OH WHAT A KNIGHT

Jan 24, 2010

came across these nail art supplies at Mitsuwa japanese market and got excited. i'm always on the hunt but most of the shit that's readily available is the cheesy Lisa Frank-y, Sally Hansen-y pen shit that is really poor quality. i'm super meticulous and particular about really crisp clean lines so i was stoked to find these. purchased the Liquitex soft type acrylic paints in black and red and the really really tiny paintbrush. the white paint and the drying drops i already had. i highly recommend the quick dry drops. they're a godsend for impatient people like me.


base is Sally Hansen Insta Dry in Beige Blast. next i free hand painted the Rolling Stones logo and then added a Chanel gold metal charm i already had.


whoa whoa easy. that's my ring finger.



then headed to Medieval Times for my friend's 30th birthday party. born and raised in southern california but this was my first time going. i knew it would be cheesy, but was hoping it would be somewhat epic. the end result was it being extremely cheesily epic.



the yellow knight sucked. the red knight was kinda rad. he was getting heckled by our party but had a sense of humor about it and even returned some shit talking. it was kind of racy.

H&M jacket // Rodarte for Target striped shirt // RVCA jeans // Alexander Wang creepers // Balenciaga bag

PRE FALL 2010

Jan 21, 2010

first of all, i've been wanting to say...what the hell is Pre-any season? i just don't get it... anyhow.....here are my picks so far.

Givenchy

  1. For someone like me who belly-flabbage-concealing is of the utmost-importance, peasant tops and generally anything billowy is a godsend. plus i'm automatically in love with anything in a pale nude shade. i like looking like a washed-out corpse.
  2. ruffles ruffles ruffles...i can never get enough. also good for concealing inner-tube waistlines. on the plus side, when i am pregnant one day, i won't have to buy maternity clothes - my closet will be good to go just as it is.

    Givenchy
  3. i think i've mentioned before that i really dig tonal outfits. especially in blacks, whites, and greys. the peplum dress + blazer give a subtle edge to the otherwise straightforward skirt suit.
  4. what the hell do i even say about this jacket. the fur shoulders are so regal. i would just want to command people all day. and then step on them with those insane colored heels.

    Givenchy

  5. wool (?) + leather combo coat, yes. is that a frickin rolling luggage nightingale?? what the...
  6. again with the tonal. the all white look is so crisp, whether it's light linens and poplins in the summer or heavy wools like this. i love anything with a cape look as well. this is a nice shorter version. the overall silhouette is so chic. i would imagine this to be the business stormtrooper in HR that all the other soldier stormtroopers would turn in their W-2's to.

    Givenchy

  7. since i can't seem to track down the elusive '04 Balenciaga shearling jacket, i've been on the hunt for other equally enticing substitutes. there are lots of these black types with the huge fur collar/lapels and leather bodies. this one's not bad.
  8. the coat is a thing of dreams. that shape. that gigantic oversized satin lapel...

    Lanvin

  9. that two tone fur coat is amazing. we've all seen the all black ones or even the crazy neon pink one last year, but this black and white version is my favorite so far. very Daphne Guiness no?
  10. i don't know what to say about this. it's so simple and beautiful and lux. camel coat with a pink fur wrap thingamabob. excellent.

    Chanel

  11. i can't remember the last time (if ever) i liked a red dress. the structured shoulders and (again) capelet top with the full skirt. beautiful proportions. not to mention that beadwork on the chest bib. but then again, what dress wouldn't look good on Stam?
  12. i'm really curious about these boots, i want to see more detail. i'm kind of on the fence but they seem like they could be good. the jacket is so technicolor wowness. my bf doesn't really get why i would like Burberry or Chanel or Prada - he has such a mainstream view of them, thinking they're very St. John-esque matronly brands. i like the odd weirdness that sometimes comes from them every once in a while. very hit-or-miss i know, but when it's a hit (*nudge nudge light bulb heel*) it's a BIG POW hit.

    Preen

  13. i've been both curious and a bit intrepid when it comes to jumpsuits. the only one i own and love is an actual military fighter pilot flight suit that i usually wear with the arms folded around my waist. i'd be interested in wearing a full top/bottom deal but only if i could find the right proportions/fabric. this one looks nice.
  14. one silhouette i love is a big/long top with a slim bottom, but a lot of times, the bottom becomes an afterthought because you only see the knees down. these pants are the perfect color and have the perfect cut outs. i approve immensely.

    Burberry

  15. shearling and brown leather aviator jacket + pleated peg leg trousers. yes please, thank you. i dig you, amelia earhart.
  16. i would very much like this fluffy shag carpet jacket and also her mile long legs. which, incidentally is the only way in which you could pull off said jacket.

    Louis Vuitton

  17. all i keep thinking is Raqel Welch in One Million Years BC. that said, every other thing from the collection (not to mention the travesty that was SS 2010) sucked ass. HARD.

SILKY SMOOV

Jan 19, 2010

Miu Miu SS2010

cannot wait for these. i hope there's a good selection of them that went into production.

Jan 11, 2010


if you didn't already know...
Mr. T is my #1 hero.

♥ always and forever big guy ♥

MUST GET MY HANDS ON THESE

Jan 10, 2010

absolutely fanatically dramatically spasmatically obsessed with the Chanel bulb heels. i have been beyond retarded in love with the black velvet/gold platform ones pictured below. if anyone spots these for sale, do let me know and i will be forever indebted to you. seriously.

photo via icanteachyouhowtodoit


and this mat from Supreme is calling my name. well, more like shouting.


TV aw10

i professed my love last year for Australian label TV with their AW09 collection. fast forward to their current AW2010 collection and i'm hooked again. these are my favorites from their latest lookbook.

left: the long twist dress is my HANDS DOWN #1 FAVORITE! // right: the texture of the sweater looks so lovely


left: the fox scarf, the answer to last year's leopard scarf, genius! // right: i love what they do with perforation + the shape of the dress rules


left: cyber motif throughout the line, especially love it on this blazer // right: of course i need the short version of the twist dress too

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some of their previous offerings. again with the amazing perforation.


TV the label. check it here.

Jan 8, 2010

this looks like it could be Natalia Brilli but it's the real deal - Hermes Collier de Chien in shadow black leather. could anything be more lovely? i WANT.



who can i get to make this balloon bike for my next birthday?



ive always been really into tonal outfits - black on black, denim on denim, and of course all white. a recent, all-consuming obsession has been anything with loads of fur tails. then there's all the heavenly Givenchy SS2010 dresses. i would wear a dress everyday if it looked like this.



THEEEE McQueen shoes that everyone has gone gaga over (pun intended). if only they would put just a few pairs into production...and if only this particular pair would make it onto my feet.


images via ebay//sophy robson//style

Jan 3, 2010

woke up rather ill on nye morning so ended up just staying in all day/night. which, to a hermit like me, is a wonderful excuse that validates staying home on a night when everyone's agenda is to party party party. worked out nicely because my brother and friends came over to my house and brought the party to me. goofed around most of the night in my room with Pixel Man and his camera. for some reason i have moments of wanting to dress up on the most random of days, and then on days when the norm is to dress up, i have absolutely no desire.



Isabel Marant tee / RVCA jeans / Theory cardigan / H&M linen military jacket


oh and i couldn't resist this total steal at the Barney's sale. last purchase of 2009.



DIY bleached shredded jeans / leopard tights / Alexander Wang Frankie creepers