Ahem, I have a few announcements!
First I simply want to say how much fun I had on the Best Coast. I didn’t do anything remotely taxing, on my body, nor my brain. I spent my days waking up (that took hours in itself), running on the Venice boardwalk, drinking iced coffees and late-night cocktails, driving my rental car East bound and to get sushi at Whole Foods, swimming in the ocean and meeting bearded, surfer people. Not a single bone in my body wanted to work. It seemed inconceivable and quite frankly, dreadful. I was surrounded by bamboo, dogs, and amazing girlfriends. Heck if I was gonna lift one finger.
So if your intuition serves you well and you’ve looked at the pictures (Do you read French?) it should come as no surprise that my future self is moving out West very soon. By December I should have set up my consulting and design studio in a nice little cottage somewhere in Santa Monica. ‘Tis the dream, or rather yet, the goal. I’m very excited for this new chapter in my life, as cheesy as that may sound. I have made very few decisions in the past – I am the kind of person who just lets life take its willful course – but the ones I did make have been pivotal and hugely rebooted my stratosphere, for the better. I’ve been living in New York for 17 years and it’s getting stale. I’ve lost my childish excitement and curiosity. Maybe it’s a been-there-done-that type of motivation, or just the simple fact that I’m bored with the dirt and the chaos. I’m a sun bunny at heart and it’s been dreaming of palm trees and breaking waves since birth. So I’m going. Finally. And I’m for hire.
I mainly traveled to Los Angeles to start shooting for my book. That’s right (announcement #2): Tales of Endearment will be in print by the Fall of 2016. The book will consist primarily of new Muses, those men and women who are crazy about vintage and wear it well, my kindred spirits, and partly “best of” moments from the site. (I’d love to hear who your favorites were btw!!) The line-up of new candidates is long and compelling. I can’t wait to photograph everyone!
But more pressing (announcement #3), and I’ve already announced it on Instagram, is the launch of our vintage e-commerce business. My partner, Moa Sandquist and I have stacked our little office in Bushwick to the rafters with the coolest, Scandinavian dead-stock from the 40s to the 80s and pieces from my own collection. The technicalities and logistics are all taking a tad bit longer than we want, but hopefully you’ll be shopping in time for Fashion Month! Please make sure to stop by and check in for regular new stock. Our e-store will be a revolving door of reasonably-priced vintage for all ages and sizes. We’re starting with about 150 garments, but we have thousands more coming from Sweden! Hurray for you!
Voila. Announcements made.
Photos by Mike Townsend at Newport Beach, CA. Special thanks to Billy Stade.
Vintage green and white playsuit by Dolce & Gabbana; Vintage blue and white polka dot playsuit from The Pistol Club on Abbot Kinney; Vintage floral platform sandals from Cannonball & Tilly on Fairfax; “Je Pars Habiter A Los Angeles” canvas bag by Jasmin Shokrian from the Bon Voyage collection; Cat-eye sunglasses by DSquared2; Slippers by Birkenstock; My vintage square head scarves.