Saturday, July 25, 2009


leaving tomorrow for a hawaii cruise for 7 days with the husband's family+relatives. was there about a year and a half ago for our honeymoon but only visited maui and kauai. this time we'll get a chance to see all the islands. i think i'm more excited to be eating room service on our balcony while the ship cruises at night (yes, we got upgraded to the rooms with balconies--holla!). *here's to hoping i dont get seasick.*

these are pics from our honeymoon, i'll share some from my trip when i get back. hope everyone has a FAB weekend!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

hey, hey sunny

i'm not sure when it exactly started but i love sunglasses. i'm always looking for them in different shapes and colors. my young niece has even noticed my collection and recently asked me how many pairs i own. i tried avoiding the answer but mr lala joined the prodding, since he doesn't understand why anyone would need more than one pair. ha! anyway, i've been searching for the perfect round lens sunglasses and came across these on (unsurprisingly, since i always wish their inventory was my closet):
wouters sunglasses | $300 | lanvin |

cool and sophisticated. i love.


mr lala and i were invited to a tacos+margaritas happy hour at our friends' beautiful new home in rancho palos verdes. everyone took in the killer views along with some great eats+drinks. i was too busy tasting the incredible spread that this is the only pic i managed to take during the 4+ hours we were there today. via my handy bb cam:

somewhere in between

one of my bfffff's in nyc sent me this really great postcard with some other goodies (i heart packages!) of the nyc skyline. i have it up on my inspiration board next to "california, here we come", which is part of a kate spade mailer from a while back. the transition from nyc to la still doesn't feel complete after 1.5 years. many days i miss my friends, my favorite restaurants, favorite shops and at times i don't feel wholly part of one city over another. which, i suppose, just means i'm still transitioning.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

glamour, baby

christian dior haute couture f/w 2009
image via monochrome magazine

definitely thought i was over anything studded until...

givenchy haute couture f/w 2009
image via jak&jil

Thursday, July 2, 2009

let me sum it up for you.

hand-printed screenprint poster (10"x8"), $12, linocutboy's etsy shop

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

let me see you work

i had some fun over the weekend with great friends visiting from chicago. lots of eating and some shopping (funny that the only place we all bought something at was jcrew). we definitely spent more money on food than anything else, which, i think, is never something to complain about--especially when it's good (and, my goodness, was it ever!)!! wish i took some pictures, but i didn't... you'll just have to take my word for it.

on friday, we went to barneys to check out their shoe sale selection... i knew it would be trouble so i strapped my feet into these babies before leaving the apartment (i love everything about this sandal except that it does take a short minute to take them on and off=not the best thing to wear when shoe shopping). it's hard to maintain self control when i see a great pair of shoes on my feet--it's always easier to walk away when you don't know what they look like on--and the only method of restraint i could think of were to wear the ann d's. i merely looked on and participated in the oogling, gasping and time-to-time shrieking as my friend, k, tried on at least twenty some pairs of beauties.

i'll have to say that these are definitely my new favorite shoes. they're comfortable, they pair with everything and not so precious (like the prada lace-ups). plus, they save me money when i find myself wandering the shoe departments at stores! keke. spend some to save some... haha.

hope everyone's having a great week! sorry for not keeping up with posts lately--i've got a lot of sketching to do before i leave for chicago on friday (*yay!*).

Friday, May 15, 2009

chanel paris-moscou pre-fall 2009: accessories

so beautifully shot (with a great track by pierre aviat, see you everywhere), it feels like you're watching a dream sequence:

Monday, May 11, 2009

day and night

image: net-a-porter
sequin bodice sweater, $390, markus lupfer,