Blogs we Like
Jess Likes: Igor + André
Igor + André melds together two of my greatest obsessions: art and fashion. I am always flipping through the latest issues of i-D or searching for runway collections on style.com in search of images of models looking their usual gorgeous selves. If you, like me, have a bizarre obsession with images of fashion models then Igor + André is the blog for you. The blog, started by brother Danny and David Roberts, was created as an avenue to showcase Danny’s fashion illustrations and paintings. Danny’s subject matter ranges from fashion to models to fairytales. Check out the beautiful illustrations on Igor + André.
Jess Likes: Blushing Ambition
I do admit that I am one of those girls who enjoys scrolling through fashion blogs looking at images of girls who appear to be playing dress-up. Upon my search for the ultimate fashion blogger I came across a blog that mixes fashion and food. More of a lifestyle blog than images of a girl playing dress up, Blushing Ambition is a look into the life of as Annabel herself puts it: a “22-year-old student content with spending more money on food than clothes”. And spend money on food she does; whether it be a coca-cola float from St. Francis Fountain in New York or a simple brunch with her boyfriend in their home of San Francisco or that ridiculously good looking maple-bacon donut from Voodoo Donut in Seattle, Annabel never fails to provide us with some seriously attractive food porn. Blushing Ambition does often feature fashion photos of Annabel but she always seems to look cute rather than like a girl who is striving to be a supermodel. Check out the blog! You may even (guilty) begin a food-to-try bucket list.
Since I’m now on a DIY kick, I recently stumbled upon an awesome blog called Young House Love. Talk about finding the motherload of do-it-yourself projects. Even though I do not own a house and live in an on-campus apartment that I can’t even paint, I love looking at home improvement projects and Young House Love is full of them. Beautiful photos and creative ideas make me so excited to live in my own place!
Between Pinterest and Young House Young, you can expect some posts soon about projects the roomies and I attempt! If you haven’t already, sign up for Pinterest and check out Young House Love!
“Hard Hats and Aprons Required Beyond This Point”
Back in my freshman year at Northeastern, I was lucky enough to get to meet a talented fellow civil engineer, Halley. Even though Halley graduated that year, I was still connected through Facebook and noticed that she would share her blog posts. Today, Halley’s blog has become quite a successful mix of food galleries, restaurant reviews, and recipes as well as travel experiences, some fun cartoons and personal thoughts. I appreciate this blog mostly because it shows the personal life of an engineer. Grab your hard hats and visit the site!
Ever in a rush to find a good playlist when you’re about to have a good time? Let Sex Music solve all of that hassle and just hit play. The playlist will last for hours on end, even when you’re done!… Okay I’ll stop. In all seriousness, I stumbled upon ‘Sex Music’ when I started using Tumblr a few years ago. I just found it on a whim and listened to the last song that had been posted. I don’t remember that song, but it was awful. Then I scrolled down and there were so many artists and bands that I liked. Oddly enough, even some of my favorite songs from those artists and bands. So sometimes I’ll throw the playlist on when I want to listen to a mellow, eclectic mix of music. In the end, it’s more of a website of ‘sexy’ music. Smooth, relaxing and mostly, alternative or indie. Enjoy!