Thursday, July 28, 2011

Jazz



My pal Letty from LA Dama sent me these ballet slippers, very much keeping with my latest style muse: 1970's Freddie Mercury. This time I'm channeling Freddie from the record sleeve of their 1978 album Jazz (and me, being very much the ham had to get his pose recreated just right, see below). Ballet slippers were a big staple of Freddie's, sporting them on and off stage. They say "real men wear pink," but I'd like to add ballet slippers to that as well.


Wearing an LNA tee, J Brand jeans, American Apparel suspenders , studded ballet flats from La Dama, and "High Voltage Bolt" lightening necklace was a gift from my dear friend Angelica Morrow, hand-made by her father, jeweler Richard Morrow.



out of the blue



Left: a gift from Rebecca Minkoff. Right: Skyping the aftermath of a blue Ring Pop.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

couleur naturelle



That's me doing my best Zoolander impersonation when I still had virgin hair--kids, if you're listening, don't dye your hair [finger wagging]! Will I ever have the patience to let my real hair grow back? Only time will tell (translates to probably not). Right now I have my strawberry roots growing in with slight hints of the old brown dye, and the bleach to cover it all up, and somehow I'm back to square one. Bleach is a strange addiction, and a hard one to break, and of course: the grass is always greener. Funny thing is I hate blonde hair, well I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. I always seem to gravitate towards the people blessed with dark luxurious locks, not porn star blondes--think less Orange County housewife, more Lou Doillon-esque Parisian badass. Added bonus, I think darker hair is much more flattering after the toe-headed phase of youth has worn off. My two options: 1. Chopping it all off and starting from scratch, or 2. Finding a gifted wonder-working colorist.

Monday, July 25, 2011

electric kool aid acid test



I love this company, everything is soft, and really cheeky, an excellent combination if you ask me--I'm really glad Christine keeps me in cool tees.

Both t-shirts courtesy of UNIF Clothing (click here for more info)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hot Space





Wearing a Topshop leather jacket, Madewell shirt, Isabel Marant shorts, Converse shoes, and Ray Ban sunglasses.

Draw the Line




I was so honored to find out that Parvin Jahanshad (check out her site here) illustrated another picture of me! (You can check out the other illustrations she did here). I'm such a huge fan of her work, she really captures emotion so well. Below is a time-lapse video of her working on the picture, and it is pretty mind blowing to see how fast she works, and her attention to detail. It's so unreal when things like this are shown to me, it's beyond flattering, and really such an honor. My most sincere thanks to Parvin Jahanshad.


PIC BIRTH from Parvin Jahanshad on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

(P)LEATHER DADDY





These were taken the other day in Aaron's studio--he wanted to test some new strobe lighting, while I was testing my Freddie Mercury look circa 1979 , a.k.a. "The Live Killers Tour" when the pleather trousers and cop hats were in full effect.

Wearing a tee thanks to LNA (click here for more info), Slick Rick pants by Erin Wasson x RVCA: available here (special thanks to Kristin and RVCA), and a vintage hat--a gift from my buddy River.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Queen Wants You in '82





Bring out the bathing suits, barbeques, and buds and let the good times roll. I've been on what seems like a month long vacation living out of a bag that only has room for jeans and tees, visiting all of my best friends along the way, with a stack of mixed CD's to make the ride flow by fast (gotta keep it a little old fashioned, and I'd feel like a douche writing "a bunch of sweet mixes on my iPod touch", no offense Apple. And I don't have an iPod touch, so then I would just be lying). I've just arrived at my next destination, and I can't wait get back to the beach and see my pals this week. with a smile on my face, I strongly believe he secret to life may just involve the open road and the possibilities of the next sunrise. Summer, oh how great you are here again.

Freddie Mercury is my Oprah


Friday, July 8, 2011

Independence Daze



The 4th of July weekend vacation was just what I needed: a house on the beach + some of my best friends + our neighbors crazy illegal fireworks = a perfect holiday