July 29, 2009

What I Want: Balenciaga caged suede boots

Only one word can describe these: Wow.

July 26, 2009

What I Want: Borga Margo Clutch

How awesome is this bag? It's from Borga Margo F/W 09.

July 25, 2009

What to Wear Daily: Ride them cowgirl

(Jovovich-Hawk for Target Dress, Dior cowboy boots)

July 24, 2009

What to Wear Daily: Shoulder Freak

(Maison Martin Margiela green suede jacket, Taverniti jeans, Ann D boots)

When I first wore this, I went to see Santogold at the Warfield in SF. This guy working the door thought I was trying out for Star Trek... I quickly replied "No, I was trying out for the Jetsons..." (:

It was raining for the past few days... I ended up wearing this last night going out with girlfriends. It's so humid here. You see the the shine on my forehead? Lol... I miss SF weather so bad!

July 17, 2009

Job Hunt: For an additional one

(5th Ave in Flatiron District)

I need a second job guys... Even though I'm incredibly happy being in NYC (seriously, like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders), I need a second job. I'm dying! I want to do something creative or at least do something in fashion and I'm totally fine with an internship. I'm not completely ready to leave my current job. I'm afraid I won't be able to afford living here without it (at least for now). I wanna be able to stay at my apartment at least for a while, until the fashion business is up and running so I don't need to worry so much about the roof over my head. I mean, I'm totally fine with eating a half a bag of ramen a day, if it gets down to the nitty-gritty, but can I enjoy NYC just for now?!

I have written so many resumes in the last year and a half... I don't know if I can take it anymore. At least the good thing about it, is trial and error. I'm sure there are mounds of people that are dealing with this resume madness... and my dilemma is tiny incomparision.

And P.S.
I saw miss Kate Lanphear strolling down this street today in all black (of course) and studded Balenciagas, the exact ones below. Oh how I love her...

July 14, 2009

Movie Set

There is a movie being filmed on my street. This is the best picture I can take out the window of my apartment.

Vivienne Westwood on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

I absolutely love Vivienne Westwood. Her concept of design is so punk rock and it reminds me of when I was a teen.

I need to find her Manifesto, ASAP!

PDT (Please don't tell)

I went to this place a few times before when I was visiting NYC. I frequent speakeasies all the time... I prefer to not be in a crowded bar, while I'm trying to have a cocktail. I took this photo of some ladies having fun. Normally at these places you can't take photos (only the bartenders can take them for you) but I took this shot (without a flash, of course) just to let you guys see what it looks like inside. This place probably at most, can fit 40-50 people at a time and even though you can make reservations, it's also a first-come, first-serve basis. I wouldn't think it would be so crowded on a Monday night.

Compared to other bars like this here, I want to say this place is probably my favorite, mainly because of the friendly bartenders here. Some other places, they seem cold and they don't want to interact with you.

July 11, 2009

Just Purchased: Dior over-the-knee cowboy boots

I finally went uptown since I've moved... for Bloomingdales of course! I skimmed around all of their collections and I was trying to figure out what I wanted to get. This will be my first purchase living here. I've been wanting a pair of cowboy boots for years and I've been really picky about it. I still think about a pair of Dior gaucho boots they had many seasons ago, but I can no longer find them. These were modern and they had a heel. Good enough for me to wear them all around the city without my feet bleeding.

July 10, 2009

Video: Yves Saint Laurent Homme SS 2010 by Samuel Benchetri

I swear I never do video postings... but since it was just men's fashion week, I can't help but post this video. It's a little long, but it's worth it.

July 9, 2009

Inspiration Video: Janet Jackson (Circa 1991)

Janet Jackson "Love Will Never Do Without You"

I know Michael's death has been in the media for a while now (and it will continue for a while) and he deserves it because of the legacy he has left us. Yet, I couldn't help but look through old music videos of the Jackson Family. Janet, in particular, has always left an imprint on me. I grew up loving the music that their whole family has produced.

This video was the first to display Janet as feminine, delicate and sexy. Also, all the gorgeous men in the video, look at where they are now! You can't help to see how modern the video is despite the fact that it's almost two decades old.

Hope you guys enjoy!

July 6, 2009

What to Wear Daily: Vivienne Westwood

(Zara racer tank, Vivienne Westwood draped asymmetrical red skirt, Fish necklace, Charles David crocodile pumps)

(Me and Nioka on the subway to Brooklyn)

(Nioka and Kat with my Marc Jacobs Collection clutch)

July 4, 2009

My new hood.

I really can't be any happier with the apartment and location. (:

Happy 4th!

Hope everyone is having a good time with family and friends!

July 3, 2009

Moving... continued...

(From top (green) Marni, Marc Jacobs Collection, Manolo Blahnik, Dolce and Gabanna)

This is how my room looks trying to move.

There is this cool layout to my room and it allow me to display my shoes as if it was a showroom. (: At least that is how Jackie described it. It's funny too because the lighting in the room very much looked that way. (And yes, those are the shoes I own without boxes on top and those boxes are actually filled.)

I wrote this while I was at the SFO airport.

I’ve been sitting at the SFO airport for way too long… I’m running on about 2 hours of sleep. I’m paranoid that I will miss my flight… lose my chance at New York. So, my body naturally wants to wake up every 20 minutes. So, I give up at sleep around 6AM and deal with my morning. My flight is at noon, but I need to make sure everything is square for me to go. I get to the airport early at 9, because John is forced to go to some ridiculous meeting/training with the company he just put in his 2 weeks notice with.

So many new beginnings, while so many things end.

Geez I’m starving. I feel like when I have a proper breakfast, I’m hungry way too often for the rest of the day. I’m gonna be stuck at an airport bored out of my mind with no internet access because I forget my cable to tether my phone. When I am packing, I don’t like to be under pressure, because I’m going to forget something for sure. I can’t even find my old apartment keys. It’s in one of the large 15 boxes that I packed within the last few days. (Sorry Will, I’ll FedEx them back to you when I find them I swear!)

Some amazing friends came over with cold beers, while I packed. We were reminiscing about past memories together; things we want to do together in the future.

3 hours later…

Of course I have the worst luck. My flight was delayed by 2 hours and I’m also late for my connecting flight. How frustrating is that? How am I suppose to meet a friend in Bed Stuy (Brooklyn) at maybe 2AM or 3AM without being paranoid that someone will jack my stuff? I won’t even check in my luggage because I’m afraid it’s going to be lost somehow.

July 1, 2009

Taking a Trip: Napa Valley (Part 2- The Food)

Sorry it took so long for me to post this... my laptop was being held hostage for a few days. I went to this amazing vegetarian restaurant in Napa called Ubuntu, which also has a yoga studio next door. I wanna go back to bad! I know the first appetizer looks like a garden, but when you actually have it, your blown away by the taste and texture of everything!

The pizza is mind blowing! It was a strawberry infused pizza, but it very much tasted like a pizza with the crust and cheese... but it tasted like strawberries.

I had such a great day. We ended with going to Alembic in the Haight. Something everyone should try out.