Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lone Wolf

....75 in L.A today and longing for Summer and warm weather adventures...
seen @ cakemagazine, wildatheart and fashiongonerogue

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Love when I browse editorials on my favorite fashion site and take a second glance thinking 'wait is that our model so-and-so?' And is typically is :) Check out our beautiful runway girl Martine in this Shiloh feature that's right up my alley style wise...love the rustic and feminine mixture and the black and white photography!  The last shot is so bad ass it has to be my favorite....

"Shiloh – Influenced by western style, photographer Harper Smith and stylist Stephanie Strate capture a story of outdoor ruggedness juxtaposed with pure feminine glamour. Model Martine Manumalo dons a mix of vintage and contemporary looks from the likes of Giorgio Armani, Cee Gee by Sue Wong and Dolce & Gabbana as she poses in a rustic, farm setting. For beauty, hair and makeup artist Homa Safar creates tousled tresses for Martine to wear." - fashiongonerogue

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Day at the Rose Bowl

I'm a week behind...however...I can't forget to post about my first experience ever at the Rose Bowl Pasadena swap meet - 2nd Saturday of each month I've been 'meaning' to attend for nearly 5 years. I went last Sunday. Overwhelmed is the first word that comes to mind. I mean, you have to be prepared for this place. The smart folks get there by 9am to get first dibs and assess the situation....and, avoid the massive crowd that flocks in past Noon. It's hard to explain how much ground there is to cover. In hindsight I think it's best to head there with a mission, like A) I need a new bed side table, or B) I want a new/vintage denim jacket....you get my point. Otherwise you could buy everything or nothing because you just don't know what you're doing in all the over-stimulation.(except, I died -and could have justified - a particular turqouise booth that I had to walk away from before making irresponsible decisions :))
So, all that said. I wondered and took it all in - bought a few minor things (belt, sweatshirt, amethyst stone, tank top that I couldn't resist at amazing prices - can go either way) but definitely  plan to go back now that I know the ropes. The scene is somewhat mellow despite the crowd and it's filled with special pieces you just won't find anywhere else...
This guy above in the bandana made the ending to me day....you could tell he knew he was done working... and I caught him busting out his guitar at that wonderful moment, kicking back. (Don't judge him b/c of the Ed Hardy jacket hanging behind....it must not be part of his set up!?!)Below...one of my finds. It's weird sometimes the things that jump out at you. For me, this time, this grey vintage sweatshirt just called to me. Maybe the soft heathered grey material, maybe the Ozark thing as my brother went to camp there as a kid...or maybe the cowboy on the horse and 'trail rides' that remind me of so many memories that hit close to home. Anyway - bought it, love it, for some reason :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Story

 The February catalogue from Free People seems fitting on this Valentines Day. Shot in Brooklyn, these romantic images reflect the passion, laughter, intimacy, deeper conversations, connection and simple moments that make up that thing called love :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Great Outdoors

Made another trip to my new favorite little get away in Malibu this past weekend....afternoon day adventures exploring the hills, breathing in fresh clean air and sipping red wine by a fire just don't seem like they will ever get old. It was so cold this particular day, rare for LA, and kind of fun to bundle up and get out of the house. I wore my go-to bell bottoms, cowboy boots, over sized knit sweater, shearling corduroy coat AND beanie. I forgot my damn fingerless gloves...such a bummer.
Sweater: Zara; Ring-Low Luv; Bag- Sissi Rossi; Jacket- les folles, jean flares- Level 99