Friday, June 7, 2013

All of My Love






(Jumpsuit: Anthropologie, Shrug: F21, Shoes: LuLu's)

Oh hayyy, chambray! There is little I love in life more than denim. It's a border-line obsession. Honestly, if I could dress in head-to-toe denim all day, every day, ala Britney & Justin at the 2001 AMA's, I would. Over a decade later and I still think that all-denim duo was chic beyond belief. This Anthropologie jumpsuit is one of my most favorite articles of clothing ever.eva. AND I got it on super-sonic-sale, to boot! Seriously, I think I bought it for $100 less than the original price (!!!) Don't Anthro, Urban, and Free People have the BEST sales? 

XoXo,
Ang


Friday, June 22, 2012

DISPOSABLE BONNAROO










Disposable cameras are THE.BEST. There are so few surprises left in our daily lives. Especially these days, in the digital era when you can inspect a picture one second after snapping it to decide whether or not it's worthy of sharing on your Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Blawg etc. etc.

I love the imperfect beauty that comes with these little disposables... Because really, isn't it the true and honest memory we are trying to capture when we take a photo? And not how perfect the memory looks?

The 7th picture in this post means the world to me. It's a memory I am so, so, so very grateful to have been able to capture. It was the last day of the festival. All of our cell phones were long dead and the rainy weather forced me to leave my DSLR back at camp. The honest joy in this picture is so obvious, so transparent. It had been a coincidental, highly-unlikely reunion... one in a sea of tens of thousands of people. A reunion we were all so happy to have had. It is, without a doubt, my favorite picture from our entire double-festival-extravaganza and a memory I will cherish forever&ever&ever.

Until next year, my beloved Bonnaroo.

XoXo,
Ang

Monday, June 18, 2012

BONNAROOOOOOO


My beloved Bonnaroo flew by in record time this year... It was a whirlwind of music, magic, and madness. I absolutely loved every moment of it.

Highlights included:

Radio Head- Thom Yorke is a musical/theatrical/creepy/hauntingly beautiful genius. Watching him perform was spellbinding. I was transfixed the entire time.

Red Hot Chili Peppers- No surprise here, but it was an incredible and wildly entertaining show. Those guys are still killing it like it's 1999. Flea is a total trip, he stole the show. "Under the Bridge" was a very moving, almost spiritual experience for me. When I was 7 years old, I heard it on the radio while riding in the back of my uncle's car and it was the first time in my life that music really made sense to me, the first time that it actually moved me, the first time that I truly understood its power and beauty. I will be forever grateful for that. So, of course, seeing it live was something I'll never forget.

Bon Iver- Gut-wretchingly beautiful. I have no words to describe Justin Vernon's talent.

Umphrey's McGee- I hadn't really been much of an Umphrey's fan before Wakarusa. They put on a hell of a show there, and so I had been really eager to catch them at 'roo. Holy hell. They played from 2am until 6am... two hours longer than their set was scheduled for. Big Gigantic came on for a surprise set break- which was my "OMG HOLY SHIT" moment of the festival. I've never seen a band who loves their fans more or is so overwhelmingly passionate about what they do, and for that, I admire them greatly.

I could go on and on and on... but I'll stop there.

As I mentioned, it was a complete whirlwind- all of the days just kind of bled together. So much so, that it wasn't until the last day that I realized I hadn't taken a single picture with my DSLR. Thank the lawrd for Instagram... Oh, and I'm sure I'll have some real jems to share as soon as I develop the disposable camera I managed to remember to bring with me every once in a while....

Now it's time to start counting down the days until Bonnaroo 2013. Oh, how I wish life could be one giant music festival...

XoXo,
Ang

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WAKA, WAKA, WAKA















Wow... Wakarusa was truly incredible. I don't even know where to begin... The festival is held in such a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountains. As a whole, everything is much more laid-back up on ol' Mulberry than at Bonnaroo. Obviously, the music was fantastic- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros were wonderful, as were Fitz and the Tantrums, Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Umphrey's, Primus (!!!), and so on... We formed a little festival family with our neighbors and some other kindrid spirits we met up on the mountain - those people will have a special place in my heart for forever&ever&ever. 

I wish I could fill you in on all the many, many beautiful memories I made along the way but I'm sort of finding myself at a loss of words. It's difficult to adequately describe such an amazing experience. So, at the very least, I hope these photos give you some insight into the beauty that was Wakarusa 2012. 

XoXo,
Ang