Tuesday, December 23, 2008
heading over to pender with phil for the next few days, so i won't likely be back to regular posting until after the christmas holiday. seasons greetings everyone - kick back, eat some great food, read a book and spend some quality time with your loved ones.
xo - seki.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
no, i am not joking. burger king has released a meat-scented cologne. called 'flame', just in time for the holidays, and it is being touted as 'the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broilled meat'.
please do yourselves a favour and check out their new website, devoted to the cologne: www.firemeetsdesire.com. it's unbelievable.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
i will continue to emphasize consumer affordability. essentially, it's easier on the conscience and on the pocketbook to be spending on accessories as opposed to full outfits - especially in this, the chilliest of economic climates we've bundled up to in a while.
plus, i get to indulge in my obsession with fanny packs. borba margo's s/s 09 collection is especially lovely.
Monday, December 15, 2008
i was browsing through the kingdom of style last week and stumbled upon some of the coolest necklaces i'd seen in awhile. i wanted to post about them then and there, but was having trouble finding any images. so i emailed the designer shilpa chavan with a request, crossing my fingers, and lo and behold she replied the next day!
she has got some of the freshest accessories i've seen in ages - shimmering threaded brocade sari pieces in plexiglas (for reals), and headwear ranging from astronaut-like helmets to purely romantic lace confections.
super, super dope. check it!
remember the it girl posting about grace jones a few months back? well check this shit out - it's full-on surrealist commercial for the citroën cx, made in the early 80s.
miss jones, how do i love thee? let me count the ways..
Friday, December 12, 2008
50's pin-up legend, s & m persona and bettie page just passed away last night from pneumonia; never regaining consciousness after suffering a heart attack earlier this month.
unknowingly, a force in the sexual revolution, and a cult heroine, she spent most of her life out of the limelight, turned to religion, then later battled with acute schizophrenia.
she was 85.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
i really love this store. it is nestled in the heart of gastown and it has the cutest shit. i was with amelia when she bought the purple version of these suede ribcage earings by manimal early on in the summer, and i've been poking my head in and out of the store ever since. i'm also completely head over heels for their yokoo knit chains. i want one.
i've also had my eye on their amazing manimal navy mocassins for about the last 6 months - christmas presents anyone..?
lots of lovely vintage pieces, and they also carry leanne elroy's line. amelia and i saw her show it for the first time at the vancouver sustainability conference last year and were stoked on it.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
seriously, it feels like i just blinked and all of a sudden it went from summer to mid-december - where have i been for the past four months?
i even forgot to get an advent calendar, usually my most prized of holiday possessions (except for the giant toblerone the mom dukes stuffs in my stocking). guess we're going to have to pick one of those up tonight..
sorry i took so much time off - i've been one heck of a busy bee this past week or so.. but check it:
lindsay lohan has a new collection of leggings out, under the label '6126'. cool, whatevs. but seriously - these bad boys with KNEE PADS (see above) are called the 'mr. president'. for reals.
looks like a little tongue in cheek never hurt a girl. or her designer aspirations.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
the powers that be at french vogue made the decision to do a special mash up with hoity toity lv and photography's bad boy terry richardson for a one-of-a-kind classic pinup calendar for the new year. thank god marc is running 'tings over there or this might never have happened..
photo cred: guillaume steinmetz at bkrw.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
there's a new movie coming out, and it's inspired my boy pharel to make some special billionaire boys club gloves for all of the vulcans with chilly hands that will be standing in line on opening night.
live long & prosper.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
last saturday night, b, kris and i rolled. it was pretty epic. lots of strikes and draft beer all 'round. although it was unanimously decided that five pin is definitely not as cool as ten pin - we want to get on that big lebowski shit.
because you can't fuck with de jesus.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
word is, our lady of rock 'n roll-wear, miss vivienne westwood has chosen notorious canuck pammie andie as the new face of her s/s 09 line!
chyea! viv won't officially confirm this, but will only cryptically intone: 'i can't speak about it yet. but anything i would say would be completely positive'. so yea, there you go.
Monday, November 17, 2008
the second i saw this zone zero article i had to post about it. over the course of the better part of the last century, gentlemen of all ages in the congo have developed a specific, and most definitely dandied, style of dress refered to as 'la sape'; it stands for: la societé des ambianceurs et des personnes elegantes. it refers to someone dressed with elegance - and the subculture has their own slang: 'yambala' means baggy shirt, 'bumbatio' means pants and 'nkaka' means suit.
and this ain't nothing new..
there was a lot of puttering about, here and there. kris baked some delish cookies, while i supervised, taste-tested and generally cheered her on. i met a new friend who invited us over for delicious snacks (see photo - beardsy and me, waiting to get buzzed in). i went bowling with some dear homegirls. and i bought a camera. oh the fun times that are days off.
Friday, November 14, 2008
found this website a few months ago and thought it was pretty neat. but then i probably got distracted by something shiny, because it fell by the wayside until just right now. carlen altman is a nice jewish girl who appreciates faith and fancy.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
the other day, yaya sent me a link to the most wonderful site. she is without a doubt my most sustainably-living, socially-conscious and responsible amiga, and for that i thank her. because i am now in the know when it comes to getting kitted in some seriously wearable organic clothes (because let's face it - a lot of them aren't my speed). fabrics used in their fa08 line include: vegetable-tanned leather, organic cashmeres, wool, cotton and velvet. even the recycled cotton pieces look dope.
john patrick organic. check it.
Monday, November 10, 2008
typically i don't get down with beyonce's gear. she's a super babe and all, but overall, her style isn't really my cup of tea.
then, she goes and does something like this: last week, she rocks a full-on robot glove in combo with some crazy ass gareth pugh dress, and blows my mind. totally made me nostalgic for those roboto-golden-leggings that balenciaga dropped for s/s 07, and wishing that i had a disposable income of over 100 k to satisfy that craving.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
it's been awhile since i've made an it girl posting, but i thought it was appropriate, seeing as hallowe'en has completely invigorated my love for all things costumed.
this lovely lady is a self-described 'fancy-maker'. how can you go wrong with that?
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
so thursday night i'm heading up to whis with some homies for the b-grade horror film fest: gnarcore's dave rouleau, and feral's cover girl crystal sevigny to name a couple. under the direction of don't sleep's benny stoddard, they've created 'feral terror', their own entry in the competition. basically, i've been promised blood, lust, scary forest scenes and full frontal nudity.
i'm pretty much a baby when it comes to anything horror-related, so i'm super nervous about the whole thing.
email email@example.com or call him at 604.902.2666 if you have questions about entries and tickets. see you there!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
today at work chaad showed me some hot shit. daryl hall of hall & oates, and montreal's own chromeo have teamed up and released a one-off live recording for hall's web-show, 'live from daryl's house'. check it.
i can go for that.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
i heart a nice thick 'stache. seeing as i am equipped with the wrong kind of tackle, it's something that i'll never be able to grow on my own (naturally). but for the month of november, if you're a bro, you can cultivate yours AND make the world a better place at the same time! and we ladies can partake as well..
heck, join team mo limits! our captain's registration number is: 1444431 and email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
see you on the other side.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
there's a sale tomorrow - fresh news off the erin templeton mailing list!
get your fresh gear from this locally-based artisan - amazing hand-made leather bags & shoes, and a host of excellently thrifted vintage finds. also joining her at the sale: allison wonderland, baby dust, elika designs, imaginary friend apparel, mothertrucker, olie, & patina.
you can find her store at 511 carrall street, at the corner of pender and carrall just east of the red gates in chinatown. be there: tomorrow, thursday, october 23rd from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
so, i know i've been posting a lot of shred stuff lately - and there's not even snow yet. but the weather's turning and i guess my stoke is getting up there.
i was lucky enough to catch the vancouver premiere of the travis rice movie about a week and a half ago at the vogue theatre, and holy shit, it was the best snowboard movie i have ever seen in my life. yea yea, i know you've probably heard people say that before - but this was no lameo shred vid. redbull laid down a 3 million dollar budget on this baby.
oh, and the filming crew that created the 'planet earth' dvds was the same one on this project. don't even trip.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
and now it looks like it's going to get even more problematic. he's done a few one-offs here and there, but now marc jacobs has decided to fully immerse himself in swimwear for his 'more affordable' marc by marc jacobs line, for spring 2009. earlier this week, jacobs announced a licensing agreement with swimwear anywhere inc., which will design and manufacture swim separates and beachwear for the marc by marc jacobs collection.
looks like i'm going to have to allot a new drawer in my closet for summer clothing.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
it's that time of year again.. sample sales are in full effect, and we've got a big one, starting today at the corner of richards and drake, downtown van. get down and snap gear from lifetime, insight, wesc, vestal, paul frank (eyewear), artikol and more. i'll be there saturday and sunday - so come visit!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
combat stems at facehunter.
tweedy stems at just glitter lust.
lady stems at facehunter.
cellular stems at style sightings.
i've had a pair of red tights sitting in my top drawer for almost two years now, still unworn. i haven't quite been able to figure out what to wear them with. but these ladies don't seem to mind throwing them on with any old thing.
i guess it's my turn!