Wednesday, September 30, 2009

twentieth century fox

Vintage Levis, sunglasses, and Betsey Johnson vest, Hanes shirt, Nixon watch
Listening to: The Doors. Favorite track: Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar).

I took a trip up to L.A. this weekend. It was a coincidence that I took pictures in front of the Chateau Marmont, but Jim Morrison used to stay there and did some pretty strange stuff, like drink blood...

Anyways, the Camerabag app for my iPhone is really great! The first three pictures were edited using it.

Running out of ways to say goodbye, Simone

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

california dreamin'

Vintage plumber shirt (it's the best) and earrings, American Apparel shorts
Listening to: If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears-The Mamas and the Papas. Favorite track: Straight Shooter

Namaste, Simone

Sunday, September 27, 2009

purple haze

I really love the color purple. Somehow, tons of things I buy just happen to be that color. There is something about it that is just so nice to look at. But it's also weird, because I don't like to eat anything purple. Grape flavored things gross me out (grape flavored Jolly Ranchers are not pleasing to my taste buds), but when I see something purple in the store it makes it so much better.

Anyways, I don't think these shoes are completely different or anything, but I think they are still pretty amazing. I probably like simple shoes more than crazy ones, because they still look really beautiful but are subtle!

Arrivederci, Simone

Sunday, September 13, 2009

tomorrow never knows

Vintage Betsey Johnson dress, Hue tights.
Listening to: Revolver-The Beatles. Favorite track : And Your Bird Can Sing. That song is one of my all-time favorite Beatles song. It's definitely in my top five! The album cover is really cool, it's a little annoying that you can't see it too well in these pictures.

My tights got pretty darn dusty after this little adventure to the park. I guess I'm technically not barefoot, but close enough. It was actually pretty cold this evening!

Sayounara, Simone

Saturday, September 12, 2009

it takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry

I saw this door the other day and knew I had to come back to take pictures with it. I had a lot of trouble picking my favorite pictures. Sorry, I know they are repetitive! It was a very hot day today. Even though the beach was really nice, I think I'm ready for some colder weather.

Vintage leotard, skirt I made in a couple minutes last night, and American Apparel tube bra.
Listening to: Highway 61 Revisited-Bob Dylan, favorite track-Like a Rolling Stone. This is definitely my favorite Bob Dylan album-every song is extremely good.

Tomorrow I'm going to one of my favorite record store's sidewalk sales. I'm suuper excited!

Au revoir, Simone

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

happy belated birthday

Even though it was almost a month ago, I wanted to celebrate Woodstock's 40 year anniversary with this amazing picture (the Life Magazine photo archive on Google Images makes my day). I love how it's in black and white, it makes it much more dramatic and artsy. I like how it captures the essense of Woodstock and all, but is still a very nice photograph. I love her stance and the branch(?) on top of the picture. Her pants and hair are so 60's, but extremely cool, AND she's barefoot! It's like me, in 1969 form. Can somebody make me a time machine and take me back 40 years?

Ta ta, Simone

Monday, September 7, 2009

christian dior fall 2009 couture

So I was looking my way through the Fall 2009 Couture shows. This one stood out to me so much, for obvious reasons. It pretty much looks like John Galliano travelled back in time in a Delorean, snuck backstage at a Dior show circa 1950, and kidnapped half-dressed models wearing Dior's New Look for inspiration. Which isn't far off at all. He took inspiration from pictures of Monsieur Dior dressing his models for a show. Not quite as far-fetched, but I thought of my theory even before I read that.

Obviously the looks aren't completely wearable, but the separates are really beautiful. The colors are really nice, especially on the orange skirt. My favorite looks are a tie between the orange skirt and the long yellow skirt. I also really like the sillhouette of the look next to the farthest on the right. The 1950's is one of my personal favorites in terms of fashion. These clothes definitely really capture the decade, which is the point!

Auf wiedersehen, Simone (I definitely looked up how to spell that)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

all sold out

Today was a beautiful day, plus it's a three day weekend so it's even better! I took a few pictures before heading off to the beach.

Vintage skirt, and American Apparel bodysuit
Listening to: Between the Buttons-The Rolling Stones, favorite track: Connection.

Between the Buttons is one of those albums where I genuinely like every song on it, and it was hard choosing a favorite. The first track, Let's Spend the Night Together, starts off very uniquely. Listen to it, if you never have!

Aloha, Simone

Friday, September 4, 2009

that's one fishy pair of shoes...

When I saw these spiffy Pierre Hardy shoes, I thought of a colorful fish in a reef. I like how the shoe is actually really simple underneath, but then the designer piles on all the cool little colorful discs. He does it without going too overboard, because the way they are arranged is very simple and not too overwhelming at all! I like how there are only a couple touches of color, with the orange and the blue. I think that since the design is so wild, keeping the color palette is smart. If they were a whole rainbow of colors, it would be too much. Since the shoe is really eye-catching, I would keep my outfit very simple not to detract from these lovely shoes! In my opinion as an amateur shoe critic, they are the perfect mix of elegance and fun.

One thing they really really reminded me of was the book, The Rainbow Fish. Like the fish in that book (which was one of my favorites as a kid), these shoes really stand out!

Adios, Simone :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

pretty in pink

The other day I decided to rent "The Breakfast Club". I figured it was one of those movies that are a necessity to watch. I really didn't know what to expect from it or what it was about at all. It was in the comedy section, so I didn't really expect it to be as dramatic as it was! But I still really liked it (except for the jock, second from the left, he really really annoyed me.). There's something about any teen 80's movie that just makes you like it. I wonder if it's because they're old, but I seriously doubt movies from now will have the same effect in 20 years.

So anyways, what was cool about the fashion in this movie (or I guess just Molly Ringwald's outfit, nobody else is particularly stylish, except that one guy's look is pretty cool. I forgot his name, the one on the left...) is that it's set in one room and one day, so they never change clothes. That makes it easy to really focus on all of the outfits for a long time. Although her shirt reminded me of nurse scrubs, I still really like her overall look. I really love 80's fashion (and have a lot of it :D); there's something about it that is really fun. I'd sure like to find a pair of vintage boots like hers!

Love, Simone