Aug

18

Pho Sandwich

PHO, pronounced PHUH, or FUH, the go-to hit-the-spot noodle stew for the urbanized folks. You know it doesn’t have to stay that way, you can always take the ingredients inside Pho and turn it into something more “street” friendly.

So PHO is great and all but I have my phases. Sometimes I’m addicted and I go for like 6 months without it and everything is fine. Today I share with you how to do the sandwich version! I’ve already tried this version 2-3 ways. For now this is the “rare” try. The meat here is flavored but not “cooked”. And yes there is a cooked version too but too many photos in one post is overkill right.

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What you’ll find in PHO soup. Basil, jalapeno, limes, bean sprout, onion, cilantro…What you won’t find. Avocado. But it’s avocado. You have to add it!

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Aug

15

Uniforms and my childhood…

I was obsessed with SueEllen only because this was my life as a young child and teen. My mother was never home. My father worked all the time. They loved me very much no don’t come here and get all OPRAH on my a$$ and tell me that my parents “never loved me” in the way I needed to be loved. Get a firm grip pal I was too busy anyway – I was lost in fashion magazines, movies, and in general busy being the most mischievous little kid around. Did I tell you my mother stopped giving birth after me….?

My dad tried to spend “quality time” with me. I told him I was out to Barney’s! Leave me the hell alone.

Did my mother come home from her business trips to a report card with a message from the teacher…sure…”Uhm your daughter bursts out in class, skips class and loses everything”…Ugh. Is this my fault I mean I just want to have fun. Drake said YOLO too late I was of the YOLO mindset starting in Kindergarten..

Anyway, the point of this post really is that I want uniforms…hyper customized.

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Aug

15

Youtube Fridays

I’d like to repeat this pattern of sharing youtube clips on Friday. Now I understand you are either at school, (reading my blog) and not listening to the professors (uhm hello, your education is more important than knowing how to get dressed !!!) or you are at work and reading my blog to escape this modern form of torture where you are required to see at least 1 person on a daily basis who makes your skin crawl.

On Fridays I promise you there’s this vibe at the office where everyone’s like “FUCK IT” it’s 9 am and we’re already ready to go home. It’s a wonderful day, like this feeling of being at the airport lounge (if you afford first class) where you’re just waiting to go home or leave it.

Well as a blogger I feel the same way. No, no high resolution photos for you today. I’m going to post clips. I don’t have to do any work. Enjoy this interview with, as a commenter has just recently said…”with relish”…I mean Princess Diana is fascinating. Her only flaw was that she thought a man (Prince of England) would save her. The opposite happened (of course)…As a woman of 2014, do not count on it pals! Men, not only do they ‘not’ save women, they make our lives worse.

My one slice of advice in the form of a sentence for you ladies. If you are dealing with a male asshole boss type at work, use indirectness as your best strategy.

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Aug

14

Yeah I see your board, where’s your clip?

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Skateboarding was and always will be an “emblem” of cool. For one thing, it requires grace and skill to maneuver rough concrete. You usually need to be in lean shape to board properly. It’s a street skill that has all the youngsters dying to learn. They say…for example, skateboarding gets “girls”.

But what happens when this “skill” that requires practice, and performance, becomes co-opted by the fashion elite? For example, we saw Phoebe Philo use a skateboard for one of her campaigns. Listen, my only question is, can Philo really shred in an empty pool? Can she beat a bunch of street kids who practice day in and day out, in an empty pool? Can she Ollie, flip, speed, and scratch horizontal poles? I don’t think so.

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The minute this image (above) (in the style of old Helmut Lang Campaigns) hit the blogosphere, we saw a bunch of young women, now holding “skateboards” as accessories. Whether they actually shred or not, was the question. Sure, they had 4 inch Chanel Wedges on. But I don’t understand, why would you wear wedges? The act of boarding is already extremely dangerous. Even pros wear sneakers….So it’s just for a photo-op? It’s just for pretense? Because holding a skateboard or being associated with one means you’re cool? I’m simply reminded of this photo below. A bunch of people on a board, that can’t actually shred a pool, let alone skateboard properly. I know nothing about shredding. But I’ve never posted a photo of myself holding a skateboard either!

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A pro boarder, on some hyperdub style wheels. I mean 7 wheels in a row? The heck???? This is some real baller style skateboarding. I’m curious to know where these streets are located. All I’m saying is, the photo isn’t enough. I want to see the clip. I mean like where is it??? The video of you like, actually shredding.

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And my final point is this. Philo’s campaign obviously started a cycle. The pattern of thinking it’s okay to pretend to know how to do something when you can’t. It’s not illegal but you shouldn’t go to a mall and hold a skateboard, you might run into youngsters who shred like professionals and they might ask you to show them your swag. Can you imagine those little disappointed faces when you can barely get your foot off the ground?

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Aug

14

I don’t wanna dance, I’m scared to death…!

There a lot of things on the back of my mind right now. Like what the hell happened to that “lost plane” and MH-17. And Gaza, oh boy…But it’s not like we can stop what we’re doing. We all have jobs, families to raise, dogs to feed.

I like his opinion on celebrity, and the audience’s relationship to them. It’s easy for me to separate myself, from a hollywood star let us say..It’s a given that the celeb is “fake”, she’s a character in a movie. No, I’m not going to go home and call them up. Of course not! It’s called common sense.

But lets ask ourselves this same question and apply it to fashion bloggers. These women are characters in the online world that operate (and run businesses) on the perception that what they’re slinging is “real life”. From every photo op to their instagram accounts they are sharing only a small slice of their world. No you won’t hear about anything personal. What you will see is a bunch of pre-determined, pre-selected photos that they choose to share, only because it elevates their public image in the sphere of “money making” brands. If it’s not good or expensive enough to inspire envy, for them it is not worth taking a photo. Hey they must make sure their 20 bracelets and foot rings match up in between plates of taco salads and iced coffees. It’s a world of killer clothes and fine cuisine, as I have been saying…for about 5 years now.

There is nothing wrong with capitalism but I’m just pointing out, like Dave Chappelle says, do not CALL UP INDIANA JONES. That online blogger is fake and isn’t concerned with you. She is worried about her front row seat and her next sugar free latte.

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Aug

14

Daily Ration: 8/14/14

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This should be more of a throwback as it was an outfit I was wearing two months or so ago. It’s a plain green silky shirt with black accents around the color and buttons with a sequin patch. Actually I love this patch, it’s one of a skull. I’ll take more photos later. Paired with self made jeans and this bag I got from Tokyo ages ago. Keep it simple! Loafers are from “charm foot”.

Okay this loafer I’m wearing, it’s like the one shoe in my closet that I can’t wear in public. Why? Because every chick needs to stop me and be like OMG YOUR SHOES and it’s just like I’m trying to get shit done…Well I could not find the link on Amazon I guess these loafers are sold out but you can check out their other options.

As an honest product reviewer, these shoes were worn so much (the loafers in black and white) that the sole was detaching from the platform within 3 months of purchase. But here’s the thing, I don’t care if it’s cheap quality, the look is what I’m into and I don’t mind taking them to the shoe repair guy to fix it. I could repair it myself actually but I don’t have time and my shoe “oven” is locked away somewhere. So don’t come here crying and yelling at me for a “cheap” shoe that broke within 3-4 months of you wearing them. I am telling you right now you get what you pay for and if you really love the design there are other solutions. The shoes are very comfortable and wearable on a daily basis, for work, for the subway, anything.

Other options by the same brand here…

And no I don’t care if PHOEBE PHILO for CELINE designed shoes like this. I don’t care if she was first or last. The woman swipes everything for herself and ad campaigns from slinging “HELMUT LANG” to “GEOFFREY BEENE”.

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Aug

14

Super!

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Today I share with you this necklace called “super” which is rendered and produced through a flat 2-d mold. This idea was pioneered (or so my research tells me…) by Margiela in the late 80′s. There could always be someone who did this before him but I just don’t know. If you have a link of earlier work, leave a comment. You can find this book here.

Texting as a form of jewelry is quite common nowadays. I especially love Martin Margiela’s Version! The power of texting, visual communication through type, it’s fascinating. It has the power to build or destroy relationships.

But Margiela is quite kind. I like the words “fuck off” over “super”! I like to use “super” as a way to add extremity to something I like or dislike. I’ll always say, that’s super quick, super clever, or super lame….But nothing is actually “super” to me nowadays. I guess I’m more inclined to use the term, extra mediocre.

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Aug

12

Current state of affairs…Fashion bloggers as trolls…

Please ladies and gents, don’t take this so seriously. It’s tuesday, and this hamster is spinning. Can you blame me? I couldn’t help it, on my way this morning I saw a little kid with a bag of trolls, you know those things that I used to collect for a brief moment when I was like…6 years old…And it immediately made me think of fashion bloggers. The colored hair, the doe-y, blank stare, the bodies all frozen like sculptures in photos, the bodies and faces photoshopped and made to cover up any imperfections, it’s fine! We’re all a little bit guilty of this. But for me it’s all about extent. A lot of times, I’ll read some chicks blog and it’s been so shopped with 9 different filters that I can’t tell whether I’m lookin’ at a doll or a real human being. The writing? Please. We’re all aware that you can’t call any of these bozos “fashion journalists”. Heck no I’m no journalist. But I ramble on and on about nothing. Nobody cares what I write, and that’s fine with me. I’d rather ramble on here, than say, ramble to my best friend at a bar.

Below, is a typical fashion troll. He or she makes her stroll in a fine place called an empty field. She might even blow on a flower. There may be glaring 5 pm sunlight. She might “blow kisses” in your face. Who knows. This troll is missing rainbow dyed hair or ombre hair. Can you blame the troll?

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This fashion troll is doing a spin on 80′s workout culture, or maybe she’s just a placeholder for Jean Simmons…..Either way…Jazzercise this pal! Nowadays you’ll find most fashion trolls busily getting their “summer bods” in shape with Ballet Beautiful. Uhm, do you know that you already look anorexic? What exactly are you toning?

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The troll and her sycophants, all lined up in a row. This leader “troll” or fashion blogger is the one obsessed with “chunky oversized knits”. You know the type co’on. She’s always got those extra long sleeves to cover up her hands and arms, and the knit is typically shaker stitch with a large necklace. Ay! Those bird like heads gotta reach in somehow! Wear this oversized knit as a dress with big thigh high boots, so chic.

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Typical … Ballet Beautiful troll in training.

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Three buns in a row trolls. You know, ’cause you “lack breasts”…Best to show off your best A$$ETS. These trolls came prepped with rainbow dyed hair. Some serious business here. This is even more perfect for that instagram shot. You know three pals with a thong bikini on a beach. Are you going into the water for real or is it all staged….

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Now what’s a fashion blog without uniform dyed hair. Different color every week! If a chick can’t decide on a hair color and stick with it, as a MAN I’d stay far the fuck away from that. Sounds like a mild form of multiple personality disorder. Don’t forget your GEMSTONE pendant necklaces! What’s an outfit without the cherry on it’s sunday??????

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This really sucks for me, I don’t know what to “check off” in my categories section…I don’t technically have a troll section yet..Should I make one?

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Aug

12

The kitchen comes with me, everywhere….

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It’s a really simple breakfast I crave at times. Fried egg with leftover chinese rice, regular HEINZ ketchup, and spicy sausages.. It’s just so delicious. I crave these spicy sausages (not exactly high quality artisanal blah blah blah) because I grew up as a young girl grilling these outside with my dad and it was always delicious over rice. Memories have this tricky way of sending cravings up your head … the same thing you eat 20 years later just doesn’t taste as good! But still you crave it.

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The secret to this bland, ridiculously simple dish is fried eggs of course, but also you must salt the scrambled eggs before they go into the fryer. And it’s all about the butter, I added butter to this rice along with fish sauce. You always need fish sauce. It’s like that thing in the background which is kind of like MSG…”Why does this taste so good!”

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I need this freedom to be able to make what I want, on the fly. For this luxury I bring an electrice stove, everywhere, like at the office for example.. It’s a thing of beauty. You should realize that you’re not going to get another chance to live. We only have this one life, and whatever it is that you are craving in the morning…Well I fully encourage you to make it. Every meal should be worth posting about or discussing, no matter how fancy or slapdash your meals are.

I recently read this article on the Cut about an instagram account called “YOU DID NOT EAT THAT”. It’s basically an account that mocks fashion bloggers and their perfectly styled 90 wrist bracelets with 20 stacked macarons. So why is this woman, or man, whose behind this account mocking them? You can’t be sure that these girls aren’t eating pizza or hamburgers on the regular. But there are a lot of people that doubt it. The concept of buying macarons only to take a picture of it is nonsensical to me. I could never even think to do such a thing, because back in the day, like 7-8 years ago when macarons were only for the food obsessed (fringe population back then)…I actually ate the entire box of them. I never thought to buy something just for a photo op. But then again, nobody had instagram back then either.

As I said, the concept of buying macarons, period, in 2014, is cheesy. They’re like skittles. Next up? You can buy mini macarons in a vending machine. I guarantee it.

Fried eggs, rice, and sausages…This is like, typical man eating food I think. It’s what men would cook, if they were hungry and they had absolutely no other choice. There was no woman around to prep something “gorge” looking like a designer kale salad and marinated steak or whatever. You could argue that there are men who are food obsessed, ones that love to cook… Just a personal choice here but men who take fancy photos of food and post it on their grams all day? UNLESS they are like restauranteurs, gay, food bloggers, or bar owners..then they’re exempt…But most of the time…. I’m just not into it. My dad does NOT know his way around the kitchen. He gets nervous with simple ramen stove cooking. I LOVE THIS ABOUT HIM and always will. I love that he unceremoniously throws a fit at my mom, and yells at her for NOT doing the dishes, something I saw growing up all the time. I love that he’s kinda chauvinistic in this way. Whenever my mom would get resentful about it, I’d be like….“MOM, it’s so unattractive to me when men get in the kitchen and like, act all gourmet…it’s like that scene in SATC when Charlotte gets creeped out by the dude who can’t even kill a mouse in the kitchen!”….I love when men can’t put a sandwich together, I love when they can’t do dishes, and I love when they stay out of my godamn way when I’m in the kitchen. Pal, you have NO IDEA who you are dealing with.

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