Sunday, February 16, 2014

VIDEO 01 // LA

a video!

this is actually more embarrassing than anything else, and probably only really funny to us... but i threw together some footage of our trip to the farmer's market two weeks back in between carly & i being really stupid in the car.

i now have my australian twang back, but whenever i hang around carly i get a severe valley girl accent ;) and apparently a.d.d.

(we're obsessed with the spice girls) enjoy!

the videos can only get better from here, right?

see our full blog post from that day here.
billie (and carly).

Monday, February 10, 2014

Reem Acra FW 14' (Day 3) // NY

i don't even know how to begin this post, because i'm speechless. just a few hours ago, i sat front row at two shows at NYFW. lincoln center, yada yada. the whole nine yards. i'm literally dying. i talked my way in through the front security and went passed standby at both shows...and sat front row at BOTH! what? that doesn't just happen.

the first show we got into was Katya Leonovich. she was very different & it was definitely a smaller show, which was nice. i'd heard her name before, but never seen anything she had designed. all i knew was that she showed last year at fashion week! being my first show at lincoln center, i was down for anything. it ended up being great. we were even able to go back stage after. i was all smiles. unfortunately my pictures from that show didn't turn out too great, but i did get a video and it's on my instagram! @carlyybethh

okay the next part of the story is the best, so hold tight.

after we got into this show, we checked the schedule to see when the next one was. 6pm for reem acra was the answer! it was 4:30 at the time, and we decided to wait, determined. 

we sat in the lounge at MBFW, and ate and chatted with our new friends we made while waiting for all the shows. then it was time to get in line for reem acra. the place was poppin' and literally everyone had a ticket, we thought we were out of luck. we were just about to leave, when i thought, okay lets just try.
so i walked up to the registration, and said "hi i'm carly, and i'm here to collect my standby invitation, for reem arca. and just when i thought they were going to turn me away, they said "okay great carly, here's your ticket!" and handed it to me. i then grabbed hannah and nicole and said "but wait! i have friends!" and they gave me two more tickets.
idk how. let's not question it.

we strolled back to the line outside of the salon. (the room in lincoln center where this particular show was being held.) there were a million, jillion people there. that isn't even an exaggeration.
we then were finally let in. and were allllllll the way up top and in the back on standby. whatever, we were in.

then i looked across, and saw that there were empty seats on the other side of the runway, i said "lets go" and practically dragged hannah and nicole. on the way down, a lady pointed to me and came over and said "hey do you mind filling those three seats in the front row?" 
to which i replied" oh sure, yeah no problem. DUH.
we sat across from giuliana rancic. no biggie.

the show was ridiculously brilliant. the music, the models, the colors. i can't.
(i teared up, no lie.)

i'll stop rambling now and just show you the amazing shots i got on my camera!
(i used my cannon t-3 with a 50 mm 1.8)

hey giuliana!

hey again giuliana!

can't wait for nyfw in september. hands down one of the most amazing experiences in my life. i'm so thankful for being able to see all of this at such a young age. 
sorry, that was cheesy.

i'll be heading home tomorrow night. :( i'm still a full time student & i have a math midterm wednesday morning..yuck. wish me luck!

xx-carly beth

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Day 2 // NY

hello all! day two, and i'm turning blue. haha. see what i did there. oh and it snowed today.
hannah said she'd be disappointed if it didn't snow while she was here. after it snowed for 5 minutes, she then said she had enough and it can stop now. wanna take a wacky guess on how that turned out?

anyways, i'm loving NY and i know the girls  are too. it's great because my family and friends are all here, its like i'm at home! this sunday morning was spent in queens at grandma and grandpas for brunch. it was lovely, i missed them so much. my grandpa is an architect, and he spent a solid hour explaining all of his old drafts to us, and we loved all 60 minutes of it.

later in the day we headed out to china town with my sister for dinner. fabulous, as usual. (what isn't fabulous in NY?)  chinese food just isn't the same on the west coast. after dinner we strolled into little italy and went to Ferrarah's, a little restaurant/bakery where you can get amazing pastries. so of course, a cannoli was necessary.

after that we took the subway to union square and met james and kylie at this place called max brenners. a full out chocolate-atorium. no joke. the menu was just a long list of different types of desserts, fondues, sweet waffles, and much more. and the place was packed! the snow couldn't keep these new yorkers away from their chocolate. hannah and i split a chocolate fondue for two. deeeeeelishhhh.

here are some pictures from brunch with g&g and my aunt and uncle, sister, hannah and nicole.

ladies and gents, thats my grandfather.

my grandpa is an insane draftsmen/architect. this is one of his old plans.

i love getting time with my fam bam.
miss you g&g.

now for what i wore on day two:

these pics were taken on my aunt's rooftop. insane view right?

sweater || xxi
pants || flying monkey
shoes || zara
scarf || zara
jacket || la bamba

the night came to an end after we walked from the chocolate-atorium, back to james and kylies dorm at NYU. we got a tour, met some dorm mates, and experienced new york college life for approximately 45 minutes. thats all i needed.

i think my favorite part of new york is walking and stumbling across all the little places you couldn't find if you tried. you could never get me to walk this much in LA. but here, i have no problem with it. in fact, i love it.

happy sunday & goodnight to all-
xx, carly

Day 1 // NY

hello from the POLAR VORTEX. they were soooo not kidding when they said polar's actually quite absurd how cold it is. yesterday, our first day, was 26 degrees, and they said that was WARM. what a great welcome. we got in around 6am east coast time. after we had left california at 10pm. none of us got more then an hour of sleep, due to excitement and turbulence. so when we arrived at my aunt's apartment in manhattan, we crashed for a good 4 hours. my aunt lives in grammercy! we are literally able to get anywhere from here, in a short amount of time. it's fantastic.

for those of you that dont know...i'm here in NY with my two friends nicole, and hannah! we are here visiting during nyfw (new york fashion week), and we started with a great little trip to lincoln center, and an after party with

i have taken some pictures on my phone and some on my camera. so i'll start with the photos i took through our walk to lunch, and lincoln center.

   here's nicole, trying to tuck her neck and face down, because it was that cold.

this is hannah, she's from south this whole cold thing is so far from anything she knows, its really funny.

hannah has never seen snow she was grinning ear to ear.

next of course, what i wore for day 1!

jacket || thrifted
sweater || xxi
pants || anthropologiefile
hat || xxi
shoes || santee alley
scarf || zara

after visiting lincoln center, and the after party...we walked a good 25 minutes over to meet my sister for dinner in the east village. she brought a few of her friends, and i brought hannah, nicole, and james. it was a lovely evening at via della pace. the restaurant was so tiny (so ny) and it had a little downstairs that had a million tables, which is where we sat. it was too dark to use my camera, so i used my iphone to snap a pic. after dinner it was about 11pm..we then wandered back to my aunts apartment...and edited all our photos! we have a full day planned today (sunday) and i'll be sure to have a new post ready for you tomorrow!

the frozen, carly beth