Archive | August, 2011

Craigslist Weirdos

31 Aug

Isn’t it fun to poke around Craigslist’s Missed Connections sometimes? There are some WEIRDOS out there!

 

This guy rides a motorcycle and thinks her breasts are “fantastic”?! They must be married by now.

 

Obviously you didn’t get a phone number – YOU SCREWED IN A RESTROOM.

 

AWESOME.

This bitch wants to hire a midget for 15 minutes to scare her bff at her party? I wonder how much she’s willing to pay for that.

 

You wanna see some spooky shit?

YIKES!

 

XOXOXO

Jenny C

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Work Flow

25 Aug

If you live in NJ you’re probably noticing how dark it’s getting outside right now. After our Earthquake scare and with  hurricane Irene approaching, I think we should all take a little advice from Iron Maiden…

 

 

 

I’ve FINALLY been making some progress at my work bench. It feels so good to break out of a creative rut.  I’m planning for a September launch (fingers crossed) which will include a style blog and an Etsy store. Here’s a sneak peek at some work I’m finishing up-

 

 

A grown-up friendship bracelet with a heart locket. (nice scar right?? thanks CAT)

 

Hand-sawed, long acrobat necklaces. Stay tuned!

 

xoxo

Jenny C

 

Weekend Re-Cap

23 Aug

Where has August gone? It’s seriously the 23rd already?! Seeing as how summer is coming to an abrupt end, I’ve been trying to pack as much into my weekends as possible. Luckily I kept my summer to-do list pretty short and realistic, so I feel good about what I’ve been able to accomplish in these three short months. Aside from spending as much time on the beach as possible, my main goal this summer was to get on a boat. Unfortunately I don’t know anyone who has one, but my friend Matt has a canoe (that kind of counts right?)

Supposedly this is a one person canoe – but we proved that theory wrong.

Our canoeing skills were pretty solid, considering we somehow didn’t tip this thing over. We did wind up making a lot of accidental circles…Let me put it this way – If canoescapades was an Olympic event, I’m confident that we would have at least walked away with a bronze metal.

Here was the nail situ for the weekend:

Maybe I’ll properly clean my fingers before I photograph my nails one of these days. I really wanted to try a fade technique, but you really need a cosmetic sponge to do this right. The closest thing I could find in my house were these weirdo rod curlers my mom bought me for Christmas like, circa 2002 that I never had the heart to throw away. They are kiiindaa foamy, so I took some scissors to them and did my best with the resources I had. That nail polish looks awesome, right? IT SUCKS. (Justing Beiber “One less lonely girl” collection for Nicole by OPI. The color itself is called “step to the beat of my heart). It will take you an hour to get ONE heart out of that bottle.

(Lotus the dog dying for me to throw her ball)

One of my favorite places in New Jersey is the Dover Antique Center. Not only is it across the street from one of the best Salvation Army stores in the world, AND close to countless authentic Mexican restaurants, but it is filled with some of the coolest and most random things. I can always find something I can’t leave behind. Here’s one of the things I walked out with:

My new favorite print. (Can’t remember who it’s by..all I can remeber is the date -1977)

Here’s the current nail situ:

More detailed shot:

 

One more thing I wanted to share with you – I love these guided hairstyle guides from Refinery 29. I tried this one out this weekend and LOVED it..

I feel like I’ve been wearing a top knot all summer long so it felt refreshing to jazz it up a little bit. I’m still having issues mastering the fishtail braid (another item on my summer to-do list), but I haven’t given up, and summers not over just yet.

xoxo

Jenny C

Oldie but Goodie

23 Aug

Okay so it not that old, but old enough(circa 1999), and most certainly good enough. Coffee and TV by the band Blur, is a great track, but moreover the music video is even better! It is super cute, and extremely entertaining. A great compliment to an awesome song, check it out!

Artist Spotlight: Amy Ruhl

19 Aug

Amy Ruhl out of Brooklyn NY is a incredible film maker and visual artist, currently working on a instillation entitled “How Mata Hari Lost Her Head and Found Her Body”.  From the clips I have seen on her website I have been blown away. Colorful, beautiful, and vibrantly psychedelic, she has a clear and cohesive motif without restricting or confining herself. As described in her bio section of her page ” One of her primary concerns is exploring how the advent of cinema uniquely technologized the human body, and more specifically, created a new language to articulate desire and anxiety over the female form.”

 

I discovered Amy through my affinity for the music of fellow Jersey boy Julian Lynch, who Amy has enlisted the soundtrack duties of “How Mata Hari Lost Her Head and Found Her Body”, something I cannot wait to get my mits on, and that you can pre-order here. Amy and Julian have collaborated in the past on the music video for his song “Seed”.

 

So check her out, for Amy’s work is fascinating, gorgeous, entertaining, and thought provoking, and I hope you all enjoy.

 

Be Well.

Brian :]

New Chromeo Video

18 Aug

I love me some Chromeo.

 

xoxo

Jenny C

Artist Spotlight: James Mollison

17 Aug

Where Children Sleep

Where Children Sleep- stories of diverse children around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms. When Fabrica asked me to come up with an idea for engaging with children’s rights, I found myself thinking about my bedroom: how significant it was during my childhood, and how it reflected what I had and who I was. It occurred to me that a way to address some of the complex situations and social issues affecting children would be to look at the bedrooms of children in all kinds of different circumstances. From the start, I didn’t want it just to be about ‘needy children’ in the developing world, but rather something more inclusive, about children from all types of situations. It seemed to make sense to photograph the children themselves, too, but separately from their bedrooms, using a neutral background. My thinking was that the bedroom pictures would be inscribed with the children’s material and cultural circumstances ‘ the details that inevitably mark people apart from each other ‘ while the children themselves would appear in the set of portraits as individuals, as equals ‘ just as children. This selection of diptych’s from 56 in the book (Chris Boot November 2010). The book is written and presented for an audience of 9-13 year olds ‘ intended to interest and engage children in the details of the lives of other children around the world, and the social issues affecting them, while also being a serious photographic essay for an adult audience.

Published by Chris Boot

(I did not write this-source)

 

 

Kaya, 4, Tokyo, Japan

 

Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Jaime, 9, New York, USA

 

Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA

 

Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal

 

 

XOXO

Jenny C

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