Sunday, March 30, 2008

My jacket wasn't meant to be touched, so don't touch it

*I've been drawing mostly on Illustrator because my studio desk is still a mess and I'm just like too busy to clean it up right now. But I really want to do marker illustrations again. Soon. I want to start illustrating musicians for Spin or Rolling Stone.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

You've been chosen as an extra in the movie adaptation of the sequel to your life

I want that bag. Actually, I want everything shown above. It's the spring/summer look I've been daydreaming about. Drew the girl on Illustrator. I have this whole scenario in my head to tell you the truth. Who I would run into, where I would be, and how perfect everything would be.
1. Bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs 2. Sunglasses, Ray Ban Aviators 3. Shirt, Old Navy 4. shorts, Top Shop 5. gladiator sandals, Matt Bernson

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Le Petit Prince

Did you know this was coming? This is a montage of my favorite parts from Antone de St. Exupery's The Little Prince that I created with Play-doh and watercolor background paintings. My fourth stop motion film.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Clash City Rockers

Several weeks ago, PBS aired the Clash special. I watched it on Saturday on KCET and Sunday on KOCE. It was very inspiring to say the least. When you look at punk rock (or any other pop culture movements), it's amazing to think "wow, they came up with that!" To think that they began a whole new culture. Of course, and not just the Clash, but The Ramones and The Sex Pistols. Their onstage antics. The fashion statements of punk rock. You look at them and see how incredibly stylish they are. Saw this clip where he was wearing all white, black vest, and a red handkerchief hanging out from his right back pocket. Or the way they just like spray painted their clothes, and stuck to a palette of black, red, and white. I mean, you see that everywhere now, but think of the beginnings of punk rock. It never ceases to amaze me, thrill me, and excite me.

So, I ended up wearing an outfit inspired by the Clash.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

And so it seems, only in dreams

Happy First Day of Spring!!!
I've been waiting for you. I can't wait to wear all my frocks again. If I could afford them, I'd buy the whole D&G collection for Spring 08. It's beautiful, and right up my alley. Obviously, this illustration is a version of the D&G floral tiered chiffon maxi dresses.

Friday, March 14, 2008

I heard someone say that I'm much cuter than your ex

All-girl bands and front girl bands are so kick-a. But that doesn't mean I like just any girl band. They have to have that something. I love the way Jemina moves. Rocket pretty much has it down. Nico Vega's voice is amazing. Debbie Harry is queen. I don't like girls that try too hard. I love it when they look all crazy. But cool kind of crazy that is.
Rocket @ Safari Sam's Hollywood, CA

Saturday, March 08, 2008

You can never want me the same way I want you.

I drew a quick sketch on Illustrator of this very stylish couple that I spotted outside the El Rey while waiting for our cars in the valet section. Normally, I could tell what brand the denim is by looking at the rivet or stitching on the back pockets, but I really had no idea what they were wearing. The guy was wearing red patent leather oxfords and the girl was wearing white oxfords. The girl's shoes are from Ben Sherman. I would know because I've been drooling over them since it first came out with Ben Sherman's new women's shoe line. I never got them.

I love Be Your Own Pet & The Raveonettes. So I was stoked when my friend bought me a ticket to the show. I've been wanting to see them for a very long time, but it just so happened that every time they were in town, I was depressed and not going out. Anyways, Jemina is so cute and fierce. I love how she moves. I am very particular about that when it comes to front girls. But she was definitely born to rock out. I love her. OMG. Anyone else notice her cute little makeover? Mostly black and white with lots of high waisted bottoms. Love it! She was wearing polka dot tights! Agh!!! She's perfect!

Halfway through BYOP's set, I noticed blood all over Nathan's bass. I guess he cut his right hand somehow. It was all bleeding but he kept playing anyway. How punk is that.

The Raveonettes are so good live. They sound exactly the same as their recordings. I like their drummer. How she has no kick drums! I decided I want that at home. Because I wanna play drums but the kick drums are always throwing me off. Sharin is stunning. She wore a black sequined dress that looked vintage. Sune was very hot with his cuffed up shirt sleeves. I love that look. It was a sold out show at the El Rey Theater. Had a great time thanks to my sweet cool stylish friend. :)

Saturday, March 01, 2008

You don't have to say you love me just be close at hand.

How amazing is the new Christian Dior collection for F/W08? How incredible is Pat McGrath and John Galliano? I'm in love. I want to wear EVERYTHING and I want to wear my hair and makeup like that everyday. Well, not maybe everyday, but you get the point. You see that orange party dress with the bowtie front and sequins? If I were a senior in high school, I'd probably have run out to the garment district, and have bought orange taffeta or shantung silk, tons of huge paillettes, and made that for my prom! In love with that dress. Oh, and the dress that Irina is wearing, how Dusty Springfield is that? This whole collection seems custom made for Dusty.

You ain't born typical

I have an obsession with stripes. Especially vertical stripes. It screams rock and roll without being literal. (You don't need to wear a tee with guitar graphics on it to get a rocker look. That's almost cheesy.) I love those stripes in skinny pants, flares, and, of course, blazers. I have 2 blazers. I wish I had more, but it's really hard to find the perfect one. Or should I say, hard to find one that I can afford! So here I go again with why I should petition for TopShop to come to LA, or just move to the UK. Here are three jackets from TopShop. Peter Max rules. Oh, and I also "Yellow-Submarin"ed myself in illustrator. I wore that when I saw Interpol (blue/black verti stripe skinny pants with a Ben Sherman vert stripe blazer).

I usually freak out when I see a really good vertical stripe piece. I still clearly remember Steve Bays wearing this vertical stripe blazer back in 2005 at the Long Beach Arena when they opened for Weezer and the Foo Fighters. I literally freaked out over his jacket alone. The next day he wore this military-esque black vest. *sigh* Think he is my style soul mate.

**Last Saturday, I watched all the Oscar nominated animated short films at the theater. I absolutely loved it and was amazed at how wonderfully creative they were. I totally got "Madame Tutli Putli" but as soon as it was over, this woman said out loud, "Strange!" I beg to differ. "Peter and the Wolf" was so entertaining and so well made. I enjoyed it so much, I was screaming and laughing and almost crying. I was so happy it won. I totally agree. Go watch.