good times

lost pics from when we went to watch anvil. the theatre was super luxurious. so were the snacks. me, not so much.

thrasher/neckface tee, vintage intarsia cardigan


just a few of my awesome presents from some of my awesome friends.
what more do you need in life?

silky smoov

you know what's awesome? i got some gift certificates to opening i'm now eyeing this incredible stud-printed silk trench coat.

you know what else is awesome? i had the most epic birthday bbq/party ever and didn't take one single picture. GREAT. not.


I've been away from the comp these days due to birthday festivities but I just discovered I was tagged by YOSHI so as I sit and recuperate a bit I thought I'd tackle my very first tag.

What is your current obsession?
my 365/24/7 obsessions are the chloe susan boots, margiela sandal boots, and wang ring platforms

What is your weirdest obsession?
i guess most people would say my Mr.T obsession, i don't understand why

What are you wearing today?
pajamas, recuperating from last night's bday party. but yesterday a DIY raquel allegra, isabel marant tank, faux leather leggings, gladiator sandals

Why is today special?
because I can be in my pajamas alone

What would you like to learn to do?
have more patience

What’s for dinner today?
carne asada tacos from the taco truck off the freeway next to my house

What’s the last thing you bought?
loretta lynn vintage tee

What are you listening to right now?
Lost Tracks of Danzig (thanks Jen!)

What is your favorite weather?
sunny and mid 80’s

What is on your bedside table?
blackberry charger, my nintendo ds

What is your most challenging goal right now?
next career move

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
apparently we're doppelgangers. cool!

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Tokyo, Rue St Honore Paris, Hancock Park

Favorite vacation spot?
thailand, sedona az, french countryside, cabo

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
see first question

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Seoul, to have coffee and a cig with my buddies

Which language do you want to learn?

What is your must have at the moment?
alexander wang rico bag and chloe sevigny opening ceremony wedge boots

One thing that you would snitch out of someone’s closet, with no regrets?
gennie's or lucrecia's chloe susan boots :)

What’s the favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
anything of my mom's

What would you like an endless supply of?
anything from the belgians - margiela, dries, ann d - oh and everything hysteric glamour

What are your plans for this summer?
hopefully some traveling and lots of sunlight/vitamin d

(tag 8 other people)
gennie, jen, lucrecia, cruz, nia, ji, kvlt, foxyman

not Associated Student Body

ASB, as in Ann Sofie Back. Dear Ms. Back,

My bday is coming up one week from tomorrow. Can you pleeeease send me this outfit, as I would really love to look fucking brilliant on this otherwise blah day.

Thank you,

Your biggest fan

falling in love with fall

i've been feeling pretty unispired these days. nothing really tickles my fancy. i've been pretty much preoccupied with my impending bday bbq this coming weekend. but then....
now i can't wait for fall. so many good shoes to look forward to. well not so many so much as the ones i am looking forward to are sooooo good. with these and the opening ceremony wedges i think i'll be set.

acne fall 09


Hope you have a great birthday. I love you.

and then there was light

i need this in my living room. actually, i need this to be my living room.

fashioned out of the front end of a HD - which makes me a little sad knowing there's a decapitated HD out there somewhere - but it's far more righteous than a leg lamp i'd say.

created by Danish designer Cay Brøndum.

source: bikeexif

hmmm looks familiar

remember that dream jacket i posted about a while back?

i know a bunch blogs/sites have covered the upcoming H&M fall line that's supposed to be super amazing, chock full of rad black pieces - yay! - but i happened upon one of the jackets in the line and was instantly struck with deja vu. looks eerily like my thrifted jacket. i mean it's not the same rad cut or silky smoov fabric, but the seamed diagnoal chevron stripes + ruching between the stripes....hmmmmmm......too much of a coincidence.

and i wasn't really going to post on this, but hey what the heck, since we're on the subject, my picks from the line....

wait what?

ok so i know jen already posted about ann sofie back's aw 09 collection. butttttt...........excuse me?

um FOR REAL? seriously?! those glasses?! WHAAAAAAT?! i can say with the utmost confidence to all other sunglasses : fuck you dude. fuck you. you lose. these win. go home.

sheefun chan for ann-sofie back

i hope those go into production. i hope i can get my hands on a pair. please please pleeeeeease.

what the future holds

i've decided that i would like to look like carmen dell orifice in the future. far future of course. i'm on board with jen and would have to say daphne guinness is a badass and i wouldn't mind looking like her in my 40s. i'd be downright stoked! but in terms of the last stop in looks...carmen all the way. most grannies of my culture resort to what i dubbed "ping pong hair" at an early age, describing the short, tightly permed hair that is both effortless and ridiculously unstylish. i get that when you're 70 and have any number of physical ailments, managing a hairdo is not at the top of your priority list, but if i had a choice....if it were an option, carmen would be my look of choice. nevermind that i'm not white, 6 ft tall or have blue eyes.

and i would like this wardrobe from Chanel Resort 2010. i can wear it now, put it away til i'm in my 70s, and be the cool old chick rocking vintage chanel.

1. love the overall look but i'm not generally that feminine so i'd probably switch up the shoes.

2. completely anti me, but hey, one of these days i might want to look like a gondola driver.

3. classic but with a twist. mini skirt and fringe flat sandals.

4. gold and black. one of my favorite combos.

5. love the pink tights. they make the outfit nice and sassy.

6. the classic chanel suit, with a twist. hopefully i'll have enough sense to button it up at 70.

bram stoked

this finale look from the Chanel resort 2010 show instantly reminded me of the brides from Bram Stoker's Dracula circa 1992. For this reason I love it. If I saw you walking down the street wearing it, however, I might throw a quarter your way.


Dear future baby,

I promise I will dress you in stuff like this, as long as you promise not to want to wear a Disney princess outfit for a month straight everywhere you go.

and i promise i'll try not to wear matching outfits, even if it is Hysteric Glamour.


Your Future Mom

(FYI no, I'm not pregnant)


one of my more awesome scores on eBay. can't wait to wear this beauty while gettin down with one of my favorite tunes...

dont hate on old school country, give it a chance and listen to the lyrics, you won't be sorry!

dancing pigs what?

throw back

so i was reflecting on all the things i am into these days, i mean fashion-wise, and how they've evolved over the years. it got me thinking about when i first starting getting into fashion, well specifically girls fashion. obviously not fashion as i think of "fashion" now, but just the art of dress and putting effort into outward appearances. up until then i had pretty much shared a closet with my brother -which primarily consisted of skate tees.

i was introduced to the more technical side of apparel at a very early age. my grandma was a skilled seamstress and my mom was excellent at anything with her hands. they taught me how to use a sewing machine and knit crazy patterns in the third grade. i was a bit too impatient for it at that time and as i grew older i became more preoccupied with the surf and skate world, too much so to give up my precious time for sewing; i was fine with my vans and tees. i wasn't about to wear dresses, yeah right.

as i moved into high school, however, i wasn't finding what i was liking in stores in suburbia and had limited access to other neighborhoods, what with being 14 and license-less and all, so i resorted to vintage stores and crafting my own clothes. the only new clothes i found myself buying were skate brands. my TSA tee and Fuct tee were on rotation all through the week, but my all time favorite brand was Poot.

i was first introduced to Poot hanging out at our local skate shop in newport beach. a girls skate shop (what?!) opened up upstairs and thus my first ever job was born. that's right, my first job at 15 was at a girls skate shop - a haven, or i guess heaven, for girls like me who lived and breathed that world. Poot was the brand that influenced my youth the most, with messages of women's empowerment without all the gnarly bra-burning hardcore feminist vibe. it just told you that, hey, girls are rad and skateboarding is rad, and girls that love skateboarding are rad and that there was a little "society" of us. we weren't the pro-ho's just jocking the dudes, it was a world of girls that just loved the sport and loved being a part of that world. it went on from being a graphic tee brand, to having cut-n-sew pieces, to inspiring a zine that eventually became a (short-lived) glossy called Foxy. the only other zines i read were the local ones picked up at record shops and punk shows, but man, i read Foxy like it was my bible. i pretty much idolized Keva Marie, the founder of both Poot and Foxy, and Deanna Templeton (wife of Ed), who was the epitome of the down-to-earth skate/art chick that i aspired to be. Poot may not be around anymore, but it will always remain near and dear to my heart, as a part of my youth and as one of the seeds that helped me to grow into who i am today.

the iconic logo that i couldn't get enough of

i had this plastered EVERYWHERE. if not as a sticker, then painted on. i was gifted in the art of puffy painting logos.

classic Poot imagery

examples of some of the hangtags. my favorite was the one of a little girl flipping the bird, not shown

example of an ad, which also shows Choes, the Poot shoes that came out later on

Foxy, in it's early stages as a photocopied zine, and later as a glossy

all images via Keva Marie's website, check it HERE
aaaaaaaaand, was thinking about this song that i loved in high school and couldn't find it anywhere for a decade. but hello, technology, you've made life much easier these days.


i can't remember if i've mentioned this before, but i'm a purely action movie kind of girl. no romantic comedies, no kate hudson, no jennifer anniston shit, like pure pure action: guns, violence, fighting, car chases, motorcycle chases. it sometimes ruins the movie for me even if there is just a tinge of a romance sub-plot. NO. gratuitous fighting and shooting YES. apart from these kinds of movies, the only other movies that i really enjoy are of the deeply-stirring-no-expectation-make-you-feel-a-whole-damn-range-of-confusing-emotions-once-you-walk-out-of-the-theater-keep-thinking-about-it-for-days-need-to-research-the-background-story variety. case in point, i just got back from seeing "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" tonight and it easily roundhouse kicked it's way into my top movie list. i'd been planning to see this movie for months and months and was finally able to coordinate with friends and see it. i knew it was going to be pretty epic but holy shit. i can't even explain in words how good it actually was. it made me so so sad but i effing LOVED it at the same time. it's both gut-wrenchingly painful and supremely hopeful. the whole time you're thinking FUCK I NEED TO HELP THESE GUYS. and then you realize wait, who the fuck am i? but STILL, i want to help them!! it's a compound of their 80s fame, their skills, the respect from lemy, lars, slash, and scott, and their damn talent and drive that is bewildering and just makes you want to cheer them on. but the kind of people they are, that's the cake. that's what brings tears to my eyes. they're just real, honest, hard-working guys trying to realize their dream. for over 30 fucking years! they play because they just love to play. they love their band, they love to make music. there's no douchebagervancerie here.

of the original Anvil, only Robb and Lips remain + bassist since '95 Glenn Five

to you, sirs, i tip my hat.


by peter jensen. hopefully this will be in my posession soon.