At the beach in Encinitas today wearing a couple of the pieces I designed for Dannijo/Tobi – the Trinity earcuff and the Siamese ring alongside Pamela Love and Iosseliani stone rings. I really wanted to keep these two wearable and simple, with the idea of wearing them in multiples as an option. I’ve been going on about earcuffs for the entire existence of this blog so I was pretty much frothing at the mouth to breathe life into my own ideas. It feigns a triple helix piercing connected by a bar up the center..and it’s just bendable enough to get it on which means it’s secure and so comfortable you forget it’s there. I like how it looks like a series of hammered staples..I’m picturing wearing two or three next time so they go all the way up the ear. The Siamese ring was based on the idea of wearing simple bands above the knuckle..I’ve never been able to find anything small enough to fit there and wanted to create something with a double banded effect..thus the anchoring with the chain and lower band. I like it worn with big knuckle or stone rings to create a kind of umm finger balance. There’s also a little fang affixed to the chain that you can’t see here…so surreal getting to talk about my own jewelry line!
Felt pretty triumphant when I ordered the last size in this dress from Net-a-porter after deliberating over it for a few days. Reminds me of wearing a spiderweb or a cirrus cloud. Which is pretty much the ultimate compliment. Colin and I took it to a proper field to let the light seep through it. Indian summer temperatures in California have everyone complaining but I’m kind of enjoying it, though finalizing plans to go to apparently frigid New York City and Tokyo this month might have something to do with that.
Some of you guys may have read about the jewelry line I designed for Dannijo exclusively for Tobi this week on Refinery29, The Examiner, NBC, and Harper’s Bazaar. I’ve been working on this since June and am so excited that the pieces will be available soon (Tobi’s having a presale so get your orders in because quantities will be limited)…I’ll post more on my inspirations for the line and detail shots ASAP – it was seriously a dream come true getting to realize my vision and work with the Dannijo sisters. Wearing the Isosceles necklace here and actually have been wearing the prototypes in all of my posts from the past few months..I’m so happy with them, all of the pieces couldn’t possibly be more..me.
(fashiontoast x Dannijo Isosceles Necklace, H&M dress, Topshop boots, Balenciaga bag, Karen Walker shades)
I got this dress at H&M with my mom last month – I was in San Francisco for the day so I made her take me shopping after she picked me up at the airport. More to make sure we spent time together than because I was looking for something in particular..this ended up being my only purchase aside from cream puffs and coffee. I love that it looks like a nightgown and that there really is that much material to swoosh around in. Worn this weekend with various round things on my head to brunch at Alcove Café in Los Feliz.
This weekend I played hostess to a five day long organic café tour and slumber party at my place in Silverlake with my beloved Bryanboy, who was not only visiting LA but California for the first time. Ever. This also of course happened to coincide with Halloween so we spent a good chunk of time combing Hollywood Toy and Costume, Wasteland, and H&M, him to put together his “sexy Tavi” look (an approximation of her Proenza Schouler in case it wasn’t glaringly obvious) and me to browse aimlesssly and buy lots of things that didn’t relate to each other (deciding at the last minute to be a movie character so obscure that no reference points exist on the internet drained what little spirit I had to dress up this year). I’m partial to my newly assigned fraternal twin, but gage how he fared against the competition on Refinery 29. I ended up putting together a boggled failure of a costume that can only be described as broken fairy/confused raver/crushed insect circa 1990-something/drunk Tinkerbell. We went through the proper procedure of going to a few parties and freezing in between them with Colin, who came up for the night, but the highlight was definitely 7-11-ing at the end of the night all bundled up. And watching Bryan try to get away with a crotchety old woman act with multiple cab drivers. And discussing tapeworms at length in a car full of people that probably didn’t want to discuss tapeworms. And remembering that Silly String and Blow Pops exist. And hailing that last cab so triumphantly that it pretty much happened in slow motion. Halloween never goes the way you think it will.
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