our friend, liz

here's our friend lizzy j. she's an avid thrifter currently studying the ways of fashion merchandising and designing at SCAD. her style is forgivingly spasmodic, intermixing layers of polar patterns and textures with modest bursts of contrasting colors to create a bewildering yet successful array. every now and then i attempt to consolidate garments possessing opposing patterns but its hard for me to do so without feeling as though i am threatening the outfit's integrity. there is a point at which pattern combination succumbs to incomprehensibility and one is left with the exterior assumption of dissociative personality disorder. so then i ask myself: how does one tastefully integrate seemingly incompatible patterns without looking stylistically naive?
my conclusion: confidence.

wear whatever the f**k you want and as long as you reek of confidence your pattern-infested outfit is going to look credible. obviously if you don't feel confident in what you're wearing then there must be some sort of constructive disparity somewhere in your creation. however, once that is fixed and your outfit personally feels functional you'll naturally gain a sense of confidence and rock that sh*t, hard.

[everything liz is wearing is thrifted so the origins of her pieces are unknown]
collar on collar

most people are other people. their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. oscar wilde

dont seek external affirmation on personal decisions. it mutes the idiosyncrasies that mark your existence, causing your self-confidence to evaporate from the seemingly unfathomable heat of controversy. you are but the product of your own thoughts. and your thoughts create your reality. so if you like what you wear and you think its a brilliant collaboration of colors/patterns/textures, then that's the feedback your reality with give you. a fantastical imagination goes a long way..




welcome to LONDON friends. this past week, we went to London with pops and documented our travels. take a looksie!

tying my shoes from OFFICE for our first night out in london.

we got to see one of our favorite stores in REAL LYFE! 
and another!!
and VW's fabulous store!

big ben 

on our way to the tower of london...

anne boleyn got to chiell in this here 'traitors' gate' before she was beheaded. medieval london gave no mercy >:O 

tower bridge

we were lucky enough to come across some rad street art... its such a thrill to find the renowned pieces in person. we found a banksy tucked away in a sketch alley in Mayfair, London. it was right around the corner from a prominent shopping street infested with costly stores..
 shop 'til you drop
[commentary on black friday]

this piece is by CLET, and italian street artist from Florence. his signature works are modified streets signs, this being one of them in SOHO, London
obstructed 'no entry' sign

every taxi in london is made by the same company and they all look like this. SO CUYTE. below is  one of the many differently ornamented taxis and i love reese's so i had to take a picture..the cabbie wasn't as excited as i was...

in the underground waiting for the tube..

camden market:

portobello market:

here are some awesome london stores i think you guys should check out:

this store debuts londen's best street style shoes. 


this store is soooooo strange/weird/cray but i love it! you haveeee to look at this site...its total eye candy. 



so random

this post is quite undirected...
it starts with aliens
slides into camouflage
dabbles with creepers

and then gets even more led astray with some uncoordinated shoes and clothes picks

delve into my schizo thought processing/ decision making...
 beanie; jac vanek.
muscle tee; jac vanek.

camo jacket; jac vanek.

camo/denim jacket; pixie market.


im obsessed with creepers, so my christmas trip to london this year is going to consist of finding the most peculiar pair of creepers. in the meantime, here are some creepers that have briskly distinctive qualities:
 leather spiked/zippered ones; underground.

 navy velvet ones; underground.

baby-blue suede ones; underground.

sparkly black ones; lazy oaf.


on the other hand, here are some non-creeper atypical shoes i came across that are RADical:
 patent leather boots; lazy oaf.
western style booties; jeffrey campell.

folded pixie booties; pixie market

blue tassel flats; emma go.

.dank miscellaneous clothes. 
[the first three options would be comfortable and complimentary for new years debauchery]
cut-out flannel dress; unif

leather pocket dress; pixie market.

skeletal tee; stolen girlfriends club.

super flared bell-bottoms; unif.

rose embellished leggings; tot.

keep it real homiez