Happy Friday! One day it’s rainy, one day it’s sunny. One day we’re layered up for sleet and icy winds, and the next we’re digging in the back of the closet for those sandals we liked so much last summer. In short, it’s a typical Seattle spring. The only sure thing right now is the fact that we’re in love with Future Islands, and we can’t stop listening to their single (aptly titled), “Seasons.” We hope you like it, too!
What better way to spend your spring break than organizing your room?! Haha, just kidding, I can think of about a million things that would be more fun. However, if you have to engage in a little spring cleaning, at least do it right! Check out Bethany Mota’s adorable DIY organizers:
Don’t have enough time to do it yourself? Here are a few of my favorite cute and functional decor pieces that you can find at Nordstrom:
Wes Anderson is one of my favorite directors, so naturally I cannot wait to see his new film The Grand Budapest Hotel, which just came out this month. Anderson has created dozens of wonderful characters, like two of my favorite female style icons, Suzy Bishop and Margot Tenenbaum. I love them not only for their impeccable style, but also for their depth, independence and deadpan expressions.
Before falling in love with his new batch of characters in The Grand Budapest Hotel, I thought I’d spend an afternoon rewatching Anderson’s films—but watching them “Anderson Style.” This is the only way to have a Wes Anderson marathon, so I suggest you collect your sheets and blankets and take solid notes.
To imitate the cozy and adventurous fancifulness of Anderson’s movies, I used my 8-year-old self’s fort-making skills to build a sheet fort in my bedroom. There is a scene in Moonrise Kingdom where Suzy is shown reading in a tent in her living room, and watching that tent scene while in my own tent sanctuary was lovely.
My friend Leah and I filled the fort with pictures, tea, fake flowers and Goldfish crackers to keep us aesthetically satisfied through the evening and into the night.
I have this book called “The Wes Anderson Collection” which is not only an amazing fashion inspiration, but also works to prop up pillows and blankets to prevent a catastrophic fort-collapsing incident.
The next rainy Saturday you have, grab tape and thumbtacks and set up your own Wes Anderson fort. By the end of your movie marathon, you’ll be bursting with the desire for red beanies, fur coats and personalized luggage.
[WARNING: There is one mild swear word in this video clip.]
Happy Friday! The sun! Is! Out! And it’s the first day of spring. And we love every dang thing today, from the daffodils blooming downtown to the dude breakdancing (badly!) at the bus stop this morning.
Here’s hoping your weekend is sunny, smiley and full of soul:
Happy Friday! We first saw this video a couple of weeks ago, and have now spent more than a few nights in front of the mirror trying to learn all the steps. House parties and night clubs, here we come!
Recently, Nordstrom has partnered with the organization Me to We to bring fashionable, sustainably made clothing and jewelry into stores. Me to We is part of a family of organizations started by Craig and Marc Kielburger, along with Free the Children and We Day. While all three establishments focus on mobilizing youth and effecting social change, We Day coordinates and empowers young people on an incredible scale.
So, what is We Day? Take a look at the highlights from last year’s event:
We Day, in theory, is a movement. You can’t buy a ticket to We Day, tickets are earned through a yearlong program called We Act. Through this program, students work with their schools and communities to address social issues like clean water, drought, education and poverty. We Act is what makes We Day such a unique event. Students aren’t simply getting fired up after listening to a motivational speaker—they are an informed crowd seriously concerned with social injustices.
Held annually in cities across the UK, Canada and the U.S., We Day’s main goal is to motivate and inspire students who are already working for a better world. Through speakers from the likes of Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Jennifer Hudson and Shaquille O’Neal, We Day tells students to “Be the Change.” Macklemore and Demi Lovato are among the pop culture icons that have performed at We Day, using their celebrity as a positive platform for social progress. According to Me to We’s research, 97% of students that attend We Day feel more empowered to fight for social change.
I’m so excited to have the opportunity to attend We Day in Seattle this spring. What Me to We is doing is proving that motivated and willing students aren’t an anomaly, and that, with the necessary means, the youthful masses can be both empowered and powerful. We Day is more than just a concert. Its message, and more importantly, its growing success, show the direction in which the youth of today are headed: towards a healthier and more united planet.