jacket: Alessandro dell’Acqua, 2004 | pants: Stella McCartney for Adidas, 2010 | boots: Fendi, 2010 | rain/sun hat: Tilley, 2011 | bag: Luba J, 2005
i must say there are two things i’m starting to get really really really sick of. rain, and the color black.
o wait sorry, that’s way too shallow and fashiony sounding. what i really should say is: there are two things i’m starting to get really really really sick of: Climate Change, and the bleak and grim pervasive despondency persistently manifested in my quotidien sartorial selections.
[ ha ha ha ahaa uggh i’m a style blogger shoot me now ]
jacket: 7 (Japan), 2008 | leggings: Adidas, 2011 | shoes: Yohji Yamamoto Y3, 2010 | bag: Azzedine Alaïa, 2005 | scarf: Geld Iaz, 1996
dinner at Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano with Zainab Jah and Danai Gurira. (remember when Zainab Jah was a badassed rifle-toting hottie in The New York Times? i just love that photo.)
"friends & family" pre-opening drinks at Teatro aka Theater Bar.
hat: Stetson, 2010 | sweater: Quill’s Woollen Market Ireland Hand Knit, 1999 | leggings: Adidas, 2010 | boots: Michael Kors, 2009
i mean, rilly? strappy sandals one day, shearling boots the next? geee we should just do this back and forth every other day until fucking July. yea, that’ll be fun.
pullover: B by Burton, 2011 | leggings: Adidas, 2009 | rain boots: Jeffrey Campbell, 2010 | eyewear: Gianni Versace, 2004
the other great thing about cool snow riding gear? it’s all 100% waterproof.
who was it that said, "there’s no such thing as bad weather, there’s just one being ill-prepared" —was it that Blackwell guy? whatever, he was kinda full of shit anyways, but you get the picture.
pants: Adidas, 2010 | shoes: Y3 Yohji Yamamoto for Adidas, 2010 | sweater: ? | eyewear: RayBan, 2004
day two: after dinner at Benu in San Francisco we drove straight to Napa Valley, we stayed at a friend’s friend’s great little cottage located on the Del Dotto vineyard. breakfast from the nearby Dean & Deluca. wine tasting at Duckhorn Vineyards. lunch at Bottega. wine tasting at Del Dotto. dinner by the fire in the backyard of such an enormous supply of smoked meats, cheeses, vegetables, nibbles, and shrimp grilled on the patio (shipped in from Whole Foods) that you can’t even imagine.
packing for three cities (at varying temperatures) when you hate to check in luggage is kinda a pain in the ass, every single piece has to be maximized efficiently for potential usability in every situation. so of course i ended up a couple things short, i had to borrow this gray sweater from my pal to pile on top of two other layers so i was warm enough for my tour of Napa Valley without being too uncomfortably overheated by trying to wear the coats i’d had to cram into my tiny TSA-approved carry-on suitcase for our upcoming stay in Lake Tahoe.
dress (as skirt): Geld Iaz, 2004 | teeshirt: American Apparel, 2010 | coat: Gianni Versace, 1989 | shoes: Y3 Yohji Yamamoto for Adidas, 2010 | bag: Luba J, 2005 | eyewear: Fiction, 2010
i only wore this coat hoping Spring will come soon and i won’t have much more of an occasion to wear it for at least another ten months.
drinks at Living Room in the Standard Hotel with accessories designer Julija Stoliarova of Luba J, it was so much fun. remember when she was a 40-foot high billboard on Houston Street for Kangol by Luba J? she’s so beautiful. dinner at Villa Pacri.
coat: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, 2009 | pants: Stella McCartney for Adidas, 2009 | hat: Monarchy, 2009 | eyewear: Chanel, 2005 | hoodie: RLX Ralph Lauren, 2010 | shoes: Fendi, 2010
when i graduated from college in 1990, i gave up black. it came to me in an epiphany one day when i opened up my closet and saw nothing but typical teenage despondence. and so for decades afterward i turned my back on black, i hardly ever went near the pigment except in the Spring of 1997 when Tom Ford and Donna Karan had practically every discerning client of mine desperately begging for it. then sometime around 2009, in the midst of a seemingly pointless never-ending war, the global economic and financial-systems meltdown, and persistent corruption in the government of the most powerful nation in the world, somehow black became appealing to me again. last year, in 2010, nearly every single article of clothing i purchased was black. go figure. if this brutal winter ever lets up, it might be time to live in color again.