Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Home is where the DIY is

Im all moved into my new studio, I love my new hood and my place is so cute.  It's nice to live alone so far, I'm sure I will get lonely but for now I am enjoying it.  I finally figured out a place in my apartment where I get internet for free, wooo hoooo.  I just hope it lasts.   

I decided to turn a old belt into some boot straps earlier today, I'm so happy with the results.  It was a Zara belt that was super long so it looked like 2 belts.  It never really fit right, so I chopped it up, added the smaller studs that I already had and wallah..... it's perfect!   

The view from the entry way with a partial view of the kitchen.  You can see my vintage pink beauty chair. 

View from behind the bed, I love the 3 huge windows, it's so bright in here!

My bed, new bed set and side table from craigslist.  I think I might paint the bed frame white.  I like the tables the teal color though.  Vintage bedspread from my grammy!

Partial view of the bathroom.  the other view has my silver tray with vintage  silver mirror, brush and comb.

The boot straps!  

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Looking up at you!

What a pleasant surprise to run into someone I admire.  Last night I went to a happy hour with a friend and afterwards we stepped into a local dive bar to have a drink and wallah.....Amy Sarabi!  For those who are unaware, she was on the most recent Project Runway, yes the one that Seth Aaron won.  Seth Aaron lives in my home town and I adore him.  I was rooting for him to win.  First because of the home town connection and then because of his talent.  Amy had nothing but great things to say about Seth Aaron and told me that she agreed his win was well deserved.  She joked that he would have completed a whole suit by the time she had finished a half of a pair of leggings.  The show was apparently even more stressful than it looks on T.V, she mentioned they usually only got about 10 hours to complete the garments.  Amy was a absolute doll, I was nervous about talking to her because I didn't want to act all star struck but she was just a normal gal albeit a very talented one.   She also said she loved my outfit which was such a complement coming from her!  Luckily I took some photos of my outfit before I left home. 

Here I am with Amy and her friend Sage (they attended design school together)  Sage now works in L.A designing jeans. 

The outfit

Vintage Jacket- Jones New York/ Thrifted
Vintage 60's Wool Dress-Altered/Thrifted
Vintage Neckalces-Thrifted
Vintage Silk Pajamas/Leggings-60's? thrifted
Vintage 80's Boots-Etsy
Feathered/Braided Headband-My Design, Pretty Pirate Designs

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Moving on up!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I am going through a breakup (after 5 years) and trying to figure out where to live, ect.  I did find a place and am very happy with the location and the studio.  I will have 2 huge walk in closets which is a dream come true!  In addition to the large closets I will have lots of natural light which is something I am lacking now too.  The apartment is a studio in a old 1020's building so it's not huge but the closet space will make up for it and everything will be really organized.

In the mean time I have a couple random outfit shots that didn't make it on the blog, they are a little silly so bare with me.  Things should be getting back to normal in a couple weeks.  Thanks for your support!

This is my friend Emily and I at ShowNUFF which is a weekly, Friday night- happy hour at 111 Minna.   It includes free live music and drink specials.   My friend Conrad started it and does all the booking. 

I am wearing

Vintage/altered fleur de lis dress (cut off the sleeves and made it shorter)
Vintage crochet vest
F21 earrings

This is before going to another Friday night at ShowNuff.

I am wearing

Vintage kimono
Black tunic from Anthropology
Belt from a vintage dress I have
Lace leggings by Hue
Vintage boots by Zodiak

These are my current favorite rings that are attached to my hands. 

Vintage Turquoise ring
Pyramid ring from TJ Maxx
Native American Chief ring from X generation on Haight
Large silver ring from Multi Culti on Valencia