My love affair with Elizabeth and James’ Stevie jeans continues. I must be on crack because the idea of a burnout top suddenly took on appeal after eons of staying away from the stuff.
I’ve been in LA for the past few days – a couple photo shoots (one of which ended in face paint, coon hats, and Polaroids), two rounds of vegan Thai food, catching up with a friend I hadn’t seen in too long, sharing a dressing room with the boyfriend at Live on Sunset (our joint new favorite brand = Iro…henley for him and a bodysuit for me in the same moth eaten ancient sweats material), trying to look helpful while he replaced doorknobs and put together massive shelving units, frequent caffeine fuel-ups at 7-11, and deciding that a vintage trunk full of shoes is a highly acceptable and much sturdier stand-in for a coffee table. One more meeting before heading back to San Diego…and a week left before we leave for New York!
The Cheap Monday show was dramatically stormy and right on the water..such a cool venue. We got there early and killed time documenting our..bags. Mine looks a little Derelicte next to his huh. Wearing a Topshop leopard coat (love the shortened sleeves on the petite sizes) I ordered last month, Bryan‘s Chanel, and Jeffrey Campbell motorcycle boots.
The more everyday-wearable counterpart to Stylestalker’s Vulture dress I posted a few months ago..I unlaced the front to leave the grommets open and kept it simple with jeans.
Enjoying the last of summer in San Diego and LA before leaving for New York and New Zealand next month. For now, focused on the glamorous task of driving to the Canon service center in Irvine..ugh.
Hope delivered tweaked basics and some standout pieces…the wrapped wedges in what looks to be coated canvas and leather caught my attention immediately. I’m picturing the swooshy skirt with a simple knit tank and round sunglasses..Vogue has declared minimalism’s arrival and this is pretty much the perfect salute.
1. twentysevennames sheer tshirt and thrifted suede skirt (think it was someone’s DIY Halloween project at one point) shot with a Fuji Instax
2. the dreamcatcher I bought a few weeks ago by my window
3. kimono dress that Obakki gave me, worn with rolled down Erin Wasson x RVCA knit one-piece and RVCA side slit top that I lost at Narita last month in an attempt to get my suitcase under 50 lbs.
4. matcha lattes at Urth
5. Pacific Beach
6. view from a gas station – old VW bus flanked by palm trees
Roaming the streets of Stockholm with Bryanboy in my size 1000 Topshop sweater. Bryan and I didn’t go much of anywhere without each other during SFW…it got to the point where people would feel sorry for us and volunteer without our requesting it to shift their seats around at the shows so we could sit together. He picked me up in my room and immediately declared my look an outfit repeat, picked this thing up off the windowsill, and told me to change into it….that’s a lot of hemline stuffed into the top of my shorts there. Also wearing my new bag that I picked up at the Kobe swap meet in San Diego from my favorite Tibetan stall there…I brought two Alexander Wang bags and my shredded up Balenciaga but ended up wearing this everywhere..only thing that I lost out of it was my lens hood. Oops. Check out his blog for a covert peek into my hotel room at Berns and watch a video of us spacing out before the Cheap Monday show. Thanks to him and David for taking my photos!
Carin Wester s/s 11: washed out bohemia…shrunken knits, lace scarves as belts, silk falling away from the body, beaded crochet, leather and stone armbands, and muted lace. Sort of the ideal desert island wardrobe.
Stockholm fashion week was 3 straight days of inspiration and fun..can’t wait to share more!
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