eyewear: Matsuda, 2013 | shirt: Joseph Abboud (men’s; altered), 2006 | shoes: Givenchy, 2011 | pants: Yohji Yamamoto Y3, 2012
top: Geld Iaz, 2008 | shorts (men’s; altered): John Varvatos, 2007 | shoes: Dsquared, 2011 | eyewear: Yves St Laurent, 2008
Standard Grill again cuz we happened to be right in the area. there’s an older guy on an antique bicycle who stakes the joint out for susceptible-looking ladies and then tries to pick them up with some line about "making a movie in the area." he must make his rounds to a few different places, cuz we watched him come and go three separate times in the span of about three hours. one of his other ploys is to roll up and cop a squat very nearby and then pretend to use his cell phone within earshot of his prey. we were too far away to hear him that time, but judging by the way his victim rolled her eyes up into her forehead (and then gathered up her purse and walked away), we imagined his phone "conversation" probably consisted of something along the lines of "well if Brad isn’t available for ten million then call George Clooney, he owes me a favor!" ha ha ha ha aha.
top: Geld Iaz, 2009 | shorts: John Varvatos (men’s – altered), 2009 | shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti, 2007 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004 | bag: Lancel, 2007
okay, i don’t know how he does it, but i can tell you for an absolute fact: Mike Tunk shares his clients with the hottest restaurants and nightclubs in NYC. it must be all by word of mouth or something, because Mike Tunk has even pleaded with me not to send him "any more people," because ha ha ahaa he can barely deal with all the spoiled demanding divas he already has. his little store yesterday was like a scene out of Cipriani, i am not even kidding. oh good, i just tried googling him and he’s totally unfindable. sorry!
in any case, even though losing my Blackberry was a bummer, i actually really like my new Bold 987whatever, yay! feel free to send me your communication information if you think you might not mind maybe hearing from me someday. i never backed up my contacts list, and i only write down really important hard-to-get phone numbers like Maxwell and Brian Grazer and Brian McNally in Ho Chi Minh.
hoodie: Michael Kors (men’s), 2007 | skirt: Geld Iaz, 1998 | boots: Alexander McQueen, 2007 | hat: Milsa, 2010 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004 | bag: Francesco Biasia, 2009 | wrap (inside bag): Loro Piana, 2006
oh, just some casual business attire hahahahahahaa.
quick early nibble at The Dutch.
top: Geld Iaz, 2006 | leggings: Forever 21, 2008 | shoes: Yves St Laurent, 2008 | shirt (men’s): Coast, Weber, & Ahaus, 2010 | jeans (men’s): Balmain, 2011 | boots (men’s): Balmain, 2011
although i really looove these men’s Balmain jeans and think it’s great that sweetie got them, here’s a little secret about shopping in Miami Beach: they don’t believe in sales. i’d asked a salesperson in a store about a Moncler coat (yes, in Miami) at the end of last winter, and was surprised when she’d told me it wasn’t on sale at all. she’d explained to me that in Miami Beach, they "get a lot of tourists"— and apparently, tourists are too stupid to realize that we have seasons in America (?) and that surplus retail items often get discounted at the end of those seasons. and so supposedly this is why in Miami Beach surplus retail items hardly ever get discounted, despite the item perhaps being, shall we say, démodé.
anyway, there’s this very nice store on Collins Ave called The Webster, they have some really beautiful things. and it’s true, nothing ever goes on sale there. on our previous visit i’d seen a great pair of Azzedine Alaïa shoes that seriously tempted me and had been quite relieved to hear they’d only had one pair left in a size that was way too big for me. well wouldn’t you know on this most recent visit, they still had that very same pair of size 41 Alaïa’s, and still they had not been discounted to expedite their unloading. weird, right?
in any case, my point is i’m glad these Balmain’s are so remarkable and unique, the likeliness of them sitting in a bargain bin somewhere else is really rather nil. but i’m still afraid to google and see if they could have been had elsewhere for less, cuz that might drive me a little bit crazy.
dinner at Hotel Griffou.
jacket: Yohji Yamamoto (men’s), 2008 | tights: Donna Karan, 2010 | boots: Michael Kors, 2009
i mean, rilly? strappy sandals one day, shearling boots the next? look— even the poor blossoms are confused. WILL NO ONE THINK OF THE BLOSSOMS?!
also: how come my wardrobe dwarfs sweetie’s by about 650% and yet i can’t stop stealing his clothes. it’s kinda ridiculous.