9:24 pm

late lunch

19/06/2011, isabel marant, paris, rag & bone, vintage, zara

(Rag and Bone hat, Etoile Isabel Marant knit and suede boots, Zara skirt, vintage bag, Michael Kors watch)

I’ve already gotten so much wear out of this twirly Zara easy to wear with anything. It was so cold in Paris today! Colin and I got up early for a long Metro ride to the flea market and spent the rest of the day trying to figure out what you’re supposed to to on Sundays here. Tried to realize a sudden dream to bike around the city but found out our credit cards wouldn’t work in the Velib ended up eating croissants and cornichons in bed instead. Not bad either.

Categories: isabel marant, paris, rag & bone, vintage, zara
7:34 pm

postcards from paris

17/06/2011, my photography, paris

Some touristy shots I took the past couple days…finished up the video shoot I came out here for today and now have a few days to wander. How do I make it so that I never have to leave? I’m so extremely alright with the sun setting at 10 o’clock and the shopping paradise-ness and the perfect meal around every other corner..

Categories: my photography, paris
1:53 am

slick streets

25/03/2009, fashion week, paris

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(vintage vest worn over vintage leather fringed motorcycle jacket, thermal top, Levi’s shorts, Chloe boots, Givenchy bag)

Well I’m still going through our photos (and video footage) from Paris which are chaotically divided between multiple memory cards but here are some shots from our second to last day there. That morning I ended up running in the rain to get to a photo shoot for Elle France (leave it to Colin to snap that frenzied moment so artistically) with photographer Alex Isard. Thankfully he was as gracious about us getting uhm slightly lost on the way there as he was fun to work with. See me juggling my huge bag and my Macbook that they wanted in the shot rather unskillfully as Alex’s assistant looks on.

I found myself wearing multiple pairs of tights to keep warm, this California girl is just as much of a weather wimp as you’d expect. Denim wasn’t too helpful either since I seem to have torn gaping holes into most of my jeans. Buuut I’m gearing up for colder conditions again this Sunday when I fly out to NYC for another (secret for now) shoot that I’m really excited about. It seems spring has not yet arrived in New York? I’ll be there sans Colin so I’ll try to document as best I can…staying till Wednesday but my time isn’t really going to be mine, which means I may not be able to get a glimpse of Topshop’s long-awaited opening but you never know.

And thank you for the sweet comments on the last post, especially the ones about the hair..I’m inspired to play around with it a bit more now.

Categories: fashion week, paris
6:15 am

are they made from real girl scouts?

15/03/2009, paris

(Topshop jacket, vintage dress, re-chained cross from Rome, Forever 21 cable knit armwarmers, Chloe wedges, Alexander Wang bag)

My take on Wednesday Addams. How much better would black pigtails make this? I bought these armwarmers like years ago and I think I love them more every time I wear them…I’m on the hunt for different versions now..

I wore this shopping around Rue Etienne Marcel, I dutifully went to Kiliwatch as so many of you suggested and wound up buying a couple things, so thank you! Afterwards I fell in love with just about the entire current stock at All Saints only to be crushed when they lacked just as much in my size. Side note…the guy’s section there = sexy. I dragged Colin to one last stop, KTZ, only to find the same story on a pair of rad sneaker wedges complete with puffy ankles. I don’t think that me and shopping in Paris were meant to be. Not complaining though, everything else has been straight out of a fantasy.

Categories: paris
9:59 pm

basic instinct

11/03/2009, fashion week, paris

(Alexander Wang sweater, Forever 21 thermal, Topshop patent leather skinnies, Chloe boots, Oasis bag, Deep in Vogue scarf)

This scarf has served as everything from security blanket to pillow to instant heater on this trip…thank you to Vera for providing me with all of the above. 

The cold here isn’t as bad as I expected but the quickly changing weather conditions definitely weird me out…a minute after we took these actual umbrella-inverting horizontal rain forced us to take shelter behind a massive pillar before making a break for the nearest cafe. Disconcerting, but at least half of me was waterproof.

Categories: fashion week, paris