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Wishing on a Star : My Current Wishlist

It’s been so long since I’ve done a proper shopping post.  I’m always getting questions on where to buy clothing and suggestions on what I’m loving at the moment. This is right in time for the holidays so whether or not you still have some last minute buying or you want to simply know what my current wishlist is then voila!

swatch_watchesIt’s no secret that I’m pretty obsessed with Swatch watches. So, when I saw the new Fall collection, these were my favorites. The Circle in a Circle (left) for obvious reasons, it reminds me of days in the 90s when I would watch after school programs in my neon biker shorts and color with day-glo pens. The McPattern (right) just displays all the perfect plaids all in one. What better way to remember the 90s?

vanssk8hiAs someone who has recently become obsessed with the Vans Sk8 Hi shoes I had to include them. They go with just about anything and are a great change from the all stars and Authentics that I normally wear.

rollins_shirtFirst of all one of my secret obsessions is long sleeved graphic tees. Something that is pretty rare nowadays. When I first saw this shirt from NY label, Obesity & Speed modeled after Henry Rollins’ tattoos I thought, “brilliant”. Available at Deer Dana.

drAs if they couldn’t make Docs any more cool? Oh wait they just did. I’m seriously obsessed with these. Like to the point of madness. Available at Dr. Martens.

hungry_eyewearJust because we are in the dead of winter doesn’t mean we can’t still obsess about sunglasses. I discovered this Australian eyewear brand, Hungry just a few months ago and I’m completely amazed at their range. Each frame is so classic and perfectly unisex. I’ve been wearing this pair, The Bold Jacks for months on end with no plans to stop anytime soon.

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Cast of Vices has been one of my favorite brands for a while now. Their designs are always so imaginative and just edgy enough to push the boundaries of originality. The ‘coming or going‘ bracelet is a play on the hospital bands that we often overlook but they really are simple with great design features. Gimme.

gwenThe bondage pants of the 70s UK punk scene made a bit of a comeback in the 90s thanks to Gwen Stefani. I had a pair of Lip Service ones that were pink, white, and black. I’m also kicking myself that I have no idea where they are now.  Oh, well at least there’s eBay.

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When my buddy Sedge over at ASOS announced that she had written a book on the ins and outs of Twitter I was super excited. Being a fellow social media junkie and her being a fellow grunge sister I had to check it out. It’s full of some of the best accounts to follow and gives you pointers for navigating the world of Twitter. Available at ASOS.

jessePhotographer Jesse Frohman was the last photographer to shoot Kurt Cobain in a formal photoshoot. We’ve all seen the iconic photos from the last set but he finally released a book this Fall detailing his experiences and sharing unreleased photos and contact sheets. This is probably on the top of my list overall. Available at Amazon.

Hope you enjoyed the selections! What are on some of your must have lists?

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Summer Fashion Shopping Wishlist!

Now, summer is my least favorite season but that doesn’t mean that I dont love to look at some super awesome summer

unif_stray_dress_black_fringe_frayed_babydoll_tank_rawUnif- Stray Frayed Layered Dress @ Edge of Urge ; I’m obsessed with this dress. 

detail_1643_marymeyer-plaidoliviablouse-1Mary Meyer Plaid Flannel Olivia Blouse @ Bona Drag ; can’t get enough of that plaid! 

triangle_ring3Triangle Rings by Giant Lion; kind of obsessed with stackable jewelry lately 

XS0S3654_grandeRecycled Leather Clutch from Cast of Vices; I really need a clutch and this is just simple enough but still have that edge.

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.13.08 PMOvate Black Twisted Seam Mesh Leggings @ Craft and Culture; black and twisted seams?! I would wear these under everything. 

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.16.59 PMR13 Relaxed Skinny Jean Slasher @ Oak ; again a vital staple in any closet. 

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.22.18 PMFast Track Overalls @ Nasty Gal; I’m seriously on the hunt for the perfect pair 

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.28.52 PMMykita x Alexandre Herchcovitch Cutaway Sunglasses @ Opening Ceremony; NEED these.

31387F113005_5_2Kenzo Fuscia and Green Knit Print T-Shirt @ Ssense; wearing this under overalls

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.45.35 PMDouble Time Crop Top @ Nasty Gal; nothing more 90s than a waffle crop shirt!

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 6.48.11 PMAdidas x Opening Ceremony Rod Laver Vintage High @ Opening Ceremony; got to have new kicks in the summa!

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 7.01.59 PMRag & Bone Pala Wedge @ Barneys; it’s just not summer without a wedge

Hope this gives you some summer shopping ideas! xo

It’s the New New! Just Arrived in the Pop-Up Shop!

Our Online Pop-Up shop is in full swing! Just in case you missed what’s going on in our Etsy world here are some just recently added pieces to get your holiday shop on!

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Haus of Love Velvet Abby Dress, $60

Disciples of Vintage Crushed Velvet Shirt, $58.00

fg_lookbook19camophotofg_lookbook18Disciples of Vintage Shrunken Camo Sweater, $46

Disciples of Vintage Camo Jacket, $40

pujabraceletPuja Jewelry- Indian Inspired Ace Bracelet with Hanging Beads, $50

And much more available in the shop! Only for the month of December! Many of the pieces are vintage one of a kind so get a jump on it!

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Go HERE for the rest of the look book and video!

Photography: Lauren M Brown

Models: Teagan Giffin & Chloe Jillings

Stylists: Cody McCook & Becca Ciacchi

Production Assistant: Jacob Valentin

Fashion Assistant: Sean Karimian

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Fall Fashion Shopping Wishlist!

Finally, I know for a long time I’ve been promising to hit you guys with a Fall Fashion Wishlist post! Well it’s time! Normally I hate online shopping when it’s a wishlist but the holidays are coming around so maybe this post can serve as a public wishlist for people to know what I want this holiday season. hint hint.

Here is what’s on my Fall wishlist!

-Leather Jacket; I mean who can say no to a leather jacket. It goes with everything and can turn your daytime work clothes into a great outfit for dinner and a thrash punk show. Yes, you are probably going to a punk show after your day at work.

photo via Caroline’s Mode

Similar options: ASOS, Alexander Wang, All Saints, Oasap

Corduroys- Now I know people think think that cords should have gone out with grunge in the 90s but not me! More specifically I’m drawn to this berry color. It really is the appropriate fall pant since 1991 if you ask me.

photo via tumblr

similar options; Blank Denim, Rag & Bone, J Brand

Graphic Tees- Now I love a good graphic tee as much as the next girl. I especially love graphic tees that are super awesome and from local designers in the LA area. This “trill shit” shirt by Eighty5Keys is from right here in the City of Angels. Erin, one of the designers gifted me one so check out the instagram to see what I style it with. Of course we also can’t forget UNIF.

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Similar graphics; ASOS, One Teaspoon, UNIF

Boots- It just wouldn’t be fall without a new pair of boots. Fall is not fall without Dr Martens. Use all that crappy rain and snow to break your boots in and they will be with you for the long haul. I swear by them.

photo via pinterest

Similar options: ASOS, All Saints, Rag & Bone, Jeffrey Campbell, Cheap Monday (loove these)

Hardware- Yes, I’m one of those people who wears sunglasses in fall and winter. Including when I lived on the East Coast. The snow does blind you. Who doesn’t want another reason to stock up on more accessories?

photo via Urban Outfitters 

Similar options; Ray-Ban, Alexander Wang, Karen Walker, ASOS

Hope you all enjoyed my Fall fashion picks! Maybe I could make this a regular thing! I do love to online browse for more outfit inspiration.

Shopping Haven: Aloha Rag in Hawaii

One of my favorite stores for years has been Aloha Rag in Hawaii. The boutique started in Hawaii and recently opened a store in New York. Sean, our intern in NYC was headed to Hawaii last month and it was a perfect opportunity to see where all the madness started! Sean met up with Makoto Kambara, the vice president of Aloha Rag for a tour around the shop. Divided into mens, womens, new arrivals, and accessories there are so many different options to choose from. One of the most interesting aspects is the merchandising of the shoes below the racks to complete the look. A detail that many shoppers seem to overlook when searching for just singular pieces. It’s always great think of a look as a whole when browsing in a shop. Filled with designers like Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, and Rick Owens the buyers really stick to an avant garde contemporary theme of the shop. There really is nothing better than a clean presentation of all your favorite designers.

If you’re in NYC or Hawaii definitely check out Aloha Rag!

photos by Sean Karimian

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