Monday, October 29, 2007

I'm losing at this game, no fair, why don't you seem to care

Busy weekend. Friday was shopping research day with my boss. You know me and shop day. It's really overwhelming for me and hard to stay focused for work. Because even one dress, or bag, or song playing in the store, can spark some kind of emotion or story in my head. Then I start thinking way too much, because we hit all the important stores and see so much. By the end of the day, I'm emotionally drained.

Friday night was the Halloween party, and it was so good to see my buddies and people I haven't seen in a long time. I really love them. It's so hard to meet awesome people, but they were all there! I was very happy to see everyone. I dressed up as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Unfortunately, I forgot to wear my sunglasses. Some people mistook my costume for some cracked out prom queen. I mean, really?!

Then on Saturday, I went to go see The Airborne Toxic Event and the 1990s at the Troubadour. Easily one of my favorite venues. It was only my second time seeing Airborne Toxic Event, but they were better than ever and so amazing. I love all their songs. They're amazing live.

1990s were adorable. They rocked it. Jackie makes people smile.

Sunday night, went to see Hot Hot Heat at the Fonda. Since when are cameras not allowed at the Fonda. This venue is slowly starting to move towards the bad list. You know how I am with venues. I couldn't take pics of the opening band, De Novo Dahl, but they were really something. I really like them. So charming, and good songs. Did I mention colorful suits with rhinestones and embroidery? Yeah. Go check them out, they're from Tennessee. And of course, Hot Hot Heat never disappoints!

And can I just end this post by saying today was just another manic Monday. Back at work, I probably did 10 million things today, and I felt like a zombie. Not to mention a few other things that just made it hard to focus. But who wants to hear about my job? Yup, I thought so.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The easiest things are so hard

Just got back from the Interpol mini-concert at the Jimmy Kimmel show. Aren't they just smashing, darling? Such characters, such style would inspire me to write a novel...

Last night I went to the David Yurman men's collection party at the Paramour Estate. The Bravery played a set. It was great. The guests parked at KCET and we all took shuttles to the mansion. Paramour was wonderful. The night air, the amazing view... The jewelry was beyond. Watched the Bravery front row. Because that's where I like to dance. Took lots of pics but my camera, or my battery, is dying. I need a new camera or battery.

Today I was sitting at work. It was a pretty busy day. I felt really depressed today. It was weird. But anyways, I was sitting at work, and I realized I really could've done better with my outfit last night. I just threw on anything. I think I'm still sleep deprived and jet lagged. Well, too busy and too tired to look my best I guess, which is a darn shame because I'm a designer/stylist. Why is it that everything matters so much when you're young? I can't wait to be like 30something and be mellowed out because I just don't give a damn anymore and have given up all my silly dreams. When you're 20something, everything's just so intense. All your emotions.. or maybe it's just me.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

You bang your head against the wall and and say you're sick of it all

Friday night, even if I was dog tired, I went to see Brian Lichtenberg's spring collection fashion show. I loved it. I've always been aware of Brian, but it was one day last month, I ran into him while we were both shopping for trims in the garment district in Downtown LA. I was looking for lace for work, and he was there. So I just started talking to him. And he told me about this show.

This is probably my favorite. I need it.

DJ Skeet Skeet spinning at the after party upstairs.

Afterwards, went to Mel's diner on Sunset Plaza. Came home and crashed. It was one crazy week for me, but I'm glad to be back home.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Everyday I play a sad game called in the future when all's well

Last night I went to see Morrissey at the Hollywood Palladium. I stood front row but very much off to the side, which means, I got a great view without the discomforts of the massive crowd pushing behind. I had times to freak out, times to sing along, and also moments where I just leaned against the railing and stared at Morrissey in pure bliss. It was actually my first time seeing him. Once in a blue moon, I feel like this is one of the happiest days of my life. My first two fashion shows, I felt that way. My first time at LA fashion week, I felt that way. Last night, I felt that way. Not many people really know me, but I've always felt that I am very much like Mister Morrissey. I've always felt a connection in my soul.