Monday, July 28, 2008

Furry Upper Lip

Don't know why, but I'm in love with mustaches right now. And I really want a mustache bow tie.

I snuck this last one in because it's something I love and want, and he gets extra points for his stubble. :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dear Shopping Gods,

First off, I love you,

but please stop e-mailing me about purple shoes (seriously, how do you know me so well Piperlime?),

or having insanely beautiful things on sale (Creatures of Comfort and Bird, you guys are about to make a huge dent in my wee wallet),

or already stocking up on insanely beautiful fall items (yes, you Oak).

It hurts to not drop your precious items into my cart and just checkout.

Maybe next time when I have money.

Or maybe in three weeks when it's my birthday.


P.S. You can blame my money woes on numerology because my number eight paper fell out of my wallet and I haven't made a new one.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Style Bytes!!!!!!!!

Agathe, I hope you don't mind, but this is too good not to share!

Her current site is not so much this kinda stuff:

But, more like this kinda stuff:

Nonetheless, stalking (in the highest form of flattery) starts now.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Purple Shoes + Kua 'Aina

Bought these shoes*

Ate this food

*To those who asked and those interested, the shoes are Jeffrey Campbell that I got for $36(!) at Nordstrom Rack.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

There's No Place Like Shoes

Found some sketches of the Dorothy shoes on Fab Sugar
(while I was finishing my homework on a Friday night, ugh summer school!)

Betsey Johnson | Botkier

Gwen Stefani | Jimmy Choo

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The US Vogue Formula

Effing Awesome Person - All their Personality = Boring Ass Cover

August 2008 | September 2007

Runway Looks + Dull Background = Boring Ass "Trends" Editorial

July 2008 | January 2008

Talented Celebrity + Blank Faces = Boring Ass Editorial

July 2008 | October 2007

(No offense to the photographers who took these, I love your work outside of Vogue!)


Monday, July 14, 2008

Get Lei'd!

Salvatore Ferragamo | Viktor & Rolf
Spring 2009


Friday, July 11, 2008

Isla Moda Isn't My Paradise

I saw some headlines about Karl Lagerfeld designing houses for some Fashion Island in Dubai a few days ago, but didn't bother to read the story for some reason. But thanks to my recent outbreak of insomnia (it's 5am HST), I came across this post and now, I am not a happy camper.

Fashion Island, along with it's fellow islands that make up The World (à la Fantasy Island), are man freaking made.

Okay, I get the whole capturing the India market trend because they're on the heels of China to become the hottest thing, but seriously, man made islands?!

Islands are beautiful, natural creations. Not something that you can (or should) just snap your fingers for, so a bunch of rich people can play. And if you have enough money to go galavanting there, how about investing it into the preservation of existing natural islands?

Now, this is all talk coming from someone who was born and raised on an island (O'ahu) and has witnessed luxury companies, among others, transform the once lush Waikiki into a luxury filled concrete jungle. We even have a Luxury Row. But, I guess it's all to boost the tourist economy, therefore the well being of Hawai'i's economy, etc, etc.

Non-islanders and islanders alike, what are your thoughts, I'd love to hear them and discuss this further!

I Want a Straw Purse, or Two, or Five

All from Etsy, find um here:

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Rule Breakers

Athletes on team sports have to settle for looking exactly their teammates, while athletes playing individual sports get to express themselves through their attire.  With the recent discussion sparked by Maria Sharapova's Wimbledon outfit, I wanted to highlight some other female athletes that have taken risks with their fashion.

Sonja Henie: Ice Skating

Wore short skirts in a time of covering up.

Suzanne Lenglen: Tennis

Head scarves, sleeveless tops, short skirts, oh my!

Amelia Earhart: Aviation


Florence Griffith-Joyner: Track and Field

My personal favorite! Seriously, who wears one legged leggings or lace leggings, while running?

Venus and Serena Williams: Tennis

These sisters rock the tennis courts hard!

Michelle Wie: Golf

Always sporting some dangly earrings on the green.

Maria Sharapova: Tennis

Fuses street styles with athletic wear.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Balenciaga vs. Dior Homme

Balenciaga Spring 2007 | Dior Homme Spring 2009


Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

Have a fun and safe weekend! I'll be staying at the Sheraton Waikiki with the family for my step-sister's wedding this weekend!


The New Copy Cats


Free Gold Watch

Dope Couture

Photos: Karmaloop