Archive for the ‘Bohemia’ Category

Fashion Doppelgänger/Vena Cava v F21

July 21, 2009

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I was so excited when I discovered the ladies behind Vena Cava were writing a blog – I’ve be a devout reader ever since.  Their dresses are always my favorites as they mix luxury with bohemia.  I may practice crystal magic but you won’t catch me wearing patchouli!  If that made any sense to you then you probably know why I love them so much.  Plus they’re from the town [South Pasadena] over from me.

Being sick all day today allotted me a little time to peruse my favorite online shops including Forever 21.  There was one particular dress of their’s that stood out right away.  Cute? Yes. Inexpensive? Yes. Vena Cava inspired? Definitely. A little too inspired? You tell me.

I wonder what Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock think.

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Ren FAIRE

May 18, 2009

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Guess which girl is dressed up for the faire?

Yesterday was the last day of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and my friend Natalie and I made a pact that we would go this year.  My long-time boyfriend had never been so he was in on it as well.  We’d been planning for weeks to go and it just so happened to be like a 1,000 degrees the day we went!  Thankfully we lathered on the sunscreen and put on our most comfortable ensembles; we were prepared for anything.

When we arrived we quickly entered into an alternative universe – a world full of huzaas, bulging breasts and giant turkey legs for lunch.  I was pretty excited to see what kind of jewels, gems, and amulets awaited me at the faire.  Though I did not leave with anything, there was plenty which inspired me.  I particularly enjoyed the crowns made of feathers, fur tails and the bird feather bib necklace.  I spy a DIY project!  There was also some great metal necklaces that I would’ve bought had they been made in gold.  Oh yeah, lets not forget my magical geodes.

Who worked it at the Ren Faire?  Aside from Natalie and I, here are the girls who were dressed to impress.  You’ve got a classic American Apparel dress, an awesome bold print, and a top made of steel.

The Week in Photos

December 29, 2008

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Since you know that the Fashion Intel is back after a morose December, there is no better time then now to show you what I have been up to this week.  Last weekend we had a lovely trip to the desert, where we stayed at The Parker Palm Springs.  I’ve said this before – they have the best orange juice at Norma’s!  It tastes just like when my grandparents brought me fresh squeezed from their own trees.  The Jonathan Adler decor is amazing, especially his ceramics and photography choices in the rooms.  Carol Channing overlooking our toilet was amazing.  We played a round of croquet, sipped cocktails at the lemonade stand, and simply enjoyed the cold desert air.  The snow capped mountains were also a lovely sight to see.  If you’re going to stay in one place in Palm Springs, chose The Parker, if not only for the Hermes soap in the room.

While in the desert, I picked up this amazing 3.1 Phillip Lim short coat [pictured right].  I’ve already got some good wear and compliments from it, so it was absolutely worth the investment.

After the holiday, my mother, sister and I decided to check out the remolded Macy*s in Pasadena because my mom bought me some Calvin Klein’s in the wrong size.  She knew she did, but she thought if I had something physical to open on Christmas, it would be more fun.  Can I just say that Calvin Klein has some on the softest cotton, next to The Row of course.  While browsing, I fell in love with this Marc by Marc Jacobs coat [pictured left], but I knew my mom wasn’t going to throw down $558 right after Christmas, er, ever.

On Friday I had a few hours of free time in the SGV, so I called up Phuong and we hit up Target and Lee’s for Vietnamese coffee [yummy!]  The Target in Alhambra always puts out its Go International early, so I thought we could check it out for the new Thakoon installment.  What do you know, we were in luck!  I picked up that lovely dress and floral coat, all gifts of mother when I showed her the receipt.  What a Friday night, topped off with $15 Chinese massage.

Last but certainly not least, is my favorite new piece of jewelry [pictured right].  This amazing piece was given to me by the amazing Stefani Greenwood for Christmas.  It’s made of pyrite, and has magical powers that will aid in my cardiovascular system.  Who couldn’t use that?  I’ve been wearing it everywhere and everyone wants to know where I got it.  One of a kind.  I think her and I should make jewelry together in 2009.