Akiko Ogawa Shiny Rain Coat
Everyone passed this coat on the rack when I saw it, no one wanted to even try it because the crystals at the bottom are so heavy, my curiosity definitely helped me hit the jackpot. This rain coat is absolutely stunning, I even did my research on Akiko Ogawa when I got home and realized I paid almost nothing for a $$$+ piece.
I have a closet FULL of Betsey Johnson dresses from working there, I know Betsey so well every time I go to consignment shops I always manage to grab something that just happens to be BJ. Today I found a hot little number, it’s a satin wiggle dress with hardware, just how I like it;). It has 2 metal buckles on each side and a corset back. Simply amazing. $65
This dress caught my eye because It reminds me of dripping paint. It’s actually flowers if you look at it from far. I love that I can wear this dress with all of my Dark Avant Gard shoes. Crystal Candy $35
I love Diesel, every time I find a diesel piece in vintage/consignment stores there is always something special to everything they make. This dress is houndstooth and it has pockets, pockets are always a plus with dresses. The metal nail details add a little bit of “rock and roll” to this dress. $45
What an amazing find today at a vintage shop! I love that the Chanel logo is subtle and not so dramatic. These shoes are classic Chanel tweed with patent leather detail.
Till next week. Au revoir.
So the other day I decided to stop by Kid Robot to use a gift card I received and the one doll that caught my eye was the Miss November Playboy doll, She is a perfect addition to the numerous Olivia Playboy paintings I have in my room. In my opinion, what really makes her special is the fact that she was Miss Playboy in 1978, a vintage doll for a vintage addict. Her Box has a brief bio on the corner and describes who she was, and what her measurements were at the time.
P.S My birthday is in November…Pretty awesome if you ask me.
Can someone please tell me why people are calling Jessica Simpson fat on the covers of magazines?
All over the world, especially New york and California, girls are sticking fingers down their throats, avoiding food at all costs, and are dying from self-mutilation. I blame the media, I blame the magazines, I blame it all. I can’t tell you how many girls I have seen strutting their stuff down the Soho streets as If its soooo cool that you can see their knee bones. I don’t think weight determines whether a person is beautiful or TALENTED at that. I can’t tell you how many “not size 0” girls I know who are talented and intelligent who feel they have NO chance at all in this business because of their weight. Sadly they are right, In fact..You don’t even have to HAVE TALENT to be a star these days, you just have to be pretty and skinny. Thank god for Jennifer Hudson, Salma Hayek, and other female celebrities who embrace their curves without ever letting the media affect their self-esteem. They make it possible for young girls who idolize them, to respect their own bodies and love themselves for who they are. Celebrities like Lindsey Lohan and Angelina Jolie have disappointed me, I can only imagine how their body images have affected so many girls who look up to them.
Why is it that a “size 6” defines “fat”? Who said “fat” was ugly? Who said “fat” people have no talent?
Now..I love food, I couldn’t possibly think about ever letting a magazine or anything on TV affect the way I feel about my body. It’s like a bad plague, women who get tans every 2 days, plastic surgery, and starving themselves to be what they all think is the “perfect woman”. Soon we’ll all REALLY be “Barbie and Ken” dolls, just plastic people who go around with fake noses and tits as if no body knows it. Their are only a few occasions where it is necessary to get plastic surgery like accidents or other really bad situations, but if you were born a fully healthy structured person..you don’tneed it. That’s just my opinion.
I’m really passionate about this subject, I know there are so many girls out there who need guidance, who are easily influenced by the media. I mean, I help women everyday, women in their 40’s and 50’s who don’t like their bodies at my job. I work at a lingerie store and I have to fit about 15-25 women a day into a bra. It’s amazing how they all seem to have 1 thing they complain about, insecurities that aren’t even visible, insecurities that don’t exist until they tell everyone about it.
I’m not saying I don’t have insecurities, I just don’t feed into them as much as I used to, now I just learn to accept it. This is who I am, if someone doesn’t like it, they can keep it moving. I exhausted myself with thoughts about my insecurities until one day I said “fuck this, I’m not going to stress it anymore..this is my body, this is what god gave me, and this is how it will stay”. Everyone is different, but that’s what makes us beautiful. Don’t wait for anyone to tell you “your beautiful”, learn how to love yourself first so it wouldn’t need to be said.
Infamous graffiti artist INDIE, who’s tee shirts have taken over the streets of NY, has now started her own blog. I modeled for her Kweenz Destroy clothing line a few years ago. Kweenz Destroy basically supports female artists who are always on their art grind, the Queen B’s of the New York streets. Indie is a success story that’s still unfolding, to check out her blog site go to http://kweenzdestroy.blogspot.com/
also check out http://www.indie184.com/