Flower Love

Well hello there spring! This time of year always makes me giddy—flowers are blooming everywhere, the weather is perfect, and it means summer is riiiiight around the corner. Who else is excited for spring?!

Mansur Gavriel on Melrose

Last week I stopped by the new LA Mansur Gavriel location on Melrose, and I fell in love. I’ve been swooning over their shoes and bags (love love love this circle bag!) for so long, and their storefront is equally swoon-worthy. Honestly, between the bougainvillea and orange trees, it feels like you’re in an Italian villa. You can hang out in the cafe and have a latte or lunch, and it’s very relaxing.  I was so inspired I had to share!

Film Friday: Buffalo 66′

I’m really excited about this new column! Every week I’m featuring one of my favorite films here that I’d recommend for you to watch. This week it’s Vincent Gallo’s “Buffalo 66′”, a twisted Stockholm syndrome type of love story. There are so many things I love about this movie: the fact that it has some of my favorite King Crimson songs in it (watch the scene with Moonchild here),  Christina Ricci is amazing to watch, each shot is so well constructed, and that it’s about growing as a person even when that person is a total asshole. You can stream it on Hulu and Amazon Prime right now, or rent/buy it on Amazon here.

Flower People

These pressed florals on faces and hands have been catching my eye lately. My grandma used to always press flowers and frame them around her house, but WOW I’m so into the idea of putting them on people. How cool would it be to incorporate a few florals along your neck in a wedding? Kinda crazy, kinda obsessed with it!

Film Friday: But I’m A Cheerleader

I’m starting a new column to share some of my favorite older movies! First off is But I’m a Cheerleader  It’s about a high school cheerleader whose parents send her to a conversion therapy camp to “cure her lesbianism.”  Besides being hilarious and ridiculous, the set on this movie is amazing. I mean, the bathroom wall is made of daisies. It’s this magical mix of colorful Barbie suburbia and so over the top. Such a colorful movie! Did I mention Natasha Lyonne and Rupaul are in it? It’s currently streaming on Amazon Prime if you want to watch!

Style Muse: Brigitte Bardot

One of my favorite style icons is Brigitte Bardot. In the sixties and seventies she defined  French chic. There’s something so simple yet sophisticated about her. Her signature look— a dark cat-eye, perfectly shaggy bangs, and a simple dress or jumpsuit is so lovely. Gosh, I could include a million photos of her style..

What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. – Brigitte Bardot