Does history seem to repeat itself every two or several decades? The 50s rebels had the greaser thing going on with their leather jackets, jeans, and t-shirts James Dean style. The 70s punk fashion came packaged with something similar: leather jackets, jeans, tees, and rock patches/pins on the jackets by way of the Sex Pistols and Ramones. I’ve had a fascination with “rebel” fashion since a young age, wearing custom-made patchwork pants and dresses to high school bohemian style. Nowadays, I wear light wash ripped jeans, a leather jacket with a pop of color, and pearl adorned sneakers with faux diamond rings, hoop earrings, and cat eye shades for a statement. The glamorous rebel look is my thing, where diamonds meet dirt, gutter to the stars. My love of glamorous movie icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn meet rebel heroes like Sid Vicious or Marlon Brando in a Hollywood back alley. The dust kicked up by non-conformist attitudes marries with a love of flaunting beauty and bejeweled spectacle. Happy almost-weekend!
Today was epic in every way possible! I went to the Haight-Ashbury Skunkfunk clothing store after winding up at the Mission store by accident for a Youtube/Google video project. I met two other fantastic models, who including moi, made up a killer trifecta for the afternoon shoot! I had worked with Brandyy Sky at the other store for a promo window modeling gig. Apparently, her father gave her the name ’cause of his love of Brandy and Sky Vodka! Too funny. The other girl Kelly Shepard was a Fiona Apple lookalike with a rad sense of humor. My first outfit was a multicolored jungle theme dress that tied in front. The second look was a red and blue striped form-fitting dress. I joked to Kelly that I felt like a Betty homemaker with my very own blueberry muffin tray bending over a hot oven! I brought my fire and seductive Marilyn edge to the filming session in front of a black backdrop and then inside one of the dressing rooms. Later, we filmed on the street and got our last shots doing runway prowls up Haight Street! So many giggles were had. I enjoyed most the friendly and playful nature of the team and everyone’s willingness to share the spotlight. I got a lovely $100 store credit for my participation. Stay tuned for the video footage!! <3<3<3
I am blowing massive pink heart bubbles because my Sex and the City DVD booklet has emerged from the rubble in downtown storage. Phew! Big relief that it hasn’t been sucked up by the dust mites or creepy crawlies in that lonely dark unit. I am happy to say I will no longer have to wait until Saturday to watch re-runs of Carrie Bradshaw on E!. I am a fan not only because I hail from the New York area, but I understand the essence of what fashion means, and in some grand scheme, it is not just about putting on the pink tutu white tank combo and dancing across a billboard, but embodying true feminine style and finesse. Maintaining womanliness is my goal. I’ve been called a Carrie Bradshaw clone, even more so because of my blonde hair job last year, and to top it off, my crazy unforeseen dating life, with its awkward turns and loops! Riding a sort of sexual romantic Space Mountain ride at Disney World, darkness filling my eyes as I step onto the dating ride with fears of upchucking my lunch. Though I’m a brunette, I have managed to have come into the possession of a blonde personality like that of Ms. Bradshaw. Endless dates, one lover who is etched in immortal failure and can’t be revived, and fashion friends to joke with over misfortune and heartache in Dating Wonderland over girly cocktails and green tea chocolate. The taste of NYC, with its fashion, is left on my palette still after years of not living there, and I ache to find people with similar palettes in SF, though it is an impossibility. An oasis of glamour, disappearing before my eyes as I walk the streets of downtown SF, as I trudge towards Neiman Marcus, the replete mecca of “haute couture.” So to Carrie Bradshaw and friends, I raise my raspberry flavored Cosmo towards finding and returning to the world of designer everything! A trip to NJ/NY, may be jn the works for this summer. Viva la mode!! <3<3<3
My outfit for the Tech Expo tonight at Le Tote HQ is going to be Gucci inspired. The style concept is a big white Gucci sweatshirt over a tan stretchy pencil skirt from Macy’s, a brown Gucci logo baseball cap, Blue Nile pearls, Michael Kors white summer wedges, a fake pearl bracelet bundle, and a black leather Erika Annenberg bag. Seven hours until fabulousness!
This lovely drugstore liquid liner works wonders at a winning price! It’s around 7 or 8 dollars at Walgreen’s. It comes in dark brown and black. I’ve found liquid liner stays on longer than a pencil liner because it doesn’t smudge. As a starving artist, I’m always on the search for great beauty products at a bargain! More beauty tips coming soon…