down by the bay

vintage silk top, vintage Jordache skirt, Rachel Comey boots, random tote bag

Final shop update went up yesterday! A big thanks to everyone who has purchased something from my blog so far. I really appreciate your support! Sometimes I wonder if I should open an actual online vintage store but even my dinky little shop required more time than I thought so it would have to be a full time gig... wishful thinking, wishful thinking! Anyway, I wore this the other day when Brent and I went to In-N-Out. Usually we would just stay in for most of the day on our computers but the weather in San Francisco has been so nice lately that we actually stepped outside of his apartment for more than an hour.

Oh, and because someone said that I look down too much in my photos:


LOL. In addition to In-N-Out we also went to The Buena Vista Cafe for drinks. Oh damn those Irish Coffees were strong.

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buena vista

Fall 2011 Menswear

Menswear shows for fall/winter 2011 in Milan and Paris are over and I picked my favourite looks. It is also the first time that Acne did a runway show to present their menswear collection after last season's first runway show for their women's. I like how they break down the classic looks by adding a printed sweatshirt (Acne) or workwear jacket and beanie (Yigal Azrouël). Also love the contrasting socks (Lanvin) and that beautiful red coat (Raf Simons), which is such a bold statement. I probably missed quite some gems, so please let me know in the comments which were your favourite ones.

Dior Homme / Acne / Acne / Dries Van Noten / Yigal Azrouël

Yves Saint Laurent / Raf Simons / Lanvin / Lanvin / Marni
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last minute

Gap men's parka, H&M tank, vintage maxi skirt, Rachel Comey boots

I'm currently on my way to San Francisco for my friend's birthday celebration. Megan and I are bringing a bangin' blood orange chocolate torte from Masse's, oh man. I was wearing this earlier when we were waiting for the post office line to let up. Speaking of which, I updated my blog shop late last night. I've been posting stuff in increments because the emails and shipping can get overwhelming. I still have 35 (!!!) more pictures uploaded that I need to publish and they're mostly tops and sweaters but I still need to write up descriptions. I'm aiming for having everything posted by tomorrow night or Sunday! I'm moving in a week, ahhhh. I can't believe this is actually happening.


Bits And Bobs #56

Shirt by Chronicles Of Never, Sweater by Wood Wood, Varsity Jacket by Nike, Trousers by Topman, Vintage Shoes

Who would have thought that I included something from Nike in one of my Bits And Bobs entries, ever? But let me tell you, this jacket is not the only thing I regularly wear by Nike. Their line called Nike Sportswear has some very nice jackets. This stripped down version of this varsity jacket has a special nano coating, which makes it totally water-resistant and water just drops off. I also like how the jacket breaks down the very classic combination of shirt and sweater.

Tran Hin-Phu

As some of you probably know, I am currently studying at the University of Arts in Zurich at the photography department. I just finished my first semester, which included an exhibition of our work at the end of the semester. We get one theme every semester and in the end we have to come up with an idea and produce a work (loosely) based on that theme. This semester's theme was "dream, beauty and fun", which are synonyms for our consumer society. I made a photo series about Swiss fashion designer Tran Hin-Phu and followed him during the preparations for his fashion show at the Fashion Days Zurich 2010 back in November. I filmed a little walkthrough of the exhibition with everyone's work that you can watch here. The video below shows my work self-printed as a zine with the lovely help of Lisa Mettier.

things are looking up

vintage Pendleton shirt, old Donkey Kong tee, Gap jeggings, Rachel Comey boots, Fjallraven backpack

Hi guys, my closet purge is still kicking my ass and I'm super behind on answering emails and photographing things for my shop blog. I *should* be posting around 20+ skirts by tonight if Tumblr stops being stupid about letting me upload images. I've also been busy sorting out my living situation but it looks like I'll be moving to San Francisco at the end of the month after all! I'll be living with some friends in Lower Haight and I'm super excited since I'll be able to see my friend Michelle every day and cook really awesome meals together.

By the way, do you guys like my boots? Sometimes I think it's eerie how lucky I get with clothes that I'd been wanting but I found these Rachel Comey boots at Buffalo Exchange in pristine condition for a fraction of the price (before my shopping ban of course). The best part is that I just happened to end up there because a friend had a gift card and would never have gone in otherwise (although I've been living a few blocks away for the past few years, hmph). To whomever dropped them off: thank you. You saved me over $200 on something I would have eventually bought otherwise! I was having a rough day/week but this made everything so much better.

I mean, I don't want to sound like I'm putting too much of an emphasis on acquiring material possessions but I think I was more affected by how much of a coincidence it was and how ~magical~ it is that these random little things can happen in your life. I remember looking at the shoes thinking from afar, "ohh, those look like those Rachel Comey boots I'd been wanting" and then feeling this strange giddy feeling when I picked them up and saw who made them. I'm not going to get too into explaining myself but for the past month I've felt a little numb about my life and everything around me. Maybe it's just because I feel weird about not being in school anymore but that little "jolt" I felt when I found the shoes reminded me that there's more to life than what you're used to and always expect to happen. It's really hard to explain.


this is a post about mike


There you go, Mike. Happy? Earlier today we went to Tartine for some sandwiches and coffee. After a failed attempt to get soft serve ice cream at Bi-Rite, we took the J downtown so Mike could buy a pair of Oliver Peoples sunglasses at Barney's. I'm on a shopping ban until I finish cleaning out my closet so I forced myself to stay away from the 60% off shoe section... hardest thing ever. Around this time I usually save up enough money for a special shoe purchase (a couple months ago it was that pair of Miu Miu clogs) but I can't really do that at the moment since I'm in the process of starting a new part of my life after graduating. After Barney's we ended up at Bastille where I watched Brent buy a Flippa K shirt and oversized red sweater. If you're in the city and haven't been there yet you should check it out, they have a pretty good selection of Fjallraven backpacks. I almost bought a mini kanken in my favorite shade of bright green but ughhhhhhhhh. Maybe I'll go back later.

Well I guess this wasn't really about Mike but hey, isn't that picture enough? We like to go to Taco Bell together and when he's playing World of Warcraft he'll buy me a burrito from Papalote if I go pick it up for us. Sometimes we get into fights about who gets to spend time with Brent but in the end we always make up...

kitchen floor

silk blouse & sequin pants, vintage; debutante pink lipstick, besame cosmetics;

I've been wanting to wear these fantastic pants out somewhere, but I have not come upon the appropriate occasion just yet. So I just wear them around the house when I want to feel sparkly.

closet challenge

acne printed t-shirt

So it looks like I may be moving to a much smaller place next month which means I have to get rid of most of my belongings. I'm trying really, really hard to condense my wardrobe especially since I know that I only wear about a 1/3 of it but it's so difficult to part with things when I'm so attached to them. I need to use these next two weeks to slowly purge my closet and figure out what works best in my closet. I didn't realize how draining this would be until I actually sat down and started sorting through everything. At one point I actually became really frustrated with myself for accumulating so much and had to step away for a couple minutes after realizing that I had a problem. Has anyone else ever experienced this? I'm expecting to feel cleansed (or some crap like that) at the end of this ordeal but right now I just feel overwhelmed.

I'm planning on donating most of it but since many people have been asking me about my shop I ended up making a Tumblr for these sales. I haven't put anything up yet but some cheap jeans (all below $20 shipped) and shirts should be up by tomorrow. My leftover silk shirts should be going up next week (it's going to take a lot more effort to let go of those since they're special to me) and I'll be parting with a couple sweaters as well.

Topshop SS11 Lookbook

You have probably seen this lookbook on every blog by now and I know it has been blogged to death but the more I looked at it the more I wanted to have it on mine too since it is just too good to not mention. I love the styling, the colours and I am really feeling this bohemian vibe. There were also some very nice minimal pieces and stylings in the lookbook but I didn't include them here, because they don't fit to these below.


coat, vintage; cropped sweater, american apparel; sheer skirt, the scarlet room; clear ballerina flats, yesstyle;

It's been a while since I've posted anything, I hope everyone had a happy new year! I wore this outfit pretty much all of this past weekend. This 70's coat is probably one of my most prized vintage finds, I hope to have this coat all my life and pass it on to my daughter someday! I adore the pattern, especially those little guys all over it. My co-workers have dubbed it the 'Diva Coat', it's so good it needed a name. I was also sent this fun skirt from the lovely Annie at the scarlet room, whose website I would urge you all to check out. The clothes are phenomenal and the styling on their store is pretty cute too!

My hair seriously grows at the speed of light, I'm going to cut it again soon. Maybe even go all the way to my shoulders this time?