12:45 am

iced tea in my hair

31/01/2011, california love, palm springs, topshop

(Topshop fringe dress and coat, Levi’s shorts, Egoist headband and necklace, Marni heels)

Determined to get through the rest of my Palm Springs pictures this week..some simple street shots of a sort of weather-ambiguous outfit. And speaking of which, can we talk about the insanity of Coachella tickets already going for up to $1800 on Stubhub? So glad I got mine last weekend, apparently just in time. Jeez.

Categories: california love, palm springs, topshop
8:40 am


29/01/2011, california love, palm springs, phillip lim, topshop

(3.1 Phillip Lim jacket, Ellery top, knit shorts from Japan, Topshop boots)

Biker vibes in the Palm Springs mist.

Categories: california love, palm springs, phillip lim, topshop
7:38 am

amber light

19/01/2011, beach life, california love, la, photo diary, topshop

Playing at the beach this weekend in 80 degree fantasy weather, wearing Stone Cold Fox Drifter top (love this brand!), little creamy lace shorts I picked up in Tokyo, Jeffrey Campbell Nation Hi boots, Karen Walker sunglasses, and Topshop clutch that makes my phone and cash look encased in ancient sap. Fun to put things that glow in it.

And some random shots from this past week between LA and San Diego…


Categories: beach life, california love, la, photo diary, topshop
9:07 am

pet my sweater

10/01/2011, actually wearing jeans, brr dude, california love, j brand, topshop, vintage

(vintage suede coat, J Brand Martini Flare jeans, Forever 21 sunglasses, Topshop clutch, Tristan Blair wedges)

Never cold in my heaviest coat..this thing weighs about 25 pounds thanks to the most painstaking shearling lining and quilting job I’ve ever seen. You’d think I would take it when traveling anywhere cold but I can never commit to wearing it in the plane since I just picture everyone blandly staring at me as I hop around madly trying to smash it into an overhead compartment. So wintry beach it is. While we were taking these some dude walked by and slowly and somewhat drunkenly drawled “I really like the color of your..sweater”. Yes. Sweater. Thanks dude.

Categories: actually wearing jeans, brr dude, california love, j brand, topshop, vintage
6:05 am

three hundred and fifty four days of sunshine a year

28/12/2010, ankle boots, california love, palm springs, topshop

(Topshop dress, Egoiste necklace, Fiorentini and Baker suede fold over boots)

The only place that it wasn’t pouring last weekend- Palm Springs. Reason enough to drive out, so Colin and I packed up the car (or I took up every inch with shoes and coats I didn’t end up wearing) to stay at the Viceroy for a couple nights. I think around now is the most dead it gets out there, and the empty overcast gloom was creepily awesome juxtaposed against the time capsule of a town. I got this dress from the lovely people at Topshop Shinjuku who gave me free rein to choose three pieces to take home with me. Kid in a candy store experience. This dress (from Kate Moss’ last collection with them, so sad!) resembles a giant necklace/spiderweb and has some pretty good bell sleeves so it checks a lot of boxes for me. Could make a pretty good New Year’s Eve dress too but San Francisco is going to be a lot more unfriendly temperature-wise.

And I swear I can jump higher than that but the creepy mattress was just as sad as it looks…. it had zero give. Nice butterfly print though.

Categories: ankle boots, california love, palm springs, topshop