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Flea market treasures

9 Mar

I wear this necklace I found at a flea market near my house often. It’s not Venetian, but from research, I’ve found out that filigree – the technique of the leaf pendant on the necklace – is a caneworking technique (that I spoke about here) developed in Venice as well. Wow, Venice spotted me at a church market sale before I even stepped foot on Murano island!

Just in case you were wondering, no, I didn’t buy it in the condition it is now. It’s been falling a part beautifully since October (most people seem to thinks it’s the style. I don’t mind). But If someone does happen to ask, I can always say that perhaps someone has the other half ;-).


The Jean Jacket Story

8 Aug

…a love hate relationship we have. See you have to understand, in high school I loathed seeing the typical LVLX jean jacket on my latina sisters. Although I loved them so, I secretly wished that they would burn their jackets. Their distressed. cropped. and/or. full lengthed. jean jacket. I wanted to burn them all. Nowadays, I see myself taking a turn for the better. I no longer get quezzy when I see a vintage levi or new-aged jean jackets donning folks in the mall. In fact, I tried on a couple on in Zara the other day and felt not one pang of loathing in my soul. Times have changed and I’m loving the jean jacket.

One of my favorite fashion bloggers Karla from Karla’s Closest has a couple nice ones in rotation. Also Kanye and his mistress always seem to style their jj’s just right. Lastly, I must give a shoutout to my friend Claire that has an oversized one that is just adorablé!



Personally, although I love the vintage-y jj’s, mine has got to be a bit edgy and savage á la Rihanna. Throw in a Balmain acid wash and I’d don it like no other. Nonetheless, I’m loving the come back jean jackets are making this season.


Could you go that high?

6 Aug
One of Fall’s biggest trends seems to be the thigh high boot that leaves little room for a skirt or pant – you think you could go that high? Me, you ask? I’d give it a try! Here are some of my favorites of this trend from Stella McCartney’s fall collection.
who needs pants anyway? Right?