Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Some of My Favorite Movies-Fashionwise

In no particular order:
Christianne F.
Urban Cowboy
Over The Edge
Legend Of Billy Jean
9 To 5
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Just One Of The Guys
Honeysuckle Rose
Less Than Zero

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bigmouth Strikes Again

Went to the Morrissey show last night. Had pretty great seats on the first mezzanine. No obstructions in our view whatsoever. There was a short film first with snippets of New York Dolls and outtakes from East Of Eden. The finale was amazing with fan after fan jumping over the barricade onstage to hug the holy one. The security couldn't keep up. Everybody was going for it. Wish I had brought a real camera, all I had was my iphone but I did get a few fun shots outside the show.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tokyo, Part 4

Pretty much everything is cooler in Japan, like when you order a drink in a cafe, it's like a pineapple soda mint sorbet thing , or a green tea float, one of many different floats entitled 'Float Party'.

Or if you go to a store it's called Backwoods and the whole building is encased in branches and it only sells different types of thread. (I didn't go in this one but I'm sure it was something like that.)

Check out my friend Amy's blog. I'm in the pic of the day:

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Tokyo, Part 3

So I mentioned we stayed in 2 hotels, right? Well for the last night of our trip we stayed at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo. This place is rather pricey which is why we only stayed one night. But I can tell you it was totally worth it. I hate saying this, but it's the hotel in Lost In Translation. That gives you a point of reference. You can picture the pool and the gym at least. The rest of the hotel is amazing. You're treated like royalty. There is a person that greets you when you get out of the cab and somehow they already knew our name. They take you up to the 41st floor to check in. You are given 'Tiffany' keychains. We stayed one floor up from the lobby. We were a little concerned that maybe the room would not live up to all the hype, that maybe the hotel would be gorgeous but a little tiny room. No way. There was a bed you could swim in, 40" flatscreens with great cable stations that played the Simpsons and The Outsiders. There was an amazing view of Tokyo. The gigantic bathtub filled in minutes with luxurious bubbles courtesy of the Aesop products, the flatscreen in the bathroom playing relaxing nature scenes. And the toilet actually had a dryer on it. It's official! Rich people don't even have to wipe their own asses. We had dinner from the famous Delicatessan located in the hotel. But the big splurge was room service breakfast which cost about $75. Worth every penny. I felt like Linsey Lohan as the guy came in with his white gloves to set up the table. I didn't want to leave this paradise as we were handed bottles of Park Hyatt Water in case we got thirsty on our trip to the airport.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Tokyo, Part 2

Tokyo is packed. Like New York x10. But somehow the place is spotless. There are no trashcans yet no litter. The people here are obsessed with cleanliness. Even when you eat at a really cheap fast food place they give you a wet napkin to clean your hands. And forget about the bathrooms, the bathrooms here are amazing. I only encountered one bathroom that wasn't sparkling clean yet it was cleaner than the bathrooms at Saks. And this was at a fast food place in the middle of one of the busiest areas in Tokyo. Basically all the toilets have all these buttons that clean every part of your bottom region. Not just a bidet but a spray that cleans you after you do a 2. These toilet controls are located on the walls next to the toilet mostly. Apparently there are two types of flushes but I'm not sure what the difference is. Ann(my friend that's been there for 2 months) says she had to leave without flushing a couple of times cause she just couldn't figure out which button to push.

Tokyo, Japan Part 1

So I've been in Tokyo for the past week. As soon as we got there we met up with some friends Ann and Stradton who are teaching in a little town about 4 hours out of Japan. They have been there about 2 months and were able to show us some new things to do. We ate at a Korean place where you cook your own meat. They also showed us how to eat at a place where you order everything at a machine outside and give the tickets to the people inside and they give you the food. This was a good, cheap and easy way to eat. We stayed in two different hotels, first off the B Roppongi in the Roppongi district which is kinda the sleazy part but still very clean and safe. Which is weird because the first night we were there we ran into Curtis Sliwa founder of Guardian Angels with some of his Japanese counterparts. He said Roppongi can get a little rough on the weekends.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hall Of Fame

In no particular order my fave makeup products of all time.

Skin: Foundations, Concealers, Blushes
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage- #1
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer- Porcelain
Tarte Cheek Stains- Bronze Goddess, Sunkissed, and True Love
Stila Tinted Moisturizer- Bare
Nars Sparkling Loose Powder- Venus
Eyes: Shadows, Creams, Eyeliners, Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner- Zero
Rimmel Kajal Eye Pencil- Sable Brown
Mac Eye Kohl- Powersurge and Teddy
Nars Eyeshadows- Bombshell, Night Fairy, and Fathom
Nars Cream Eyeshadows- Corfu, Savage, and Decameron
Mac Eyeshadows- Juxt, Bitter, and Green Smoke
Chanel Liquid Eyeliner- Noir
Smashbox Cream Eyeliner- Smashing Caviar
Bobbi Brown Eyeliner Gel- Black Ink
L'Oreal Volume Shocking Mascara- Blackest Black
L'Oreal Double Extend Mascara- Carbon Black
Lips: Lipsticks, Glosses, Balms
Bobbi Brown Lip Tint- Cherry, Twilight Shimmer
L'Oreal Colour Riche- Electric Pink
YSL Baume D'Ete-#3 and #4 (Discontinued)
By Terry Laque De Rose- Romance Rose (Just purchased today but I'm already hooked)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Method For My Madness

First off, I hate most scented body lotions. I buy all my stuff fragrance free with the exception of sunscreen if it's beachy. I love beachy scent. But that is not why I love the new Method Beach Sage body wash and lotion. I started using the body wash a couple of months ago and I'm obsessed with it. I can't even describe the smell, just that it is really amazing. But I really only use Curel and Aveeno for body lotions. Fragrance free Curel and that Aveeno Creamy oil which smells like almonds, which also passes inspection. But I didn't thought the Beach Sage wouldn't be right in the lotion form. Something about scented body lotion mixed with my skin makes it turn weird. This stuff has a great light texture for Summer and smells suprisingly sophisticated for a $5 lotion. p.s. I'm obsessed with the whole Method line. They make great cleansing and laundry products too!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Fair Is Fair

I'm obsessed with Billie Jean style right now. I'm trying to work this look for summer. I even went so far as to look up the costume designer in this movie. Donna Linson. She didn't really do much else, although she did work in the costume dept. on Fast Times, nuff said.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Just Makeup

Okay sorry it's been a while. Let's talk about makeup. For a while there I was really into my new oil-free tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier. But it's been so hot in NYC lately that by the time I got home my face looked way too greasy. So I switched back to powder for a while. I bought a great new mineral one from Urban Decay. I've been dying to use mineral powder but had some serious trouble finding one I liked. My skin is pretty pale and they all seem too dark for me. The great thing about this one is that it's yellow and it reduces all the red in my skin. My skin is finally acting like it's old self. After about 2 months of doctor-prescribed Benzaclin it is finally starting to look pretty clear. I'm just going to list everything else I'm digging right now because they're pretty self explanatory.
Nars 'Night Fairy' eyeshadow
L'Oreal Volume Shocking mascara-people are always asking me what mascara I use so there it is
Tarte 'Sunkissed' cheekstain
Lipstick Queen 'Saint Rose' lipstick-I've been trying to get back on lipstick for a long time and nothing has been worthy until this

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Topshop Madness

So you know I had to get in on the Kate Moss Madness! I had all but decided not to go. The lines would be crazy, I wouldn't be able to get the pansy print dress etc. etc. But of course I decided I had to do it at about 3am which left me about 4 hours to sleep. I went to Barney's on Tuesday as well with the naive assumption I may get into see her. But of course it was a private party and she wasn't going to be there for another 3 hours. And I'm just not that desperate. So I got there at about 9:30 and the line wasn't too bad. I was just going for fun anyway so I wasn't really concerned. The one dress I wanted was what everyone wanted so I wasn't going to get my hopes up. The line finally started to trickle in. I met some girls on line-the one looking like she's praying for Kate is Susie. The blond next to her in the pic with her back to us remains nameless but is a saint. When we got in she grabbed 2 of the dresses I wanted but handed me my size when she saw me crestfallen. Big ups again. Now I say 'my size'. There was so much confusion on the sizes because of the british sizing. And they only had like sizes 8-12 which translates into 4-8. So my size '12' dress is like an 8. Needless to say I walked around Barney's plotting my ebay strategy. But when I got home it miraculously fits. Barely, but it fits! The sleeves are way tight but I can work with it. I also picked up a tshirt with the sequin sleeves and a black vest. $270 american. Nothing else was really worth getting.
Good news ladies, I overheard the owner of Topshop say it will be here in a couple of months, he's been looking at locations. That's him in the picture.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


So I got my new pink Dittos today. Dittos is an awesome brand from the 70's that are really high-waisted and make your butt look really good. Thank goodness, since I hear that Jordache is suing Daniella Clarke from Frankie B over the trademark and it might be hard to get them! I love them! I will be on the lookout for the green ones now. I was a little behind in getting over to Bendel's with all this wedding debt I've got. Supposedly Intermix is carrying them as well but I didn't see any as of Saturday. And I just read about this lawsuit thing. I also bought one of the new cream shadow duos from Nars-Pink Panther which I do not need! It is gorgeous and I do love their cream shadows. But basically I bought it because I was totally bombarded at the front of Bendel's cause they're doing this Nars photography exhibit and all the Nars makeup people are up front not letting you leave the store without a 'touch-up'. The photog exhibit is amazing though. Take a swing by just to look at the windows. I adore Francois Nars and own at least half the line. But this is one of the main reasons I do not like Henri Bendel's. I loathe the way every counter tries to stop you to put makeup on. It's annoying. I have on my ipod for a reason. It means do not disturb...

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Yeah, so it's been a while. Sorry, I was busy getting married. How many people can do that in such style with like 3 months notice. And by the way, I totally nailed the Seems Like Old Times/Victorian look. Word.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Seems Like Old Times

So I've been freakin' for the past week cause my wedding is only 2 weeks away. Even being a simple city hall can be hectic. I've totally changed gears on my look. I've switched gears from the Rosemary's Baby look to a Seems Like Old Times look. For those of you who don't know this one it stars Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase and Charles Grodin. The year was 1980 and the look was pure Goldie gold. I couldn't find the picture of the scene where her hair is all pinned up and perfectly messy. You know how she rolls. It's that 80's pinned up bun with tendrils look. I'm wearing this all lace ivory dress(Lauren Moffatt) and it's that faux Victorian look that was really big in the 80's. It resurfaces every couple of seasons but it was really big back then. Think Abby's wedding(to Gary) dress and the party scene in Valley Girl. I got a velvet ribbon for the waist that I can only describe as Marie Antoinette Blue. I'll get back to you on the actual color?

Friday, February 23, 2007

YSL Lip Tint

Story of my life... Of course as soon as I fall in love with a product I find out it has been discontinued. So I stocked up on my favorite lip gloss of the moment.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


So my boyfriend DVRed a movie for me the other night called Wind because it had my other bf Matthew Modine in it. (He's good like that.) I had never heard of it before. It's from 1992. Jennifer Grey costars. Whatever. I do have to say this is the best MM has ever looked. He's kicking a little bit of a tan because he's a yachtsman trying to win the America's Cup. Who cares what it's about... He looks amazing!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Sixteen Candles

I saw Molly Ringwald in Max Brenners on Second Avenue today. This is a major one for me. Sixteen Candles is in my top 5 movies of all time. She's adorable. I didn't recognize her at first. I just thought she was really pretty then I heard her voice and there was no denying.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Pretty In Pink

Is anybody else obsessed with that lipcolor in the new Louis Vuitton ads? It's a pink stain of some sort. If anyone knows what it is please let me know! By the way, I finally found that perfect everyday eyeshadow color. You know when people have the most beautiful eyelid color and you can't tell if it's makeup or their naturally blessed shade? Well I've found my shade. It's (gasp) Maybelline Chai Latte. It's a quad and the "lid" color is perfect. I don't usually buy drugstore eyeshadows because they're never the same as they look in the package. But I took a chance on this one. I've been looking for this for at least 2 years now. I've finally resigned to the fact that I don't look my best in those fun shades of aqua that I'm always drawn to, especially with my platinum hair. So I'm always looking for the perfect browns. Something Pamela Ewing might have worn. But for right now I've found that perfect everyday color and I've been lightening up a bit on the warpaint lately. I have to admit I was inspired by the cover and layout of Gwen Stefani in the February Elle. She looks so pretty and much softer than usual.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

White Teeth And All

Okay so make that 28 lipsticks...
I got my teeth whitened yesterday at Vitaldent. I got the new Sapphire technique which is supposed to cut down on sensitivity.
It's amazing! My teeth hurt a little yesterday but are fine today. I highly recommend this place. The $300 promotion won't be lasting too much longer so get over there fast. This price included a checkup which would have cost me $100 anyway. So let's just think of it as a $200 deal. But the cost did not include the take home trays which they really push on you, but I figure I want to keep up this amazing color so I thought what the hell. What's another $100? I am super pleased. I was really nervous about sitting still for an hour with my mouth alll contorted so I did take half a xanax and all was good.
So needless to say, I really needed a new red lipstick to go with my amazing new smile. Vincent Longo Gel-X formula in Coast.
A nice deep red. I haven't worn it yet so I'm not sure how the formala feels. I'll let you know. I also bought the Smashbox primer with the spf and and wrinkle reducers in it. I love the Smashbox primers! They are a little pricey, this one is $42 but they are truly amazing, and one with spf! I'm so excited. Also bought the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream. It's a newer formula that is much better than the old Ultra Facial Moisturizer. I feel like this one sinks right in and stays really even. No shiny spots at the end of the day. And it's only $23!

Monday, January 15, 2007

The Lip Files

I counted my lip balms, sticks, glosses and stains last night. So here is the final countdown...
15 Balms
6 Stains
27 Lipsticks
67 Glosses

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Let Me Eat Cake

My bf and I went to a new dessert spot tonight called Tisserie. Let's just talk about the cheesecake for a minute. The crust was out of this world. We also shared a chocolate mousse which was really good too but it didn't touch the freakin' cheesecake! I didn't realize the place was so big either. There was an upstairs that looked really cool and modern. But of course it was packed. But we were still able to find seats downstairs. Sometimes this is an impossible feat in NYC. I want to go back and check out the delicious looking savories as well. I also want to give a shout out to the carrot cake at Teany that I finally got to taste. I was wondering what all the fuss was about. My friend Erin hooked me up with some. Unbelievable!

Monday, January 01, 2007

The Good Stuff of 2006

My Boyfriend wanted to do a guest blog-spot because he's too lazy to start his own...

I basically just wanted to go over some shit I was really feeling in 2006.

1. Jeff Koons/Supreme skate deck- Where else can you buy a Jeff Koons piece for under $100.00? First Peter Saville, now Koons? What's next?

2. Keith Haring/Jeremy Scott for Adidas. I'm not a sneaker fag, but I just can't force myself to wear these museum pieces.

3. My Sony 32'' Flat screen. After obsessing for a year, I finally pulled the trigger. With HDTV and HDVR, I am SO ready to get snowed in for a weekend. Football games look INSANE! Go JETS!

4. Brooks Brothers- I suddenly wanted to buy some nice shirts, and became obsessed with Brooks Brothers. They are a little too long, but these things are classics.

5. Lunar Park by Brett Easton Ellis- I slept on the hard back when it came out, but the paperback had me by the nuts from start to finish. Scary and weird. I was having nightmares about Terby.

6. I.D. Magazine- The lifestyle one, not the design one( although thats cool too). I just finished my 5th complete year of not missing an issue. Plenty of back issues as well, but not one missing for 5 years. I keep them all in order and shit, like a good magazine nut should. I still get psyched when I see a new issue on the stand. Sad I know.

7. Factory Records, The Complete Graphic Album- This book is a complete collection of everything Factory Records put out in their too brief history. You talk about putting effort into everything they did, from poster to record sleeve, to club, this shit is outrageous.

8. Arctic Monkeys- I didn't believe the hype either, but when I heard the album, and all the other stuff, I was hooked like a crack head. Wait, maybe this was out in 2005. Either way its bangin innit?

9. 30 Rock- Please God, do not cancel this show. If this goes, while some bullshit with Jim Belushi stays, civilization really is collapsing.

10. Kaws- The Twins and the new Companion. Definite Museum pieces, but only toy heads know what I'm talking about right?

11. Barcelona and Paris- Two places we visited this year, Barca for the first time, Paris for the second. This sounds really cliche, but guess what? We want to go back. Topless beaches in Spain, and wonderfully dreary Parisian afternoons, just relaxin and buggin out all over the city.

12. FTW by Terry Richardson- Another book that Carrie gave me for my birthday. Awesome pictures of kids hangin out in the 80's, all punk rock and stuff. Only 1000 copies out there, and this was not cheap. thanks again.

13. My Grandparents- They died within 24 hours of each other. The funeral director had never seen this happen before in his entire career. Now thats old school love.