Friday, November 21, 2014

Rival Week... BEAT SC!!!

Helloooo lovelies! So, it's rival week in the world of (american) football, and that means that UCLA is playing USC. Both of my parents went to UCLA, and I've taken summer programs there and gone to camps they've run. I'm 100% Bruin!!!

At school, we're all dressing up in either blue and gold or red and gold (ew) to show support for either side (again, ew... who would support USC?). 

Some pins to show my support. The UCLA one is from the Bruin Store on campus, and the other one is vintage from when my mom was in a sorority at UCLA.

I also got these awesome socks at the Bruin store. 

Again, BEAT SC!

xx Alyssa

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The 1975 At The Hollywood Palladium

Hellooooo lovelies! So yesterday I got to see The 1975 at the Hollywood Palladium, which was amazing. Here's what I wore:

Skirt: American Apparel
Top: Free People
Jacket: North Face
Shoes: Dr. Martens

Waiting in line with my best friend :)

We ended up being at the very front and center, so I really could only get pictures of Matty and George. It was such a great concert. They were sooooo good live (better than when I saw them at Coachella this past April) and so much fun. I also got really emotional during "Me" (whoops) and started crying and Matty was like, trying to comfort me. It was hilarious. He came out right in front of me and took a selfie with some girl's phone, but held my hand when he walked away. It was great.

Side note - Young Rising Sons and CRUISR, the opening bands, were both great!!

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Current Art Pieces

Helloooooooo lovelies! Thought I'd share some photos of the art projects I've been working on currently.

This is a painting on vinyl fabric where our art class was supposed to experiment with contrast of light and dark, as well as the structure of shapes. We're painting on the vinyl with watercolor and watered-down acrylic, then lifting off certain layers and areas to create negative space.

This is a metamorphosis from male to female (gender roles, etc.) that I did with different shades of black watercolor.

xx Alyssa

Monday, November 17, 2014

DIY Polaroids/Art Project

Helloooo lovelies! SOooo... Last week, I ordered a pack of expired Polaroid film on Ebay. Not the little wallet size, but the big classic size - I have a Polaroid camera from my mom and dad that they got years ago. When the film came in the mail, I tried it out to discover that the chemicals in the film had leaked, forcing the photos to stick together and not develop correctly. 

So instead of moping around and wasting money, I deconstructed each individual Polaroid photo, taking out the 'photo paper' part and replacing it with an image I took of something that meant a lot to me: my Union Jack Dr. Martens, the ocean, and my favorite records, for example.

I strung these makeshift Polaroids on a line with clothespins and hung them in my room. I love them! Such a nice little art project, and so meaningful.

I also added little words that relate to the objects as a collection on some of the Polaroids. Yay for expired film that didn't work as expected!!!

xx Alyssa

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mixes, CDs, and Playlists From My Penpals

Helloooo lovelies! So recently, I've connected with a bunch of awesome girls on Instagram (@alyssac4t) and have begun to correspond with them over sssnnnnaaaail mail!!! How fun!! I've gotten some great playlists/CDs from my penpals, and I thought I'd take pictures of them cause they are so frickin cute :)

Two CDs from England, and a playlist from Norway!!! I love international friends. These letters are the best and I will keep them forever... so lovely. 

xx Alyssa

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Rose Bowl Flea Market Purchases

Hello lovelies!!! This past Sunday, I drove out to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the flea market they have on occasion. It's huge and has basically anything anyone would ever ask for.

I got this awesome furry denim Levi's jacket, some high-waisted Levi's jeans (in normal denim wash, not pictured), and these adorable buttons from a couple who travels the US buying and selling vintage clothes. Basically, my dream career. They were so lovely and I wanted to buy everything, but settled on the buttons!!

xx Alyssa

Monday, November 10, 2014

Neon Signs in Los Angeles

Helllooooo lovelies! I went into the city this weekend, and on Saturday, I spotted some cool neon signs that I thought I'd share photos of. I think neon is the coolest, especially when it's mean to be art (look up 'Tracey Emin neon signs'). These were just accidental art pieces found on the streets of LA.

Sprinkles Cupcakes (yes, I went to the Cupcake ATM. Yes, it was amazing). 

And a psychic's store close by. I thought the window display was so beautiful. I've always wanted to visit a psychic... I need some direction in my life!!!!

xx Alyssa