Saturday, May 23, 2009

Chains and bling and all that glitters

Vintage Chanel chains, found objects, feathers, fox tails, and collected vintage charms, all to be whipped into headdresses, body jewelry, belts and bracelets...

My favorite pendants and vintage necklaces, especially the Cancer astrology pendant.

Headwraps and earrings and, concert stubs and pics dangling over my desk.

Skinny scarves and sunglasses, my summer staples.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What you decide to swear by

Reunited with my Libanaise lover at the Beirut concert at Bataclan. It was fabulous, and everyone should download their new album, March of the Zapotec and Realpeople - Holland. It's verrrrrrry good and my fave is "My Night With the Prostitute From Marseilles".

Some more songs I'm lurving right now,
"Good 'Ol Fashioned Nightmare" by Matt & Kim
"The Band Marches On" by Ghostland Observatory
"Painter in Your Pocket" by Destroyer
"Northern Whale" by The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

On a somewhat unrelated note, check out Fleetwood Mac back in the day. I love these hairy boys and the denim and the velvet and the ocean... Give it to me. Give it to me. I want.

You're a seasonal beast

My trip back to Texas was marvelous and wonderful and I'm not going to lie, I'm a little bummed to be back in Paris. It's always hard for me to get back into the swing of things and to readjust to new (well sort of old) routines. So to keep myself from feelin' low, I'm focusing on making some awesome new body jewelry, complete with headpieces and anklets. I'll put some pictures up soon! I've also been rifling through some of the goodies that I thrifted while in Texas. What treasures! I stumbled upon some store in Houston that was selling all blazers for a dollar!! Whaaaa?? I'll post pics of those finds soon.

Anyway, Texas was a lot like I imagined it. I spent the first few days by the pool,

Brought along my bronzing spray, "Sonnets to Orpheus" by Rainer-Maria, "L'√Čtranger" by Albert Camus, my trusty iPod, my Tom Ford wayfarers, a Calypso top, and my floppy hat...

The rest of the trip was spent driving from city-to-city, seeing all of my dear friends and family, remembering strange things that I love about Texas (like being called "Darlin'"). I know that I'm biased, but I have to say that Texas can be so charming, and that Austin is a badass city! It's got a great energy and is full of so many special people and places... There's no place like it. To all of my Texas (and American) babies, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH and thank you for a fabulous visit. You're missed already!!