8:46 pm

25/12/2009, sd

(vintage coat, Erin Wasson x RVCA suede leggings, Dolce & Gabbana wedges)

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8:45 am

fake falling

30/07/2009, sd, vintage

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(vintage jacket, RVCA tunic, Bona Drag pants, vintage necklace, Target earrings, Miu Miu wedges, Alexander Wang bag)

Last photo by Christophe Wu.

More fun with temporary dye. Friday I shot some looks with Elle Japan…for this set they wanted to take some ‘behind-the-scenes’ shots of Colin shooting me for an actual blog post in a fall look. Kind of a ridiculous sentence. The fact that it wasn’t even that hot wearing this really reminds me how warm this jacket isn’t, but it’s main purpose seems to be being bright orange so it’s okay. And hey at least when I tell my grandparents in Tokyo to pick up the issue they won’t be confronted with the blonde hair. Man I need to visit them soon.

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10:00 am

back in black

10/08/2008, california love, chloé, sd, vintage

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Today was..depressing. Watching 3 straight hours of The Tudors, nachos, snuggling with the kittens (oh Kumo isn’t possessed..he’s just Persian), and listening to complaint rock somehow only made me feel 1% better. Ugh.

So it’s as good a time as any to post these trashy-in-black wasteland photos my boyfriend took earlier this week. The American Apparel lamé dress is everything I wanted it to be, I’m going to try it belted and it looks ferosh as a skirt too. Actually worn like that it looks just like that Topshop faux-leather flare skirt that was such a big fuss a few months ago. I’m too lazy to write the items directly on the photos, but most everything is vintage except the American Apparel dress and bodysuit. Well and Chloe shoes. And Forever 21 headband. K. Pizza box. Delirious.

Categories: california love, chloé, sd, vintage
5:51 pm

the inner athlete

08/08/2008, ankle boots, california love, sd, vintage

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Pullover and boots, vintage. Shorts, vintage Levi’s. Jewelry; vintage, Target, Iwona Ludyga, Forever 21.

I love finding completely inexplicable garments like this pullover jacket thing. Removable one-sided vest? Mmmk. Huge hood? YES YES YES. But seriously, huge weird slouchy things like this work perfectly to offset all my tiny skirts, shorts, and skinny pants. I’ve noticed that I’m slowly making more use of all the athletic-inspired clothing in my wardrobe, from my Forever 21 sneaker heels to the American Apparel bodysuit to the shiny RVCA gym shorts that I’ve been living in. Gymnasium chic?

A few of you have asked what nail polish this is, it’s one of the 4 I keep in rotation for when I do my own nails – OPI’s Chihuahua Bites with some China Glaze sheer pink that I never used mixed in. The others (all OPI) – Lincoln Park in the Dark, Got the Blues for Red, and Light my Sapphire. While I’m on this, does anyone have a good basecoat recommendation? I have this sneaking suspicion that the one I’m using really sucks.

Categories: ankle boots, california love, sd, vintage
7:10 pm

end of the earth

28/07/2008, california love, sd, vintage

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My boyfriend’s grandmother has this huge sprawling ranch right on the Mexican border that was just begging for some vintage to be shot there. Casually strewn about in one corner is everything from old mailboxes and mattresses to dusty spice jars and once-loved bits of children’s playgrounds. All that’s audible there is the sound of horses trotting and whinnying and roosters crying, which combined with the murkily overcast, humid day created a rather surreal environment. We normally try to avoid taking photos on cloudy days since it can be difficult, but I think the way these came out suits the environment pretty well. Look for some sweet jumpsuits and hot body con dresses in store this week.

Categories: california love, sd, vintage