Sunday, December 23, 2007

what I want for christmas

Last night, a couple friends and I went out to buy a present for a friend's 20th birthday. It was hard to pick out what to get the girl since she pretty much has everything. Her style is very chic and tends to be upscale. What can a group of poor college students buy with a budget of just $80??

We were thinking of going to Tiffany's for a pretty piece of jewelry. But of course the store was filled with rich people from the suburbs. And we ran out of the store immediately after examining the prices.

This pretty little heart necklace was $150. The only thing that I can do at a place like Tiffany's is just stare at the windows displays, just like what Holly Golightly did.

After much deliberation, we decided to get her something that suited with her vegan lifestyle. American Apparel has began selling clothing that is made out of organic cotton, so we decided to get her gifts there.

We got her this pomegranate colored Organic Fine Jersey T-shirt for $15. The color is really bright and cheery in real life.

We also got this Unisex Baby Rib Cardigan for $38. I really like this light silver colored one but in real life we bought a cardigan that was striped black and purple.

Knee-High Tube Socks in colors sea foam and taupe were also purchased for $10 each. These would look really cute when worn with boots.

I hate the feeling of not being able to purchase anything for yourself during the holidays. You're busy finding things for other people and not yourself. Of course you must be altruistic by buying things for people and all. After browsing through the store, I found a bunch of things that I need.

The cotton bandeau dress has gotten so many great ratings. There are at least 15 ways to wear the dress. Plus it flatters all body types too.

It's also made in a pencil style so it clings to your silhouette more. A sexed up version of the flirty dress that will definitely cause heads to turn.

And of course you can't forget the ubiquitous fleece hoody that any cool kid owns. You must also get it in yellow, brightens up any person's day.

I don't understand you unisex slim slacks. You fit a girl's body so well, yet any boy can pull on a pair and look equally great.

I'm also getting really sick of carrying a purse around. How about a fanny pack? Would it make me look like a lost tourist everywhere I go?

A close friend of mine is studying abroad in Paris for the winter. I got her a clever t-shirt from It's called "International Translation". The purpose of the shirt is that you can wear it when traveling to a country when you can't speak their language. You simply point at a picture to communicate what you need. For instance, you might need to use a telephone. Instead of confusing people with broken French or Spanish you can just point at the telephone picture!

I also got a crazy rainbow vest from Le Tigre as a Christmas present. I fell in love with it because of the crazy colors, and got it as a surprise present. I've worn it a couple times in public and have recieved many odd stares from people. They do a double-take and act like they can't believe a person is wearing a rainbow vest. It kind of reminds me of something that Rainbow Brite would wear.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Homeboy Spotlight: Ferris Bueller

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is probably everyone's favorite 80's-teen movie. For those of you who aren't aware of this cultural icon, he's a high school student from the suburbs of Chicago getting into adventures while skipping school. Everyone loves him for his nonchalant personality and the ability to charm his way out of any sticky situation. Every time I watch this movie I feel like I'm wasting my life away on the couch doing nothing. I feel like jumping out of the house, take a train to wrigley field, and go on some wacky adventure. But of course, I soon realize that the movie is just a fictional illusion John Hughes has created. Sometimes, I do wish I had Ferris' cheery perspective of life. He's the bright-eyed teen everyone wishes they could've been.

Well this post is dedicated to his quirky 80's style.

I'm obsessed with suspenders at the moment.

Jesus, look at the tassels on that jacket. Could you imagine anyone wearing that now??

Bomber jackets, high-waisted shorts, and weird printed vests may still be worn in the 21st century by hipsters. But this was probably the norm back then.

Berets and Ray Bans won't ever go out of style. The same goes to red ferrari's.

They look like such bad asses.
(Note to self: must curl up lips a little to get the desired effect)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

golly marc jacobs, you did it again!

I was busy finding pictures for my next post, but I came across these pictures of Marc Jacobs. I feel like this blog is turning into an unofficial marc jacobs fansite. But I will wrong society if I were to let these pictures go.

But here is the style god dressed up as a "camel toe" at his Marc Jacobs Christmas Party in New York. I think the pasties with the tassels add a nice decorative touch to the other man's costume.

Also, America's fiercest transgender attended the soirée. Here's Amanda Lepore whom I completely adore. Her over exaggerated lips and chest force all eyes on her.

I love David LaChapelle's pictures of Amanda. They make the perfect match together.
(I know that this is a little X-RATED, but she looks great, yes? )

Thursday, December 6, 2007

sorry for the lack of posts

There has been about a month of no posts. I guess the problem is that I've been swamped with stuff to do, and I've been a little lazy. I really want to take pictures of people out on the streets but haven't really gotten the opportunity to do so. I don't want to half-ass my posts but instead try to write meaningful and maybe interesting things.

Hopefully something will catch my excitement in the coming weeks.

I really want a headband like what this girl from The Sartorialist is wearing. What's your opinion on it?
Would people scrunch their face in confusion or would their jaws drop for how fashionable it is?

(Lucky girl, to be living in Paris!!)

If I were to be a man in my next life I'd want to look like this guy also from The Sartorialist. Plus I'd wear black leather jackets all the time with shiny shoes.

(He's got lovely hair doesn't he?)