seeds with planting instructions.

It’s the first day of the rest of your life
January 1, 2010, 01:00
Filed under: natural wonders, whathaveyou

Go give someone a great warm hug.

images: we heart it.

Happy 2010! It’s gonna be a good year.
December 31, 2009, 07:31
Filed under: whathaveyou

I know that it’s true
It’s gonna be a good year
Out of the darkness
And into the fire
I’ll tell you I love you
And my hearts in the strangest place
That’s how it started
And that’s how it ends

sugar me by day, sugar me by night
November 13, 2009, 13:33
Filed under: music, whathaveyou


I have to keep posting about Jane Aldridge’s “other” blog because it’s truly just one of my favorites…

and always inspires good feelings…and sparks inspiration.

Jane’s knack for image combination and unrestrained highlight of the naked body are so worth, at the very least, a weekly browse.

This Lynsey De Paul song has me quite chippy at work.

and this photo may set the tone for my weekend spirit.  Even if it is a rainy weekend here in DC…

they dont call them lovers in highschool leeland


Book List – Obsolete
November 12, 2009, 10:15
Filed under: whathaveyou

I just stumbled across this book by Washington Post contributor Anna Jane Grossman:

Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us By.


The book promises to remind us of lost treasures like mixed tapes, the boom box, letter writing, typewriters, (to my horror Porn magazines) : )  …and even books.

Keep the book alive at the very least and add this one to your list.  would be a great stocking stuffer or white elephant gift.

Bio from Amazon:

Anna Jane Grossman is a New York–based freelance writer specializing in lifestyle and arts and entertainment features. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times,, the Washington Post,, the Associated Press, Elle, New York Magazine, Marie Claire, and Fortune.