Congratulations to reader:

Charis Shreill!!!!!!

You've won the Cold Plasma cream from Perricone MD!


On a side note- I just got to NY and have pics to post but forgot my USB cable so I have to go buy one tomorrow. Sorry guys :(

Holiday! Celebrate!

Ho hum. Crazy as it seems Thanksgiving is over. Did this long weekend fly by as quickly for everyone else as it did for me? I even took Wednesday off. Ah but it was so wonderful. And now that Thanksgiving is over the holiday parties will be kicking into high gear. I mentioned a few posts ago that I would be featuring my top picks for 2009 and here is option #2.

Kam Me Pump - Luichiny

The Kam Me pump features a basic black satin upper however there are many key details that make this little beauty anything but. The delicate bow above the peep toe, the slim and sleek metallic spike heel, and the ruffled detailing on the heel that reminds me of those cute diaper covers that babies wear. Check out the video below for a better look at that heel!

Here are a few Cyber Monday deals for you to enjoy! is offering $50 off any order that is $180 or more

Endless is offering $30 off your $100 order

Piperlime has 20% off your entire order when you enter the code MONDAY at checkout + free shipping

i'm outa here

everyones 'super keen' to get me skipping through hoops.
and for what?
im no hoop skipper,
so im a spanner in the works.

at least im off on tour. the real world doesnt matter for a while.

How to Improve at Ballet - Define Your Weaknesses

The elegant art of ballet has a mechanical side to every position and movement. Understanding anatomy and which muscles create the movement you want, helps you enormously in knowing how to improve at ballet. You can learn to define your weaknesses in an impersonal way. Sometimes your weakness in ballet technique comes from just not knowing how your muscles work.

If you are a young ballet student or an adult beginner, organize yourself by learning the correct way to execute ballet movements, one at a time.

Or start before you make a move - you can improve all your ballet by learning correct posture. Good posture in ballet is the same as general good posture. There is no extra tension in the upper body as all the elongating support is in the lower abs and pelvic area. This doesn't mean that the upper torso muscles are not pitching in as the lower muscles change position and tension level - but the upper back/shoulder/neck muscles don't "hold" your posture at all.

Your core muscles - lower ab and pelvic/low back/hip muscles hold your posture. Then you add turnout.

So if your next exploration is turnout, it is best to find a good illustration of the low back/pelvic/hip area showing the muscles and joints clearly. (A picture is worth a thousand words....).

Learn how to stretch the rotator muscles, the piriformis and the adductors (inner thigh) muscles.

With correct posture and turnout you have a basis to develop beautiful basic ballet positions. If you can define your most basic weaknesses in classical technique, and search for every detail as to the solution that you need, you will learn how to improve at ballet with an excellent understanding.

Here is more info about where to get ballet turnout exercises.

99 Red Balloons

This post really has nothing to do with balloons but it is my 99th post which makes me think of one of my favorite songs from my childhood. Remember 99 Red (Luft) Balloons by Nena? I used to love that song. I think I was in elementary school when that came out.

I just wanted to show you my "thrifted trenches."
The above pics are of my London Fog thrifted trench for 10 bucks. I got this trench months ago and took these pics a few weeks ago...just now getting around to posting them out of sheer boredom while fighting against being in a funk.

I thrifted this Vintage Burberry Trench a few months back also...Ten whole dollars:) I am one thousand perecent positive that I didn't tie this correctly. It had too many contraptions and I am one of little patience.

Short post... I know.

Great Song.

reading 92

theyre infiltrating. its perfect. someone rad recently sent me the new DVD {damn your eyes} and i cant stop watching it.
tour starts on monday. looks like we have an extra date. a house party in kingston on the 5th december.
Roatan Run in Honduras

After being postponed because of an earthquake, and then the coup, the 2009 Roatan Run went off, thanks in large part to one of our volunteers, Loretta Zapp.

Some Serious Theology: Are you a Tramplian or an Offalist?


If you are an Evangelical Christian, you may be sick of the Calvinist/ Arminian debate, so let me introduce you to some new theological terms; Tramplian and Offalist.

Tramplians like to trample the carpets or flooring of their homes with their shoes on. They find it rather objectionable to be asked to remove their shoes when visiting somebody else's home.

The central principle in Tramplian theology is the freedom of the will. They believe that they should be the ones to decide whether they take their shoes off at a dinner party. Their attitude is "I decided what outfit to wear. I decided what shoes to wear. I should be able to keep them on if I like". They do not believe that a hostess should impose shoelessness on them.

Tramplians have a strong belief in the goodness of hosts. They consider that a hostess should be above all concerned for her guests wishes and convenience above keeping her home clean. They believe that if a hostess likes them enougth to invite them into her home, she will accept them with their shoes on.

Tramplians believe in the power of their own ability to keep their shoes clean. They consider themselves to be grown-up and to be careful about what they tread on. They do acknowledge that their shoes can be tainted by the corruption of dirty streets, however they hold that this can easily be dealt with by wiping their feet on their hostess' doormat. Their shoes can be restored to cleanliness by the exercise of their will.

Offalists in contrast, always remove their shoes at the door. Offalists believe in the Total Depravity of the soles of their shoes. The corruption of city streets has completely ruined the condition of their shoes, they argue, and the only hope is a change of nature for their feet, namely into slippers or clean socks. The Offalist pays heed to warnings about the health risks of pesticide, lead paint and animal excrement.

The Offalist upholds the sovereignty of the host. The hostess has been very generous in inviting her guests, however, she is sovereign over her own home and has the authority to set the rules. She will not allow anything corrupt to defile her home. Those who would enter her home must not come in their own shoes, but must meet her condition of a change into slippers or stocking feet.

The Offalist holds that the root problem of the Tramplian's theology is human pride. The Tramplian is proud of her ability to make decisions about her outfit. She is proud of her Manolos, her Prada heels or her Jimmy Choo boots. She is too proud to combine her outfit with stocking feet. She resents the idea that her hostess would not accept her in her own shoes.

The Offalist argues that if the Tramplian would only forsake her pride, she would actually find that she was far more comfortable in slippers, socks or bare feet. Her determination to remain in her stilettos will in the end hurt her feet and drag her to destruction. She may well remain outside the dinner party in the outer darkness.

Posh Spice Made Me Do It!

So those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I ran into the glamorous alien known as miss Victoria Beckham at Barneys yesterday. Well, the bitch looked hot and her Fendi shoes were TO DIE for.
Obviously I had to have them.

They are SO high and so sexy. I love them.

She was there to return a pair of Christian Louboutins. I peeked in the box to see which pair but I can't find a picture of them online anywhere. They were not cute... A camel colored leather pump with a thin gold t-strap. No wonder she returned them. ;)
Here she is with my sales guy Steve. Hey Steve!! Haha.

And here is a better shot of the shoes...

You can get them HERE, or call and ask Steve to send them to you. They didn't have my size so they're being sent. Yay!

(images x-17 online)


Ah, nothing says Thanksgiving quite like an amazing sale! Ladies if you are not yet a member of ideeli today is THE day to join. Please for the love of all that is holy click here for your special invite link. Check out these deals!

Martinez Valero
Corrine T-Strap Shoes
Save up to: 57%Off
Prices start at: $59

RED Sale

Designer Shoes
featuring Oscar de la Renta, Escada, LAMB
Save up to: 89%Off

Prices start at: $59

And moving on to Friday...

*Please note this sale starts on Friday

Friday, 11/27/09

Lovely People
Save up to: 60%Off
Prices start at: $59

And moving on to Saturday...

*Please note this sale starts on Saturday

Saturday, 11/28/09
RED Sale

Designer Shoes
featuring Diesel, Miss Sixty, Fergie
Save up to: 68%Off
Prices start at: $29

I'm going to take the next couple of days off from blogging so I can celebrate fully with my family. If you celebrate Thanksgiving I hope that you have a safe, lovely, and bountiful day. See you on Monday!

Dolce Vita VS. Report Signature - A Showdown

Well, well, well what do we have here? It's a black sequined pump showdown!!!!

In the red corner we have the Dolce Vita Beam Pump. Standing tall at 4.5 inches and weighing in at a svelte 6.5 oz, the sultan of shine, the ultimate in fabulosity - BEAM!!!!

In the blue corner we have the Report Signature King. Standing tall at an impressive 5 inches and weighing in at an equally svelte 6.7 oz, a pump that truly lives up to its namesake - KING!!!!

Who are you rooting for?

Pleasantly Peasant-y

Off to my Harajuku Lovers meeting today...
I was told that I looked like a hippie, a pilgrim, and a slutty grandma today. Whatever, I liked it.

Love these Louboutin espadrille bottom wedge boots. So comfy and versatile. These will take me all the way through Spring. They're a great slouchy canvas and I'm wearing them here with my Betsey Johnson OTK socks.

Slutty G-ma Hippie Pilgrim dance!!!


(dress- Piko 1988, boots- Louboutin, socks- Betsey Johnson, belt- Urban Outfitters)

Nike Air Force 1 High x DJ Clark Kent Drops Nov. 27th!!

We are excited to announce that we will be receiving the new Nike Air Force 1 HighXDJ Clark Kent shoes that drop on Black Friday the 27th. Along with the shoes we will be receiving a matching Tee and Hoodie. Limited quantity so don't sleep on these!!!!

A Tuxedo For Your Feet

Dobson - Harajuku Lovers

Bring out your playful side with the Dobson heel from Harajuku Lovers. Tuxedo detailing and a funky black & white striped bow tie top off this fun and flirty peep toe. The side zipper will make slipping these on and off a breeze plus you've got a 1/2 inch mostly hidden platform to help ease the brunt of that 4 inch heel.

no fightig in C101

to sweep me off my feet
youre going about it the right way
i'll run into your fist
we'll laugh about this one day
there's something about you
i cant put my finger on it
its like i have always known you
but theres no telling what could happen
if you want to listen in
you've got me figured out
but youre so full of surprises
you couldnt write this shit
catherine wheels and rockets
if you want to listen in
we wont lose sight of this
paper boats that never sink
what must everybody think?

Dear person from Romania

Dear Romanian person, you keep visiting this blog. Have you ever commented before? It would be nice to hear from you.

JLO... Your Song Sucks.

I am sorry but WTF? JLO's new single that says "I'm throwin on my Louboutins" over and over again is SO annoying. Eww.

Apparently She fell on her ass during her AMA performance but they edited it out on the broadcast. Lame. You can see it HERE. Pretty funny.
She wore flats through most of the song and then changed into her... yes... LOUBOUTIN'S for the last 30 seconds.

Whatever, I had to vent.

fingers and embers


'roughly 43000 guns were handed in at police stations in england and wales during the month long firearms amnesty in april 2003. fact.'

30 minutes before receiving this fact, i witnessed the man himself, on a stage, pouring with sweat, discovery beer, and punk D.I.Y ethics.

Russian National Anthem

Quite a nice anthem, I think.

If you ever visit a Russian home, you will be expected to remove your shoes and you will probably be given some slippers to wear.


there are two new songs up on this media player thingy, 'smash and grab' and 'that was yesterday, today things are different'. also took down the '...piglet' version of 'vice magazine...' and replaced it with 'protect your p.c' from the same album. i finished writing a song this morning. will post a video of it soon. last night i had a visit from 33.333333333333% of the robot vs. jonny showed me this:

have a good weekend.

Red Soles and Bubbly

Last night the Christian Louboutin boutique at South Coast Plaza celebrated their 1 year anniversary and the place was bumpin with champagne a-flowin! There were shoe lovers everywhere!

I finally got to wear my Christopher Kane for Top Shop dress. Yay!

Amita's nails were out of control amazing... Japanese nail art. I told her they look like barnacles... but in a good way. They're definitely a love them or hate them trend, and I really love them.

Reghan got in on the nail art too

And she wore these amazing hand painted gold tights... So cool.

The boys got in on the action too!

I love these sneakers... I need to get Ben into them ASAP.

It was a really fun night. You should go in and check out all the amazing new shoes (including these babies...)
Yep. I have a problem. But I love them...


There's a new library in my neighborhood. I'm trying to work up the nerve to take pictures INSIDE but right now, I sneak pictures under the red stairwell. I am not sure if it's considered private property which is why I do drive by photo shoots and run back to the car!
The whole purpose of this post is to RAVE about Miley Cyrus's Walmart Jersey Skinny Jeans! OMG! They are so perfect, cheap and comfy. I think it has everything to do with the fact that she collaborated with Max Azria of BCBG fame! You must run to your nearest WalMart ( and check the "Jersey Skinnies"! First, Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson Miley Cyrus designs? Yep. I'm 34 and I own some Miley Cyrus clothes. I SAID IT. There is also a Norma Kamali line at Walmart that's pretty fab. Target and Walmart are not playing with the "guest designer" lines!

Didn't I tell you that I was determined to find short gloves every since I saw Janet Jackson rock some to Michael's televised funeral (click here). It was not a game. Don't tell me that thrifting doesn't manifest dreams honey!

I actually had something on totally different earlier but I had the bright idea to play dress up at night. At dinner, I put this outfit together in my head and came straight home to play around with my gloves. Everyone around me knows I'm pretty impulsive. Sometimes that's good, most times it's not.

These Jessica Simpson shoes are brought to you by Goodwill. The pain I felt in my left arch was brought to me by satan:(

The above picture proves that being a little addicted to thrifting can pay off....(And yes, that purse is real...ummm hmmm) As you can tell, I'm all about the accessories.

Happy Thanksgiving...Yadi yadi yada...who cares about that! I'm going to see NEW MOON this weekend! I have witnesses that will tell you that I would read those 1000 page books in the dark, at stop lights, in the didn't matter. Yes, I'm a Fang Banger:)
(I totally didn't know that my shirt was on backwards, hence that little white tag that's haunting my pictures but I was not about to retake the pictures which meant I would have to do more drive by photo shoots at night. Negative.)