Friday, September 23, 2011

A drop of blood on a sugarcube.

Dear Creatures + Melie Bianco Photoshoot.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bicycle Races:

There are two reasons I don't ride a bike.

Reason 1: I am frightfully clumsy.
Reason 2: I take my little boy almost everywhere I go and I would have an anxiety attack x10 if he was sitting behind me in one of those little tents.

Sometimes though, I wish I could...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Morning Moon:

Although I am a diligent blog reader, truth be told...I am an awfully lazy blogger.
I guess I am still waiting for Fall to come wash away these Summer blues so I can feel inspired again. In the meantime I will continue to watch The Secret Garden, listen to music that makes me nostalgic for an era I never lived through, and covet this Minkpink coat.

Also, I think I have shared this sentiment ad nauseam, but there are not enough hours in the day.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

For your love:

I keep promising myself to scoop up a piece from The Loved One lingerie collection, but I have to admit that when I have extra money$ dresses are the first thing to pop into my shopping cart. Not only dresses, but the type more suited to frumpy little children than a full grown (over-grown as of late) human lady. A far, far, faaaaaaar cry from racy/sweet vintage inspired underpinnings such as:

all images via The Loved One Shop

BUT, when I saw this video on Loved One co-founder Hannah Metz's blog it set me right back to wanting some. The price point ($24-$62) is beyond reasonable, but until I take care of some of that over-grown business I mentioned earlier I think I will stick to dresses.

The Loved One Slumber Party! from The Loved One on Vimeo.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

She hit pause.

There are a million things I planned on saying about these photos by Matt Schwartz, but I will refrain from ruining their dreamy other worldliness.....

I will say that they make me nostalgic for the luxury of being a daydreamer of great ingenuity.........instead of just a sleepy drone.


(all photos via she hit pause.)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DC + M - pt2

Here is my second entry for a wonderful contest being put on by Dear Creatures and Moxsie. One person will get to win a piece from DC's spring collection just by styling it!

This outfit is something I really wish I would have brought along on the last trip the husband and I took up the California coast. Our goal was seeing Yo La Tengo in Big Sur, but we ended up taking some extra days to explore the surrounding cities and hike around the beautiful water falls. I searched high and low for the perfect boater to take along, but never quite found the right one.

Look 2: The Ahoy Blouse

 1. Dear Creatures 2. Topshop 3. Kork Ease 4. My Dream Boater

Since I am already in full blown nostalgia mode this seems like an appropriate time to post photos from that trip which was sometime last year.....(I think?)

 If ever I were to be stuck in a Groundhog's Dayesque time warp I would hope that a day from this trip is where I would get to spend it


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DC + M

Dear Creatures + Moxsie are teaming up and offering one lucky girl her pick of the Dear Creatures items available on The next few entries will consist of me styling my favorites to link as my entries. While I originally wanted to go for brownie points by styling them using nothing but DC or Moxsie items, I instead decided to be honest and style them with the pieces I have been coveting all winter long to wear on the perfect spring days that still seem to be eluding us here in So. Cal.

Look 1: The Hampton Coat

1. Dear Creatures 2. Wanted 3. Nadinoo 4. Top Shop

Please note that this is quite near my dream everyday sort of outfit and I would wear it absolutely anywhere.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I think it is pretty safe to say (with the possible exception of Dear Creatures) Nadinoo is probably my favorite reasonably priced line currently in production, and for much the same reason. Both lines manage to be whimsical and nostalgic without reverting to being cartoonish or becoming caricatures. They both transport you to the past while still maintaining a modern appeal, but where DC has me wanting to cavort around France with Anna Karina by my side, Nadinoo makes me want to skip through meadows and have tea parties with my best friend. Neither of which is a particularly bad scenario.

Nadinoo pieces are usually made to order (although this season will find them shipping ready made goods) and cut from the most amazing liberty prints.

I have found myself scouring thrift store racks for liberty-esque prints and making impulsive floral printed Ebay purchases (with awful results) ever since I first spotted their line last year. This time around I may just have to bite the bullet and have the real thing shipped directly from the UK.

In other news, I am a lazy blogger.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

things i love.

(chan marshall + bill callahan)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lover, you should have come over.

Oh Lover! You know you've got me. Whether it's a well tailored blazer, a rather revealing pair of high-waisted shorts, a dreamy white dress, or a signature bit of asymmetrical lace. Over the past few collections (well since I first came across your line) I have almost always been on board for whatever trip it was you decided to take me on. S/S 11: a Dance For One is definitely no exception. I was already in love when I read it was going to be inspired by ballet, but seeing the look book last month pretty much cemented the deal. Now with the addition of a beautifully edited video staring Australian Ballet Senior Dancer Amber Scott and featuring music by Satie? Well you've pretty much got me for keeps.

A Dance For One. from LOVER® on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Marie Claire Italia March 2011:

(Emily Senko as photographed by Wendy Bevan for the March issue of Italian Marie Claire)

Someone asked me if this editorial made me feel connected to my Hispanic roots, to which I justifiably replied "HAHAHAHAHAHA"


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

She said, He said:

"I've never been in style, so I can't go out of style."
Lillian Gish

Billy Corgan: "My grandmother used to tell me that one of the biggest things that ever happened was when Lillian Gish rode through town on a train, my grandmother lived in the middle of nowhere, so that was a big deal..."

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

a summer wedding in monte rio.



In a perfect world:

Friday: Driving/Lazy Touristing

(1. Nadinoo 2. Vena Cava for tenoversix 3. Hansel From Basel 4. Topshop)

Saturday: Wedding

(1. Dear Creatures 2. Jeffrey Campbell)

Sunday: (See Friday)

(1. Steven Alan 2. Rachel Antonoff for Bass)


(1. Louche 2. Urban Outfitters (UK) 3. Forever 21)


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

spring fever.

(TBA Spring 2011, Nadinoo Spring 2011 Mood Board, Photo By: Marie-Fleur Charlesworth, You Must Create Spring 2011, Photo by Erica Shires, Anna Karina + Jean Luc Godard, Photo by Sofia Ajram, Erin by Erin Fetherston Debut New York Fashion Week Spring 2011, Liz Ham for Helmet Magazine)