Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Have a good day

I was just getting in a snit ,because the guy at my favorite thrift/charity shop is a major jerk, when I saw this picture. All better now.
pic - sfgate

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Fun

Everyone who knows me, knows that my favorite movie of all time is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Hands down.

I have an eternal Willy Wonka crush. Seriously. I imagine we would run the chocolate factory and hang out there all day cooking up new weirdness.

So when I saw that it was playing in the neighborhood and on the big screen, I jumped at the chance to see it.
It was not disappointing at all. The theater was packed and it was great that so many people were into it. Young and old.

I wore the cutest little dress. Oddly enough, I look like one of those little twin girls from the Shining. Kinda funny but also creepy....

Really though, my dress is extremely cute! 1950's vintage piece in cotton with pleats and these little hearts all over it.
This picture was taken in one of the women's lounges in the Paramount bathroom.
The bathrooms there are the absolute nicest. The theater is in pristine condition and it was built in the 1920's. Going there for any reason is an absolute treat.
And here is the tree in the lobby. All around I had a great Christmas.

Monday, December 21, 2009

awesome people - David Byrne

You probably know David Byrne from The Talking Heads. If you don't then what rock have you been living under ? He is not only a freaking awesome musician and subversive genius but an excellent human being.
I discovered his book, The New Sins, this past summer. It is pure genius and truth "The new sins are what we often mistakenly consider virtues"
Basically what society tells us to be and how to be is simply whatever fits the norms. Anyone outside of this box is abnormal. Norms shift so also is "sin" mutable. Yes!! Yes!!

Thank you Mr. Byrne, for being a masssively awesome human being. Also thanks for the Stop Making Sense soundtrack and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, - a collaborative record with Brian Eno incorporating "found" voices such as radio preachers, talk show guests and Arabic singers -
And is by the way holy shit, fucking good!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wish List

This is a reminder to myself. I need some garters and stockings.

photos: Contributor

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vogue 2010 Calendar

This came in the mail today. I just re-subscribed after taking a hiatus from magazine subscriptions for the last year. I was intrigued by this calendar offer also, since it's that time. It's so much better than the pleather purse they are offering. Really, that thing is just offensive.
*I took these using my sexy new satin sheets as a backdrop.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Target Pop-Up San Francisco

After work I headed over to the Target pop-up downtown with the intention of trying on and hopefully buying the sequin, skeleton dress from the Rodarte collection . When I got there I discovered that it was a window (as seen above) - bummer. It's hard for me to buy anything without trying it on. I NEED to know that I like it.
I ended up with this dress which was the other one I liked. After much debating I decided that I have plenty of sequins in my wardrobe right now. Too many to add another piece I wasn't ecstatic about. However there's always more room for black lace. It's really adorable on. I was worried it would be short but I actually like it that way. The top part is a bit ice-skaterish however it will be super cute paired with cashmere cardigans and I can easily transition it into spring.
The poor staff at the stand didn't seem to have their shit together at all. It was kinda sad because they weren't busy at all. First they couldn't find my size in the dress ( I took the 9 ) they said it skipped from 7-11. I wasn't hearing that , seriously does that make sense ?? The girls were sweet enough to go back and check where they found out indeed they do make a 9.
When I got up to to the register to pay it turned out they had mispriced the dress on the sign at $39.99 and charged me $5 more. I got it for the advertised price and they put it in a really cute bag which was nice. I filched a pen too, thanks Target!
anyway that is me in the picture above. I never post pictures of myself because really, why ?? I tried the dress on in the H&M dressing room while trying on the Sonia Rykiel underwear collection. I bought that piece of pink awesomeness as also seen above. It's way sexy. Actually all of the pieces in that collection are very hot. I am going back for the striped ones. I highly recommend it.
That is all for now. Shopping is freaking exhausting.


“I think this is the point where the mind has to go on an evolving stage. The lazy mind cannot grasp it. The lazy mind cannot function. Things like cynicism and irony and negativity, those are syndromes of a lazy mind. It takes no effort to give in. It’s too easy to be a cynic. It’s too easy to be ironic. It’s too easy to be negative. It’s a lot more harder to be like Charles Bukowski or Tom Waits and find a piece of trash on the street and be like, “You know what? This is the best fucking thing I’ve ever seen in my fucking life.” It’s a hardcore romanticism. I kind of come from that school of thought. I think that being here on Earth is a gift to make a full use of before whatever the next stage is. A lot effort is required for that. I’m not scared of the effort and willing to give my 100% to speed up evolution. Something has got to happen.”
-Eugene Hutz

via you are remarkable

Monday, December 7, 2009

The best 4 letter word next to LOVE

Best Ornament EVER urbanoutfitters

I like the above too - Stole this from someone's site - I don't remember - as with most images who knows where the original came from - isn't the internet great!

Gimme Shelter

Today is the 40th anniversary of Altamont. What started out as a follow up to Woodstock was turned into a violent nightmarish scene.

If you have not seen it , and even if you have, watch Gimme Shelter. A well filmed documentary about the experience that ended a decade. The concert footage as well as the interviews are excellent.

I hate to relate such a sad event back to fashion but Mick Jaggers use of capes is truly inspirational. uggh, I really hated saying that but it's true. I became obsessed with having one like his .

sfist has a great article with pictures.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Penelope Cruz makes me sick, she is like a modern day Sophia Loren . She's gorgeous, works with Pedro Almadovar and dates Javier Bardem. Really I hate her. She's too perfect.
(When I say hate I mean love )
The twist detail at the top of this dress. I am drooling. I need to make this!!!

Can't remember who I stole this image from but thank you!!

Brando and pin-up girls - no excuse needed to post this image. I seriously need their lingerie.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Women to Admire

Giuletta Masina Possibly and probably the best actress ever.
To see what I mean see La Strada, Juliet of the Spirits and especially Nights of Cabiria. I spent the last year catching up on the films of Fellini and became acquainted with her work. She is incredibly expressive and talented. You must see these films .

Monday, November 30, 2009


look to the stars, they'll tell you what to do.

Not really , maybe some guidance but the truth is the best astrologers and astrology will tell you that your best bet in life is to know yourself and never look to anything as written in stone. Life can give you guideposts and suggestion but it is truly up to you to live life in the best way you know how and see fit.

these are my favorites:

Aquarium Age - http://aquariumage.com/

Free Will Astrology -http://www.freewillastrology.com/

Jonathan Cainer - http://www.cainer.com/

And as with everything - take it with a grain of salt ( really only a grain, sodium is bad for you )
Remember the lesson of the day - No one can tell you about you better than you.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sesame Street

This is my childhood hero, Ernie. Cute, loveable, harmless and dopey. Also Ernie had an E above his bed, it was inevitable that I would look up to him.
Sesame Street recently turned 40. How time flies. If it weren't for Sesame Street a lot of kids wouldn't have learned so much about the importance of imagination, kindness, patience and embracing and understanding people who are different than us. Look at Ernie and Bert, Oscar and Big Bird . Best friends who were like night and day yet complimentary. Also the adults were like an awesome Rainbow Coalition. It cannot be a coincidence that Woodstock and Sesame Street both happended in 1969.
Thanks Sesame Street for teaching me the importance of how to get along with others and that a little smiling can go a long way. Also rubber duckies totally rock.

Friday, November 6, 2009

About Unicorns

this pic hijacked from Gala Darling's websitehttp://www.galadarling.com/ she is the awesome positiveness - with the most rockingest pink hair i've ever seen ( improper grammar - yeah , i know BFD...apparently all the kids are doing it)
and go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorns . Unicorn history is seriously deep and radical shit. Seriously there are Unicorns in the bible. I bet ya didn't know that . Do your homework - more on this later.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Romper Room

I am oficially obsessed with jumpsuits, rompers, overalls, whatever you call them. The one pictured above ( image stolen from Style.com ) is perfect. It could be that it is the perfect garment and it plays to the eternal child in me that wants to sit on the floor with a box of crayons. I also have an obsession with ruffles, lace, patent leather mary-janes and white dresses - my best friends are a stuffed kitty, rabbit and teddy bear so this could be true. All that aside, it is truuly the perfect outfit. I will be constructing some for myself shortly out of cotton broadcloth and perhaps mens suiting fabric - also fucking pinstripes , YES!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hippie Luxe

Yesterday I went to the Woodstock 40th anniversary concert in Golden Gate Park. It was a really beautiful sunny day, perfect weather. Not too hot, just gorgeous. The music was great - although confusing. A guy walked by me telling me the Doors were coming on. Unfortunately he was mistaken. There was no beyond the grave visit from The Lizard King, that would have been too awesome. Also everyone was a " this is __ and ___ from ________" like no whole bands, I know its been 40 years but either no one made it through or bands just don't stay together ( major props to The Rolling Stones for holding their shit together, it's a huge accomplishment). There was also Jefferson Starship which is way confusing. I have been grooving to White Rabbit lately and I was way excited thinking Grace Slick could be there throwing down some psychedelia but no, Jefferson Starship is not Jefferson Airplane. Basically it's Paul Kantner's band with some other chick singing vocals. Not to be confused with "We Built This City" Starship. It's all too much.

This brings me to the reason for my post - Hippie Luxe. I am really into vintage clothes, especially the 1950's and early 1960's. My collections is really great lately however I have been thinking about the late 60's and early 70's bohemian vibe and how I can incorporate more of that into my wardrobe. I was big on the whole hippie skirt, flowing dress thing about 10 years ago and moved away from it towards a more classic streamlined look. I was afraid it was all too flaky looking. With age however can come more confidence and the ability to blend your wardrobe seamlessly.
Yesterday I bought my first hand-dyed tie dye!
I can't wait to wear it

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Charity Shops

This is - Out Of The Closet.

It is the absolutely best thrift store I have EVER been to. Being that, I am not going to publish the exact location I frequent- Seriously thrifting Nirvana. That should not be spoiled. There are many locations in The Bay Area and Southern California and there couldn't be a better cause than AIDS Healthcare and prevention. It is seriously underfunded and always has been. AIDS and HIV affect everyone, not just the gay community. It is a very preventable and fatal disease and by shopping for great clothes at extremely low prices and donating those you don't need, you can help do your part. As far as charities go , this one actually makes sure that the largest proportion of funds possible actually go to the cause. Unfortunately many charity shops have so much overhead and administrative expense that very little ends up in the hands of those who need it most.

GO!! Donate!! Shop!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Goodbye Summer

Happy Autumn Equinox - Adieu to the summer. It was a good one!

In honor of The Autumn Equinox is a poem by Ranier Maria Rilke

Autumn Day

Lord: it is time.
The summer was great.
Lay your shadows onto the sundials and let loose the winds upon the fields.
Command the last fruits to be full,
give them yet two more southern days,
urge them to perfection, and chase the last sweetness into the heavy wine.
Who now has no house, builds no more.
Who is now alone will long remain so,
will stay awake,
write long letters
and will wander restlessly here and there in the avenues, when the leaves drift.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spring 2010 fashion

Derek Lam

Diane Von Furstenberg

Donna Karan
Looking at pix of the fashion shows I didn't see too much to get excited about but these clothes are a big YES!

Monday, September 14, 2009

White dresses

This dress is gorgeous. The only thing that would make it better would be if it were pants that were this fluid and in this shape. I may have to take that idea and run with it....
anyway, white dresses are what Summer and Spring are all about. There seems to be a freshness and innocence to the whole thing. White symbolizing purity. I had a whole thing mentally going in the direction of wearing all black this winter. Like I wanted to just be dark and mysterious ( or just ridiculous ) but suddenly I realized i want to wear white this winter. I just don't feel so dark and heavy . I am going for it white cottons, cream lace, girly ruffles, chiffon, everything that signifies Springtime. So oficially I will be skipping Winter in my mind this year.... YEAH!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Jeffrey Campbell

If I could be a shoe groupie it would be for Jeffrey Campbell. He makes shoes of the utmost deliciousness. They also seem to be kinda limited and hard to find. He's done it again with these perfect boots. If anyone has an extra $300 bucks to help me out that would be great...

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Let necessity be the mother of your invention

Friday, September 4, 2009

Do not try to fit into this world

let the world fit into you

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I am a total sucker for romantic things. Really when it comes to love I am idiotic, foolish and totally hopeless. Lately I have been vascillating between cynical and idealistic. This quote made me say aww... There is hope yet for people like me.