Friday

My Shoe Collection | The Paulie Antiques Show

    
Hey, guys! Another vlog with my real hair! Nuts, huh? Enjoy my shoe collection! I left a few pairs out, but this is the majority! XO
love, polly

Thursday

A Taste of Spring & Visiting Chicago

Yesterday I took the train up north to Chicago for the day for an interview with the Goodman Theatre or a Costume Design internship. They'll get back to me this week with their decision, but either way... I feel proud of myself for landing the interview and being back in the city, again. It went really well and I loved touring the Goodman Theatre Costume Shop and meeting everyone! I have to admit that moving to New York City in August 2013 was a lot for me to handle and very outside of my comfort zone. It felt great to be back in the city again... even if it wasn't New York City :) 
*EDIT* I just accepted the paid position and I'm moving to Chicago early next month!
My mother and I brunched at this cute place near Union Station called Lou Mitchell's and we loved it! She had eggs benedict with salmon and I had the florentine.  
I had a little taste of New York City while in Chicago.... Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding... I was so thrilled Magnolia had come to Chicago! Thanks to Nathan Adhikari for sharing some pudding with me and showing my mom and I around Chicago for the day! We loved it!
Until we meet again, Chicago!
love, polly

Saturday

My Styling for Liz Rowe | Impulse Magazine 2013

Every once in a while in my life, I meet someone who is absolutely irreplaceable. Liz Rowe is that person. I met her while studying at the University of Illinois while she was earning her Masters of Fine Arts in Costume Design & Technology and I was earning my Bachelors degree in the same exact field. We had so many classes together and I'll never forget how hilarious and sincere she was in the costume shop and in general. She was always the life of the costume shop..... I love you so much, Liz! She's from Canada and before moving to the USA, she got her degree in make-up design and even worked on the set of Resident Evil III doing the zombie dogs' make-up. Remember those? Well, we decided to shoot her photos for Impulse magazine last year to tell her story. Her interview is lost and I have no idea if it went up on the Impulse Magazine website, but I'm trying to find it. Puja Patel took the photos and she was so wonderful! I loved going through Liz's wardrobe and her *amazing* necklaces from all over the world. She's truly a gem and a triple threat in costume design, make-up, hair, beading and so much more! She's hilarious and so beautiful to boot. I miss you, Liz!!! Thanks for trusting me & wearing pastel tights even though you weren't quite sure about it. You're the best.
 (me being a dweeb about putting hydrangeas everywhere)
Concept, Location & Wardrobe Stylist: Polly Bland via Paulie Antiques
Make-up, Hair, Model: Liz Rowe
Photographer: Puja Patel
love, polly

Wednesday

My Record Collection | The Paulie Antiques Show

       
Hey guys! I haven't posted this video on my blog, yet... so I thought I'd share it here, too! Here's all of my records. I actually donated and gave away a few last year before moving to NYC so here's what I kept! Do you have a record player? Tell me about it! I love hearing stories about people's record players and how they acquired them. Mine is my dad's from the 1970's. It's a Juliette! XO
love, polly

Tuesday

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Dear Mom,
Thank you for raising me with manners and couth. Thank you for raising me at all. Thank you for making my Halloween costumes and inspiring me to be creative myself. Your kind and sensitive heart has also rubbed off on me and your fashion sense has, too. Not only are you beautiful on the inside.... but your beauty shines through in all places. I love you. Happy Birthday! I'm excited to spend it with you.
love, polly

Sunday

Outfit: You Forgot it in People

Boy oh boy, where to begin? I'm not really sure who I am at the moment- I'm working like crazy at my new job waitressing and it's eating up my days, but they're busy and that's how I like them. When the days creep by slowly- that is like true torture to me. Today is my day off and I *finally* get to relax a bit. I'm going to practice my accordion, meditate, take a long walk outside and sketch a bit. Although I've been going through a lot of anxiety the past week, I can always count on this album by Broken Social Scene to calm me down: take a listen if you wish! How are you guys? XO 
Outfit Details:
Moonbasa Classic Black and White Check Flounce Dress: c/o Persunmall
Hydrangea Flower Crown: Made by me, Paulie Antiques FOR SALE HERE
 Ione Rose Pink T-Strap Heels: c/o BAIT Footwear
Knee Socks: American Apparel
Orange Bag: c/o Sammy Dress
Plaid 1970's coat: gift from my Grandma Kutch
Necklace: vintage, my mother's
Gold Brooch: Lisa's Antique Mall in Illinois. (Thank you, Grandma Kutch!)
love, polly

Friday

Shannon Coffey Opens my Package on Video!

So over the past few months, I've become obsessed with Shannon Coffey who is a vlogger for Random Ass Girly Channel. She also had a channel called Coffey Chat and she's absolutely hilarious. I sent her a package to open on her show and here it is!! Isn't she hilarious? Haha!!
love, polly

Tuesday

Happy 19th Birthday, Hannah!

Dear Hannah,
Happy 19th Birthday!! I know that I can't be with you today and that isn't really normal considering our relationship since we met. You'll have a fabulous day in Central Park despite that! I wish I could be there! Always remember that I love you and appreciate you for who you are and also what we've created together. You have been there for me, whether it was coming to rescue me from getting my car towed because it was jammed in the snow, working out to (what feels like) hundreds of Cassey Ho videos, letting me stay at your place while I was in the process of moving (twice!!), or constantly being on board for my crazy photo shoots for Paulie Antiques. You've been there as a constant friend and positive force of love and inspiration. Thank you for all that you've done and all that you are. You're a beautiful rising star and I'm so glad I could help inspire you to create your blog. You are beautiful. I will see you in the future, I'm sure of this. I love you eternally. Visit Hannah's Blog to wish her a Happy Birthday if you'd like to! She'd love it!
Your sister, 
Polly