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
10:55 pm

cutout boots and magazines

08/05/2011, balenciaga cutout boots, la, shoe porn, silverlake

(vintage silk shirt, Ksubi shorts, Alexander Wang bag, Karen Walker sunglasses, Balenciaga boots)

I love this little strip on Franklin Ave. – the Daily Planet for magazines, Real Raw Live for juice, The Bourgeouis Pig for escaping a bit.

Boots of the season year century. Robot boots or cutout Docs, I can’t wait to break these in.

Categories: balenciaga cutout boots, la, shoe porn, silverlake
6:10 am

it’s like red but not quite

03/05/2011, biker jackets for life, isabel marant, silverlake, zara

(vintage silk shirt, Isabel Marant shorts, Zara jacket, ASOS hat, Topshop boots, Chan Luu bracelet)

New favorite default outfit…comfortable and just barely not boring. These sickeningly pink shorts are one of my favorite purchases for spring. Love the lace-up detailing and their ability to go with every mushroom-ish nothing-colored thing in my wardrobe. Perfect!

Categories: biker jackets for life, isabel marant, silverlake, zara
8:35 am

thin ice

01/05/2011, silverlake, theyskens' theory

One more reason to fall in love with Theyskens’ Theory. It’s been a while since I’ve been into an electric blue shoe, or even a pump, but these look like they were crafted by at least a wizard. I guess this also means I’ll have to support crushed velvet transcending seasons. Actually no. It’ll be case by case.

Categories: silverlake, theyskens' theory
7:40 am


29/04/2011, actually wearing jeans, ankle boots, j brand, silverlake

(LF tshirt, J Brand red twill skinnies, Fiorentini and Baker suede boots, Whyred sunglasses, Alexander Wang clutch)

Red makes for a fun update to the old uniform..I cut these off at a nice awkward spot, ran them through the washing machine, and dressed them down with the tshirt I slept in all weekend and these floppy suede boots I got at Barneys last summer in Philadelphia. Which look awful worn all the way up (I tried again today just to make sure..gross gross gross) but so perfectly off folded over. Just another sunny day. Right now I’m off to go watch Hot Tub Time Machine and cool off with some watermelon.

Categories: actually wearing jeans, ankle boots, j brand, silverlake