/// all that ever holds somebody back, I think, is fear. for a minute I had fear. then I went into the dressing room and shot my fear in the face...LG



"for attractive lips, speak words of kindness. for lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. to have a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. for beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it at least once a day. for poise walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone." - audrey hepburn

*picture taken on a back alley of melrose. in my dress from the night before. haha.


i just fell upon this while doing some blogging for treats! mag. i fell instantly in love w/ this line. this collection has been appropriately named in the springtime of her voodoo. ah! loveee.



pulling out of starbucks this morning on my way to work i noticed this art installation across the street, i decided once i got to work to walk over and take a few shots... i find this so beautiful. i feel so grateful to live in a place that is full of so much creativity and free thought. i love you today la.
ps for all you street art fans this is by mr. brainwash!
*if you wana see it for yourself its located on s. la brea a few blocks past wilshire across from the starbucks.


feeling this today.



the ladies behind the row interview with vogue. my mka obsession going strong since '91 <3


one of my fave childhood book series of all time was the series of unfortunate events, it's pretty much the first thing that popped into my head after scrolling through c's blog the silverlake serpent. she's rich and brooding and looks 15 (which i could relate to the 15 part sans the rich), but drinking (which i could also relate;) and she's got fashion in her blood. i love it and i kinda love her w/ out ever meeting her i wana be her friend, but it's not weird to have internet relationships these days so whatevs. 


clever, but not always true ladies. i know la feels like the worst dating pool ever unless your into peter pans, promoters, jersey shore types (the show not actual jersey), or the ones that are friends w. every big boobed mac forcefield girl on facebook except you his girlfriend.... & if you get xtra lucky you'll get a rare LA breed that's these things all rolled into one. 
and no im not bitter, i'm just real ;)




abbey lee kershaw for the australian brand, mania mania's new reve collection. i LOVE her & this campaign.



patachou turned a dreary day into a dreamy fall campaign. not to mention the beautiful clothing.

model: sophia lie
photographed by gustavo marx


nicki minaj's version of winning (cuz she really is). love this.


does this mean were going to be hearing more from her lately, god i want more no doubt! regardless, the composition is flawless and she's looking fierce. total coffee book table status.

elle uk april'11
photographed by matthias vriens-mcgrath



10 mag is closing its doors and going out with a bang. the issue focuses on top influential editors in the fashion industry, grace mirabella, carine roitfeld, anna dello russo.. just to name a few. if you're looking for a little inspiration i suggest investing in this editorial gem.



her voice her words her talent. stunning.


nyc in one word was refreshing. we ate pizza 3 out of 4 days it was soo good la pizza has nothing on nyc. as you can see the only way to eat pizza in new york is in faux fur. since ny i've been non-stop working or i prefer the word hustling. the magazine i worked for has launched. it took place at the breathtaking home of jeff goldstein. i mean the guy literally lives in a piece of art. sigh. one day. the party was actually featured on the la times blog! on a random note we got the shellac thing on our nails so the manicure would last through the trip, im obsessed i highly recommend it- its a bit spendier, but worth it for special occasions. anyways, life has been work work play work play.. sleep will come later. it's been a series of highs and lows w/ so much change and craziness. i would say the only reall low is that bree, my bestfriend and roomie for the last month is moving to austin to finish out school :( devastation. i don't think i've ever laughed so much in my life since she's be crashing at my place. ill miss you bree and you will be back soon because thats what ive decided haha. (ps she's in the pizza picture)
if your in the beginning of the life thing, you know after highschool and drunk college years, realities can be unsettling, but exciting. the lows only make you stronger. confidence is key. know your worth. and never let anything or anyone put a damper on your drive and ambition. i still have to remind myself of these things when im working doubles and dealing w/ someone who doesn't understand 2 for 1 happy hour, but you know what that only pushes my drive and further appreciate my successes.
the glass is half full today :)


this editorial makes me want to go play in this rain we've been having.

photographed by emma tempest
uhmazing makeup by kenneth soh
model anais poliot