Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I'm in such a rut about what to wear tomorrow night. But today is easy with this adorable 50's dress!

50's Brown Stripe belted swing dress - Thrifted
Velvet w/ gold rose detail jacket - Thrifted
Black tights - H&M
Stella McCartney boots - Intermix

Friday, December 26, 2008


I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! Tonight I'm going to check out "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".

Black tights - H&M
Belt - Thrifted
Stella McCartney boots - Intermix

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Meet Goliath...

That's what I named the new edition to my wardrobe. I have a huge weakness for wood/metal accessories. So when I saw the Stella McCartney fall/winter 08 collection I was enraptured. I seriously stalked these beauties everyday until they were somewhat feasible. Even then I waited for some miracle coupon to pop up and then a 20% off one arrived in my email. I new they were destined to be mine! I haven't bought brand new shoes in ages. I find amazing pairs for less then 10 dollars. So what prompted me to dish out such huge cash on these? Well I really fell in love with the design. I mean wood, metal on a sleek ankle boot wedge!!!

It kind of has a Ayami Kojima Castlevania/Amano Vampire Hunter D feel that I love.

It's not such a mainstream design that lower end brands will copy. In the end it just fits my style :)

Vintage Red Velvet Coat - Thrifted
70's Lanvin dress - Thrifted
Creature hat - Thrifted
Brown leather gloves - Thrifted
Stella McCartney boots - Intermix

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

12/12/08 Night

The moon was full and bright tonight....

French Couture studded Jacket - Thrifted
Bow tiered skirt ( as a top) - Thrifted
Black mini skirt - Thrifted
Navy danskin leggings (NWT) - Thrifted
Black peeptoe laceup heels - Thrifted
Gold Necklaces - Thrifted

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


A night out for my two favorite things...Scotch and sushi..

Cream blouse - Thrifted
French Couture Studded jacket - Thrifted
Bally Patent loafers - Thrifted
Studded clutch - Thrifted
Gold necklace - Thrifted
Black Cheap monday's - Anica boutique SF

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Black patent leather Doc's go with so many things...

90's pattern neon tank dress - Thrifted
Black Cheap mondays - Anica boutique
Escada blazer - Thrifted
Patent leather doc's - Thrifted
Necklaces - Thrifted

Monday, December 8, 2008


So so cold...

Vintage motorcycle jacket - Thrifted
Pleated black dress - Thrifted
Black suede OTK boots - Thrifted
Danskin leggings NWT- Thrifted
90's floral semi sheer hoodie - Thrifted

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Symposium on Yves Saint Laurent, Eternal Style at the De Young Museum

Such an eventful November so far lets start with the 1st. My sweetheart Paulo took me to the YSL exhibit at the De Young Museum for my birthday. The lecture included Vogue's Hamish Bowles, Florence Müller and Farid Chenoune. Each gave a lecture on different stages of Yves Saint Laurent work. There is so much about him that I didn't know. I regrettably missed the introduction by John Buchanan and Pierre Bergé. It was pouring rain with no parking in sight! I was excited to hear that a book signing was to take place. My lovely purchased the book for me and off I went to meet these fabulous people. The book signing was populated by the likes of Tatiana Sorokko, Betty Catroux and Dodie Rosenkrans. It was an incredible honor to meet the three speakers and attain their autograph. The exhibition was fantastic! I never new how varied and groundbreaking Yves Saint Laurent was. These clothes truly belong in a museum. They are such masterful works. This was by far the most memorable birthday gift. Thank you so much Paulo, I love you!

The book signing

My birthday cupcake from Whole foods!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

October 28th Outfit

I've had a super fun visit with my brother this week. This is tonight's dinner outfit.

October 27th Outfit

These are today finds. Ralph Lauren Navy militant jacket, Tall Black suede boots, White vintage ruffle night dress. The bowler hat is from ebay and the Coach side satchel will be in my auctions soon!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I have a muse for every decade near me...

Early 20's

Alice Dellal, Model/Socialite

This wild child has been a absolute treat to watch. I know her normal attire of leather jacket, bandage dress and Doc's is reminiscent of my teens. But I can help to love her. She does the early 90's so well with European influence. That cascading tumble of blond curls with a half shaved head is genius and only works on her. She is like Neil Gaiman's delirium come to life, most certainly one to watch.

Late 20's

Taylor Tomasi, Senior market Editor teen Vogue

I first saw her sporting a Elizabeth and James blazer with slashes of Ann Demeulemeester skirt and black Phi boots. Her use of black with white soft accents evokes a refreshing sense of style that has me hooked.


Kate Lanphear,Style Director, US Elle

Her evocative use of neutrals sends a chill down my spine. I was floored when I first saw the famous Garance Doré photo. She looks hypnotically alluring, it was love at first site! She is my absolute favorite of the moment.


Anna dello Russo, creative director of Vogue Nippon

She was introduced to me by the multiple postings on The Sartorialist. I was first in awe of her astounding physique in mile high stilettos. Then I saw this dynamic editorial which she modeled and styled. I was hooked! She is a muse and a style icon, and someone I would aspire to be in the future.

Mid 40's

Daphne Guinness, Heiress

To tell you the truth I had no idea who Daphne Guinness was until one night I was doing a ebay search on Alexander Mcqueen. I came across all these auctions stating her name. After looking at these incredible listings I soon indulged in some research. Daphne Guinness is indeed a rare fantastical creature. I was quickly enamored by her fearless sense of style. If you can afford to wear couture then by all mean take notes from her. She could easily be a character in some epic space opera like Blade Runner. I'm so delighted there is a Daphne Guinness in this world.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Etsy Store update

I was going to list these items on eBay but thought it more appropriate for Etsy so you can just buy them with out having to wait for an auction to finish. I may relist some on eBay on Monday with Buy it now prices for those who don't have Etsy accounts. I will have new ebay auctions on Sunday.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hats off

I love the look of an over sized shirt dress. I was astounded to find this vintage 80's button up one!

80's shirt dress, textured tights, Black patterned creepers, Vintage hat.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Purple plaid

Sometimes you need that basic top to get you through the week. I found this super thin purple plaid top!

Purple plaid top, 90's necklaces, long black skirt, Fringed moccasins.

Friday, October 10, 2008

October 9th Outfit

Finally a wardrobe photo! I absolutely detest the hot weather so it took until now to breakout the tripod. I can't promise an outfit a day but maybe a couple a week. I was super excited to find this 15 button suspender jumper today.

Early 90's jumper dress, Vintage creepers, White tank, Lace sheer top, Leather zipper jacket, Vintage necklaces, Fashion week tote.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ageless Treat

A unexpected treat arrived via mail today. Imagine my surprise as this luxurious jar fell before my eyes. My brilliant best friend sent me this gift from his salon. It is "Ageless Creme Luxe Hair Treatment" by Frederic Fekkai. It contains Rare Orchid extract and Regenerating protein's to turn my lifeless creature like hair new again. I literally cannot wait to wash my hair tonight. I love you Michael Rhyan!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Gold Fiction

My friend was buying some products at the Chanel counter last weekend and I found myself with time to kill. So I headed over to the nail polish and tried out the new FACETTES D’OR Nail Colour in Gold Fiction. I'm super picky about metallic polish but this one was superb. So after a long day of ebay auctions, I felt bratty and entitled to a treat. At 30.00 a bottle it definitely is a indulgence. But we all deserve some spoiling right? Well I guess I'm pretty spoiled cause I grabbed Kaleidoscope too.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Summer 08 Music

Every summer has its epic sound. That album or song that you will forever link to that time. A few years ago while living in the Los Feliz/Silverlake area it was Mylo/Angie Reed/ Moving units. This year the sound didn't set in until late summer. I had both Australian albums all summer but there is something about sharing it with your best friend that makes them come to live.

The favorite of the moment is Cut Copy “In Ghost Colours” . We just can't get enough of "Lights and Music".

Secondary is The Presets “Apocalypso” their album was in the jukebox at Akbar. We kept playing "This Boy's in Love" as we sipped on our cocktails.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

L.A. Trip

I have just returned from the most amazing, fun, trip to L.A. Me and my best friend from NYC went for a week to make house calls for his clients in L.A. We filled our last day with as much fun as possible. The day started at LACMA where we stood in awe of Damien Hurst's Pieces. The collections are small but filled with just the right amount of interesting works.

We then headed to our favorite store ever, Maxfield LA in West Hollywood. Were we saw a certain Hollywood boyfriend buying a Chanel bike for his someone special. My favorite pieces were the huge vintage Hermès bags and a Black Thomas Wylde fringed bag to die for! The displays in Maxfield are so fun to look at. Our fave were these stuffed exotic birds.

I couldn't leave without checking out the Alexander Mcqueen store. The metal anatomical sculpture sticking out of the roof is amazing!

Our night was just as fun. We headed over to the Standard, in downtown, for drinks, and Akbar in silver lake (our old neighborhood bar were we kidnapped and befriended the most fantastic person.)

Later, our new friend took us to "A CLUB CALLED RHONDA ", where we danced away to the raddest disco.

I'm exhausted but so thrilled and invigorated from my trip.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sept Finds

Ok, so I found some of these last month, but they are so more relevant for fall. When I first encountered the creature fur hat I thought "Oh! I can use that for a portrait" But with further inspection of fall issues, I think I must incorporate this into some outfits! The pendant/brooch is so beautiful I couldn't pass it up. The men's creeper type shoe was in instant love affair and they fit me! The floral pumps are so lovely and the perfect pattern but they don't fit so expect them on ebay in the next week or so.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Early 90's Vogue

It's that time of the year again. I plop myself in front of a stack of giant fall issues for a look ahead. It is getting sort of repetitive with tons of blogs posting editorials and ads months in advance. I was still surprisingly satisfied with Elle's Fall issue. There was tons of Art/Illustration articles that are so fun to read through. I still get giddy for fall/winter fashion even after pouring through years of fall issues. So I thought it would be fun to look back at Vogue's Fall 93 issue. It was a time not so different in aesthetic from our own. Dark moody florals, Velvets, 30's inspiration, thigh high boots, militant looks all haunted the pages of Vogue. Let us be inspired......

Friday, August 29, 2008

The perfect Leather jacket

The search for the perfect leather jacket is never ending. At last I feel pretty content with my collection. I may add one or more of these to my auctions this fall but I've grown attached to the classic motorcycle and zipper one. The North beach leather on the top right corner is my newest find, I really love the exaggerated cowl funnel neck and it's super soft buttery leather!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

August finds cont...

There seems to be a serious drought in clothes lately. Maybe I'm becoming too discerning about what I buy. Well even though I don't have much to show, there have been some highlights to Augusts shopping. For instance Lanvin patent flats! I'm so amazed at what I find and so wish they were in my size. It makes it hard to ever buy retail. This is the reason I don't shop at corporate places and just stick to searching for treasures. Here are a few pieces for my fall auctions. The belt and necklace are so awesome, I must keep them!

Suede Slouch boots, Black leather slouch boots
Tory Burch Patent flats, Lanvin square toe ballet hiver 2007 flats

Fall shoes, Black fluttery romper, Black Lace rose suspenders, Leather metal belt, Medieval silver necklace

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Forbidden forest....

Sorry for the lack of auctions and posts. I took a much needed trip from the blazing heat. I retreated to the mysterious woods and foggy beaches along the Northern Ca coast. Aren't you just dying for fall to come?