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12/08/2009
8:41 am

08/12/2009, General

mind the gap @ prism gallery

I’ve been staring at this Polaroid for three minutes wondering if I scanned it in straight. Which probably means that I didn’t. Anyway, the shoot for RVCA’s lookbook was at the Mind the Gap exhibit curated by PM Tenore and featuring Phil Frost and Barry McGee’s work at PC Valmorbida’s PRISM gallery on Sunset. This was actually such an ideal way to take in the art for a solid whole day. Between the huge multi-textured paintings and the nonstop pouring rain against the floor to ceiling windows it made for a rad atmosphere. The shoot ran into the early evening and I was pretty out of it towards the end until I was introduced to the man himself Phil Frost. He kindly insisted on Polaroiding ourselves after my final look and handed me this shot embellished with his signature white out hearts on my way out the door. Best memento ever.

Check out more of his work here and here and if you’re in LA make sure to check out the exhibit sometime between now and February.

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12/07/2009
6:29 am

the mission

07/12/2009, General



(Topshop leather square jacket and boots, BCBG dress, UO satin headband, Target ankle socks, vintage Chanel bag)

There’s nothing easier than slipping into a tshirt dress and my dresser drawers are stacked high with them, mostly varying in sheerness and length..so when I saw this one open the BCBG show I kind of fell in lovet. The draped crossover panels are such a cool take on the now ubiquitous sheer pocket tee. Here it is dressed down with leather. I tried to approximate Chanel’s Jade nail polish with OPI’s Gargantuan Green Grape. Pretty close match and a fun way to throw things off.

This weekend it actually got cold here and I loved it. Going up to West Hollywood tomorrow to shoot the RVCA lookbook again. Should be fun.

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12/04/2009
6:06 am

04/12/2009, General

NO issue #8 DOUBLE TROUBLE
photographer: Natasha Cantwell
stylist: Zara Mirkin

behind the scenes
photographer: Colin Sokol






















Here it is – the shoot that I did for NO magazine while I was in New Zealand..the issue is now out! I haven’t gotten a copy yet so I just have some LQ shots from a PDF but Colin was busy snapping away throughout behind the scenes and befriending the resident cat. This was literally right after the 13 hour flight to Auckland but everyone’s amazing energy kept me going..thank you to Melinda, Anna, Zara, Amber, Natasha, and Charlotte! Highlights: wearing gold sequin Louis Vuitton boots and that Moschino belt, marveling at the extremely varied taxidermy around me, getting acquainted with the New Zealand skyline from the sunwashed patio, and witnessing Zara’s genius madcap styling firsthand. Hope you like it.

xoxoxoox

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12/01/2009
11:00 am

you were somehow the rain this thing could allow

01/12/2009, General







(vintage coat, lace dress, chain necklace, and snakeskin clutch, Karen Walker sunglasses, Topshop Alexus boots)

Sometimes the way I get dressed is more haphazard than anything else..the clutch I found in a stash of my things at my parent’s house, the sunglasses were smashed into my glove compartment, and I just really wanted to wear my new Topshop boots (elasticated side boots have been on my wishlist forever). These shots are from Friday, taken around Union Street in the city before sushi and hotel antics. The trip was short and sweet and I’m now back at home..the main event today was hosting a Japanese TV crew at my house to film a segment for a Tokyo-based show. It went really well but now I’m dead tired from a buildup of lack of sleep over the last couple days. Hope everyone had a great weekend..!

ETA: major updates at Shoptoast today

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