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01/30/2009
9:21 am

little black heart

30/01/2009, inspiration

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(Han, Demonia boots)

I know I’ve posted this image before but this is one of my favorite editorials – Alastair McKimm via i-D featuring Han in a bodysuit, tights as sleeves, massive footwear, and the mother of all bandage dresses. I mean what’s not to like here? It seems the line between fashion and fetish blurred into oblivion long ago, and even Forever 21 is catching up with their faux leather shorts that a few readers kindly forwarded to me today..not bad not bad…

The rest of it -

(scans by tFS’ j’adore dior)

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01/28/2009
6:48 pm

oceanside

28/01/2009, General

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(secondhand poncho, Forever 21 bleached jeans, Alexander Wang backpack)

Wearing a backpack with a poncho might seem like a bad idea but it ended up acting as an anchor against the crazy wind that actually ruined most of the photos we took. I hate wind! One reason not to miss Norcal, it’s about a thousand times worse up there.

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01/28/2009
6:41 pm

open knit

28/01/2009, shopping

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I’m horribly attracted to these crochet pieces at Topshop..

First the backless crochet top was revived from high school and this morning I picked up a delightfully tacky dress version while thrifting around. I also have in storage a large-ish collection of crochet bikinis left over from the year I spent in Hawaii, and even the thought of lounging around by the ocean in one of these is starting to appeal to me…perhaps somehow integrated with my chunkiest sweater.

More on the topic of knit one pieces – this girl knit her Rodarte-inspired bodysuit herself…amazing.

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01/28/2009
9:29 am

king james

28/01/2009, inspiration

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I freaking love Jaime King..especially back when she was James.

Slackers is one of my favorite movies everr.

(luxlund, issuemanagement, contour, corbis, tfs)

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01/25/2009
7:55 pm

overhead

25/01/2009, General

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(vintage blazer dress, Target sheer tights, Chloe boots, Alexander Wang backpack, Elizabeth and James ring, Forever 21 metal mesh earrings)

Colin had been wanting to use this freeway overpass for a little while and yesterday after we tried out a new sandwich place it was right in our path. This was one of those outfits that ended up being totally ideal for the temperature..love when that happens.

Sooo before you think I went bodystocking shopping, let me explain that the sleeves are cutoff tights with a hole cut through the center. Pretty fun to wriggle into.

What I purchased over the course of the day:

  • blueberry Trident
  • a glass salad bowl
  • cream lace leggings
  • a turtleneck bandage dress
  • Evian
  • two Doubleshots
  • Starbucks signature hot chocolate (RECOMMEND) and vanilla rooibos tea

ETA a little more explanation – take a pair of tights (I want to try a crocheted pair next…) and cut out the crotch, this will be the hole that you put your head through. Leave the waistband intact so that the ‘shirt’ will stay in place, cut the sleeves to the appropriate length, with or without thumb holes..and you’re done ;)

Oh and also American Apparel is coming out with a mesh minidress soon…should be good.

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