Friday, May 28, 2010

skin deep



Been in a "snake-y" mood lately. Decided to reward myself with a couple new purchases. Just received these kick ass snake-skin inspired sandals from pixie market. I love them. I needed a new summer sandal, and this is one of them. I was so worried about them selling out, because you know with pixie market, their shit sells out fast.

Second purchase was the snake skin Gucci bracelet I found on ebay for $36!! Gotta love ebay some times. I mean I do. :)

So excited for the long weekend! I hope it involves a lot of shaking of my tush, sipping on yummy libations, EATING of course, and being around fine fine folks and the people I love the most. Have a beautiful weekend my loves.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Little Next Door

Paris? No, it's just in Los Angeles' back yard.

Vivid

My sister and I

Hibiscus flower champagne, pinky up


Align Center
Me trying to eat the darn thing. Was really yummy btw.

Charcuterie, one of my favorite things to eat with vino.

Moroccan mint tea

The toast

Obsessive behavior.


MMmmmMMMm is for Macarons.

Had an epic weekend. My sister came in to town to visit. Spent a lovely Parisian lunch at The Little Next Door. Had all sorts of yumminess as you can see. If you haven't heard about this place, or are interested in trying this place out, just DO it. The ambiance alone transports you out of the city, and for that, that's always worth a trip.

Followed lunch up by dancing til the wee hours of Sunday morning. No I mean it, we danced until 8 Am, and it was just so magical. Wow how time flies, it's already almost the weekend. Yay for US.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fiends


In case you fashion opening ceremony fiends didn't get the memo. The sale starts tomorrow. I still have my eye on that goddamn vena cava top. What's half of $400?

Friday, May 21, 2010

LIVE AUCTIONS: Gimmee some Mo'


Lovely Vintage one of a kind Dress: starting $24.95

Floral Grunge Dress $24.99

Hippy Boho Dress: Starting $19.99


Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Tunic starting $49.99

Whew...

Wow-eeee. All items are L I V E. Thank the mother of BOB. Here are some additional items up for sale, in addition to the ones below. All are to fit within one taste bud or another. Nice eclectic mix of stuff that I find effortless and classic. If one was to ask me, the importance of style, I would definitely have to go within the guide lines of classic and timeless. Also of course, when you can pull the look effortlessly. But that's just me.

Happy Friday everyone. I hope you enjoy this weekend wherever you are in the world wide web.

SHOP OR CLICK HERE.

You can also access the store on the left of this page where the little gnome type things are on the button. Just follow them, they usually know what's up. :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

BBLA store Schizophrenia

Rick Owens top

Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Harem Pants

NWT DKNY swimsuit with detachable belt

Vtg Bohemian Dress

Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Ruffled Button Up

The ultimate baby doll vintage sheer must have dress!


Hayden Swim Suit New With Tags

Jeffrey Campbell Lace-ups (as seen on fashion toast, Nitrolicious, cocorosa, and wheredidyougetthat)

Vera Wang Platform Leather Wedges, TO DIE FOR


LANVIN cork platforms

Hey there! I apologize for the couple blurry photos, that's what happens when you are on a self-timer, and no one else to focus in on the object. Nonetheless, I have so many goodies in stock. Here is just a preview and some of my favorite picks out of the collection. So be sure to check back by end of the week. Of course the prices will be swell and affordable to be able to own these coveted pieces.

Please note, all bathing suits have never been worn and are NWT's. A very hygienic boy short was worn underneath the bathing suits, so excuse the panty lines. :)

I hope you enjoy them as much as I love being the one to be able to provide you with such amazing finds!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

LUDO BITES 4.0

Santa Barbara prawns, avocado, cocktail sauce

Brie Chantilly, honey comb, frisee salad, balsamic


Seabream Ceviche, heirloom tomato, jalapenos, meyer lemon paste, cilantro flowers


Wild striped bass, fresh sansho pepper, fresh peas, lettuce, spring onions, yuzu

soft shell crab cornet, mango, red spicy mayo, and corona granite

The woman that made this all happen VIC

It's all about the bite.


Croque-Monsieur: Squid ink toast with foie gras with lemon turnip chutney

Spooning leads to forking.

LUDO testing and tasting. Swooonnnn

scallops, spinach, yogurt curry foam, spring garlic, violet flowers

Bavette, escargots, red butter, shallot jam, roasted eggplant puree, carrot slaw

dark chocolate souffle

deconstructed macaron with strawberries and chantilly with poprocks!!


Us being the food groupies that we are.

Had a fabulous meal with my friend Vic and her boyfriend.

LudoBites is a guerilla style pop-up restaurant event created by Chef Ludo Lefebvre. Think of it as a restaurant within a restaurant limited only by Ludo’s imagination. It has been referred to as “Mad Genius” and celebrated for its “Kitchen Miracles.” Jonathan Gold of LA Weekly was so impressed with LudoBites that one week after it concluded it summer 2009 stand at Breadbar, he included it as one of his 99 Most Essential Restaurants in LA, saying “you can’t find it in Directory Assistance, and you can’t have dinner there tomorrow night. It has no address. So in a sense, Ludo Bites, the restaurant of Ludovic Lefebvre, doesn’t really exist.”

Although Ludo’s restaurant has no permanent address, “wonders flow from his borrowed stoves.” “The restaurant is a figment of Ludo’s imagination. And if you’re lucky, of yours, too.” Ludo's chilled liquified chorizo soup from LudoBites 2.0 was named to Mr. Gold's "Top 10 Dishes of 2009."

Needless to say everything was so yummmmyyyy.

All photos were taken by VIC. Please check out her blog. I thought I was a major foodie, but she blows me out of the water. Food porn all the way to step by step macaron recipes. Yum!

Disclaimer: Don't go to her blog on an empty stomach, unless you're sadistic and you like that kind of torturous treatment.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

rhonda knows


(Tights House of Holland Pretty Polly)

Had a wild time this weekend at Rhonda's.

Check out more flix at my dear friend Quentin's site: THE WORST

His pictures are pretty much amazing. Surreal even. Shows that LA really loves to get down.

OC F/W 2010 Look Book









( All images generously supplied at http://www.openingceremony.us)

Loving Opening Ceremony's F/W 2010 look book. The inventive way of layers upon layers, and the nice bold colors that brighten up the usual go-to mundane colors of the dark are all flippin' splendiferous.

Funny thing, at my PCC flea market raid, I found myself buying all these sheer and feminine pieces, slips, cover ups, etc...some that look absolutely hideous on its own, but if you do just the right pairings and accessorize it just right, it transforms it to be one of the most significant pieces of an outfit. For instance all the pieces that the female model is wearing in the look book, is so eye catching and fun to look at by adding the sheer layer.

Initially for the Angel's Knoll shoot, I styled myself in a completely different outfit, similar to the concepts above. My brother thought I looked f-ing crazy, so we didn't do it. But I'm still going to do it, it's just going to take place in a dark amazing studio at my friend's loft in downtown. Can't wait to shoot that next week.

I am definitely going to play with the underwear idea as outerwear and stray away from my usual uniform attire of shorts, shirt, and boots. So friends, if you see me out and about in lingerie, channeling my inner Madonna, don't hate.

I am actually going to start shooting the next batch of things for the store next week, lots of pretty and feminine dresses (vintage and high end) will be coming your way soon.