Picked this cropped vintage green acid-washed Levi’s jacket up at the Melrose/Fairfax flea market a while back and am obsessed. It’s one of those things that I don’t get to rock often because the color’s hard to pull off with every outfit but I just knew I needed to have. Great alternative to the basic baby-blue acid-wash denim!
I am FINALLY unpacking from my trip to New York Fashion week…yes, almost three weeks ago…and was reminded that I absolutely needed to blog to you guys about two amazing shops I picked up some great new pieces at while I was there!
My uber-talented stylist pal Grace Koo convinced me to carve just enough time out of my hectic hosting schedule to pop by two stores with her that she knew I’d love. Okay…so maybe it didn’t take much convincing. If you aren’t familiar, google the Great Frog and The Cast in the Lower East Side. If you are currently in Manhattan, I strongly suggest you play hooky to whatever you’re about to do and head there now!
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a fascination with native american spirituality and its creative expression. Growing up in Canada, we were taught about the beginnings of Inukshuit sculptures, rock carvings, and the many other artistic means of storytelling that originated with the Inuit people who founded our country. If ya don’t know what I’m rallying about, take a look!
I’ve had a dream catcher hanging over my bed ever since I can remember. My dad used to buy these beautiful and intricate ones on his business trips as gifts for me and now that I’m all grown up, I still can’t imagine a good night’s sleep without one. I’ve never been a great sleeper, so I suppose believing there’s something there watching over you to filter out the negative dreams is comforting. It doesn’t hurt that they so damn stunning to look at either.
I brought one out with me from home, in Toronto, and decided to start expanding my collection now that I’m in a big-girl apartment on my own. We could all use a little more positive energy in our lives, right? :)
I had the great fortune of being invited by a friend to the viewing of Chanel’s new ﬁne jewelry collection in honor of MOCA’s Annual Gala and I simply have to gush for a moment…
The intricacy of each piece blew my mind. Every diamond’s unique cut ﬁt together as perfect pieces to the most exquisite puzzle I’d ever seen. Inspired by Chanel’s debut jewelry collection in 1932 that consisted of intricately laced feathers pinned to mannequin heads on display in Coco’s own humble home, the concept has been brought a long way since.
I don’t want to blab on too long as my measly words could only take away from the beauty of these works of art, so please enjoy…
Since my 21st birthday blowout fell a week before all hallows eve, I felt I should get everyone in the spirit and encourage all of my partygoers to wear costumes. It was a madhouse, so it seemed appropriate.
For my outﬁt, I decided to go with a ringmaster theme and take the reigns, or riding crop in this case, into my own hands. Of course, this was mainly an excuse to indulge in a custom tailored tailcoat I’d dreamt of and searched for since I was a wee shopper.
Ever since I saw my British stepdad wear his to a wedding when I was eleven, I knew I needed to have my own one day, but the task of ﬁnding a man’s tailcoat to ﬁt a 5’2 narrow, female frame proved impossible for me. Cue local L.A. suit designer Jonathan Behr to the rescue! With his patient ear and tailoring expertise, I was able to ﬁnally bring my vision to fruition for the big night. I couldn’t have been happier with the result!