December 25, 2008


(Picture taken by Vee @ Chow)

It's been kind of hectic for me in the past week. I'm trying to get a transfer with my job in NYC, plus it's the holidays. So everything is pretty insane. I will start to post things more normally soon. Happy Holidays guys!

What I Want: For the Holidays...

I went online shopping on

Here are my choices:

Maison Martin Margiela Cape and Jacket

MMM Belt and Stella Mccartney boots

December 19, 2008

Chanel Mobile Art Exhibit Cancelled!

I hate the economic crisis effecting the whole world.  Chanel announced today that they are canceling the mobile art exhibit.  Sorry London, Paris and Moscow... the fashion gods are depriving you of that luxury...

December 17, 2008

What to Wear Daily: Bow Tie (Version 2)

(MJ jacket, black fabric used as a belt, cashmere yellow sweater, vintage black skirt, Swarovski triangle ring)

December 16, 2008


Some friends came by to visit me in SF and we stopped by this really cool Chinese restaurant called Eric's in Noe Valley.

Here are the fortunes that we got. John actually ended up getting 2 in 1. Guess which one is mine... (:

December 13, 2008

What to Wear Daily: Cold Days

The weather has been gloomy lately (it's kind of always that way here) but there is a nice chill.

(Rick Owens jacket, dark Diesel Jeans, Dior Cannage boots, H&M scarf, Gap belt)

December 12, 2008

What to Wear Daily: Bow Tie

I was trying to figure out what to wear today... and this is what I came up with. I think I should start doing inspiration boards instead of trying to memorize everything. Does it look like I just woke up? Lol... I know I look bad... I haven't been able to sleep lately. I've been a little stressed.

Here I wear a Zara black tux shirt with extra fabric I made into a bow tie, Moschino fish tail skirt in deep purple, Target tights n dark grey and Dior flower pumps. I'm usually not a fan of logo anything, but I was the flower I was in love with.
Here is a close up of the shoes:

December 10, 2008

Just Purchased: Bottega Veneta Booties F/W 2008

These are so comfortable considering the 4.5" heel. These are made with the softest buttery leather. These look really plain from what I normally purchase, but it was the settle sculpted heel that got me.

Here are the details:

Shoe Collection: In time for the Christmas Holidays.

These are one of my favorites (well technically all of my shoes are my favorites.) I had to flag these down at the MJ Collection store on Melrose in the Fall of 2006. I really loved the shoes from this collection. The cutout heel is to die for.

Here are the details:

Yes, I know... I know I own a lot of MJ shoes. I can't help it.

December 5, 2008

Spotted: Retro Fit Boutique

I had a day off today and I went strolling around the Mission District. While John stopped by a bike shop, I went next door into Retro Fit, and it turns out that the guest from Project Runway Season 5, owns the store. Trying to figure out who? Let me refresh your memory...

It's LeMay! Jerell had to designed an outfit for him. He was the only one working in the store and the dress was on the display. It was really entertaining to see.

December 4, 2008

Just Purchased: Marc Jacobs Collection F/w 2008 boots

I get shoes from MJ every season. This was my pick this time. It was really hard to find anything I liked in my size. I had the Las Vegas store go ahead and ship them to me. Here are the details:

Movie Soundtracks

One of my most favorite bands is M83, which was named after the spiral galaxy Messier 83. The group was founded in Antibes, France in 2001 by lead singer Anthony Gonzalez. They are considered to be of this music genre called shoegaze, which gives the same amount of emphasis on softly spoken vocal lyrics and instrumentation.

Sometimes I watch movies and think that it could've been so much better if it had a better soundtrack. I know that the movie would have to get the artists rights and blah blah blah... but if I was a director, producer, or whatever in a movie, I'd think that music would be a big of an impact as the lines in the movie because it sets a tone.

I'll probably post a faux movie soundtrack soon... for very specific parts of a movie. Since I'm such a music fanatic and all.

On another note, doesn't this M83 album cover look like it could be a McQ ad? Seriously...

December 3, 2008

What's in the Closet: Shoe Faves

Vy came over my apartment to hang out and have a drink. I was showing her more of my extensive collection of shoes, when she mentioned she wanted to take a picture of a few of my favorites.

The picture didn't turn out a clear as it could've been but it was a lot of fun doing it.

The majority of the collection includes Marc Jacobs, Manolo Blahnik, Dior, Lanvin, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen.

This is actually her with my Thomas Wylde bag:

December 2, 2008

Spotted: Orignal Louis Vuitton Graffiti bag

While I was on the bus going up Van Ness, this well-dressed, handsome man (probably gay, I'm sure. Aren't they always? Lol.) was carrying a Louis Vuitton Graffiti bag. I actually took this picture this weekend, before the news broke yesterday about Marc Jacobs reviving Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton next month.

I just love how I live in the only city where it's OK, no matter how much money you make or what you were, you can still be riding around on a bus.

December 1, 2008

What to Wear Daily: In the cold SF rain

One of my really good friends, Vy, loves to photograph everything. While we were waiting for the Muni and Bart stations, she went ahead and snapped some pictures of me and my brother with her film camera. I love the old way of not knowing how the picture is going to turn out until you develop it.

Everything my brother is wearing was thrifted besides his leather Keds lace-up shoes and scarf he got in Vietnam.

Me: D&G wool green blazer, H&M scarf in mustard, Tavernini dark skinny jeans and Vivienne Westwood pirate boots in dark tan.

November 29, 2008

Tuesday at Saks Fifth Ave

I heard there was a huge sale at Saks and immediately went there earlier this week on Tuesday. Turn out they started their sale before Black Friday.

This was their selection at 3PM that day.

It was completely gone! It was such a mess in there and everything was picked through. I don't like shopping in crowds and I didn't see anything that stood out to me, so I left with nothing. (Sigh.)

There is always next time.

November 28, 2008

What you wanted: Chanel Mag (The Last Crusade)

This is the last of it.


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Just Purchased: Thomas Wylde handbag

Sorry about the hiatus. It's been difficult for the past week or so with work and the holidays. I recently got a few things that I've been dying to share though.

First up, a Thomas Wylde handbag that I've been dying to own. They are pretty hard to find (if you look at their store listings, it only shows that Maxfields in L.A. carries their products in California) and pretty pricey, but I think it's completely worth it because of the craftsmanship.
The crinkled leather, the metal chain handle and the lining of the interior of the bag is amazing!

If none of you have never heard the label, it was created by Paula Thomas, a former model, actress, muse and since 2003, head designer of her own rock n roll inspired line. Thomas met well-known knitwear designer, Julien MacDonald, as a model and co-designed collections, styled models, produced shows and increased market sales, which led to MacDonald's position at Givenchy. Then later, she worked with Stefano Guerriero of Versace and Jenni Kanye, helping to increase their brands.

The British-born native now resides happily in L.A.

These are the details:

November 22, 2008

Shoe Collection: Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2004

I am a self professed sneaker head. Well at least I use to be. I went through this huge phase were I wanted to collect Vans and Chucks that were only Made in the USA (which both of them aren't now, hence making them rare and harder to find). Anything that was limited I had and owned. I stopped about 4 years ago. I didn't wear them enough and I started to change what I wore more often (flat dress shoes and heels of course) and I got the designer shoe buzz that wouldn't go away. It's like when you get one pair the rest just will never look as good. You get spoiled really. Now, my whole closet looks like that. You will never see me own a pair of Steve Maddens or Nine West shoes (no offense to the people that do). I worked in a shoe department for way too long (5 years to be exact) to not notice poorly made shoes that were a horrendous knock off of the beauties I'd see on the runway.

Now if I buy a pair of Pumas, they have to be a a designer collaboration, for example, I'm obsessed with Alexander McQueen for Puma. It's like the best of both worlds for me.

These sneakers were a part of the Marc by Marc Jacobs line in Spring 2004. I have worn these to death since I got them. So much, I got a second pair, which I have never worn yet, just in case my other ones fall apart. I was so in love with the sneakers that I also have them in a different color that are high tops... but I'll save that for another post.
These cost a lot more than I would want to spend on sneakers, especially since I was use to buying vans that cost about $40, but they are so worth it. I haven't seen anyone ever strolling around in these and it makes me feel like it's worth it. People in other blogs complain about how sneakers don't look attractive, they only wear heels, blah blah blah... they need to get over themselves. If you were going to be walking around all day long somewhere like an art museum or Disneyland (which a lot of adults love to go to) then you are not trying to wear a pair of high heels. We are not all Victoria Beckham, people!

Plus you can have some fun with it. You can definitely still be stylish in a pair of kicks. Like how it was styled during the runway show here:

Here are the details:

November 18, 2008

Taking a trip to... Prada.

Even though the SF Prada store has been open for a while, I finally didn't get to step in until a few days ago. It had a great sleek design and everything was thoughtfully laid out. The window displays are to die for as well.

I came in there to find a particular pair of their shoes, which they ended up not having on display. Maybe it's sold out? I just didn't bother asking. It was my last stop of the day and I just really didn't want to bother. But I did find this amazing leather 3/4 sleeve coat. If I had $4,475 laying around, this amazing thing would be sitting in my closet. Ahh.... shame. But I could always hope.
Here are the details:


I don't know how much more moving I can really handle. But this is going to be my last move in SF for sure. I'm back in the area that I should be in. Yay!

But seriously, my room is so ridiculously small, I could barely handle it... and my shoes can barely handle it. My room is just filled with boxes everywhere and I don't know how it's going to work. *sigh*

Moving is just plain stressful.
I just need to learn to narrow it down to the essentials.

November 17, 2008

Marc Jacobs F/W 2008 for 70% off!

Run ladies and gents! I got an email today announcing that the whole F/W 2008 collection is now 70% off. Yay!

If you are not near a store, check on their website for one to the stores listings. Just as long as you know what you want, they will ship anywhere!

What to Wear Daily: Rope scarf

(worn with Paul & Joe for Target navy jacket)

My friend Vy gave me this awesome scarf because she didn't know what to do with it. It's 6 large pieces of yarn and it's pretty cool. I'm trying to find out cool ways to wear the piece. I'll try to take photos whenever I end up wearing it.

What you wanted: Chanel Mag (Part Deux)

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