Vintage Betsey Johnson bustier, blazer, and pants.
Listening to: Combat Rock-The Clash. Favorite track: Rock the Casbah. I'm not much of a punk rock person, but I like a few of their songs. I read a quote today from that one of the band members once said about Led Zeppelin that I thought was interesting. "I don't even have to listen to their music. Just looking at one of their album covers makes me want to vomit."
I kind of went wild during this. That blur in the 4th picture is my poor dog.
Thrifted YSL shirt, vintage lace leotard, skirt I made.
Listening to: Led Zeppelin IV. Favorite track: Going to California. It is very difficult for me to pick a favorite track off of this album. It would probably be Stairway to Heaven, but the fact that the song is so overly famous kills it juuust enough to put it in second (but barely!). I still think it's quite the amazing song. The lyrics are amazing and I enjoy singing along, even though I can't get hit the high notes at all...also, their performance of it on The Song Remains the Same (the movie) mesmerizes me every time.
Oh, and thanks to my wonderful friend Jordan for giving me this record!
Audrey Hepburn is an icon in many, many ways. She has such poise, beauty, elegance and timeless style! She could look fantastic in the simplest things. She was such a great actor too...although she actually originally intended to be a dancer. She was also a really kind person. When she was older, she became an ambassador for Unicef and travelled to Africa to help children.
I could watch Breakfast at Tiffany's over and over.
I spent last weekend in San Francisco. These pictures are taken under the Golden Gate.
I went to Haight street for the first time, and it was pretty much amazing. San Diego really lacks in the department of vintage stores, so it was wonderful to see so many in one place! My mission was to find a fur coat (this one), so my mind was really set on that and I didn't pay attention to much else. I'm definitely going back for some more serious shopping on my next trip up there! Anyways, I found this amazing coat in this really cool little shop, Neda's Flowers and Gifts. It had a lot of really cool vintage, unique antiques, and also some very strange things like sheep eyeballs. I really would have liked to get some vintage leather gloves from there but I spent all my money on the coat!
Listening to: Breakfast at Tiffany's Soundtrack-Henry Mancini. Favorite track: Loose Caboose. This record makes me want to throw a party like the one in the movie (my favorite scene). This is one of my favorite movies, and Audrey Hepburn is just one of the prettiest people, in my opinion. I have a big fascination with her. I'll have to do a post on her sometime.
Vintage shirt and Levis, hat my sister bought me, Hue tights and Tory Burch Shoes. These are one of the only pairs of shoes I wear. I really wish I could buy more shoes, but I don't have an endless allowance and I'd really rather spend it on clothes! Being barefoot or wearing flip flops is really enjoyable for me anyways! I bought these like a year and a half ago on sale after wanting them for months. It was practically fate, since they were one of only two pairs left (and in my size too!). I pretty much wore them every other day last year. I don't wear them quite as much now. And although they are terribly faded and pretty dirty, they are molded to my feet and I just love them.
I also really like this shirt, it's probably one of my favorites. I don't know if you can really tell, but the print is a bunch of cars. My mom got it back in the 80's. A lot of the vintage clothes I wear are ones she bought back then, actually. She bought a huge amount of Betsey Johnson, and that's why I have so much of it!
Listening to: Plastic Ono Band-John Lennon. Favorite track: God. I think that John Lennon's solo work is sort of overlooked. Obviously, everyone knows the song Imagine, but other ones besides that are great too.
From top to bottom (left to right): 1933, 1935, 1932, 1933, 1913, 1921.
Magazine covers used to be so creative. They were so much more interesting than someone posing on the cover. I mean, how many variations can you get of that? I like how it's not anyone particular at all. It lets the cover go in so many more directions. I didn't even realize until recently that these magazines featured artwork on the covers for so many years.
They also seem really modern to me. When I first saw the fourth picture about a year ago, it was intruiging to me that it's from 1933. It seems so innovative! They all seem that way, actually. The last one is pretty out there. I definitely like the two middle ones the most, because of the simplicity/colors/shapes/writing.
I really like this picture from Vogue Brasil for some reason. It's sort of old; from February. The cool, bright colors remind me of some delicious dessert. If I saw sorbet in this color, I would definitely eat it!
Vintage Betsey Johnson dress, American Apparel tube bra.
Listening to: Outlandos d'Amour-The Police. Favorite track: Be My Girl-Sally. I recently discovered this album and my huge liking for it. I really like the reggae sound in a lot of the songs. Also, in the track So Lonely it really sounds like he's saying my name in the chorus. I was convinced (although obviously he is not really saying it).