Saturday, December 24, 2011


(All clothing is from American Apparel, besides plaid jacket and stripped sweater from Express)  
So here are the results from that 'Bombay' video-like shoot. Turns out by the time we (me and my friend Htat) met up, it was dark out and we really didn't think the pictures would turn out the way we wanted them too, but some of them are still blog-worthy! We practically had to work with street/car lights outside due to lack of equipment and what not, haha. I actually really like how calm and simple the photos came out. I also just really love this plaid jacket. 

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Photo credit: Htat Lin Htut (,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Free People

Okay, wow, hi. Good news... this is actually me writing, which means, I haven't died. Just, lost my motivation to blog for a while, I guess? Miraculously I've still been gaining followers, so thank you new followers for following me! Now that the semester is over I feel like two crying babies have been surgically removed from my shoulders (joking, I don't hate college that much). But I can finally find time to do other things. 
So a brief update on my life because I know you, my loyal followers, are ohhhhh so curious: my name day just passed (some Polish holiday where all Dagmaras celebrate the fact that they posses the name Dagmara and get presents for it... totally not joking..), I've stocked up on Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume, finished the all-too-short My So-Called Life series, cut my bangs and dyed my hair, AND bought my first pair of docs. *loud gasp*
A while ago I also attended this Nylon Mag/Bloomingdales/Free People event in the city where I got to make bracelets with the bloggers from the Honestly WTF blog and obtain lots of other free stuff with my friend Rachel. Fun!
(A close up of my pants)
(Top: Buffalo Exachange, Pants: Mom's closet, Shoes: Forever 21)
When I said some of my favorite pieces of clothing came from my mother's teenage closet, I wasn't lying. How cool is the detail on these pants? And the flowers are all suede!

Thank you for those of you who have been patient with my sporadic blogging. 
And about that shoot I mentioned before, it didn't come out exactly in the style of those videos, but still came out pretty cool so I will be posting those pics soon.

Photo credit: Rachel ( 

Monday, November 21, 2011


I've been super preoccupied lately, but I have exciting news. I will be doing a shoot this week that's inspired by these two videos. I also have a million pending posts that I've been meaning to finish; perhaps I'll post them before the shoot. I hope you guys don't mind phone-quality pictures.

Bombay- El Guincho 

SYNDROMES - a short film by Kristoffer Borgli & The Golden Filter

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rayanne Graff

So, among all the costume parties I've been to in the passed two weeks, I'm going to blog about the non-halloween one only because I'm extremely mad at myself for letting this legendary show go over my head in the 90's, and I must blog about how awesome it is now. Thanks to my friend Billy, I put together a last minute Rayanne Graff from My So Called Life costume for a 90's themed party we were invited to. (Warning: This post will consist of consecutive Mac webcam pictures) 

Close ups of the accessories: 
(Snapback: Mishka, Floral-print dress and Socks: TopShop, Flannels: Club Monaco and h&m, Leaf Earring: Stand in Soho, Rest of outfit: Courtesy of my mother's infamous closet)
Basically, an outfit that consists of a lot of my favorite things (floral print, flannel, accessories that I love but never wear, converse, a snapback, and a fur coat) all worn effortlessly at once. Ironically, I've been putting random braids in my hair and (embarrassingly enough) putting little effort into what I've been wearing for the passed few weeks, so when Billy introduced me to Rayanne the other day, naturally I fell in love.

Entering college (especially one like FIT), any person would assume that I, without a doubt, stomp around the halls with my nails polished, outfit carefully planned out, and with the wind blowing through my perfectly done hair. When in fact, college is having the exact opposite affect on me. While the majority of the girls (and the small percentage of guys) in my school look amazingly flawless every single day, I think my urge to look "amazingly flawless" was left somewhere in the dirty and old hallways of my high school. Its kind-of a paradox, I guess. I went to a rather ghetto high school, so I woke-up early every day to fix my hair and murder my feet during school days wearing heels. Now everyone in FIT looks undeniably gorgeous, and I barely care that I leave my hair curly most days (and let's just say that 90% people I went to high school with probably thought my hair was naturally straight). And I'm not trying to be the "I must be different and ~uinque~ from everyone else" type, but I guess since I grew up being convinced that only what is socially acceptable is beautiful, I'm realizing that that's not true. Beauty is generally conceived with the idea of perfection, but things that socially are considered ugly or weird can be really esthetic, too. Now, not that Rayanne is ugly (she's hot!), but in my opinion she's a great representation of this socio-realism concept. 

And this doesn't at all mean that I'm losing interest in fashion, because I still have my days where I want to put on my Jimmy Choos with a fancy dress and lust over the newest Dries Van Noten collection.
Now please excuse me while I attempt to feel better about the fact that I missed out on this show years ago, and watch every single episode and inevitably become obsessed with Rayanne and Angela...(and Jordan Catalano, of course!)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Random Polaroids that I have been sitting in my room. I figured, why not upload them? Anyway, the most recent ones are probably the ones of me in the plaid skirt and leopard dress. The others are quite old and some include random pictures of my friends. And a few from London. Please excuse the messy-ness of these photos. I know they're not the same sizes and what not, but bare with me.  
 (left) Me, Billy, Soon Ho, and Teresa (right) Soon Ho and Teresa.
Billy and Sergio.
(Leopard dress: h&m, Hat:h&m, Belt; Ralph Lauren, Plaid skirt: Used-to-be-Mom's, Bookbag: Buffalo Exchange, Brown boots: New Look, Brown Scarf: h&m, Fur coat: Mom's, Sweater: Forever21, Leather shorts: Forever21, Brown Bag: Delias) 
The plaid skirt that I'm wearing in the first few photos has been my most recent obsession. I love it. It's very Clueless-like.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Recently I've been getting a lot of inspiration from this one book I forgot I had. Here are a few pictures.
Artists credited according to the book for each picture from first to last:  
Ron Norton/1991, Gilles Larrain/USA, Arthur Elgort/1992, Christian Vogt/"Portrait of Linda", Nicholas Baratta/1990, Jock Sturges/1989, Steven Meisel/1991, Andrew MacPherson/Great Britain, Joyce Tenneson/USA

I've also made a new tumblr that, I admit, is sort of creepy but... whatever. It's about MTA Subway fashion.