Friday, November 21, 2008

Fantastic Fête: Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania spring 2009 preview

Oh, the world of Vivienne Westwood.

First introduced to her via the Sex Pistols, my love for her fun fashions, ridiculous shoes, and glorious orb logo on her bags and wallets have left me a Westwood fan for all time. After living in the Vivienne-obsessed land of Japan for almost 3 years, I've been able to hone my Westwood-ese pretty well over the past decade.

Last night, I attended the Anglomania 2009 preview, held at Em & Co by 3rd and Fairfax. After some correspondence with the affable store owner, Evaline, I was excited to see what the store had to offer, as I had never been.

Dressed up a bit for the event in some of my VW gear, as well! OOTD ahead:

Scarf, skirt: Vivienne Westwood (skirt is Red Label)
necklace: World Wide Love
Shirt: second hand shop

The staff and guests were a pleasure to meet. I met a lot of ladies excited about the Gothic & Lolita Bible, and even some people who tell me they swore by it when they were in their teens, which is always good to hear.

On the walls hung huge canvases by Biagio Black, with the 2009 Anglomania pieces sectioned into two small racks along the wall.

The Anglomania collection itself was an array of muted colors, with the exception of two canary yellow pieces, and a small collection entirely in white. A few models made the rounds wearing the new Anglomania pieces, which were available for pre-order at the event.

Unfortuantely, I didn't feel like any of the pieces for 2009 were different than what I've seen in the past 2 years from Anglomania. I liked them 2 years ago, and I still find myself liking them more, but I was hoping for at least some louder fabric choices or slightly different draping. Check out these two items for spring 2009, a vest and suit jacket pattern, that're strikingly similar to 2007/8's collection...

Barring Dame Westwood's Anglomania line's lack of boldness, the event was still very enjoyable. Overall, the event was well-attended, the people great, and the 15-minuite-late ice shipment for beverages inconsequential. I hope to be back at Em&Co. again soon for some more of their fun fashion events.

Fantastic Fête: Reebok 2009 stylist preview

As a woman of many talents (?), I found myself helping out at this event on November 18 which introduced famous stylists to Reebok's 2009 spring line in the stunning setting of the celebrity-laden STK restaraunt on La Cienega. Joining the celeb stylists were talents such as embers of the cast of teen-movie Twilight and the spunky kids from 90210.

The setup was grand, the food impeccable, and the shoes super cute. Reebok's customizable shoes were definitely all the rage at the party, and you can jump on the bandwagon as well! Check out and click on "Customize" to enter the glorious world of shoes you can design! At a price range between $70 and $90, this is quite the deal.

Check out a sneak peek of some of the new styles below! Oh 2009, you can't get here soon enough!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Snoop Dog says, "HAPPY THANKS GIVIN, YO"

While not entirely relevant to this blog, I think it is my duty as a citizen to make sure as many people view this footage of Snoop on Martha Stewart's show being awesome.

When two titans collide, making mashed potatoes can become a world of wonder and surprise. Seriously. WATCH IT.

Monday, November 17, 2008

OOTD: Pianos and Polka Dots.

Dressin up for work. Feeling frisky and retro today.

Dress: Innocent World
Shoes: Alice and the Pirates
Socks: Candy Stripper
Bolero: Offbrand
Feather hair clip thing: Le Chance

Event Recap: Princess Picnic, November 14, 2008

As much as Los Angeles is a city of nighttime soirees and star-studded events strewn with liquid libations, I still find that the afternoon activities in this town are as original and fun as the Angelenos that inhabit this patch of desert.

This past Friday, Ms. Joellen of Firefly Path ( hosted a "Princess Picnic." Girls showed up in a myriad of poofy dresses in all colors of the rainbow, ranging from Disney princess garments to elven inspirations. Joellen also kindly invited out some photographers to capture her guests at their most royal.

Check out my queenly duds here:

Set at the visualy stuning Balboa Park in Van Nuys, the heat didn't seem to bother the princess and princes at the park!

Check out photos snapped by myself and yume_ninja of the delightful event!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fantastic Fête: Signature Magazine Launch Party

Last night, I was kindly invited to the Signature magazine launch soiree, and invited Mandy of Zippercut ( along as my fellow partner in crime.

We ponied up to the venue, searching for the "free valet" they had touted on their invite, found nothing, rounded the block a few times, and found one lonely valet man in an alleyway across the street from the venue waving a flashlight. SIGNS, people. Let's use SIGNS to tell us where to park, please!

After that bit of confusion, it was on to the party, cleverly hosted inside Interior Illusions (8448 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood)... a furniture store! The decor was great, and with lots of plush beds to lay about, the crowd warmed up to the idea of sprawling on them as the the night got longer and the drinks got stronger. I love a party where one can playfully muss up a bedspread with their pals and have it be entirely non-sexual.

Grabbed a copy of Signature magazine and was pleased with the contents- focuses on the "high end" Los Angeles scene, so there was lots of coverage of LA fashion week, a feature on Kobe Bryant, a posh editorial spread by photographer Matthew Mitchell, and interviews with a slew of philanthropical Angelenos, which was my fave part of the magazine. Too often does the world of glamour forget about our duty to volunteer and work for a real cause... not just your OWN cause...! Kudos to Signature.

You can snap up Signature on stands asap! Or, order a year long subscription for just $10! (whaaat?)

Great party with fabulously dressed people, and some peeps from The OC that I didn't recognize. Drat! Must get on that "popular TV" wagon sometime this year...!

We met some fabulously unique people this night, so hello there to wicked fantastically dressed Grady Cooley, the feathery and beautiful Ms. Drew Bird, the blonde bombshell herself Katt Lee, and the photogs at (check out their site in a few for photos from the night!)! Hope to see you all again soon!

Mandy of Zippercut looking bashful

Outfit of the Day (OOTD, for those not in the know).

My new obsession will surely become yours.

Well, let me rephrase that. I've always been into dressing up as fun as can be for both work and play, but only recently have I relize I should document these things before... time erases all memory, I suppose.

So here you have my outfits from the past two weeks. Read 'em and weep, fellas.

Shirt: Modeling Camilla D'Errico Tee for Japan LA (
Bloomers: Bodyline
Boots: mystery?

Working at Japan LA
Socks: Candy Stripper (
Dress: Innocent World (

Dressing up for PMX (
Dress: Beth by Victorian Maiden (
Tights: Anna Sui
Pearl Choker: Vintage

Cute as a button for the Angelic Pretty event at the Kyoto Imperial Hotel in Little Tokyo (
Dress, boots: Angelic Pretty (
Purse: Forever 21

Dolled up for a Halloween Party hosted by Royal/T and Japan LA. (Photos from LA Times here)
My Queen of hearts "costume"

What it looks like, toned down, sans veil + train

Purse: H&M