Thursday, March 31, 2011

cover your eyes

it's late (for me) and it's too hot to sleep annd my butt is seriously whooped from a core class i took today at the gym.  i've been lazily looking through the interwebs for the perfect pair of vintage high-waisted bells (if you build it - they will come), swearing i told all-y'all about this days ago... and as always, you find almost everything but what you're looking for.


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p.s. pics courtesy of alice point, rackk and ruin, honestly wtf, garance dore, sabino, audrey hepburn complex, maniamania, cat party and shopbop

Monday, March 28, 2011

On A Clear Day

The best part of my day is often driving over the Richmond bridge into San Rafael.  On a clear day I can almost see the whole of the bay.  It catches me in the throat nearly every time.  This morning in particular - this song came sifting through the stereo right after I paid the toll.

Definitely my favorite bridge...

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sensible Pants

Entering the full time (and then some) world has me thinking about day to day fashion- being a grown up and dressing like it, but at this point, its mostly dressing the part.

But the sensible outfit is already boring me. Being comfortable going out (if I have enough energy) in the cloths I wear to work is a job in and of itself.

Transitioning from school and barista clothing will take awhile too. Letting go of the clothes I don't wear is the hardest. Do you ever feel a sense of attachement to your old clothing? They're almost better than pictures- the time you bought them, the times you wore them.  But letting go is important as well. Lately I've been putting the dresses that I am not sure about giving away or selling in a box until I either miss them or not. What the hardest pieces of clothing for you to let go of?

Some inspiration from the Sartorialist:

 Its all about the shoes. Am I right?



Monday, March 21, 2011

the Plastics

Fantastically plastic Melissa shoes has recently released the fourth issue of their magazine, cleverly named "Plastic Dreams."  This issue features an article about Katy Perry (who is apparently a huge fan according to the Cut).  Peep some of their latest collection doned by KP below:

See more Melissa here.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Anywhere but here

Selected images from the Yohji Yamamoto retrospective at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (March 12th thru July 10th, 2011) and the W Times Square Fashion Illustration exhibit curated by F.I.T's Karen Santry (March 18th thru April 15th, 2011).

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photos in order of appearance: Yamamoto S/S 98, "Vintage" by YSL, Yamamoto F/W 99, "Blue" by Oscar De La Renta, Yamamoto F/W 83, "Ruffles" by Oscar De La Renta, Yamamoto S/S 98.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Gluten Free Tropical Pancakes

Our recent experiment in vegan gluten freedom has taught me an important lesson:  I don't want to eat gluten as much as I used to.  No, I don't have a major allergy and no, I'm not trying to get all trend-diet preachy on you either.  I just plain feel good and that's all there is to it really.  So that being said, I've been experimenting with the wonderful world of alt flours.  There are literally billions to choose from (well, maybe not billions).  AND it makes you feel a little more like an evil scientist while baking - which is pretty awesome.

Note: soy flour is gross.  Second Note: no gluten free baking batter tastes good until baked.  Word.

During my month of vegan gluten freeness I also learned that I miss gluten most in the morning.  A slice of toast with peanut butter, a crumbly blueberry muffin and my god, pancakes.  So I decided to take matters into my own hands and invent (i.e. combine-recipes-and-experiment) a pancake recipe that is damn good...

Gluten Free Tropical Pancakes:

1/4 c coconut flour
1/3 c brown rice flour
1/3 c quinoa flour
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
2/3 c fine ground corn meal

1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c coconut milk
3/4 c water
1 c chopped apple bits (roughly one apple)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c dried coconut shreds

1/2 c crushed macadamia nuts (optional)

In a medium bowl mix together flours, flax seeds, corn (starch and meal), baking (powder and soda), salt and cinnamon.  Mix in coconut milk and water until just mixed.  Fold in apples.  Portion out 1/2 c batter onto a slightly oiled pan (I effing love spray oils) and sprinkle a pinch of coconut flakes onto the top.  Let the cake sit on medium heat until the center starts to bubble and the sides start to solidify - then flip!  Cook until golden brown and repeat process until batter is gone.  Garnish with crushed macadamia nuts (and earth balance and syrup of course).


Note: Make only enough cakes that you can garble down - these do not keep well!  Though the batter saves excellently.

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photos via sapna magazine and simply in season.
recipes modified from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar and The Garden of Vegan and a dash of mad scientist-ness.


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Let Them Say It For You


via good winter, edward morris, kevvinjohhnwessley, if you watch it backwards, time to inherit the world and cristina > cat party

Sunday, March 13, 2011

there's a note underneath your heart


flickr stalking: neta dror, saige is peachy, mercedes esquivel, but those are, jennah saaf, b doody, ohhhsonya, worlds best pencil.. in no particular order...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Panther Panther Panther

Orchids, Panthers and Page - Oh my!
Givenchy's F/W 11 show mos def had a theme, but I don't know if it was kitties (as said by the Cut)?  Loads of sensual black layers were printed with panthers and orchids with the occasional splash of a censored Betty Page.  Begging the question - are they maybe referring to another kind of cat?

See the rest of Givenchy's show here.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Crisps Have Tons of Fat

Ya have to be able to make fun of yourself <3

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Similarities are Endless

Mel Gibson and John Galliano are a lot alike...

Both look good in makeup:

Both are consistently inspired by the past for their art:

Both like to dress up in ladies clothing:

And apparently they are both anti-semitic...  Read more here.

Wow Galliano.  Just wow.

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