When I come home for winter break, I will be on a mission to find me a good pair of A. Wang/Rocky Horror Picture Show -inspired thrift store sunglasses. It will be EPIC.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
At this point, I'm really just using the pie as a vehicle for whipped cream.
In other news, dug up an old picture: this outfit of MK is one of my favorite outfits of all time, mostly because those shoes are dopplegangers of my FAVORITE pair of heels. Anyway, rad outfit. I love everything about it and it is certainly one of my top cold weather outfit inspirations, although personally, I need a better leather jacket since my H&M one hasn't been cutting it these days...
Monday, November 23, 2009
Oh, and did I mention that these are perfect? Top of my Christmas list - Illex Kinni's the Dancer, via Bonadrag.
Although, they say they fit true to size, but only whole sizes. My size in 6.5. Therefore, these can't be true to MY size. Better too big than too small, though: I'll go with a 7, I suppose.
I just watched this:
It made me decide I need this:
Too bad even if I DID have $2700, I would definitely NOT be spending it all on a jacket seeing as I share a car with my brother. Jeez Rick Owens WHYYYY?
*(Maybe I'm mean, but I found Miss Diamond a little trite - ie Andy Warhol, having to attest that she actually listens to the bands she wears the shirts of, her silly French tattoo, but wicked style for sure, and I guess that's the point. It just concerns me a little when really young girls look at not the most well rounded individuals as "icons." Maybe I'm totally off though, and who am I to judge? Anyway, sorry for the tangent.)
OK, this Kill City one is pretty good, too. But I still shouldn't spend $315 on myself when there are Christmas presents to be bought!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I have a few fairly distinct passions in life, and architecture is definitely one of them. I have always been very interested in structure, design, interior styling, and furniture. I also believe that architecture is very strongly related to fashion: all art forms find inspiration in one another, in addition to drawing from nature, science, and technology.
So, I present you with one of my favorite buildings, Case Study House #22 (the Stahl House) by Pierre Koenig. (Expect this post to be the first of many!)
Built as a part of the Case Study series in 1959 in the Hollywood Hills, this house is as iconic as the Shulman shot of it above. It has been featured in movies and editorials (including Lindsay Lohan for Fornarina) over the years and remains a wonderful representation of modern architecture in Southern California.
Ron Livingston, GQ, July 2008
(Mekhi Phifer was also in this shoot, but I couldn't find a good picture)
My fascination with the building began my freshman year when I chose it as the subject of my final project/presentation in my "Architecture of Los Angeles" class. As i was researching it, it turned out that my professor (James Steele) had written an entire book on Pierre Koenig, in conjunction with another author and Pierre Koenig himself. No pressure, right? (I got an A, though!)
It's unusual, because I'm usually not very drawn to "modern" architecture. I like more classic forms and used to have a bit of a stigma against such homes as being tacky, looking like the Brady Bunch house or a dentist's office, etc. However, I have an interest in buildings on hills and in mountains and, moreover, in buildings that appear to be dangling off cliffs. I find this expecially interesting here in earthquake territory. :)
I also appreciate when swimming pools are well incorporated into home design, which this one accomplishes beautifully. I have yet to visit it, but hopefully soon!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Peewee Herman Couture
On the one hand, I'm pretty short, so platforms are quite useful. On the other hand, I'm getting kind of sick of them. Whenever I see platforms, though, I kind of wish they weren't platforms at all, but were just super chunky heels. All the shoes I can find lately, though, look chunky from the side, but then the heels are actually thin from the back... so deceptive and disappointing. But is it bad that I could totally picture severely good/crazy outfits with these disco loafers?
Who wants to take bets on these disco shoes mainstreaming sometime in the near future?
Love all the motodudes, too, although the middle one kind of looks like Kevin Bacon.
These guys look like my grandpa.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
How can someone not be absolutely in love with the summer? Granted, winter layers generally lead to better outfit creativity, but I love getting nostalgic about those days when you just want to lay outside, skin sticking to car seats, sunny flesh. Nothing like it. On that note, it has been an 80ºF November so far here in LA, and I'm rather enjoying myself. :)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Here are some shots from Halloween and my military costume; I was going for a 1940s kind of looks. The finger wave thing didn't work out, I had to curl it in a mad hurry while the cab was waiting outside. Oh, well.
I went to West Hollywood with some friends. If you are from LA, you know all about the craziness that is carnaval. Lots of fun, lots of crazy, lots of hot tranny messes. It was nuts!
Still not exactly sure what this Twitter thing was all about, but it was fun taking pictures with them
My roommate (ringmaster/"Britney"), her friend, & me
Me & a really good friend from high school. She was supposed to be Tiger Lily, but everyone was yelling "Pocahontas, Pocahontas, come take a picture with us!!" She was a hit. (She also took all these pictures!)
He was "Gone with the Wind"
Candyland!!!!!!! They were amazing.
Sweeteners! They were so cute.
What did you guys do??