Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Somewhat proper

(everything is vintage except leather shorts, which are lucca couture)

These pictures were taken at the Mad Decent block party in which we mainly hung out inside the Native tour bus to keep cool. I'm not sure why I donned my proper rocker ensemble to a huge outdoor music party but sometimes, there are just no answers. Later on we went to the National Forest party and they had this awesome googly-eyed collage which Tim and I had a lot of fun with.

Here are some inspiration photos to go with this post since I know I've been a major slacker lately...

I'm convinced Patti Smith is the coolest person ever photographed. If you haven't read her book Just Kids yet, RUN to your nearest bookstore and buy it. Support your local independent bookstore, folks. Then while you're there you can pick up the Patti Smith 1969-1976 photographed by Judy Linn book which are where all these photos came from except for the first one by the dearly departed Robert Mapplethorpe.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cold Dead Lips...and perfect eyebrows...

(Top-Style Nanda, Shorts-vintage, Purse-Vintage fromTelltale Hearts)

Hi, I'm back. It's been forever, I know.

Here are some updates: I went on a 4 day hike in (not so) Dinky Creek near Fresno a week ago. Calling it Dinky Creek is akin to the fact that Iceland is green and Greenland is icy. It's all a huge ploy! It was actually named Dinky in honor of a little dog who saved his owner's life from a bear. Can you imagine a dog named Dinky fighting a bear? So sweet. :(

I bought this long sleeve fringe top from the extremely addicting Korean webstore Style Nanda. Shopping their website is like flipping through the digital pages of the best Jpop magazine. It's all super kawaii fashion candy. Luckily, Style Nanda is fashion forward and edgy.

This suede fur bag comes from the amazing vintage store Telltale Hearts in Silverlake. When I opened the bag to find the price, there were-- no kidding, 2 joints inside, crusty and stained, straight from the 70s. I imagine some bohemian babe toted this around as she hung out in Laurel Canyon. Needless to say, those artifacts were a huge selling point to me!

Last thing, it's really strange how synchronicity works. I've been thinking about how my brows are due for a shaping and I've been wanting to get a new eyebrow kit. Imagine my surprise when the kind folks at Anastasia of Beverly Hills contacted me a few days ago for an awesome brow kit giveaway for me and my readers. It includes everything you need to design your brows to perfection. Check this out.

And here's a rad tutorial from Anastasia herself!

Stay tuned for details about this giveaway!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Palm Springs

We rolled into Palm Springs at around 6pm, the air was still warm and moist and the sun was just behind some clouds, getting ready to disappear behind the mountains. The Ace Hotel is located almost at the base of the mountains, you feel so close that you can't help but try to reach out and touch them every so often. Tim got ready for his print show and I "helped" by sitting around snapping pictures. The second night was the opening and I singlehandedly sold the diptych skulls to a very drunken older woman who was debating on how to frame them for over an hour. She vacillated from gold ornate frames to leather, against the advice of myself and a hip gay gentleman to keep the frame a simple white, finally we reached a compromise; white leather.

On the last day we went to the cultural/musical landmark Pappy and Harriet's. It was a good 20 minute drive from Palm Springs to literally the middle of nowhere, also known as Pioneertown. Gang Gang Dance is playing on October 8! Tim and I had the most amazing grilled steak that nearly put us in a coma afterwards.

On the drive back to LA, we couldn't resist stopping at the dinosaurs from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. On display are the patent leather dominatrix boots I got at Angel's Thrift Store. Thank you Palm Springs, Matt, and Tim, I had a blast!