Thursday, December 31, 2009

r.i.p. 2009

my, oh my, what a year it has been

though I can't say 2009 was my best year (given the constant sickness of the cold, flu, pancreas, etc.) I will give it some credit for the countless memories I share with my friends & family.

pitbull concert • ashley's bday • date night: spice girls • spring formal • nina's bday • la nights • study abroad: paris • more la nights, britney concert • sorority things • sf nights • my 21st bday • x-mas

I wish you all a fabulous and safe new year(s eve)!!!
cannot fucking WAIT for 2010! seniors! woo woo!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Mila for Blackbook Mag

amazing spread. brings cars, fashion and sex appeal all together.

via BlackBook

Monday, December 28, 2009

azn peace sign

I wish it were still Christmas! it went by way too fast this year. it's been 3 days but it feel like it's been 3 weeks. I want it back!

me and my cheesy high school friends :)

anyway, it feels good to be home. I used to dread coming back to this part of san fran but this year, I needed to be home. just to get a break from all the craziness and superficialness of la is very refreshing and it took me this long to realize it. if you've ever read Jean Baudrillard, you're probably familiar with the idea of crossing the line between the real and the fake...basically he thinks we're living in simulations of reality, whatever we think is "real" is actually "fake." because society/media is so good at what they do, no one can really tell what is real or not anymore. point is, whenever I'm in la, I can never tell who is real, or if I'm being real's weird what that city does to you. so being back in norcal I feel like myself least I think what myself really is...ugh rambling

9th & Irving St. San Francisco
via flickr

what do you love most about being home? as for me...ASIANS are my favorite part about being home. partly has to do with being with my family and partly because I have no one in la to eat udon with. and what amazes me the most is that I'm the only one that knows how to eat with chopsticks while compared to my sf friends I look the most retarded when using chopsticks. I've had such an identity crisis all my 21 years of living and don't know if I'll ever figure it out 100% but as of now, I can suffice having the best of both worlds, even if it means travelling 388 miles just to be "myself."

asian glow

photos via thecobrasnake & my facebook

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

1 size fits all

Terry Richardson's latest for V magazine featuring Jacquelyn Jablonski and plus-size model, Crystal Renn, proving that not everyone has to be a size 2 to look this good.

and honestly, Crystal Renn can rock these looks just as well as a 24" waisted model. hasn't anyone heard? men like more meat! (precisely why I stopped giving a shit about fitting into my old jeans...) I'm just sayin!

via Refinery 29

Monday, December 21, 2009

all in one

you got socks/tights
you got the platform bootie
you got a patch of leopard
you got some lace-ups
wtf more can you get??

if anyone knows who makes these shoes, please comment! they remind me a lot of the Acne “Atacoma” Wedges but with more 'tude (if that's even possible...) gah I could really use a pair right now!

image via tomybunny


thanks a bunches, confessions of a marc addict. for filling me in on where the fuck these shoes came from!: visit Park & Cube for the original post of these shoes, made by Irregular Choice. fabulous! but waht isn't fabulous are bitches claiming images aren't theirs leaving me very confused and irritated..

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

intergalactic planetary

one can draw so much inspiration from what cannot be seen with the naked eye...

it's really hard to avert your gaze off these images because there's so much to notice. from such obscure shapes to the unexpected & magical colors that these gaseous clouds give off...there seriously can't be anything as amazing (besides an exploding volcano. or chocolate flavored pinkberry.)

I was never really in to astronomy. the only milky ways I'm interested in are the chocolate kinds. still, I can't deny how fascinated I am by the fact that millions of miles away are these planets and other galaxies that the avergage person has no idea about, yet we find inspiration from them in everyday things. and now, especially in fashion.

definitely the ring leader for this galactic trend is Peter Pilotto (comprised of designers, Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos) with their 08/09 collection:

via paristocrats

I love that there are no limits with mixing patterns and colors here. still keeping in theme with the unexpectedness of the galaxy. but still you can take just one piece and still stand-out. the new fall 09 line is inspired by the Big-Bang and you can watch the video here.

Risto Bimbiloski is another master at taking space age prints and making them into wearble works of art for men and women:

shop the rest of the collection at Assembly New York

quite less literal is SHABAD, taking the shapes and colors of the galaxy and translating that to a tye-dye version. so this isn't like the print-making we see in Pilotto or Bimbiloski but you still get the impression that you're looking at something of cosmic formation.

shop the rest of the collection here.

Christopher Kane also uses the cloud print for this lustfut sheer jacket at Opening Ceremony

shop it here.

soooo all this galaxy talk put me in a Beasite Boys mood, so here it is...INTERGALACTICCCC

galaxy images via justforgiveme