the brat pack 2.0

I am obsessed with the 80’s. I was not alive during the 80’s, but I should’ve been.

Synth heavy pop, John Hughes films, and the ushering in of the grunge punk style; these are a few of my favorite things.

Anyone who’s at all aware of 80’s pop culture has heard of the Brat Pack, and if you haven’t, you’re sorely missing out. The Brat Pack was the nickname given to a group of young actors who dominated the screen back in the day, primarily seen in the coming of age films the 80’s are known for. Most specifically, the Brat Pack included the group of actors who starred in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire, but essentially that term is an umbrella for that group of artists and creative types who were just constantly teaming up with each other and collaborating to produce all these iconic works of the 80’s.

Now, the Brat Pack is a thing of the past, and the kids who grew up obsessing over those actors are the ones running the show. Years from now, who will we look back on as the iconic artists of our generation? Who will we look back on and see as this group of artists that made up a team to promote each other and push each other?

Meet the Brat Pack 2.0.

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that grammys post

Like everyone else in the world, today I am talking about last night’s 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Let’s start with fashion.

The majority of the red carpet was a sea of black, and not even in the elegant or classy way, or just complete and utter chaos. Future reference, skintight tracksuit, never okay. Nonetheless, a few of my typical favorites really came through. They delivered with trendy, flattering looks that seemed intrinsic to their typical brand and style.

It should surprise no one that Taylor Swift freaking owned it.

Grammys Taylor

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5 reasons to monogram everything

a lesson in sarcasm

Seeing as I spent a few days outside of the southern part of the United States for a few days, I almost forgot what a monogram looked like. Gasp. Fortunately, the moment our plane touched down at RDU, I was greeted by an endless bevy of monogrammed apparel, accessories, and luggage as well.

After much contemplation on the subject, I have successfully compiled a list of all the most important, most logical reasons to monogram literally everything you own.

Monogrammed Bags

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can I be an antonoff: looks and lyrics to make you love rachel + jack

Like Mary-Kate and Ashley before them, Rachel and Jack Antonoff are forging a path to long lasting fame with the help of their sibling counterpart. While not actually twins like the Olsens, the two do sometimes dress alike, an obvious testament to the closeness the two share.

They’re an incredibly cool fashion designer and musician in their own right, but the way they are constantly collaborating with one another makes them an even greater threat within the pop culture realm. Jack has helped produce and act in the videos Rachel uses to promote her line each season; Rachel promotes Jack’s music in those videos, and recently designed a new line of merchandise for Jack’s band Bleachers. Their lives are both overwhelmingly interesting and it’s plainly obvious that they’re both avid supporters of one another, of being true to yourself, and pursuing your passions.

Rachel and Jack Antonoff

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looks and lyrics to make you love haim

I’ll be heading to Norfolk, VA this weekend for an awesome concert, so expect tons of posts and pics next week from my trip. In the mean time, let’s talk about Haim, one of the bands I’ll be seeing this Saturday.


The three Haim sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana, are absolute rock stars. If you don’t immediately think their interesting because of their cool names, you’re probably named something annoyingly common, like John or Tim. You probably went by Ashley M. your entire schooling career because there were four Ashleys in your class. Get over your common name, and fall in love with Haim.

If you’re not already listening, check out the bands slightly 70s, folk rock sound. Their distinctly cool sound isn’t even the half of it though. They’re also one of the coolest bands on the scene for their refusal to accept the title of “a girl band,” their badass lyrics and delivery, and their too cool for school style.  Continue reading