June 7, 2010


Jessica Simpson

Dolce Vita

In a perfect world, I could wear these. But I can't get the image out of my head of that thong strap slicing my foot in half as I run downhill.

May 8, 2010

February 12, 2010

HEARTTHROB @ Middlesex

We all showed up in black and white and red, totally unplanned. Sometimes that happens.

February 10, 2010

Come back little raven, and bite my face.

Heavy Metal chain scarf - Obey. On sale at Karmaloop!
What I wore to a Super Bowl party in Jamaica Plain, at Korinn's. She owns Ula Cafe and obviously the food there was amazing. There were two roast ducks, jambalaya, meatballs, tabouli, and probably four different sauces.

I really liked carousels as a kid. Chrissie and I still went on the carousel at Martha's Vineyard three summers ago. I would probably wear these:

Walter Van Beirendonck FW 2010

February 5, 2010

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Prada, Balenciaga, Harajuku Lovers, LeSportsac, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, American Apparel

In 2007, the average American woman purchased 4 handbags each year. That same year, I went through 2 handbags because one broke and the other was stolen. Here's a rundown of the bags above:
1. Prada-- my mom loves nylon Prada bags. She has two new ones and gave these to me.
2. Balenciaga-- Used, got it from consignment for $400. I saved part of my paychecks for months to buy it. I think it was $1600.
3. Harajuku Lovers-- waterproof duffle for my laptop and gym clothes. My ex got it on eBay, was great when we went sailing (he's an instructor).
4. Louis Vuitton-- my mom got it as a gift and used it as a diaper bag. See the stains on the bottom? That's from my bottles.
5. Chanel-- another gift to my mom from her friends.
6. American Apparel-- a boy stole it and gave it to me.

In American culture, there is a tendency to buy cheap and trendy (versus well-made) and then to buy another as soon as it breaks. I think that I'm in a point in my life where I can commit to a nice leather bag, but I'm too picky.
My criteria:
1. Silver or gunmetal hardware.
2. Suede or matte genuine leather.
3. Zipper or flap closure. No bucket bags or magnetic tops, I don't want to get robbed.
4. Crossbody strap. I'm a girl who needs to run to catch the bus and climb over fences.
5. Dark and monochromatic.
6. Fits a wallet, a cellphone, keys, and a bottle of water.
7. Not too big. Big bags are for high-maintenance people.
8. Under $200.

This comes close:

I don't think I'm asking for too much. You'd think that some female designers would know what the ladies want, but these days Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler are the only designers making girl-on-the-go handbags...

February 1, 2010

Take me back to your place, I wanna see how you live. I wanna see your bed. Let's call it an experiment.

Jacket and one shoulder dress - Urban Outfitters, body chain - A(r)mor, necklace - Me and Ro, training bra - probably my sister's in middle school
Good thing it was sunny out today. My car broke down and I had to walk to where my mom works so I could drive her car to sculpture class.

Sharon and I had to take down our installations last week but we took pictures. Sharon owns a zillion cute sweaters, so I told her she should work at Anthropologie. Art is tough for me because I don't want to fake it. I just want all my obsessions and compulsions to come out and not have to explain myself.
That's how I feel about dressing. I know my outfits are boring! Today I wore all gray. I tried painting my nails hot pink 3 days ago but I hated it and now they're black again. I'm adverse to ruffles. I avoid blouses. I don't own a pair of brown shoes. Is it bad that I know what I like?

January 31, 2010

If I run uphill I'm out of breath, if I spend all of my money I've got no money left.

When I was a kid, I played a lot of music. Violin + viola + piano = no long nails, no rings, no bracelets. I stopped playing last year and I can't stop wearing all three. I started wearing rings only last month... I guess I'm a late bloomer? I also didn't really wear heels until two years ago.

Bracelets - vintage, Forever 21

New Obey collection is hitting 80spurple and Karmaloop now. The 'Silence' tunic is my favorite:

What do you think? The fringe and the studs have some DIY potential...