Autumn Favorites: Read, Sip, Wear, View.

Fall is a season I adore so much because, in many ways, it’s as simple as the pumpkin spice latte is basic (sorry PSL lovers, personally not a fan). Autumn may not be as spontaneous or comforting as its seasonal siblings, Summer and Winter, but it is the time when life resumes to order, productivity and perhaps new beginnings….

NYFW Recap: N[all pieces]SFW

Post summer blues is not a thing [for me]. Instead, I know what’s coming; the sun suddenly seeps through the seams of the garments hanging on the most renowned, top models of New York FashionWeek. All the hard work leading up until showtime abruptly boils down to a matter of minutes. And the next best thing to a…

Flirting With Cuba

July 20, 2015, was a historic day for the United States and Cuba–” a new chapter,” says President Barack Obama; “a new era,” says Fidel Castro. The day was monumental because embassies were reestablished in both countries capitals. Cuba reopened the U.S. embassy in the heart of Havana, and America did the same; reinstating the same building, in…

Ana Strumpf: Trumps In Artistic Flare

“It all began in a very organic manner, unpretentiously, and ended up gaining a more defined shape, as people’s interest picked up.”-AS As a magazine connoisseur, I tend to hoard my collection of ‘zines way beyond practicality. Yet, something about those glossy pages, stacked oh so high, has become the standard little library in my humble abode….

Mass Media Monday: American Sniper & Patriotism.

Right now, there is much conversation circulating the film, American Sniper, which depicts the life of Chris Kyle; the United States Navy SEAL who became a major threat to Iraqi insurgents, after connecting a number of unthinkable shots… To see or not see, has been the overriding question of many mediated voices, with differing opinions. But, despite…

Mass Media Monday: SOTU.

wow. it has been forever since i’ve blogged, and life has been so super hectic (pathetic excuse, but true!) that I even forgot to post my “really special”, nostalgic one year anniversary post on the true date (so, am linking it here). can hardly believe that my final semester as a mass media major is here,…

isn’t this lovely…

Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing…

The Selfie Phenomenon

I had this strange thought the other day, regarding the whole Selfie phenomenon; many of our future grandchildren {if they so happen to exist} will have quite the collection of Selfies…Selfies of their grandparents (could you imagine?)…and then I thought— what I would do for some vintage Selfies of my grandparents—feelin’ themselves, all ready for a…

10 Things To Be Proud Of (or strive for) In The Digital Era…

10 Things to (be proud of) or to strive for in the Digital Era… 1. The ability to sit down with a book and just read…for twenty minutes (at the least. no kindles allowed…kidding, but does no one like a hardcopy anymore?) 2. Feeling relief rather than extreme anxiety when you accidentally leave your phone at home. 3. Break…

MMM: Music Channels To Follow.

Perhaps this posting is inspired by the paper I just completed for a media & religion course–‘Music as Religion’…analyzing, just that. I went into comparing the feelings evoked through religious/spiritual practices versus those drawn from music… I won’t get into the nitty gritty of it all, but in my research, I did delightfully stumble upon some…

Mass Media Monday: ‘Net Finds + Fashion Favorites

i am loving this time of year… fall la la la la is always full of so many exciting things to come, including (but not limited to): a new semester, pumpkin spice everything, fashion week, film festivals & is holiday season seriously just around the corner !? with that said, as another semester as a…

Music, Summer ’14 Playlist.

Meet the artists currently filling my earbuds… FKA Twigs Diplo (World Cup Anthem) Chet Faker Banks Lana Del Rey* Sam Smith* Sia *entire new albums are amazing ! //&& these special songs will forever bring me back to Spain… AlunaGeorge Enrique Inglesias Mr. Probz Iggy Azelea Milky Chance …now go dance, like no ones watching !…