I’m Alexandra Fallows, and this is my blog. It’s a compendium of marvels I stumble upon or think of as I go about my day. My main interests are art, literature, fashion, travel and design, so the vast majority of posts will relate to things of that nature.
I chose to call it Musie because Muse is actually my middle name.
If you want to pretend to infer things about me, the “Unfortunately…” game* is always a good way to start. Let’s see those results:
– Unfortunately, Alexandra likes to act too crazy…
– Unfortunately, Alexandra was a carrier of haemophilia, inherited from Queen Victoria through her mother, Princess Alice.
– Unfortunately, Alexandra fell twice and finished in eighth place.
– Unfortunately, Alexandra soon finds herself with a long list of suspects.
– Unfortunately, Alexandra’s curiosity is aroused by something dark and mysterious, lurking in a bucket.
– Unfortunately, Alexandra hooks up with the author!
– Unfortunately, Alexandra is a virtual recluse.
– Unfortunately, Alexandra told a story.
Make of those what you will. Google knows everything, you know.
*Wherein, while very bored, you Google “Unfortunately [your name]” and then make mad extrapolations about the results.
But biography, because I’m bored and self-obsessed:
I was born in Rome to two American parents, and grew up in Italy, mainly in Turin, which is up North, near the French/Italian border. The Winter Olympics were held there? And they have the shroud? And FIAT? Yeah, I know nobody’s heard of it. Sigh. There was also a year in Paris, where my dad was living at the time. At fourteen, I packed myself off to boarding school in the States, which is where I perfected my grasp of American pop culture. I took a year off after high school, trekked around the Rockies for three months with NOLS because I’m a latent hippie, and then went to Beijing for six months to study Chinese, teach English and soak up furrin’ culture. SARS happened then, so I mainly didn’t do much but field phone calls from my panicked parents and look around in amazement at what happens when an enormous city goes into panic mode.
I bopped around a bit more, then I went off to merry ol’ Cambridge, MA to start my undergraduate career. I had a rather rough time there, for a variety of reasons, but in the meantime discovered the glory of film studies and Russian lit (my major). I lucked out and got to spend a couple summers studying Russian in St. Petersburg, which is one of the most awesome cities on earth. then meandered my way through the rest of my studies and graduated. I then made my way further south to New York, where I currently reside, in an apartment with two male roommates and six closets. I’m working as a paralegal to pay the bills, but am trying to figure out a way into my dream career in fashion journalism. (Anyone hiring?)
Aaaaand… that’s my story. I like to travel. I like to read. I like languages, a lot, and I speak six of them– English, Italian, French, Russian, Portuguese and Mandarin. I love making things with my hands, particularly jewelry and knit objects. I like watching obscure foreign movies and trashy reality shows on VH1. I really wish I could get around to learning how to take good pictures. I like cooking. I like dancing, even though I’m not too coordinated. I adore singing, but I got some gravel in that voice of mine. I like yoga, a lot. I like hiking and outdoorsy stuff, and that’s the one thing I hate about New York. I’m obsessed with Sweden right now. I know lots of random facts.
Anyway, that’s some of me. Say hi sometime and tell me about you.
Contact me at afallows [at] gmail [dot] com.