Thursday, January 24, 2013

lo lee ta


This week has been great in the world of clothes and inspiration. I ordered a pair of red heart shaped sunglasses like Lolita's in Lolita (1962).

I also ordered a really amazing mint green, knee-length tulle skirt, Marlena's Pastel Puke zine, a Hole Live Through This cassette, and a rad badge.


I also finally-finally!-stopped procrastinating and began a screenplay that I've been meaning to write since October 2012. Watching the season finale of American Horror Story:Asylum (SO MANY EMOTIONS, MAN) motivated me to start writing it. It's hard to explain, but I had been looking for the perfect start to my script and from watching the different elements of the finale, everything just seemed to flow. 

I know, I know. Inspiration? Motivation? I sound like one of the cheesy school talks where they assure you that anything is possible (before everything goes back to normal and they contradict themselves). But really, this week has felt like somewhat of a fresh start. Things have been getting better. 

My feelings were pretty much summed up in this week's Rookie diary: 

Nothing exciting has happened to me lately, mostly in part to the fact that school has become a giant blob of tests and winter clothes and loudspeakers playing Mozart and nihilism and unrequited feelings. I would wish for summer, but that presents another problem entirely: boredom.
People say that it’s impossible to get bored in big cities like New York, but I beg to differ. Right now, I wish I were in the country. I want to walk in the woods at night when everything is quiet and stars populate the sky and fireflies illuminate my path. I want to trade in smog and sewage for fresh air, even if it’s only for a minute. I want to spend the day picking daisies in a meadow and then throw them all into a burbling creek. I want to read Sylvia Plath in green fields. I want to bask in yellow sunlight while staring up at frothy clouds in a pure blue sky. At this moment, I just want my life to be a poem. This is the most free I’ve ever felt writing a weekly diary, and this sensation is lovely.

I just want to spend a day in the woods, where trees are everywhere and I can be alone for a while with my thoughts. 

Well, that's all for now. This feels like spectacular; I can't remember the last time I had this much fun writing a blog post. 


P.S. Here is an interview that I did with Francesca Gregorini, who is the director of Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes (in competition this year at Sundance) for SPARK:
Also: my very first full length, non-collaborative article for Rookie:

Sunday, January 13, 2013

the girl with the most cake

Hey, you. I haven't blogged here for a while because I started another blog, Psychedelic Farts. But I'm still using this one more. In fact, I've sort of abandoned that one for now. 
So, a bunch of things have happened in my life since I last blogged (at least, before the last post). 

Kurtney shrines! 

Britney , 13 years oldWritten on January 6, 2013
A letter to my current crush (name covered to protect the truly innocent, a.k.a me) because I had too many emotions pent up inside and I needed to put them onto paper.  
Angsty letters to my crush! (Published on Eva's Teenage Diary Collective)

♀Riot Grrrl ♀
Became a contributor/staff writer for The Wandering Collective! (Also by Eva) 

Obsessed over American Horror Story some more! 

Among other things.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

pink ladies? (LIEBSTER AWARD)

Hey, you! I just realized that I haven't blogged on The Style Aviator in a long time, so I'm back!

I've been nominated by the lovely Danielle Eisenman (check out her blog. Do it now. Noooow) for the Liebster/Versilility blogging award!  

Liebster Award Rules: 
-Each person must post 11 things about themselves
-Answer the questions that the nominator set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've nominated to answer
-Choose 11 people and link them in your post
-No tag backs 

11 Things About Myself: 
1. I am obsessed with black lipstick.
2. I am also obsessed with A Clockwork Orange (the book and the movie).
3. I'm an avid writer (and reader), and have been all my life.
4. I want to be a lot of things: in a rad band, a director, an artist, Etsy seller, a screenwriter, photographer, amazing blogger, author,   etc., etc. 

5. I'm a staff writer/weekly diarist for Rookie
6. I'm in the 8th grade and so far it is hell. Dante's Inferno was probably based on middle school.
7. I am ALSO obsessed with American Horror Story (specifically season one)/TATE LANGDON. (If you ask my close friends about this they will roll their eyes and walk away because this is basically all I talk about.)
8. Saturday Night Live makes me snort-laugh until I fall onto the floor and pass out. 

9. I like watching infomercials where food is magically cooked in five minutes.  
10. I like making things! (But I can't seem to get my glue gun to work. Blergh.) 
11. I have a lot of favorite bands and I love music, but Nirvana is my absolute favorite band out of them all. 

11 Questions from Danni: 
1. What is your favorite school subject?

My creative writing class. I've been in there with the same glorious people for three years, and besides actually writing, we talk about being in luuuurve and hipsters and possible Evan Peters-lookalikes and Aberzombies. Among other things.

2. If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?

I think about this question a lot and to be honest, I wouldn't really want to trade places with anyone. If I had to, it's probably be with Kathleen Hanna or Taissa Farmiga. I respect a lot of people, but a lot of them seem to have so much sadness in their lives, which is why it's a bit hard for me to think of anyone. 

3. What would be your last meal?

It depends on how I'd feel that day (obviously not too happy). I guess I'd have to say vegetable lo mein.

4. Honeycrisp or Pink Lady or both?

So, I wasn't sure about this question, but from the name Honeycrisp I figured that this question was about apples. (Either that or girl gangs.) I Google'd it and there is actually a war between Honeycrisp people and Pink Lady people. I never actually pay attention to what type of apple I'm eating, so I'm going to go with...both. 

5. What is your favorite movie?

I have a lot of favorite movies. Right now it's A Clockwork Orange

6. What chewing gum gum flavor would you be?

Oooooh, I like this question.  I'd be Stride's Mega Mystery gum. Because I'm a MYSTERY. (Actually I just really like that flavor.) 


7. Who is a movie character that you'd really really really want to date? 

Tate Langdon, hands down. But he's a TV character, so I'll choose a movie character, too.
I guess...Malcolm McDowell in any movie when he was young?

8. If you could go to any concert ever (musician can be dead or alive), who would you see? 

NIRVANA. HANDS DOWN. NIR. VAN. A. But I'd probably just stand there crying because EMOTIONS. 

9. What TV show can you be caught sobbing or laughing to at three in the morning?

American Horror Story. I both sob and laugh when I watch it. You wouldn't think that you could laugh at something like AHS but trust me, I find ways. (And sometimes, they're just handed to me.)

10. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 

Either California (not somewhere like Hollywood or Beverly Hills or Malibu) or France. 

11. What is your favorite season?

This keeps changing, but I think that my favorite seasons are permanently spring/summer. If I had to pick (which I do), it would be summer. It used to be summer solely for the purpose of my birthday being July 8 (I know, I know, that's quite narcissistic), but now I like it because of the weather (except for when it's like, 10,000,000,000,000 degrees). I also like the fact that I don't have to alternate between sweaters and jeans and I actually have clothing choices. Winter equals me switching between some sweaters and jeans. 

Eleven bloggers who I'd like to nominate: 


1. What movie sums up your life the most?
2. Unicorns or pegasi? 
3. What inspired you to start your blog?
4. Where do you see yourself in five years?
5. If you could have brunch with any person, dead or alive, who would it be?
6. What do you do when you're bored? (i.e. read, write, blog, obsess over your crush for hours, etc., etc.)
7. What is your favorite month of the year?
8. If you had to choose one mystery in history to know the answer to, what would it be? (Odd question, I know, but I think about it a lot.)

9. What is your favorite article of clothing that you own?
10. What is your biggest pet peeve ever?
11. How would you describe yourself in three words?