Tuesday, November 24, 2009


while sorting through my portland photos, i thought i'd buy some time by posting these fantastic elizabeth taylor shots. where some girls have marilyn as their favorite vamp, mine is liz. her movies are some of my faves: cat on a hot tin roof, giant, who's afraid of virginia woolf, suddenly last summer, the last time i saw paris, i know what you did last summer... sorry, couldn't resist.... and she balances sex appeal and intelligence with such ease.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

girl crush

we all have them, and right now, one of mine is zoe kravitz. granted shes the child of wildly cool parents, but her penchant for vintage, leather, old t-shirts and scarlet lipstick makes her one of my favorite people to watch for...
karen walker gold and tortoise shell sunglasses; givenchy gold chain handbag
rings from ach ach leibling...black oxford heels from OAK. the shot on the left i think was listed as a 'what was she thinking?' photo. well i'll tell you, she was thinking how awesome fringe and cuffed denim would be with ankle boots and she was SPOT ON.preen lightning coat. one of my favorite photos, i she and her parents are adorable together.
tank from doublenaut; i liked it so much (and it was about $14) i got one for myself...dress, another masterpiece by erin wasson for rvcatomorrow i'm off to portland for a long weekend :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

sunday folly

i was going through my archive of specially-saved fashion rags, and came across this harpers bazaar from 1998. mom would let me take/tear apart the photos after she had gone through them (scrapbooks are somewhere, stuffed with images of beaded galliano gowns and calvin klein ads with kate). i used to love bazaar, when liz tilberis was editor, and it seemed the only non-conde nast fashion mag that rivaled vogue. flipping through this periodical from ten years past (?!), i found many pencil skirts, simple shell tops, thick-heeled sandals, and minimal makeup. funny how relevant much of the style is to today's trends...
i love these sandals, and have since started browsing ebay in hopes of finding them.
a very young and fresh-faced maggie rizer.my favorite part of course was this kate moss shoot, by mario sorrenti. the style is 30s/40s glam with lots of beading and sequins and tulle.
fun side note, she and mario dated...

more of these to come, i'll try not to go overboard, but i'm currently flipping through and bookmarking a vogue from 2000...

Monday, November 9, 2009

sewing, eating, crafting

this weekend was lovely, starting with julian's first birthday, and ending with a day trip to occidental to eat at the best breakfast place on earth. howard's station is buried in the forest, past sebastopol, on the most scenic hour and a half drive ever. especially in the middle of autumn. paul and i are gung-ho about our breakfast foods. both days i wore my new southwestern jacket, which i finished by hand *shakes fist at broken machine*
we shared the homemade granola/yogurt/fruit bowl; i had the belgian waffles with bluberries....paul had the brown rice scramble with house potatoes, i'm getting that next time; their coffee aint shabby eitherafter breakfast, we visited my favorite vintage store, aubergine vintage emporium. i tried on a few things...the dressing rooms have walls of hand-dyed lace curtains, and a rod iron and neon sign top.in the end, i walked away with this slate gray wool dress, with black zig-zag detail down the front. a trick i learned, if you are afflicted with giant shoulders like myself (mine developed from years of swimming), to wriggle out of a tight-waisted dress such as this, pull the skirt up from the back, and pull over your head bowing forward slightly...i capped the evening off with a little arts 'n' crafts snuggled up in front of my stereo.**been wigging out to midlake's the trials of van occupanther**

Thursday, November 5, 2009

light vision

just like any pretentious shopper, i love a good tip-off to a new online store. so i thought i'd share it with anyone that reads this goony comic book of a blog... lightvision carries some diy-tastic items, some of which are made by fellow san franciscans. my favorite designer on there is micaela greg, their graphic geometric prints crafted into drapey soft frocks are ideal for winter, and perfect for san francisco layering. side note: i love how natural and beautiful the models are, and they all seem to have really cool hair...
micaela greg:
there are some choice vintage items too...i need this.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


i hopped between two parties this year, starting with my parent's infamous all hollows trick-or-treat-athon. they're die hards, and have always made sure us kid's costumes have been 100% authentic, including this years...
guess who...