Sunday, February 28, 2010

THIS IS NOT A JOKE

I'm sorry I just had to tell you this. I was watching MTV Jams while writing the last post (they're doing a Lil Wayne video tribute because he's off to Riker's in the morning..amazing) when THIS commercial came on. I thought it was a joke, but oh no no no...this baby is for real and is being sold at Kitson. I just diiiied.



How bad do you secretly want one?

Rihanna's originality is MIA


VS

There's been much buzz about the similarities between Rihanna's new music video and M.I.A's stuff. Here's how I feel about it, the look of the video is strikingly MIA's style. And what's more is that it's not just a single video of MIA's we're talking about here. The bold flashing colors, pop street art and tribal/geometric shapes are straight up MIA esthetic and everyone knows it. Rihanna's people even went on record the other day denying any similarity. So lame Rihanna, back up off my girl MIA. And p.s. the song sucks.

Reasons I love New York #5


I've seen "the faces" around the city in the past but tonight I had the pleasure of catching Mr. Felix Morelo himself with the chalk in his hand. His street art is inspiring and always makes me smile.

Mr. Morelo

Thursday, February 25, 2010

CRAZY ASS NEW YORK DAY





BLIZZARD crazy 3-inch flake, sideways wind, non-stop for 15 hours kind of blizzard
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SHOWTIME my third and final Oscar Week story aired tonight. I'm so proud.
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EMMYS! Nominations were announced today, NYCTV picked up 15, including one for best host to the lovely Kela Walker. She added an amazing energy to each of my stories this week, definitely someone to look up to.
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INNER CHILD- Bad decisions made while babysitting an 11-year old.

Rainbow glitter city

Somewhere in a land of make believe, far far away, there lived a small boy. This mischievous little fellow found a jumbo sized pixie stick in the back of his pantry. But in this land of make believe the jumbo pixie sticks are made of rainbow glitter because that's more fun. So he ate his glittery pixie stick that comes in those tubes and became very hyper. He ran in circles around the living room, he zig-zagged through the bedrooms and he hopped up and down the staircase, until he finally came to a dizzying stop in the living room. The boy had landed smack in front of the large fireplace and even larger mantle. His eyes went directly to the snow globe sitting in the middle of the wooden ledge.

It was a beautiful scene- a little island with tall, tall buildings, hundreds of baby taxi cabs and miniature hot dog vendors on the streets and little dots for people walking around. With his little hands and glitter rainbow sugar running through his body, he began to manically shake that snowglobe. He shook and shook and shook with all his baby might. Soon, the taxi cabs and tall buildings and all the mini hot dog vendors were covered in the powder. For hours and hours he shook the globe- he just didn't let up. Up and down and around and around he shook that snowglobe.

And as the glittery pixie stick sugar started to wear off and his hands got rather weary he looked into the globe and all he saw was white. For all the the tall, tall buildings and baby taxi cabs and miniature hot dog vendors were missing their color. So he cut a hole in the top of the globe and poured the glittery rainbow pixie stick right in. Up and down and around and around he shook that snowglobe again. Glitter flakes fell and coated the buildings and taxis and hot dog vendors. And soon all of New York was a snowy, glittery, rainbow.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Daily dose of tunes

I love love JJ. Melodic, pretty, and always hits the spot. Unfortunately I just haven't been able to get behind their song released a while ago called Let Go. It sounds a bit Enya-ish to me and not in a good way. I was hoping that this newly dropped video would change my feelings about the song. Instead, it made me fairly uncomfortable. Both song and video are very mesmerizing- I'll give em that. What do you think?


Here's another JJ for ya- I think I may have given you this before.

I just can't get enough of him

Classic Ratatat

This one is for you, Whit. I know you'll guess the movie.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Urban commute

Walking zombies move through the motions/
Minutes forgotten as if they never were.
Fish in formation swimming in the current/
Destination on the horizon and yet so far.

Absent wife

Ohhh glitterbabes, is this how our relationship is going to be now? I get busy, duties get neglected, dinner's not ready by the time you get home. We fight, you end up sleeping on the couch.

Is this how the working girl Lara blogs? Say it ain't so! Hopefully it won't continue to be like this.

You see my sparkly little friends- this past week has left me utterly exhausted. I have 3 stories going on air by Thursday and up until 4 days ago I literally had no idea what I was doing (not sure if I even do yet). I'm definitely experiencing getting thrown in the deep end and figuring out how to swim.

But ooo the excitement! Highlights:
-writing scripts (for NYC Oscar week!)
- directing a 5 person shoot at New York Magazine
- working with professional editors and watching my stories come together right before my eyes.

I'm not allowed to embed my stories on my site but I can definitely link so stayed tuned!

My desk! A little sparse while I get settled in but 3 monitors?? Not too shabby!

I was going to write a totally ragin' weekend recap filled with pictures of food (Caracas! and Frank!) and fashion (NEW.GLITTERY.TOP.) but alas I lost my iPhone and pictures of Caracas! and NEW.GLITTERY.TOP along with my zest for the written word.

I'm tired, pictureless and semi-out of touch with life. I'll be more fun soon I promise.

In the meantime, lookie what I made for the kitchen!!!




I know, so adorable.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pursuit three ways

What is it about Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi that I love so much? It could be my giant crush on him, the insanely fresh lyrics or even the catchy melody...I'm not sure but I seriously connect with this song. Imagine my glee when I heard this most AMAZING cover by Barbara. Highly recommended for your listening pleasure.

Barbara- Pursuit of Happiness .mp3
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orig. (in music video form- I couldn't find the .mp3 for some reason)


Really there's little Cudi for every one of your moods. Now I never have to turn it off. Fantastic.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Glitt'o Pup of the Day

Robbie just sent me this video that he found on StumbleUpon.com (a whole post on the glorious wonder that is Stumble Upon another time) So adorable and very, very well made. Get ready to squeal!


Stella!!

A little sexy for your Friday

Happy Friday everyone! I think you need some sexy in your life. So let's start this weekend off right with some hot and steamy music videos. This are straight hotness to the brain- be prepared. Not necessarily my favorite songs but oh.my.god. look at Beyonce's body.


I mean...Beyonce is perfection. Those clothes, that makeup, the body+ Gaga? Just stop it, Beyonce.



This is just bananas. Sexy doesn't even begin to cover it.


When this came out I couldnt get enough. Loved the editing of the video- and LL's abs. Woo boy.


Two Justin videos? What can I say, he really brings the sexy back.


Obviously.


This one is a classic. '94, Liv Tyler, Alicia Silverstone. I remember watching MTV and thinking these girls were goddesses. I also have always wanted a convertible because of this.

What are your favorite sexy sexy vids?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fun with decorating


Let's take a moment to talk about decorating on a budget, shall we? Because it truly is one of the greatest things in the world. Right behind puppies and ice cream and hot cocoa on a cold day...next comes Do It Yourself decorating projects. Yes, I understand decorating NOT on a budget would probably be more fun. But whatever, I'm never one to shy away from a challenge.
Someday I want to have a business where I transform items in peoples houses and completely change them from what they used to be. I digress.

One of the most fabulous mediums to work with in DYI projects is: MAGAZINES!! They can fit anyones taste, they're cheap and they're so colorful. Just think out of the box a little and you can totally transform any space. Here are some of my favorite 'zine projects:


This beautiful piece is hanging in Samantha's kitchen. It's the first thing you see when you walk in the apartment. So amazing, abstract, and professional looking. Major props girl.


In my current bedroom. Top frame is composed of old Rolling Stone mags, bottom is Vogue.

This project was inspired by my collection of years worth of Rolling Stones. I wanted to do something with them and I finally came up with this idea. It took me 3 years and 3 apartment moves to finally finish it (I lugged all of the supplies to each place). In total the project only actually took about an hour to complete, that's how bad I procrastinate. I'm ridiculous.



Materials:
  • 2 inch hole punch
  • Fun magazines
  • I used empty album frames to display my magazine dots but you can use anything- the website where I got the idea from used the dots as a backsplash in a kitchen.


Magazine EXPLOSION- my old bathroom in Kansas City. I found awesome vintage LIFE magazines for $4 each in Westport, KS. After my Spray Paint Your Bathroom Walls Hot Pink project didn't go as planned I decided to go decoupage crazy with the magazines. I enlisted friends to help me and each worked on their own piece of wall so the esthetic varied from area to area. I loved it. However, whoever put the spam ad next to the toilet...that was a terrible idea.




Materials:

6 magazines at $4 each
3 friends
1 can of polyurethane
1 can of wallpaper glue
paint brushes


Zebra stripe painted walls post is coming up soon! Stay tuned!



Good morning from Betsy

I just missed a call on my work phone from my mom. I just set up my answering machine and she got pretty excited by it. For anyone that doesn't know my mom, this sums her up prettttty well.
BEEP:
Oooooh! I love your message!! Hi! Good morning! I'm calling to see how my little mashed potato is doing. I think you should go out with Shawn White. I really think that you guys would make such a cute couple. Oh my god, he is so adorable. But you'd maybe have to get a little athletic. But you do yoga! Ok, I love you, I hope you're having a way happy day so far.
She has entire conversations with herself on my answer machines. Betsy Wilinsky everyone, she's a keeper.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Reason I love New York #3




Free condoms being handed out in the subway. Gives a whole new meaning to happy humpday!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mobile and it feels so good

Hollaaaaa. I figured out the iPhone blogging app. Oh god, this is could be dangerous.


Look I can even post pictures! This is a random one that was saved in my phone- it's my tea mug and it make's smile...and it always reminds me of Lauren Rabinowitz which makes me smile also :)

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, February 15, 2010

Weekend inspiration

Crazy few days my little glitterbabes, sorry for the light posting. It a great holiday weekend filled with amazing friends, good food and a little bit of dancing. Woo boy!

Da Silvano in W.Village. Not pictured Sat Night dinner: Walter Foods in BK. So amazing you must go.

Bow head.

New York streets- good for buying vegetables and snuggies.

Docks in Midtown with Matt. OYSTERS. I can't get enough.

I WON $100 ON SCRATCH LOTTO!!

Bedtime. xo

Friday, February 12, 2010

I'm not your toy, boy!


Gbh.tv Always providing a good time and a good tune.

LET'S DANCE!!!

A single proclamation

Feeling pensive and passive and rather perturbed
A penchant for music that is slightly disturbed
Kicking the pebbles with each one of my steps,
Pondering where life will take me next.

Passionate persuasions speak from melting snow
Indicating its time to let the past go.
So I'll dust off the pebbles and continue down the road
Patiently anticipating what the future might hold.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Risotto with Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella


Yes, I know this is totally a summer recipe. However, I'm feeling nostalgic and craving warmer weather so I'm going to make this. I also wear summer nail polish in the winter- I'm just crazy like that.

My BFF over at Framed food blog also suggests mixing this recipe up a little bit by using fresh chopped thyme with the tomatoes and a gruyere cheese, or chopped parsley with some goat cheese and shredded chicken. I'm totally salivating.

Without further adieu I give you:

Risotto with Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella. taken from Framed food blog

1½ cups diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ tsp. salt
1 clove garlic, minced
4 10½ oz. cans chicken broth
2 tsp. olive oil
½ cup finely chopped onion
1½ cups Arborio rice, uncooked
⅓ c. dry white wine
1 c. diced mozzarella cheese
½ tsp. ground pepper
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

1. Combine first 5 ingredients; stir well, and set aside.

2. Bring broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.

3. Heat 2 tsp. oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; saute 3 minutes. Add rice and wine; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until liquid is nearly absorbed. Add warm broth, ½ c. at a time, stirring constantly until each addition is absorbed before adding the next (about 20 minutes total).

4. Add tomato mixture; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.

5. Remove from heat, and stir in mozzarella and pepper. Sprinkle each serving with parmesan cheese.

If you do make this and you happen to live in the NY area, be a pal and invite me over. I'll bring the wine.

Don't speak

Sometimes a song just hits the spot.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA

Look at whose birthday it is!!!!!! Could she be any cuter? I don't think so.

To the best mom a girl could ask for...Happy happy happy birthday. ILYTPLTM xoxoxo.


Jaime made you a cookie cake and we ate it in your honor. We're nice like that.



Friends, can you please leave some comment lovin' for my mommy? I think she'd like it. Let's make the theme...my favorite memory of Betsy is...


I LOVE YOU MOM!!!!

Snowwwwww

BLIZZARD!!!!


BLIZZARD!!!!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blockhead show review


Friday night I went to the Blockhead show at Mercury lounge in the Lower East Side. While I had a great time, I felt a familiar sense of sadness creep over me. Unfortunately I've felt this way at every concert I've been to since living in NY- it's just not the same as the Lawrence music scene and I feel a huge sense of loss. New York does a lot of things better than my old college town but live music just isn't one of them.

In Lawrence, there is an electricity in the air and everyone feels it. The artists play longer, they play harder and without fail at the end of each show they thank the crowd for their unwavering energy. I'll never forget the sense of pride I felt hearing artists continuously praise Lawrence.

Blockhead is from Brooklyn, it was his album premiere in a small, basement like venue- this had amazing written all over it. Yet... the fans didn't really bring it, Blockhead wasn't really feeling it, and when the show ended early...I wasn't that surprised. Another NY concert, another lackluster show. Will some artist please prove me wrong..I'm begging you!

Although after all of this ranting, I do have to admit...getting to go to Katz's Deli after a concert is pretty cool. Oh New York, it's such a love/hate with you sometimes.

Although after all this ranting part 2, now that I think about it...maybe Blockhead just sucks live...

Snowpocalypse

In lieu of the impending Snowstorm 2010 here in NY I give you MY FIRST GUEST POST!!!!

This amazing post comes to you from Mr. Daniel Trope or as he is now to be known: Glitter Me This Washington Bureau Chief. Trope has been one of my best friends for ehhh about a decade. Things you should know about him: favorite snack is taco leftovers out of the Wilinsky fridge, does a show stopping shimmy dance move, best friend a girl could ask for...has a soft spot for peppermint schnapps.

This post is from this weekend where Washington DC was dumped with TONS of snow- Trope went for a little adventure on his snow day.

Snowpocalypse- The Dupont Circle Snowball Fight

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This past weekend much of the mid-atlantic received it's largest snowfall in recent history. In the D.C./Baltimore area, reports put the snowfall anywhere from 20-30+ inches of snow, coupled with 20-30 mph winds. So an honest to god blizzard. While grocery store shelves went bare and a somewhat weather weak city braced for the storm, somewhere, some genius used the internets to plan a blizzicane celebration. Using facebook, the snowball fight at Dupont circle enlisted some 5,000 washingtonians (reports put the attendance at 2,000) to meet at Dupont Circle at 2 p.m. that Saturday and to let the madness begin.




I can tell you we got there at 40 minutes late but the snowballing was already in full force. For those who aren't very familiar with Dupont Circle, it's one of many massive traffic circles in DC that is almost a mini park centered around a large fountain. As we got to the circle, we found that the planned north vs. south metro battle didn't really coalesce. Instead what we saw was a select few brave souls hurling clumps of snow and ice from atop the raised fountain, with the rest of the crowd circled around launching their snow balls with reckless abandon.



I don't know if i can do it justice through my own description so i sent lara a bunch of photos that hopefully will give you a good idea of how fun this was. Penguin suits, robots, Santa, dudes without shirts, this was pretty much the highlight of the weekend. I guess it might be nostalgia, but there is something about a snowball fight during a snowstorm that is just makes me happy.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Jaylan, are you playing nice?

Alright, I lied. THIS was my favorite commercial from the Superbowl. I just didn't know it until 5 minutes ago when I watched it for the first time on my phone. Then I had to get up and go across the room to get my computer and post it to my blog. I have a sick obsession with informing you of random information.

"The two of us will be doing a duet, together."
"How redundant."
"Thank you."

-What movie? I'll give you a dollar if you can guess.
I gotta dollar, I gotta dollar, I gotta dollar hey hey hey hey

I know it's a lot of videos lately, I'll try to tone it down and give you more puppies. Because I know what my readers really want.



Monday monday

It's Monday and I could use some inspiration, how bout you?


Absolutely brilliant. Weed headband and a Tony Gonzalez jersey? Amaaazinggggg.

"Tribute" collection by Yves Saint Laurent
Spring/Summer '08
Model: unknown
outside of the Giambattista Valli fashion show
"Texas Steer Flexcore" Collection by Kmart
Winter/ Spring '10
Model: David Vincent Vendette
Inside my office at NYCTV.

Lookie what I gottttt. Mad as a Hatter = GLITTER= happiness.