Can't take California out of me!

Yesterday, Amagansett, New York, 2009:

suzanne on a skateboard, 2009

Any old day, Rolling Hills Estates, California, 1975:

suzanne on a skateboard, 1975

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Get stoned tonight!

I would be there too if I was in the neighborhood.. but alas I'm out of town!! SO this is a reminder to all of you nyc and around nyc peeps that love to go see live bands!!!


See Tuesdays Post for details!


I need a Yupik and a Wink!

White Rabbit England, is the gorgeous creation of sisters Charlotte and Victoria, who dream of fairies dancing in the firelight in an old english cottage deep in the woods.... or so I imagine.


As little girls Victoria and her sister Charlotte slept with an enchanting pottery toadstool light beside their beds. Hand painted in earthenware and decorated with dancing elves and fairies, it was the magical centrepiece of their bedside table, filling their bedroom with a gentle, reassuring light.

So of course, why wouldn't they grow up wishing to re-create that reassuring element of their childhood, to their very own children, and ours!

Gorgeous and darling night lights, shaped as toadstools and rabbits, and contemporary lamps decorated with bold stripes and flowers, a range of boxed breakfast sets, exquisite 100% Cashmere collection and now these darling knitted dolls.


Visit their website and blog, to discover more about their products, their beauty and their talent.

125_1_thumbshortlistedOh yeah, and their White Rabbit Nightlight just won Gift of The Year 2009

Keep up on her blog, and Victoria will let you know any upcoming shows and announcements!

oh, one last photo... This photo is from the kids trade show in Harrogate just last month. There is one coming up mid August right here in New York City!



They are just Stone Cold Dandy!!


The Stone Cold Dandies have a lot of steve mcQueen love going on. Being a huge McQueen fan myself, I was delighted to see their musical homage to the late great Bullitt star. In fact, I can just see the background music to this clip set to Costa Crica (see video below).


I absolutely love their music and I'm dying to see them play. Lucky for you they are playing this Thursday! But alas, I am away.

The band is:
Aramis Estevez - Vocals, guitar
Iron Styx - Drums
Jelle Wagenaar - Bass


Photos by Daniela Jung

Up and coming show!
This Thursday night, July 30th
68 Jay Bar
68 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY

a preview from a recent gig:

friend them on facebook:

Right, now you want to know how did I come across them? Jelle is a friend of mine. His Lady is one of my dearest! Daniela! I'll hopefully being doing an interview with her this week, or next. They are the coolest, in the most laid back way, with a darling little girl.

Stay tuned for more!


Mingus is Patient! But patience takes practice!

I just had to share this very funny post from my friend Rikke. She's the most fabulous and sexy dog trainer out there! She taught this same trick to little Tiki, my darling dauchsund.


Here Mingus demonstrates "Leave it". This trick comes in very handy!

Mingus is serious about his bagel w cream cheese



Legends of the long and lanky


Two great models, that were not afraid of changing their looks. And by doing so, launched their careers.

Kristen McMenamy
Wow, only one year younger than me. And she is one of the most celebrated, well known models, who is still working.
Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, McMenamy's modeling career has spanned the years from 1985 to present, her heyday being in the 90's. And now Steven Meisel has brought her back for the July 2009 cover of Vogue Italia and an accompanying 31-page spread dubbed "The Legend."

The early years:


Nadia Auermann
a bit younger, born in '71, West-Berlin, Germany, Nadia also is a legend of transformation and longevity.
Auermann landed many modeling gigs, but it wasn't until she bleached her hair platinum blonde for a prêt-à-porter collection that her career took off.

The early years:


I might be getting into some trouble posting photos I find on the internet, but how else is one supposed to share their ideas, likes and dislikes? I'm not selling anything here. Just sharing... So if you stumble upon this blog, and don't want me to share any photos, please just tell me, and I'll remove them.


Only Angels Have Wings... but why not improvise?

Step by step on how to do it yourself by SMexy Dead:

Safety Pin Wings - More DIY How To Projects


I need a good pair of suspenders with wings!

Suspenders: Valentine Gauthier. Model: Alexandra.

I first stubbled across these delightful suspenders on Fashion Copious. A wonderful source of models and fashion inspiration.


This detail was taken by Betty at Le Blog de Betty in Valenine Gauthier's shop. I adore this blog. She's adorable, and a great sense of style.


back in the game


Hello my lovely chic blogging friends. I'm so sorry I've been out of the game, so to speak. My father-in-law passed away last week, and it's just taken everything out of me. I had no spark. But we are moving forward, and it's time to get back to it.

so.. on that note... why not share my new bathing suit! Yes, a bit of retail therapy always cheers a girl up.

Sorry, no photos of myself in it yet... That old promise to get in shape before the summer, sort of went to pot. On the back-burner with all those other great ideas and projects sitting in the corner collecting dust.

But here are some photos of my suit, on a model.


This is the tankini I got in black. Although, I didn't get it in black. I got it in the color below.


I think this is a one piece. But I got this color in the tankini top, and black bottoms.


I really wanted this. But A) they didn't have it in my size, and b) thankfully, because it was twice the price, and I'm not sure I wouldn't have bought it anyhow!!

visit Mailia Mills to see her line of swimsuits


Olivia ruled this little girls dreams...

Damn, Olivia Newton-John was awesome!

And I lived those years. I tried to dress like that. Only, I was a pudgy adolescent. But then, I so wanted to be older, like my friend Julie's sisters. We watched them dress up in silky wrap around dresses, long sashes, and sexy Candies shoes and go out for the night with their feathered haired boyfriends. Then we would grab their left overs, a hairbrush, put Abba, ONJ, KC, the Commodores... you get the idea.

This would be the Disco period.

I couldn't embed this video, so go check it out for the fashion. I love the skinny black tie, the leather pants.. and that leather coat is so MEMBERS ONLY!
Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love

These are also some good ideas of her, style around this period.

Magic, live:


Later she cut her hair, and looked so cool. Fresh Disco! Love the chorus girls outfits:


In highschool, I took Ballet, Tap and Jazz. And for our Jazz recital we did a dance to Let's get PHysical. It was hilareous. If you never saw the orginal video, check it out here.

But of course there were the early days, the country girl. Before I lived in Viriginia, before the Disco phase, I lived in California, and Olivia was still a country girl. Pre Grease, pre Physical. And Have you Never been Mellow ruled my sunny afternoons.

god I love this haircut!!!


ah... to be young and bored

On wednesday I had a very good laugh, and I needed to share this witty article with you.

Agyness Deyn Is, Like, So Very Bored Right Now
By The Cajun Boy at Gawker.com

Agyness Deyn is, like, such a rebel. She's a model who is so unmodel-y. She, like, hates fashion! And she, like, lives in East Village and wears Converse sneakers and quirky hats and smoke Parliaments. She's, like, so unique!

But that's not all! Agyness Deyn wears suspenders and retro band T-shirts and and she, like, DJs and has a band and likes rocker dudes. She might try acting one day but, like, she doesn't know yet and all, but she's, like, "into stuff that really pushes the boundaries, raises the bar ... like, puts you out of your comfort zone," but for now she's, like, just hanging out downtown trying to figure it all out, so the New York Times wrote, like, a big feature on her where they said she is "the visual articulation of our culture's unspoken hopes and latent desires," whatever the hell that means.

"You know, even though I'm in fashion, I don't, like, do fashion," she said. "Fashion isn't me, even though I work in it. It's just materialistic stuff. I just want to do whatever makes me happy."

What makes Ms. Deyn happy?

"Like being totally conscious. Laughing is, like, my favorite thing to do. Being with friends, having fun ... being a bit daft."

It is hard to say if she eschews her supermodel role because she doesn't have the id or will to assert it or because she doesn't fully understand her own potential. But this, again, may be part of the construct of Ms. Deyn's media persona: she projects a cultivated lack of savvy, as if she were acting from a Buddhist compulsion to consciously guard herself from arriving at too intimate an understanding of such worldly filth.

Does she intend to spontaneously skip any Fashion Weeks, as she did last fall?

"I don't know," she said, airily. "I kind of make the decision a week before. I love doing it, but then sometimes I'm doing another project or something."

So yeah, Agyness Deyn isn't some vapid model bitch like so many of the others who are, like, all stupid and lazy and have had everyone kiss their boney asses all their lives because they're pretty. You see, with Agyness Deyn, it's, like, all just an act. She may, like, come across like a insufferably dim bulb, but she's, like, really the reincarnation of Ludwig van Beethoven, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison all in the same androgynous body. And now you know.

again, this little piece of genius is by By The Cajun Boy at Gawker.com


Les kitty manicure

Sorry I have not posted all week. I'm kind of on vacation and at the same time dealing with a personal family crisis. I will try to do better this week! But you might find this to be a light week too.
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