When Everyone is a Capricorn

December is a hefty month for the Joos family. At least it used to be, when my sister and I still lived with our parents in Belgium. On December 6th we would celebrate St. Nicks, Europe’s slightly archaic ancestor of Santa Claus…. READ MORE

December 13, 2016

The Talented Mr. Kovi

He wanted to be a professional soccer player in Spain, and for a moment there, in his teens, when he played in Belgium and Germany, that dream seemed to become a reality. But things didn’t pan out that way for Kovi… READ MORE

November 23, 2016 / 1 Comment

Boy Meets Girl Meets Boy

STYLE SWAP: TWO LA GIRLS TRADE WARDROBES What happens when people stop wearing their own clothes, and start wearing someone else’s… Read the complete interview with Langley Fox and Natalie Joos on bazaar.com : – )

October 25, 2016 / 5 Comments

Wear The Change

My train to Paris leaves in forty five minutes. “I think we can do one more look each!!!” I yell to Melissa who’s knee deep in vintage jackets in the basement. “Okay!!” she panics when I sprint down the steps to assess the… READ MORE

September 1, 2016 / 9 Comments

Mark Twain Can’t Be Wrong

It wasn’t hard to find Bermudian talent. One lives right on my doorstep in Los Angeles in fact. Her name is Catherine Quin, a 32-year old English girl I met in the wee hours of the night at a party… READ MORE

August 24, 2016 / 11 Comments

The Truth about the Bermuda Triangle

No mystery here: the Bermuda Triangle doesn’t exist. It’s all legend, without so much as a smidgen of historic or accurate evidence. Most documents related to the reported disappearances are made up or heavily embellished for dramatic flare. Rest assured,… READ MORE

August 17, 2016 / 2 Comments

The Art and Soul of Las Vegas

It was a 108 degrees in downtown Las Vegas. There were no shady palm trees to hide under, no forged oases to offer refuge, no fountains or waterfalls to suggest salvation. This was just concrete, and it was hot, faded… READ MORE

June 15, 2016 / 6 Comments

Cliché Crochet

Did the journey start with the dress, or with the bus? Whatever the motivation, cream-colored crochet seemed like the only appropriate theme for last weekend’s SoCal expedition. We drove South to San Onofre Surf Beach with clear instructions to bring… READ MORE

May 26, 2016 / 5 Comments

A Girl is a Gun

Shelly’s parties are notorious in Venice. The overwhelming consensus usually supports an exasperating infatuation with the indulgent amount of male eye candy, the magnificent human spill into the parking lot behind the building, and the fact that no one ever gets arrested. Most commonly… READ MORE

May 12, 2016 / 7 Comments

These Bags are Made for Rocking

The idea must have sparked a few months ago in Texas. She sent me a picture of a vintage Louis Vuitton fringe saddle bag from the Round Top Antiques Fair and said: “Thinking of you”. It’s always nice to hear from… READ MORE

April 14, 2016

Move the FCUK on!

The last episode in our dating street surveys deals with the next step. When and how do you move on from a break-up? What’s in store when you’re back in that saddle? Do you abstain and then wait for the casserole… READ MORE

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