Tuesday, December 22, 2009


My hair is finally growing out, and has officially (for good or for ill) entered the stage of awkward indeterminacy. I'm not too much into hair "styling" anymore (after some experimentation with self-inflicted crew cuts and lesbian mohawks went belly-up), but I can't keep letting it lie there in a pile on my head...

I'm a big fan of milkmaid braids, aptly demonstrated in these shots of Zebylon Winter from Contributor. Not sure if I've got the manual dexterity to perfect the topknot-cum-cornrows-cum-frontal-rattail there, though.


My winter clothing preferences have basically solidified, just in time for the first heavy snowfall of the year. Black, grey, and red; boots for marching through the snow; warm, streamlined knits. So you can imagine how much I love the simplicity of Pip-Squeak Chapeau. The tight knit pants in the first shot are particularly good.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


(photo by Hanne Liden)

Still digging out of the blizzard!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Interested in a few mega-cheap wardrobe additions before Hanukkah ends? Get on this free shipping from Forever 21, then!

The code is MISSYOU, and if you want to use it, you'd better act fast--it expires at midnight tonight.

My recommendation: bypass the sparkly tunics and go for these perfect, classic Oxfords.

Vinyl footwear never looked so good.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


(pics from Egotastic)

Mila Kunis looking pretty good in Black Book.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I love these necklaces by Daniel Palillo and Lauri Johansson--particularly the fist.

And this axe of Perun makes a similarly appealing amulet... Hmm, good thing I've got a long neck!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Have you guys all already seen this Rodarte rip at Forever 21? It's more of a take-off than a rip-off, partly because the Mulleavy sisters' intense craftsmanship is probably impossible to replicate on the F21 toxic Chinese factory scale (hence the sad failure of their Target line to be anything more interesting than a pair of shorts and a polyester chiffon prom dress), and partly because it's evocative of their style without being an explicit copy of any one authentic design. Either way, it definitely has a similar feel--dead doll in a decaying dress, dug up from the back garden...