Thursday, December 30, 2010

anyone else but you

ps- dedicated to my sister's BFF.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

fashion wrap

how's bout some
wrapping paper?

i luv taking tearsheets from 
a fashion magazine
and using it for
cards or wrap. 

it's fun, different, stylish
it gives your own 
personal touch.

my sister's lovely idea for wrapping paper.
cool job tash!

sad that christmas is over. 
now i have new years eve to 
look forward to.

ps- i finally made it to palm springs!

beijing dreams

i wanna write this while it's still fresh in my mind.
right after i wake up.

i dreamt i was back in thailand and my friend from beijing
came to visit me again.
we all hung out, had good times, like nothing was ever wrong.
it felt good.
that's all i remember.
and then i remember wanting to write a letter to my friend saying
thanks for coming out and can't wait to see you again next week.
haha... i luv writing letters to people.

i miss thailand and all the memories it holds for me.
i feel like it's another time and place.
so long ago...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010



so we're here 8:15AM 
in bakersfield, california. 

left sunday morning and now 
it's tuesday morning. 

lots of driving and sleeping
and eating. basically it.

so now we're leaving for LA.
going to be in palm springs tonite...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

write it out

she had to say goodbye again.

"i'm sorry i forgot to get you something.
maybe some momento so you would remember me,"
he said.

well she was a little hurt,
but she tried to shrug it off.

"i wished you got me something, anything"
she thought in her head.

"i mean when you get back things will be ok,
we'll be back to the same thing again."

'back to the same thing? what the heck was that?'
the girl asked herself.

we don't even know what we are anymore.
things have become blurred together, more hazy.
we just accept things as they are.

"well actually..." said the girl.
"i don't want anything from you. BUT i would
really like a heartfelt letter from you. just your thoughts,
your feelings, your expressions written down on paper to me.
this would be the most meaningful gift you give me."

and also, maybe we can clear up what we
are to each other too. and be open and honest,
so we aren't playing around anymore.
i'm sick of this playing around... she wanted to
add from the bottom of her heart.
but she didn't.

then it was time for her to leave.
so she left on the train, not looking back.
of course she couldn't look back at him.

ps- leaving for palm springs in the morning!
vacay time! take me away...

Merry Christmas!

"...and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.
She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger,
because there was no room for them in the inn."

"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord
appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were terrified."

"But the angel said to them, 'do not be afraid.
 I bring you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been
born to you; he is Christ the Lord."

"This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared
with the angel, praising God and saying,
'Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on
whom his favor rests."

-Luke 2: 7-14.



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

spice molasses cookies

i had a heyday in tiff's kitchen tonite.
i made some festive cookies:
chewy spice-molasses ones.

they were very good.
thin, but chewy.

wanna make them?
very easy recipe:

ps- make sure you measure out the butter and flour exact.
you might need more flour than is given.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

ACE hotel part 2

ACE hotel.
palm springs.

when i saw this,
i immediately fell in love.
if i had a pad with this space,
then i would make it look like this.

everything from the palm trees,
to the white backgrounds,  
to the outdoor fireplace,
to the wood base table,
to the navajo rug,
to the hammock,
screams nik's style.

i can't wait to go visit soon!
i want sunshine and water!
(i'm deprived here.)

Monday, December 20, 2010


i know i should be looking forward to christmas,
which i am; however,
i can't wait for palm springs and LA.

i hope the weather shapes up!
i wanna go swimming like it will never end...

ph: silja magg

PS and LA right after christmas.
another roadtrip adventure! yay!

happy hanukkah!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

the flame

ph: french revue de modes

ph: marie claire magazine nov. 2010

ph: alexander mcqueen fall 2010

ph: model ruby aldridge

ph: sparkly femme

ph: model angie ng

ph: muse magazine winter 2010

what wood you rather?

ph: branch coloured pencils from anthropologie

ph: double knuckle wood ring

ph: maison margiela bangle

ph: nixon vega watch

ph: vers touch shell case

ph: wood sunnies

some cool last minute
christmas gift ideas.

just in case you're late,
and you need help
finding something to buy.

for the nature person.

want to colour 
with those pencils?

Friday, December 17, 2010

dreaming of aussieland

i'm dreaming of australia.
my next dream vacation spot.
more like "work experience" vacay.

sunny days.
golden beaches.
aussie accents.
tanned skin.
stylish people.
tank tops.

i want all of this.

but first, i need to sort
everything out.

cesca! i will be emailing
you very soon
for some help.
so get ready na ka! :)

cinematic orchestra

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

shape up

hard lines.
black and white.
strong hold.
fierce gaze.
killer body.

ph: karlie kloss for numero magazine

Monday, December 13, 2010

rabbit heart

i had a blast working with
the girls on this shoot.

kim akrigg: photographer
sari mercer: model
meenu: makeup artist
me: stylist

the inspiration:
fall knitwear on a farm.

we shot on the model's farm.
she has a beautiful spot in delta.
a small barn, apple orchard,
pond, fire pit and some
random bathtubs.

the styling was right up my alley.

almost everything i own
and dream about is

i worked with kim before when i was
the model and our inspiration
was victoria's secret.

i posted the pics.
you'll have to snoop through
the posts to find them.

ps- you should look up florence and the machine's
official video for "rabbit heart." it's lovely.

pps- happy 30th anniversary momma and papa!