10:50 pm

in my medicine cabinet

11/05/2011, beauty, home sweet home, silverlake

(NARS Multiple in Copacabana and South Beach, Benefit blush in Ten, Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion, Creme de La Mer moisturizing cream, MAC Fluidline gel eyeliner, Chanel Teint Innocence, Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Boots Illuminating Lotion, Ecotools brush, YSL Touche Eclat, Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Stray Dog, Stila liquid eyeliner, Bumble and Bumble Undressing Creme, Vaseline, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, Biologique Recherche Crème Dermopurifiante, Shu Uemura Essence Absolue, Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, Evian Brumisateur)

I have sort of a fluctuating, wandering eye type of relationship with makeup – sometimes I become fixated on trying new products, and then I’ll go weeks at a time using the exact same five. And then there’s the massive stockpile underneath the sink I dive into now and then (last investigation turned up some Cargo bronzer I decided to re-love for a couple weeks). I’m actually more into skincare and creating the ideal system for myself. My current favorite look is just clean skin with a hint of cream blush and liquid liner catted out at the corners and a sweep of MAC’s Shroom eyeshadow or NARS Copacabana for a bit of sheen.

Above are my current favorites I’m playing with. Bumble and Bumble’s new texturizing cream is an update to their legendary surf spray, the tiniest bit gives you just the right amount of mussed up texture. My hair has this sort of inconsistent wave naturally so it really plays it up perfectly without giving me like, dreadlocks. Sometimes I’ll follow up with a bit of the Shu Uemura Essence Absolue oil at the tips, mostly because it smells like everything good about flowers without the fake perfumey thing most similar products have. I became addicted to Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser when Kiehl’s Japan sent some to my hotel room in Tokyo last December, I’m on my second repurchase right now. I love that it’s unscented and so mild. I’m obsessed with unscented things. I’m not so faithful when it comes to moisturizers, I feel like they’re all so different so I’ll alternate a bunch. Their Creme de Crops is my favorite all-over moisturizer but I always have a vat of Cetaphil moisturizing cream around too. The only color I’ll experiment with for the most part is blush and bronzers, for summer a quick smudging of a NARS Multiple is enough but for evening I’ve been using Benefits half and half “10″ bronzer. It’s pretty. For my lips 95% of the time I’m probably just using a bit of Vaseline/Aquaphor, if I do lip color I gravitate towards the zombie look with MAC’s C-thru or NARS Chelsea Girls. Readers will ask me what lip color I’m wearing and most of the time it’s nothing. I feel like I’m always too aware of it when I’m wearing anything heavier on the lip. The last few months I’ve been using Chanel’s now discontinued (whimper) Teint Innocence but I also like Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk foundation, both good because they’re buildable and give sort of a glow-y look. My next task I’ve assigned myself is to try to find organic products that don’t suck. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments, I’m curious!

Categories: beauty, home sweet home, silverlake
8:35 am

rose parade

13/04/2011, california love, home sweet home, my photography, shoe porn, silverlake

Stone Cold Fox Dermis Dress, one of seven shoe shelves, another palm tree shot, and my parents’ copy of Nine Stories

Categories: california love, home sweet home, my photography, shoe porn, silverlake
11:15 am

catching up/procrastinating packing for nyfw

08/02/2011, details, home sweet home, silverlake

One Teaspoon dress..I really really love this label out of Australia. The beading is done so well it actually seems like metal. Warrior princess is a vibe I can never pass up.

Sort of an outfit repeat for me I guess but I’m an extreme rewearer…wearing Zara jacket, LF dress, Jeffrey Campbell Climber boots, Marco Tagliaferri bag.

Face smushing in a vintage sweater I shrank to death and am quite sure I improved by doing so. At Akbar on Sunset.


Leopard coat in the rain

What my wardrobe favored in January..packing some of these for New York to probably wear very differently.

Detail shot of my pony Topshop skirt I got in Tokyo, worn with Equipment silk shirt.

Topshop fringe dress/top, Topshop leather shorts, Fiorentini and Baker suede boots

No idea what kind of plant these were

Best trailer ever?

I took this at a shoot on location. Huge mirror, outsite, standing opposite a massive metal bathtub that looked like a bucket. So awesome.

One of my favorite purchases last year – sheer/asymmetrical/double layered 3.1 Phillip Lim dress worn with Marni studded Maryjanes. This stove heater device (I idiotically refer to it as the Bunsen burner) makes our place so cozy on 40 degree nights.

Youth vs. Future earring vs. the moon

More Kumo love

Alice and Olivia buffalo plaid coat, pending rust poisoning

Looking even more disheveled and confused than usual, in Egoist sweater, Claude Maus dress, Camilla and Marc leather skinnies, Marni heels, and Theory bag.

Cowgazing? Is that an activity?

An empty park on a windy day.

Looking straight up on eerily quaint street in the Valley..warm and still enough to pause everything for a second.

Pendleton shorts of tininess

San Francisco…Coit Tower in the distance. I’ve only actually been all the way up to it once but it’s a good blurry memory.

Slightly witchy Rag and Bone hat with a Stylestalker top, freezing as the sun went down.

Ok that should get me a little more caught up with posting. Now back to packing, the faster I finish the sooner I can go to sleep. Arriving in New York late tonight!

Categories: details, home sweet home, silverlake