Sunday, May 31, 2009

Current Obsession: Tickle me Paisley

Is paisley making a come back? wether it officially is or not I could care less, but I am all about these paisley shorts from Jcrew. The first two pictured are  the Club Short made from a exclusive mill in Italy which Jcrew claims "[is] known for making some of the worlds best prints and patterns". The last pair is a board short with a beautifully orchestrated color combination that can bring out the summer spirit in anyone. Perfect for mojitos by the pool.

Starting at $78, available on

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fine and Dandy

A special thanks to our friends over at Fine and Dandy for featuring me on their New School Dandy Profile over at their blog, which you can read here

Today was nice, did some shopping for the trip (or that was my excuse at least), met Steph for a delicious dinner at Casablanca then went to see UP at the Leammle in Claremont. Pictures of the new threads should be up tomorrow! 

There Will be Blood

A little something to fulfill that psycho fetish (if you're into that sort of thing) comes this creepishly chic editorial from Dazed & Confused. Who knew serial killer could look so good?

Editorial: After a Hard Day in the City, What a Better Way to Relax Than Spill Some Blood

Photographer: Matt Irwin 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shopping Guide - Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers

I was on looking for a Mexico City travel guide as I just found out I'll be spending the week there for my birthday :] I've been bugging my mom to take me as she goes every year for business, and this time I finally got my wish! I'm super excited to see the sights and report back on what's haute in Mexico City, so stay tuned for that! 

After finding a few good travel guides, I also stumbled upon this little treasure - Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers, by Laird Borrelli. This book is a collection of original sketches by 50 fashion designers including Phillip Lim, Karl Lagerfeld, and Peter Som. 

Excerpt from 
".... Style maven Laird Borrelli has brought together 250 stunning sketches, designs, and concepts by a galaxy of prominent designers from every international fashion capital. Top names like Christian Lacroix and Karl Lagerfeld join hot up-and-comers such as Roksanda Ilincic and Yoshikazu Yamagata in a magnificent and unprecedented gallery of distinctive signature illustration styles, unique creative thought processes, and work in a huge variety of media. Lively text introduces each designer, and an utterly invaluable reference section in back provides contact details for each designer's label. Fashion illustration has never looked so good."

I can't wait to get my copy! There is nothing more exciting or magical (well, to me anyway) than to see a designers creative process, and to see a piece go from concept to collection. 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bite Me

Shark pants!!! The Sartorialist

Monday, May 25, 2009


Sunshine, sapporo, summer moon, steak, lobster, a '93 bottle of Dom Perigon and great company.
 Happy Memorial Day weekend.  

Sunday, May 24, 2009

You Can Learn a lot From the Flowers

What is it about guys in these beautiful garden and floral shots that just make me so happy?

GQ Russia, Photos by Yu Tsai

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Little Boxes, on the Hillside...

Saturday: Cleaning, laundry (as you can tell by my bare mattress) , lunch with mom, shopping, and grooming. Watching some Weeds then meeting my new favorite lawyer Sylvia a little later.

Shirt: Jcrew, Shorts: H&M


Taken from V Man No. 14 editorial 'Legends of the Fall'. Shoot by Karl Lagerfeld. 

Friday, May 22, 2009

Shopping Guide - Parke and Ronen

Yesterday after working in the studio I thought it would be more fun to go shopping than sit in grueling LA traffic for an hour. One of the girls at Resurrection had mentioned a store next door called Parke and Ronen, so I decided to check it out. What I found was a great collection of tailored shorts varying from fun stripes to solid khakis and needless to say, I wanted every last pair. There forte however, seems to lie in swimwear. From board shorts to bikinis Parke and Ronen know whats up. Now if only I had a bangin'-beach-ready-bod to pull a pair of those swim shorts off.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Feel the Paine

As though you haven't had enough of Wingate Paine from me, here are the images of Katy Rodriguez' capsule collection designed to coincide with the Resurrection LA exhibit of "Venus Revisited: The Photography of Wingate Paine". Here Jessica Jofe models one of Katy's signature skirts done in a print taken from one of Paine's photographs. Stop by Resurrection to check out the photos, pick up a book, and find your venus.  

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

After School Special


Beach Beauty

This california weather is calling for breezy beach vibes, and awesome summer editorials. Marie Claire (UK) April 2009. Photographer: Bruno Ripoche

 (also love the Nina Flowers inspired braids!)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tear it up

LA Times is reporting that paying upwards of $300 for destroyed denim is chic yet again. No thank you. 

top to bottom: G Star, Jbrand, PRVCY

Monday, May 18, 2009

Resurrected Pt.2

Here is a follow up post with pictures of the Venus Revisited event from last thursday night, mentioned here
me: store front 

 Tom Ford & Anjelica Huston
Kelly Lynch & Mitch Glazer
Jessica Joffe & Katy Rodriguez

more pictures and information from the event can be found on the Resurrection blog, here

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Keep it Fresh

So i'm constantly trying to think of ways to keep my outfits fun and interesting, and as I was coming up for my outfit for nana's 80th birthday party I thought, well why not a boutonniere? So I call up my local florist and order one over the phone. When I go to pick it up I find my self standing in line with high schoolers picking up flowers for prom dates. Then I thought, since when did boutonniere have to be restricted to school dances and weddings? I'm going to try and wear them when I go out or dress up. Let's see how long I can keep it up. Do people actually do this and I just don't know about it? If so, please let me know. And doesn't Stephanie look so cute in her vintage sailor dress?
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