September 25, 2012

Alice in Wonderland by Yayoi Kusama

The classic story of Alice in Wonderland, originally written by English author Lewis Carroll, has been reinterpreted in movies and books repeatedly since 1865. As familiar as the story is, we still somehow find ourselves reading and watching the latest adaptation. I suppose that's the greatest thing about Alice in Wonderland... that the allure of the story is in how Wonderland is imagined. The most unique visual interpretation I have come across by far is one by Yayoi Kusama. Her illustrations depict a world unfilled by forests and queens of hearts, but rather abstract explosions of shapes and patterns. via source.

September 24, 2012

"Come into my Head" by Kimbra

I'm going to see this amazing woman perform next Friday! I became an instant fan when I heard "Settle Down" two years ago so I've been anticipating this moment for a long time. I'll probably end up hurting Kris' arm from my excessive pulling since I won't know how to contain my excitement.

August 10, 2012

Current Favorites


 Sharing this is a bit overdue, but here are a few of my closet favorites right now. End of the
season sales were very kind to me so I was able to pick up nearly all of my most coveted items.

The Fang Sweater by Natalie Ann Moran

Words cannot describe how much I love this sweater by Natalie Ann Moran.
I love the combination of embroidery and brocade fabric so much that it hurts.

June 27, 2012

New Lana Del Rey

I love Lana Del Rey's music, especially "National Anthem" 
because it was my first favorite off of Born to Die.

June 4, 2012

Leah Goren at Anthropologie

Who isn't a fan of Brooklyn-based Etsy seller, Leah Goren? I discovered her handmade textiles in 2010 when I fell in love with her black cat dress. Well now, you can find her at Anthropologie. Don't dig what's available? You can contact Leah directly through her Etsy and commission any of her original textiles into a crop top or tank. Some of her designs on Anthropologie haven't been seen before, so be sure to check it out! via Anthropologie

May 30, 2012

The Gisele Set by Eberjey

Going on with the whole pajama as outerwear thing, this is exactly what I would want to wear inside and outside of the house. I would pair these with my Rachel Comey Mars boots, a fitted crewneck sweater and a felt hat to tone down the pajama vibe. Although, I don't think they scream pajama that much. Is it me or do they seem perfectly normal for everyday wear? via Journelle.

Twenty-Seven Names SS 12/13

These are only a few pieces from the Spring & Summer 12/13 collection for Twenty-Seven Names, which is appropriately named "Nine Lives". From blouses to socks, you can spot a feline print that can induce an awww effect. At least they do for me because truth be told, I can never have enough cats on stuff. via Showroom 22

May 28, 2012

Herb by Nick Fraser

Terracotta pots in the perfect geometric shape.
Approximately $35 USD via

Matryoshka Carafe Set

Drinking water is very important, but I'll be honest, I don't always consume the suggested 8 cups of water. Perhaps this cute Matryoshka Carafe Set will help me? I'm also trying to ditch anything made by plastic these days, so the fact that this carafe is made by hand-blown glass is only making it better. $24 via Fred Flare.

Botanical Portraits by What I See When I Run

Botanical Portraits by What I see When I Run. Just $30 a print here.
Bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen. This is perfect for any room.

"I'm Sorry We Lied" by Blood Orange

This is a new music video from one of my favorite artists, Blood Orange. Be sure to add him to your summer playlist if you enjoy 80's undertones. You won't regret it! Speaking of music, is anyone else loving the new Garbage album? I love it because (1) Shirley Manson is amazing and (2) their sound brings me back to the 90's.

May 27, 2012

Matching Patterns

I'm currently lusting over this silk floral blouse and shorts by Creatures of Comfort. I've been really wanting some sort of matching top and bottom for summer because it's easy, relaxing, and most importantly, fun to wear! Sure, you could look like you're wearing pajamas outdoors, but could you imagine how comfortable you'd be feeling? Wearing something like this would probably leave me feeling so care free. I don't simply want it. I think I need these in my life.

May 6, 2012

The Caeser by Jeffrey Campbell

These flat sandals by Jeffrey Campbell scream summer to me and I love it. I never thought I'd dig nude, but for these, it works really well. Too bad they cost over $100 though because I think any sandal over $100 is excessive. But then again, I haven't come across any sandals I've liked yet so I might actually give in. Can there please be a sale so I don't have to feel too guilty? via Need Supply Co.

Annie Monroe in Wren

I'm loving Annie Monroe and her shoulder length hair. via Jeana Sohn.

April 12, 2012

Tumblr & Instagram Announcement!

Hey everyone! Now that Android has Instagram, it's been much easier to connect with friends. For those of you who don't use the app, I've made a Tumblr as another source to access my Instragram updates. So if you'd like, please feel free to add me! You can find both my Tumblr and Instragram under the name, midnighteggs. I haven't used the app for very long, but you can expect lots of photos of food, shoes, and a lovely tuxedo cat named Mongolion. Please know that Instagram and Tumblr will only serve as a form of micro-blogging, but will never replace Paperwhales. In the meanwhile, you can catch me there to stay connected.

April 6, 2012

Meet 5-year-old Lois

Meet Lois. The daughter of Ivania Carpio. I already adore Ivania, but now that I get a glimpse of her daughter, I'm left a little speechless. You know, like that moment when you first saw Alexander Wang's niece. If I find out Ivania has a cat, I'll just explode. via Love Aesthetics.

April 4, 2012

April 3, 2012

3.1 Phillip Lim Sidibe Sandal

The only time I ever considered buying sandals were the 3.1 Phillip Lim Sidibe Sandals. I blogged about them last year, when I was desperately trying to find a pair in my size. But after months of searching to no avail, Phillip Lim comes out with the Sidibe, Version 2.0. I'm just really bummed that the new version was, to me, given a downgrade rather than an upgrade. No longer are there metal buckles or an all-leather upper. They now have velcro, PVC, and satin. I'm not thrilled about this updated look because I feel the materials cheapen the product a bit. Most importantly, they do not match the $375 price. via La Garconne.

March 13, 2012

"1901" Covered by Birdy

House of Hackney for Opening Ceremony

Have you heard of House of Hackney? I certainly didn't until I saw this collaboration with Opening Ceremony. I did some quick research and discovered that House of Hackney is a luxury wallpaper, bed linen, and home furnishings company based in England. They update tradition with bold, unconventional prints while still maintaining elements inspired by the Victorian era. After checking out some of their designs, there's no wonder why Opening Ceremony wouldn't collaborate with House of Hackney. Do you see that gradient effect? I'm loving that detail so much. via Opening Ceremony.

February 26, 2012

New Essie Color

I've been excited about my new Essie color called A Crewed Interest. I don't own any colors close to pink or nude and I thought this color was pretty much a combination of both for me. I kept my nails one color for a day and I then couldn't help, but add white polka dots the next. Don't know why I can't resist myself from doing polka dots all the time. I think it's because I don't wear patterns too often, so adding some design on my nails makes me seem less boring when I eat prunes and watch 20/20 on a Friday night.