Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The wildflower dress, a perfect dress to welcome Spring, will be for sale in the shop come this weekend.
Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sequoia National Park will do the trick, though I doubt I'll get naked. It's freezing inside a cave!
Remarkable Photos by Ryan McGinley.
Friday, February 24, 2012
|Vintage Denim Daisy Duke Shorts w/Leather Patchwork SML|
|Vintage 70s Dusty Peach Corduroy Jumpsuit|
|Vintage Laura Ashley Plaid Burgundy Duster Cowgirl Coat M-L|
Just a mini store update with some cowgirl duds. I've scored some amazing vintage finds recently for the store, but haven't had the time to take photos. Hopefully, I'll get around to it soon. Happy Friday, buckaroos!
Friday, February 17, 2012
|wearing a vintage bathing suit cover|
|Jesse, a man of many random talents, showing off his orange peeling skills.|
|Despite the large whale murals, this is not the Aquarium of Long Beach. It's the LB Convention Center|
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Black Star Canyon, a region shrouded in mystery. Urban legends always kept me away as a teen. My friends and I were far too scared to set foot in Blackstar Canyon lest a Satan worshiper kidnap us and sacrifice our “virgin” bodies to the devil. Nowadays, mountain bikers and hikers flock to the canyon in abundance, but we found a peaceful place far from the maddening crowd where I could carry out my odd little fantasies of resting in hollowed out trees. We also took some photos for the shop, so you can expect a mini shop update soon. I'll also be selling at the Veteran's Stadium Flea Market (Booth # D-558) in Long Beach if you're in the area.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Queen Mary. I’ve pranced all around this art deco ship many times before, but I’ve never stayed in one of the rooms nor eaten at its fancy dining establishment, Sir Winston’s. While eating at Sir Winston’s, I recalled my childhood when Sizzler’s was considered fine dining in my family. And look at me now - eating lobster bisque, rack of lamb, and trying chocolate soufflé for the first time (major yumminess, in case you’re wondering). I will always remember my humble roots, but it sure is nice to eat some fancy food at a high toned place sometimes. I feel fortunate for these moments, and I also feel lucky to have such a kind and loving boyfriend who takes photos of me everywhere and never seems put out. The Queen Mary was equally abiding, and I was allowed free reign. Given the leniency, I wish I would have brought my skates aboard. I have a dream to skate the wooden floors of this majestic ship. I’m gonna show ya’ll some more photos (digital) of our stay aboard the Queen Mary in another post.
Life has been idealistic as Walt Whitman’s verse and grand as a symphony these past few weeks. I’ve watched some really good bands - Reigning Sound, Mark Lanegan, and Graveyard (Swedish metal), though I feel asleep during the last two shows, believe it or not. My years of living in the fast lane have undoubtedly caught up with me. And then my good friend Tyler came to visit from Hawaii. It was so lovely to see him and hang with the old gang - each of us competing for the most laughs. Lastly, the weather has been sunny for a few weeks, and I’ve been able to spend a lot of time outdoors, which is my favorite place to spend my life.
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
- Walt Whitman
“I am satisfied ... I see, dance, laugh, sing.”
-- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
“Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.”
-- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
Outfit: vintage embroidered top, 50s polka dot shorts, red belt (thrifted), Michael Kors espadrilles
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Sometimes Pete goes out of town for work to these tiny little back road towns that one would otherwise not have the occasion to visit. When he is away on these trips, I stay home and become a total bachelor sloth. Piles of clothes everywhere. Daily hygienic routines ignored. an unmade bed. bad television marathons. Pete, on the other hand, is far more productive. When not working a 12 hour shift, he somehow finds the time to hit the thrift stores, explore the town, and take some pretty neat photos. Check out a few of his photos from a recent trip to Anniston, Alabama. The clouds are really were it's at.