Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dripped: Holiday Runway Edition.*

last friday night was the holiday fashion soiree/trunk show event DRIPPED, filled with fashionistas, runway shows, some incredible performance art, and some of the most gorgeous handmade jewelry treasures i have ever laid eyes on. this event satisfied & inspired on so many levels. WIFE, the performance group below, was so beautifully postmodern with their movements between light & darkness. each artist linked below makes extraordinary treasures, and while i don't have the time to showcase all of their work, please do click on them and check out their baroque headpieces, personalized crystal jewelry based on astrological charts, and bead & metalwork. what's truly happening in the here & now is quite magickal.*

Wife, some of the most amazing performance art I have ever seen.*

(this one is my favorite:)

Mapache @ Dripped Soirée, LA.*
nom @ Dripped LA.*
Natalia @ elephants and sirens.*

geisha, our hostess

gypsy junkies

marina fini


@ Dripped

and for party photos of the event in detail, check out young and sleek. enjoy!*

Sunday, December 11, 2011

B L A C K - P Y R A M I D . *

my friend jen showed her gorgeous terrarium crystal balls at this shop Black Pyramid in SF and i stumbled upon their blog. the best part of their boutique, of course, is their jewelry. SO amazing (and so expensive), and reminds me a lot of my beloved bona drag. i know that my og witchy homegirls and i get perturbed that everything we've been into since seventh grade is UBER-hip right now, but on the other hand it's fairly convenient because everything that was so hard to find is suddenly readily available and i can stock up. it'll go out of style again in a year and then i'll just have more crystals and daggers and go back to being a dork.*

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Crackly Drums & Screechy Howls.*

a couple cool bands/videos: i saw this band Bestial Mouths the other night in a basement, and it reminded me of the shows i used to see in 10th grade (in the best way). White Ring is this band that rebecca took me to go see but i was too impatient to wait for them to come on (i think it was very cold that evening). Grimes is just Grimes and here because i love her and for some reason this video totally reminds me of Madonna's "frozen" video from a decade ago. lastly, a lot of people haven't seen the new CocoRosie videos yet and the beautiful, goth-victorian creepiness is really worth the watch. for endless music downloading, i've been using frostwire, which is basically the new (to me) limewire. for infinite music listening, i finally got my ass on spotify, which is super dope since i got to check about 40 weirdo bands off my "to check out" list this week alone. thanks, interwebal technology. this would have been a really expensive endeavor back in the 90's.*

Monday, September 26, 2011

I Would Die for You.*

just in case you started to forget....don't. this music + these ideals of love = the best of being 13 in 1996.*

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cat Cult's Hidden Cove.*

ian took these beautiful polaroids on the fourth of july. i love them. el matador beach, tequilla and ginger ale, caves, tidepools, and reliving the craft. check out the cat cult tumblr for more.*

Friday, August 12, 2011

Living in Paradise.*

hawai'i is truly a tropical paradise. my best and oldest friends, weather made in heaven, living with aloha, white wine on the north shore, local boys, sacred falls, tantlis, menehune, house babies, and everyone just trying to enjoy life. basically like the polar opposite of la. just a few moments....*

neon donuts
show n' tell
red land
blow up
the north shore

Sunday, July 31, 2011


the lovely ladies of malamorphos they had their launch party today for their line of beautiful, handmade dresses made from repurposed vintage fabrics. melissa maldonado and florencia carrizo have created a line of superbly crafted clothing. their one-of-a-kind dresses are feminine, detailed, beautiful, and the vibe inspiring and free. check it. love it. rock it. whirl around in it on a warm summer day.*

secret laboratory


malomorphos chiquitas

malamorphos dresses

Thursday, July 28, 2011

E-Bay-Bay Vintage Party.*

the downsizing continues. i wince as i part with these items. more listings next week, but there are 3 days left, so happy bidding! visit my ebay store here. xo.*

floral boho skirt:

leopard print booties:

vintage jessica mcclintock lace and velvet dress:

....y mucho mucho mas.*

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tropical Future.*

so the lovely homegurl rochelle of mapache jewelry hosted this month's flea market at SPACE 15 TWENTY in hollywood. vintage paradise, good music, and a great art space installation by sprfkr y mapache. check out her interview on the space15twenty site as well as this fashion blog that kindly featured yours truly, my friend nicky lee of repose vintage, and other fashionistas/fashionistos of the day at pazzesca. stephie and i also finally got the pleasure of getting our nails done by the ladies of kleur. the tropical future took us over.*

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The New Gypsies.*

in the heat of the summer, each day has been driven by a relentless momentum, and it's wonderful. one day last week, one of my closest and oldest friends came to visit from new york on one of her cross-country gypsy adventures. we went to a bookstore and i stumbled upon this photographer, ian mckell and his book the new gypsies, which documents nomadic tribes of people at stonehenge during summer solstice. they are breathtaking and make me just want to pack up and go. plans for the future, where time stands still....*