Tuesday, December 6, 2011

lookout & wonderland at busy being

lookout & wonderland
makes its debut
at busy being in austin, tx
this thursday !!

if you are nearby
hop over and check out
the new brick and mortar
the selection is
pretty stellar


lookout & wonderland

i've obviously
been missing in action
a bit over here

and this
is why...

 i quit my
day job as creative director
at 2k by gingham
and started focusing solely
on my textile

a proper site is coming soon


i have a small shop
open at space 15 twenty
in hollywood for the holidays
please come by and support if you can.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ground control

the show i've been
working on is opening
this thursday evening
at seeline gallery
in the pacific design center

janet and i are
putting the final
touches on the show
today and it is looking
so beautiful

thank you to all of the
artists for being

please come and share with us


The artist’s works in the
Ground Control exhibition
reference environmental awareness in a
contemplative and hopeful manner.

Featuring legendary artist,
educator and iconoclastic
designer Ed Fella’s rarely seen masterful collages.
These collages, created exclusively for
Ground Control,
are constructed of bits and pieces
collected directly from the streets of
Los Angeles.

This presentation is significant
as the first time showing of
Ed Fella's artwork outside of the museum setting and in a gallery exhibition.

Our environment is not only
the air, water, minerals, organisms,
and all other external factors
surrounding us at any given moment,
but also the social and cultural forces that shape the life of
a person or a population.
We are currently in a continual struggle
with man’s need to exercise
dominion over an ever-expanding territory
and the detrimental side effects of this obsession with
control and consumption.
With rising awareness to the obvious
changes occurring to our climate
and the immediate consequences felt by humanity world wide,
one would expect to find artistic
translation that speaks to the
immediacy of this climacteric event.
With Ground Control,
Seeline Gallery presents a
diverse representation of this ever-evolving story.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

into the heart of the sun

my dear friend
leonardo bravo
has a stunning
new show opening
at fifth floor
saturday night


the works draw on
a modernist and minimalist
geometric vocabulary
by employing an array
of saturated colored lines
to visualize structures and systems
in a constant state of unfolding.


Monday, October 31, 2011

if you love me, pop and fly; if you hate me, burn and die.

life has
kept me
beyond busy
these last few weeks...

happy all hallows eve

one of my
horror films
the costuming
is absolutely ace.
...just might
give up my mortal
soul for their closet

Monday, October 17, 2011

nicholas krushenick

the way your
can begin to manifest

been really feeling
nicholas krushenick
(an early part of the
pop art movement in new york
and part owner of brata gallery & proud high school dropout ;)
for about a year now...
after regularly seeing
a few of his pieces
at the hospital throughout
last year.

his work charms
my spirit

before my extended
home away from home
experience at cedars
i rarely ever saw examples
of his work...
but now he seems
to be all over my sight line

thank you mr. krushenick

if you are in new york
you can catch a retrospective of
his work at gary synder gallery
lucky you.





get moving

good morning
from my heart string...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


this small python
zagliani will shrink
your bank account


where oh where
did i put
that benefactor...

love will expand you


Thursday, September 22, 2011

tiny blessing



and now for something completely different

a bit of
genius inspiration
for your morning

methinks my
very early obsession
with this program
provided the absolute
foundation of my being

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

silver lining

be here
tomorrow night
for the opening
of this gorgeous show.


denim dressing

i've always
been pro
all denim looks
my vintage levi's
work shirt and
70's lee bellbottoms

these photos
have been lying around
on my desktop
making me wish for cooler
days for bit now

thought i'd share

meredith melling burke
killing it
in my favorite steez


tamu mcpherson looking fresh and gorgeous
as always


an indigo, sashiko
& patchwork dream


two serious cuties


mad dash
of hotness
(& isabel marant
wedge sneakers to boot)


don't remember
where all of the photos
are from
mmb photo is by tommy ton for style.com
& the indigo/sashiko is tommy ton as well

Friday, September 16, 2011

a product of design

i'll be here
tomorrow night
stellar line up
of some of my
favorite people


albert watson exposed

to be in paris
albert watson
opened a new show
of nudes at
"albert watson exposed"


photos from
the opening
over at
a shaded view on fashion


this lady
is killing it

my favorite fall look
hands down

pulling my vintage lace skirt
back out for fall


photo: the sartorialist

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

tall trees and bodies of water

up to
lake arrowhead
the past

in the world
did it take
me so long

here are a few
snapshots from
my phone
when i have time
i'll upload my actual photos







Friday, September 9, 2011


old news

if you are
near here
my dear friend
johanna has a show


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ladies of the canyon

this past
i was spirited away
to my dear friend's home
in topanga canyon
to celebrate her birthday.

we sunbathed, lounged, danced
and i finally had
an occasion to wear
my 1940's chacha dress.


the view from her pool


indian summer

really feeling
coral toes
right now

too bad mine
are so totally
destroyed from surfing...



baby strawberries


Thursday, September 1, 2011


loving the
long, lean
lines at
this season

(very haider ackermann
2010 reminiscent, but
it doesn't actually bother me)

a modified version of this
may very well find it's way
onto my dress form for fall

exposed backs
& maxi length skirts
feel just about right





Wednesday, August 31, 2011

chantal young

after my
less than stellar
experience in my
printmaking class
i was hyped to
see the work of
chantal young
(thanks izzie)
she is a milano based artist
and clothing designer
working much in the
way i was envisioning
being about to work
in said class...
little did i know
the instructor
is strangely anti textile design

love her simple color palate
and integration of neon pink





Tuesday, August 30, 2011

mr. nathaniel russell


have an
amazing time
in australia

Friday, August 26, 2011

but fortunately i still have the stars left

Letter To Youki

My love,

Our suffering would be unbearable if I couldn’t regard it as a passing and sentimental illness. Our reunion will make our life beautiful for at least thirty years. For my part, I’m taking a deep swig of youth, and I will return filled with love and strength. During work a birthday, my birthday was the occasion for a long meditation on you. Will this letter reach you in time for your birthday? I would have liked to give you a hundred thousand American cigarettes, a dozen couture dresses, an apartment on the rue de Seine, an automobile, a little house in the Compi├Ęgne forest, the one on Belle Isle and a little four-penny bouquet. In my absence, you can go ahead and buy the flowers. I will repay you for them. The rest I promise you for later.

But before all else, drink a bottle of good wine and think of me. I hope our friends won’t leave you alone on this day. I thank them for their devotion and their courage. I received a package from Jean-Louis Barrault about a week ago. Kiss him on the cheek for me as well as Madeleine Renaud, as the package is a proof that my letter did arrive. I have not received a reply, but I’m waiting for one every day. Kiss the whole family for me, Lucienne, Tante Juliette, Georges. If you meet Passuer’s brother, give him my regards and ask him if he knows anyone who can come and help you. What’s new with my books at the press? I have many ideas for poems and novels. I’m sorry that I have neither the freedom nor the time to write them. You can, however, tell Gallimard that within three months of my return they will receive the manuscript for a love story in an entirely new genre. I am closing for today.

Today, the 15th of July, I receive four letters, from Barrault, Julia, Dr. Benet, and Daniel. Thank them and excuse me for not having replied. I have the right to only one letter a month. Still nothing from your hand, but they do give me news of you; this will be for next time. I hope that this letter is as our life to come. My love, I kiss you as tenderly as honorability permits in a letter which must be passed by the censor. A thousand kisses. And have you received the little hope chest that I sent to the hotel in Compi├Ęgne?


Thursday, August 25, 2011

they always remember you

is truly
that matters
in life.

thank you
for the reminder...

Sweet Memories Last Forever


The Sun Always Shines

by my
dear sweet
anthony peters


just like this
and fly away.


wind loop

the end of
summer always
makes me feel like
piling flowers in my hair
and wearing billow dresses




Friday, August 19, 2011


s.j. lee and erik sanner
opens saturday august 20th
at charles thomas contemporary
at carmichael gallery


true stories


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