Thursday, November 20, 2008

i picture you in the sun / wondering what went wrong

by photographer david black

remember the days we'd chase after the sun ? we'd fly through the grass like birds longing for home. the bouquets of wildflowers you'd pick for me were always the best. if i looked hard enough, i could probably find a few petals strewn in my old room, under my bed, by the window sill. it had a great view of the sun.

i don't know anymore / what it's for / i'm not even sure / if there is anyone / who is in the sun

joseph arthur / in the sun

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

one armour dress, please.

i feel like i could save the world in this.

hannah marshall / armour dress
available at the amelie boutique

right now everything is turning blue; the sun is trying to kill the moon.

leonid tishkov & boris bendikov

found here.

for those nights when the moon is the only company you wish to keep, because nothing else seems to make much sense. winter is nearly here, and with her, the usual suspects.

let this wash over you.

we're made out of blood and rust / looking for someone to trust / without a fight / i think that you came too soon / you're the honey and the moon / that lights / up my night

joseph arthur / honey & the moon

Monday, November 17, 2008

keeping things cozy and warm with faux fur and ramen.

secondhand faux fur coat, jessica simpson suede pumps, ramen in east village

it's getting cold these days and all i want to do is warm up with a nice comforting bowl of ramen at the nearest noodle house (oh how i love ny for these) and prance around in heels and big coats twice my size. i had better sense than to wear this outfit outside though, my legs would have frozen off.

see, there are nights when, second to a steaming bowl of soup, i like nothing more than staying in and playing dress up.

you know you love it too. ;)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

floating on sunshine.

like a dream. makes you want to be at the end of that string, close your eyes, and feel the soft warmth of the sun on your cheeks.

found here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

hyoni sighting and denim a la givenchy.

on my way home from work today, i waited for the train next to "ford supermodel of the world 08" hyoni. hyoni wore a bold and beautiful b&w patterned coat, with leggings, flats, and leather gloves. very lovely.

pictures from COACD

while that was perfect fall attire for a windy day in the city, i myself took inspiration from the givenchy spring 09, and wore a denim shirt i thrifted earlier this month.

it's a darker denim than i would like (who woulda thought i'd EVER go back to faded denim), but has these killer black patches, and it's so out there for me, but the salesperson approved, and what the hell. you can take the girl outta texas, but you can't take the texan out of the girl.

or something.

dkny blazer, second hand shirt, uo black jeans, uo suede boots

i really enjoy this part of fashion -- the experimenting. it stretches you, you know ? i don't stretch myself enough these days -- in fashion, and elsewhere.

baby steps.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

sometimes jessica gets it right.

second hand blazer, target v neck, silence + words black pull up jeans, jessica simpson purple suede pumps

for the longest time last year, i could not get rachel bilson's purple suede pumps out of my head. they haunted me for months until one day, as i was out shopping with mom, they revealed themselves to me in a tattered box, pristine and glowing in a sea of ugliness, waiting to be claimed.

jessica simpsons' purple suede pumps. on sale.

and they were perfect: from the color, to its curves, to the toe shape; even its funky plastic heel tickled me.

sometimes, jessica gets it right.

Friday, November 7, 2008

seriously ? no, seriously.

vintage faux fur coat, seriously merchandise shirt, silence + noise black pull-up jeans

i kinda miss managing tours. for some time, you're thrown into this whirlwind of craziness, chaos, passion, love, creativity, and loads and loads of good music. it's a constant high, and you become so close to the people you're traveling with.

the other night, i recalled a few fond memories with the great guys from one of the last tours i did -- the band 'seriously' -- so i wore their shirt in memory of our crazy/beautiful weeks on the open california road.

the west coast never was so liberating as it was then.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"... and unyielding hope."

(working the phones at obama's ny office)

"our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared."

cheers to a new beginning. let us not falter now.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

dear susie.

(my, i am writing a lot of letters these days.)

i came by [your blog] years ago, and something drew me to you. i thought, for sure, it would be a passing phase, as your style was much too eccentric for me, but time and time again, i found myself here, still drawn. and now, i finally understand it.

after having just come from another blog community (non-fashion oriented) recently, and seeing how it developed from a crazy inspiring/elevating/creative outlet to one that merely propagated the same ideas to one another, becoming disappointingly mean-spirited and competitive in the process, i now see it happening here as well. it's a shame especially as i have just now officially joined the fashion blog world this past october.

while it saddens me to see the direction the community is going in, i know that there are bloggers like you who are truly one of a kind, and who understand the beauty in cultivating one's individuality, in the face of a world that does not always appreciate what is 'different'.

knowing this, you don't know how happy i am to know you are still here, toughing out the negativity, and sharing your ideas, your inspiration, your creations with us. while i can't say that i am as bold as you are yet (even after all these years of following your blog, before rumi, before camille, before karla), you have certainly inspired me to throw caution to the wind. slowly, but surely, i will come into my own, in fashion, as in life, and, at the risk of sounding dramatic, you are playing a crucial/motivational part in my "becoming".

i get a little worked up sometimes, as i am now, but it's my way of saying that i absolutely adore you, and appreciate the way you are shaping the online fashion community, as daunting as that can be, and without ever having asked for it.

thank you, susie. you are a gem. and i don't need to tell you that i'm not the only one who feels this way.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

dear karl.

second hand blazer, dad's collar shirt, tie and gloves from st marks, aa leggings

dear karl,

i missed you tonight so i put on your jacket, your gloves, your glasses, your tie, your boots, your pants, your collared shirt, but still it wasn't enough.

i had no bling.
so demode, i know.