Playing at the beach this weekend in 80 degree fantasy weather, wearing Stone Cold Fox Drifter top (love this brand!), little creamy lace shorts I picked up in Tokyo, Jeffrey Campbell Nation Hi boots, Karen Walker sunglasses, and Topshop clutch that makes my phone and cash look encased in ancient sap. Fun to put things that glow in it.
And some random shots from this past week between LA and San Diego…
I’m working on a project with one of my favorite boutiques Revolve that kicked off on Friday with a shoot in Venice Beach. The relentless gloom was perfect for the fall pieces I chose: chunky knits, velvet shorts, leather leggings, and that awesome scraggly Free People jacket that Abbey Lee wore with like, a nightgown at Paris fashion week.Actually add in one almost non-existent wisp of a thing too, the Dermis dress by Stone Cold Fox. David Rodriguez tried out a couple hairstyles on me that I would never have dreamed up..first it was feathers (we held a pretty serious conference over coffee on what color to use and decided on this very uh “natural” yellow..as in hot pink and turquoise were the other options), then an upward braid-rooted topknot inspired by the hair at Sass & Bide this season. We shot till all the churro stands were closed and cops started barking things at us from SUVs and finished the night off at M Cafe.
(Topshop coat, gifted Mercury Duo dress, Doc Martens)
So many times I’ve stared at the sunset from this spot..the field and collection of dirt patches overlook a sheer rock face rising 300 feet above the ocean. Basically the perfect vantage point to see the last of the daylight and just kind of sit quietly or yell for no reason. I always look for the green flash that’s supposed to be visible before the sun completely disappears but have never actually seen it. I’m about to stop believing in it entirely but I probably won’t ever stop looking..
Clothing-wise, I predict I’ll be living semi-exclusively in this coat this autumn..never mind the fact that I have about 3000 times more outerwear than any Southern California resident should ever own. And I just added another vintage one to the collection..a gray blanket-y cape with a Nordic knit collar and horned buttons..felt good to go thrifting again.
(poncho courtesy of Leyendecker, IRO bodysuit, Fiorentini and Baker boots)
The fact that this thing looks exactly like the blanket stashed in my car for spontaneous picnics and bonfires makes it feel like I’ve already owned it forever. Though this version 2.0 deal might be a little more flattering to drape all over the place and I’ll probably think twice before laying it on top of questionable grass and sand. Wore this to Venice Beach and it was all so quiet and perfect and warm that it stopped feeling real pretty quickly.