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07/30/2008
6:17 am

recycling

30/07/2008, General

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Defaulted to denim shorts today..I dug up this highly sheer silk top from Express that I bought years and years ago and NEVER wore. Mostly because I didn’t know what to wear under it, which I solved today except not really. But hey, I figured it was okay to wear it alone if I kept the blazer on. My quest to get wear out of all my shoes continues..I haven’t even bought any since the lace-up Chloes, which sadly is quite an achievement. And yes, that was only a week ago.

Blazer, H&M. Shorts, necklaces, and bag, vintage. Tank, Express. Heels, Jeffrey Campbell.

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07/29/2008
4:34 pm

erin’s work

29/07/2008, General

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Erin was sweet enough to make these drawings – she definitely captured my signature loose top/tiny skirt/heels. I love the paper doll quality of her work..now if only my legs were really that long!

Thank you Erin!

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07/28/2008
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
07/25/2008
7:08 am

RVCA love

25/07/2008, General


T, H&M. Dress, American Apparel. Shorts and pants, RVCA. Wedges, Chloe. Cuff and glasses, vintage. Tights, Target.

A reader commented that she always has millions of questions as to how my photos come about. Well today, it pretty much went like this:

R: Let’s go take pictures with my new shoes!

C: Okay. If we go to Trader Joe’s afterwards.

Mmm yes. So we drove up to a dirt road we drove by this past weekend on the way to get Mexican food that had seemed somewhat promising. After a couple test shots we decided it wasn’t working out, so on the way home we saw this old decrepit restaurant and stopped there instead. Perhaps I shouldn’t unveil the mundanity behind Fashiontoast but well there it is.

A while ago I received an email from the extremely kind Josh from RVCA, saying that he had been following my site..we’ve kept in contact and some crazy exciting stuff is on the way. He and design director Kristin were also sweet enough to send over a very generous amount of clothing, which I received today. I have no idea how it happened since I have a pretty hard time finding pants for myself, but the black skinnies fit me ridiculously perfectly, and I am obsessed with these weird little black lamé running shorts. We all know that Erin Wasson is debuting her line for RVCA soon…I honestly can’t wait. The blending of her personal style and one of the best surf/skate companies around is going to be golden. Until then, I imagine this editorial is the closest we can get to hold us over.

Edited to add: check out Erin’s blog on the RVCA site here.

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07/24/2008
3:34 am

danny roberts

24/07/2008, General

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One of the best parts about blogging is you never know what kinds of inexplicably awesome emails to expect. I can’t even express how delighted I was to open an email from Danny Roberts, the insanely talented illustrator that runs Igor and Andre. His work is a seamless fantasy-like blend of ethereal, powerful, and moody, with subjects ranging from fashion models to fairy tales to infinitely expressive portraits of friends. It’s apparent that Egon Schiele is one of his most admired artists in the slightly sinewy, distorted quality of his work, but without the grotesque tendencies that Schiele was known for. Okay enough rambling.

My favorites: Chanel half-tints, character sketches, fashion illustrations, blue eyed siren

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