Monday, April 21, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008


last night, we went to the LA premiere of björk's new video for the song wanderlust -and it was short entirely in 3D. personally, i am quite a fan of anything 3D - pop-up books, imax films, and the like (not to mention the awesome 80's style 3D glasses that you can tuck away into your purse and sport as a fashion accessory).

i've even seen "sea monsters of the deep" in 3D, and let me tell you... i never thought i could be so terrified by IMAGES of sea monsters. they looked incredibly real. incrediby frightening.

so can you imagine being immersed in THIS world:

watch the preview (in 2D, sorry) here:

Thursday, March 20, 2008

ebay = the new

we've been having quite an exciting couple of weeks in the e-mail department. cara received a nice letter from cynthia rowley, thanking her for mentioning her bicycle on our blog. then we get this in our inbox:

Hello ladies.
I am SO into your ebay bizz. I think there is no better combo than the Aquarius and Virgo for any ebay purposes
(note: cara is a virgo and i am an aquarius). My aquarian friend and I made nice profits together.

I saw you guys were looking for a place in Silverlake. My brother bought a home 2 years ago in silverlake, he let me get the apartment upstairs. I am real lucky kid.

I would LOVE to meet up sometime for drinks on me. I am a white 25/male. I am looking for brand new friends.

well, judging from the detailed information he knew about us and our lives, i am assuming that he reads this blog. so here's to you, mr. anonymous ebay dater! A/S/L/pic??

aside from that, things have been quiet on our parts. we only have a few things up for sale:

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new auctions will be up over the weekend. and lastly...

so if you are a cute girl living in the southern california area and are interested in being our newest model/muse/kate moss, please send an e-mail to with some pictures or a link to your myspace/facebook/flickr. pays $50 per day!

thanks! :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Going Green

As a kid, having a bike was imperative for hanging out with your friends as you played in the park and/or made the short ride down to your local Thrifty's (before it was Rite-Aid) to get a scoop of rainbow sherbet. My first bicycle was neon purple with hot pink, geometrically shaped graphics decorating its frame (what can I say - it was the early 90s). It came complete with a white, woven plastic basket attached to the front in which I could stash all of my childhood necessities (Tree Top juiceboxes, My Little Ponys, etcetera). Irita says that her first bicycle had a radio (?!) and that it was the envy of all the neighborhood children. I wasn't even aware that there was such a thing!

My, how far bicycles have come since then.

Chanel recently unveiled its own bicycle as part of its S/S '08 collection. The brand isn't the first to branch into fashion bikes (Armani did the same in his S/S '06 men's collection), but it has been getting a lot of press as of late. Perhaps it is because of the approximate $12,500 price tag..? Although the black & white bicycle is covered with Chanel's signature quilted leather and the rear wheel is flanked by two saddlebags which resemble the brand's iconic 2.55 handbag (which are generally priced around $2,000 each), I would still like to see a little more, you know? Maybe if it were, I don't know, jewel encrusted or had pedals of platinum it would make more sense to me. And in all honesty, who is really going to travel around on a bicycle that's worth as much as a small car? I mean, I guess you could use it to traverse from one end to another of your private $5 million mansion, but besides that it just seems like a blatant invitation to be stolen as you park it on the sidewalk and wait in line for your $5 Starbucks venti/nonfat/extra hot/sugar free vanilla latte.

Cynthia Rowley also designed a bicycle for her S/S '08 collection. Rowley's beach cruiser version can be acquired for a mere $650. It comes with two, brown leather, satchel bags attached above the back wheel and the buyer is given the choice of either a pink, blue, or green frame which is scattered with calico like flowers. However, where the Chanel bike oozes class and sophistication (I can imagine Karl himself cruising down the street - shades, fingerless gloves, and all), the Cynthia Rowley version seems a bit, well, shabby chic.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

On Life and Love.

It's hard for me to let go.

I always find myself in this predicament. I know when it's time to move on to something better, something more worthwhile. However, even when things are falling apart at the seams, I still frantically try to save whatever has been lost because I can't just give up on something that I've invested so much time and money and memories into. I can't help it. I'm loyal. I'll stay true and try my best to make it work and make everything okay. Sometimes, it's them. They start drifting further and further away and everything falls to pieces, and with it -- my heart. Sometimes it is me; it's my fault. Sometimes my interest fades and I find myself wishing for something else which will truly just let me be who I am. Regardless, it's never the same, and whatever we had is lost. Something between us has changed and our relationship with each other is doomed to never be what it once was. You would think it would become easier to say goodbye after the same thing happens time and again, over and over, but still -- I just can't forget.

My first true love lasted for about a year and half. We met at the Buffalo Exchange on La Brea and from that moment on, we were inseparable. We went everywhere together -- to parties, to shows, we even went on a tour through Europe! My beloved was broad and white, and even after our time together was through, I knew that I was hooked and would forever compare any future indulgences to it.

Unsurprisingly, my next handbag (what'd you think I've been talking about?) which is also my current, is rather similar to the first -- big, white, and structured with a minimal amount of gold-toned hardware. Alas, after about another year and a half of constant wear and tear, it seems to be going to way of my first.

Basically, I'm in need of a new bag for my regular, everyday use. It's just that I've been having a bit of trouble trying to find one that I like and that fits my needs/preferences. I've been thinking about something Zac Posen Aurora Frame bag-esque or something reminiscent of YSL's new Majorelle bag -- in white, of course. They both appeal to my big/structured/minimal gold hardware specifications, but still, I'm unsure. Sometimes it's just so hard to commit, you know?

Zac Posen Aurora Frame Bag

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Bag

Has anyone else seen un sac that might possibly pique my interest and allow me move on to something new?

Monday, February 25, 2008

02/25 - mod plaid capes, pretty flower dresses, beatnik turtlenecks... american apparel ads?

due to the rainy weather in los angeles last week, we were forced to move our photoshoots indoors. the combination of a blank white wall lit by a single floor lamp resulted in a strange set of photographs that resemble those provocative american apparel ads... is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

and some taken before the gloomy weather...

all on sale now!
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