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11/10/2009
11:25 am

mercury rising

10/11/2009, General



(vintage jacket and silver dress, Target tights and headband, Dolce & Gabbana wedges, Alexander Wang bag)

Both metallic and supershort (not afraid to say that I found it in the shirt section of the thrift store), this thing is an instant mood lifter and probably the only “liquid look” I’m interested in right now. Spent the weekend balancing working on a few projects and having the normal mindless fun. Also went up to RVCA late last week – finished up my hangtags and picked out the exact nude (and possible prints..) that the Machinery dress is going to come in and did some shopping around there..picked up the Comme des Garcons wallet of my dreams at The Lab with one of my favorite humans in the world Chris and some crazy old vintage belts and a cashmere button front hoodie with my beautiful Kristin at her favorite vintage store in Huntington. Now time for bed before true delirium sets in.

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11/08/2009
3:14 am

uniform dressing

08/11/2009, General




(Borders & Frontiers tshirt available via the sidebar..both in size large, black Levi’s shorts, Sam Edelman Zoe boots, vintage clutch)

The collaboration t-shirt that I posted about here, two ways. I was kind of nervous about it but the vintage effect on the photograph came out perfectly. I promise that we wore it on different days.

To purchase:

100% Certified Organic Cotton. Collaboration with Borders&Frontiers Hand Printed. Size S/M/L. Unisex. Made to order. £26, Shipped from 2 weeks worldwide (please be aware delivery times dependent on location)

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11/03/2009
7:53 pm

night as princess mononoke

03/11/2009, General



















I was toying with the idea of being Edie but the hair was holding me back..wig = too much effort. Happening upon my friend Chris’ fake blood he had left in our downstairs bathroom from his motorcycle accident costume last year, the image of a bloody faced Princess Mononoke/San came to mind. The movie is set in early Japan…hardly your average princess, San was raised by wolves and rejected human society even after experiencing true love. Hardcore. Basically, you should watch the movie if you haven’t already. Unfortunately this idea struck me a few hours before I needed to actually be in costume so it really isn’t perfect..and prepartying at the house didn’t help cause I just kept on piling on the accessories.

What I ended up with: random borrowed costume dress + cheap neckpiece from Halloween store + LD Tuttle boots topped off with ripped up and stapled faux fur bits + vintage belt and hooded coat + furry hood from the inside of a jacket I haven’t worn forever + cuffs from Kristin + Forever 21 eyelashes I bought on a whim months ago + the blood that I tried avoiding getting near my mouth after discovering it tasted disgusting. Thanks to our buddy (with the metal breastplate and real sword he welded into its sheath himself to make sure it wouldn’t be drawn) for lending Colin some matching attire even after I tried to convince him there’s no boy version of this costume. Silly boys. I ended up deciding he was my wolf brother. Oh and yeah, the blood got everywhere.

Disclaimers:

  1. it’s not a cigarette, it’s a straw..I don’t know how many times I’ve said I don’t smoke but I don’t..I hate cigarettes..but I love straws
  2. no one here is mocking pimps, Romans, Japanese feudalism, milk drinkers, any facet of American culture. or wolves that adopt humans
  3. sorry for the meat market
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10/29/2009
7:13 pm

i’ve been waiting on you for a long time

29/10/2009, General




(Forever 21, La Dama, and vintage necklaces, Donna Karan cashmere cardigan, vintage slipdress and belt, UO tights, Aldo platform sandals, Genevieve Jones fringe clutch)

By one of my favorite cafés, Alta in Newport Beach, after doing some shopping for the eBay store. Aside from having a rustic cabin feel, there’s a book borrowing shelf and a place for frequent patrons to leave their mugs…and yeah some of the best coffee ever. We tried to get some photos of the inside but it was way too dark already…there was actually barely enough light to take these afterwards before retreating back south for some gym time, cooking up a massive artichoke, and trying to decide what to make of the British version of The Office. Really not looking forward to daylight savings on Sunday..why can’t California go the way of Arizona and Hawaii and refuse to partake?

Thank you to Donna Karan and Genevieve Jones for these beautiful pieces. The cashmere cardigan is easily one of the most luxurious things in my wardrobe and I love its perfect charcoal gray. Worn with some old favorites, my perhaps most comfortable heels ever and this crazy bullet belt. I think autumn has finally made it here.

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10/27/2009
11:03 am

tshirt and jeans

27/10/2009, General






(Zara leather jacket, vintage Nirvana tshirt, tangled Forever 21 and vintage necklaces, vintage rings and metal mesh bag, BDG jeans, Dolce & Gabbana suede wedges)

For how many people always claim to be searching for the perfect leather jacket, they really are hard to find. Don’t these designers know what we want? Actually, Acne does. Anyway, I had stopped even looking forever ago but this one was miraculously both not sold out in my size and perfect. I’ve been wearing it nonstop with these beautiful Dolce & Gabbana wedges that Colin bought for me. It’s hardly normal for him to indulge me with Italian accessories so to say I was shocked is an understatement. Amongst other reasons, he declared he was sick of all my other shoes. How did I end up with this man? Amazing.

Coming off of a strangely warm weekend of favorite restaurants, bike rides, and thrifting. Highlights included waking up extra slowly, walking everywhere instead of driving, messily eating pomegranates and sandwiches cross-legged, buying out all the black XS triangle bras at Express, and giving Bijou and Kumo the cat equivalent of lollipops. Seriously you stick this crazy thing on the floor and they practically die of joy. Something you would only know if you browse Petco as carefully as we do. It’s a pretty good store.

Hope everyone else had a great weekend. Any good Halloween ideas? I have a couple, can’t really decide..

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