Sunday, March 9, 2014

a photoshoot in collaboration with puella

photographer: richard ramirez jr.
model: bethany halliga
mua: andrea jimenez
wardrobe styling: yours truly (olive kimoto)
jewelry provided by: puella

Thursday, May 30, 2013

come visit me at heirloom vintage!

i. So, I recently got a job at Heirloom Vintage in downtown LA, and this past week I've brought in a rack of dresses that are perfect for summer, mainly from the 1950s and 1960s (and some other eras of course mixed in!) Here are some of the photos I took of the store, though it will be going through some big changes sometime in the near future! Also, the landlord comes by every day, leaving me little Japanese snacks like some sort of amazing snack fairy, that of which, I need more of in my life. 

Come in and visit me, I work Wednesdays and Thursdays, and my friend Zoe of Grand Theft Thrift (I'm sure you've seen her blog before!) works here on Sundays, Fridays, and Tuesdays! 

301 E 1st St
Los Angeles, California 90012

Closed Mondays, Open 12-8 Tues-Sat, 12-6 on Sundays

(Also... we'll be having a re-opening party sometime in the future! Stay tuned for that)

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ii.   Now that I have more time these days, I'm committing myself more towards this blog, I swear! Lots of exciting things are happening in my life right now, and it's tough to contain it all. For one... I'm working on designing and producing my very own clothing line. No peeks just yet, but, lets just say I'm sort of going for a "botanist/florist gone slightly insane" sort of vibe, who might also dabble into the esoteric, and is the owner of many cats. That is who this clothing line is for, I guess? Every time I think of a concept for a clothing line, it goes "-noun here-, who has gone slightly insane", I see now that a pattern is emerging..

Saturday, March 30, 2013


                In 1951, Cage visited the anechoic chamber at Harvard University. An anechoic chamber is a room designed in such a way that the walls, ceiling and floor absorb all sounds made in the room, rather than reflecting them as echoes. Such a chamber is also externally sound-proofed. Cage entered the chamber expecting to hear silence, but he wrote later, "I heard two sounds, one high and one low. When I described them to the engineer in charge, he informed me that the high one was my nervous system in operation, the low one my blood in circulation." Cage had gone to a place where he expected total silence, and yet heard sound. "Until I die there will be sounds. And they will continue following my death. One need not fear about the future of music."The realisation as he saw it of the impossibility of silence led to the composition of 4′33"