Monday, December 31, 2012

Orange Pants

We girlies have had our discount designer websites since the beginning of the internets. Men, not so much, but ocassionally there are standouts. One of my favorites,  Park & Bond caters more to the on trend yet quality connoisseurs unlike the posh Mr Porter, husband of Gilt.  Sadly,  these connoisseurs must have been in short supply as P&B will be shutting down next month. Good news/bad news: now all  the Rag & Bone, J Brand Vince, and Scotch & Soda is on sale

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Fried Egg Gummies

One of the grosser gifts I got, yet surprisingly delicious.

It was a practical Christmas this year: iPhone 5, gun safe, Burbon and guitar pick maker. You know, the essentials

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hey Anonymous, try not using your personal IP address

Genius chefprenteneur Neal Brown has taken it to the next level of confidence with his new line of T shirts featuring bad Yelp reviews of his restaurants Pizzology and Libertine. Both of which are fabulous BTW. I should add these reviews are by amateur critics and should be taken with a large grain of black Agean Sea salt. You can get it at the aforementioned dining spots

I  am thinking about have some IFB shirts made featuring some of the idiotic comments I get. Sadly, they are not the least bit clever or interesting. Perhaps the "Get a Real Job" one would make the cut. That would be so much more hilarious if you knew the occupation of the one who spewed this. I could even do it on zazzle and make mugs and iphone cases! Fun!


I love me some art fashioney giant books. Need to get me a present? Check my Amazon wish list; easy peezy. This was the latest from little E, and it is fabulously strange, snaps taken from phtographer Tim Walker's portfolio of magazine shoots and weighs 9 pounds.

On another note, I am finding it nearly impossible to find a cute iphone 5 cover. It's all 4G 4G 4G. I may just have to make my own

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Who Arted? #2

Overwhelmed by First Friday Gallery walks? Smaller galleries in the city have come up with a brillant idea called, originally enough, Second Saturdays complete with the usual late night wine and cheese receptions. Never one to shy away from trends, I went to the Indianapolis Art Center where I walked through a room tented in fabric scraps with tendrils of paper brushing backs and shoulders (dislike), scooted around tall wooden aliens with great taste in necklaces and marveled at an entire parking lot of trash compressed and neatly framed. The star of the night was Aak Langeek and his optical illusion busily crumbling paintings. A dapper Dutchman in tall riding boots, his huge works formed a cohesive collection that is rare for a first timer and they are at once soothing in pattern play and fascinating in their intricacy. See it until January.

On another note, El Sol has changed their food prep and I do not approve. Margs are still amazing thank god

William Rast jacket, Juicy thermal top, All Saints skirt, Barneys Co-Op boots, Fox's socks, he has a lot of really great rag ones I am always stealing

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Like ID gum but better

Interchangable layers snap off with ease for a myriad of looks, who does not want that in their apparel? I admit to a personal fascination with Affectation Clothing. Probably because my friend, Ian Stikeleather founded it and of course the whole magnet thing which is my family bidness. See it featured in Glamour Magazine and if you likey Kickstarter him

Thursday, December 6, 2012

I'd like to buy a vowel

Gosh you just can't lose with gifting a monogram mug. These Johnathan Adler-ish mod pattern cups are from C. Wonder, the Hollywood Regency Preppy mecca. Until Dec 31st, get 25% by using promo code FF25. Sadly, they are out of M, J and S so I have decided not to lust and obsess over these. Sigh

Livin' the dream

One of my favorite local fashion persons is Jamie Dampier. She of  Eimaj Designs who will bling the shit out of pretty much anything. Specializing in custom pageant wear, she will also kit your baby, put a cupcake on a shoe (with real sprinkles) and bustier you within an inch of your life. You need some inspiration or are a stylist looking for the most kick ass shot of your life? You are in luck! Jamie has opened a showroom/workshop at 2435 Shelby St. Look for the pink glitter doorbell

Leprechans Rejoice

Yo. Those bossypants at Pantone have dictated the 2013 color of the year is Emerald Green. What, no catchy definers likeTangerine Tango or Viagra Blue? Marketing Department is fired

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Where's the taxidermy

Do you wish you could shop at the The Inventorialist, but it's like 4 am? Well, you may satisfy your quirky vintage primative industrial urge online by checking out Jayson Home in the FLEA section. This wooden tole train station from the Curiosities section is a mere $396

Get it while you can

Was pleasantly surprised by the Target Neiman Marcus designer collab. Looks rather meh online but in person it is of super nice quality from an amazing array of fashion stars: Tory Burch, Derek Lam, Rag & Bone, Thom Brown and I could go on and on. This Marchesa dress is kids only but maybe you could fit your skinny self into a 16. I really love the Proenzer Schouler scribble sweatshirt, Skist-Levy fur vest and Alice & Olivia floral bike. And it's not all apparel, thank god.  The wonderful metal and glass cocktail glasses, mod lunchboxes and Judith Leiber jeweled mini mirrors would make great gifts (Or not. You deserve it) Weirdly, at the Glendale location anyway, all the items are massed near the dressing rooms, which make it nice to shop all at once but display is clearly the afterthought.

Yeah I'm totally getting that sweatshirt

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Great Gatsby

Part of my Anthro score was this jeweled art deco style belt. They had quite a few other more intricate design and gems but they were are dinged and damaged, with missing stones and dented edges. Really, I was kind of embarrassed for the clearance room. Either throw that junk away or mark it down to a dollar so the crafters can take it apart jeez

Todays Finds

Detail of the Tory Burch Fox Loafer. Does not look thrilled to be wearing the barrette, does she? While I love all things fox this is a bit cutesy for me. Plus it's a flat. Need to read the tell all in Vanity Fair about T and C Burch. Apparently their divorce was not as friendly as reported and now he is mackin' on her demographic with his C Wonder line. God, get your own career, you shiny ex!

Who went to the Tuesday Morning shoes sale today? Who was mad they got up early to go to the Tuesday Morning shoes sale today? In a brief survey: aka eavesdropping, I'd say 90%. Everything was damaged, mismarked and just oddly fitting. I did score a bunch of Eiffel Tower stuff. People just LOOOOOVE the Eiffel Tower


Victorian Governess Barcelet by Tirana Jewelry found at Of a Kind. $130 only 40 avail. GET IT

Monday, December 3, 2012

Form follows function. I did not make that up myself

Oh dammit, loser photo editing alert. A snap of the swell b day gift my favorite sister sent me (inside joke). it is not only a super cutie hand crafted felt camera but also a receptacle for an actual same as. Get it at Modcloth but skip the squirrel tape holder, just junk

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fox Fox Fox Fox

Close up of graphic. Uh Mazing
This fox shirt from Anthropologie was as elusive as the real thing. Seen first on an employee, then only in XS ont eh folding table and then nowhere to be found the catalog, it resurfaced just in time for my annual (oh who am I kidding monthly) Anthro spree. I love it so much that despite it being short sleeved, I have worn it twice already. 1. with skinny Genetic grey jeans, shaper rust t neck and tall wedge boots then with an a-line snap front suede skirt and flat Merrell low boots and will probably bust out my red Hudson favorites with an 80's vintage jeweled gold snake belt and perhaps a hat within the next 48 hours

Saturday, December 1, 2012

I'm really good at this

You won't see me buying a diaper cake or wipe warmer for a new baby gift, I've been there and know what the parents really really need is something to make them cheer them up after the nth poopy diaper. Handmade owl hat from Nurture and moustache paci from At Home in the City should do it

Barney's New York outlet summer score

My new fave boots, totally pre-distressed and lined in shearling and I SWEAR they are hugely comfortable despite the 6" lift. I've been wearing them with skinnies and tall socks, very street urchin