Noteworthy #013

  • So, my little brother just graduated. Gah. There’s nothing like watching your younger sibling grow up to make you feel super old.
  • Speaking of graduations, I recently went to the most bizarre/ kinda – awesome 8th grade graduation for my journalism class. The ceremony started off with a selection of songs from the graduating class that included the epic classic, I believe I can Fly, which just so happens to be one of my favorite songs, ever. Appropriately, I’ve been jamming R.Kelly non stop for the past few hours. Judge me.
  • Ever since her art instillation in the CTA last February, I’ve been keeping up with Heather Gabel’s work semi religiously. For those of you who aren’t aware, Gabel also runs a pretty kick ass online store with prints and t-shirts. I’m currently dying to get my hands on one of the “My spirit animal is a goth teenager” tees, pictured above, because what 7 words sum up my life more perfectly than that? Unfortunately, this shirt, along  is currently sold out, but I suppose that’s just more reason to continue checking back.
  • Alright, I’ve seen enough pictures of the Cecile the Brand Woody Allen T-shirt all over every social media site imaginable to cave in and finally admit that I want one too.
  • In more direct Woody Allen news, anybody else check out the trailer for his new film, Blue Jasmine? The film takes place in San Francisco and has a pretty awesome cast, including: Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., and Alec Baldwin. Blue Jasmine comes out in theaters on July 26, and it should go without saying that I’ll be seeing it.
  • Isabel Marant pour H&M. November 26. Thank God. Although, what that really means for a majority of the public is, sneaker wedges pour H&M… but whatever, I’ll take what I can get.
  • If you want to be really creeped out, and I mean REALLY creeped out, then you should watch Girl Model. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at model recruiting and consequently opens up room for discussion on some of the darker issues that accompany the industry such as manipulation, human trafficking, and abuse. Most of the people in charge of the young models in this film seem extremely disassociated with reality, especially the main model scout, Ashley Arbaugh. It’s terrifying and it’s true, which makes it even more terrifying, as if that was even possible. Anyway, it’s on instant Netflix now and it’s a definite must see.
  • I took my first mega bus trip this past weekend; needless to say, it was everything I expected and more. I ended up getting a seat on the top floor in the very front so  I was overlooking the highway the entire ride. I sat by a lovely woman named Phyllis on the way to Detroit, and I sat in front of a man who was making drug deals and talking about his rap album on the way back to Chicago. I learned that the mega bus is a prime spot for getting writing done that doesn’t require the internet (the wifi sucks), and I spent a lot of my trip to Detroit writing up pages of word vomit. Unfortunately, I forgot to save those pages, but that’s another story.
  • I’m super into this song from the new Daft Punk album. I’ll admit, I have yet to listen to the album in it’s entirety BUT I promise the first half of it, including this song,  is really awesome.
  • I’m considering contacting Crest to be a spokesperson for their 3D White toothpaste. I bought the toothpaste on a whim a few weeks ago and since then I’ve become its number one fan. It’s just so fresh and so clean, and just, everything that toothpaste is supposed to be… and I wouldn’t mind an endless supply of it for the rest of my life, or at least being the president of the fan club, or, er, founder because I doubt that already exists.
  • Doesn’t Christoph Waltz look sharp in the newly released ad campaign for Prada Fall 2013?

Emma Klug started The Style Note in the fall of 2012. Her writing has been featured in DBusiness Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Nothing Major, The Working Wardrobe, Chicago Talks, Inexpensive Chic, and The Wayne State University student paper: The South End. When she’s not writing you can find her eating pizza, binge-watching Netflix and working her day job as a magazine editor.


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