Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hot Items

Some cute items that i'm contemplating on getting! Grey Ant Skirt, LD Tuttle Oxfords, Earnest Sewn Bootcut Low-Rise!

LA: hot spots

L.A has got to be the city with the coolest hide-outs. What's amazing about this city is that it never ceases to be on the cutting edge with new establishments to feed the appetites of its cool, hip, bohemian L.A city slickers.

I recently went to this restaurant Comme Ca on 8479 Melrose Ave. One block west of La Cienaga Blvd. (323) 782 1104 and i was instantly in love with this chic new eaterie. Not only was the seafood bouillabaisse amazing, the foie gras terrine was to-die-for and absolutely left me mouth watering for more. The waiters were stunning, both guys and girls and the crowd was definitely a sophisticated, hip bunch.

Don’t miss the stripe awnings out front!

As for shopping, the new comme des garcons guerilla store is worth checking out! It has a cool interior and is quietly hidden behind a sneaker store on 4th between main and spring. The store I really fell in love with is the Steven Alan Annex, newly opened on Abbot Kinney Blvd. The street itself has become a hub of cool, quaint stores that stock anything from Rick Owens and Rag & Bone to organic yoga lounge wear. The newly opened Annex stocks labels such as Lover, Rag & Bone, Steven Alan, Premium vintage jewelry pieces hand selected by Steven Alan and many other understatedly cool brands for men and women!

Ask for Jake/ Scott. Two stylish dudes that are so helpful and would be spot-on if any style advice is needed.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Beauty School: Summer Vibe

Radiohead's Nobody Does it Better


LOS ANGELES. June 15th 2008, Home

Jack Johnson playing. 
The sound of the microwave going off, tick my food's done. 
Have i officially not learnt from my 4 years in college, or am i just having a sheer streak of rebellion of not "taking care" of myself. Ahh, delving too deep into things again. I'm just lazy today.

So, my parents are in Palm Springs, and this is the first in a month that i have had some quiet to myself. I'm allowing myself to move at the pace i want to march to; allowing myself to do the things i want to do and have the time to reflect, ponder and decide upon the things i need to make decisions on. 

My life has been all too interesting this past 10 years almost since i decided to leave my homeland, the sunny islands of Singapore. Moving from Sydney, to Long Beach, California, then to Brisbane, Queensland then back to Los Angeles, California. Now what next? 

Obvious choice. Place to stay, check. Resume on the dot, check. Opportunities, somewhat check despite the U.S economy declining and recession. The luxury fashion industry remains somewhat unaffected. 

"Don't fight your fate." My sister says to me. 

Funny, i have said that about my parents who left Los Angeles about 30 years ago after going to school at the University of Southern California. They fought their fate, grandparents forced them back to Singapore although my Dad loved California and is here practically like half the year. 

Now the answer is obvious, maybe i am a little too comfortable here in Los Angeles at the moment, and it's always hard to pull yourself out of your comfort zone, but doing that is great and liberating and makes you a stronger person.

Ok, random anecdote here. But, i went to speak with a philosopher at Venice Beach the other day. He was so eloquent and his tarot cards were so pretty. My sister was there to witness this, his reading was more like a philosophical speech to inspire all. Not specified at me though he did say some stuff directed at me. He said, " Sometimes you just have to act the part. Life is a stage. You pretend to be what you want to be. Whatever you pretend to be, you become. Sometimes, you are already there." 

There is some truth is that. 
However, the question is: " What do i want to be?"