Of the Week: Pretty in Pink

Album of the Week

Yours Conditionally by Tennis

Okay, more like album of the past two months! Tennis's fourth album came out in March and I am head over heels for it. Yours Conditionally is the perfect album to roll down your windows to this summer- like a modern Fleetwood Mac. Go listen!

instagram.com/tennisinc

instagram.com/tennisinc

 

Feed of the Week

Girl Gaze Project

This new organization is taking over my social media feeds and I couldn't be happier. Girl Gaze Project's mission is to support girls who are behind the camera. The organization was founded by six "trailblazing" women who hope to pass on their wisdom and resources to the new generation of female (or female identifying) artists!

instagram.com/girlgazeproject

instagram.com/girlgazeproject

 

Organization of the Week

Women's Center for Creative Work

WCCW strives "to cultivate LA’s feminist creative communities and practices." This space hosts workshops, book clubs and events of all kinds every month on the Eastside. You can also become a member to get access to their working space and create a deeper connection to their community. Check out what's up for this month on their calendar!

http://womenscenterforcreativework.com/wccwshop/

http://womenscenterforcreativework.com/wccwshop/


Really awesome suggested reads by Eleanor O'Neill on her blog this week! She does a monthly roundup and April is full of thought-provoking pieces on sustainable fashion and the industry as a whole.

 


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Of the Week: Mellow Yellow

Brand of the Week

Older Brother

A clothing company that is made in Los Angeles, with natural dyes and "eco-conscious" fabrics. Is this heaven? Older Brother produces simple, sturdy items that are all unisex. As with most sustainable/slow/conscious products they are not cheap, but their collection may just contain the jacket to last you a lifetime.

From SS17 lookbook

From SS17 lookbook

 

Watch of the Week

Overcoats' Tiny Desk Concert

I recently had the pleasure of going to a Maggie Rogers concert (if you haven't checked her out, I highly recommend) who had the band Overcoats open for her. I was a first time listener and their performance was amazing. They're two NYC based artists that seem to genuinely love making music together. Their first full length album "Young" is out on April 21st! To get a glimpse of their infectious enthusiasm watch the Overcoats Tiny Desk Concert below.

 

Feed of the Week

The Know Collective

This company is new and their website is still being developed but that doesn't stop them from putting out great content! If you know me at all then you understand I am a huge advocate of speaking about mental health and so is The Know Collective. They focus specifically on women's mental health through the encouragement of conversation, community, and counsel. As someone who struggles with depression and anxiety I am always grateful when I see others speak up, it makes me feel far less alone. Check out The Know Collective's Instagram feed to get a taste, or dive deep by signing up for their newsletter.  

From The Know Collective Instagram: @theknowcollective

From The Know Collective Instagram: @theknowcollective


'Of the Week': A New Series

This new series will happen every so often to round up some of my favorite things to listen to, read or participate in. I hope something catches your eye (or ear)!


Song of the Week

Green Light by Lorde

The highly anticipated new single from Lorde has been recently released and I'm not gunna lie, I can't get it out of my head. I've been a longtime fan of her music, and although this album seems like it's going in a slightly different direction sound-wise, it's still a great time! Also don't forget to check out her performance of the song on Saturday Night Live– complete with signature spastic dancing that kills me every time.

Melodrama cover art by artist  Sam Mckinniss

Melodrama cover art by artist Sam Mckinniss

 

Quote of the Week

"Sleep is the answer." – Emma Straub

OKREAL has been featured on the blog before but it's hard to get enough of their clear, engaging and consistent content. It seems that March, whether you are a student or not, tends to be a busy time. Spring is in full swing and schedules are packed! This advice below is something that we all (especially I) need to remember as we push through our to-do lists.

Find OKREAL on  Instagram

Find OKREAL on Instagram

 

Find of the Week

5 Every Day

Someone recently brought this app to my attention and I couldn't be happier. If you are local to Los Angeles, and also often overwhelmed by it's size, then this is for you! The band YACHT has put together this straight-forward iPhone app which provides you with 5 cool things to do in LA every day. It's absolutely free so you have nothing to lose!


I am currently interning for TreePeople, which leads volunteer tree planting and care events every weekend! Come enjoy the results of all the recent rain and take part in caring for LA. Sign up for an event on their website!