Sunday, March 30, 2008

Local Company - She-bible

Found this great local clothing company She-bible a few years ago and have been lovin' them ever since. I only own one thing from them but just purchased another recently after thinkin' about it so long that only this one shop I found online MavoPavo still had it in my size. I love them for many reasons. (1) they are from SF & also make all products here (2) they name their clothing after places and things around there too (3) there products are really well made / very thick (4) most / all products are now organic (5) they are always having a sale

Check out some of their stuff...
this is the one I got . they don't have it anymore but i think it was 100
Treasure Island Tee was $88 now $55
Seacliff Coat was $180 now $110
Parkside Jacket was $180 now $110
Mt. Dave Sweatshirt was $150 now $70

I just ordered this from since they were sold out everywhere. I found a 40% coupon on their myspace page that didn't have an expiration. Turns out it was expired but I emailed them and to let them know and they honored the discount! How cool is that! Can't wait to get it. It looks so warm and comfy.

$180 now $135 + 40% off !

Friday, March 28, 2008

vintage shopping online?

I found this site that sells vintage clothing called Black Light Vintage. The site is kinda weird and hard to navigate but they have some pretty cool stuff. Its like your really vintage shopping because they have some gems and then some really wild stuff. Here are my picks I didn't look at everything there's too much stuff!...


After hearing about 80 degree weather in L.A. on Friday, Bernard & I booked last-minute flights down south. By Saturday morning we were in sunny Santa Monica in time for a breakfast at Urth Cafe!

Over tea, we plotted out our next two days in L.A. (On the left, my creepy Easter bunny.)

Our first stop was my favorite shop, Opening Ceremony, on La Cienega.

They have a huge space in L.A., but are expanding beyond their ginormous 10,000 sq ft. By May, they'll introduce shop-in-shops for Acne Jeans and Nom de Guerre. Super cool. In store currently was: Chloe Sevigny collaboration, Topshop, Acne, Grey Ant, Hussein Chalayan, Mayle, and the best ever: Alexandre Herchcovitch!! His prints and silhouettes are stunning. Here's the print dress I picked up:

Next we hit streetwear shops Union, Undefeated & Stussy on La Brea. Here's the Undefeated store billboard which features a new artist/designer each month: Barry McGee, Terry Richardson, Mike Mills, Kaws. This month: David Rathman. Check out the whole series here.

We explored some shops in Chinatown, and the most inspiring find was: Ooga Booga, a zine/art store tucked upstairs in suite 203. And they have a small zine museum next door, with some rare and incredible publications.

My favorite, Kim Gordon (of Sonic Youth) had a zine with her watercolor portraits of fans. She describes the dreamy back-lit faces in the crowd as she is performing.. her portraits of them are haunting and beautiful. She's my hero!

DAY TWO: We headed downtown to find the
Comme des Garçons guerilla store, tucked down an alley next to Blendz.. but found it closed on Sunday. Boo.. So, a cute picture of Bernard instead:

Driving down Third Street in West Hollywood, we spot a Skullphone piece! Yes, yes!! Coincidentally, a few days later I read that he hacked into ten Clear Channel digital billboards around L.A., integrating his skull & phone icon into the ad rotation. Brilliant.

Last stop before the airport, a Kara Walker show at the Armand Hammer Museum on Wilshire. She works with large scale cut paper silhouettes, projections and video. Amazing, brave and challenging work. Read more about Kara Walker here.

Thank you L.A. for an inspiring and sun-drenched weekend. And thank you Sarah & Cherlyn for letting me be a guest blogger this week!! xxo.

Etsy - Knit caps

I was pondering getting a cool hat but don't want to pay a lot for such little material. I love Eugenia Kim's stuff but they cost bank! She just did a hat for Coach which costs like $450 or something like that! Here's some of her stuff...

Here's some for cheaper that I found on etsy...

Friday, March 21, 2008

wicked inspiration

the subjects of marcel dzama’s illustrations have dueling sides: one being a playful reflection on childhood, the other a cynical, even horrific side that slithers through scenes of children, flora, and fauna... not only are these prints (usually water color or ink) beautifully executed, but the clothing in them is simple and stylish. the simplicity of lines and color are exactly what i work towards when sewing a piece myself (or shopping for that matter). the illustrations themselves could be from another era, let alone the clothes the subjects are wearing (most seem 1940s inspired). vintage! they make me want to chop my hair into a bob and throw on my best cotton dress. but instead i found pieces that reminded me of marcel’s subjects…purse from vintageous

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Kate Moss for Topshop

Yes they deliver to the U.S. and it doesn't take forever (about a week or so).

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Online Shop: Creatures of Comfort

Creatures of Comfort's online shop has some great stuff. All very different. I love/hate the fact that a lot of their stuff goes on sale. Or maybe they just put their sale stuff online. The store is in LA but it looks so un-LA. I don't know that's just my thoughts but what do I know. What do you think? check out my picks...

It's just a collar! cool huh. Helps if you don't want all the bulk of wearing an actual shirt under. $51 :(