Sunday, January 29, 2012


 BDAY photos.
nik, nina, carmen and i went to "the diamond" in gastown.
& then calabash- totally packed.
we went to shine but it was insane so we all fled to fortune nightclub. 
the small room with the hip hop/ house music was the bestest.
and then late (ass) night pho- very satisfying. 
had a really nice time with everyone.
thanks to those who came out, really happy ya'll could celebrate wiff me :)


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

j'aime january

- that metal hair piece in the first photo is so neat, i need'a figure out where i can get one of em.
- big, fat, vintage bags
- blouse + sweater
- long ass hair (as you already know)
- dark red nails
- varied size wrist candy

ps.. hey carmelita :P


Monday, January 23, 2012


i gotta say, i've never been much of a fan of louis v, BUT, their 2012 ready-to-wear collection is quite something. i'm shocked. i really like. 
chic, elegant, doily-like prints & cutouts, w/ a daring edge [straight up undies/bodysuits underneath long coats]. wow. 
i'd be impressed with myself if i were daring enough to do it. 
if i lived in paris i would, i wouldn't get any crazy looks.
then again, who am i kidding? me... afford louis v? 
yeah... someday.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

i got this silk, kimono[esque] cardigan[?] from wasteland- a vintage store i go to every time i visit LA[ish area]. [i'm really feeling the [ ]'s today]. 
when i went a few weeks ago my friends took me to the one in sherman oaks- my first time at that one. & then on my last evening there my friend melonie and i went to the one on melrose ave and this was all i found... a little disappointing. but i went at the end of the day, so i guess alot'a the stuff got picked through.
anyhow... if you're ever in the LA area and plan to go to melrose you'll find lots'a vintage/2nd hand/ quite reasonably priced stores along the strip. i wish i had more time there. oh wells, next time!


Friday, January 20, 2012

1 month & then ☮ out blonde.

My hair is now a strange blend of silver/white, blonde
 and orangish at the roots which is quite tragic... but it's slowly fading out.
i don't know what i'd do without purple shampoo (as a blonde). 
the last time i used it was right after i had bleached my roots and i left it in for nearly an hour..
and i ended up with purple in my hair. i was sort of expecting it but not the way it looked in my hair. it's faded out now from washing it. 
anyhow i had a few people asking me about it and i honestly can't give any greats tips or 'secrets' to my hair. it's kind of just the way it is from lots of bleaching, purple shampoo and having strongish asian hair... it's real damaged now though. of course.
i have to go brown in a month for the musical i'm in!
so i'm embracing my blonde cause i won't be going back to it for quite some time.

ps i really need to take down that hanging art in the background. hopefully my tenants won't mind.... 


Monday, January 16, 2012

"Time stands
still best
in moments
that look
like ordinary

-Brian Andreas 
a poem/quote from his book, Trusting Soul.
nik introduced this book to me. it has a lot'a neat stuff in it.

p.s tmrw i'll most likely have the closet sale set up so be on the look out


Sunday, January 15, 2012

"when it rains here people all of a sudden people haven't a clue how to drive" -mel

Looking at these photos reminds me how badly i wanna be THERE right now, and not here.
i had a dream last night that i was back in cali... and i was confused why i was there, but i mostly terribly happy to see everyone again.
i'm planning to perhaps go back in april, when school finishes. 
some of our adventures consisted of: 
- tea gardens (cute little tea cafe)
- thoi thai food (funny joint)
- a smore-filled bonfire
- walking along the santa monica/venice beach strip
- millions of milkshakes :P
- wasteland vintage clothing (sherman oaks and melrose ave)
- staying up far too late & eating ice cream
- failed attempts of ordering milkshakes at numerous take-out restaurants (BAAAAHAAAAHAHA)... i laugh every time...

in short, i had a fabulous time and hope to go back very soon.