Last Wednesday it was 60 degrees in New York which is really kind of scary for Winter time but I definitely wasn’t complaining. Especially since I had the day free to hang out with my little buddy rex and my good friend Ingrid. I was so excited to take Rex out to the park as we haven’t been there since the Summer. He loves to run around and chase squirrel’s lol. I was also excited to bust out my Top Shop polka dot coat that has been sitting in my closet awaiting warmer weather. I was feeling very pin-up after watching the Prada SS 2012 so I threw on my Betsey Johnson head scarf, polka dot cat eye glasses, and my Forever 21 platform Mary Janes. If you haven’t seen the Prada SS 2012 video please do yourself a favor and check it out by clicking here. It exudes everything I am and more! I also wore a Betsey Johnson ”Betsey Babe” printed dress and cardigan that has been sitting in my closet as well, it made me want to go see the movie “My week with Marilyn” but I had little Rexy with me. I wasn’t the only one showcasing my personal style..Ingrid wore a really amazing Zara varsity jacket that had pleather sleeves, an American Apparel boyfriend button-down, pleather leggings, and some really dope wedges you guys have to see! Last but not least, my little munchkin rex was dressed in a cute jean Fiorucci vest with cute patches attached to it. He is a little tough guy after all, I suppose I should dress him like the rock and roller he is lolol. Check out more photos inside! Continue reading
Prada’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection is just tugging at my heart-strings. The entire collection is inspired by mid-century fashion and I am absolutely in LOVE. I mean, my attraction to this collection is a no brainer since I follow the rockabilly culture religiously. I am just glad Prada did a great job exuding the aesthetic of an era I love. I am going to do everything in my power to have some of these pieces in my collection of vintage and vintage-inspired threads! I am so impressed and excited for Spring/Summer! Bravo Prada, Bravo!
As many of you may already know, Iron Fist is one of my favorite brands and I try to snag everything I love every time they come out with a new collection. I did a post on their summer swimwear a while back and have been hooked ever since. Iron Fist is an edgy brand that combines art and fashion effortlessly with a rock and roll edge. What I love about them most is that they offer people affordable quality clothing at all sizes and women/men of all tastes are always guaranteed to find something they like. Well, Christmas came early this year when I received their Fall collection. This happens to be my favorite to date and features beautiful tattooed prints on stretch satin soft materials, faux-fur leopard coats and shoes, Zombie and Muertos prints on shoes and tops, and so much more that makes a cheesecake pin-up go psychobilly! I know..It is already winter but I am one of those people who will finagle my way into wearing something from spring, summer, or fall in the winter by adding components like tights, boots, sweaters, and jackets. Better late then never right? Especially with a collection like this, how could I resist? When I received my big box of Iron Fist‘s Fall goodies I nearly fainted at all of the greatness and decided to have fun playing dress up at my friend Savoia’s shop. Check it out all of my goodies inside! Continue reading
Day 5 was one of my favorite days in Miami for Art Basel with the KD crew because it was full of fun fun fun! We had a wonderful breakfast at Big Pink, spent some time selling paintings and apparel at the gallery, went to the Underbelly Project, visited the local Wynwood Salvation Army where I found tons of goodies, and partied the night away at the Graffiti Gone Global event. It was an all-around-perfect-day! I even wore the perfect outfit! I say perfect because it was comfortable and versatile. For most of my trip I would have to head out of the house with my day and night outfit so we didn’t have to drive back home but on this day all I had to do was bring an extra pair of shoes. Of course I was drenched in a premeditated Versace for H&M ensemble..I mean..What better of a collection to wear in Miami than Versace? The top is actually mens, I managed to snag one after I rummaged through the women’s section. I just felt it went better with the palm tree leggings. To spice it up for 2 different occasions I wore my comfy Zara wedges for day-time-play-time and my turquoise Louboutins for the partying we did that night. Everyone kept asking me if my panther belt was Versace but it’s actually some nameless vintage belt I snagged at Billy’s Antiques. My head scarf is also Versace for H&M, you already know I had to wear it like Rosie the Riveter . Check out more photos and details inside! Continue reading
It was day 2 in Miami for Art Basel with the KD crew and it was just getting better. On this day we were setting up the gallery for our grand opening reception of Cope’s “Rise to the Occasion” exhibition/ Indie184′s pop-up shop of her clothing line Kweenz Destroy. After setting up and getting the gallery ready, Indie and I snuck away to visit a thrift store we had passed while driving. I found a really cute vintage tote bag with old hot rods and palm trees that was so fitting for Miami, I practically wore it the entire time. After a crazy day of setting up we were off to a Jeremy Scott party at Base where he was showcasing his line for Adidas along with other nick-nacks. It was really fun and I was gagging over all of his clothes. We wanted to stay and see Jeremy but we ran off to see Mr.Brainwash’s exhibit. It was his opening so it was packed with people and just as awesome as I anticipated. There were huge spray cans of Ketchup, amazing murals and collages, giant horses, and a big giant potato head who resembled Brainy. You guys have to see the pictures, there are tons of them in this post! Continue reading
The other day I got a call-back for a casting I did about a week ago. The idea was to be the business woman for the commercial and tone down my look. For the first casting I wore all black and ironically, it took me longer to get dressed than it usually does with my most creative outfits. I guess it is because I didn’t really feel like myself. For the second casting I decided to spice it up despite what I was told but still kept it light and casual. This outfit was more “me”. I felt great, I felt confident, and hopefully I will get lucky and get called to do the commercial. Till then, here are photos of my look that day. I wore a Zara blazer I purchased as a teen in H.S that I vandalized with my artwork. This is what actually started the “Vintage Vandalizm” movement. The first time I wore it I had people from all over the city asking me to make them one and it became my little business. I would buy vintage blazers in bulk at the salvation army, design, and sell them. I’ll never forget the day I gave an order to one of my customers and he said “Oh my god, I love it. Its like vintage vandalizm”. That was it from there, I knew that is how I would identify myself. It described me in so many ways. I wish he knew he changed my life with that one sentence and I hope this blazer gave me a pinch of luck for my casting, it has come a long way.Here is a better view of the image I drew on my Zara blazer. I used a chartpak marker lol. The images are not mine, the drawing of the woman and the rose on the back and the rose on the front is inspired by images I found online somewhere. I also wore my favorite American Apparel trousers, I have them in almost every color. They match my blazer perfectly. I think my sweater is H&M. I kept my makeup light and sweet. A simple cat eye, some blush, and ruby woo’d lips. As far as my hair, I am not sure what I did but it worked lol. I wish you could see my earrings in this pic lol. They are tiny little clip-on ships. Vintage of course…from Billy’s Antiques of course.I am not really sure how I made this outfit work but I tied all of the colors together with a vintage 1930s clip-on bowtie.My purse is also vintage, I love it because it has a preppy feel to it. I wore a vintage dark blue belt to compliment the shoes and purse too. My ring is from Billy’s Antiques.Last but not least are one of my favorite platform Mary Janes from Forever 21. They are so comfortable and so chic.
A few days ago I had the pleasure of collaborating with photographer Andrew Fennell at a beautiful shop on Elizabeth called “Love, Adorned“. This shop features beautiful native, vintage, and antique jewelry , art, tools, and interiors. Love Adorned is adorned by all of soho because of its exquisit decor, products, and great costumer service. I had the pleasure of being photographed there and couldn’t help but be distracted by all of the amazing jewelry and antiques. The name of the store alone fits the aesthetic of the photographs shown in this post. Andrew Fennell did a great job and captured who I am beautifully. I love when I can connect with a photographer and feel comfortable. Andrew and I clicked right away and his team was lovely too! Check out more photos inside.