g i r l h a t t a n

g i r l h a t t a n

Saturday, January 29, 2011

someone lost something chanel in the snow

seen on essex & canal.

Essex & Canal, originally uploaded by Girlhattan.

at least 15 feet high. please note hat.

Friday, January 28, 2011


the writing is on the wall.

okay, not writing. but some paper. the ex moved out and all his show posters and cool album covers came off the wall. blank walls bother me something awful, i cannot look at them and they make me feel sad, anxious and empty, but being short on cash i couldn't invest in any cool visuals or framing.

i turned to blockposters.com, where you can upload a jpeg and then print a giant PDF mosaic.

first project: josephine baker, in the living room.

i started with this image:

i printed black and white copies at kinko's fedex office or whatever it's called because they are cheaper to print and my printer is out of ink. i also purchased a whole bunch of command poster strips.

it turned out pretty cool so i did it again over the bed in the bedroom. color printouts this time. big spender!

next i think i'll do this image, across from the bed, so i can wake up and see what i really care about: booze and shoes.

kidding! sorta. not really.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

i need new clothes.

i walked into H&M today and everything was so light and fresh and gauzy and girly and flirty and frilly and springtime. i was wearing my huge wookie boots and a coat and a hat and gloves and a scarf and a scowl. the snow can't stop won't stop! despite my cold miser ensemble i wanted to try on frothy pink dresses and wonderland-worthy polka-dot heels. but the clothes there don't fit me and the heels didn't come in my size and we are months away from the kind of weather which allows pretty. i bought socks and left.

regardez les chaussures!

peep the dress!

petal pushers.

it's no secret i love wearing flowers in my hair.
but sometimes you have to switch it up!

lately i've been wearing a giant pink bow from ban.do and alternating with a sequin heart headband from ban.do.

but i think i want to transition something bigger, more dramatic. think diadems, halos and crowns!

for instance:
something like the juliet halo
or the maenad ram headdress
except maybe too hippie chick? maybe i'd have to fight ke¢ha for them?

how about this one? timeless, neutral, goes with everything…

(ladies above, from top: Rita Hayworth, Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, Dorothy Dandridge, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Temple.)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

shirley you can't be serious.

when i was a small curly-haired kid around two or three years old, i took tap. oh, how i loved to tap. whenever my mary janes hit wood or marble floors i would just tappa tappa tappa. around the same time i fell in love with shirley temple. i'd order shirley temples, watch heidi and poke my fingernails into my cheeks, desperately trying to create dimples. recently i looked up a couple of shirley temple videos and discovered i still love her (or the idea of her). deeply. flower in the hair!!!

seen in the dictionary under the word "adorable."

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

i can feel it.

spent the day listening to astrological and numerological advice, and enjoyed it. liked thinking about the universe as an ever changing machine, circulating, revolving, replenishing, moving and vibrating. sometimes things are so very still, so damn quiet, boring, dull, same, that you forget! you forget there are infinite possibilities and surprises waiting out there. well, i forget, anyway.

here are three things I saw today that made me smile…


seen here.


these phenomenal rings thanks to a link from here


seen here on my trip uptown

Thursday, January 13, 2011



Saturday, January 08, 2011

bring back match game!

thank the mighty lord zeus that the game show network airs episodes of match game. match game is genius. celebrities drinking, smoking and acting stupid -- but contestants WIN MONEY. that never happens on jersey shore.

Monday, January 03, 2011

from the department of excellent ideas


le récamier, je l'aime.