Apart from having one of the coolest museum experiences in town*, the New York Transit Museum acts as a fantastic historical troubadour of this awesome city — told through its public transportation system. The Meet Miss Subways is one of my favorite anecdotes in New York’s underground history.
In an exhibition currently showing at the museum, Photographer Fiona Gardner and journalist Amy Zimmer track down and catch up with the former beauty pageant contestants, turning out a lovely portrait series.
Got A Girl Crush On: The simple and whimsical collages of Katrien de Blauwer
Belgium based artist Katrien De Blauwer combines only two images in each piece, yet magically creates a fascinating & mysterious story. Oh, and don’t even get me started on her amazing color palette, created solely through found images and found paper that she somehow manages to maintain throughout her entire, huge, gorgeous portfolio. Love with a capital L.
…And, as a little post-nod to the Oscars, here are three pieces from Katrien’s series, “Cinematic Cuts”:
Got A Girl Crush On: Bandit Brand’s vintage shirts for the Old Lady in all of us.
This line just speaks to my biker’s old lady / 70’s groupie within. After seeing these, I can’t not just throw out my entire wardrobe and deplete my bank account for every single one these shirts. If I haven’t scratched enough heads as the young, often hungover, rare book librarian before — I surely will now. Don’t bro if you don’t know me.
Got A Girl Crush On: The Original Riot Grrrl, Shirley Temple
Was Shirley Temple the original riot grrrl? I loved this outfit, which Shirley wore in The Little Princess. When I was in Grad School, I pretty much tried to dress like this. Get the look at ModCloth with these cute picks:
Got A Girl Crush On: Tina Belcher’s Music Video with St. Vincent
The weird-ass Tina Belcher has been on my GAGC to-blog list for sometime. Taking the awkward pubescent girl trope wildly further than most people are comfortable, she won me over with her butt-fascination-driven, Erotic Friend Fiction: Buttloose.
As if it could Tina and Bob’s Burgers could possibly get better in my eyes, I see this amazing Bob’s Buskers cover with St. Vincent.
Today I stumbled on to this amazing Sugar Boy video and I just keep re-watching Ilana rollerskating, karate chopping and high-fiving her way through my beloved borough in attempts to retrieve her favorite baseball card. If you make it through the entire video without the slightest bit of a Girl Crush yourself, I’d keep it to yourself. Ilana has some mad nipple-ripping skills.