Juergen Teller for ZEITmagazin

It has been almost ten years since Juergen Teller last shot an editorial for a german magazine. ZEITmagazin comes with the german weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT and they always have a high standard in regards of photography. Juergen Teller is a long-time contributor. He used to have a weekly column where he would show one photo of his archive and write a little bit about that moment shown on the photo. Since he stopped doing that I am glad that he shot the special fashion issue, which ZEITmagazin releases biannually. Current it-model Andrej Pejic, who walked Jean Paul Gaultier's haute couture finale this season, is the face of the editorial – yes, it is a guy. You can see all photos here.

Andrej Pejic photographed by Juergen Teller for ZEITmagazin #08

orange and green

vintage duffle coat, Gap jeggings, A.P.C. shirt, Jcrew socks, Coach purse, Rachel Comey platform clogs via Jeremy's

Two posts in a row wearing the same coat. Why? Because it's cold and I don't own very many coats! And man, I love this coat, best $3 I've ever spent on something that wasn't food. Does that make me boring? Sure, I'll take that. I haven't really been shopping in over a month (not including the jacket that my parents bought me for Chinese New Year or the random vintage t-shirt that I got at Painted Bird because it reminded me of one that my mom had) but there hasn't been anything new that I've wanted or needed other than new stationary or a desk plant. It feels nice to be content with your wardrobe without constantly wanting and needing more. I think I should probably get rid of more clothes but for now I'm keeping what I have with a few scattered exceptions.

Also, the post title reminds me of this one time 10 years ago in 7th grade when we were playing a trivia game in class and one of the questions asked for the school colors of some university that I can't remember so I said the first two colors which popped into my head: orange and green. No clue what I was thinking about but the boys in my class teased me about it for the rest of the year by shouting "ORANGE AND GREEN! ORANGE AND GREEN!" every time they saw me. Man, I forgot how much junior high sucked.


Oh, and the shoes. I bought these almost 90% off retail a month ago and I've been wearing them a lot (which you can tell by the love scuffs in the close up photo). Somehow I paid less for these than the worn pair that I scored at Buffalo Exchange but I really lucked out at the Jeremy's in Berkeley this time thanks to a friend who works there and texted me when they came in. I even saw the same pair at a local shoe store still being sold at full price. Seriously, if you haven't been to either location yet, go.


ps. I'm also selling a brand new A.P.C. Madras dress (with tags) in a size medium...

spin, spin, spin

knit sweater t, american apparel; 50's satin skirt, vintage; glitter mary-janes, miu miu;

It is really amazing how much fabric can go into one garment. This skirt for example has to have at least 3 yards of beautifully lustrous pink vintage satin. I'm really too short to wear this skirt, but I don't care I still want to wear it all day everyday. I've come to terms with the fact that I'm vertically challenged.

It's been a hectic week it went by so fast, I went to nyfw for a couple days saw all my good friends, took some photos for aa, and got inspired by all the shows i went to! it's the weekend again, and hopefully I'll get to go up to the mountains to do a bit of snowboarding and enjoy nature!

slightly irrelevant

vintage sweater, duffel coat, and boots, Acne jeans, Coach purse

This is what I wore during and after this crazy storm that just hit San Francisco out of nowhere. Today I realized that after five years in the Bay Area I still don't own rain-appropriate shoes and probably never will since I haven't found a pair of rainboots that I actually like (and those Loeffler Randall ones still refuse to go on sale) so I just wore these trusty old vintage ones. Last night I somehow ended up walking in the rain and hail with two medium Domino's pizzas and while the pizzas remained relatively unscathed I ended up a soaking wet mess. Totally worth it, though.

post rain

So umm, what else? I walked around downtown SF with Lulu while she told me about her trip to New York. Call me boring but I'm not really into that NYFW scene and I don't think I ever will be (although this style.com iPhone app does come in handy). Did I ever mention that I haven't traveled anywhere past Texas or Mexico? I have this weird anxiety about being in a plane longer than two hours. I do want to go to New York soon and Megan and I were talking about going to New York to visit her cousin Sophie. Maybe in May? I'm more excited about going to various restaurants than anything (looking at Frances and Gennie's blogs for recommendations of course) and maybe some sightseeing but man, it'll be nice to go somewhere that isn't the west coast for once. Time to try something new in 2011, I suppose.


New York Fall 2011

New York fashion week is going to end tonight and the fashion crowd is moving on to London. While I didn't have time to watch most of the livestreams, I made sure to have a look at all the photos that appeared on style.com the day after. The designers from New York are often pretty young compared to the ones in Milan and Paris so the collections feel very fresh. I am so glad that Olivier Theyskens is back on the fashion week schedule. Here are my favourites in alphabetical order. I might update this entry tomorrow depending on how good the Calvin Klein collection is going to be. Tell me your favourites in the comments.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Jason Wu

Proenza Schouler


The Row

Theyskens' Theory
All pictures via style.com

Acne Paper No 11

Acne Paper is still my favourite magazine. Issue no 11 was released a couple of weeks ago. Every issue is about a certain theme and this one is the studio issue. As usual there are several editorial shoots in this issue and lots and lots of interviews with artists or people about their creative space and explore the connection between creativity and environment. This issue is the biggest so far with 50 pages more than the last one. You can order it online here. I'm still missing Acne Paper No 1 and 3 to have the complete collection. If anyone knows where I could get them, please contact me via mail. Below some impressions from the current Issue No 11.

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jack & the beanstalk dress, vintage;

I really do believe that clothing can transform a person's energy and spirit. This dress is one of those pieces, just cheers me up. It seems to cheer everyone else up too. The other day the cutest little old lady in little tokyo stopped me and gave me a hug and said she liked my dress. I've had a bad couple weeks, so her reaction to my dress was very sweet & heartwarming!



Here are two photos from my trip to Milan. The first one totally looks like it could be a scenery from a film by Wes Anderson. More will appear on my Visual Diary once I have scanned and edited the ones I like.

getting coffee

H&M silk top, Acne trousers via Totokaelo, Rachel Comey boots, Fjallraven backpack, Ray Ban wayfarers

Is it just me or am I running out of things to say? I guess I'm not feeling very chatty right now. This is what I wore when Megan and I went to Blue Bottle before she headed back to the South Bay. Man I love their iced coffee.

Photos by Megan.


Here is my photographer's outfit (details here) and my iced coffee:

what megan woreblue bottle iced coffee

Bits And Bobs #57

Secondhand Cord Shirt by Ralph Lauren, Denim Workwear Jacket & Bag by Albam, Chino Pants by Topman, Shoes by Rachel Comey

I am still in Milan (until next Tuesday) but I was able to take some pictures. This was my outfit from today. When I visited London last week, I fell in love with the clothes by Albam. They offer classic wardrobe pieces for men but in their own way or how they call it: Modern Crafted Clothing. They are trying to produce their clothes as close to England as possible. The prices are very reasonable and the quality of the fabric and finish are top-notch. I can't even say what I liked in particular because I basically wanted to buy everything. And I also can't stop raving about them.

cool beans

Gap gingham shirt, A.P.C. trench coat, Citizens of Humanity jeggings, Rachel Comey boots, Fjallraven backpack, Ray Ban wayfarers

Sorry I've been MIA... I finally moved to San Francisco! I live two blocks away from Alamo Square and can walk to Popeyes and Taco Bell. I posted two pictures on Tumblr but will be posting more once I'm settled in. For now enjoy these photos that Megan took before we went to In-N-Out today.


All Wrapped Up

Another beautiful editorial by Lina Scheynius for Dazed & Confused February 2011. There is another shot in the magazine, which I really liked but didn't find on the internet. Have a look when you get the chance. I am currently in Milan, that is why blog updates are coming really slowly until next week.