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I was so honored to be painted again by the talented Danny Roberts  of Igor and Andre..this time with the shoes I designed for Urban Outfitters. He is amazing! Thank you so much Danny!

I was introduced to fellow Dallasite Blake Wright's blog by my friends at Helloooooo…his blog The Blake Wright is so funny. You have to go look at his skeches! He sent me this one last weekend…thanks Blake!

 

Too true.

And to round off this post I'm going to post some of my favorite things as of late…click below if you want to see more!

I got this Cassette Playa Fire Face jacket at Seven New York this spring, and I am so glad I did.  Definitely a piece of pop art. I like clothes with faces on them, maybe this is an extension of my habit of personifying inanimate objects…this is one of my favorite things I own, even though I'm technically 'sharing' it with my mom…;-)

 

I'm in love with Briggite Bardot's style-so unapologetically feminine. I like fluffy hair and heavy eye makeup like BB's…sometimes going au naturel is totally overrated!!
 (I almost went as Briggite Bardot for Halloween, but I kept messing up my eye makeup.. so instead I went as Pocahantas.)


 

Really into the hair bling idea at Dolce and Gabanna.

My favorite animated film I've ever seen…Masaaki Yuasa's Mind Game…the incongruity of the different styles of animation in this was really inspiring.

 

Found this vintage Kenzo ad from an old Vogue Paris…I collect vintage Kenzo and would love to get my hands on some of these knits. I love Kenzo Takada's personal style too.

 

How cute is he? The mismatching plaids are genius!

Loved this image of old turqouise on Strange Eyes tumblr..my mom has a great collection of turqouise concha belts…promise to do a post about them soon!

For the last couple of months all I've been listening to is Yellow Magic Orchestra and its various related projects…when you've got Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi and Haruomi Hosono what else do you need?? Every song is so simple and so right…when I'm not listening to YMO I'm listening to breakcore, italo, synth pop, or dark wave…

I really love fish…especially really big, prehistoric looking fish. The arapaima is one of my favorite types of fish…if you've ever wondered why this blog is called Sea of Shoes, its partly because I love things that live under the sea as much as I love shoes. I often post pictures of fish on my other blog, Leeland.
 Ever since I was little, fish have appeared in almost every dream that I have…I wonder what they symbolize to me, because they seem to be so deeply ingrained in my subconscious. 

and lastly…one of my favorite paintings, by Hanno Karlhuber..

Hanno karlhuber1 

See ya later…xo Jane

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116 Comments

  1. Kate wrote:

    swap barney’s for selfridges and that shoe painting sums up my life :)

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  2. Holly wrote:

    i love how your blog isnt just about clothes and has other aspects of fashion aswell
    I love your blog, thankyou for being a great inspiration
    Holly x

    11.7.09 · Reply
  3. gorgeous. especially that turquoise jewelry!

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  4. Ashley wrote:

    Great post! And I love that sketch about Barneys – it is too true!
    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  5. Michelle wrote:

    Your inspiration posts are always so fun Jane. You have such diverse and quixotic taste; it’s fun to see someone posting something thoughtful instead of predictable.
    xo michelle
    http://rococoandcaffeine.blogspot.com

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  6. Paulina wrote:

    That shoe painting is definitely the story of my life.

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  7. zi wrote:

    Beautiful post
    it’s BRIGITTE BARDOT and not bridget
    regards
    zi

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  8. sabella wrote:

    love your blog!
    xo

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  9. Aurora wrote:

    I can’t even begin to tell u how much I hate myself when I watch ur photos. u’re so damn beautiful it hurts.

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  10. Christine wrote:

    How sweet is that portrait by Danny Roberts?? I love his work.

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  11. Kelly wrote:

    I love Danny’s illustration of you!
    http://www.lionstigersandfashionohmy.com

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  12. Heini wrote:

    Lovely portrait of you!

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  13. Hayley wrote:

    I love Brigitte Bardot – such a beautiful picture of her!
    And what an amazing portrait of you by Danny Roberts! You are SO lucky!
    I love your blog by the way.
    xx

    11.7.09 · Reply
  14. Diana wrote:

    you were on mtv’s The City this past episode!

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  15. luxirare wrote:

    I always have dreams about aquariums, very weird. In fact…my real life dream is to live in an aquarium house. How rich must one be to have a house built as an aquarium?
    You should live in a shoe aquarium with swimming shoes instead of underwater creatures.

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  16. Elizabeth wrote:

    love these pictures! the danny roberts painting is beautiful. and i went as pocahontas for halloween too- it was so much fun.
    http://nothingbutapackofcards.blogspot.com/

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  17. Brooke wrote:

    I love both paintings! And, that turquoise is amazing.

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  18. I love the blue shoe illustration it’s stunning, thanks for introducing me to him!
    Ah I love vintage Kenzo too, especially this amazing floral wrap top I found: http://intrinsicallyflorrie.blogspot.com/2009/08/kenzo-floral.html =] That’s such a nice advert.
    Florrie xx

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  19. yoshi wrote:

    ohhhhh! Saw a shoe illustration with a similar remark in Harrods! I found it to be very cute, I can’t recall exactly what was written though! x

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  20. lovely postt!

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  21. Congrats Jane! Love the illustrations! Have a great weekend! XOXOXOXO

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  22. tenstyle wrote:

    This post is so inspirational…LOVE LOVE
    Especially the vintage Kenzo ad.
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  23. Liya wrote:

    your blog is always inspiring
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  24. awe thanks Jane! your are wonderful! ;)

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  25. Krissy wrote:

    Oh wow, that painting of you is so awesome! I wasn’t familiar with his work before now, but thank you so much for sharing! Truly a wonderful artist. :)
    http://shimmerlikegold.org

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  26. georgia wrote:

    I agree, very cool things. You are drawn beautifully
    It would be mine

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  27. juli wrote:

    hahaha hanno karlhuber was my arts teacher in school i’m from vienna .. he was so sweet

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  28. Maria wrote:

    such a fun post! bb is so gorgeous!
    xxx

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  29. love this post. i love all things under the sea too =)
    xoxo
    http://www.fashionsnag.com

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  30. beautiful drawing and good post, jane!
    http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  31. Some great inspiration here Jane! I have had a love of vintage Kenzo for years which I got from my mum, she has some amazing shirts – must have a borrow!
    I’ve been inspired by hair accessories too, I really love haircombs, its so strange how out of fashion they became, as they were so popular in the past, and often given as sweetheart tokens. Chanel did a huge golden feather one last year I wish I had bought now!
    Have a great weekend,
    Pearl
    http://fashionpearlsofwisdom.blogspot.com/

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  32. bijou wrote:

    haha! I love the barney’s quote!! my mom named me after Briggite Bardot!!!
    bijousstyle.blogspot.com

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  33. anjo wrote:

    YMO is fantastic!!
    i love “TONG POO” and “RYDEEN”!!

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  34. Bryony wrote:

    I love the quote on that shoe sketch – really so true haha :(
    FF x

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  35. Mind Game! I wish more people would see that movie. I think I first watched it maybe two years ago, and it still remains not just my favorite animated movie, but favorite movie in general of all time. Completely awe-inspiring, eye-opening, and mind blowing!
    http://ganymedekids.blogspot.com

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  36. Grace wrote:

    Don’t you think Lara Stone looks like Brigitte Bardot? Probably a similarity zillions of people have pointed out, but I like to pretend I was first.
    Also the shoe sketch is amazing. I wish I could draw like that.

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  37. F. wrote:

    You are so lucky to attend the Crillon ball, hope you will enjoy it !
    Don’t forget to post some photos of it ! Who are you coming with ?
    sorry fot my bad english…

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  38. What an inspiring list! I really like the fire coat and your little spiel about fish. :)

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  39. i like the last painting, the glasses off, the glass of water, like a bed side table, sleeping, but the window open, sort of flying away dreaming, i dunno maybe it’s just me.

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  40. sara wrote:

    i like that last painting as well.

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  41. sal wrote:

    The funny thing is that shoe looks like a brian atwood shoe i am coveting at the moment..altho it is nude (colored) and patent. go figure..

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  42. Hayley wrote:

    Bridgette Bardot – omg she personifies beauty.
    Peter Sellers sure got lucky.

    11.7.09 · Reply
  43. Robyn. wrote:

    Those fish are darling! They live in the Amazon, and though I totally forget their name, I’ve seen them in more than one aquarium before and they are just the best~

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  44. amber wrote:

    that Barney’s comic is so true. I do that at Neimans and Sax all the time. (SF, the Barney’s here is teeny tiny).
    Amber
    http://ambersmouthwash.blogspot.com/

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    i like this seemingly random smattering of ‘likes’.

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  47. Cecylia wrote:

    The drawing of you looks just like you! I love the cute cheek blushes =)

    11.7.09 · Reply
  48. i can’t believe you are 17, you are far too sophisticated and amazingly cultured! not that 17 year olds aren’t, but, well, you know…

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  49. Miss K. wrote:

    If you love the turquoise rings, you can find similar large-scale pieces by Nicole Cruz of Yen Jewelry. Her craftsmanship is impeccable. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30316079

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  50. Karina wrote:

    Per your post, I just Googled me some Yellow Magic Orchestra and am having a go at it. Can definitely see the appeal! Lovely painting, you look exquisite.

    11.7.09 · Reply
  51. Lily wrote:

    Ah, I always thought that “Sea of Shoes” had something to do with “Yellow Submarine”… y’know, “Sea of Time”, “Sea of Holes”, “Sea of Monsters”? This explanation’s cooler though.

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  52. Kirsten wrote:

    your blog is so fantastic! love the sketches :o)
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  53. jessie. wrote:

    can we see pictures from halloween??

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  54. KarenD wrote:

    Hi Jane. I love your blog, I first read your post waaaaay back when you did your very first shoe challenge. And I’ve kept up with you since. I read through a lot of fashion blogs, scanning them for signs of anything that catches my eye, and I’m often left feeling a bit under whelmed… most of them they simply blend into each other. Your blog really stands out though. You are truly original and unapologetically feminine. And I love the red hair, btw. It really brings out your skin-tone.
    Was cruising through eBay, and I came across this KANSAI YAMAMOTO jacket. I couldn’t help but think of you. I’d love to see you work this!
    stylishttp://shop.ebay.com/i.html?LH_BIN=1&LH_IncludeSIF=1&_nkw=kansai+yamamoto&_arm=1&_armi=Women%27s+Clothing&_armm=94&_ruu=http://clothing.shop.ebay.com/Womens-Clothing-/15724/i.html%3FLH_BIN%3D1%26LH_IncludeSIF%3D1%26_nkw%3Dkansai%2Byamamoto%26_arr%3D1&_rdc=1
    P.S. I have very similar colouring to you (red/gold hair and fair skin) and I was wondering if you could let us in on which skin products you use, if any. Your skin always flawless.
    P.P.S. I have a copy of that painting you posted on my wall!

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  57. wow! love it!

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  58. Oana wrote:

    love Briggite Bardot! i was Pocahontas fo halloween too =)

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  59. Emilie wrote:

    oh the paint is amazing!!!
    http://etincelledemode.blogspot.com/

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  60. I Love Kenzo vintage — nowadays Kenzo isn’t as great as yesterday’s.
    http://bulletproof-stilettos.blogspot.com/

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  61. Sabrina wrote:

    Hi Jane,
    Your blog is really very inspiring which seems transcend on so many levels. A 12 year-old fashionista would be as drawn to your entries as a 60 year-old fashionista! I’m writing you from Istanbul which has a fashion world of it’s own, have you ever been? I’m moving back to Canada with my husband next year but if you’d like to come and visit this side of the world soon I’d love to show you around. There’s the Grand Bazaar (the world’s oldest shopping mall!) and Istinye Park (one of Europe’s most prestigious modern shopping malls!), beautiful ancient ruins next to modern buildings and all the wonderful food! Istanbul really is one and only, just like you! :o) Let me know if you’d like to visit!

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  62. juliet wrote:

    So many beautiful things!
    juliet xxx

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  63. i love vintage kenzo! and the blake sketch is amazing!!

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  64. Le 21ème wrote:

    Love it, Jane! The paintings are so cute!
    http://21arrondissement.com

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  65. Ore wrote:

    I saw you on The City and I was like omgggggg thats Sea of Shoes lady!!!
    You’re like famous!
    http://lipstickboudoir.blogspot.com/
    x’s

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  66. Daisy wrote:

    Fab post !!

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  67. Natàlia wrote:

    I love your blog!

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  68. Brandon wrote:

    GURL. I love that you love Y.M.O.
    Honestly, people get the impression you are so one-sided, but you have absolutely mind-blowing taste.
    (PS – Mind blown further by the supreme editing in your Lovers blog.)

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  69. Brandon wrote:

    Also Mind Game is Jesus.

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  70. Katy wrote:

    I love the second sketch! It captured exactly how I feel when I walk into Saks. One day I’ll be able to walk in there and actually buy something. This was a wonderful post, thank you!

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  71. Love the shoe art and quote – so very, very true. =)

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  72. Beth Dunn wrote:

    Amazing pics. xoxo
    SC

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  73. Gon wrote:

    Danny is so talented ! And so are you ! Love all the images :D
    kiss,
    http://www.dimogonda.blogspot.com

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  74. Libby wrote:

    Some very cool things dear, I would die to be drawn by Danny Roberts, I am one of his biggest fans1
    XOXOX
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

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  75. laurie wrote:

    I know you’re currently a senior. Are you planning on going to college next year? Btw, big fan of your blog! Keep it up! xx

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  76. Molly Rose wrote:

    love the pics, especially the ones of Kenzo

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  77. anastassia wrote:

    Fun stuff, fun stuff. You kinda remind me of Brigitte Bardot. Its probably the coy smile you both have.

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  78. greatest post! love everything— esp bridget bardot! xoo

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  79. nice drawing of you. he’s talented.
    http://missheadoverheels.blogspot.com/

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  80. sasha wrote:

    ugh, bad david shrigley rip off.

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  81. I really love the turquise rings. Really beautiful stuff!

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  82. I love turquoise jewelry

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  83. Looove your site!

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  85. EMILIE wrote:

    The drawing is great!
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  86. nina wrote:

    hI! your blog is really cool as well as your shoes :) I saw you in the episode of the city! i don’t know if you already knew.. but here is the link to the episode! xoxo
    http://www.mtv.com/videos/the-city-ep-19-weekend-at-freddies/1624932/playlist.jhtml

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  87. Fun post! Love the drawing of you and the Blake Wright drawing as well.

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  88. Jay wrote:

    Love the picture of the Navajo woman and her turquoise bling. If you like concho belts or inlayed turquoise, I suggest visiting the southwest…. Especially, Scottsdale AZ or Santa Fe NM. I think Jesse Monongya is one of best contemporary Navajo/Hopi jewelers. A collection of his work is displayed in “Jesse Monongya: Opal Bears and Lapis Skies.” It’s getting hard to find old turquoise jewelry, most silversmith are making contemporary pieces.

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  89. Julia wrote:

    Hey Jane, I really like your blog, it’s the only fashion site I go to, other ones just make me depressed. I just had a thought when I saw some of your inspiration stuff, have you seen the Swedish movie “En kärlekshistoria” (translates into A love story) from 1970 by Swedish director Roy Anderson? Such a great movie and so beautiful. I think you would love it! The girl is so beautiful…and the clothes are so unassumingly Check out the poster:
    cool.http://www.seriesam.com/p2/en_karlekshistoria_03.jpg
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  91. Leah wrote:

    I LOVE the blake wright blog. thank you so much for sharing, his stuff is great.

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  92. emily wrote:

    I love your shoes, i am argentinian and i always see you blog, yoou are amanzing.
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  93. All of these are amazing.
    You’re one of the few bloggers that have interesting and charismatic photographs up.
    Love that sketch of you btw.
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  94. post more of ur fav images!!1 i love them :)
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  95. katzarina wrote:

    so true????you are shopping expensive shoes every week,it’s such an irony and arogantic of you to say that.
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  96. my oh my, i wish i had even the animated version of those shoes!

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  97. Being Loving Doing wrote:

    Hey,
    I love Brigitte Bardot too. She was such a bombshell. Her interviews are hilarious. I feel she doesn’t care about her previous sex symbol status. In the meantime, she’s still very coquette, and she likes to be liked. Check out my post about her http://wp.me/pErZa-cv
    Gaelle
    http://beinglovingdoing.wordpress.com

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  98. Ekaterina wrote:

    Oh, looks so nice!

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  99. Amy wrote:

    i love it all so much. thank you :)

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  100. barneys sketch is too true for me. used to work there, now I don’t, bye-bye discount and seeing everything first! :(

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  101. I hung out with Cassette Playa at SXSW last year she is way tight.
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    Ps… we need to have a AaDd photoshoot :D

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  102. jaeve wrote:

    i *heart* turquoise + bridgette bardot. i also heart that one cartoon about barneys. haha sad but true!

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  103. scout wrote:

    What do you mean commenting “too true” on the sketch? When have you ever been denied any obscenely expensive luxury item your heart desires? Your blog is enjoyable as a fantasy, a peek inside how the idle rich live, but darling, pleeease don’t condescend to us by pretending you can “relate” to money woes. You are a lady who lunches, pampered and well insulated from the realities most of your readers face. Phony claims of penury won’t make you “authentic” or “relatable”, just like all that Yamamoto and Demuelemeester in your wardrobe won’t make you “edgy” and “street”.

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