Sunday, April 18, 2010

when i was young, younger than before

yay! i finished my first roll of film on matt's old manual camera and i was a little worried about whether or not i could actually take pictures without a fancy camera doing all the work for me but it turns out I CAN! now g'wan and have a look-see.

top to bottom: stump, cala lily, matt from nature walk a few weekends back; easter cake; yellow balloon in maiden lane; old and small motorcycle on 18th st; reflection of prada window; 'si se puede' boots by ryan carrington (pictured directly behind his work).

Friday, April 16, 2010

just sitting in the kitchen with my fortune and fame,256,256&w=500&h=393
hmmmm how do we feel about these alexander mcqueen for puma sneakerheels? at first i was like "whoa i'm in love" and then i was all," really, sneakerheels? what exactly is the point of a heel that looks like a sneaker?" and then i thought, "go with your gut alexandra. you personally might not ever own and/or wear them, but let's go ahead and like them."

i'm pretty sure i won't be able to sleep at night till i know how everyone else feels so let's put it to a vote. 

after pondering long and hard, how do these sneakerheels make you feel?

to go away on a summer's day never seemed so clear

i have tentative plans to do nothing at all this weekend (after a busy stressful {ick i hate that word} workweek) but so far my weekend non-plans are getting filled up with more and more shopping plans. first, there is target for cynthia vincent shoes and maybe some basic v-neck tees (you can never have too many and i like the $8 price tag). then maybe this awesome-sounding-fashion-school-sponsored-for-a-good-cause CLOTHING SWAP in downtown sf (see flyer below). and then maybe off to painted bird for some new (to me) vintage dresses, with a stop by goodwill, thriftown, and salvation army since i'll be in the area, obvi.
i also kinda wanted to sit around and read and draw and take pictures and clean and nap and blah blah blah i'm guessing one to none of these things will actually happen, but ohhhhwelllll.
what are your plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

no- no- no- notorious

annabel chloe
here's a funsies little activity... hop on over couturious and you can play paper dolls with online models!

Monday, April 5, 2010

makes you think all the world's a sunny day

learning about photography on matt's old manual camera...
you know, practice for when i get my super nice g11 (someday)

pic via weheartit

diamonds on the soles of her shoes

hmmmm, fun print flats to brighten up your spring outfits... yes pllllease!
cynthia vincent for target. available april 18

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

flesh of my flesh

enjoy clothing art by derick melander while i try and find some inspiration/clean out my closet/find one million dollhairs/grab that creative vibe. 


h/t @rarepress... thanx gurrrrl.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

70 ipods for 60,000 cds

if you follow me on twitter, you know that i have been looking around for a new album to get into. on monday i listened to broken bells' self-titled debut, she&him's latest, volume two; and under great white northern lights, a live album from the white stripes. all three were great and totally recommend taking a listen (hop on over to first listen on npr, a great resource, to decide for yourselves). but none of them compelled me to listen to them several times a day for days on end. then, by the luck of the irish, i brought my old, old ipod to work. i have no idea why i did this, since the battery has been dead for years. but i did, and i plugged it in and it started to work!! heaven's to betsey i was stoked! all sorts of old playlists and artists and albums were now at my fingertips (slash electrical outlet because it turns out the old girl only works when plugged in but whatevs). that's when i found an old fave, and my thirst has been quenched!

in 2006, vogue released a two cd set of music selected by the kaiser himself. the collection is divided into two playlists: 'at home' and 'at work--fashion show mix', both mixed by french dj michel gaubert whilst karl supervised. it includes songs by lcd soundsystem, caribou, devendra banhart, the pipettes, and the fiery furnaces. the result is super fun and sometimes when 'at work' comes on i pretend i am walking down the runway in a tweed suit and super hott shoes. what? that is so not weird.

GET IT: vogue presents karl lagerfeld: les musiques que j'aime. available on amazon but not itunes( = lame, i know).

what tunes are y'all digging lately? i'm always on the hunt for new artist and great albums! 
tell me!

Monday, March 15, 2010

this boots were made for walkin'

nothing like a little blatant self-advertising on a monday morning....
i'm selling a pair of boots on ebay! they're over-the-knee black suede boots by jeffrey cambpell, size 9, and if you want them they can be yours! they're super hott but not really me (i'm not that into boots) and i kinda got them on a whim--oopsies! so i'm asking just what i paid. message me if you are interested, and if you're not then WISH ME LUCK!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

neon shines through smoky eyes tonight

this week the house of alexander mcqueen presented its last collection under the late lee alexander mcqueen. and, as one would expect, the line was stunning. i mean ahhh-mazing. it made me sad all over again to think that this pure creative genius has come to an end. the f/w '10 collection was richly divine and intricate, created with a couture-like attention to detail. it merged a space-aginess to the history of fashion. all in all it was just so mcqueen.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 Ready-to-WearAlexander McQueen Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wearugh i am just dying! this stuff is too good. mcqueen, to me, was the point of fashion. he created art and spectacle and reinterpreted the very notion of clothing and fashion over and over. i just can't seem to get over what his loss means to the world of fashion.enough of the debbie downer routine. instead of being depressed about mcqueen's tragic death, let's focus on the pos, shall we? mcqueen changed fashion and he left a lot to show for it. after i saw the most recent collection i went on a little retrospective tour of sorts on below are some of my fave looks.Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wearwhat in that what is going on here?? say what you will, but i thought this collection was mind-blowingly awesome. i mean for real. if james cameron gets all sortsa hype for thinking up avatar, should mcqueen get mad props for making pandora look like clothes?!  stream this it might just change your life. {S/S2010}Alexander McQueen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wearyou gotta read what they say about this collection on while it may not be life changing, per se, it will make you understand the concept of high fashion. also, how much FUN would it be to wear this stuff!? {F/W2009}Alexander McQueen Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wearok so this collection was about a "600-year-old elm tree in [McQueen's] garden," and he "made up this story of a girl who lives in it and comes out of the darkness to meet a prince and become a queen." ah i love it! {F/W 2008}
Alexander McQueen Fall 2005 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Fall 2005 Ready-to-Wearoh hello, madmen! mcqueen, always ahead of the curve, showing sixties styles in 2005 that are still so au courant today. umm, can i have both of the outfits, now that i mention it?? {F/W 2005}Alexander McQueen Spring 2001 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Spring 2001 Ready-to-Wearthrowing it way back here! look at the little baby kate moss! and hello, lady gaga?! this show was brilliant on many different levels, clearly. {S/S2001} ps, these pictures are formatted diff or something they won't line up right. sorry! i could go on and on about mcqueen all day, but instead of doing so i really suggest you go to and cruise through the slideshows of his works. and read the reviews, they are spot on. and let us all, in memory of mcqueen, push the envelope just a little bit everyday.title song: grace is gone by dave matthewsUPDATE: so it turns out that blogger is the worst and seems to be formatting this post however it wants. it looks fine in preview then comes up totally different when i publish. and quite frankly i don't have the energy to try and fix it look at the pretty pictures and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

'cause i ain't gonna live forever


so i'm guessing maybe somebody noticed that i have not blogged since janurary (anybody?? no? bueller?). that's about a six week break, and that seems like a pretty good break to me. i had to get my head out of the game for a bit. to (briefly) explain, i felt like my expectations of this blog were turning into something other than the original intent. this is not my personal style blog and i don't want it to be. i want to share fashion news, shopping tips, my style, your styles, and the cool chick down the street's style. basically, i want to make fashion accessible to everyone and it's hard to go about doing that when i just take pictures of what i wear all the time. not to mention the pressure to take "good pictures" and have a "good camera" and have the time to put together a "good outfit" before work every morning. it's cool that people do that (and obvi i read that stuff everyday), but it just ain't me. ya heard?? i'll also be sharing what music i'm into, craft projects, and fun events in the city. i dunno, we'll all just have to wait and see how it turns out. i hope you all can digg that!


title song: BONJOVI hahaha whatofit?!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

but there's better people with more good to do

if you live and/or work in the city, please try to come shop for a good cause at shotwell. consider it your make-other-people-happy hour.

shotwell: 320 grant ave (b/t bush and sutter. right next to chinatown gates.) t: 415.398.9898
title song by: xavier rudd

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

reveling in midnight clothes

sometimes i just gotta let you all know of the music that i'm really into. i'll get really into an album and then it pretty much becomes my soundtrack for a few days/week/month. right now all i want to listen to is bonnie "prince" billy's album 'lie down in the light.' they have a real groovy sound, very grateful dead-esque with an indie-country-folk spin. it's awesome. check it out.

title song by: bonnie"prince" billy

Saturday, January 16, 2010

i wish i had a pizza had a bottle of wine


aaahh, the weekend. perfect time for relaxing in this laid-back-cool outfit. suits my needs for brunching, arts n' crafting (or rather, attempts at), reading, and of course. posing. too bad that's not what i'll be doing this weekend when i'm at WORK. thankfully, my boss gave me the day off on thursday in exchange for working on saturday. so i did get my perfect weekend 'fit did not go to waste. i know. you were worried. i'm still bitter though that the rest of the world gets a three day weekend and i get a one-day weekend. well, at least i have more than enough work to keep myself busy. 

wearing: burnout tank, citzens of humanity; skinny jeans, uniqlo; cardigan, aqua; shoes, jeffrey campbell; hat, gift from a kiwi houseguest; sunnies, from painted bird (or you can get them at shotwell); bangle,i think it's from a tibetan gift place in my 'hood); elastic bracelets; wholesale jewelry catalog; ring, antique.

title song by: girls. great weekend tune. btw.

Friday, January 15, 2010

i ain't got time for the game 'cause i need you

zac posen's lookbook for target's GO international line is out for all of us to drool over for the next 4 MONTHS. really guys? i mean, really? just when i thought i could give myself a break after rogarte now i have to start planning my strategy for the morning these amazing duds make their way onto the sales floor. ps, ms. white lightning, can you think of a brilliant term of endearment for this eagerly awaited collabo? thanks that'd be great.

images and story via fashionista 
title song: guns n' roses

paint a black hole blacker

i've been feeling lately that my wardrobe is a little's like everything i put together is one of the "go-to's" i mentioned earlier. that, and the fact that tuesday's sweater dress made me crave something loose and light, lead to me to this all-black ensemble. i was stoked to see that tieka had the same sort of conundrum on the same day AND that fabsugar is doing an all-month-all-black challenge!

wearing: shoes, zara from italy; tights, target; dress; forever21; jacket, target; headband, goodie. 
title song by: st. vincent

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

love you like a fat kid loves cake

hey! i've been noting all these great new blogs i've found (like, i write them down on all these little scraps of paper and then tape them in my notebook) and i finally added all (most?) of them to my blogroll. check them out. these are just four of like 12 i just added. they are all cool and funny and inspirational and beautiful in their own right. there are a lot of local 415/510 bloggers on there too, gotta represent wut wuutt.

also, i think i'm not into the original font i chose. so i am switching it, let's see how we like it in a little bit. and i gave up on the 3 column was so not doing it for me. and i'm also thinking about changing my banner. any designers out there want to lend a hand?? another change: out with the old (boring) title posts. i'm trying to choose a song lyric or something that fits the post sentiment. all in all, i'm looking to spruce things up here at siggie stylez. any suggestions while i am at it??

i wish i was a radio song, the one that you turned up

my birthday is coming up!! well, not reaaalllly, i still have a ways to go, but i'm pretty sure that aquarians are stoked on their birthday because i love love love celebrating my birth. in other words, the countdown has begun. and even though it was just christmas and i just got super lvoely wonderful thoughtful gifts, that is not stopping me from whipping up a little birthday wishlist. afterall, this year is kindof a big deal...i'm turning 25! here's what i've been eying so far:

i could either go big...i mean ALL.OUT. with this guy.

or i could shoot for more things in a more managable pricerange. 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

take two

i have a lot of "go-to's" when it comes to know, things that you can throw on without much thought. well, i decided i don't like that strategy so much, so this year i resolve to make each outfit unique and special in its own right. this is the start of my more inspired wardrobe creations, and i love it! i tried to mix things up as much as possible. what do you think?

wearing: boots, sigerson morrison for target; tights, hue; skirt, thrifted; blouse, zara; sweater, h&m; coat, jcrew (yummy new christmas present from the 'rents!); necklace, antique (it was my great grandmother's can you believe!!?)