Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hitchcockian Moment

I'm obsessed...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mermaid Eyes

Base: MAC Fawntastic Frost, Cream Colour Base
Lid: MAYBELLINE Velvet Crush, Eyeshadow
Crease/Underneath Eye: L'OREAL Glistening Sea, Eyeshadow
Crease: WET N WILD Lilac Frosting, Mega Sparkle (Loose)
Mascara: L'OREAL Clean Definition Telescopic, Black

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nature Rocks

Still thinking about the Gem collection at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C...

It would be a dream to be able to wear such beautiful things. Each piece is absolutely amazing in person, I seriously spent the most time in this particular exhibit because I did not want to stop looking at them! The crown especially is so lovely I am in love with the mint green gems, so delicate and soft-looking. Definitely a fine adornment for a Queen.

Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals

You're My Sunshine

You're my moonlight
You're the starry skies above me
would you please come down and hug me?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The San Francisco Presidio

My vacation is dwindling down slowly. Yesterday I spent the day in San Francisco doing a bit of exploring at the good ol' Presidio while I can still devote entire week days to doing things like this. I used to come here weekly when I interned for the San Francisco Film Festival and I would spend my breaks walking through the property and taking photos of all the beautiful buildings. This time though, I revisited those same buildings with a trusty photographer to capture me in the photos.

I had never walked through the San Francisco National Cemetery so I thought this would be the perfect occasion to do so, since it's also part of the Presidio. The cemetery was probably the most fun because you can hide behind the tombstones and play a little game of hide and go seek, but the view alone of the bay is enough to make one happy and at peace. This cemetery is the only one in the entire city and the people buried here are veterans of many wars so even though this would be a great spot to be put to rest forever it's not possible, bummer.

Plan your visit, it's all free baby!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Feliz Domingo!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Flying Tomato
Tee: Gap
Denim: TILT
Shoes: Diego di Lucca
Sunglasses: No Label
Earrings: Gift from a random girl
@ Mission Dolores Park, SF
Attitude: All Me Baby!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

One Image Is Not Enough

Wow, this is evidence of what a bit of styling can do for an outfit. Look at how absolutely classy and beautiful the model looks in the first photo compared to the model at the Balenciaga FRTW show. The dress is gorgeous, but you don't really get that impression from the fashion show shot. It's a bit 1940's and I love that it's sheer, the trend for Fall 2009. The emerald hue is so rich and divine I wish I had $8,950 to buy it and wear it out to dinner or to a wedding. Big ups to magazines for their photo spreads, Harper's in particular always chooses the best photographers and stylists. They are truly imperative to the fashion industry because they give a different light to the clothes and a whole different spin to how one could wear the outfit out.

1st photo: Harper's Bazaar, August 2009, page 134
2nd and third photos from style.com
For the entire Balenciaga Fall 2009 Ready to Wear collection: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/F2009RTW-BALENCIA

Girl, You Look Fly!

It's been a minute since I had a fashion post about my lovely self. I get caught up talking about street fashion all the time I forget to talk about my own wardrobe! The first dress is vintage and I purchased it at a cute shop called Black & Brown in San Jose for $26. When I showed it to my mom and aunt they gave me hella shit because they couldn't believe I would pay that much for something they used to get for $10 in the early 90's, ha! I paired this dress with a copper jacket from Flying Tomato, bought at Globa on Haight Street in San Francisco. As you can see I'm wearing my favorite earrings which I milk practically every day and are falling apart (cheap at $6), they're from H&M and even though you can't see my shoes they are the Steve Madden. Notice the band aid on my knee, an hour prior to this I fell on my ass in front of a club and cut it up real bad. My suede orange/red clutch is also vintage and it was gifted to me when I turned 22 by my lovely friend Daisy who I haven't seen in over a year, damn I miss that girl...

My hair is black now, FINALLY! It was looking pretty tow up and I did it a few weeks ago for the wedding in DC. You know your hair looks a mess when even your own mother is telling you to do something about it. I LOVE this Metallica shirt and I wear it as often as possible. I think I'm totally into it because it fits big and it's really comfortable. It also rocks because I customized it myself by making a few cuts on the sleeves and the sides. My cousin Rosa from Mexico just mailed me a Virgen de Guadalupe giant tee, which is going to get the same exact treatment soon. The shorts I'm wearing have also been making lots of appearances this summer because it's been hot as a skillet. They used to be long jeans purchased at the Gap when I used to work there and I cut them up as well because there was no reason for me to buy shorts when I can just make shorts. The espadrilles are a hit wherever I go, I get tons of compliments little do people know that they were dirt cheap at $6. Can you tell I like to bargain shop?

The copper jacket made a comeback this past weekend at a little trip to the skate park in SF. I paired it with a paisley loose top gifted to me by my mother and jeans from H&M. The clunky shoes are Diego di Lucca and they are hand me downs from my mother's friend. I usually wear them when I'm going for a 70's look or with summery dresses. This outfit was put together randomly without giving it much thought and I'd say it worked out pretty well, I love when that happens.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bike For One Bike For Two

This morning while perusing my emails I came across one by Urban Outfitters. Normally I would not open it because I don't like to torture myself when I don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on clothing and shoes, but I had to because the title was "Bikes, Blocks, Angles & All-News." I thought, "NO FUCKING WAY" and yes ladies and gents, Urban Outfitters is now selling customized bikes! Bikes have become a trend here in the bay, everyone and their mothers has a bike. People who are not the outdoorsy type are even part of this phenomenon. I am not going to hate because there are more positives than negatives, but I just wish I built bikes so I could charge people $399 for one (that's what U.O. is charging!)

Here is the template where you do the customizing, pretty simple to use a chimp would have no problem doing this.

...and here's my customized bike. Not that cool but it's the best I could do considering they have horrid colors to choose from for the body such as "Wasabi" which is a bright ass green.

In tragic bike news my chola bike was jacked from my property a few days ago. Here's what the beauty looked like...

Btw, that's me when I had red hair. I LOVED my bike because it was a cruiser and it was all chrome. I enjoyed taking it on the train (not an easy task because it weighs a ton) to San Francisco and riding it on Market Street and the Pier. Deep in my heart I know I will find it because I have footage of the bastard who took it and it's only a matter of time before I find him and when I do he's gonna be sorry he made me suffer!

Build your own bike: http://bikes.urbanoutfitters.com/


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Georgetown: Easy On the Eyes

One post will not do my trip to Washington DC justice so I will have to write a few to share all the gorgeous photos I took during my four day stay during the Fourth of July weekend. If you know me you know that I am a history freak and when I booked the hotel for our trip my homegurls and I stayed in the historic district of DC- Georgetown. I am so glad I decided upon this location because in my opinion it is the most beautiful part of this city. Judge for yourself...

Georgetown used to be the home of the Nacotchanke Indians until the arrival of the British in 1696 who eventually set up a slave port to carry out their immoral practices. Today many of the buildings remain including beautiful churches on practically every corner and a very old cemetery on Wisconsin Avenue which has tombstones that date back to the 1700's. I know this because my ladies and I had a fireworks show on the property (FYI: I paid my respects to the dead prior to the light show). Georgetown today feels very much like a college town because of the university being very close by and the majority of the people who live there are white, which is a bummer because I missed my brown and black folks. If you enjoy spending money on beautiful clothes, shoes and such material pleasures like I do this is definitely your spot because everything is here- Betsey Johnson, Gap, Steve Madden, Sephora, United Colors of Benetton, Barnes & Noble and the list continues. There is also an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops galore and the Metro System conveniently runs through this part of town frequently and at $1.35 per ride you can ditch your rental car and check out the beautiful memorials downtown. More of my DC adventure coming soon...

DC history credits: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/14/AR2006071401398.html