8/25/14

MEET JACQUELINE!

So I've talked about my dear friend Jacqueline A LOT since I've moved here because she is kind of the light of my life. 
Not only does she help me by being my emotional support and family while I've made this scary move all by myself but this bish helped me carry at mattress down two flights of stairs and up three and for that I'm eternally grateful. She's written quite a few different articles for my blog but I'm proud to announce to you today that Jacqueline will now be a REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR.

That's right, because I'm not the only Sass in NYC! So without further ado here are some getting to know you Q's for Jacqueline to A, because you will be seeing A LOT of her. 


1) You're an actress, a music aficionado and an ice cream scoop master? What are a few of your other favorite things?
I love reading! Since I graduated in May and I have a lot of time spent at home that's not being taken up by homework, I've been absolutely devouring books and I'm so pleased. I love photography, which I don't really do a lot of anymore, but is always going to be a huge passion of mine. Mostly film photography, but there's nothing wrong with digital! I like to bake and cook! I'm poor so I can't always make the most extravagant meals, but I make a mean chocolate chip cookie, let me tell you! But you're probably most likely to find me watching movies, tv shows, or (when I have the means) live theatre, and gushing about it for hours on end because I am so passionate about acting, it's a little overwhelming.

2) Ideal ice cream scoop (flavor, cone etc)?
Tough question. I'm going to combine to things from totally different places, but I would have to say the rainbow sprinkle waffle cone from Williamsburg Creamery with two scoops of cotton candy ice cream from Dave's Ice Cream in Hawaii...those chocolate chips, man. That's where they get you!


3) best record you've ever purchased?
These are the hardest questions I have ever had to answer in my life!!! I would probably have to say Give Em Enough Rope by The Clash. It was the first album I ever bought for myself after I got a record player in the ninth grade and it really helped me fall in love with The Clash (aka my favorite band, aka don't even get me started) and begin what I consider to be my true musical education. 

4) Best concert you've ever attended

Two Door Cinema Club! Both times, I had more fun than any other show. Fun fact: seeing them was my first adult concert! They put on the most amazing show I have ever experienced and I can't wait for them to go on tour again, because they are my favorite people ever. Plus, there's really something amazing about going to a show where all of the songs are upbeat and dancy because you're constantly moving around and flailing and screaming and it's the best. Miniature Tigers and probably Motion City Soundtrack would be my runners up. So many good shows!

5) Style inspirations?

I wouldn't say there are specific people that inspire my fashion but there are certain looks that do. Attractive male English professors in button downs, sweaters, and patterned pants. Female superheros: they're always showing a lot of leg and have beautiful hair. Outfits worn on Full House because florals and babydoll dresses and silly socks. 1970's punk girls in lots of black and cool shoes. Effortless tomboyish girls in beanies and bro tank tops. The list goes on and on. I just really like to wear what makes me feel bad ass, more often than cute. But also sometimes really cute.

Outfit Details: Romper: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Vintage

6) Favorite quintessentially New York thing to do?

Coney Island! The Museum of Natural History! The Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park! Those are my favorite things to do! Coney Island is the best (cough cough, we haven't gone together yet, Caelan, cough cough) and there's cotton candy and rides and the ocean and I have a lot of fond memories there. Oh, and there's an aquarium. The Museum of Natural History is fantastic because I love learning and museums and there's a huuuuge planetarium! And the Alice in Wonderland statue is my favorite part of Central Park and it has been ever since I was a little one!

7) Who are your Queens? 

Kristen Stewart!!! She's my main queen. She's perfect in every way and I get very sad when people are mean about her. I wish to become her someday. I love Ellen Page and Janelle Monae, aka pretty girls who can rock suits! I love Tilda Swinton, Jena Malone, Merill Garbus from tUnE-yArDs. Samira Wiley is a big one, too. Oh man, the list goes on and on. Oh, and I can't forget my most major life style and feminism inspirations: Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie! If any of you guys haven't heard her TED Talk, get on that. Now! (But mostly just Kristen Stewart...swoooooooooooooon)

8) What can we expect from you on Dailysass.com 

Tons! Cute pictures of my face, obviously! No, but for serious, you can expect lots of articles about music, movies, probably tv shows and other pop culture things that I'm into. You can expect videos! Videos of me and Caelan, talking about our lives and just generally being awesome. Hopefully some poignant articles about feminism and LGBTQ issues and other things that I like to educate people about. I don't know! It'll be great, though and I look forward to it!



YAY okay get ready for some amazing shit coming your way, including videos and other sort of amazing stuff!!

Please Keep It Sassy
xoxo
Daily Sass Babes.

8/7/14

BUST: LET'S TALK MUSIC


In my series where I catch you up on all I've written during my internship at BUST magazine so far, I couldn't possible not talk about how many music-related articles I've written. As you may know, music isn't my main steeze.

Of course I like music, but to be real, my music taste lies somewhere between Britney Spears' phases of being "not a girl" and "not yet a woman," you feel? Also I was always insecure about writing about music because I feared I didn't have the vocabulary to properly describe the audible deliciousness that is, my jams.

HOWEVER, I'm rather proud of just how many articles about music I've written and how much my music writing (I think) has improved.

Without further ado,
DA JAMS.

Alanis Morisette looking 40 and Fly in New Music Video. 
(fyi not my original title) This article was my first jab at a music related post, and I'm quite proud of it! Alanis, as mentioned in my last post, is one of my MAJOR queens. So given any opportunity to write about her, or her new limited edition vinyl, I will so totally take. While I'm slightly dissapointed that I never got a retweet or a tweetback, I just gonna assume that since Alanis is a mom and she must be too busy for me...I guess... *crying internally* click here

12 Female Celebrities and Their Music Careers That You Forgot About
While I'm not one for click-bait bullshit "journalistic" articles, this one is seriously one of my favorite pieces I've compiled. Enjoy

Alexz Johnson at Webster Hall BFF's for Life. 
As many long time DailySass readers know, I've been obsessed with Canadian Musician, Alexz Johnson, for a looooooong time now. And one of the best nights I've had in NYC so far was the night I saw her in concert. I wrote about it for BUST and she retweeted it and said she throughly enjoyed it, MY LIFE IS COMPLETE, GUYS! Click here

Taylor Momsen and the Pretty Reckless make Oasis Sound Pretty Good. 
Here is a lil post about Taylor Momsen's band, The Pretty Reckless, and their super good cover of Oasis' "Champagne Supernova" which didn't suck at all! Click here

Jenny Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson Prove They Are Just One of the Guys. 
This article actually needs no introduction. just click this link if you don't recognize these images and your life will be changed forever.

RIP Amy Winehouse, We'll Always Miss You.
This one was particularly difficult to write. I wrote about Amy Winehouses' passing on her three year anniversary and it was a very emotional day for me. Amy Winehouse has been one of my musical and style icons since I first heard her, and her death really upset me, and still upsets me to this day. Click here.

Girl Groups are BACK, Bringing Girl Power to 2014.
This article is all about the new faces of girl-group pop and the revival of the girl-group. FUCK YEAH GIRL POWER! Click here

Pe'ahi By The Raveonettes, Ominous Surf Rock, Yes Please.
This is my first album review, and I learned that it isn't as difficult to do as I thought! Plus I learned I have a new band that I will totally enjoy listening to when I go to the beach during bad weather! Click here

Jenny Lewis Will Take You on a Musical Voyage. 
My second major album review and it was another one of my queens!?! Could I even ask for more! I absolutely adore this new album and Jenny Lewis, I give this two big fat THUMBS UP. Click here

Hilary Duff Has a New Song and This is What Dreams Are Made Of,
The title actually says it all, enjoy!


Well that is A LOT of writing about music. Let me know which article was your favorite! Also feel free to leave some musical suggestions that you think I would ADORE!

Have a great day,
Please keep it sassy,
xoxo
Sasssquatch

8/5/14

Dame Edna is My Queen

 Dear Pussycats,
How are things going? I told you I was back didn't I? Don't fret so much lil babies, all is well. I'm here and I'm not going anywhere at all *shhhhhh*! 

Big updates that I have still yet to inform you on, I got a job working at Diane Von Furstenberg! Cute clothes, great co-workers, it aint too shabby. I'm also moving to South Brooklyn this week! OMG! I'll give you updates on my move-in progress, although it may not be too glamorous, but I guess this is what being a big girl is all about!


Now lets talk about something serious today, Queens. Queen's are our idols, our inspirations, and everything we aspire to be. Queen's are usually powerful women that are famous and whom we admire, but I think that the term "queen" does not necessarily have to fall within the gender binary. Queen's can be anyone and everyone who inspires you and whom you find yourself saying "I can't" about. My list of queen's is ridiculously long but here are my top 12 queens.
  1. Dolly Parton
  2. Janet Mock
  3. Britney Spears
  4. Lohanthony
  5. Dame Edna (I'm styling my outfit after her today ;)
  6. Beyonce
  7. Nicki Minaj
  8. Jenny Lewis
  9. Kesha
  10. Helen Gurley Brown
  11. Alanis Morisette
  12. Queen Liliuokalani (The only actual Queen on my list <3)
And honestly, that isn't even half of it. I find these women, these people, so inspirational. They inspire us to have fun with our wardrobe, be bold, be daring, be smart, be charming and most importantly be your damn self.

It's so funny how through the dawn of time, people always tell you to "be yourself," "BE YOURSELF," but it's our queens, our families, our experiences that make us who we are.

So flip your hair, take inspiration from the people who paved the way of fabulous for you and just embrace yourself, it's the best feeling ever. *nails emoji* *hairflip emoji* and *hands praying emoji* for Nicki Minaj's remix of Beyonce's "Flawless," praise my ultimate queens, my booty wont quit to this song...just sayin






Outfit Details: Top: Topshop / Skirt: American Apparel / Glasses: Opening Ceremony / Shoes: Charlotte Olympia
Well that about wraps it up babies.
I hope you have a great Tuesday, I will probably spend the rest of my day packing, doing homework and being an adult...ugh
Let me know in the comments down below who your queens are!?
Keep it Sassy,

xoxoxo
Sasssquatch

8/3/14

Disposable Diaries: Honolulu

I took a few disposable cameras around Honolulu before I left and only recently had them developed. Its crazy how different my reality is from what it was. Looking through these photos made me very nostalgic and miss home, but it's alright, at least I have photographic evidence of fun times with my jbitches, my friend Jen, the Best Coast Show, and just how lovely Honolulu is. 




























It's crazy thinking about how much has changed, but also how much has stayed the same. Look forward to more photos from New York coming soon,

I'm about to cry my eyes out cause I miss home...gah
okay I have to get ready for work,
I hope you enjoy

keep it sassy,
xoxox
Sasssquatch