Last week I was all down in the pre-bday dumpers. I was wishy washy about what I wanted to do, where I wanted to have my bday dinner. I originally wanted to have a huge roller skating partay, but just couldn't get it up. After deciding on a small intimate dinner at Fabs in the Valley, I got all gussied up, and here's where my husbie took me....SURPRISE!
Yours truly, Brookie, and I'mBoyCrazy.com
The most EPIC love filled bday party a girl could ever hope of having. I was shocked, over come with emotion, and so full of gratitude and love for my amazing friends, and glad that I was born 39 years ago, May 16th so that I could share this moment with them!
Super shout outs to Brookie, Lizzie, Adam 12, Noelle, T.C., Timmy, Wendy, and my favorite boy in the universe, my Justie! XOXOXO!
One of my bday gifts was the sickest pair of shoes designed by my friend Grant Krajecki, YES, the amazing designer for Grey Ant. They have all of the elements of ridiculously cool, ironic, and why didn't I think of that? all in one shoe. Teva stilletos? Amazingly ridic-ish!
When I first moved to Los Angeles, I did a ton of thrifting, and scored this John Luke Eastman litho. You can check him out here
And also, my dear friend has a vintage clothing boutique called The Lemon Frog Shop. She has many Eastman lithos framed and for sale. Check out her rad selection. But don't blame me if you leave the store broke. She has some amaaaazing vintage gear, stuff you will obsess on and covet!
(I did her logo- "toot toot!" SHAMELESS!)
The Lemon Frog Shop
1202 Alvarado St.
Echo Park, CA 90026
Shot through the heart....
Unearthen is the shit! I am the luckiest girl ever, because my husbie rules! He took me to Barneys on my Birthday, so that I could pick out one of Unearthen's crystal bullet masterpieces! This is just the type of witchy-poo stuff I love! Each crystal is unique and acts as a conduit of energies that your psyche might be lacking. I was drawn to the Titanium quartz. 1. because it looks very "black rainbow" and 2. it's just plain bad ass. Turns out it was just what I needed! The packaging is amazing, and I felt very "Lilly" from Legend when opening it. Each piece comes stowed in a wooden box, and encased in a glass tube vial with cork, placed a top a bed of moss. It comes with explicit directions for care, and salts to clear it's energy. You're not supposed to let other people touch your crystal, as it will absorb some of their energy. Speaking of which, sorry to Jenny at Opening Ceremony L.A.! I was so mesmerized, and drawn to hers, that I had to grab it. Please soak in salt over night and do your white magic, or black depending on where you're at.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A couple of years ago I had the privilege of doing some fine art painting for South Paradiso Leather. If you don't know about SPL be prepared to have your mind blown!
Romulus Von Stezelberger is the man behind the leather curtain and has been keeping alive the long lost art of amazing hand crafted and tooled, one of a kind leather garments and accessories. Romulus is truly a leather master and genius! In need of a top hat, cape to wear at your next coven gathering, or a leather mask, well...just because?!!!....you can find it all at South Paradiso Leather. The pictures above are of leather panels I painted, that were then sewn into inserts of jackets. (I'm sure you can recognize the "Yes" album art re-creations, and the Alphonse Mucha).
You can now see his creations up close and in person at his new boutique located on the Sunset strip in Hollywood.
8533 Sunset Blvd (near Sunset Plaza)
Check out his website. Don't sleep!