Saturday, June 26, 2010

This is probably going to be my last post for a about six days. I leave for my trip early Monday morning and I will be at graduation parties all day tomorrow. Sooo... to leave on a high note- the picture above is one of the rides I am really excited for- the Mad Hatters tea cups! I may be 18 but this doesn't mean I can't enjoy a good "kiddie" ride. We all need to act like a kid once in awhile, and Disney is one of the best places to do so!

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Open Road

This editorial in black and white is stunning! I found it on weheartit however I haven't been able to determine where it came from (so if you know do tell). What I love about this editorial, besides the fact that its black and white (and everyone knows I just LOVE b&w pics), is how classic everything model Ali Stephens is wearing. Often my favorite editorials are not the ones which go Lady Gaga bat shit crazy with the clothes (although I think Lady Gaga is pretty awesome) but the ones which stay true to classic styles of dress.  I also love the whole travel and road trip feel to these photographs, it makes me even more excited for my upcoming trip!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Notes On An Education

After many years of hard work and dedication my time in school came to an end with my high school graduation. In some ways I am so relieved to be done with that part of my life but in other ways I am so sad that it has ended. I am sure you really don't want to read all about my graduation experience however I will leave you with a few tid bits. First off, the caps and gowns we have to wear are bloody hot on a summers day. You will feel as if you are slowly melting as you listen to your classmates give their speeches. You will also wish you had brought a water bottle to cool down. Also the caps will not stay on your head and will almost come off on stage while you are receiving your diploma (note to self: bobby pin the cap down at college graduation). Their were also awesome references to Hogwarts, fun field trips to a camp and amusement parks, food fights, and streakers (yes, my school is notorious for them, please don't ask) during peoples speeches. Finally, I love how my class cheered the loudest for a kid who normally is in a wheel chair and is developmentally delayed when he walked across the stage. I have never been more proud of my class then I was at that moment. So all in all I think it was a good way to end my high school experience. Now onto bigger and better things (like college)!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In The Air

I am gearing up for a trip I am taking in six days to Disney World! Whoot Whoot! Whenever I travel one way I start feeling the reality of the impending trip is the day I buy magazines to read on the plane. For this upcoming trip that day was today. My sister and I went to the book store, Boarders to be exact, and spent a good half an hour debating which magazines I should buy. I always find it difficult to figure out which magazines I want to purchase, if I could I would buy them all! Luckily, my sister was able to sensibly talk me into only buying two magazines, not the five I would have liked too! I debated for awhile on buying Bon International, Sweden's leading fashion magazine, but in the end my sister told me it was "totally worth it because the size of the magazine looks as if it will last the whole plane ride." So yes, I listened to my sisters advice and bought the magazine. Along with purchasing Bon I also bought Elle magazine, the one with Kirsten Stewart on the cover. Last month when I found out she was on the cover I swore to myself I wouldn't purchase the issue because of this. Well... it looks like I caved. Only because I tend to like the articles in Elle magazine and I really didn't want to buy Harper's Bazaar or Marie Claire (also having already bought Vogue earlier this month). Also, does anyone else think it is odd that Kristen Stewart is on the cover of the body issue? She is pin thin and doesn't seem to represent the average American women... but enough of my hating on this Twilight actress (ugghhh... don't even get me started on Twilight, I can't stand the books or movies). Besides my exuberant feelings about this trip to Disney, I can't wait until my flight, just so I can spend some quality time in the world of magazines.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Escape From Reality

As a travel enthusiast I have a list of adventures which I would love to undertake, no matter how crazy they might be. One such fantasy involves going on a spontaneous trip. The catch is that I wouldn't know where I was going until the day of departure. I would head off to the airport with no destination in mind and just one bag packed with essential items (such as clothing, toiletries, camera, wallet, and my journal). Once I arrived at the airport I would go to the nearest airline desk and ask for a ticket for the next flight, wherever the destination might be. This may sound like a pretty crazy idea however imagine going somewhere and having no idea what is in store for you? I think this would lead you to becoming more open to new experiences. I think that people often over plan every little detail of their vacation, from what they are going to see to where they are going to eat. They over prepare so much that they don't allow themselves the opportunity to get lost in the moment and really enjoy the experience. This little idea would get rid of all these preconceived notions that one must be totally prepared for the trip and instead show that it is possible to enjoy yourself, even when you don't really know what will happen. Now, I am sure you are thinking "but Jem... what would you do once you get to the location in terms of hotels?" I even have a solution to this problem, ask the airline staff where they recommend staying. Often times they know the best places to sleep, eat, and have fun at the particular destination. This idea is on my to-do list although I don't know exactly when it will be completed. Do you have any weird travel dreams?

Pen Friends

In eighth grade my friend Allie and I became pen pals. We continued to write letters to each other for the longest time. We would write letters where we poured out our heart and souls to one another. Allie soon became my closet confidant and I became hers. Through our letters we were able to discover another side of our personalities which we normally wouldn't have shared. Every week I looked forward to receiving a letter from my pen friend, it always seemed like the letters wouldn't get to my house fast enough! The funniest thing out of our whole pen pal friendship was that we lived five minutes away from each other! However, since we were in different grades in school we never saw each other. While writing to Allie I was also communicating with Charlotte, my pen pal from Malawi. You are probably thinking how does one end up writing to someone who lives in Malawi? Well... Charlotte is the god daughter of my mom's best friend and at the time we were both looking for someone to write too. Sadly, I lost contact with Charlotte since Malawi is country filled with so many problems that it was near impossible for her to write to me. Both Allie and Charlotte taught me that their is beauty in writing a letter rather then just jotting a quick email. Letter writing is a dying art, yet it is my hope that it can be revived. Through writing letters it is possible to communicate with people from around the globe and share with one another a little bit of your world. So it is my new goal to find someone who enjoys letter writing as much as I do and thus become pen friends with them (besides I have some fantastic Liberty of London stationary I really want to use!). What do you think about having a pen pal? Would you/ or have you ever have one?

Thursday, June 17, 2010


OOOhhhh... its covet time here at The World Inside A Picture Frame. This round it's Frankie Magazine, a Australian publication which looks like it is the sweetest little thing. The photographs are darling (oh dear I am using words such as "darling" to describe a magazine, what I mean to say is they are sweet and cute) and everything looks very whimsical. However (and their always is a however, right?) Frankie Magazine has proven to be exceptionally difficult to find here in the states. So if anyone has idea of how to find copies, I would love to know the inside scoop. Enjoy these photographs, I feel each one is more beautiful then the next!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mint Fresh

minty freshFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

One of my favorite colors is mint green. When I was little I had a mint colored shirt that I loved so much that I wore it to shreds! When I first saw the mint color nail polish which Chanel produced earlier this year I was completely enamoured. Although my budget wasn't. So instead of buying the expensive luxury brand nail polish I went with a brand I found in Target. However that was not enough for me and now I want some mint colored clothes as well. I love this whole look from the crochet on the dress, the buttery leather jacket, to the detailing on the shoes; I would wear it all! So tell me... do you like this mint color? Or are you favoring a different color for summer instead?

Turn It Up

Blah... I am up again at two in the morning. I haven't gone to bed before two for the last three of four nights my body clock is all out of whack. So instead I rummage around the world wide web and through these travels I have discovered some of the oddest things. For instance I found this t.v. show called Britannia High, which is basically a blunt rip off of High School Musical and not a very good one at that. Then after that I stumbled upon the music of Pixie Lott. I had heard Lott's name for several months now just in passing conversation. Once I had a good listen at Pixie Lott's music it made me regret not having looked her work up sooner. I could have been listen to good music rather then the garbage which they normally play on the radio (*ahem* like Ke$ha with her stupid money symbol for the letter S). So I really don't have a point to this blog post other then to say... go have a listen to Pixie Lott's music, trust me you won't regret it (well other then the fact that her music is not yet available on Itunes thus you have to resort to replaying YouTube video's over and over). Listen to Mama Do or Cry Me Out both songs are catchy and beautiful. Also I think she looks a bit like Clemence Poesy on her cover album, don't you agree (or maybe its just me because I am so dang tired)?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Isn't It Ironic...

It is rather ironic that I have spent much of the night (now into the wee hours of the morning) reading great articles on The Feministing while listening to Lady Gaga's song BoysBoysBoys. Ooohhh... Irony! I love this song because they played it at my prom (which was yesterday... will tell you more about it later) and several of my guy friends had choreographed a dance to it which they had practiced for weeks. It was amazing to watch, everyone cleared the dance floor for them (needless to say all their girlfriends, dates, and friends were very proud of them)!
On one hand I love Lady Gaga (and clearly this song) but on the other hand I feel that sometimes she contradicts herself. But then I am reminded, don't we all contradict ourselves once in awhile? Shouldn't I cut her some slack? The lyrics and the way BoysBoysBoys is sung is just so catchy. Yet, at the same time isn't it reinforcing what society is telling us, "we like boys in cars, boys boys boys, buy us drinks in bars, boys boys boys, with hairspray and denim, boys boys boys, we love them!" That we are defined by our gender? That boys ought to like cars and buy girls drinks? It seems to me that both genders, men and women, shouldn't feel pressured into feeling like something is wrong with them if they don't like automobiles or shopping (or whatever else we are told to buy into). Yet, at the same time we need to encourage each other that it is okay to like automobiles if you are girl, or shopping if you are guy (both which are stereotypical for certain genders). Once this happens the idea of gender roles will have been broken down even more. It will lead to greater equality because we will not be defined by our gender but by who we really are. Sorry if this post isn't very comprehensive but in my defense it is two-thirty in the morning! Hopefully I was able to convey some of my point. So what do you think, about Lady Gaga and gender roles?

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I have made some noticeable changes on this little blog in terms of the layout. Change is always a good thing and it is important to mix it up once in awhile. I finally changed the layout which I started blogging with to something more current. Their may be small changes/tweaks with it over the next few days but bare with me! I want to ensure I get it right. I think that it is interesting to note that I made these changes while experiencing other very big changes in my life; the end of High School! Tomorrow is my last day of High School however our graduation is not for another week (because a lot of students still have to take exams). It is so weird to think that just as one chapter of my life is coming to a close another is beginning.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I love the idea of wearing a bracelet with the  
evil eye on it, not only does it look cool but I've always
thought it is important to wear something to protect yourself
from harm (it doesn't have to be a bracelet like this, just
something which when you wear it make you feel safe. For example
I always wear my Hamsa necklace... I don't feel complete without it.).

I can't remember where I first saw this image (I think it
was on the cover of Vogue UK but I am not sure...) but
I love that it gives off a hippie, care free vibe.

The Art Deco movement led to the creation of beautiful works of art. I love
 the drawings of women during this time, they always seem to be dressed
to the nines! Its a shame people don't dress this way anymore, people back then
really had class that's for sure!

Vogue Italia Beauty
Such a beautiful image... nothing like relaxing on the beach to put
you in a good mood! Wearing an awesome floppy sunhat and chic
bathing suit is an added bonus.

These are just a few images which are currently at the top of my inspiration file.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Just a quick post to let you all know I haven't disappeared from the blogging world. I was in Boston for a few days attending my cousins wedding shower. It was my first time attending one, and let me say, I don't get what all the fuss is about. Why do you have to get presents when you get engaged? I mean its a lovely idea... however, I don't think that when I get engaged (which won't be for years and years I hope!) that I want anyone throwing me a wedding shower. Although, that's what my cousin said and she ended up having one because her mom's friends all wanted to throw one. People make wedding showers in to such a big deal. The one nice thing about this trip was I got to hang out with my cousins who I don't get to see often and drink some champagne! Anyways... what are your thoughts on wedding showers?

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Language of Street Style

I don't typically post street style photographs. However, I couldn't resist sharing these pictures. All of the images were taken from the street style blogs and  both based in Israel (Its kinda weird how I've done two posts in a row about whats happening in Israel... happy coincidence I guess). I really love how each of the women in the photographs all have their own individual sense of style. Plus I am coveting the bag in the bottom picture, its gorgeous, no? I think one of my goals this summer is to study Hebrew more, not just so I can read it but so I can speak it fluently. I understand a bit of the language however not enough to have a proper conversation. The only problem with this plan is I don't really have anyone to practice with... so I've been thinking about resorting to using one of those electronic language teachers (like rosetta stone). However, I've never used one before, what do you think of them? Any suggestions?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Normally I do not have "man candy" posts, if you know what I mean. However, today I am going to make an exception. Nothing like a good looking guy to wake you up on a Tuesday morning! This weekend I spent much of my time on YouTube listening to music. I soon discovered Harel Skaat, an Israeli singer. He was the runner up on the Israeli version of American idol and has become a huge star in his homeland. Much of my childhood was spent in Hebrew School, learning the Jewish prayers and the Hebrew language. I am by no means fluent in the language, however I love listening to music sung in Hebrew. It is so beautiful and often times I understand a good chunk of the lyrics. I especially love Israeli musicians, it seems to me that they have quite a few good singers. Also when I listen to songs in the Hebrew language it makes me feel close to my religion, culture, and the Israeli's. So... anyways, back to Harel Skaat. He recently participated in Eurovision, which I have to say, I was thoroughly disappointed he didn't place higher. A German girl won instead, I personally found her song to be annoying. One of my favorite songs of Skaat's is Milim, which in English means Word. He sung Milim for the Eurovision contest and every time I listen to it, I always choke up. It is such a beautiful song. A few of my other favorite songs which Skaat sings are At Ve' Ani and Kabli Oti. Besides being a fantastic singer he is also quite good looking. I am sure their is an American equivalent of Harel Skaat, however no one really comes to my mind at the moment besides he's totally better then any American singers; he's Israeli and HOT! So yes, I am totally fan girling right now but you know what, I don't care if everyone knows that Harel Skaat is my new musical crush (and a sexy one at that)! Haha...