yesterday was my 25th birthday party at my favorite (hard to get to) beach in malibu. i've got the most incredible friends in the whole world.
*billabong obstacle sweater, military moss cardigan, TUNNEL VISION vintage customized shorts, TUNNEL VISION vintage belt, turquoise necklace from mexico, tshirt from buffalo exchange, vagabond boots.
i jumped at the chance to do a collaboration with Billabong... what kind of california girl would i be if i didn't? LOVE the fringe detail on the shoulders... check out the site for more cool threads, namely their collaboration with alexandra cassaniti! i was so stoked to see that- unearthen (jewelry company i work for) used to share a studio space with her last year, so i was always around all of her perfect surf gear, wanting everything in sight. if you've never heard of her, you should totally check her out too.
well, i guess while i'm plugging a bunch of cool things, i'll go ahead and plug my and madeline's shop, TUNNEL VISION! we have a facebook and twitter page now, both of which you should definitely follow because we'll be giving out a crazy discount code before the shop opens... not to mention a seriously insane giveaway from the one and only eric saeter. his jewelry is pure magic. i finally got to see him a few nights ago for the first time in a few years. he dumped out a bag of his rings on the table in front of me, and after suffering a near heart attack from trying to comprehend the beauty in front of me, i composed myself enough to try them all on and keep my drool in my mouth. if you think i'm exaggerating, just go see for yourself.
speaking of giveaways and rad jewelry, DON'T FORGET to enter my giveaway for a $215 unearthen pendulum ring!!!
*tunnel vision vintage customized t-shirt, DIY vintage hemmed suede shorts, tunnel vision customized vintage denim bleached vest, madeline's beanie, VAGABOND boots, tunnel vision vintage belt and belt buckle, tunnel vision vintage necklace, unearthen pendulum ring
first things first- i have the most incredible best friend/business partner in the entire world. madeline bought me these vagabond boots that i've been drooling over for months for my upcoming birthday! i literally don't ever want to take them off... they're the most comfortable shoes that i've ever worn- they're somehow more comfortable than flats!? she's the best gift-giver ever, totally better than a boyfriend. i love the hoop de doo out of you, madeline!
i'm wearing a shit ton of stuff from our upcoming shop TUNNEL VISION. we've been going non-stop, and it's all turning out a billion times better than expected. we now have our very own pattern maker/tailor, so our own designs will be coming into fruition very soon... it's a dream come true. can not wait to show you guys!!!
in other (very important) news...
kerouac died 42 years ago today. he changed my life. i read his books during the most beautiful parts of my life- in airports, hostels, boats, hammocks, beaches, bedrooms, alone in restaurants, airplanes, parks, curbs outside of grocery stores, halfway across the world... jack kerouac lived life exactly how it should be lived.
“Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running -- that's the way to live. All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach....”