Thursday, March 31, 2011
some favorite Kristen Wiig SNL moments
So...I know you are all so sick of me talking about my new york trip but you know, sometimes, I just get so freeeeakin' excited and I can't contain it... (if you have no idea what I'm quoting, you need to watch the clip below) I'd like to dedicate this post to one of my favorite ladies, Kristen Wiig. She is hilarious and I love her to death. She makes any sketch just 10x funnier. I can't get enough of all of her weird characters on SNL. I love that she is fully committed. If you throw her in front of the meanest, most serious, uninterested crowd, she will no doubt bring the magic and have them laughing by the end of the night. I'm talking about dedication to her characters, people. This woman will put on any ridiculous outfit and persona to bring these characters to life. She is not trying to be sexy or look hot or even stoop to making "sex" jokes. Just look at the target lady sketch. The bowl cut is just hideously amazing!
It's funny... when I was in first grade it was sharing time in our class and most kids would say what their dream occupation was and everyone said, "doctor", "lawyer"...."a teacher" or the classic "a princess". I got up and nervously said, "I wanna be a comedian...." No one even knew what that word even meant. They all thought I was a weirdo anyway. I didn't end up becoming a comedian but I studied theatre throughout college and was part of an improv group. Making people laugh is the best feeling in the world and I have a huge amount of respect for comedians. They have to come up with so many clever ways to make you laugh. My all time favorite is Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett. If you are in need of a smile today, watch this clip below or go watch your favorite funny movie!
I have been a long time fan of jewelry designer, Pamela Love. I love her boho-edgy style. Her long dark wavy hair and all her long flowy dresses make her almost seem like Stevie Nicks evil twin sister. Here photos that were posted by the lovely Coveteur blog. My favorite photo is her inspiration board. I love that she doesn't limit herself to just the obvious inspirations of music and movies but through nature,biology, chemistry, botany, archeology, astronomy, and medicine.
It almost seems like she creates this other world. I love it.
Anyway, I hope you are all enjoying your Tuesday!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
This week's classic series is on my friend, Leila Peterson. She is an amazing photographer and runs her own wedding photography business. I met Leila years and years ago through mutual friends back when we both lived in Hawaii. She and I have very similar tastes and I always laugh because we end up having the same exact things. I'm especially excited this week to showcase her classic 5 pieces because I had asked her to take her own photos so I could brag how amazing her work is :) There's always something so peaceful and calming in her photography that always takes me back to my days in Hawaii. Hawaii is such a laid back and beautiful place, which I think translates well in her work.
Here are her 5 Classic pieces:
1. Madewell Chambray Shirt- I wear it with everything: Dresses, tees,
tanks, shorts, jeans. I'll never get tired of it.
2. Striped tops. I have them in all colors. Really love Elizabeth And
James' striped long sleeves.
3. Polka dot dresses. Polka dot dresses will forever remind me of
Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman". I remember searching everywhere for a
brown and white polka dot dress when I was little.
4. Ballerina flats- I wear them everywhere. They're so simple, and I
5. Wayfarers. I keep buying new sunglasses but always come back to
these. My dad gave me this one, it was his from the 80's. I also have a black pair.
Check out her website HERE + Check out her blog HERE
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Such a beautiful video. I know there's so much hype on ballet since Black Swan but I've always had a soft spot for ballet. My friend studied ballet growing up and I saw her struggle a lot because of how strenuous ballet really is so, I appreciate it and I respect an art form that takes so much dedication and commitment.
Lover's line is so airy and dreamy mixed in with practical comfortable pieces, so perfect for these elegant dancers.
Go peep the rest of their collection HERE.
Monday, March 28, 2011
how adorable is she? gawwwwwwd. Theres a shot in the beginning where she's wearing the TBA dress I posted on before. Oh MYY!!!! so cute! It's probably the most perfect dress ever.... Pleats + Collar + Color = LOVE
Get yours HERE.
all images via stockholmstreetstyle.com
a few coat inspirations as I get ready for my new york trip. I love that cape! and how amazing is that fur coat? *sigh* perfection.... now, what to pack? what to pack.... hmmm...
Fiona Apple circa 1998 vs Kate Bosworth 2011
90s are back in full force. Oh nostalgia.... *sigh* Those were the days I was gettin into all kinds of trouble and sneaking in my guitar during lunch teaching myself nirvana songs.
double rainbow all the way? NAH. double braids alllll the waaaaaaaay!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
A lil spring outfit inspiration. Been sick in bed the past few days and I've been an old hollywood kick lately as far as movies go. So, why not re watch all my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies? I particularly like this scene from Sabrina because it shows both characters idea of love. Then how its proven so wrong by the end of the movie... They just don't make movie stars like they used to. Humphrey Bogart is so handsome and distinguished. *sigh*
Do you have any favorite old movies? I'd love to hear about them.
Outfit: Cropped Blouse, Vintage Revlon Lip Stick, Vintage sunglasses, High Waisted Shorts, Sandals, Record Player
Friday, March 25, 2011
Discovered this lovely handmade line today called Hetterson. Its so cute! I am such a sucker for peter pan collars. This makes me really wish that the weather clears up so I can wear spring dresses!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I'm hosting a big garage sale on April 16th. If you live in Los Angeles, CA and you would like to attend.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will send an email closer to the date with the address.
There will be different people selling in different sections of the courtyard. Sorta like a mini flea market.
Cash Only + there might be some refreshments as well. Come join us for a fun saturday!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
For this week's Classic Series, I decided to ask my friend, Cayla. She and I met about 3 years ago through Brandon, her boyfriend & bassist of Rooney. After many bottles of Pinot Grigio, nights spent talking by fire pits, and our mutual endearment for Aretha Franklin, we've become great friends. After starting this series I decided she'd be a perfect fit for it. What can be more classic than solid colors, flattering fits, flats and complimentary accessories? I mean, it just screams CLASSIC!
Cayla's got a really clean and natural style and I think it's something that everyone can relate to whether you're buying your clothes from Madewell or you're sifting through the racks at Goodwill.
We met up with her at her Los Angeles loft to discuss her top 5 wardrobe classics. When it came to taking the photos, we decided that taking them at her home would best represent her and her style.
Here are her 5 Classics:
1. SOLIDS: I like the boldness and simplicity of solids. I'm a white tee girl through and through.
2. SKINNY JEANS: Can't live without 'em.
3. DIY: Why do people wear shirts with labels they aren't creatively connected to?
Cayla belongs to a creative VJ group called COLLABO and they made these shirts for a huge show that they were a part of. It's special because its something she's part of creatively and she still wears it all the time. It's got history which is what Cayla loves.
Cayla lives in a loft space with musicians and it came with its own studio live room for recording music. I'd imagine its pretty convenient for them to just go in there and jam whenever they want since its sound proof. My brother lives there so I go in there from time to time to see how they have it set up because its totally different every single time. They screen printed the wall paper which I think fits into Cayla's whole DIY style.
4. INHERITED & GIFTED JEWELRY: A ring from my grandmother, stamped earrings Sally brought from Morocco, a turquoise-filled coin charm made by my father, a plastic diamond ring from 7-year-old Joe Delaney, and a multi-colored chain from Kiki.
I have a good story about the plastic diamond ring. When I was a sophomore in high school, I got asked to Winter Ball by a popular guy called Brian. I begged my mom to let me get my hair and nails done, which we didn't have money for, saved up for the dress, everything! I was so excited. Brian turned out to be a horrible dinner date. Dumb as a rock. At the dance, he immediately ditched me for his ex. I was so sad and embarrassed. I tried to leave early, but a girl friend caught up to me and handed me a jewelry box from her little brother, who was only 6. She said, "I don't know, he really wanted you to have this." In the box was a note: "Hi Cayla This is from me Joe I hope you like it." I could tell by his handwriting that he was just learning to write. Under the note was a plastic gold and diamond ring. I forgot all about the lame guy who'd ruined my night and I wore that ring every day for years! It's chipped now, but I still wear it sometimes for confidence.
5. SMART LITTLE SHOES: Do you ever get that sinking feeling when you see a woman on the way to work, looking smart, with her hair done, fresh faced, pretty blouse, tailored skirt, and big, lame, generic brand athletic shoes? My daily routine involves a LOT of walking, so I identify with the need for comfortable feet, and I usually wear my shoes to death, but god help me if I start wearing sensible sneakers to work. What would Janelle Monáe do?
Thanks, Cayla!!! Ryan and I had such a great time shooting her.
Visit her tumblr here.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Thought I'd give this color board a try. Noticed everything I've been liking lately have been in these shades. What do you think?
And I am obsessed with Shiva Rose's closet visit. Elegant Bohemia? yes, please.
Feather ornaments, Shiva Rose via Closet Visit, Lanvin Grey Chiffon and Pearl Necklace, Kathy Rose for Roseark Arrowhead Necklace, Victoria Beckham Cadillac Pink Wool Shift Dress, Alexander McQueen Moth Wing Silk Scarf & Anndra Neen Bangle.
Monday, March 21, 2011
I got a new camera lens this weekend and decided to test it out with a new outfit post. I hardly ever get in front of the camera anymore but thought it would be fun. For this shoot, I was inspired by colors from one of my favorite movies Virgin Suicides by Sofia Coppola and the classic book, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett which I finished reading recently. I had read it back in high school many moons ago but I had forgotten how magical it is!
It was fun to pretend I was Mary in the magical garden even though it was quite muddy from the rain. Anyway, Happy Monday!
My dress is from last fall's Alexa Chung for Madewell collection, my shoes are handmade by Golden Ponies , vintage purse & floral crown made by me.
Credits: All photos are taken by Ryan Baxley, All styling by me.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Got this lovely new collection in my inbox a few days ago and thought I'd share. I'm in love with this dress. I love the color and the shape. Very flattering and elegant yet modern and chic. Oh tie dye, you are mistery to me. I never know why I like you so...
Shabd is the queen of tie dye! One day I would love to take a class from her at Lena Corwin's studo. Too bad I live on the opposite end of the US. *sigh*