jacket: Maurice Jones for Geld Iaz, 1996 | scarf: Geld Iaz, 1996 | leggings: Adidas, 2009 | boots: Michael Kors, 2009 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004

 

if you want something done right… it’s virtually impossible to find somebody whom you can pay to do it for you.

 

jacket: Alessandro dell’Acqua, 2004 | pants: Geld Iaz, 2000 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004 | boots: Sportmax by Max Mara, 2010 | gloves: Etienne Aigner, 2006

 

i’m not sure why, but a street vendor jokingly asked me if i’m a "good cop or bad cop?" — maybe because i’m wearing the colors of the NYPD.

but really if i had to choose i think i’d be ambivalent cop.

 

dress: Geld Iaz, 2004 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004 | bag: courtesy of Amanusa, 2011

 

took a drive out to Seminyak, it’s like the SoHo + West Village + Meatpacking of Bali. drinks at The W, dinner at La Lucciola, drinks at Ku De Ta.

 

dress: Geld Iaz, 2008 | necklace: Geld Iaz / Joyce Leslie, 2011 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004

 

i didn’t actually make this dress from scratch, i found it in some store someplace on Broadway on sale for like $10. and at the time i liked the fabric, so even though the dress was too large and pretty hideous, i bought it anyway just so i could reconstruct it. i’m too lazy sometimes to make new things for myself with patterns and the whole rigmarole (plus my inventory of fabric is too costly for me to spoil myself with garments i’m just going to casually wear with flats and run around in all day). i’m really not that crazy about it, but at least it’s roomy and comfortable. the necklace i found in Joyce Leslie while i was buying leggings and tank tops (that i could also reconstruct). i thought the feathers were pretty, and i noticed they were cheaper than if i’d gone to the fabric/trimming district and bought them individually, imagine that. so i just played around with the feathers and stuff until the necklace was better.

 

raw

top: Geld Iaz, 2004 | pants: Taxi, 2005 | shoes: Gucci, 2007 | eyewear: Yves St Laurent, 2008

 

beautiful day. meeting at The Standard Grill. early drinks / dinner at my favorite outdoor cafe in all of NYC, Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano.

 

hat: Milsa, 2010 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004 | top: Geld Iaz, 2006 | shorts: Forever 21, 2011 | bag: Rick Owens (giveaway), 2011 | sneakers (not shown): Adidas, 2004

 

running errands. a few hours at Mood.

dinner at Keste.

 

cover-up: Geld Iaz, 2011 | top (underneath): Geld Iaz, 2008 | leggings: RLX Ralph Lauren, 2009 | shoes: Yves St Laurent, 2010 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004

 

aaand here come the black leggings creeping back into my life, siiigh i give up. summer is over. sob!

:(

early drinks / dinner at my favorite outdoor cafe in all of NYC, Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano.

 

dress: Geld Iaz, 2004 | sandals: Sam Edelman, 2009 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004

 

summer is almost over, so now i am hell bent on clinging to this season as long as i possibly can. even if that means wearing breezy gossamer resort apparel smack in the middle of this concrete urban metropolis. sigh.

:(

late brunch / early dinner at Cercle Rouge.

 

top: Geld Iaz, 2006 | shorts (underneath): Forever 21, 2011 | flipflops: Adidas, 2003 | baseball cap: Kawasaki, 2002 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004

 

okay fine, since this is not the first time i’ve gotten questions like this: "abbe… do you ever wear sensible shoes? do you even own a pair of flip-flops…? do you get this hotted-up when you’re just running out to the bodega?"

well the answers to your questions are: yes, yes i do.

so nyeah :P

 

dress: Geld Iaz, 2004 | hat: Mayser, 2008 | flipflops: Coach, 2010 | bag: Pearl River, 2011 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004

 

drinks / dinner with friends at The Windsor.

 

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