8:17 am


14/05/2010, back to the woods, california love, jewelry, sd

ph. by me and Colin

Photos build up after a while. I still have whole folders of Tokyo photos to go through…anyway, here goes:

  1. 3 favorites – Claude Maus dress, Madame Hawke bustier, and Alexander Wang shorts
  2. from the opening of Noble Experiment..a pseudo-speakeasy downtown..I would have been sold on the chandelier and ceiling art (and the invitation – a golden skull of my own in a solid wooden box) alone but add a macabre wall of skulls and I may want to move in…oh and good drinks too
  3. Erin Wasson x RVCA leather one-piece..amazing for summer but it’s a bit too big on me..I tried to make this less obvious by contorting
  4. bored in the car by myself shot – Forever 21 cross and stud rings + old standby knuckle ring..shocking that I haven’t lost this yet what with how often I wear it and take it off in cars and by bathroom sinks…against a background of leopard tights and steering wheel
  5. I need to get a better shot of the Stevie jeans that Elizabeth and James sent me from their new Textile denim line…obsessed with the overdyed pockets and ’70s silhouette
  6. sunset + Camilla and Marc “Somewhere Sometime” dress…freezing…an exposed back and sides will do that I guess
  7. Chaser Collection tshirt borrowed from Kristin, Forever 21 necklace, gifted J Brand leggings, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent zipper wedges
  8. my favorite candle line, Capri Blue, dominates my mantel..Volcano is my favorite..the huge gold mirror is one of my best thrift store finds of all time
  9. better shot of the skull ring that Leviticus sent me…hope my hands were clean
  10. navy blue water is as beautiful as it is scary
  11. stocking looks like I’m stealing but I’m not..backpacks just make everyone look suspicious
  12. I heavily abuse my center console..sorry, you’ll have to hold your drink..Danny Roberts‘ work graces both my iPod and my Macbook and jewelry litters my life
Enough dot dot dots to last a while (not promising the cessation of their use in the near future). I got some amazing news from my friend Mattias today, that I’m the first US blogger to hit 30,000 followers on Bloglovin! Thank you so much to everyone who visits this blog!xxx
Categories: back to the woods, california love, jewelry, sd
9:42 pm

and I think there’s a reason at least there’s a sign

04/05/2010, back to the woods, california love, in a button down again, vintage

ph. by Colin
(vintage silk double breasted blazer, American Apparel bull denim shorts, vintage leopard print belt, random nude fishnets, LD Tuttle boots, Noir/vintage/F21 jewelry)

In beautiful Julian..lately when the weekend hits all I feel like doing is driving far away, doesn’t matter in what direction. I wish Mexico was more of an option but the border just hasn’t been safe lately. So it’s been a while since that’s happened. The fact that most of the town was closed for a reason we never found out and the unreal cutting wind made it feel even more remote..and the fact that we didn’t interact with a single person out there. I found the blazer a while ago at a thrift that it has the boxy oversized cut of any other thrift store blazer but it takes on the softer feel of a top in this cream silk. Also stuck some crystals at the inner corners of my eyes with glue of questionable safety. Who else wants to hang out for a month or so at the barn/trailer compound? There’s even a defunct post office right by it to play in.

Categories: back to the woods, california love, in a button down again, vintage
8:39 pm

here comes the flash

29/04/2010, ankle boots, back to the woods, california love, mane and tail

ph. by me
(gifted Erin Wasson x RVCA “Here Comes the Flash” knit romper and Forever 21 feather earrings, Jeffrey Campbell for Free People boots)

This thing could not be more appropriately named…nice one Erin. I think I could live on a wardrobe of awkward knits without getting bored. The shorts and dresses that Stolen Girlfriends Club showed in September would be invited too.

I had a damn exciting shoot last Monday in LA with Forever 21..jumping/hopping/bending backwards wearing 5 inch heels in a studio and fake hair included. Most of the extensions came out with some vigorous brushing that same night but I decided to screw around and take some photos the next day before they were all history. The glue, however, didn’t budge until Colin suggested getting some peanut butter in there to coax it out..was not pretty..but it worked. And I even got to use the good peanut butter.

Categories: ankle boots, back to the woods, california love, mane and tail
7:48 am

not for nothing

23/04/2010, back to the woods, california love, sd, topshop

ph. by me
(Topshop Unique dress)

I got this dress at Topshop in Tokyo..the body of it is probably about five feet wide and it runs further with the drop shoulder than I’ve ever seen, putting it in that murkily unattractive category I love so much..add in the dusty pink color and it pretty much looks and feels like something to wear to sleep. An idea I’d like to follow through with to it’s full extent but the zippers kind of kill it. Still a very useful garment though. Wore it with motorcycle boots that the weeds buried and not much else.

Categories: back to the woods, california love, sd, topshop
9:53 am

golden grass + white light

18/04/2010, back to the woods, california love, jewelry, topshop

(Topshop flute one shoulder dress, Armor Ume body chain, Jeffrey Campbell boots)

A dress this pretty needs some random accessorizing to make it feel That single sheer floaty sleeve kills me. Last time I wore it this was accomplished with a patent harness but this body chain that Sandee from Armor sent me is a clear upgrade, and not only because it lacks Velcro. The chains are thick and dark (sorry if it sounds like I’m talking about blood..and that you’re now thinking about blood) and the link sizes are varied four times over. That way it looks more like it came from medieval times, which is of course what we all want. Since a mithril vest is out of the question. Thank you Sandee, especially since I thought I had seen every last incarnation and limb usage possible in a body chain. I’m picturing it with a non-existent tank top and aviators next.

Had a couple photo shoots with Japanese magazines at my house this week..always fun to do anything with Japan even if it means frantically straightening the place so I don’t seem like a freak and coming up with 14 summer outfits when I’m still lingering on boots and thigh highs…that I’ll probably still be wearing well into summer. Cause making sense is no fun.

Categories: back to the woods, california love, jewelry, topshop