I'm a very habitual person, who habitually goes to Intelligentsia Coffee Shop in Silver Lake. One day, I stepped out of my comfort zone, and Cthulhu and I went to Lamill instead, which is much closer to the park. Next to us, set a dashing woman with super long real hair, a rarity these days in Los Angeles. Suzanne Lequeux and her canine, "Dash" quickly made acquaintances with Cthulhu and I. To my surprise, the unique industrial chic jewelry sported by Suzanne happened to be made by her! Suzanne then reached behind her ear, took a silver triangle ear ring and gave it to me! How cool is that? So, this is how I became hip to the handmade Rossmore pieces. Since then, the renaissance woman was voted Best Jeweler of 2012 by L.A. Weekly. To find out more about this super cool girl and her super cool jewelry go to www.rossmorela.com
Good Afternoon, fellow curiousers! Today I'm writing this piece from the good Ol' Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix Arizona because I missed my flight. It all started when I decided to opt out of the radiation machine at the check point and had to wait for an available female officer to perform a full-on pet down session! Only to find out radiation from Japan has now been detected in my city, the city of LA. Normally, I prefer to be in and out of cities but this time i had an extra day to stroll down central ave and automatic make a stop at my favorite place, The Phoenix Art Museum. There, I attended the Ann Bonfoey Taylor Fashion Independent exhibition and also ran into my favorite painter/sculptor Hector Ruiz.
Ann was a magnificent woman of the 20th century. Those who are more than slightly familiar with her life know that she was already flying planes as a teenager and inspiring fashion trends everywhere. Her Couture Wardrobe and personally designed sporting accessories constantly made the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar during the mid-century era. Now many of these fantastic pieces are available for viewing at the Art museum. There's so much good stuff that I have to split this article into two parts or maybe Three.
Here is Part 1, BOGNER Ski/Snowboard Helmets:
On the very Top Row are Ann's vintage Bogner Helmets and Visors which are dressed in fabric for a fashion statement. From what I heard she also had some with feathers that used to blown on her face when going down the slope, but she didn't care because at least she looked fly, my kinda girl.
And right bellow the vintage are photos of the new generation over the top Swarovski Studded Crystograph Titan Edition. Since, Snowboarding season is almost over, this is the time to start saving your pretty pennies for this baby because this Bogner helmet with 20,000 Swarovski Crystals comes at the price of 19,000 dollars. But it is a very fancy thing, huh.
My time has always been very valuable to me because everything revolves around timing. If you've got no time for the things you want to pursue or the ones close to you then you're definitely missing out on life. Through decades wristwatches have been a part of fashion statements for it's multi-functionality. Take the calculator, chronometers, and waterproof capabilities for an example. Those functions were the catalyst of the "Apps" of the old World. I personally collect vintage watches from the 20's before Timex monopolized the industry. Most of my watches come to my possession already broken, it's my own personal statement to remind myself not to be caught by the boundaries of time and that I can make time if I want to.
Right around December, I stumbled into an old friend from College I had not spoken with in 12 years, Cedric King, and he got me hipped to Azad Watches. I'm a very low maintenance woman and the material things I always want are normally musical equipment, but for the first time in a while, I felt stunned by an expensive piece of jewelry and I am not embarrassed to say: I wanna have it! Nonetheless, AZAD means Freedom in Farsi, and to me that is the perfect description of what time really means to the ones that know how to be one with the Alchemistic elements.
To find out where you can get it click here for Cedric King's facebook page.
I've said too much let it speak for itself:
How cool is this? At Sephora you can buy a fragrance sampler of 9 different perfumes that you can test on yourself in different occasions until you decide which one suits your lifestyle. The best part is that it comes with a redeemable voucher for a free full-size version of the one fragrance you like the most. So you can have your cake, and take your time eating it too. Also, make sure to get a Sephora beauty insider little card, it keeps track of your purchases and gives you little gifts from time to time. Last week I got the Peter Thomas Roth facial cleanser. #Score!
Yesterday, I went to the Farmer's Market on Sunset and ran into Hines Buchaman (Project Blowed and the A-Team) and Justin Bua. With all these handsome, talented men hanging around Silverlake, no wonder the girls on the block dress so fashionable just to go to the market. It was then that the idea to give Street Credit to fellow Fashionistas came to surfice. Turns out that unbeknownst to me, the first person that I felt deserved credit was Irish model and musician Kojii Helnwein from Models of the Runway. When I got home , I googled her name and it looks like she is not only beautiful but also super talented. Kudos to Silverlake fashion.
There are people in life that you might have never met but you feel like somehow they took a trip inside your head, something resembling the state of mind that gave birth to the settings of Being John Malkovich. I have always felt that Alexander McQueen was that person to me. My theory is that this ability of seeing into a woman's heart can and has been, in this case, passed on through osmosis. Early this year , after the great Alexander McQueen abruptly left us, his former assistant Sarah Burton was chosen to carried on his legacy. I believe she has heard my wishes when she made me Fall in love with this Fall collection full of Laces, Pleats and elegant daring patterns. Needless to say more, Fashion moves Forward. I will always love you Alexander.
Dr. Martens is bringing sexy back this fall, not only in it's original rugged form but also in crisp clean new styles like the Denzel and the bright gold version of the classic 8-eye boot that you guys can sport at the Stay Gold parties. In celebration of the 50 years of street credit, Dr. Martens invited some of the most eccentric creative minds of the music industry to lay down the sound track to the lifestyle. On the website you can download free mp3s by Dam-Funk, Buraka Som Sistem, and more. If you don't get the shoes, get the music! Doctor's order!
Dr Martens Denzel Strap Boots above
When my mother was in town we went to the Guess by Marciano, and that's wear I saw this piece. It comes in 3 different colors but this is the one to get. If you feel ambitious my size is 6, ok?
I'm so in Love with Cookies-N-Cream! I love Art, Shirts and Toys, but I also love the way these guys are running their brand and keepin it true. If you're in NY long enough most likely you will run into the mobile store, but if you don't wanna take chances just follow the truck on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/TheCookiesMob! I do! They were also featured on MTV's Sucker Free.
Check their website: www.bakedinny.com
This first blog started as a request by a friend. Those of you who have had the courage of riding in my whip during the summer have also seeing my driving gloves. I'm not trying to look cute, I have a perfectly good explanation for them, as i have for every strange thing I do. My 350 Z came equiped with a short shifter made of metal, when it's hot out it burns the tips of my fingers. I could just as easily cover it with a towel, but then I really wanted to look cute with my vintage gloves on. Here's were you can get the style: