Thursday, November 27, 2008


I often get a little moody around Holiday season. Today's Thanksgiving, and while I've so much to be thankful for, and am, I feel like there is so much more that I want. I suppose this blog is about inspiration and small pleasures in life for me, and I get a little cranky that I've not attained all that I want from my life. So while I give thanks, there is always the thought of being just shy of that achievement that will grant me peace, that will temper the driving force that is my competition and desire for more. Of course, this is not about more shoes, or more clothes, or money, but more of life, more of knowledge, more of family, more of friends and fond memories. More of experience. This often feels like greed, but I've this burning desire to eke even the last drop of enjoyment, greatness, and learning from everything. And so, here I am, sharing my personal thoughts on the web, not because I've no life, or nothing better to do (this is an addictive hobby, I warn you) but because I want to connect with others like me, and unlike me, who may share these views on acquiring all that is possible of the un-materialistic...while enjoying what we can without becoming enamored of the materialistic. It's a good blend that I'm seeking the perfect balance for.

So as I ponder achievement, and reflect on those things I am most and least thankful for, I calm my thoughts and ambition, I accept that all of us, in our own time, at our own paces, will develop as we were meant to, and should accept that things take time. And I give thanks, for all the things I've been given that others may not have, even in such desperate times.

This is not meant to be a damper on the fashion discourse, so I've included some great inspiration from the past couple of days. Lord willing, I'll have a camera by the weekend. Score...

Love your family and friends. Enjoy the holiday!

Images via,,, tobi,,, jil sander, yohji yamamoto

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I want...

I've always loved Cydwoq shoes, ever since that fateful day I laid my eyes on a pair on Ebay. They have a sort of mythical quality about them like they're the shoes elves would wear. These are some pretty rich elves though. The Moma boots have such a tough traditionalism about them. Very militant, but edgy at the same time. Would look great with some loose shorts/trousers and a leather jacket. Ah, if only...
Images via Gravity Pope

Cydwoq, Chie Mihara, Cydwoq, Moma, Moma


Hello boys and girls. So, it seems this is not to be my week (/month/season/year)! I was in a damn car wreck on Sunday afternoon. While I'm still alive and kicking and bloglovin', my car is in...quite the state. Totaled, apparently. Nice. To the bitch who cut me off, and messed up my day, #$^&%!*!!!! And I'm still in the process of moving. In any event, I am still camera-less, at least until maybe Friday, so for the time being, I'm going to be posting yet more meaningful photographs. Hope you've all got plans for turkey day!! And Black Friday, too (pre-dawn sales? I think not, but I admire those of you who will brave the stiff weather). I'm currently debating an mp3 player. While I admire Apple for their anti-Microsoftness, I also hate them and their cultish product lines and how they've managed to turn the entire world into clones. They've got good products, yes, and good ideas, yes, but I refuse to 'drink the Kool-aid' as the saying goes. So, I'm holding out, darnit!!

Unfortunately, I need a player and bad. So, I'm debating between the Zune 120G and the iPod Classic 120G. I DON'T want to buy it. Cuz I'm a hater. But I will bow to the superior judgment of owners of either. So...who wants to advise me? Huh? Huh?

By the way, shout outs and congrats to Laurel over at It's Her Factory. Not only is she graduating college, she's also been signed with New York Models! WooHoo!!! Be proud; this doesn't happen to just everybody!

Listening to: Slow Bicycle by múm

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bellydance Superstars...

...are in NYC tonight! It's an amazing troupe of dancers. I've been obsessed with bellydancing for years and finally bowed to pressure and signed up for a class. Plus I need to get back in shape. Check them out here. Below, a video for your amusement. There are many different types of belly dance, not just traditional, and this is Colleena, performing Indian fusion. I'm a fan of tribal, personally, but you can youtube to your heart's content.

Here's a video of my friend, Irina, a professional dancer. She's just as beautiful and graceful in person as she is on stage. Perfect!!

Thank Goodness

I can't wait for friggin Black Friday/Cyber Monday so I can get myself a new camera. I figure I'll splurge and buy two. I'd like a Nikon or a Canon as my advanced camera, and a rinky dink cheapo one that I can toss into my pocket and take photos when I go out partying. Will see, however, what sort of money I have.
Currently, amidst the mourning of my lost camera--which was seriously attached to my hip for the better part of college--I'm also looking for a coat. For winter. Cuz there's apparently no such thing as fall in New York anymore. What the hell, man? It was flurrying this morning. FLURRYING. So, these are my options for my bummy coat. Functional, warm, and comfy. And some stuff I probably have no need for. But of course, that's a given.

Spyder Roll Jacket, via Z

Paris Hooded Jacket by WESC, via Karmaloop Tango Toggle Coat by Burton, via Karmaloop

Now these aren't necessarily very fashionable, but they'll keep me warm. And I get freezing cold at the drop of a dime, so I feel like it's necessary for me to have the warmest coat possible. I'm leaning toward the first one, which is from Spyder, because it's insulated a bit, and it's got a hood, it's long enough to keep my butt warm, and that stupid fur thing comes off. Plus it's got a crapload of pockets. These are my bummy coat options, stuff I can just throw on and not feel bad about getting stains on it. My nice coat options are a whole other post, and it's going to drop a pretty serious amount of cash on it. Figure I'll plan more for that particular investment as I haven't seen anything that's made me want to sell my grandmother just yet.

These, are my favorites. I really like the first one, the Boiled Dim Sum Coat from P.A.M. I love the shapelessness of it, and the fact that you can wear it a bunch of different ways.

Rojas Rayon Fleece Raindrop Jacket via Karmaloop

Rojas the Caroline Jacket, via Karmaloop

Kayla Wool Tailcoat by Ralph Lauren Rugby

By far, the tailcoat is my favorite, but it's not really functional in cold temperatures; it's only got one button and doesn't fasten all the way, but I'd rock the hell out of it and freeze my butt off if I could. It's gorgeous. Now...must find boots...

Images via Karmaloop, Zappos, RL Rugby

Monday, November 17, 2008

New York Never Stops Moving...

...Unless there's an accident.

Was stuck in traffic for 45 mins while the cops figured out what to do as far as clearing the wreckage. As a cop was bandaged up and provided with a neck brace, various other passengers took advantage of rare opportunities: got out of their cars to enjoy the novelty of walking along the FDR, hailing cabs going in the opposite direction, rolling blunts in their cars, sleeping, etc. Great fun was had by all, I'm sure. I was exhausted, intoxicated, and super-stuffed from a night of Korean barbecue. Who knew it'd be a novelty to go to a restaurant and cook your own food. Genius. No outfit posts, but it was AMAZING, I assure you. I do have pictures of the congestion however, and the wrecked Bronco that was probably responsible for the 3 car collision.

And a bit of eye candy. Why not?

This is totally fashion-related. I swear. I mean, look at those amazing...suits. :-)


Got the Olsen book as a gift. Amazing cuz I hadn't planned on buying it for some time yet. The thing is, I haven't had much time to read it just yet. Going to set some time aside, once I move, to sit and enjoy all the photos and interviews. Sad that I didn't want to buy into the hype, but here I am, fascinated by the gloss. Is that lame?

images via Queen of Juicy, Platinum Celebs,, OlsentwinsNews,

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Boredom in Brooklyn

This was a couple of weeks ago, after running around trying to find a movie theatre that I didn't even know existed. Watched Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist. And then all of the following photos were taken. I was in Brooklyn for no real reason. Apparently inflating a ball. I actually couldn't figure out how to do it. Lol...that crap is harder than it looks. It looks like I was also amazed by my glove. The picture of me laying on the wall is me playing 'PinUp'. I'm not sure why I thought it was a good idea at the time...but now you get to point and laugh. So it's good for something, yeah? You simply must try it sometime.

It's pouring out today, but might get dressed up and go take some pictures. Of crappy quality, of course. And then, maybe sushi if I get my way. Which I will. Ha. And then out with a friend, tonight. Finally have stuff to do. YESSSSS. Holla.

Jumper dress by Free People, Hoody by Three Dots, White tee and aqua tights by Target, Hat by H&M, Socks and Bag by The Gap, Boots by Frye, Gloves by Miss Sixty.