From Buenos Aires to Seattle

floral hooded blouse: L.A.M.B.   black cashmere sweater: James Perse

black pants: Joie   black hat: Michael Kors  olive sheer top: Armani

A few pieces joining me in Seattle. It’s so cold, which is a good thing because it allows me to wear as many pieces of clothing as possible. That solves my problem of narrowing down my outfits. In Seattle, my layers are necessary.

This drips Donald

Lost in Shadows–Restricted in binding and constricting garments, Fusion model Joseph Culp appears before the lens of Christopher Hench for the new edition in Fiasco. Featured in a monochromatic wardrobe accented by accessories, Joseph is styled by Donald Hicks in labels from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Stylist Donald Hicks is a fabulous old friend who now resides in New York City where he is flourishing in the fashion scene with his fierce styling skills. I remember the day when he packed up his black leather, metal chain garments, and all his fierceness into his designer luggage and left Austin, TX for the city he was meant for. I’m so proud of Donald, and I do miss his fashion mood swings where he would take off his perfectly styled outfit and put on a tight, red, mid-drif cut t-shirt that had, “Santa’s Bitch,” printed on the front and metallic booty shorts. He looked amazing in them, perhaps because he has a body of a professional dancer. Alright, he was a professional dancer who formerly danced for Ballet Austin among a few ballet companies, and it was obvious when he wore that naughty number. I miss having Donald physically in my life, and I would love to have him here with me in Buenos Aires, but I’m happy to see him popping up in NYC fashion editorials I browse through. Donald Hicks – Fierce.

Plume and ink

hooded dress: Alexander Wang

amethyst necklace: Damselfly

bracelet: vintage Mexican Taxco silver

model: Arie Saint

photographer/stylist: Savage Souls

The best thing about this Alexander Wang dress is the sheer split back that is joined by a silk hood/scarf that makes for the easiest way to get some shade when a parasol isn’t nearby. Throw on a jacket and it’s an unplanned accessory. There is no wrong time to wear this dress. Ohhh Alexander, you make us ladies so happy.

Burry me under rocks

crystal & silver ring: made in Argentina,  amber rings: Earth Art

sand-blasted silver & turquoise necklace: vintage Navajo (City Wide Garage Sale ATX)

silver & gold amethyst ring: made in Argentina

gold plated silver fish necklace: vintage

engraved silver miniature deer hoof (Bavarian) necklace: Loved to death

double sided fly-owl necklace: Patch NYC

crystal & gold ear rings: Loved to death

Peruvian coin ear rings: Buffalo Exchange

I’ve always had an obsession with amber jewelry (jewelry in general) as you may be able to tell. Some of these pieces are old friends, but several are new additions I’ve picked up on my travels in South America. The newest piece is the massive chunk of crystal made into a ring. The minute I saw it i knew what my purpose for the day was, besides eating more Argentinean bbq. This Saturday is the day that I finally cave in and purchase a massive smoke crystal necklace that I’ve been stalking for the past month. Nothing will get in my way, unless it’s more amber. Perhaps some black onyx in my collection is a good idea. I’m thinking Colombian emeralds are top on the list.

photos by Arie Saint

Take me to the theatre

Something’s missing in my life, and it was brought to my attention when standing in the majestic Teatro Colon and Nacional Teatro Cervantes in Buenos Aires stunned by the majestic beauty of these famous structures. But what really got me was the gorgeous red curtain tall enough to cover an entire house or two. It hung so elegantly, and the ripples that were made when the curtain was drawn to each side and framed the stage so delicately made me want a dress that did the same for me.  A few dresses from Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2011 collection I would not mind taking to the theatre with me.