Sunday, January 25, 2009


It's crazy when people are rich enough to buy insane home accessories like this red mop rug. Such a bitch to clean because it would soak everything up. There was also a $57,860 sofa there.

Oh, and I ran into Hot Bot while I was here! Such a sweet girl, hope to see your face more often!

The next day mom brought me my usual from Sakura in Aiea. Chiso musubi, tofu salad, kabocha, choi sum and grilled salmon. Thanks, mom!

Followed by some haupia (coconut) yogurt!

takahiro miyashita

But why did the invitation feature a great big ice-cream sundae?
"Ask my brain," whispered the designer. "I don't know."

-Tim Blanks on Number (N)ine Fall 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Alexander McQueen | Comme des Garçons

so hot

Smoking hot Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin directed short film for Yves Saint Laurent

Choice words from this film:

I want to hear the sound of six zippers…
whispering on your unbuttoned crepe shirt
So I find your functional part
In these trousers draping your roaming thigh…
hinting at the slimness of your legs
And despite the criss-crossing of these pure lines
You spread your thighs for me so I can touch

I want to be in the rolled-up arms of your sweater…
On your forearms, sleeves above the elbows
It clings yet floats in wool muslin
on your light grey trousers with their pure line

It blends practical with pleasant then cinches in
To the same belt again, barely disguised
Cross and uncross, tension of release
…You take pleasure from me and I delight

And it's totally safe to watch in public because the frame always stays on his face and it's spoken in French.

Friday, January 23, 2009


cold shoulder

I've only been alive for 21 years and don't remember all of it too well, but this is the first time the air is chilly and crisp in Hawai'i. I freaking love it!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

mada faka

My mother has a huge influence on me (see classic wardrobe and tendency to not answer my phone).

This woman has so much power, she even convinced me to not buy this awesome Thread Society shirt because she didn't like the fabric. Keep in mind that it was on sale + additional 50% off + I had a store credit = $30. Yeah, I'm sort of dying.

But my mom said she will make it for me. I'M GONNA HOLD YOU TO THAT MOTHER.

The title of this post was also her idea. Clearly she is genius.

P.S. My new just pictures blog.


mr. postman

Picking out the best recycled envelopes at work makes my eyes glaze over. Good thing there were pretty prints inside to wake me back up.

Or the sleepy eyes could have to do with the fact that, cover your eyes mom, they fed me some really strong rum cake.

Friday, January 9, 2009

please watch this

This video, narrated by Tim Gunn, is disturbing and will make you feel queasy, but it is something that everyone should see, whether they are for or against fur.

For those of us, myself included, who are so obsessed with fashion, there is often a huge disconnect between what happens at the factory and the final product we gush over. The ethical argument is obvious, but the personal argument is where it gets tricky. For businesses and individuals that need fur, I guess you gotta do what you gotta do... but at what and who's cost? I can understand if it's a matter of survival, but when it comes to down to wanting to wear fur for aesthetic purposes, ick, I don't understand.

To my readers and the passerbys that wear fur, I think no less of you, nor will I preach to you why you shouldn't wear fur. If you want a reason to wear fur, read this article by AA Gill.

Thoughts? Reactions? Rants? I wanna hear it!

Video and article link both via The Business of Fashion

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

cover your feet

Caleb, the brother, drew on his shoes.
Who wants a pair? Seriously, let's talk prices!

wine fail

Drink a bottle of wine, I can. Open a bottle of wine, I can't.

And yes, the cork is floating in the bottle.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Awesomeamazing Allison tagged me for my five addictions.

Here goes the current ones...

1. Eggs and peanut butter

2. OPI Do You Lilac It?

3. Oldies music
In the span of less than a month, my mom and friends have said I dress like a nana, repeatedly. (Thanks guys.) Anddd my friend told me I bought the same shirt at Nordstrom Rack that her grandma bought. No joke.

Anyways, I guess it's only natural that I like to listen to old stuff. I'm still discovering and exploring the music that existed before I was alive, but I'm really into jazz/blues/swing stuff now (Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Jones, Dinah Washington...)

4. James Perse vintage crew necks

As much as I love them, I will only buy it if it's on clearance.

5. Vintage on Etsy

Green Laundry
science of sreep .
miss d.
girl with a kaléidoscope

Friday, January 2, 2009

last and first day

Everyone here is either:
1. In higher spirits
2. Doesn't have their priorities straight
3. Buying illegal

1. The fireworks have been going off since Thanksgiving and no one follows that 9pm-1am on the eve rule.
2. The economy sucks, right? OK, just checking.
3. The aerials shooting up from our neighbors' houses are rivaling the professionals.