Oct 10, 2008

Anna Piaggi sees you

New York Magazine creates the ultimate stare-down with fashion icon Anna Piaggi. I love this woman!



more Anna here

Sep 26, 2008

The Calculated Mix

Wow! Italian fashion house MARNI gets better each season. Just saw the Spring '09 collection, which somehow circled back to my love of the "Dries effect" best shown in van Noten's Autumn-Winter 2008 collection. I am consistently impressed with the high level of color, fabric, shape and all-around mixing both these designers achieve.

MARNI Spring 2009

- Despite the somewhat negative tone of the reporting, I looooooove this!


Dries Van Noten Autumn-Winter 2008
- I can't get those bangle necklaces outta my head!

Sep 10, 2008

geta life

geta life

Sometimes I find things in pairs -- or I'll happen upon a bunch of similar items in one week. A few months ago, it was all purple pumps. Lately, it's all about Asian footwear.

I almost gave up the geta to the Hello My Friend shop, but my feet refused. They have a beautiful padded silk crepe & felt thong on lightweight wood platform. I was lucky to find these new deadstock. The grass woven slippers have a lovely detail of purple and red yarn woven through the toes. I love wearing these around the house in hot weather. They crunch beneath your feet!

// Wood/silk Japanese geta and woven grass slippers with yarn detail found thrifting.

Sep 8, 2008

Hats Amazing!

Hats Amazing!

I was thrifting one very hot day, and stumbled upon a slew of deadstock cotton baseball caps from a company called "Hats Amazing." Hilarious name! Like those funny shop names for hair salons or pet stores -- "Safari, Adventures in Hair" comes to mind.

Anyhoos, the prints were totally 80's, totally funny, and I had to pick up a few. This one gives me that Wham! x 80's surfer Jimmy'Z x cheezy Bali tourist feeling. Remember George Michael with his short shorts, long-sleeved surfer t, sun-streaked hairdo in the Wake Me Up video? Yeah, like that.....



The whole "Hats Amazing" crew listed in the shop (modeled by Rudy):

Aug 23, 2008

Tribals & Tribulations

Of my many vintage/thrift vices, I have a serious weakness for ethnic or tribal jewelry. If it looks and feels and tastes like hands were busy piecing the thing together, I have to have it.

Now my collection is swelling with pieces I reserve for looking at more than wearing. You know how that is? You absolutely love something in your wardrobe, but really enjoy just admiring it. This beautiful necklace is such a piece, and now it's time for me to tearfully say bye-bye.

Vintage 80's Ethnic Multistrand Wood Bead Necklace








model: Munda

Aug 16, 2008

Jul 15, 2008

More Pumpy Goodness

Sometimes the universe says unusual things. These past weeks, my universe has been saying "pumps." Funny huh? I've been like a pump-magnet. Here's some pumpy goodness I discovered -- a lot of 80's shapes in suede, with a dash of snakeskin. Newly uploaded to the shop.

Vintage 80's Royal Purple Suede Pumps with Cone Heels - size 8.5





legs & tights courtesy of Magic Mikas

Vintage Black Suede Pumps with Round Mirrored Heels - size 6.5








Vintage 80's Pointy Toe Snakeskin Pumps with Mid Heels - Eur 38 /size 7.5





Jul 12, 2008

Le Purple Suede Booties

Just posted some fierce bootie pumps in the shop. Or shall I say "shooties"? I am currently loving this style of shoe paired with dresses and/or tights. Looks especially cool with leggings too.

For some reason, I came upon several purple suede shoes in one week, and picked up a few pairs. Here's one of the more unusual shapes of the two.

Vintage 80's Violet Purple Suede Bootie Pumps with Banana Heels - size 7.5





legs & tights courtesy of Magic Mikas

Jun 12, 2008

hello!

Baptising the blog with a few of my favorite videos, music, imagery, humor, etc... Enjoy!


MAKE-UP-ATHON - with my one of my current fave designers Gareth Pugh


and the awesome Roisin Murphy's Overpowered video wearing Pugh's fashions


This reminds me what I loved about Midnight Star (Midas Touch)


Brilliant Lee Perry x Guinness


The Slowskys.... and sudoku. I love it!


The wonderful, wonderful FRIENDSWITHYOU with friends of theirs


Dengue Fever. A must see live band if you have the chance.