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Trompe l'oeil cable knits and shredded actual cable knits. Into it.


I've been dying to cut all my hair off and thanks to Lulu I finally found a good visual representation of what I was imagining in the form of Kiko Mizuhara. Blunt bob straight across. But as Shini tweeted: Note to self: When I'm buying tights, I am buying the tights, not the model's legs... I too have to remember that just because I cut my hair like this doesn't mean my face will morph into fairy, gamine-like features like hers...sigh...nonetheless, still want.However, the real issue is convincing my emo-loving, modern, sci-fi guy of a mate into letting me get, or rather still be attracted to me, after said cut. He thinks a haircut like that has zero sex appeal and is dorky and child-like. "There's nothing cool about it." So I get this in my inbox this morning:

Subject : "I don't mind a bob"

(with this image attached)


And then at 11:07am I get this email. No subject, no body, just attached image...
Pixelman - 1, Me - 0

Too many Photoshoppers in this kitchen.


My mind has already been beaten into glorious submission by Givenchy under Tisci's rule and now I'm pretty much on auto-pilot zombie for any of his collections but this Haute Couture collection especially tugged on my little Asian heart strings. It's like something out of an epic period piece. I'm wishing someone would make a full length feature film just to see all these looks in action. How ethereal.
above - my favorite Asian model at the moment, Fei Fei Sun
above - another favorite, Tao Okamoto

They could use the looks from the last Haute Couture show (below right) and the film would be something like the battle between Good versus Evil...Light versus Dark...Mazinger Z versus Black Magic. With an insane female ensemble cast.

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I mean can you IMAAAAGINE?!?!


Twitter was inundated with real-time tweets of the Givenchy Mens Fall 2011 show and everything was Rottweiler this, rabid dog that. I was curious to say the least and finally got around to checking it this morning.

Truth be told, I would be nervous and stand a little more upright and stiff-backed than usual if I saw this dude approaching me on the street. Weirdo enough to scare the shrimp back out of a girl! More Vitamin D, less choker huh?
Menswear will always be the best source of inspiration. Need tonal varsity jacket and doggy print shirt STAT.
And things that make you go hmmmm....the rabid Rottweiler print plaid shirt looks an awful lot like the Neighborhood shirt I posted about last year....but why have one, when you could have two?
Which reminded me to take another look at the SS10 Magnificent Seven collection, which you should never do because you will almost always see something you missed then be sad you can't get it anymore. Case.in.point.
via Tommy Ton via style.com

This picture = first smile of the new work week.

But is it Friday yet?


What minimalist ninjas wear to fancy parties? What else goes with all black?

They know what's up.


If you're like me, plagued by back-of-the-knee-sweats (don't even get me started on my Whitney Houston upper lip sweating) and not a big fan of skin-baring, then loose maxi dresses will be your Lord Jesus Christ and Savior in the coming summer.

It's already 80 in LA, are we just skipping Spring this year or what?


Fun Spring 11 bags from Jil Sander.

The last bag is such a clever design. The clutch alone is worth it. Would love to see it in a different color combo though. Spotted it at Barneys while on a date with Mimi and Joelle. As I get older I'm beginning to gravitate more towards girlfriends. I spent a good 25 years of my life hanging with grimy boys and now in my 30s I'm appreciating little things like lunch/shopping dates. It's a nice break from my usual super speedy in-out purchasing experience, to be able to try things on together and pow wow with people whose taste you trust.


Ashish x Topshop 2011


Fallon Spring 2011 ring

Good design.


Maison Martin Margiela rose gold ring set

Never taking these off.


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I come from the generation of skateboarding when it was still relatively underground and not widely accepted by media and parents. It was still sort of a vehicle for these unruly street kids to make something of themselves. A time when you would have to fight your parents to just go and sit at the local shop to watch some videos. My friend had posted a story about how Lance Mountain was dumbfounded when he witnessed a dad trying to bribe his kid to skate. The sport used to be an act of rebellion and now it's become the "cool" thing to do. I feel like I don't see that many younger kids these days that are just genuinely stoked and humbled by the success and opportunities that skateboarding might afford them; which is precisely why when you do run across a great one, they shine even brighter. Theotis always has a huge smile on his face and will go out of his way to shake your hand. You can feel the excitement and gratitude radiating from him. It may sound totally unremarkable to you, but it's something entirely refreshing for me in this industry.

Dustin Dollin says it best... "All these fancy superstar skaters out there beware. I've never heard about anyone with so many opportunities being so humble and positive. His life, I imagine, is somewhat different from the average yuppie rich kid whose mum and dad buy them everything and then they turn pro and expect more from their sponsors than mummy and daddy could ever offer. I doubt that happened for him. He used to have to stay at the Baker house when shit was too ghetto where he grew up. Imagine sending your kid to our crazy-arse party Baker pad because it was safer. Sketchy."

Scanned from the Transworld February 2011 issue introducing the skaters for their next video.


Celine pre-fall 2011

Predictable referring to me and my unwavering love for this new era of Celine. Not as stomach-punching as previous seasons but I guess you can't keep doing the same thing over and over again, especially when everyone has started mass emulation. You're a smart one Phoebe Philo...except for when you approved those shoes. The top two are the most cartwheely for me.


One of those moments when you feel like an ad is speaking to you directly...

Damn you skateboard! Celine - 1, Wallet - 0.


Proenza Schouler Pre Fall 2011 (still don't understand pre seasons)

Those ikat/baja/neon/what-in-the-world prints are exactly what I never knew I needed.
Spring is going to vomit color all over me. Can't wait.

Note to self: gigantic cholo shorts with proportions that make no sense whatsoever. ASAP!


My favorite collaboration yet.


via vmag


Never disappointing.


Yesterday was my dear friend's birthday so we surprised her with dinner at Lazy Ox in Little Tokyo. I'd never been before, even though I pass by it nearly ever weekend so I was excited to finally see what everyone (read: my three friends) has been talking about.

Pixelman proclaims this as the best IPA ever...and he knows IPAs like I know Manhattan SVU.
We both wanted to pick this up and eat it like a microwave baguette pizza but resigned ourselves to eating it with silverware like the civilized restaurant patrons we were. Actually, it was only to save our friends the embarassment so we decided we'd come alone next time and order four to make sandwiches out of them and go to town.

It's nice to try a new place with friends because you can order a little bit of this and a little bit of that and try everything. Then when you go alone in your sweatpants next time, you can order ten of just what you liked and let the elastic stretch to max capacity with no guilt or shame. Forks and knives optional.

241 South San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


via designboom (thanks Rachel!)

designed by Apparatu and Alex Trochut at FTC Barcelona

all are ceramic with colored glaze or silver, gold, or aluminum plating