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
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 :))
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
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 :)
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 :)
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