Sunday, October 28, 2012

historically accurate

IMGP6452 IMGP6459 IMGP6460 IMGP6462 IMGP6464 IMGP6472 wearing vintage dress and necklace, Chanel shoes, vintage turquoise and silver ring

Inching my way through season 2 of Boardwalk Empire has got me craving lots of filter-free cigarettes in gold cases. Also, the clothes are nice. Channeling the beleaguered Mrs. Schroeder here in this lovely vintage frock, an accidental find from the weekend's Halloween costume hunt. It's not my Halloween costume but it so totally could be. Too bad I'm going to wear it as not a costume. You know, like on a regular Tuesday. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

pumpkin spice

Y'all, Ann Taylor Loft is BRINGING IT lately. This jacket? 40% off. Fall weather, bring it on.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

kickin it

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wearing shoes from Pixie Market (I forget the brand), Zara pants, Madewell denim shirt, Roxy jacket, vintage fur stole, "faux-leciaga" bag

God I love these shoes. They do this miraculous thing to your legs that actually makes them look longer, even though the shoes only have like a 3/4" heel. Bonus that I can extract my pinkie toe from them and up the creep factor in a completely subtle, yet terrifying way.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

blue angels

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wearing vintage top, Zara pants, Boutique 9 sandals, H&M cuffs, Christian Dior sunglasses

There isn't much anything better than sitting around in a park on an early fall day in San Francisco. I had the pleasure of experiencing just such a day a couple of weekends ago when my sister and her boyfriend were in town from New Orleans. This was armageddon weekend in SF. It was a...penta-fecta (if I may coin a term) of the Giants playing at AT&T park, The Castro Street fair, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Fleet Week, AND the Blue Angels air show. This resulted in a grand cluster fuck of people in nearly every corner of the city as well as a dearth of transportation options. I think it took me 2 1/2 hours to get home on the bus. Good thing I saw my sister SO IT WAS WORTH IT.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

halloween ideas pt. 2

I've been invited to a Hotel California themed Halloween party this year where everyone has to go as a dead musician. Which has got me thinking a lot about dead musicians. I mean, even more than usual.

And even though there are a lot fewer options when it comes to portraying dead ladies (the men have so many good options: Liberace, Freddy Mercury, Kurt Cobain, Robert Johnson) I've been thinking about going as Karen Carpenter. The garb is quintessentially 70's and thus easy to find. I think I could pretty much use what I have in my closet, but I may need a 'Lead Sister' t-shirt.

Other options:

Mama Cass (prop sandwich needed?)
Janis Joplin
Amy Winehouse
Patsy Cline
Left Eye
Whitney Houston
Tammy Wynette

Any I'm missing??

Thursday, October 11, 2012

i like it raw

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wearing Raleigh Davie straight raw stretch jeans, Madewell denim shirt, Soludos shoes, hat from random shop in New Orleans, Reliquary ring

I finally bit the proverbial bullet and invested in a pair of raw denim jeans. You wouldn't believe (okay, you probably would) the degree of nerding out that came along with this important decision. I raked through "Fade Friday" posts on the Rawr Denim blog searching for the perfect pair. I researched the difference between sanforized and un-sanforized denim. I figured out what the fuck 'selvedge' is. And I finally settled on this pair from Raleigh Denim, a company that eschews mass production in favor of traditional construction methods using local materials.

If I can refrain from washing them the first 6 months, I'll end up with a fade pattern that's like a fingerprint--completely unique based on points of stress where the dye fades more quickly. Stay tuned for this exciting transformation! Or for my hilarious attempts to clean them by putting them in the freezer. Either way, it's bound to be a good time.

Friday, October 5, 2012

baller, shot caller

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wearing Madewell denim shirt, Zara pants, GAP sweater borrowed from my mom, J. Crew bag, vintage shoes, boyfriend's sunglasses

I've just closed out a 70 hour work week. I'm exhausted. But that doesn't stop me from reading porn to the blind, taking in strays, giving them a weave, and tattooing eyebrows on them. Look at the good I do.

Monday, October 1, 2012

halloween ideas pt. 1

Since it's been two years (!!) since my last shameless drag queen opportunity, I'm wanting to do it up hard this year. The only question is, as what? Or whom?

For one, I'm toying with the idea of transforming myself into the rare, exquisite 80s icon Brenda Dickson. Brenda played Jill Foster Abbott on The Young and the Restless from 1973-1980, and most famously made an ill advised foray into lifestyle and fashion advice with a vanity film called Welcome to My Home, which of course gave rise to one of the most glorious internet memes ever, along with the phrase that pays: "Remember, when you eat you're just a vacuum with nipples."
Lee press-on nails, big hair, magenta eye contouring, and a loud-ass hawaiian print muumuu should do the trick.