Thursday, February 26, 2009



Purple detail

i just love this shade of purple mixed with black. notice that her sweater is the exact same shade as the dress. perfect. i really like the way the layers of the dress open up to reveal the (flat!) boots. i need a dress like this. (pics from

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

new outfit

New Jacket

santos grew out of her puppy coat, so i decided to make her a new one. i can't wait until she's full grown because i got her this leather dog coat with shearling lining. very rick owens-esque. god i'm lame.

Dog Cowl

tonight jon was feeling sick and passed out, as did santos, so i was on my own. i knit her a little cowl with chunky wool while watching design shows and comedy central. haha- now we can match. this could get dangerous. i promise i won't dress her up in ridiculous outfits. only cool ones.

Monday, February 23, 2009


interior decor has been on my mind since we finally were able to get rid of a piece of furniture on craigslist that was majorly crowding our space.

A nice room
love the painting in this picture. i can paint dots!

i think i have figure out our lighting situation for the living room. by figured out i mean figured out what lighting to buy when we eventually have the money.

Jielde light
for behind/over the sofa. a jielde floor lamp in white.

Noguchi UF3-Q
for beside the tv in the corner. noguchi uf3-a light.

i'm seriously in love with both of these lights.

some more black and white things i like:

Pigeon Light
ed carpenter pigeon light

rENs Kopje Kopje
rens head cup.

ok, so i don't know what i would do with this, besides give it hugs, but i love it! large wooly sheep from haans peter krafft

Sunday, February 22, 2009


ugh. so sad. just read last night on hint that number (n)ine is closing. must get to japan to pick up some pieces from the final collection (hint hint jon!) i seriously saved every single picture from his fall 09 collection. go check it out on

"Today we received a letter (an actual letter, so you know it's serious) from Number (N)ine. It started with this quote: "When you're finished changing, you're finished." You guessed it: the Tokyo-based, Paris-showing men's label launched 12 years ago by Takahiro Miyashita is closing. The fall '09 collection—portentously called A Closed Feeling—was the last. The letter went on to say "Over the last decade, Number (N)ine evolved, always forging ahead with a unique and potent vision, to emerge as one of the leading brands of Japan." We agree with the sentiment. Number (N)ine will be (m)issed."
-hintmag blog

Saturday, February 21, 2009


it's been pleasantly bright her the past week. but still cold, except for yesterday.

Sunny but Cold

cold enough for the giant cowl, but sunny enough for sunglasses.

Nestle lesson 1

trying to teach santos how to burrow. i've heard whippets like to burrow, but she doesn't, which often leaves her with cold ears and toes.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


sigh. i missed out on the 37.5 while emailing back and forth between the people at mona moore. at first the website said they were pre-order only and sold out, but in the emails they said they had them. i didn't realize that they put them live on the site just then, because the morning after they were sold out and i missed them. fuck.

they're going fast, so if you're a 36 or a 39.5 better hurry. and they're cheaper than buying them from the us. how is that possible? we will be together some day, demeulemeester sandal.

ps- i seriously cannot get behind this 'creeper' trend that some fashion bloggers are wearing/raving about. seriously. i'm embarrassed to say i wore them when i was younger.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


on sunday we went to komakino for their last day. komakino brick and mortar is no more (online only, plus the store in berlin) so everything was 65% off. geez, first i lose richard kidd and now komakino. there isn't much left for me here! good thing i like shopping online.

new jeans

i got these diet butcher jeans. i was admiring them in tokyo but never tried them on. they have really cool seaming on the front and back.

new waistcoat
new waistcoat

jon got me this number (n)ine waistcoat for a valentines present. as you may know i've wanted the perfect waistcoat for quite a while now, and this one definitely is perfect. fitted and long, satin shawl collar, velvet covered buttons, and of course beautifully constructed.

Monday, February 16, 2009


have you ever visited a store and wanted to move in?

ann demeulemeester tokyo. must buy black paint and glass domes.

Ann Demeulemeester Tokyo

Ann Demeulemeester Tokyo

Ann Demeulemeester Tokyo

sigh. i miss tokyo.

omotesando hills honkan 1f
4-12-10 jingumae shibuya-ku

Saturday, February 14, 2009



happy love day!

the best part of valentines day is feb. 15th when all the candy goes on sale. i'll see you tomorrow chocolate covered marshmallow hearts!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

låt den rätte komma in

jon and i saw 'let the right one in' the other night. very interesting. i'm not a big movie 'connoisseur' but i can recognize when a movie is something more, something a bit special. the colours in this film struck me the most (ofcourse- always looking for appealing colour palettes), along with the story. creepy but sweet in a way, with some humour. it removes the overblown 'fantasy' from typical vampire stories (i'm looking at you van helsing) and gives the vampire (in this case, twelve year old eli) a believable human personality, struggling with the problems being a vampire entails, making the premise feel more real.

Monday, February 9, 2009

from nowhere

isn't it strange how you all of a sudden get a random song stuck in your head? how does that happen?

watching the video makes me feel gross though.

can't stop watching this video.

EDIT: i figured out how it got stuck in my head! back around christmas we watched snatch and its in this scene. haha! so strange how my brain brings it up a month later. the song gives me weird butterflies. i love it when that happens with music.


santos had a play date this weekend with some fellow whippets and got a good run at the park. we found out she runs like a spazz. she was watching sprocket and cricket run around so hopefully she picked up some tips for next time!

Girls can have whiskers
she's looking like quite the goof in this picture!

well, the groundhog says winter's not over yet. time to figure out more ways to extend my winter wardrobe.

i can tell our mirror needs dusting now! not to mention all the nose prints on the bottom 1/3.

time to think about replacing that ginormous plastic kennel in the background! its become our new bedside table!

iro leather jacket
richard kidd drapey top
rick owens tank
junya watanabe skirt
h&m jersey leggings
vintage boots that i wish were ann demeulemeester triple lace-ups!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


graphic t-shirts? i kinda made an effort to weed out all graphic t-shirts from my wardrobe a few years ago (besides my vintage doors tee) now i'm feeling a select few, but i'm not sure if i'm going to act on them...

i was on the fence about this hysteric glamour t-shirt in tokyo. staring at it in the store for five minutes, feeling guilty holding it up. now i kind of wish i got it. (white version)

obviously. but i kind of wish it came in white. via door sixteen

blood is the new black via gnarlitude.

Friday, February 6, 2009


are you size 7.5 or 8? i found a ton of beautiful shoes on ebay if you have cash to spare.

ysl black patent tributes (want these soooo badly) current bid: $330

ysl black lace-up heels (sexy) current bid: $289

those balenciaga sandals. current bid: $400

ann demeulemeester lace-up sandals. bin for $268

also, the lovely and chic Prêt à Porter P has tagged me.

1.) Put logo on your blog or post;
2.) Nominate 10 blogs which you think are fabulous;
3.) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post;
4.) Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog;
5.) Share the love and link to the person from whom you received your award!

Describe your personal style.
Umm... I don't know...casual drapey mixes of volume wearable avante garde dark nautical parisian japanese dreamer

What are the staples in your wardrobe?
denim, black and white t-shirts, black drapey jersey cardigan, jackets, slim bottoms, boots

What’s your signature look?
black and drapey? i don't think i have a signature look.

Who is your fashion muse?
i know it's cliche in the 'blogging world' but emmanuelle alt hands down. she does everything right, all the time, and makes me not afraid of aging.

Favourite purchase of all time?
ummm... hard to say. i can't pick one. probably a tie between the y's boots i got in tokyo and my rick owens drkshdw waxed denim jacket. both i had loved for a long time and thought i would never find again, but made it to me somehow.

Biggest splurge.
everything over $200 is a splurge. "biggest" splurge i guess would be my isabel marant handbag.

What’s your beauty routine?
lots of stuff. i fell in love with shu uemura's moisture products while in japan and found that it has helped my skin a lot, so i'm currently using those, a dermamed cleanser, and from time to time i use dr. hauschka steam bath and clay mask. i want to find some 'preventative' anti-aging products though.

What jewelry do you never take off?
i don't wear jewelry at home. my 3 pieces i always wear (but not all at once- only one at a time) are my skull necklace from jon, my bird skull necklace, and the thorn earrings my mom got me for xmas.

What are you wishing for?
a lot of things. especially a new handbag. i always start to save and then other things come up. tied with the ann demeulemeester boots on my column to the left. i was 'thisclose' to bidding on a pair on ebay but they ended at $1500 :(

What are your obsessions?
shoes, rick owens, those damn demeulemeester boots and this spring's sandals.

i have to tag 10 people?! i'm following -h's example and tagging 5: thesearchforchic, thenewblack, elenita, misocrafty, minirobot

i will have to notify you tomorrow because i'm tired and have to wake up early for a knitting class tomorrow! yippie! i can't wait to learn new stitches.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


i love love love the print on this bag by alexandra cassaniti (from creatures of comfort)

actually, i love prints with lots of white ground and a totally random look to them. with minimal colours.

like this print from ikea that martha used in her son's room. love it. i think i'm going to pick some up to make a dog bed cover.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


i've been thinking more about things to add to my wardrobe to make it work better. over the past few weeks i've had a few business trips, dinners, and realized that i am missing a few things.

i like this acne dress (from la garconne) it has short sleeves, which is more suited to springtime in vancouver (not warm enough for sleeveless or straps)

i also like this rachel comey cut-out sweater.

this vanessa bruno skirt is exactly the kind of skirt i am looking for, but at $459 (and that's on sale at 30% off!) it's a bit much. it sure is pretty though.


santos is doing better with house training. she even had an exciting outing yesterday, going to work with jon in the afternoon and playing with another puppy there. she even got so comfortable as to claim the other dog's crate and toys. it was nice to hear she wasn't a pushover, as we were getting worried that she was acting too scared around other dogs.

also, i got tagged by k.b. of my polychrome life

Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird.
Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. i love natural history and ancient civilizations. not quite sure what made me end up studying fashion! i have a secret desire to go back to school and become a paleontologist or something.

2. i never thought i would love japan as much as i did. i thought it would be great to shop there and to sight see, but i never thought i would want to move there. i really want to live there at some point in my life. preferably soon. after i learn how to speak japanese...there are too many things i miss. food, stores, neighborhoods, bath products...

3. currently i'm listening to a lot of music from my youth. smashing pumpkins, nirvana, garbage, david bowie, the beatles, the cardigans, etc.

4. i hate driving. i love massive, effective, public transportation. paris, london, tokyo... love the metro in these cities. so easy to get anywhere you want and no driving.

5. i love folding things. blame it on working retail. nothing gives me greater satisfaction than a stack of perfectly folded t-shirts. i'm a self-aware shopper. if i pick up and unfold something i fold it back up properly... usually.

6. i have a secret love of playing video games. jon and i have a wii and a ps3, and i have to say i love the ps3. but sometimes video games give me a headache. i got this ninja game (ninja gaiden) and it was fun until i got stuck at one part and i can't figure out how to beat it (even with online guides- ok, now i've confessed my complete dorkyness) it gives me a migraine every time i try to play it.

7. sometimes i won't wear socks all day.

i tag judy from atlantis home, fashion pariah, martha from uniform studio, whippet snippets, erica of a history of architecture, brook & lyn, and my boyfriend jon because i know he won't do it.