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02/09/2010
9:06 am

there’s no way out this fade out

09/02/2010, alexander wang, biker jackets for life, brr dude, california love, sd





(Alexander Wang jacket, vintage everything else)

Saturday was stormy and the day was spent half-dressed..re-reading my favorite parts from Franny and Zooey, cleaning, and trying to make stir fry work with a really bare fridge. Peanut butter and raspberry jam and soymilk bare. Then I remembered that LF was having a sale so I dragged Colin along to La Jolla and made out with the only mid-height boots I’ve been okay with for a long time and a couple sweaters that required holding in the air four different ways before being able to make sense of them. We walked down to the beach to see how wild the ocean looked (very) and then ran back to the car in record time when the downpour began. Drove up to Mt. Soledad to see the cross on top of the city through the mist, tentatively evacuated vehicle safety to take a couple photos and break in the new boots properly in the mud, half froze to death in the sharp wind, and spotted seven bunnies scampering along on the grass. Felt very accomplished when I managed to photograph them in time.

Somewhere in between boring and perfect.

Categories: alexander wang, biker jackets for life, brr dude, california love, sd
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02/05/2010
9:42 pm

night drive

05/02/2010, california love, sd





Categories: california love, sd
02/03/2010
10:03 am

status quo

03/02/2010, california love, sd


(vintage jacket and top, BDG cardigan and beanie, Grey Ant sunglasses)

At Azucar in Ocean Beach. So good it makes you wonder why Cuban patisseries aren’t on every corner.

Sunglasses are pretty much required during all daylight hours in Socal..the more they approximate the size of your head the better. Enter my newest addition, Grey Ant’s Status shades. Too lazy for mascara or blinded by the nonstop sun, I think these will take care of it.

I spent the day in Costa Mesa at RVCA working on my next collection for Spring ’11 with Kristin, which I’m really excited about…especially since this time around it’s been expanded to 10 pieces. The Triad Tank and Machinery Dress that were previewed here will officially be for Fall ’10 and available in a couple months.

Categories: california love, sd
01/29/2010
11:22 am

cause my bright is too slight to hold back all my dark

29/01/2010, ankle boots, california love, sd, vintage






(Scout tshirt dress, vintage suede fringe..thing, Topshop boots, Balenciaga bag)

Some thrift store finds are a little more grossly perfect than others..this loincloth/belt (see it more clearly here) is starred up, studded up, and double belted up. And it cinches in tightly at the high waist where nothing ever fits me. Quadruple win. One of my friends is convinced it’s a cropped single thigh chap (questionable singularization acknowledged) for the burlier cowboy. But the minimal sense this makes fades the more you try to conceptualize it logically. So loincloth it is. Then again this is the same man that asked me today what kind of berry gatherer I would be…”Would you pluck them individually? Or bunched? Why did I ask, you would pick each single morsel and place it in your satchel. You should do a shoot with cavemen.” Prompted by me telling him how much of a relief it is to be free of corrective lenses so that were I to be suddenly time warped to the Neolithic I wouldn’t be the weak myopic one in the tribe. Since you were wondering. And I know you weren’t. Worn with tshirt dress I never knew what to do with before, second day hair, my most beaten up bag, and a magical double shadow in a crazy crosswalk the earth is determined to split open.

By the way some of you have noticed I’ve been posting some odd photos here and there lately..it was the closest thing to a New Year’s Resolution that I had to start taking more pictures…I used to screw around with photography and sort of stopped for no reason at all. It’s felt kind of good to play around with it again. But of course Colin’s photos will continue to reign..we tend to have very different takes on the same situation and his will to experiment with photography as far as his mind will take him has never ceased to amaze me.

xx

Categories: ankle boots, california love, sd, vintage
01/26/2010
3:40 am

randoms

26/01/2010, california love, sd


















Last week was rain-soaked and amazing. Driving through water logged alleys turned rivers and staring at 20 foot waves at midnight is fun.

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