mix tapes, outfits

In the City and Other Things

I made you a mixtape. Perhaps like Carina, I’ll make this a regular thing.

Most of these songs are about cities— New York and Los Angeles, specifically. Some are just songs I like listening to while walking at night and some, songs I love but haven’t listened to in a while. I wanted whimsical yet upbeat and songs that make me feel giddy.

My iPod’s poppy-happy “In the city” playlist:

In the city playlist

1. Nolita Fairytale – Vanessa Carlton
2. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
3. Everywhere – Michelle Branch
4. Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
5. Black and Gold – Katy Perry (Sam Sparro cover)
6. Seasons of Love – Rent OST
7. Downtown – Petula Clark
8. Generation – Emerson Hart
9. First Train Home – Imogen Heap
10. Santa Monica – Savage Garden
11. The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
12. London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do) – Heather Nova
13. Better in Manhattan – Casey Dienel
14. More Than This – 10000 Maniacs
15. When The Stars Go Blue – Ryan Adams
16. Big Yellow Taxi (feat. Vanessa Carlton) – Counting Crows
17. Nowhere and Everywhere – Michelle Lewis
18. The Camper Velourium I: Faint of Hearts – Coheed and Cambria
19. Sunken-Eyed Girl – Mike Doughty
20. Wish I Stayed – Ellie Goulding
21. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered – Silje Nergaard

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Aaaand some photos:

country mouse

Eh, I meant to draw mouse ears on this photo and call it “country mouse” but I forgot and I’m too lazy to do it now. Anyway, I wanted to wear this today but the dress’s fabric was too hot. I got really sweaty (you’d think I just had a go and worked out on refurbished fitness equipment) just taking photos out in my balcony. So I changed into this:

levis modern vintage jeans

The pink shirt is really, really thin. I bought it as a beach cover-up but I find it very comfortable for sweltering city weather.

Claudia Schiffer photographed by Erwin Wurm for Vogue Deutsch (November 2009):

Erwin Wurm is an Australian artist. Since the late 1980s he has developed an ongoing series of “One Minute Sculptures,” in which he poses himself or his models in unexpected relationships with everyday objects close at hand, prompting the viewer to question the very definition of sculpture.

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  • Reply Hana February 2, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I like your mixtape cos Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton & Katy Perry are included. :) and you look cute in the dress!

  • Reply nix February 2, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    i’ll listen to your mixtape. thanks! :)

    love the dress and the casual wear. ang kyotkyot mo talaga.

  • Reply nan February 2, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    the wurm editorial. i ?

    • Reply Helga February 2, 2010 at 9:18 pm

      Kumain ako ng pandesal.

  • Reply Barbs February 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Loving the mixed tape…. also, that dress you’re wearing in the first photo is so LOVELY! i looove it! and the belt to go along with it. i’m trying to find a dress similar so i can feel like a girl when i want to be… haha. you are darling, as always ;-)

  • Reply Angie February 3, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Will go listen to your mixtape, thanks for sharing :)

  • Reply diana alexandra February 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    YOu listen to the boxer on the way home? :) yayyyy

    also. Katy Perry’s Black and Gold Cover wins! :)

  • Reply Carina February 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm


    I think you should do the mixtape thing more often! (I love that you love Vanessa Carlton, too. LOLZ. “Heroes and Thieves” is my favorite.)

  • Reply scart February 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    i got the wrong URL tsuri ^_^x

    wanted to drop by cos am gonna look for your playlist. I’m looking something new to listen. thanks for sharing and i like your whole outfit the one with jeans ~_^x

  • Reply scart February 4, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    wait.. you listen to coheed and cambria? wow!

  • Reply Aldo February 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Haha I expected Santa Monica there. The busy streets so undemanding!

  • Reply eRLyN February 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    that dress is nice, too bad you said the fabric makes you sweat.

    btw, care to link exchange? got here through your plurk page.

  • Reply Ade February 8, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Fuck yeah Sta Monica!

  • Reply teeyah July 30, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Hope you can post a new mixtape, Helga :)

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