Thursday, September 30, 2010

Then suddenly, It's hard to breathe.

Please take the time to view the following video on the phenomenon known as
"Asian double eyelid surgery".
I am once again left speechless, by this world of "fashion and beauty".
This trend of self hate needs to be stopped before it's too late and we live in a world of pure plastic and silicone.



Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Venice Wallpaper













Venice is all its own.
Some of my favorite people stem from Venice.
Between the cooky characters, churro trucks and boardwalk antics,
are some beautiful pieces within the wallpaper.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We're off to see the wizard...

I will be away on business this week,
so I will be unable to post!
Sad face.
But here's some awesome photos of some beautiful people to entertain you till then.















Thursday, September 16, 2010

Flashing Lights.



Little by Little.

Fashion Nova Jeans.
Panorama Mall, Panorama City.



Vintage Bangles. Thrifted.
Gold Jacket. Forever 21.

Vintage top and Necklace from Swift Vintage, Burbank.

Vintage shoes. Thrifted.
Tom's.

Vintage Shirt.
Stolen from my sisters closet.
Then stolen from mine.




80's dance shoes. Bought in Oakland, California.





Neon Orange Coat. Thrifted. American Way, Burbank.
Only $6.

80's Jumper. Found in Oakland, ca.
Dance leotard. Thrifted.




Vintage Clip on earrings.
Pattys closet. Montrose, ca.


Hair by Aldo.



Playing dress up,
getting haircuts,
and wearing Neon.
Code for a great night.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

So here's to you Mrs. Robinson.

A few years back,
while sitting patiently inside my local movie theatre,
a new Dove commercial aired.
I was immediately taken aback by the images.

Everyday women,
embracing themselves,
loving their skin and smiling.
A simple,
yet powerful take on the female body and how beautiful women become as they mature.

I was looking at bodies that resembled my mothers,
my friends mothers,
my grandmothers,
my aunts....
Women who seemed and still seem nothing less than perfect.
Nothing less than pretty.
Nothing less than beautiful.

They called it a Pro-age campaing,
as opposed to the regular ol' anti-aging campaing.
A campaine to empower women through accepting the obvious,
WE AGE!

And there is NOTHING wrong with that.

I loved it.
With a huge smile on my face,
I thought to myself,
this is exaclty what the world needs right now.





That was the last time I saw the commercial.
Apparently,
due to nudity,
the commercial was banned.
hmmmmmmm
Interesting.

I guess,
in a world where gyrating teens,
freshly waxed crotches,
and girls kissing girls to gain profit reign supreme,
a simple Pro-aging commercial does seem a bit too much.
right?

Yeah,
no.

In a world where someone as young as 14 can receive plastic surgery with parental consent,
you mean to tell me a few rolls,
and some cellulite can't cut it?

I look at my mother,
my grandmother,
my aunts,
and all the mature, BEAUTIFUL women in my life and hate to know that they live in a world that refuses to acknowledge them.

In Dove's Global Study,
only 2% of the 3000 women surveyed believed they were beautiful.
Nine percent described themselves as "attractive" while 29% described themselves as "average."

I wonder why.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Uh uh uh! You didn't say the magic word! Uh uh uh!

This weekend the wifey and I walked with dinosaurs.
We were inspired by the epic film,
Jurrasic Park.
















We imagined ourselves as true archaeologists.
Dusting our way through the sands of Utah,
discovering new species of the dino kind.
In heels.
And tapered jeans.