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 .