Monday, May 6, 2013

[DIY] Studded Shirt

I love studs. For real. I want studs on everything. This DIY is super easy and super inexpensive. Find a shirt with something interesting on it, whether its pleats, cutouts, or beading (I got this little eighties number at Salvation Army for less than $3), and line the edge of that area with studs. Put them close together, far apart, in a pattern, whatever. Stud that thang! I was able to add a little bit of modern edge to this vintage shirt and make it less of a "basic" and more of a statement piece.

Friday, May 3, 2013

insta love

Thrifting at Salvation Army
Top Left: Playing with glitter and failing at DIY, Top Right: Essie's new summer hue "Butler Please", Bottom Left: Dancing to Breakbot at Spin Nightclub, Bottom Right: warpaint.
Continuing my flamingo, palm frond, pineapple obsession with a new suit from Forever 21
Top Left: Patron Shots at the cigar lounge, Top Right: a new Padre's jersey to celebrate Opening Day in San Diego, Bottom Left: a DARE tank top that arrived just in time for 4/20, Bottom Right: Smoking cigars with the boys. 
Drinking margarita's made with Mint 400 Tequila in a friend's backyard.
Top Left: Dead Sea Mineral Mask, Top Right: Godiva white chocolate covered strawberries from my mama, Bottom Left: a Ruby Red Slipper manicure, Bottom Right: Getting ready to bleach my hair.
Another Organized Grime dress I made out of a giant OG shirt.
Top Left: Neon manicure, Top Right: A sweet note from a vintage seller on eBay, Bottom Left: I'm sort of blonde now. Bottom Right: My most liked picture on Instagram-- Funfetti cupcakes with penguin wrappers.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Life in Color: Rebirth

 When this year's Life in Color (formally, Dayglow) party sold out, I knew it was going to be a good time. I hadn't attended this party since 2010, when it cost like, seven bucks at the door and was held at the very tiny intimate World Beat Center in Balboa Park. Now it's under brand new management and selling out huge venues like the San Diego Sports Arena (Valley View Casino Center? eh?) with huge artists like Swanky Tunes and LA Riots, and bringing back hometown hero DJ Ideal, who played at that very first San Diego Dayglow party back in the day. 
 If you have never heard of this epic paint party, it's basically an electronic dance music concert, with a twist. Everyone wears white, and at the end of the midnight countdown-- the paint comes out. Event staff pumps paint into the crowd from the stage using huge hoses, while others run through the crowd with paint-filled water guns. Party-goers can buy paint inside the venue to spray on each other as well. 
my shot, from the Organized Grime instagram
We managed our way up to the front for the LA Riots and Swanky Tunes sets!
My eyes were burning from paint, which I constantly slipped in and fell like, four times, and I'm covered in bruises, but for good times with friends, incredible music, and a pretty sweet, albeit unintentionally tie-dyed shirt, it was definitely worth it.

(all those awesome OG logo photos were taken by Ryan Ros and are property of Organized Grime)