2:50 am

Warming up

11/04/2008, General

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I actually went to work in a horrible lazy San Francisco “I’m freezing” outfit but it turned out to be so warm and lovely that I was dreaming about little white dresses and canvas coats all day. I changed as soon as the opportunity presented itself. I got these boots a year ago or so and they are freakishly cool, I’m astounded at my luck for, first, finding them, and second, having them be just my size.

Dress, vintage Gianfranco Ferré. Boots, vintage. Hat, Zara. Jacket H&M.

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5:40 am


10/04/2008, General

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I’ve been tagged!

Things I am Passionate About

-eating lots of sushi, all the time..oh and mango mochi balls
-spending ludicrous amounts of money on Lula, ViVi, and French Vogue whilst it slowly dawns on me that magazines comprise 98% of the intolerable clutter in my microscopic room
-practicing making dolphin noises
-making my boyfriend watch French movie after French movie and convincing him he loves them
-organizing my mp3s – that includes cover art
-being healthy only sporadically
-Coffee Bean Black Forest Ice Blended

Things I Want To Do Before I Die

-become an awesome stylist
-live in Paris forever
-buy an obnoxiously small but extremely furry dog, preferably one that closely resembles a bear cub
-figure out a way to organize all my shoes that rules
-have real estate in the city, countryside, and beach
-go to Cambodia and Sweden

Things I Say Often

-I hate the ferry
-That smells like a pony…or an eraser
-How avuncular
-That’s older than some dogs
-I need those boots
-Did you say harbage?
-yeah right
-no, I’m half Japanese and half white

Books I Have Read Lately (uhhh..I need to read more..I am thinking I was smarter in college)

-Youth in Revolt (BEST BOOK EVER)
-Net-a-porter notebook (thanks S!)
-Sophie’s World (but then I got bored)

Songs I Could Listen To Over and Over
-Velvet Underground, Stephanie Says
-Jimmy Eat World, Kill
-Arcade Fire, My Body is a Cage
-Bettie Serveert, Lover I Don’t Have to Love
-The Dandy Warhols, Bohemian Like You
-Oasis, Sunday Morning Call
-Our Lady Peace, Thief
-Saves the Day, Freakish

Things That Attract Me to My Best Friends

-the ability to let the day happen to you as it will
-triple piggyback rides
-knowing how to make me laugh when I’m crying
-wearing a fuzzy tiara in public and when someone asks you why, responding with “What tiara?”
-noticing Holden Caulfield said “no one ever notices anything”
-an appreciation of Michael Showalter’s existence
-blasting System of Down while driving through one of SoCal’s poshest neighborhoods, accurately singing every last word (in reference to the human shown below)..though this is kind of the same as the tiara thing
-knowing how to do stuff I can’t
-loving fashion more than shopping

Generally, being this ridiculous:

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Aaaand I suck at tagging, so other people do this too!

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1:36 am

Camille Couture

09/04/2008, General

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Hmm how to begin…well this is definitely one of the coolest things that has happened to me so far in my relatively brief blogging history, and just goes to show you how much fun it can be to join the fashion blog network at large. I had taken notice of Childhood Flames, run by the lovely and very leggy Camille, through the Fashion Spot a little while ago and was rather taken aback by the juxtaposition of her rather apparent youth and her innate sense of basics-with-a-twist dressing. We even share some rather specific clothing items in common, from our Forever21 leather jackets and Nine West gladiators to some scattered AA items (salt & pepper hoodie, black u-neck dress), which made me smile.

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When I saw her DIY post about this Isabel Marant skirt that I had been hoping to find a low-end or vintage version of FOREVER, I practically started frothing at the mouth with desire for one. A couple extremely sweet messages, some slightly agonizing color choices, and a money order later, I received in the mail my two Marant-ish skirts, one in a light light gray and the other in a neutral brown color I had loved on her. So so fabulous, these will definitely be in heavy rotation. I went the basic-ish and runway inspired route for this first time wear but am excited to play with them a little more when I am feeling healthier (random stomach affliction caused me to have to work from home yesterday). The puffy shape and slightly wrinkly fabric make for the perfect casual but still special feel, and I think they will be rather fun to pair different shoes and tights/socks options with. So thank you Camille, I can’t express how much I love these properly with words.

I started out with the basic loose jumper/twisty belt idea – anyone have any idea how to get a belt to stay like this for more than five minutes? I’ll just have to do the Natasha Poly (headless model, above) extra-long belt tuck I guess:

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Then came a newer acquisition, this H&M leopard print scarf for some sass…or something:

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Top and belt, thrifted Banana Rebublic. Hat, Forever21. Socks, Target. Maryjanes, Nine West. Jewelry, vintage. Scarf, H&M. Bag, vintage Anne Klein.

Photos, childhoodflames and elle

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4:49 am

Romping in the wind…

07/04/2008, General

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It’s only just barely visible that the wind was whipping my hair around for the majority of this little adventure. All good fun running around in the weeds though.

Romper and sunglasses, vintage. Hoodie, American Apparel. Heels, Aldo.

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9:48 pm

Rusted truck, meet sequined dress

06/04/2008, General

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My photographer(/boyfriend) has returned! Well he did and just left again. Long-distance relationships are the spawn of the devil. Anyway, here I cavorted about in a deserted decrepit location, which rank relatively high on my list of favorite photo shoot spots. But it’s gross because turkeys live here. I hate turkeys. For full disclosure, I have included a photo of them openly threatening my life.

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Dress, FCUK. Leather vest, vintage. Bag, Lucky. Shoes, Michael Kors.

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