quite the contrary

Photoshop is too much fun. Drawing credits to Faris Badwan of the Horrors.
Shirt by Karen Walker
Shorts and Belt are Vintage
Tiny Bag by Azumi and David (i'm on their blog! check it out @!)

It's almost 2009!

Check out Refinery29 for their best albums of the year and some free mp3s.Where is Fleet Foxes???!?!!??!?!!?


Crème fraîche

Goat cheese, asparagus, walnuts, and avocadoes, topped with palm hearts

Je mange trop. Si j'irais à Paris cet été, je vais aller à Ladurée!

(This song makes me reminisce; and mind you, I've never even been to New York.)


J'ai trouvé ma clé

J'ai froid. Ce week-end est vraiment comme l'hiver.
Je suis un peu déprimé maintenant, c'est pas le temps; je veux partir pour Conques en ce moment. J'attends avec impatience l'été...

J'ai trouvé ce photo d'une fille sur Garance Doré. Ce jeune fille là me fait penser que la beauté, elle n'est pas toujours subjectif. Que pensez-vous? 

Oui-je suis un peu jalouse.

De tout façon, fêtons l'arrivée de l'hiver avec cette chanson (grace à MdM) :


Saying rosary, saying rosary

What a crazy week. And the super cold weather makes it even better.
And now that the Christmas tree is up and running at my house, I'm pretty much the happiest girl alive. This is a picture of my Christmas tree from last year, via my mom's blog. This year's tree is the exact same thing, with the exact same decorations. We like it pink when it comes to ornaments. We bought all of the ornaments on this tree a couple years ago on an impulsve whim at a Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. I don't like pink, but I like it on a tree.

End of the week mix in no particular order or genre:

Duchess Says-Black Flag (Juan Maclean remix)


Ma meilleure amie s'appelle Suzy

Mondays are terrible, n'est-ce pas? Mais aujourd'hui j'ai fait un peu du shopping dans un magasin d'occasion. Il y avait des anciennes poupées, des jupes, des chaussures... Ils vendaient aussi des robes de mariées! Malheursement je n'ai rien acheté, mais je me suis amusées quand même.

A list of tracks to start your week off on the right track:

J'aime bien cette photo de Vice magazine:


Le week-end, il est éphémère

The weekend is over, but what's to stop the night owls?

My friend T. Scow is selling some of his art so he can pay for our trip to France and
London this summer. We are so very excited to put our French to use. Here are some of his works. I'm keeping all of his random doodles so I can get rich later. Thank you friend;
je te remercie beaucoup!

I just came from a Christmas dinner/dance with terrible food. Not ready for school. Never ready for school. 


Je me suis réveillé trop tard ce matin...

Woke up too late and missed a part of school. Los Angeles really doesn't feel like winter; it usually doesn't but this year it feels more like summer. Hanui loves this look from PPQ:

Not only is this sugary confection of a dress amazing, but you never can really go wrong with Daisy Lowe.

Here's a treat for you; consider it a weekend gift from me to you. It's a dreamy song by one of my faves, Fred Falke. I promise you'll enjoy it. It doesn't have words, but I think that makes it even better. Crank it up when you're driving home from work on the freeway at night..

And to the right side of my blog, you will find a link to donate to Salvation Army USA. It's quick, easy, and you'll feel good about yourself. Donate! Merci et à bientôt!


Ceci n'est pas une artiste

Les Verbes Pronominaux
S'en aller
Se nommer

J'apprends par coeur
Tous les temps

Have you heard of Bon Iver? Here's a track to get you started; his voice reminds me of dark cherry driftwood.

Bon Iver- Lump Sum (left click and dl from media fire)


Beautiful People

We fly to beauty as an asylum 
From the terrors of finite nature. 
 ~Emerson, Journals, 1836


Talk About Transient

After a couple years of blogging on, I felt like I needed to move on with a better blog. Embrace the change! I leave you with these high waist leather shorts I bought friday.

xx hanui