12:16 am

you’ve given me things to think about until at least february twenty seventh

10/12/2010, back to the woods, california love, phillip lim

(3.1 Phillip Lim double sleeve sweater, vintage belt, Forever 21 lace shorts, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Theory bag, hat from Oak NYC, cross ring courtesy of Lord Griffon)

Sorry for the absence! A couple pics from Norcal in a knit hat I got at Oak in New York in September and a Phillip Lim cashmere sweater with mid/double/rolled up/waffle woven sleeves. I’m still here in Tokyo for a few more days and have just now managed to take care of basic internet issues with some sort of miraculous go-anywhere pocket wifi device I bought in Shibuya today that looks like a computer mouse but..isn’t. I haven’t had much time to breathe but the trip has been amazing between the people I’ve met, the opportunities I’ve had, and the chance to work on my Japanese through complete immersion. Exhausted but happy.

Categories: back to the woods, california love, phillip lim
1:21 pm

the bottom of the world is gold and the world is upside down

30/11/2010, california love

Random shots from the long weekend driving from San Diego to San Francisco and back..spent Sunday packing again (or just..adding more) and now I’m in Tokyo working for the next couple of weeks through my Japanese agency Les Pros. Driving the thousand miles put me in the mood to finally finish On the Road on the plane which left me feeling as titchy small as it always did, and I don’t even mean that in a bad way. Checked into the Park Hyatt Tokyo, which isn’t unlike like an eagle’s nest on top of the city. But that could be the streaming nature imagery playing on the TV here getting to me. Either way, I’m pretty delirious right now and probably have no right to be trying to string words together. First order of business is press all day tomorrow followed by Japan’s blogger awards with Sweet magazine. It’s so nice being back in Tokyo!

Categories: california love
7:52 pm

i saw your face in everyone, i swear

23/11/2010, california love, vintage, white dresses anonymous

(vintage coat and fur collar, Society for Rational dress silk dress, Jeffrey Campbell Lita shoes, leopard print Mulberry Alexa bag)

Exploring perfect patches of clovers and low hanging branches with Colin…I found the jacket and collar at the same time at a thrift store a couple weeks ago. I’m pretty lazy and most everything I wear is based on things being present at the same time. So I wore them together in a bastardized ode to Vanessa Bruno. With my shiny new bag..I’m so happy with it, it’s sort of busy and simple and satchel-y and being both black and brown seems to go with everything even if it doesn’t.

Categories: california love, vintage, white dresses anonymous
1:32 am

picnic at griffith park

12/11/2010, california love, la, topshop

(Isosceles necklace, LF lace top, vintage Levi’s shorts, Topshop boots and jacket)

We became fixated upon the idea of a picnic around 2 o’clock this day, and by the time a comforter had been sourced at Target (apparently picnic blankets are seasonal even in California and had just stopped being stocked..of course) and we’d ransacked Trader Joe’s and 7-11 for seaweed, orange juice, champagne, trail mix, and nachos for the males, the sun was verging on non-existent. I grabbed my Topshop coat from the car after a while and we hung out for a couple hours and just talked. And wore our new headgear. Scored this wolf hood for $25 at some random store on Hollywood Blvd. while shopping for Halloween costumes – worth every penny for its ability to balance out freezing in a completely sheer top.

Categories: california love, la, topshop
7:16 am


10/11/2010, california love, la, silverlake, zara

(fashiontoast x Dannijo Isosceles Necklace, Zara leather jacket, LNA tank, Pendleton x Opening Ceremony wool shorts, Theory bag)

The cafe that doubles as my second home when I’m at my place in Silverlake. Mostly because I still don’t have internet there. Or silverware, for that matter. This ruined Bryan‘s life a little bit when he was staying with me but we made a routine of lugging our laptops to LA Mill, him possibly multiple times a day (while I slept in..let me note that he sleeps about as much as a goldfish..but gives good post-lights out girltalk), to try and stay caught up on everything. Luckily they serve everything from breakfast and the best hot chocolate I’ve had outside of Italy to wine and some strangely varied dinner options. I can’t be the only one that gets suspicious when restaurants serve Japanese food alongside pasta and caesar salad…

Anyway, we took these these shots before sitting down to answer emails for 4 straight hours and after I painstakingly taught him how to focus with a DSLR. Wearing pretty much all of my current favorite pieces..I bought the jacket at Zara in Harajuku this summer. I’ve got the exact same one in black that they sold last winter and immediately grabbed this one when I recognized all the detailing. I love that it gets visibly more broken in with every wear.

Categories: california love, la, silverlake, zara