g i r l h a t t a n

g i r l h a t t a n

Saturday, February 19, 2011


this blog is moving to tumblr. stay tuned.

Friday, February 18, 2011

name that tune.

even though I love new music, I find myself listening to the same stuff over and over. curious about how many times I'd heard "Cool Jerk," recently, since it seems like I hear it all the effing time, I sorted my music by "plays." now, there is some discrepancy about what counts as a "play." theories abound. also, some songs I have obviously listened to have "zero" plays. no comprendo. i don't know how it works or when iTunes starts counting, and i suspect that when you update iTunes, you lose all your previous plays.

anyway! here are my top tracks. I love that Little Boots and Little Richard are next to each other.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

a lady needs to get a handle on her cycle.

I hate my fucking bike. After by beloved Hello Kitty bike was stolen -- and the Schwinn Winwood was stolen, too -- I bought a hundred dollar Huffy, and I just hate it. I am dreaming of something pretty, functional, comfortable, and with the potential to put a small brown chihuahua in the basket.

Some options:

Linus Dutchi $425ish

PublicJ7 $495ish

Republic Plato $399ish

Flying Pigeon $350ish

Electra Amsterdam $493ish

And, le crème de la crème: the Pashley Princess Sovereign, $1,295.00


As if I had money to spend. As if I won't end up buying a budget bike from

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

not muff diving. muff seeking.

i lost my muff when i moved.
i don't know where it went.
i bought it at a flea market in philadelphia and it was very old, slightly worn but gorgeous.
silver fox.
now that it's gone and my mittens are meh i think about that muff all the time.
maybe i need a new muff.
saw a gorgeous vintage red fox one on ebay… didn't bid. sold for $15. kicked myself.
cute faux fur ones on etsy, but more barrel-shaped; i want pillow-shaped.

it's cold.
i want to look like this:

or this:

instead i look like this:

more or less. exaggeration, maybe.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

well, the last two days fucking sucked.

is it really only tuesday?

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Friday, February 04, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

old school.

i am so, so, so obsessed with the library of congress digital collection of prints and photographs. this image is from 1899!

[Four African American women seated on steps of building at Atlanta University, Georgia]

i know that the image above is black and white…
and you can't tell what those ensembles really look like…
and i am definitely NOT saying that things were better back then…
but isn't it fairly safe to say that the image below constitutes a downgrade?

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

vintage postcard.

dated 1971.