I'm gonna need more hangers.


when you find out one of your fav bloggers a) bought the real version of your knockoff, b) is rocking it harder than you, c) in the same month. i don’t know why but i’m freaking out a bit. i think it’s cuz i’ve been living so happily in my casual blogging world, not really trying to copy anyone, just passing by and appreciating… doot-dee-doo…annnnnnnd now it looks like i’m trying too hard. wah. i’m consoling myself by reminding myself that i didn’t like the extra snaps on the original anyway and that we have different styles. repeatedly. and rocking back in forth. somebody hold me please.

vogue nippon [erin wasson, nov 2008]

i keep a lot of images like this in the back of my mind/harddrive when i take photos. i’m never gonna be as natural or as dope of a model as erin or any of the other models i admire. and you know what? i’m kind of ok with that.

i woke up this morning at 4:44 am and couldn’t go back to sleep. i went to sleep at 12ish. so i stayed up and got stuff done. i feel like a bird for once.

via tfs

Hole – Samantha (Music Video) from MORGUEzine on Vimeo.

mother and daughter

i don’t usually do too many video posts or mv posts and i don’t know why. hrm. anyways, is it possible that a woman can sound and look even more beautiful than ever? there’s a punk post riot girl in me that wishes she was impervious to bullshit and fear and getting old, but i don’t think i can ever outrun those things like CL or get a tattoo. i would love one on the inside of my upper arm. wouldn’t it be cool to be a business woman with a history someday?

pc: francis [hedislimane]

vogue china [aug 2011]

i take back what i said about tao here. she is most definitely not a one trick pony kind of girl (she’s at least two). its supposed to be an homage to freja, but tao totally steals the show. now i wanna cut my hair, wear heavy make up daily, get a star tattoo, and other style things i really shouldn’t engage in. god she’s breathtaking, i can’t get over it! *stares*

rinko kikuchi [oyster#93] :: chiaki kuriyama [i-d magazine#293]

when it comes to beauty icons, i’m drawn to japanese girls. the reason is in the jawline, a sharp and slightly hollowed out one, which my face can be at times. i think it looks soft today because i’m feeling quite doe-ish (doughish too, but less so). other faces i quite like are devon aoki, jenny shimizu, and even daul kim (although she breaks the j-girl line). tao okamoto used to be on this list, but i think i just like her hair. i used to want to trade faces, who didn’t, but i think i’m at a comfortable place where i just use the term “icon” loosely as a source of inspiration. i like seeing how they accentuate their angles and expressions in photos. oh and make up ideas.

lately i’ve been preoccupied with restoring my former, not-college exhausted face and trying to take better care of my skin, sleeping 8 hrs and eating well. i should start taking vitamins and drinking more water. my pursuit for natural beauty within myself has been on my mind more than shopping, which is so odd to me since shopping is just as natural to me.

categories: Girl Crush, Photoshoot
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the mnmlst

photos [me]

today was a big day: Katharine’s (aka the mnmlst) style editorial photoshoot. we’ve been planning this literally for weeks and couldn’t have secured the setting and equipment without the help of Miel and Paul, the photog prof (who wins all kinds of adorable adult of the day awards). as for the shoot itself, i can be super nit picky, but Katharine was such a good sport and model, doing everything i asked without question XD. thank you sweetheart, for letting me indulge! and did i mention her wardrobe is killer covet-able? pretty sure i want almost everything she has, except in white.

i’m reminded again how natural this entire process is to me, even if i am not a master of whatever medium, how i can devote hours tirelessly and shamelessly ignore all other players in my pressurized schedule. it’s kind of awful but it feel so damn good.

you should see what the combination of our clothes and aesthetics has bred. stay tuned for the product of our intense labor of love!

red cross japan tee [openingceremony]

back ordered. and they should be.

also, my two girl crushes are modeling them. how can i say no?

categories: Girl Crush, Inspiration

columbine smille

that all white is solid. when was the last time i did this? too long ago. a theme for this week perhaps? also, really liking moto vests + sheer. or sheer + anything. yesssss

zhang ziyi at ferragamo backstage

eh to those sequins or whatever, but the rest is great. and HER HAIR. ahhh

asos portfolio clutch [parkandcube]

awww Shiniiii~ rockin the portfolio i’ve had my eye on, although i was thinking the bright red. yellow nails are great too. damn girl.