Wednesday, June 30, 2010


the items you tote around daily in your beloved bag always seem to change with the season. being in socal, sunglasses are a year-round staple. for the most part i have been anti carrying around a large suitcase looking bag for fear i wont find a thing once i dig my hands in there. in an attempt to narrow it down to the basics here is my version of baggable:

- wallet (the invasion of the credit cards)
- blackberry (although the iphone 4 has surprisingly tempted me)
- pen & paper (always come in handy)
- eyeglasses (yes yes, havent converted to contacts yet!)
- playing cards (dont laugh, i might 'bag' them out)
- lip balm
- mints & gum
- lotion & perfume
- hair clip

what I should probably add:

- camera
- snacks
- ipod (confession: never owned one)

what is your version of baggable?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

king kong meets LA

how do you get the buzz out there that Universal Studios is launching a new King Kong 3D ride during 4th of July weekend? make the massive monster invade the santa monica pier for a publicity stunt like no other...peter jackson style.

photos via jonathan alcorn

Monday, June 28, 2010

summer scarfin'

some seasonal trends seem like a disconnect. take scarves in the summer for example. one would wonder why would you wear an accessory that is intended to keep you warm during the warmest season yet? however summer scarves are super light, thin, and the patterns spruce up any basic tee or dress. not to mention, there are multiple ways to wear them, not just bunched around the neckline. anthropologie has several breezy options to choose from but after the mall run i did this weekend, I noticed nearly every store was summer scarfin'

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

running on empty

similiar to the bike jam post, it is hard to imagine LA without so many cars. ross ching did just that and asked himself "what would the scene look like if everyone's car dissapeared?" the result lies in a time lapse video he created, appropriately titled, running on empty.

there has been some mixed reactions. does this hypothetical scenario strike you as surreal and peaceful or somewhat eerie?

Running on Empty from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

quite interesting to read the process of his project as well.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

accessorize accordingly

we all know the power of accessorizing can make or break your entire outfit. lately, the pieces i have found to make a bold statement are chunky necklaces and cocktail rings, which can compliment perfectly when paired with a LBD or even jeans and a tee.

1. ABS Messy Knot - $150
2. Aqua Lucite - $25
3. Fiona Paxton Avon - $200
4. ABS Vintage Rock Shag - $225
5. Fiona Paxton Sylvie - $264
6. Gemma Redux Chain Necklace - $190
7. Aqua Lucite Pearl - $55
8. Aqua Lucite Gold Chain - $38

1. Tre Jewelry Glass Ring - $98
2. Kendra Scott Lora Ring - $55
3. Kate Spade Blowing Baubles - $95
4. House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Leather - $70
5. Kenneth Jay Lane Jonquil Dots Cocktail Ring - $135
6. Trina Turk Jewel Crusted Ring - $88
7. Ollipop Jade Ring - $58