Leesha Robinson over at The Sewing Machine Chronicles is a new fashion design student at Missouri State University. She just started her new blog and interviewed me as a featured blogger. You can go read my advice for design students, about my internship experiences, and a few other things over there! Love, Mallory
Hello world, Brian here. This week I am bringing you a band that I just found only a few weeks ago. They are called Carrollhood, and are comprised of member froms Anberlin (Nate), UnderOATH (Tim), and Tallhart (Reed). They've only released a 3 song EP so far, but man is it good. I've basically had it on repeat since I found it.
The band has no defined singer, which makes it pretty interesting. Each member gets to contribute their own voice to a song which is always interesting. My favorite jam is "Remission," which is actually about the battle Reed's sister had with cancer (in an interview I read she has been cancer free for 4 years now).
Hope you enjoy these guys as much I do. Also, I hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic. Next week I will be writing this from Disney World!!!! So, that's probably your upcoming theme!
click through to listen). Okay, maybe we're two days early for Christmas season, but in the words of the ever wise Lauren Ritter, "Why not extend Christmas? It's the happiest time of the year!" We like to think it's a good blend of indie artists, classic crooners, and just for fun songs. We've been listening to it all morning! Love, Mallory & Brian!
Here's what I wore. The vintage MASH t-shirt was my mom's from the show finale. My jeans are Levi's, chucks are ancient, leather jacket was a birthday gift from my mom, and I stole the belt from my dad. I thought it was my mom's (I've been wearing it for over a year), but recently he noticed I had it on and said "it was from my skinny days."
Shadow of my Former Self, by Andy Fausz
As I mentioned a few posts ago, I lost my cousin Andy last week. I don't want this to be a sad post, I just wanted to share some of his artwork. This is my celebration of how talented he was and how much he loved his daughter, Viola. She was his whole world. You can read this article about how his artwork embodied his struggle to gain custody and his beliefs that faith, sincere kindness, and personal reflection can make the world a more beautiful place.
Use to Be a Family... No Longer, by Andy FauszHere is my favorite quote Andy said about his art, "My images come naturally and subconsciously; they reflect what I had lived, thought, experienced. My art breathes on its own; it urges me to partake in the goodness of life." He was the most beautiful and kind soul I have ever met. He made a great mark on this world. Love, Mallory
Hey friends, I missed last week. With Mallory out of town, it totally slipped my mind. So, I'm going to dive right into this week's music. Enjoy.
Ben Howard - The Burgh Island EP
I've posted something about him before, but this album just dropped and I love it. He has already released this video for Esmerelda. It's really simple in concept but powerful.
Sufjan Stevens - Silver & Gold
Yes, it is almost that time. Christmas is just around the corner, and Sufjan just released an album that has almost every Christmas song ever written on it (30 songs). I am a pretty huge fan of Christmas time and music, so be on the lookout for more posts on these.
Joshua James - From the Top of Willamette Mountain
Continuing with the singer/songwriter genre this week, Joshua James released this album last week, and it's really solid. It's honest, thought out lyrics are what make it such a standout. My favorite is Doctor, Oh Doctor. -Brian
p.s. Thank you all for the kind words and prayers/thoughts for my family after I shared online that I lost a cousin last night. I have some encouraging friends, family, and followers.
A Beautiful Mess (until the 15th) to collaborate on some projects. When I did the Red Velvet dress lines with them I spent a huge amount of time at the studio in the back of the local shop. This time I'm working at the blog studio, but I ran to the shop studio for supplies today and was filled with this rush of emotion and memories! I even saw some of the patterns I drafted for the first collection!
picture above taken there by Jeremy Kramer). It is minutes to downtown Cincinnati, has cute shops and restaurants, it's an even distance between our families, and I just like being a Kentucky girl. In theory I would prefer owning a home, but I want to start a business. Also, who knows what can happen since we're still in our early 20s. Someone could get a job offer or something. For now, we rent. Starting a business will be an expensive path at first. Long down the road, when baby fever sets, in we hope to have my dad build our dream house.
Burlington Antique Shows: 4 kitchen chairs for $18 total, a mid century slat coffee table for $10, and a metal cart for $7. I bought a chrome and faux leather armchair for $20 the day we got engaged, and Brian found this formica table for $50 on Craigslist. My parents plan to buy us a new mattress as our wedding gift. We're also taking all of my bedroom furniture. This means the only big purchases we need to make are a couch, a tv stand, and maybe a tv if it's not bought off our registry. I meant to talk about our registry strategy, but that will wait for another day. Love, Mallory
P.S. Lauren's perfect lipstick is NARS Red Lizard, and we were both wearing a Sephora eyeshadow kit for smoky eyes. I love their shadow kits that have instructions & pictures.