whilst in philly…


friday // feather hair clip // navy blazer // maui and sons shark tee // giant tiny short shorts // stolen shoes from linders

saturday // sunglasses // feather clip // vintage brocade jacket (totally linders) // vintage sheer floral dress // vintage belt // jeffery campbell carpet bagger litas

♥ photos by tina nguyen  ♥



♥ weekends in philly…. Topstitch Friday and Concrete Polish Saturday. ♥

♥ fashion gangs and crystal covered rings, LA lights and sequin covered Virgin Mary  ♥





2009-2011 In Motion

i am both saddened and excited about the closing of one of my favorite boutiques, Topstitch Boutique.  sad for pretty obvious reasons, but excited because i know this is just the beginning of lots of new things to come from the amazingly talented and trend savvy ladies.  Tina and Linda, two of my most favoritest people, two of the hugest reasons i even have my own line, have inspired me, focused me, pushed me and held me (depending what the circumstance called for) in ways that i will be eternally grateful.

if you are in the philly area this evening, please join me to celebrate the works that Brain Gravy Creative, Topstitch Boutique and I Still Love You have collaborated on over the last few years.  Follow the journey through stop motion animated girls getting “tried on” by their clothes, see swirls of ladies working it down the runway of the Topstitch Boutique Holiday 2009 fashion show hosted by Rose Luardo and Guns Garcia.  Witness the glamazons of I Still Love You’s 3 part trilogy (redundant, what?!) slithering across the screen.  I am positive you will enjoy them, at least half us much as we enjoyed making them.

see you tonight



i am going to philadelphia.  i think i will stay about a week.  the plan is to have some super focused creative time, make some new patterns and sew my little hands numb.

so, have quick post, will travel.

style icon, and woman i one day would like to be

Iris Apfel

(here she is at last night’s CFDA Award Ceremony)

aaaaand just a few other ensembles from the award ceremony that i lerved..


Irina Lazareanu in 3.1 Phillip Lim

Rachel Weisz in Jason Wu

Jessica Stam

Simon Spurr and Zachary Quinto

Vera Wang

Tracy Reece

Constance Jablonski

Devon Aoki in Zac Posen with the designer

Hana Soukupova in Marchesa.

(CFDA Awards photos from WWD)

Sabina Rose O’Donell RIP

young, vibrant, beautiful and kind Sabina Rose O’Donell will be remembered by many in Philadelphia and beyond.  taken too soon by a cruel and vicious act.  please remember to always be aware of your surroundings.  even if you are almost home.  we should all try to take care of each other and remember that even though there is a lot of love in the world there is violence and manipulation as well.  Tonight at Kung Fu Neck Tie all money collected at the door will go towards Sabina’s funeral and to her family.  also, there is a 25K reward for help in finding the atrocity of a human being who took her.  ANYONE with any information please call the Philadelphia homicide division at 215-686-3334.

.rest in peace.

and if you or someone you know has been a victim of a sex crime please contact your local police precinct, silence will not help you recover.  and there are many free counciling services for victims as well as for friends and family of victims.

Women Organized Against Rape: 215-985-3333

Surviving Sexual Assault