Thursday, September 25, 2008


i've been pretty busy sewing custom skirts and school projects lately, but i finally got a chance to make myself a skirt the other day! i made it out of some great black and white gingham check cotton. i absolutely love it! this is a pretty awful photo (thanks photobooth) but i promise some better photos of this, and other recent projects, are coming soon!
also! i have more of this fabric, enough to make at least one more skirt! feel free to comment, email me ( or message me on my etsy if you'd like to talk about custom ordering one!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


it has been a shamefully long time since i have updated this blog. i have been a bit overwhelmed with schoolwork and sewing ceaselessly. however! that does mean some good news for the etsy shop! the return of the PEACOCK HEADBANDS, as well as new bow tie necklaces and some new styles of puff skirts coming your way! this week i received a photo from a customer who recently bought a navy blue puff skirt and a black bow tie necklace - i absolutely love it when customers send me photos of them wearing my goods, it's amazing to see how each girl gives them her own feel!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


the other night i attended a lovely housewarming party for my (absolutely gorgeous) friend Reba. little did i know that among the beautiful, perfectly-dressed-and-groomed guests i would meet that night (seriously one of the best-looking groups of people i've witnessed), one of them would be Interweb/San Francisco royalty, miss Zana Bayne. I've admired Zana's impeccable personal style, clothing taste and art projects through various websites for a while, and have been following her blog Garbage Dress religiously since she started keeping it a few months ago. Not only does she have an amazing, refreshing perspective of the current fashion-meets-art world, she's also super friendly and totally amazing in person. it's always exciting to realize people are even better in "real life" than they are in pixel form!
here are some photos i've grabbed from Zana's blog from the night of the party:

what i wore to the party: a vintage dress and chloe-inspired flats, with my vintage pyrex dish as accessory
(the bean dip was delicious)
ps: why do i look like i'm 12? maybe because i insist on wearing vintage children's clothing. i had to convince an incredulous acquaintance this night that i was, really and truly nearing the ripe old age of 23.

the hostess Reba, always gorgeous and so classy

the food at this party was to die for, hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, cheese and crackers and stuffed mushrooms, oh my!

check out some photos of Zana and her work:

it's always exciting to me when young people are doing new things with textiles, art and clothing, and this girl is definitely pushing the envelope in some amazing ways.

( & you can see more of her work, exhibitions, etc, on her website!)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

girl of my dreams

magazine lovers, rejoice! issue 7 of lula magazine will be hitting US newsstands a week from today on September 8th! The arrival of Lula on bookstore shelves only happens 4 times a year and is something i look forward to like a day at Disneyland. if you haven't discovered Lula yet, do yourself a favor and splurge on the $20 magazine - with its large format, thick glossy pages, beautiful fonts and layouts, amazing articles and gorgeous lolita dreamland imagery, it is worth every penny, and without a doubt my favorite magazine in publication. plus, this issue has 2 absolutely gorgeous covers to chose from! here are a few preview shots i snagged from the moldy doily, these scans make me so so excited for fall, for orange pumpkins and grey skies and purple wooly tights and warm cups of tea, oh my!