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jacket: Domenico Vacca (men’s; altered), 2007 | top: Geld Iaz, 2008 | pants: Initial (Hong Kong), 2009 | eyewear: Moncler, 2014 | sandals: Adidas SLVR, 2010


for *eveline* 2

jacket: Jean-Paul Gaultier (men’s; altered), 1988 | top: Geld Iaz, 2008 | pants: H&M (men’s), 2013 | eyewear: Gucci, 2005 | sandals: Balenciaga, 2012 | leggings: XJBoost, 2008 | clogs: Dior, 2005 | bag: Yves Saint Laurent, 2008 | wrap (in bag): Loro Piana, 2006


thank you thank you, Eveline! :)



dress: Geld Iaz, 2008 | necklace: Geld Iaz / Joyce Leslie, 2011


here’s another one of those dresses i scavenged off the cheap rack for my own personal use. i wasn’t crazy about this one either, but funny, now that i have the necklace, i like them better now. don’t get me wrong though, they’re fine for running around town to the FedEx and the dry cleaner and the liquor store and whatnot, but i wouldn’t be caught dead in these things anyplace where i’d actually see anybody i know. i’m just sayin.


animal planet – 02

top: Geld Iaz, 2003 | shorts (altered): Blue Marin Five Star, 2004 | shoes: Dior, 2005 | bag: Missoni, 2008


these sweatpants are pretty neat, they’re 100% cotton knit jersey, they used hang all the way down and drag on the floor. unfortunately, i shrunk them in the wash so i just cut the legs off.

dinner at Chinatown Brasserie.


yellow fever

car coat: Geld Iaz, 2011 | skirt: Geld Iaz, 1998 | wrap: Loro Piana, 2006


this sweater/jacket is pretty easy to make, it’s basically a big square with two short tubes attached for sleeves. Geld Iaz gave up seasonal design long ago (it’s only swim/resort and evening now), but since this awful interminable inclemency seems determined to stick around, i finally gave in and made myself something appropriate for the nippy temperatures. generally i never do— i usually refuse to construct anything that acknowledges the existence of Winter, its mere presence in the world is horrid enough.

dinner at Asellina with Nick Rytting because his family is in town (with any luck, we may work with each other on something soon). normally the Gansevoort hotels are not my stilo at all, i like Asellina mostly because all the homies from La Esquina and Da Silvano are there. but i must admit the food is actually quite good.


fashion week – f/w 2011

jacket: ? (Seoul), 2007 | skirt: Geld Iaz, 1999 | boots: Sportmax, 2010 | eyewear: street vendor, 2006 | bag: Fendi, 2007


happened across these old pair of shades i bought years ago from a street vendor (for $6) just because i liked the tint of the lenses and frame (even though i already owned a good dozen pair of designer sunglasses). i’d brought them home and played with them, adding some spare rhinestones i had, to jazz them up a wee bit. so aha haa i decided to sport them for Fashion Week, as something of a fashion-lover/hater’s anti-Fashion statement. they’re kinda neat actually, they make everything glow this great golden hue, so it seems like the sun is shining even when it’s not. which is not a bad way to cheer yourself up, like light-therapy or something.

the thing about Fashion Week is you’re often obliged to go places and be fashionable even when you aren’t in the mood. and there’s lots of walking, because so much is crammed into one day and of course the taxicabs are scarce. don’t let the amateur fashionistas fool you—- during Fashion Week it’s really the comfy flat shoes that are your best friend.

i’m only showing a few photos from the shows, because you can see pictures like this everywhere (even in ads and whatnot). whenever other style bloggers i like post runway shots, i get irritated and bored— it’s always the bloggers’ own personal styles i find most intriguing. to me, these people make Anna Wintour— like, totally obsolete.


poofy puffy

jacket: ? (purchased in Seoul, Korea 2007) | jeans: The Gap, 2005 | boots: ? (Tootsi Plohound, 2003) | eyewear: Yves St Laurent, 2010


i got this jacket in Seoul on sale for about $44 US dollars. the label’s been cut out, probably to discourage re-sale at a higher price or something. i think it’s great, but the one bad thing about buying clothes designed for Asians is that all the limbs tend to be midgetty. the sleeves were too short so i bought this pair of floppy leg warmers at Joyce Leslie and attached them to the sleeves at the elbow. this jacket gets tons of compliments.

my pal talked me into the boots in 2003, because they were on sale at Tootsi in SoHo for $89. i can’t even see the designer’s name inside. not that crazy about them, the heels are too short and the sole is thin (generally i prefer a platform). but they’re fine in this crappy weather for a stroll to the post office, that’s for sure. they’re actually not bad, they have these neat long leather laces that just wrap around haphazardly.