Thursday, August 27, 2009
- Im going to New York Fashion Week! Say what? YES. Its going to be crazy. A bunch of us bloggers are going, so expect tons of pictures like never seen before.
- Sneak peak at my new favorite 'glam' item for fall. My 1930s smoking jacket. Will debut fully at fashion week.
- Ive put more items into Shop The Stylish Wanderer's Closet. Check out all the new items here, and dont forget to follow it with bloglovin here. I will be updating with new items for the next couple of days.
- I have currently been in Oregon for the past week, but my mother and I are driving back down to Los Angeles next week because we are moving back down! I have family there but really its always been my home.
- I want to congratulate Danny Roberts for his article in WWD. Go Danny!
- I really want to go see Miyazaki and Ghibli's new movie Ponyo. I went to a Cat Power/Juliette Lewis/Pretenders concert the other day. My mom got this wristband because she was over 21. I took it from her after the venue. I like the silver in it a lot.
- I took these pictures myself. Theyre some of my favorites, maybe because they were so difficult to shoot (figure in tripod/self timer/setting up mirror to catch light etc.)
Monday, August 24, 2009
Anyway, I ended up channeling the incredibly beautiful (and glamorous) Balenciaga Fall 09 collection with my first 'DIY,' if something so terribly easy can actually be qualified as DIY. You might know the collection because of the Georgia May Jagger editorial in Paris Vogue that has been circulating the blogosphere like the latest Balmain jacket.
Anyway it wasnt difficult... at all. I loved adding the polka dot tights for an extra Balenciaga-esque addition.
See the article on how I did it all here.
Vintage silk dress, boots, handmade belt, Margiela MM6 silk jacket, and target tights.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Out of focus perfume bottles.
A California beach
At a party
The Pacific ocean
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Picture yourself in the living room
your pipe and slippers set out for you
I know you think that it ain’t too far
But I hear the call of a lifetime ring
felt the need to get up for it
oh you cut out the middleman
get free from the middleman
You got no time for the messenger,
got no regard for the thing that you don’t understand,
you got no fear of the underdog,
that’s why you will not survive!
I want to forget how conviction fits
but can I get out from under it?
Can I gut it out of me?
It can’t all be wedding cake
It can’t all be boiled away
I try but I can’t let go of it
Can’t let go of it,
Cause you don’t talk to the water boy
and there’s so much you could learn but you don’t want to know,
You will not back up an inch ever,
that’s why you will not survive.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I was super excited when I realized this denim jacket was Levis because Ive fallen in love with this ad campaign. The jacket is actually my cousins, but I have another acid washed denim coat that I might trade her for it.
The weather in LA today was so weird. I felt like the world was ending because there was this completely strange orange haze filtering through the clouds. Didnt anyone else notice this?
I have more talons! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Only four left.
Vintage levis jacket, AA black body con dress, vintage rhinestone necklace, Marc by Marc Jacobs tortoise shell sunglasses, Mr. Kate squiggle and twig rings, vintage ring.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
- these black forever 21 sequin shorts
- the american apparel lace bodysuit
- my new vintage flea market fake chanel backpack which Ive been thinking about buying for weeks
- my new mystery stone ring from the flea market
- this tiny screw necklace from Mr. Kate
- all of the jewelery here (Mr. Kate squiggle and twig gold rings, vintage green ring, Rackk and Ruin necklace, astrology sign necklace)
Thursday, August 06, 2009
What jewelery do you want right now?
What type of camera do you use? A Canon Rebel XSi with standard lens.
Do you edit your pictures? Yes, I use picnik.com
Whats your favorite piece of clothing in your closet? Whats your favorite pair of shoes? Im really loving this American Apparel lace black leoatard, and my favorite shoes right now are my brown Jeffrey Campbell cowboy boots.
How has your style or outlook on fashion changed since you started this blog? I used to be way more vintage oriented. Like, I thought wearing vintage made you instantly stylish. I was a lot more confused, I followed trends more. Now I do what I like, I know what to play up, and I know what flatters my figure etc. etc.
If you owned a boutique with all your favorite brands, what city would it be in, what would it look like? Definitely it would be in Paris. It would have items like T by Alexander Wang and the newest Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte shoes, and probably an entire wall devoted to Christian Louboutin heels, but it would also have beautiful gowns in it. Like the Jean Paul Gaultier dress Marion Cottilard wore to the Oscars a few years ago.
Have you ever made a piece of clothing? Like, stiched it from bolts of fabric? Nope, other than just pinning the red fabric I talked about in a recent post, but I have designed a few items on paper, including an incredible shoe that I want to go into production... right now.
How tall are you? Im 5'6' and a 1/2
How old are you? Im currently 14
Your dream travel destination? Greece. I dont know why, but suddenly Ive been thinking of it a lot. I imagine its incredibly beautiful there.
Do your friends know about this blog? A few of them do. Only one knows the URL and the rest of them dont really care. Every other kid I know have no idea.
How many hours per a day do you spent on the internet? It depends on the day. Sometimes it can be 3, other times it could be none at all.
Do you have an all-time favorite, style-defining, most-beautiful-and-inventive-thing-you've-ever-seen collection? Yes. The Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2008 Couture collection.
Where is your favorite place to shop? The goodwill, because you can never know what you might find.
Do you like vintage? I love vintage. Its so cool to think that the clothes your wearing had a previous owner and past. Its sort of magical.
Whats your favourite book? Right now I really love The Hunger Games, but it changes all the time. I did a summer reading list on chictopia of a few of my favorite books in categories, and although I could recommend a million more novels and such, check it out here.
How much do you spend on clothes every month? It changes. Sometimes its $100 or sometimes its just $5 (hello Goodwill!)
What have you been addicted to in the past? Neopets. I had a veryveryvery big addiction to Neopets.
What can you say about yourself that no one would know just by looking at you? When I was little I had a fairy doll collection. Im very into mystical things. Like crystals and karma and intuition and palm reading etc. etc.
When you're shopping do you have some sort of budget or you just buy whatever you feel like no matter what the cost? Oh no. Ive never bought something over two hundred dollars, excluding shoes. Theres this Topshop coat that Im looking at right now thats $300 but I doubt Id ever buy it. My aunt has a rule that you can splurge on shoes and handbags, because the rest (shirts, jeans, jackets) you can make yourself.
How did you get that internship with Chip + Pepper? Chip and Pepper are friends of the family, so they let me intern for two weeks for a school project.
Would you consider ever wearing clothes that are not exactly from famous fashion designers? Of course. As long as I like the piece of clothing it doesnt matter who its designed or made by.
How do you feel about AA's use of sexist advertising? While theyre ads are not desireable and verging on pornography, I like their clothing, and Im not a big person on protesting.
How do you feel about Michael Jackson? I love his music, and he was an incredible dancer, he was so inspiring and it is very sad that he passed away.
Where do you find all your cool jewelry? Everywhere! However, I get a lot of it from my mom and my aunt, as well as flea markets, ebay.com and the occasional thrift store.
What would be the perfect day for you? Getting up at 8 am, putting on an outfit where I feel fantastic in, eat breakfast, hang out with friends, swim in a pool, write a short story, play the piano, and end the day with dinner with my family filled with a LOT of laughter.
What grade are you in? Im going into 9th.
What is your favorite joke? "So a guy walks into a bar.... OW."
How old were you when you started doing this fashion blog? I was twelve when I first started my first blog, but 13 when I made this one.
Would you rather be in a submarine by yourself for six months or in a rocket ship in space with your best friend for a year? Oh my gosh. Hardest question ever. Probably the submarine one, because I could take time to write a book and explore the ocean. A year is just sooooo long.
Would you rather be a model in Paris or a musician in Barcelona? Musician in Barcelona most definitely. I hear Spain is so romantic.
Would you rather be an artist in San Francisco or a dancer in New York? My mom was actually a dancer in New York when she was in her 20s, and she talks about how much fun it was. So Id probably do that.
Do you tend to stick to more classical pieces on the piano or do you also like playing jazz and contemporary stuff? Are you good at improvising? I love classical pieces because they are so beautiful, however, occasionally I want to break out in Jazz. Im awful at improvising.
Do you have any siblings? If not, do you wish you did? Nope and nope. I like being the only child.
Sushi or Thai? Thai. I dont think sushi can reallly fill a person up.
Watermelon or strawberries? Watermelon.
Would you rather leave and never be able to return to the United States again or be able to travel anywhere around America but never be able to go to any other continent/country in the world? (And keep in mind if you choose the first, your family/friends can come to visit you wherever your travels take you.) Where do you guys come up with this stuf… well thats another hard one, because I love Los Angeles, and Portland and New York a lot. I guess the latter, because I really want to travel the world.
How does your hairstylist cut your hair? Do you have layers on the outside or underneath? Are your bangs layered? I got layers underneath. I asked for a more "shaggy" look. My hairstylist, for those of you in LA, is Illiana at Haas and Co. on Larchmont Blvd.
Are you homeschooled like camille from childhood flames? Nope. I go to school.
Do you have any fashion icons? Audrey Hepburn for sure.
Post a picture of a dress you'd be if transformed into one! Probably the one below, or maybe this one.
What songs are you listening currently? Im listening to The Shins a lot, Radiohead, and Soulmate by Natasha Bedingfield, as well as Halo by Beyonce.
Favourite television show? LOST. J.J. Abrams (the creator and executive producer, as well as the director of Star Trek) is a genius.
Do you use make-up? What make-up do you use on daily basis? Yes. Stila Smudge Pot in Bronze, Lorac cheek and eyebrow highlighter, Maybelliene gold smoky eyeliner pencil, a bronzer which I dont know the name of, a pearly eyeshadow that I dont remember the name of, Stila Cheery Lip and Cheek stain and MAC lipstick in sea-sheer. Thats what I use on a daily basis, but of course there is the MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo which I use on occasion.
How did you find 'your own style'? Im not sure if Ive found 'it' yet, however, it sort of just developes and grows as time goes on and as I see more images and collections and pieces of clothing. I like to just go into stores like Urban Outfitters or Nordstroms just to see whats out there and being created.
Favourite SNL character? Kristen Wiig's character where the one of the SNL actors will go go "I have five dogs," and she'll go "Well I birthed five dogs" Its hilarious. And also the political news person that Fred Armisen plays, where he'll try to talk about heaedlines in the newspaper but can never seem to make his point.
Does your mom check your blog? Yup!
What do you usually do with the ones you give away? I will either give them to Goodwill or sell them on my blog.
When are you happiest? Laughing with friends/family.
Why do feel the need to keep your name private when you already reveal so much about yourself? You cant really find me if you dont have my name. You know my face but not my identity, I guess? Its for privacy.
How do you deal with negative comments on the internet about your style? I tend to brush them away. Its so easy to diss someone online I feel like people do it just to do cause they can be rude, negative and anonymous.
How do you deal with negative comments (if any) in real life about your style? I cant dwell on them, because it gets me no where. If I have a comment I can say back to them, fine, but if not, its not like somebody died or something.
What "group" would you say you are part of in High School? Im not in high school yet!
Do you think wearing high heels at such a young age is bad for your feet? Of course. But Im not a person who wears high heels every single day, all day long.
What clothing/shoe/accessory do you wish would be banned? Does Ed Hardy count? Haha.
How do you overcome the fear of not wearing "maintstream" clothes? Im not really afraid... its never really been a problem. At least I cant remember a time when I was afraid to wear something.
What ethnicity are you? Im swedish, french, german, and romanian. But truthfully Im American! I pledge allegience to the flag....
If you were a mythical creature, what would you be? An elf!
If you could be a pokemon which would you be and why? A bulbasaur :)
is it hard to keep up with posting things on your blog? Definitely. Things in life can always get busy, and then sometimes I have all the time in the world.
Have you ever thought of what it would be like to have no arms or legs? Oh snap I have thought about it. It seems like it would be so hard. My heart goes out to anyone who has to be in that situation.
Have you ever single handedly thrown a cow off a building? No comment. :P
What colors do you wear the most? Black and navy.
How would you wear a tank with very big openings without over- exposing yourself? I would put a lace bodysuit underneath it like this one from American Apparel.
Have you ever been offered a modeling job or anything likely through or because of your blog? Yes!
Favourite subject at school? English.
What type of phone do you have? LG Env2.
Would you rather live in countryside or in big city? Big city definitely.
What's your fav piece to play on the piano? Clair de Lune. Its so amazing how it rises and falls and softly whispers this sort of tragic story in your ear. I love playing it.
Theyre completely gorgeous.