Friday, July 30, 2010

Copy Me - Ambitious Lovers

And then there was that time she became envious of the people in a photograph . . . and that's when she knew it was really time for a vacation.

(A UO Advertisement)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Corsair - Boards of Canada

The word "genius" is thrown around way too often in the fashion blog world. Everything's genius. Everything's rad. Everything is soooooo beautiful. But Alexander Wang really is genius and I can vouch. Why???

Because his stuff is really difficult to mimic! This is version two my homemade version of the Alexander Wang goddess dress (which I love and admire). It looks remarkably different from the real deal. Not so tight, svelte and unforgiving. This ones got room to hide your paunch (which means it probably worked out better for me than the real deal). I got plenty of compliments at work today (including from my company's CEO), but this was not an easy feat. If you have the money to buy the real thing, I would suggest doing so, otherwise you'll lose your mind with all the draping.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Je Te Veux - Satie

La Garconne scooped up my first born child this weekend. But I'm okay with it, I have visitation rights and some sweet additions to my wardrobe. Priorities people. I'm just praying the Rick Owens shawl sweater doesn't make me look like Yoda. That would burst my bubble ever so slightly.

This Satie song plays through my mind when I'm spending money like a mad man. It's carefree and whimsical and encourages misbehavin'.

Storm - Bjork

Do you ever have days where your clothes just have it coming? That was yesterday. It all started going downhill when a group of us decided to outrun a storm in the parking lot, on the way to the movies. It didn't work out so well.

"Has anyone got a tissue"?

Not the day to skip the bra, I might add.

Upon returning home and changing clothes, I decided to make a nice cup of noodles to warm up the bones. The noodles ended up on my favorite Marc Jacob trousers. And my new sandals, bought yesterday? The downpour didn't do them any favors.

Later I managed to get ice cream and powdered sugar on a comfy old C&C California tee.

(Darn you mochi ice cream for being so tasty yet so messy).

All I can do is go to bed and hope that tomorrow is a better day. Otherwise I'm going to need an entirely new wardrobe. Because when it rains . . .

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

When Is A Good Time? - Prefuse 73

Life has been fast and furious this year. More often than not, I find the only moment of peace in the day is when I'm in the backseat of a cab. It feels strangely luxurious not having to drive, especially to business meetings. And then I went home and packed for another great show. . . it was a beauty.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sycamore - Bill Callahan

Sometimes I think Margiela is personally speaking to me. And then other times I think "damn, I could make that myself". And occasionally, I think both.

(Bag and photo from here

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sweet Thang - Shuggie Otis

When I want to strut proudly into the world, with my head held high, something always goes terribly wrong. Today's combination became quite lethal as I nearly twisted my own legs stepping off the elevator. I resembled a confused baby doe learning how to walk. I immediately weighed all the possible causes and found an answer. The sunglasses sometimes waver on being "too dark to see" and the heels, well they're pretty high. Together the two accessories join powers to ensure that I will break my own neck. So much for that graceful entrance into work today!

Dress - Thakoon for Target
Shoes - Nine West
Sunglasses - Vintage from childhood
Bag - Knoll tote

Bop Scotch - Stereolab

As I settle into my seventh month residing in my shared house, I am constantly finding ways to improve things. Our walls are much too bare. Inspirational posters usually trigger my gag reflexes, but these I could handle. And I think the roommate would like them as well. Imagine how warm you would feel every time you are pouring a cup of strong morning brew you read "you're the cream in my coffee"?

And of course they carry my favorite mantra of all in a variety of colors . . .

(All posters from: Keep Calm Gallery)

Monday, July 5, 2010

I Mean You - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers

Dear Pen Pal,

I really, really want to buy a shirt with your face on it. Don't ask me why, I just think it would be really funny to own. When people from work ask about it, I'd say "oh it's just my penpal", in a blase tone that only I would find amusing.

Here's the thing, I really, really dislike F21. I swore off that place due to the ethics lawsuits that surround them and the religious quotes on the bag. Hypocrites! Not to mention the poorly made clothing and shady return policies. It would seem that their reaching out to the blogging community is quite a strategic move in order to control their filthy image which has been talked about liberally all over the internet.

I am torn. (Sigh).

Hurry On Now - Alice Russell

Living very close to your parents has it's definite perks.
I can roll out of bed, throw on a dress and be at their door step for breakfast, faster than my Mum can bang on a pan and shout "Sooey!"

Don't hate. You would too, if you could.

Dress - H&M (I love these cheap t-shirt dresses)
Shoes - Target
Hat - Uniqlo
Necklace - Subversive for Target

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lilac Wine - Cinematic Orchestra

I find it strange that I am indeed that much a part of the blogosphere that sometimes people send me press releases. And on rare chance that it is for something good, I might blog about it. I don't really know what Doc Martens and Cinematic Orchestra have in common besides my loving both, but here's a video of Cinematic Orchestra covering the Jeff Buckley's "Lilac Wine". It is beautiful indeed.

Happy Friday!