T//T On Call

Dearest BloGodesses--

I come to you seeking advice. After scouring the web, my usual life coaches and favorite daytime talk show queens (Martha , Oprah, Ina) I am still left in a pickle. It seems my new schedule for the semester leaves me eating only brown foods until the late hour of six o'clock upon which time I'm not longer hungry and just want a piece of toast.

It all starts out quite innocently, wake up around 9, make myself a delicious cup of coffee with BROWN ricemilk and a delicious bowl of my famous oatmeal (add flax, cinnamon, chopped walnuts, goji berries (something red!!!) and top it all off with a hint of the aformentioned coffee). This usually tides me over while I finish my work and head off to school for my first class at noon, the only problem is about 15 minutes into class it's time for lunch.... you are supposed to eat every 2-3 hours right??

Obviously I can't take a lunch break 15 minutes into my first class of the day, so I pull out a ziplock bag full of assorted raw nuts and nibble on them like a squirrel during lecture. This usually tides me over for a little but, but definitely not long enough for my hypoglycemic self to get through three hours of sewing class-- although my 72 year old Italian master tailor teacher would have me believe one should only eat a single meal a day - dinner, and starve for the rest of it.

We usually get a little break (15 minutes max) around 2 ish which is not enough time to get a healthy meal of greens and proteins from my favorite macrobiotic restaurant down the street and I can't take it back and eat it in class bc we are only allowed to snack during lecture (no real meals) so I am left to run down to the restaurant and get one of their dense scones made with spelt flour and whole grains (no gluten) and sweetened naturally with fruit juice. It's so heavy it needs to be accompanied by their caffiene-free Mu tea (also brown) and it takes me two hours to finish... there's lots of masticating involved.

So that whole process tides me over another hour or two and then it's about 4 o'clock and I'm hungry again... this damn Construction II class never ends! So I go into my bag and bust out the other treat I packed away, a large Fuji Apple, and eat it slowely, enjoing its juiceyness and not so completely brown apperance!

I wash the whole day down with lots of water (atleast I'm doing something right) but when the clock strikes 6 and class is over for the day, I look back on what I've put into my body and it's not pretty. I should be so excited to go home and eat a delicious, balanced, complete meal (sitting down I might add) but instead all I am is tired and slightly naucous and here I was thinking having class everyday from 12 to 6 would solve all my life's problems and bring some normalcy and balance into my life!

So here is my conundrum oh wise sages of TODAY // TODAY:

How can I keep myself fueled to sustain this crazy schedule of basically no breaks between the hours of 12 and 6 (my hungriest of the day) in the healthiest, most balanced, nutrient rich, CHEAPEST and QUICKEST way possible? I am willing to do some at-home preparation but do not have the time to become a snack producing Keebler Elf.

And finally, do you have any suggestions for a way to transport these snacks in something more eco-friendly than ziplocks and that keeps them fresh??

Hungry for your response,
Feeling Brown

Dear Feeling Brown,

As I am also forced to sit in one place for ungodly hours of the day with little access to more than a shitty bag of oatmeal in my desk and sugar free gum, I know and feel your pain!

Here are some suggestions for quick snacks that require little preparation:

Hard boiled eggs: They’re yellow and white! They require little cooking time and come in a handy little shell. Only con is then you’re that girl who brings hard boiled eggs to class. Solution: on your 15 minute break, run down the hall to the bathroom, lock yourself in a stall and munch away!

Carrots: They’re Orange! Throw these little guys in a baggie and there you have it… this method also works with celery sticks too… except those are like eating dental floss in water.

Edamame: Not only are they bright green, but they are easy to make and taste just as good cold.

Make yourself a sandy: My preferred snack du jour. Comes in many colors and varieties, throw some sprouts in that shit and you’re ready to rock. Cut it into fours and you can slyly slip a quarter out while re-threading your bobbin.

Oh yeah fruits are good too and they come in many colors: oranges, bananas, pineapple, blueberries….

For Tupperware try Pearl River Mart!

Best of Luck Brown, with a little pre-planning and preparation, you can find great snacks to tide you over.

T//T <3's The Hellers

At T//T we are such ballers that people come over to OUR house to show us their newest shit. Like our friend @yoramheller, who dropped by late last week after a back breaking fashion week schedule to give us some fly jackets.

Yoram and his sister Dania started We Are The Hellers, which they named after themselves. The duo make it work bi-continentally, since Dania lives in Tel Aviv, where she produces the line, while Yoram spends his time hustling in LA.

Check out our impromptu fashion show, shot by Terry Richardson at my house!

Nimble Fingers is a pink lady

Yoram shows us how its done
Amanda is ready for the tennis court
Cameraface wears DVF for The Hellers


Goodmorning Inbox

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For all the LOST crazies, the Timeloop Theory has been altered after last nights episode. This remarkably prescient explanation of LOST is epic and I kinda think that JJ Abrams and the whole crew of LOST writers found this, then figured out how to write the last few seasons of LOST. Check out the updates HERE (I wish I could type out that creepy LOST music, you know the one that goes along with the tilting credits).

The Eye

Stare into this for a few minutes and let me know what you find, I feel its magical magnetic powers pulling me into the vortex, don't you?


I'll Bet This Will Be a Hit With the Ladies

Hey! Hey hey hey hey hey! Isn't this AWESOME? Wouldn't you feel SO SEXY if the dude you were making out with stopped you halfway through and was like, "baby, I like what you're doing, but, uh, the teeth have to go. But here, I have this."

It's a mouthguard! With a vibrating bullet! And cherry-flavored lube!

This makes me want to hit my forehead so hard that I'd crush my frontal lobe. Then at least I wouldn't have to think about crap like this any more.

Best part: the copy on the front page of the site linked above says "Meet your relationship's new best friend."


Road Trip

On Saturday I took a little trip up north to the town of Beacon, NY to view the collection at Dia:Beacon. I have wanted to go for a while and it was well worth the trip.

The Metro North stop is basically right outside the museum and Main Street, which is pretty much the only commercial street is a short walk. I drove, but if you suckas don’t have a car it is walkable/bikeable if you wanna make a day of it.

The museum is an ex box factory and the rooms are huge and all lit exclusively by natural light. Some features include: Sol Lewitt drawings that are AMAZING, a room lined by Warhol’s shadow paintings, some huge Serra sculptures and my favorite were these wooden Donald Judd boxes.

For lunch, we selected BJ’s BBQ. Best cornbread in the world! But I don’t recommend the yams, too sweet for my liking.*

Any Who….Five stars to the town of Beacon.


Sweatin' These

flower and dagger earrings

What Happened Here?

Seriously, WTF were my friends on?? it was a weird scene...

these two have a blog?

these two date?

these two were valentines?

was cindy sherman there?

this crazy in the pink flew in from LA?

this is nimble fingers?

this one was driving the yacht?

must have been a great, epic party. word on the street these people stayed over for 10 hours and laughed their faces off, while giving offerings to the love gods. sounds like a cult to me.


Also, Because it is Fashion Week

So this is apparently art and not fashion, but it looks to be a sleeping bag in the shape of a bear. It's made by this Japanese artist Eiko Ishizawa.

Her site has some better pictures of her using the, uh, thing, but it's one of those annoying flash sites where you can't link to any of the pictures or grab them. So the picture on the left is the only one I could grab.

Anyway, this is WAY better than a snuggie.

We can talk about that video later. Because, yeah, wow, there's a lot to talk about there.


That kid? The boy on the left? He is that little baby's DAD. Apparently he is 13, but I am surprised to hear that his testicles have even descended yet, let alone that he is having sex and fertile. The girl here is 15. I just don't know, man, I just don't know.

(Oh, yeah, they're English.)


Hole punch

Awkward pose but pretty dress- Vena Cava

A Wang

Narciso Rodriguez

Behnaz Serafour

Seems we can expect loads of cut outs and creative angling in the fall ’09. Who’s got the best take on the cut out dress? While I’m enjoying the Behnaz Serafpour interpretation, I see myself more likely rocking that Vena Cava style. Subtly sexy. Now, back to abs class.


Patterns and Prints Galore



Marc Jacobs

DVF- How Ill is this headband!!!

all pics from style.com

Vibrant prints are really making a strong impression in the shows this week. I am l-o-v-i-n-g the color pallets. As much as I enjoy the grunge takeover we have been seeing flooding the streets of New York, I have always been much more inspired by unique color combinations. My affinty towards ethnic inspired wares aside, I wear few prints because they tend to suck. I know that black is really popular and all, but I am ready for the rainbow.

Fashion Week Time

Did I mention that my birthday is coming up* and I would love for you to come to my party,
with these... k, thanks

Vena Cava

Rachel Comey



Marc Jacobs

Jenny Kayne

Jenny Kayne

Jason Wu

Jason Wu


* my birthday is September 29, shop early!


Friday the 13th

Paraskavedekatriaphobia == fear of friday the 13th

“An estimated 17 to 21 million people in the
United States are affected by a fear of this day. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed.”

Thirteen was definitely the peak of my bad ass days. I used to sneak out at night to drink with boys and take asthma pills
-or least I was told that’s what they were-which made you feel like you were on speed (probably because they are). I lived in the Midwest, and I prescribed to the whole wild child stuck in the heartland kinda stereotype. Anyways, on Friday the 13th I snuck out with my girlfriends to go party in the cornfields (I kid you not). We were taking shots of vodka and it was cold as fuck out and we were thirteen and we got so so so drunk. I ended up somehow getting home, but one of my friends did not. She stumbled into a strangers home and puked all over their entrance way claiming to be Elaine from Seinfeld. The cops came, they woke up my parents, my parents found me and my other friend completely incoherent in the basement. I was grounded for like a month, and I had to go to court for underage drinking (we’re talking about the Bible belt here). If you know me now, I was much cooler at thirteen.

Do you have any crazy Friday the 13th Stories???


Today is a Twofer


In case you haven't heard, it's Darwin's 200th birthday today. So, you know, that's cool.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank him for that whole evolution thing.

Hot Potato

When I was a kid I lived in Tokyo for a couple of years. One of my greatest memories was the Yakiimo-Man who would sell sweet potatoes from a little truck much like the ice cream man in Queens and Brooklyn. When I’m at work I pretty much organize my day around snack time, as it is obviously the only pleasureable moment in my day. The other day I went to Woorijip this amazing Korean spot down the street and got myself a roasted sweet potato. Good lord it may be the best snack ever! The Japanese sure do know a thing or two about snacks, I mean it's basically all they eat!