10:21 pm

nimbus hour

05/11/2010, back to the woods, california love, phillip lim

(3.1 Phillip Lim asymmetrical dress and leather shorts, fashiontoast x Dannijo Isosceles Necklace, Target sheer tights, Acne boots)

Felt pretty triumphant when I ordered the last size in this dress from Net-a-porter after deliberating over it for a few days. Reminds me of wearing a spiderweb or a cirrus cloud. Which is pretty much the ultimate compliment. Colin and I took it to a proper field to let the light seep through it. Indian summer temperatures in California have everyone complaining but I’m kind of enjoying it, though finalizing plans to go to apparently frigid New York City and Tokyo this month might have something to do with that.

Some of you guys may have read about the jewelry line I designed for Dannijo exclusively for Tobi this week on Refinery29, The Examiner, NBC, and Harper’s Bazaar. I’ve been working on this since June and am so excited that the pieces will be available soon (Tobi’s having a presale so get your orders in because quantities will be limited)…I’ll post more on my inspirations for the line and detail shots ASAP – it was seriously a dream come true getting to realize my vision and work with the Dannijo sisters. Wearing the Isosceles necklace here and actually have been wearing the prototypes in all of my posts from the past few months..I’m so happy with them, all of the pieces couldn’t possibly be

Categories: back to the woods, california love, phillip lim
11:23 am

off melrose

04/11/2010, california love, la, topshop

(fashiontoast x Dannijo Isosceles Necklace, H&M dress, Topshop boots, Balenciaga bag, Karen Walker shades)

I got this dress at H&M with my mom last month – I was in San Francisco for the day so I made her take me shopping after she picked me up at the airport. More to make sure we spent time together than because I was looking for something in particular..this ended up being my only purchase aside from cream puffs and coffee. I love that it looks like a nightgown and that there really is that much material to swoosh around in. Worn this weekend with various round things on my head to brunch at Alcove Café in Los Feliz.

Categories: california love, la, topshop
6:57 am

crush crush crash

03/11/2010, california love, halloween, la, silverlake

This weekend I played hostess to a five day long organic café tour and slumber party at my place in Silverlake with my beloved Bryanboy, who was not only visiting LA but California for the first time. Ever. This also of course happened to coincide with Halloween so we spent a good chunk of time combing Hollywood Toy and Costume, Wasteland, and H&M, him to put together his “sexy Tavi” look (an approximation of her Proenza Schouler in case it wasn’t glaringly obvious) and me to browse aimlesssly and buy lots of things that didn’t relate to each other (deciding at the last minute to be a movie character so obscure that no reference points exist on the internet drained what little spirit I had to dress up this year). I’m partial to my newly assigned fraternal twin, but gage how he fared against the competition on Refinery 29. I ended up putting together a boggled failure of a costume that can only be described as broken fairy/confused raver/crushed insect circa 1990-something/drunk Tinkerbell. We went through the proper procedure of going to a few parties and freezing in between them with Colin, who came up for the night, but the highlight was definitely 7-11-ing at the end of the night all bundled up. And watching Bryan try to get away with a crotchety old woman act with multiple cab drivers. And discussing tapeworms at length in a car full of people that probably didn’t want to discuss tapeworms. And remembering that Silly String and Blow Pops exist. And hailing that last cab so triumphantly that it pretty much happened in slow motion. Halloween never goes the way you think it will.

Categories: california love, halloween, la, silverlake
10:06 am

all in one

27/10/2010, alexander wang, back to the woods, california love

(Alexander Wang hooded romper, fashiontoast x Dannijo Deserver Cuff)

Weird amount of things that I love going on with this little suit for being so simple – one piece, passable as pyjamas, hooded, smushy knit..and the easiest thing to throw on in three seconds when running out the door. Though the chances of having to do that might be slim since it’s also become my default for lazing around the house. Possible step backward.

I have a million boring things to do tomorrow before driving up to LA for the weekend to welcome Bryan for his first visit to California. Halloween ideas are non-existent..and I was so sure that inspiration would have struck by now. Slowly starting to scramble.

Categories: alexander wang, back to the woods, california love
10:38 am

shambled after

25/10/2010, back to the woods, california love, vintage

(vintage silk shirt, Pendleton x Opening Ceremony wool shorts, Jeffrey Campbell taupe Lita shoes, Balenciaga bag)

Sunset at Presidio Park in San Diego, a park that no one seems to care about based on its dependable desertedness. It’s high on a pinnacle above the tourist trap they call Old Town and overlooks a tangle of freeways heading to the beach…so many people drive around the base of it every and I’m pretty sure they never look up. I got these shorts at Opening Ceremony in LA..I think I like that they’re so thick and warm for how short they are. The slanted cut kills me. Actually a weird number of pieces in my wardrobe fall under this cozy/barely any surface area category so maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised that my first Pendleton purchase would look like this instead of some sort of useful outerwear type of thing. Worn here with my favorite top and bag.

Categories: back to the woods, california love, vintage