Maluca in MINC...take 3

Some of you might remember when MALUCA wore my dress out for fashion week HERE. Well my girl also wore it for a photoshoot with Aviva Klein and the photos turned out outrageously hot. Can't think of a better person to model my designs.


where i brush my teeth

I was supposed to have dinner plans with my buddy tonight, but when he came to pick me up he couldn't get over the gothic factor of my almost black lipstick combined with my weird fishnet stockings (...boys). He had his camera on him so instead of going out to dinner we ordered in, and while we were waiting, we took it to the bathroom for a little photoshoot.
It also gave me a chance to showcase a couple of the new duds I recently got from the kind folks at American Apparel. The first pic shows my favorite item - a gloriously oversized heather grey sweatshirt (and actually also, the striped crew neck t-shirt underneath). The AA button down chambray in the last pic is also kind of grey. Greyish blue. At this point grey and black are constantly fighting to win my affection for the spot of my favorite clothing color. Daring, I know.


matchy matchy

Somehow this situation happened today...
Peep the matching nailpolish too. Completely unintentional and unforgivable. Apologies...


mountain man en vogue

I've always kept certain elements of my style sensibilities hidden - ones that I attribute mostly to being from the Pacific Northwest. Sometimes in the PNW dressing is for practicality only, and as a result we end up wearing things that are not entirely flattering. For example, wool. Northwesterners love wool. Not because it looks awesome, but because the climate almost demands it - it's insanely warm and it keeps you the driest in that notoriously rainy climate. Wool sweaters, wool blankets, wool socks...bulk bulk bulk...wearing them for days, months, years in a row - until they got too many moth holes and were as such rendered useless. Growing up in the Northwest we didn't wear fur, we didn't even really, in the grand scheme of things, wear a lot of down. We wore wool...we wear wool...we'll always wear wool. Northwesterners are mountain men - and now is our time to shine.

Not sure how it happened or why - but the mountain man look is en vogue. Faces are getting scruffier, long johns are being sold as pants, Pendleton (an Oregon-based brand) is collaborating with every hot brand imaginable (Levi's, Opening Ceremony, Urban Outfitters), and boots have never been bigger. It's my people's time to shine and I'm taking full advantage. Here's my favorite most recent purchase, bought on a voyage back to the motherland (Oregon) - a vintage wool poncho.


Levi's Brand is Better Than Yours

Levi's never fails to impress me. They have achieved a unique status in the fashion world that most brands cannot even dream of: being able to keep their product continually classic rather than letting it get old. Consequently, they have maintained a ridiculously broad demographic, including everybody from long time Levi's wearing grandpas to current tastemakers, innovators and hot young celebs.

Last week they had a party to celebrate their new WaterLess Jeans, a product line that reduces water consumption by an average of 28% in the finishing process. “What’s different about the WaterLess collection is that we’re still using the same materials and techniques to create finishes for our jeans but we’ve substantially reduced water’s role in the equation,” said Carl Chiara, Director of Brand Concepts and Special Projects of the Levi’s brand. “Sometimes, the way to achieve a more sustainable design is to rethink a traditional process and find a way to do it better.”

And holy hell does Levi's do it better. Not only their jeans, but their parties...their models...their entertainment. I felt at least 25-30% cooler just being at the party. Simply put, the Levi's brand is more likely better than yours.

Take a look at some images of the new stuff, courtesy of Levis, photographed by Phillip Angert:


Vans, MadeMe...and LOTS of skater boys

Last week my peoples and I hit up the Vans x MadeMe Collab Launch party at House of Vans in Williamsburg. Live performances by sirens Nina Sky, my girl Maluca, and Kelis (who was in a green sparkly cat suit). Free popcorn, lots of boys doing tricks on their skateboards, and of course...a photobooth.
 From left: Sabel, Amaris, me and Jamel

Amaris and I begged for gift bags at the end and walked away with 2 conciliatory Vans t-shirts...underwhelming but can't turn down free duds!