Friday, June 27, 2008

A Lesson in Old School

I grew up with three older brothers, all of which unknowingly
influenced me at the time. It's hard to wear dresses when you
are too busy wanting to do everything the boys are doing. My
brother Chris started b-boying when I was in middle school. I didn't
necessarily have any style then but there is only so much you can do
with a school uniform. I've always really loved the old school hip hop style.
No, I never wore shell toes nor did I trot around in track suits and beanies.
But since then and over the years, I have incorporated certain elements into
my style.

Dsquared's Spring 2009 collection caught me by surprise. The
brothers took inspiration from Jamel Shabazz's book Back In The Days.
Shabazz began documenting urban street stlye over thirty years ago.
I have always dreamed of a collection like this. Some of it was hit or
miss but over all the awesome pieces help me ignore the wack ones.
They might have used way too many gold chains too... But hey, it's
the thought thats counts.

Street Safari

I love the mix of texture and pattern.

I will have to make myself a gingham blazer ASAP


Photo Credits:
Jamel Shabazz

The Bride of Darkness

Ridley Scott's Legend has always been
one of my favorite movies. I used to watch it on
VHS as a kid ALL THE TIME. I loved everything
about it. Tom Cruise when he was cute, unicorns,
goblins, Tangerine Dream and fairies... seriously.
One of my favorite scenes from the movie has
always been this one:

It is so so so sickenly good. Love the costumes!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Cast System

T Magazine
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Source: New York Times

See Also:
Anatomy of A Classic: The Scarf

Less Is More

All this rain has got me screen shopping.
Look at these sweet finds... I like to post
classic pieces that are mostly universally

Bandeau Swimdress
Target $34.99

I have been searching for a suit like this
for almost two years and finally Target got
it right! Yeah, one pieces don't leave the best
tan lines but who cares when you can rock this!
Lately, I've been seeing one pieces that show less
skin but are still way sexier than bikinis.

Anika Brazil Maillot $178.00

The cut of this suit is so flattering! That coral
sash is hot and helps define the smallest part
of your waist. Sure, it's a little pricey for a bathing
suit but ...some things are just worth eating
Taco Bell for one week straight.

See Also:
Summer Flare

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Little Toe Peep

Strap Wrap Open Toe Boots
Intermix $895.00

Okay, I know peep toe boots sound
a little ironic but the strap detail on
these are so good. You can rock these
all year with just about anything. Keep
them summery with a nice pedicure or
throw on some knee highs/tights come
fall. Oh, how I wish I had disposable

This Saturday

Today, I worked on a little project. It was fun!
I also hung out with Nick and he showed me a
bunch of sweet books. Thanks Nick, I am sooo
practicing my water coloring and prints.
Collaboration please.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mixed Media: Houston, You Are Sexy


LOVE lion heads


Hands Down... Best Dressed.

Yuki Pocket and Trent Daddy


SO SO SO SO Jealous of this shirt.

Sisters, so fly.


This guy ripped his windbreakers off for me.
Interpretive Dance Crew

BBC Craig, Host and momo

Gingham seemed to be pretty popular last night.



Kim and Cee Plus are responsible for Mixed Media.


Lil' Coco

Anya wearing her own design, Chicle De Anya.
She will be opening a boutique here really soon
and I guarantee you guys will LOVE it.

J. Paul Jackson & Adrian Landon Brooks
Come to the Black Gold Art Exhibit this
Saturday at Suckerpunch.



Trang in Mondrian

Jane and Suzy

Ev, Jamie and Anya

Some dude was wearing this shirt...
exactly like that Phillip Lim dress I blogged.

Aw I've missed Ryans face.

Mixed Media party was mad fun. Everyone
looked so hot. If I have your picture up here
then email me your name since I forgot them all. :(