I put together and shot these for American Apparel's gift guide, I liked the outcome so I thought I'd share with you all!

H&M Spring 2011 Women

H&M again! I know there was a lot of coverage about H&M lately on my blog, but immediately after the launch of Lanvin pour H&M, they already had the collection for Spring 2011 ready at the showroom. I went there again and picked my favorites and you might notice compared to previous seasons that I picked a lot more. I especially liked the silk shirt and the leggings with suede patches. If you want to know when any of these items pictured below hit stores, let me know in the comments and I will try to find out which week.

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coat, vintage; nude dress & socks, aa; heels, miu miu;

Hope you had a great thanksgiving. The past couple weeks I've been working crazy hours so I spent my thanksgiving break doing as little as I possibly could, laziness prevails! I absolutely adore this coat, I found it at one of my favorite vintage shops on probably the hottest day of the summer. I always feel like that's the best time of year to buy warm coats, you just imagine everything being completely opposite of what is happening and voila the warmest coat appears. It is just as cozy as it looks and has been my go to jacket to throw on and be enveloped with warmth.

oh, blerg!

A.P.C. trench coat, Steven Alan dress, A.P.C. shirt, vintage oxfords

Just spent a nice relaxing weekend with family (thanks for taking my pictures, mom!) and now I'm back in Berkeley where the high in is in the 50s. Super excited about tomorrow, it's finally time for El Clásico!! Oh, and my birthday. Too bad I have a paper and presentation due right after. I'm keeping this short because all of my creative juices are running dry after writing 5 pages about baroque Spanish poetry...

new trench

I'm off to Zuni now for dinner. CHICKEN FOR TWO! Sounds like a good birthday.

11th Dimension

11th Dimension by Julian Casablancas
Picture by Elif Tanman

Absolut Fashion Hunter

I was wandering around the streets of Zurich, Bern and Basel the last couple of weeks as an Absolut Fashion Hunter for Absolut Vodka. They made me and several others (like Lisa and Marisa) go capture stylish people around town to showcase them on a screen at the Absolut Vodka lounge at Blickfang Zurich. Here are some of my photographs.

wizard cape

vintage cape, american apparel tights, vintage boots, lanvin x h&m sunglasses

I found this cape deep inside my closet when I was cleaning it out this weekend. I think I bought it at American Rag in SF right before it closed. I watched Harry Potter last night after a successful marg & guac fest at Chevys (SUNDAY FUNDAY!!). It was okay. The movie, I mean. I read the final book three times when it came out and I don't remember it being that boring. I guess nothing exciting really happened in the first half of the novel but the next one is going to be way better, obviously. Good thing I was drunk.