BADLOOKING

Friday, September 9, 2011

TONS OF OAK, OC, DVF, ETC ON EBAY

I know Ive been missing for ages but more importantly, I have a TON of stuff for mad cheap on sale on eBay.
Sadly, most of it is COMPLETELY brand new and needs (read: deserves) a good home. Are you that home?!
ALEXANDER WANG, OPENING CEREMONY, OAK, LD TUTTLE, KELSI DAGGER, COMPLEX GEOMETRIES, KID ROBOT, DVF, VINTAGE, ETC.

EBAY SALE! EBAY SALE! EBAY SALE! EBAY SALE!



Saturday, April 2, 2011

ERIN WASSON x LOWLUV

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Though I stand by my skepticism for all things Erin Wasson I do have a soft spot for her soft spot for pitbulls and I am not going to argue her LowLuv collection. Its very reminiscent of Pamela Love's work in the imagery that it draws from but a. its priced excruciatingly reasonably (only excruciating because it means I could, maybe, purchase a lot of it) and b. well, they both bother me in the same way as fashion figures, so mostly just a. The collection is trendy but not obnoxious and its cultural references are simplified rather than glaring and obnoxious as a white girl paying homage to a lot of Native American and other worldly symbols could easily have been. I give her a lot of credit for staying within some very important boundaries that already exist somewhat outside the box.

Not everyone shares these sentiments, however, notes My Fashion Life:

Fans of Erin Wasson and her Low Luv jewellery line will be pleased – she’s just shot a new campaign, starring herself, naturally, wearing the latest Low Luv pieces which can only mean a new collection is about to drop. Shot by Paola Kudacki – who says “the clothes were not necessary” – the SS11 lookbook shows a naked warrior-like Wasson (inspired by her role in Lagerfeld’s Pirelli calendar, perhaps?) clad in her label’s jewellery designs. An interesting concept, maybe, but one that doesn’t seem to be going down too well with the public so far. Comments left on the Cut include, “I wish I could un-see that” and similar stick-to-modelling sentiments. Well, we for one have long been fans of Low Luv’s easy cool pieces and, cleopatra campaign aside, can’t wait for the new collection to bow – that gold bangle chained to a ring is top of our lust-list.

Regardless, I have some of the simpler, silver pieces bookmarked for future wanting. Well see if they ever get added to my collection because I may or may not cave into the evil eye and triangle pieces, but theres certainly a chance for Wasson in my wardrobe.

GOT MY RAYBANS ON

Finally. Since long before I ever came to Israel, since before I lived in NYC, even, I have wanted this pair of RayBans and sometime last month I decided now was the time. Unfortunately, here in Israel, these cost about four times their US price and so I was forced to wait. Until this past week when I randomly went into a sunglasses shop in Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Center and there they were for the equivalent of their stateside cost. So, needless to say, now they are mine. And its about time, I was getting so tired of my RetroSuperFutures.

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UNNATURAL COLOR

Not since I was 17 have I wanted so badly to dye my hair so many ridiculous colors. At that age, I indulged - some would say too much - on black and blonde and red, but now, as a semi-sensible adult, I am forced to restrain myself from dipping chunks of my hair into even brighter colors than before. No thanks to Rihanna, for whom my love is common knowledge amongst those that really know me, and the beautiful red-pink shes been donning for a few months now, or the TOPSHOP collection I previously mentioned.

Theres a chance I will be giving in to this urge in the next week or so before I head off to Greece. Only time will tell how long this trend can stick and how long I can deny it.

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TOPSHOP SS 2011 FRENZIED

Without a source of income, as a volunteer, my shopping habits have had to change dramatically since Ive been in Israel. I still find myself scouring boutiques in hopes of finding pieces for around 100 shekels (30-ish dollars) but luck is rare and so I am doing what I can with occasional random finds along with major international stores like H&M, Zara, and TOPSHOP. The latter being the place where I end up with a heap of clothes I want, all almost double the price of the same items in the US or Europe, but I usually end up with some sale thing or a bathing suit. Regardless, the prints that have begun showing up on TOPSHOP racks for SS 2011 arent hurting anything, especially the Unique collection.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

IN THE HOLYLAND

Its been two months and three days since they raised the landing gear and I left for the Middle East and as much as I wish I had anything fashion-worthy to share on the regular, there is no denying that theres no greater use for anything other than a great pair of skinny jeans and a tank top here in Israel. Shopping has been kept to a minimal and the best finds are found in bus station cheap shops - 20 shekels for pencil skirts, 50 shekels for bandage dresses, 10 shekels for tank tops, and keep in mind that a shekel is about a quarter - and the occasional TopShop or Zara.

Life is amazing here. No doubt there was some adjusting to do, especially after such an earth-shattering Summer, but I am finding myself generally very happy. Hopefully this week, with my parents in town and the group of us doing some solid traveling (and shopping!!!) I will have more to say or experience on the matter. With that, I leave you with the two better photos since Ive been here, though there are hundreds!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

BADBLOGGER

Blogging from Israel is next to impossible without reliable Internet.
Follow me on Tumblr via my BlackBerry - Im doin my best here!

http://disposablecity.tumblr.com/


Saturday, August 7, 2010

SUMMER BUMMER

Summer has all but almost come and gone and in 17 days I leave for Israel. Just like my countdown to leaving NYC, I dont think I really imagined that this day would ever finally arrive but now that it is so vivid on the horizon, the pressure is on, mostly, to get myself packed. Chronic shopper that I am, though this Summer has proved healthy for my saving habits, this packing experience is about to become a shitstorm as I am pressed with the task of putting everything I might get the whim to wear into two suitcases and two suitcases alone, shoes included. Wish me luck!

Good news is, Ill be back in maxi skirts thanks to Shabbat regulations!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

GONE MISSIN'

Long story short (again), I moved from NYC to Baltimore, didnt have Internet until three days ago,
have otherwise been swimming in rivers and BBQing nonstop and life is so good - except I have
nowhere to wear all of my beautiful clothes and it is hard to dress otherwise.

Regardless, here are three images I saved before moving, things I love and find beautiful:
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Erin Wasson is generally "Shut Up" to me but having discovered she owns and loves a Pitbull, I am giving her another chance.
Chloe always and forever - no matter what anyone else may say, she always looks at least interesting and always gorgeous, no matter strange
and Diane. Are there any words for her other than "WOWOWOWOWOWOW"? Nope. None. Stunning. Pacey is a lucky man.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

LEAVING NEW YORK

There are a lot of changes, for me, happening currently and there are a lot of upcoming changes in the near future. First of all, it was my Birthday two weeks ago, also my New York University graduation ceremony - though I, technically, graduated in December - and lots of amazing new things happening at OAK just in time for me to leave, sadly. However, that digital camera I bought about a month back has come in very handy in documenting my final weeks in New York City, something that is much more monumental than I originally anticipated.

Mom and I at Macao / Diane Von Furstenberg Dress / Mom in Kai Akkman Blazer & Piko Dress

Soho Gallery / Vintage Sweater and Dress / OAK Sandals / A. Wang Brenda Bag

Birthday Party at the Manhattan Club / Shakuhachi Dress

Otto's Shrunken Head / A. Wang Bralette / Fletcher Skirt / A. Wang Brenda Bag / Chris Habana & Vintage Bracelets

OAK Williamsburg / A. Wang Bralette / Reformation Skirt / United Nude Wedges

Meredith's Birthday Dinner at John's / A. Wang T Dress

Addie's Roof / Reformation Dress / Super Sunglasses / Addie in A.OK Drape Top & A. Wang Bag


OAK Bond S2A Party / A. Wang Bralette / Reformation Skirt

Ice Shaver Man on Ave A / Opening Ceremony Sweater / Vintage Dress / A. Wang Brenda Bag

Thicker Than Water Tattoo / Freeloader Maxi Dress / A. Wang Halter Bra

My E. Village Apartment / Scarab Tattoo / A. Wang Crop T / Freeloader Maxi Dress

Four and a half more days in NYC - after five years, its hard to pinpoint this feeling, or plethora of feelings.
More photos soon, Im sure!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

BACKPACK X HARNESS

My passion for backpacks knows no bounds but not until now did I know there was anything so far out of bounds that I have to have this:

Of course, by the genius Zana of Garbage Dress.

Monday, May 3, 2010

WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND

I finally, finally got a digital camera. It is Nikon. It is beautiful. But more on that later.
For tonight, here is what I look like sweating to death at OAK on a Sunday.
(They are a tad blurry, yes, but I am still mastering which are the perfect settings!)


Top Knot / No Make Up / Alexander Wang Dress / Chris Habana Bracelets / Metalicious, Vintage & Sundays Best Rings / Friend of Mine Clogs

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

LIGHT BOXES

Originally, when I began blogging, I lived at Disposable City but what was rather personal - though oftentimes vague - was frequently attacked by the many people who neither know me not like me. On that front, I reviewed several books under the very harsh criticism with which I read and those entries, of course, were also attacked with mostly comments against my appearance - how what I look like and how I feel about a book are related, Ill never know but regardless, that was a common reaction from those so enamored with hating me that they just had to read my blog.

Anyhow, on that blog I also confessed my own adoration for Ellen Frances, a fellow NYC resident and blogger, but also a pretty incredible genius. Well, just now I got a message from her about the book trailer she just created for Shane Jones' new book Light Boxes and I mostly didnt even have to debate whether or not Id post it but upon watching, there were even more reasons "Why not?!" For instance, its pretty. Also, Ellens precious baby Oona guest stars. Also, it is sort of spooky. Granted, I have no idea what the book is about or even if I like it, I do like this trailer enough to post it.

Of the book, itself, however, Ellen writes:
When I first read an excerpt of Light Boxes online I felt like I was witnessing the birth of one of the greatest works of art of our time. This was when it had first come out on Publishing Genius. I blogged about it here and was sent a copy of the book with a note inside thanking me for the blog post. The novel exceeded my expectations. The entire book was a work of art. The layout of the text was considered in a way that made the book itself feel alive. The story was written from abstract perspectives, descriptions were poetic and the imagery breathtaking and vivid. It was not too surprising that the book was picked up by Penguin and the film rights sold to Spike Jonze. Having an original copy of the indie release, I can proudly say I knew this little book when...

I never knew much of Shane Jones. I knew he had a blog (I found one of my videos on it in 2008) and his name was thrown around amidst all of the Brooklyn writerly types. Even with his name amidst this 'hipster'-esque group of same sames - I was pleased to find he did not fall into their line of piggy backing. Instead in emails he seems kind and sincere and his writing is actually beautiful, revolutionary and yes, I will say it... pure genius.

When Shane wrote to ask me if I would like to make something for the book release, obviously I said yes. It was a great escape for me this week to work on a short book trailer for the novel's release through Penguin (May 25, 2010). The novel sets the imagination on fire and the only downside of doing anything for this book is not having enough time or resources to work on it for the rest of my life! This sounds dramatic but I kind of do mean it...
Also, perhaps a book review with a brief synopsis might peak any interest:
A small town is besieged by “February.” The winter month, yes, but also a powerful, godlike being of the same name who won’t allow the sun to return. Something else is going on: Ever since February came, flight has been banned, and children have gone missing.

At the center is a balloonist named Thaddeus, whose daughter has disappeared and whose wife drowned herself in the marsh. The fever-dream fable winding its way through Jones’s debut novel takes many detours, but the town’s fruitless, ambitious battle against winter propels it. They attempt to wipe out the snow by pouring troughs of hot water downhill, but February counters with a prodigious moss crop that covers houses and chokes animals. When a horde of children living in underground tunnels presents a war plan, February’s wife tricks Thaddeus into believing it’s spring.

We expect a vibrant imagination in our authors, but charm is an underrated quality, and Jones has both in spades. Light Boxes twists through a waking nightmare, where violence slashes through characters but vines and flowers emerge in blood’s stead. The macabre feels more mischievous than menacing, which allows Jones to occasionally overindulge his precious side, though never enough to make us wince. Tempted though we were to read the endless winter as strict metaphor, Jones is a little too freewheeling to let anything stick. Instead, we end up with a sweet, surreal battle in the snow.
- Time Out Chicago
And with that...the trailer (be Ellen Frances) to Light Boxes (by Shane Jones):

Light Boxes Book Trailer from Ellen Frances on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

BIRTHDAY DRESS 2010

Last year, finding my birthday dress was last minute and ended up a complete mad dash to make the Vena Cava Thoth Dress mine - but alas I was successful and the dress was amazing and made for a great story. This year seems to have been a smoother search, something almost fated. Just a day or two ago I stumbled across photos of Australian brand Shakuhachi's amazing cut-out dresses and blogged about them. Then in a more complete search of their wares, I found the perfect birthday dress. It is something special, beyond black, a celebratory color without being crazy, shows the midriff without getting slutty-Birthday, and something I am eager to wear beyond my 22nd. With that, I present to you what I just ordered for myself for what will be a pretty festive celebration of not only my Birthday but my college Graduation as well as my departure from New York City to the Holy Land (yes, its happening, Im off to Israel in the next few months). I think this Shakuhachi dress is the perfect culminatory garment.

Monday, April 19, 2010

EE-MAH IN CHRIS HABANA

There is no way to say it enough: Chris Habana is the sweetest, not to mention insanely talented jewelry designer of which I can think to adorn myself in the wares. Well, in my journey and eventual arrival at his studio/apartment to obtain a linked triangle bracelet and half moon plate necklace, my beloved pup, Ee-mah, ended up with the most adorable and perfect addition to her collar: a simple but sturdy silver triangle. Im so into it and even though shes a dog, shes my dog, so I am sure she has impeccable taste.

This is the whole lot as of now: vaccination tags, nameplate, and chrishabana triangle:


Endless Thanks to Chris!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH

Their website has been a tab up on my Firefox for over a week, with the intention of blogging about them but Ive been a bit of a procrastinator because, honestly, there is so much to be said about Maryam Nassir Zadeh and their amazing selection of items on sale and in their showroom. Needless to say, I was quite surprised to find myself in the actual store in Manhattan's Lower East Side just yesterday and again, needless to say, I was blown away. Every item on their racks (and floors) was note worthy, beautiful, and way out of my price range but I loved it nonetheless. Their showroom houses buzzing brands like Bodkin, All For the Mountain, Samma, and Lindsey Thornburg but also carry all kinds of collections and lines that I am eager to learn more about. Not to mention their vintage options were incredible, mostly in jewelry.

I cannot wait to, hopefully, someday, be able to afford some of the gems that adorn this amazing NYC shop.



SHAKUHACHI




Animal print usually isnt my thing - I cant even get into the Wang Diego Bag in a print - but I LOVE that last dress
and the army green with leopard pants doesnt turn me off in the least. Hadnt heard of Shakuhachi until earlier today
but I am very interested in watching where this line takes itself.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU

Ages ago, a friend of mine took photos of Lykke Li for NYLON magazine and, curious, I found her Myspace and its been love ever since. She did, however, take long enough to come out with anything to follow up her 2008 debut, Youth Novels. So, thank god this song is so good - otherwise I dont think Id be able to forgive her for allowing its use in New Moon.



Everything about her is perfect. Id attempt a list but its literally "Everything."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

THE JACKET DONE RIGHT

This is the best Ive ever seen The Jacket look. As much as I love it, I rarely wear it because I find it so hard to put together without looking too-something. All black leaves it too harsh. With more denim makes it ridiculous. Colors - and this might just be me - leave my body looking cluttered. But the sheer navy is just perfection. I love a good hint of the bra but had that top been black, it wouldve been, as I said, too harsh. So, well done to Cameron Russell - I will be using this for inspiration, possibly tomorrow, in hopes of getting more use out of that beautiful piece.


Photo by Jak + Jil

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