Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Life Lesson. Suit To Fit.

What’s the price?

“Is the price of living a dream much higher than the price of living without daring to dream?” asked the disciple.

The master took him to a clothes store. There, he asked him to try on a suit in exactly his size. The disciple obeyed, and was very amazed at the quality of the clothes.

Then the master asked him to try on the same suit – but this time a size much bigger than his own. The disciple did as he was asked.

“This one is no use. It’s too big.”

“How much are these suits?” the master asked the shop attendant.

“They both cost the same price. It’s just the size that is different.”

When leaving the store, the master told his disciple, “Living your dream or giving it up costs the same price, which is usually very high.

But the first lets us share the miracle of life, and the second is of no use to us.”

- Paulo Coelho



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

FUN with

My new mini obsession.... :)

It could either be one of six tell me.

1. I'm thoroughly obsessed with fashion and anything fashion related
2. I am a narcissist and love seeing myself, dressing myself, talking about myself and filling this blog with me, me, mes
3. I'm missing the days of splurge post-permanent job so this is recession proof internet monitor shopping.
4. Cheaper than thrift
5. Easy blog content
6. All of the above

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Introducing Valentina Valentine

Introducing the real Valentina Valentine.

A ma ma terial girl

blazer $3
tshirt 99 cents
jeans $19.99
boots $12
bracelets free (gift)
ring dimpled smiled, pearly whites, and 45 minutes of batting eyelashes plus $25
earrings - made with own hands
haircut - bartered for jewels

she's of the slanted persuasion.

That's all for now. Follow her adventures here on Blog and say oooh!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


To be honest with you...math is not my forte...I know it's hard to believe cus you see my brilliance here, there, everywhere but on the reals...


Geometry For Your Body.

I'm totally impressed by Irina Shaposhnikova's collection called ‘Crystallographica’ it's basically genius type shit. Check it.

The video is a perfect example of ART MEETS FASHION

Irina Shaposhnikova 09 from pierre debusschere on Vimeo.

Um...thems is um polygons right?

I'm in the MOOD

One of the first things I do before I start creating any project, whether jewelry, art, writing I set up a mood board or draft where I put down all my ideas.

Sometimes just sitting down and thinking about the setting, theme, over all energy of an event helps put together the perfect outfit.

Raygon does it again! She shares with us one another mood board that is truly pimpalicious in a Foxy Brown sorta way.


Because Nicholas K, Likes Me this Way

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Aight nothing like the real thing!

Ideally, I'd be rocking these....even though I'd have to learn to walk in that heel but that's not the point..they're fire and in my fantasy I'm struttin' in these to the Marc Jacobs show...front seat next to Leon Tally. Um hmm...who would take one look at me and adopt me as his daughter. YEP!

Uh huh! These Alexander Wangs retail for about $795. Which is about average for what I pay for my shoes and half of what I pay for my bags.

uH hUh. that's riiiiight! HI HATER!

Back to reality. I ran into these today and I didn't even think twice before asking the salesperson to try these on...I mean I had the perfect blazer for them, shoulder pads and all. Hair was looking extra eyeliner long chain earring in one ear and chipped black nail polish (not on purpose but lets pretend) I was rocking it out...

Well actually I was running to the bookstore to buy my son's textbooks with every dollar in my pocket accounted for but I said...SELF!!! WHAT THE HELL!!! It was your birthday yesterday...MAKE IT RAIN! I threw my money in the air at the girl behind the counter and told her I ain't need a bag. I'm throwing them bad boys ON! ASAP! Shorty...Ring me up!!! I threw my black Yakblaks on and hit the streets. You couldn't tell me nothing!!

Dropped $75 beans on these...and if you know me..anything about shoes usually cost about $8 on average in thrift money. Please believe the kid will be paying for his own college tuition. Aunt Sallie will hold him down. Mama need mo new shoes and mo and mo and mo! praise lord!!! UH HUH!!!!

whew. i started getting flashbacks of when I first owned these shoes...I was about 12 years old and entering 6th was mid September when my moms had the bright to ship me off to Dominican Republic to live with my grandmoms....great.

I showed up at school the next week with a coral pink jumpsuit and white shirt uniform and these. The kids who by the way were probably AT LEAST 5 years behind in terms of American culture thought i was the weirdest thing walking the face of the earth. They called me FRANKENSTEIN (among other things, but we're not about to open up that wound). Somehow I still don't find that funny. Sniff.

AHHH!!! But these shoes make me happy!

Why? Cus they're Wang's inspiration shoe....which actually means they're actually the REAL hmm! that's right!


Monday, September 7, 2009

Oh Dear Valentina Valentine

While monitor shopping Valentina Valentine stumbles on a picture of her dream of all dreams jacket. (dramatically sighs loudly, looks away, looks back, looks away..looks back. fights back tears. fails.)

"just don't say anything to me right i can't handle it." (covers face)

"I need a moment..." (stares blankly at the jacket, puts E.T. finger up to monitor, eyes go blank and faints.)


Rodarte Motorcycle Jacket
$3,795 (three months rent)

omg dear Jesus. god in heaven.
blessed be thy name.
oh the things i would do for this jacket.

like i'm censoring myself right now. that serious.

My latest Fantasy Lover

Imperial Pump
Yves Saint Laurent

An Ode to Valentina Valentine

will blindfold you and take your lunch money (for these)
will strip and bound you and leave you for dead make you thank me tomorrow

the darkest shades all day
pretending to be shy, coy and innocent

who me?
i would never.

will make you stare and remind you it's not polite to stare.

will give you the FACE. FACE. FACE. FACE.

leather jacket collar flipped up and a bad attitude
you're the gum under my shoe

cigarette hanging from plum lips for effect

no autographs. no pictures. no proof.

see me thru covered eyes

clothes and fantasies...fantasies and clothes

no and please.

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