this week has been great. marc worked from home and i could him hear him yelling in the office (“not at someone, with someone. did you like it?”) with the dream of a common language in full view of the colleagues on his video calls, while i scrolled tumblr and read about the early internet from the bed or the couch. he made coffee, and lunch, and dinner: last night it was saffron risotto and salad and white wine, but we switched to a glass of prosecco when we realized some good news.
i left my apartment for the second time since returning from the britney spears concert to go see jimena. i told her i had a vision for my brows and she said “i have a vision for your brows,” so we went with hers. she remains the most intuitive person i know, even asking how my friends are. “you got a gem,” she said. “i got a reprieve,” i answered. she told me i looked prettier than she has ever seen me look since we met, which was back in 2005, i think. “you’ve come full circle,” she added.
with beauty and fashion labor, too, almost. i mean, i also spent a lot of time this week reading about how makeup artist charlotte tilbury wears makeup to bed (her husband has never seen her without it) and high-heeled espadrilles to the beach. my dissertation procrastination manifests as missing fashion people or, as laia said, “dramatic women and glamour.” but on tuesday, she and i sent each other 79 emails in three hours and that isn’t even close to our total for the week. we covered everything important: harper’s bazaar under various regimes; what it would be like to have a steven meisel-directed apartment; what our ideal “glamorous hermitage” would entail; and plum sykes’ instagram.
marc and i had important conversations, too, like which wallpaper we want in our bedroom and in the dining/hallway/bar area. “i like that this wallpaper is like ‘who do you think you are,’” he said, and “i think this wallpaper is going to make us become real people.” he is picking out appliances for the kitchen, but i have been tasked with the bathroom. “i love home decorating with you,” he said, before telling me that the faucet “is an area where you can really express yourself.”
plus lyle got into my program.
tonight we have reservations for dinner by ourselves in the neighborhood; tomorrow we are having dinner at the home of friends who have a new baby; and on sunday we have a zip car to go do home things, then lobster dinner at one of our favorite far-away places. as laia said: “i love this new march energy. now if only the weather would catch up with us.”
7 Mar 2014 / 8 notes
"V.G.I" (valley girl intelligentsia) by the julie ruin
thanks to ada, circa 2010
i got into grad school BP
this is lyle’s way of being way too modest can we get a party up in here
Literally could not be happier and most prouder.
new neighbourhood new signage
who knew that my actual spiritual home is in australia.
5 Mar 2014 / 4 notes
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5 Mar 2014 / 10 notes
free and open to the public! all you do is show up.
4 Mar 2014 / 1 note
speaking of girls. the rest of the schedule for the living labor conference at nyu is here. sianne ngai and fred moten are both speaking.
4 Mar 2014 / 25 notes
every time i think i’m not going to write about girls again i write about girls again. (every time i think i’m not going to act like a girl again i act like a girl again.) i hope that people who kind of hate the conversations around “girl culture” and the recuperation of the girl figure consider submitting to the w&p issue, too.
4 Mar 2014 / 9 notes