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Once upon a time some bloggers were going to have a yard sale. That weekend it rained in usually-sunny-LA and that yard sale was postponed. A year and 1 baby later (not mine, Alicia's) that yard sale was re-scheduled. You came, you hung out, you shopped, you saved some money while helping us clean our closets and we all lived happily ever after.
Long story short: YARD SALE. TOMORROW. ECHO PARK. YOU COME. YOU BUY. ME HAPPY.
I have some pretty stylish friends with some pretty messy closets, come help us purge. Or at least come say hi. There will be some designer stuff, some not designer stuff, some vintage, a desk I bought that is too big for my studio, some shoes, a baby (not for sale) and general good vibes... and more. Outside of Jayne, Alicia, Natalie, Nia and myself, I have a few other (coughstylistcough) friends dropping off gear and we're also hosting a BROOK&LYN sample sale (not to be confused with Brooklyn, this yard sale is in L.A.)... Don't miss this one.
THIS Saturday (tomorrow) 12/17/11
8am - 2pm
1154 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
in the Spare Room photobooth with my better half, Natalie. A night to remember with Thom Yorke and a RT from Erykah Badu.
Hello. These re-introductory posts give me anxiety. If I must explain my absence (says me), I was just taking a moment to live a life less posted and if I'm being honest (which I always try) I've been learning to want to live again. I'm a work in progress, but with the love and support I've been shown lately (thank you), I'm in a better place to get things done. With that said, I'm actually not that sad anymore: I'm having real fun again, the creative juices are flowing, blogging doesn't feel like a chore, life itself doesn't feel like a chore and I'm finally ready to talk about it! My psychologist would call this progress. She also equated my aversion to [things in my life, this blog included] to a fear of flying; it gets harder and harder the more you psych yourself out and avoid it, but easier with consistency. I think she's right.
I've never hidden that I live with clinical depression, but I did stop talking about it here at some point and I'm not sure if that helped anything. I do know that on a human level you can all relate, so you'll be seeing a far more candid me (which is not just consumed by emo rants) smushed alongside some pretty pictures and shoes and stuff, too. If I include the non-fashion stuff, you'll get way more context, content and fewer blog-lapses. This way, I'll be happier and maybe I can help you find your way through a tough time or two as well.
I love you.
I sure missed you (yeah you!). A few have recently asked if I'd quit blogging, and you may (or may not) be wondering the same as I haven't updated in a month or so. The short answer is "no." The long answer is "nooooooo!"
The longer answer is - as those of you who keep up with me on twitter know - I recently had surgery, an abdominal myomectomy exactly, to correct some lady-issues still related to my endometriosis. I didn't want to flood my blog and twitter with half-hearted and fully-medicated nonsense, so I didn't. Though, looking back some of it would have been pretty funny. Feel free to google if you're actually interested in what's going on with me healthwise, otherwise just know that my surgery went very well and I'm hopeful that this time we've taken care of the issues for the long-term.
On the real, life is tough in general and maintaining a fashion blog through the physical and emotion pain I was dealing with honestly wasn't my main concern. So, hey, I left it unattended for a minute and we all survived! I've been recovering for the past few weeks and while I don't yet have full feeling back in my lower abs, I am now happy to report:
I am back and if all goes as planned I'm about to go H.A.M.
So thank you, as always, for bearing with me! Sitting in bed recovering has one upside: plenty of time to shop online and the goods have piled up. I'll start with these siiiick new sunglasses which I actually didn't buy online, but whatever. I saw this photo of January Jones looking amazing in them (they are from her Versace collaboration after all), so I had Sean pick them up for me. Last pair in the store - what now!? The turban was an amazing gift from my new favorite Yestadt Millinery who I'll be sharing more about soon. Love them!
[*PS - to those of you waiting on my miracle beauty product, I'll be whipping up a post this weekend. I also just finished my first DIY in while - it's easy and oh so good!]
And here's a bonus from Dr. Bob's office haha
Actually went out-out last night to celebrate Sophomore's new "Truth or Dare" lookbook short with my favorite Geri Hirsch! It's a must-see by Cass Bird starring Chloe Sevigny, Jen Brill, Lesley Arfin and Scott Campbell - also know as a whole friggin lotta crazy/sexy/cool in one room. Loved meeting Ms. & Ms. Sophomore, Chrissy Miller and Madeline von Froomer and hearing about their Madonna inspiration. It's always fun when the NYC kids come to L.A.
Lots more photos from the night and my own little (PG-13) game of Truth or Dare with the Gerbear all on Kanon's blog! Including our first AOL screen names, oy! Tell the truth, what was yours?