Tuesday, June 23, 2015

thrifted blouse 
envelope clutch by still.products
wristwatch c/o Larsson &Jennings
photo: Felix Lim

1. I first met Rachel, a young designer all the way from Singapore, just one year ago through insta. Despite never having met in person, we quickly bonded over our shared love for Her (film, soundtrack, everything). After several months of admiring her designs, she kindly sent me a nude envelope purse from her company, Still.Products. It's a lovely piece, spacious enough to fit a medley of tidbits: keys, lipstick, small notebook, coin purse, all the receipts and random acquisitions of the night, but small and sleek enough to hold as a clutch. Paired with an oversized white blouse thrifted in San Francisco, and a black and gold "Lader" wristwatch gifted by Swedish store, Larson & Jennings. Funny enough, my mom became rather infatuated, so I ended up giving it to her for her birthday, and I still wear her tiny, scratched up vintage Cartier everyday- I like its subtlety- un peu petite, unmoving hands, frozen time.  

2. We've always shared an affection for the shadowy bits of life. I snapped a shot of these branches behind the Eames House in L.A a month ago, the light leak a happy coincidence. 

3. Getting ready, in dior. 


Sunday, June 21, 2015

" why do we ask each other so many questions? two people shouldn’t know each other so well, if they want to fall in love " 

-l'eclisse, 1962


this week has been incredibly surreal, 
and I haven't the words to explain  why.
sleep doesn't come easily
3 am comes too quickly
I haven't made it past page 1 in Un An
because for once
life is too busy being lived. 

LA, I'm not ready to say goodbye. 

Fleur en noir

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

fleur en noir  by david choi 

Happy wednesday!
1. wearing: favorite sheer shirt, airy-est pants in cobalt blue (both thrifted in San Francisco) and oak+fort cardigan
2. listening: charlotte gainsbourg "hey joe" 
3. reading: walls of empowerment for class, for fun- un an by jean echenoz 
4. Three days until graduation. 
    Oh god. 
5. Watched "L'eclisse" last night instead of studying for finals. Best irrational decision ever, what a movie!  

Dimanche nuit

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Stan Brackage. The Wonder Ring, 1959  

The past few nights I've been staying up too late watching Stan Brackage's short films, this week especially, it's a means of escape from final exams. 

His work is hard to capture in a still photo. In a blink of an eye, you miss how many frames of beauty? Many of his films are in a constant state of transition, especially works like Mothlight (1963). Feels like you have an eyelash caught in your eye and you're anxiously fluttering your lids to get it out, not wanting to miss a moment.  

It's the exigence of experimental films with an extravagant number of shots per second... 

Anyway, this segment from Wonder Ring is everything I love in a short. Bowler hats, and stranger's silhouettes, the side of fire escapes, and crumbling pastel buildings, the most beautiful use of light and reflection. And it takes place within the journey of a train ride, the silent romance. 

I ran into my film teacher from last quarter at a Hammer party the other night (a happy surprise, she's one of my favorites) and I need to bring this up if we do end up getting coffee before I leave...

More stills: 

A few other favorites: 

Beautiful, frenetic youth rebels. 

Who is he? 


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