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SwanDiamondRose: shopping

remember Fiorucci? the memory of that company came flooding back to me through a conversation with a favourite Flickr friend of mine
Art and Ghosts. another Flickr-er had mentioned how the image she had created looked like the Fiorucci angels. the angels were the Fiorucci logo, and they [following link is NSFW and if you have delicate sensibilities don’t click] wore sunglasses for the eyewear line logo. i remembered my 1st trip to their store in Paris when i went there my 1st time to model, my 1st day in Paris. [a day that ended at Les Bains Douches, ducking out on overly champagned playboys, and being grabbed and kissed in the middle of the street by a man on a scooter, who then drove away?] they were such a sexy, bratty brand, all my friends loved it. i know i bought something that day, and i think it was a skintight bandage dress. sound familiar?

i would love to own Fiorucci, the book by Eve Babitz. here is an interview for YOOX with Elio Fiorucci who created the company.

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“Porca Miseria!” chandelier by ingo maurer. photo by my friend sabocracy.

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i found it on Etsy of course :) and happily await to add it to my collection.

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view large here.

my compound dress from Valerie of Dear Birthday takes in some west coast sun in a rosebush!

i got a package in the mail! i’ve been looking forward to my compound dress and it arrived. i really really love Valerie’s work. she’s one of the reasons i started doing what i do with SWANclothing. i haven’t put it on yet, but i can say that the cotton feels so beautiful. the dress is tied in it’s own braided belt. and it came with a pile of gold stickers with a deer wearing a bit of birthday cake on it’s head. and one of Valerie and Ian’s [Valerian] beautiful cards. sorry my descriptive abilities are a bit lacking right now. all i can say is that everything is packed with brilliant sweetness and i can’t believe i am so lucky to have this.

more soon with the dress on…

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I’m a member of IFB, Independent Fashion Bloggers, a site created by Jennine of The Coveted. If you have a fashion blog maybe you would like to join.

39thandbroadway.com – The Evil Fashion Boss
3stylelife – Microdesign F: Chalk
A Few Goody GumDrops: – A Few Goody Gumdrops is “Inspired” by Handbag Designer, Katherine Kwei and Her Eternity Knot
Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy: – Getting to know… designers of Be & D Handbags
Breakfast at Saks: – Brand Love: Ellery
Broke & BeautifulECIG: JaJo Couture
Daisy Fairbanks Vintage: – In Your Easter Bonnet – The Art of the Hat
dramatis personae – Beach Blanket Bingo! Kiss & Dashing Diva Beauty Giveaway
fete a fete: – Eminence Biodynamic Collection
Independent Fashion Bloggers: – Top 5 Traffic Yielding Social Networks for Fashion Blogs
Instant Vintage – Lil Shop of Horror: Urban Outfitters
Munique Fashions: – Organizing Carrie Bradshaw’s wardrobe
Retro Chick – Totally Clueless
shopfair: – Fair Trade Jeans Special
Solo Lisa: – From Shanghai With Love: An Interview With Helen Lee
Super Kawaii Mama – Being Joan
SwanDiamondRose: – The SWANclothing TINY ROSE purse
The Coveted: – This Old Rag? Our Lurking Treasures
The Curvy Fashionista: – Top Fashion Do’s for the Plus-Size Curvy Fashionista
The Demoiselles – Birds of a Feather: Lady Smaggle

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PLAYGROUND VINTAGE.

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clockwise from top left…

.always a fan of LaMeow & her vintage
.Prada Nappa Antique Hobo via Bag Snob
.Chloe Sevigny in her cowboy ankle boots that made me drag mine off the shelf, sharp!
.nails by Flickr friend aya1gou
.wire “diamond” bracelet by Maison Martin Margiela

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well i found some more pink shoes


Versace Patent Platform Slingback.


MM6 Maison Martin Margiela ruched knit jersey thong.

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from my endless watch list on Ebay and favourites list on Etsy…

baby blue mickey mouse sweatshirt…

from Etsy seller Bows and Arrows Vintage.

cutest origami pleated strapless dress…

from Ebay seller thriftwares.

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gold Prada platform sandal via Style.com

and a room from Barbie’s Real-Life Malibu Dream House…

the chandelier is made from blonde “hair”.

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