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music (Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry)

music (Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry)

because I’ve been playing this song at least 3 times a day for the last month or so and its high-time we share something together

                 let’s lose ourselves in a tunnel

pretty in punk (beautiful body jewelry)

pretty in punk (beautiful body jewelry)

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Anna de Rijk

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Rebeca Marcos

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A stack of fashion magazines is collecting on my coffee table, bringing pause to nipple rings and daith piercings, and if only I had the nose for it I’d totally get my septum pierced today. A delicate gold hoop to pair with tailored blazers and groomed hair. Petal pink lipstick. Nothing should be too pretty.

But despite what’s trending among all the cool kids, the hunt for beautiful body jewelry bears little reward. I know this because I am on the hunt myself (after one particularly sleepless night tossing hotly in a hotel room, my barbell unscrewed itself discreetly and rolled lost into the dark). Even with New York City at my disposal the options are limited. Too much of this floating around. The piercing is punk, but the jewelry should be feminine and delicate. This is about balance.

Two places in the city break the trend – New York Adorned and Venus by Maria Tash. Both places have a patient and educated staff, will fit you for the right jewelry, and have a beautiful (though modest) selection of body jewelry. Most importantly, these places are welcoming. No secret handshake required.

Two winters ago I was pierced at Venus by Maria Tash, so I can personally attest to its excellence (as can a whole slew of celebrities, if their website is to be believed). But if you can’t make it to New York, there are some exceptional jewelry options hiding online as well – see everything above.

|ABOVE| navel jewelry at New York Adorned, navel jewelry by BVLA, nipple jewelry by BVLA, nipple jewelry by MyBellyRing, septum jewelry by siharah, septum jewelry at Venus by Maria Tash, septum jewelry by BVLA, nose ring by nadinessra, earlets by BVLA

video (the gap)

video (the gap)

and now something to play on repeat.

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interlude (no. 2)

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best of (fashionable tennis shoes)

best of (fashionable tennis shoes)

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As much as I love a pointy toe pump and a long lean leg, there is something about the tennis shoe that is so fucking good. Whereas a heel can be dainty and delicate, the sneaker is sexy in its approachability. It is the girl-next-door shoe. Pair them with nearly anything and they lend a certain balance to it – a Mr. Rogers je ne sais quoi – not to mention being foot friendly.

As an aside, I read this article on xojane recently and I am fairly convinced that we are all developing bunions. It’s the narrow toe box of everyday shoes, combined with heels of course, which form your feet into creepy little triangles with gangly overlapping toes and boney protrusions. Just google image search it… it’s terrifying. The best way to prevent this horror show is to probably wear Birkenstocks or Vibrams for the rest of our lives, but let’s get real, WE ARE VAIN. So instead, let’s stretch our toes and switch up our footwear game. Rationalize some chic new sneakers.

|ABOVE| Y’s super position sneaker, CDG Shirt x Erik Schedin sneakers, Converse x Jack Purcell sneakers, Acne Studios adriana, Vans x Opening Cermony magritte sneakers, Common Projects silver achilles sneakers, Lanvin sneakers