Friday, October 15, 2010


Chantel Simpson is a freshman at Yale and a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute and a dear friend of mine. Not only is she incredibly smart (I mean she goes to Yale for crying out loud), but she's beautiful, quiet, and full of thought. She's also a wonderful photographer with an eye for beauty and shadows. Actually, I would say that her photos are haunting in their lighting, but beautiful in their images. She takes the ordinary (my spine for instance) and turns it into something beyond human.

She runs a blog which you can see here.

More than anything, I am so proud to have been a part of most of Chantel's photography throughout the entire time I shared a school with her. We always had fun and I was alway so flattered to be a part. At her senior show, a teacher said to me, "You have been immortalized." And indeed I have. I hope she doesn't forget about me. In fact, she just photographed James Franco for the Yale newspaper. I have to say I'm not only jealous she met him, but jealous that he gets to be the subject of her art.

So here I am: immortalized.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

30 days comes to an end, but my lashes don't

And so, my thirty day trial period of Rimmel's Lash Accelerator has come to an end.

My eyelashes, on the other hand, just keep going and going (THEY'LL NEVER END)

See for yourself



And here's the product that did it all.

You can read more about my experience with lash accelerator here

Thanks so much for reading.

Your Brooklyn Rimmel 10 Girl, Sophia aka so.lo.war.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Woodstock Film Festival? Say What?

Hello readers (are you out there? comment and send me some love!)

I just wanted to write about some super exciting news.

The short film that I posted a while back, titled On the Terrace of a Thousand Yellow Suns, written by yours truly and directed by the very talented, Luca Balser, was chosen as an official selection at the Woodstock Film Festival this year! See?

It is all very exciting! And it's meeeeeeeeee. How thrilling?

Please let me know what you think of the film! The story is also posted here.

The film was made for a great teen film program in New York, called Reel Works. They do screenings sometimes and are just a great educational program that turn out great films. Check 'em out.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Bluma Project

What to do? Well, sorry to post to QUICKLY again (there's a first time for everything, folks).

What do you do when a friend shows up to school and she tells you that she has several necklaces in her bag. Each one is made by her mother's company, Bluma Project. AND SHE OFFERS YOU ONE FOR FREE- YOUR CHOICE.

What are you supposed to do?

Blog about it?


Anyway, Bluma Project is a line of jewelry and textiles, started by designer, Beth Schaeffer. Each piece is made in women's cooperatives in either Ghana or Rwanda and uses local materials as well as local patterns and designs. This is why their slogan is "by women for women, from around the globe."

Who doesn't want their jewelry to be something special and unique? Who doesn't want a piece of jewelry that "helps women build a sustainable income"?

Well, I do. I want it all!

My necklace was made in Rwanda and is made of paper beads.
I love the colors and feel of the whole piece.

The line is being sold at Anthropologie as well as ABC Home... check it out.

juergen teller

I love Juergen Teller.
(The wonderful photographer who shoots Marc Jacobs' wonderful ads)

Sometimes things are so real that they become surreal.