mine.

December 25, 2008

sam

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let me biba

December 7, 2008

biba

photo credit: ebay

i am *so* in love with these biba platforms. beautiful pattern on leather upper. hopefully it will ship tomorrow and be at my door no later than friday. will post better pictures soon. ❤ i’m now on a biba styling spree.

just add bike

December 3, 2008

i love riding bicycles. at age 7 my dad got me a blue bmx dirt bike (no trainer wheels! no pink crap with glitter tassels!) and i spent all summer learning to ride. there are a few faded scars on my knee to prove the ordeal.

back in april, i dropped some cash on a beautiful buttercream-yellow retro cruiser bike. if poor urban planning, traffic, or safety wasn’t such an issue in los angeles, my jeep would be my secondary mode of transportation around the city. alas, bikes don’t really take centerstage in my life unless it’s the weekend. this past summer came with the added bonus of extended daylight hours, and with that i took leisurely tours around my neighborhood, admiring homes, got plenty of fresh air, thought a few things through. i pedaled to the local coffee shop, picked up things from the store, rode to the sunday farmer’s market on ventura blvd to pick up some produce.  in the beginning i got some flak for riding my bike with a dress, heels, oversized glasses, and a leather purse crammed in the basket. some weird stares here and there as i rolled out of the garage, some random honks on the street.

so here’s what i think: screw tricot bike tights (uncomfortable, unflattering, and unladylike. my point is, i’m not scaling mountains here. if i’m going for zero carbon footprint on my lovely bike headed somewhere, i might as well do it in style. i mean…

women in europe do it with style:

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photo credit: thesartorialist.blogspot.com

(ps: the title is “via manzoni.” it’s in milan. behind her to the left is the subway depot i used to take to and from my school. to her right is the armani caffe where i scarfed down my daily “capuccino e brioche” before heading to class.)

agyness deyn does it with style:

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photo credit: agynessdeyn.co.uk

and your grandmama did it with style too:

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photo credit: john’s bikes.com

so when the chill is gone and late afternoons become balmy once again, here’s what’s going to happen:

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photo credit: ebay (shoes: mine!), net-a-porter (chloe spirogram dress), electra amsterdam bike

black friday prize:

November 30, 2008

vintage ysl platforms. i am so in love. a steal at $61. consider how much much it will retail out here in LA. (most girls I know out here eat vintage for breakfast!) i’ll post pictures soon. in the meantime, i’m contemplating a ring purchase. thinking of something fractal and savage.

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precious.

October 20, 2008

Financial lockdown, just because the economy sucks…but I couldn’t part with these two items:

1) Andersen & Lauth (design house from Reykjavic) top. Photos c/o of Urban Outfitters.

2) Gorgeous bracelet, circa 1950’s at the melrose flea market. Feeling a Betty Draper gone haywire vibe. Best worn with a plain heather gray t-shirt.

worship.

October 7, 2008

okay. begin.

in other shoe-related news, my friend just quit his perma-gig with a footwear company. i used to work with him and the consensus is pretty much the same, though i won’t divulge on details. let’s just say, it’s been a long time coming.  to regroup, he’s going on a sabbatical in huatulco, mexico where his parents own property. imagine that. i’m happy for him ❤ go, c.

superfresh.

October 5, 2008

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purchased at nordstrom’s (las vegas, of all places, during my mini-getaway weekend). krosby, by sam edelman.all kinds of radness is going on over here, honeys. also from my trip: 3.1 phillip  lim top rosebud sleeve top. lovely.

come out and play.

September 25, 2008

last worn in nyc in february. i remember a lot of rain and a bit of slush.

we had some good times. and it’s been so long since we last saw each other. time to come out and play.

hardcore.

September 24, 2008

tried these babies on. so in love are we two.

you could so do this.

September 24, 2008

a chic basic. in the loveliest gray color. like paris on a dark day…yup…still chic.

my coworkers literally took turns petting my new shoes on the very first day i wore them to work. supersoft suede.

good foundation for skinny jeans, oversized tee. necklace, stud earrings. no further accessories needed. a dark eye, tons of mascara, no blush, and nude lipstick.