Jun 28, 2010

Oddly enough, speaking of H&M...two interesting pieces being released in July/Aug...that bag!

and I present to you...the Converse Heel by Davide Allieri

nice weave, girl

H&M top // RVCA jeans // Chloe Susan boots // Fendi bag // vintage scarf // Natalia Brilli Nolex // Casio watch

I haven't found anything all that exciting at H&M in the last year in comparison to a few years back. It feels like the material has gotten cheaper and the design more American mainstream. I used to love finding simple cotton or linen (sometimes even leather) pieces in a weird shape or cut. You know, a Swedish design aesthetic you don't find in F21. But I feel like I've been bombarded with one too many "jeggings" and sparkly party "frocks" and "strong shoulder" everything. Plus now that I live on the other side of town, my boredom shopping has become far less frequent. Last week I did make a trip though, with the intention of buying some baby clothes for my bestie, but ended up getting totally sidetracked by this woven/fringe top. I'm guessing it's a dress, but a childhood of my mother forcing me to wear shorts under dresses, prohibits me from wearing any without something underneath, even to this very day. I got a size L (as I normally do) so I could wear it long and loose. The woven front bib is pretty substantial and doesn't feel at all like the cheaply made H&M stuff as of late. Score!

*****
You know what's also great? Coming home after a three hour drive from a long work week, to find two belated birthday packages from your bffs...

1. a suede studded cuff...
2. a print of a skeleton doing a kick flip!!! (note to self - get this framed immediately)

My friends know me too well.

♥♥♥♥♥ JLo and Stacks ♥♥♥♥♥

ps. still haven't figured out what to do with my hair. it's a god awful mess...

LUISAVIAROMA FA10

Jun 25, 2010

In response to the Margiela heels in my last post, William (damn you again!!) tipped me off to these FA10 Margiela boots at Luisaviaroma which apparently have a metal horse shoe heel. I love horses and I love Margiela, well how about that? Of course I couldn't close the screen without doing my seasonal oogling of Luisaviaroma's other new offerings either.

clockwise from top left : Margiela, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Givenchy



clockwise from top left: Margiela, Tom Binns, Delettrez



Not that I can afford any of these, but you bet your ass I can oogle with the best of them. More importantly, I'm a mean stalker and can hunt down a good bargain. Maybe some of these will last through the next round of sales? I'm not much of an impulse buyer anyway, so if I still want something in 6 months or a year and somehow I miraculously find it, then it's meant to be! Otherwise, there will always be another season to torture me.

*for some reason I've been obsessing over the idea of red tights with red shoes these days.

I don't know

Jun 23, 2010

vintage plaid flannel // F21 stripes

Double plaids, multiple patterns. Great minds.
The Sartorialist (?)


hello wtf

Jun 21, 2010

As I was listing my Chanels on eBay today, I had a curious moment and wondered what the current lowest and highest priced pair of shoes were. I've done this a few times before and the lowest priced shoes are usually understandably so, but the highest priced ones are usually some sort of exotic skin or crazy rare runway something or other. Below are the current low and high.
#%(*&^#$(*&@#$&^@!!!!! Please tell me you're feverishly rubbing your eyes like I was when I first saw these. Mind you, I first saw these as a small thumbnail and then my curiosity was met with a huge fuck you axe kick to the face with this enlarged photo. CAAAAANDY. It is apparently a brand called Gasoline Glamour. I don't even have anything clever to say about it.

Then there's always the curious case of the overpriced item. For instance, the "punk clog" (I kid you not, that's what the listing says) pictured below that is priced at a reasonable $1,990 USD. Notice how I had to specify USD...
I'm assuming these are actually $19.90 and were mistakenly listed - and hopefully part of that mistake was referring to them as "punk" as well. But then this makes me wonder if Candyland Gaga reject up there are also actually $70.00 and just missing the decimal point? If you are foolish enough to purchase those for $7,000 then you better make damn sure that candy is edible and makes you shit gold bullions for at least a good solid year. You can wear it with your $1,500 Balmain t-shirt, idiot.

GET WILD IN THE STREETS

Happy Go Skateboarding Day!

Jun 17, 2010

I realize I got a bit carried away with all the bike stuff, which I know some of you are not that into, but maybe you got at least a good chuckle? If not, go get a sense of humor. KIDDING. I thought about breaking up my posts into different days but I've never been good with pacing myself, which resulted in two-wheeled overload. Well here's some fashiony shit to balance out the day. I promise, no more after this...


You get it...


I had the requisite "oh! cool!" moment like most everyone upon initial discovery of the DSquared spine heels. But, the more and more I saw them circulating on every blog I grew increasingly mehhhh. The plain ankle boot and elastic band version have been mentioned more than I can keep up with and are now available for pre-order at Luisaviaroma, along with an OTK boot version - all of which I am, again, pretty mehhh about. But hold up! Excuse me? I am completely sold on the left pair below. I'd never seen this laced version. Now I want. Damn you internet!!!!
images via style and google image search


with cheese please

While perusing zany sidecar action, I stumbled across this gem, who I will now refer to as my Hero. Actually, let's call him Hero #2 since no one can ever dethrone Mr. Laurence Tureaud. Back to this guy, he's obsessed with hamburgers (clearly) as am I so naturally I would fall in love with his custom hamburger harley, or the Burger Trike as he calls it. I would drive this thing everywhere. Is there anyone that can build me one of these? I'm being completely serious.
via google image search

And as you all know, one google image search often turns into a chain of searches (and in my case, becomes a day-long activity) and I'm posting these because of their, well, obvious relevance. Moreover, obvious awesomeness.

HAMBURGER STOOL!!!!

pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease.

hop in, i'll give you a lift

My co-worker and I exchange images daily and today he sent me the this one...
We were cracking up over it and I started looking for more. These are just a few...
via google image search

It's amazing what an idea and some tools can yield. I guess that's with everything though.

1940-1980

Finally got around to scanning this book I had at home. It chronicles American motorcycle racing from the 40s to the 80s with great photos. A good book to check out if you're into this sort of thing.
Below is William S. Harley (older gentleman in suit in the middle) and Bill Davidson (far right).
Above is a 1966 CRTT 250 Harley Davidson Sprint and it randomly made me think of my friend Len's bike that he built (pictured below). It just one Best Original at the Born Free Show this past weekend.