♛ Trash Queen ♛

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I'm like hey wassup hello, seen your pretty ass soon as you came through the door; I just wanna chill, gotta sack for us to roll; married to the money, introduced her to my stove, showed her how to whip it, now she's remixin' for low, She my trap queen, let her hit the bando. 

I admit, I have not been able to resist this song (as annoying as it's gotten at this point in its overplayed-on-the-radio cycle) since the get-go...and I dig this remix. I'm no trap trash queen, but these pictures may say otherwise. ;) 
Many thanks to Kaelin Bohl for these photographs.
Jacket: Thrifted (Wet SealPants/Culottes Le Joli Boutique (also here| Sunglasses: ASOS Top: Bebe Booties: Bottega Veneta | Purse (gifted hand-me-down): Marc Jacobs

xo  SFB

回 Giving Jello Another Shot 回

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I don't know about you, but my most immediate connotation of the word "jello" is probably, well...college. A few too many memories of a few too many shots in solid form, and maybe you're actually thinking "vomit". I'm here to #takebackthenight (sexual assault should not be taken lightly in ANY context, but this pertains very visibly/realistically to college) by taking back the gelatinous sundae (bad pop culture reference, I know) from midcentury antiquity. Also-shoutout to Refinery 29 for already having done so. 
I openly admit: I'm currently trying to lose about 5-7 lbs. Jello is one of my go-to's for weight loss-friendly (& tasty) snacking. Consider it my housewife-inspired gelatinous version of biohacking...inspired by vintage Betty Crocker recipes.
Speaking of snacking, I've certainly enjoyed jello as a snack in various modes...on its own, in coffee, and in my obsession-of-the-moment, snow (otherwise known as Taiwanese shaved ice).
Ever since I saw it on the menu at Boba Time (Koreatown's finest, no doubt!), coffee jelly has been calling my name. Sweetened coffee-flavored jello cubes as a boba substitute? Yes please! (take note any low carbers: coffee jelly is a fantastic boba substitute that remains authentic to the cuisine). 
I am hopelessly enamored with snow, specifically from SNOW LA in Koreatown. The perfect topping to this obsession: (my minor obsession) almond jelly! Perhaps a modern take on a midcentury Jello-made icebox cake? Sure, why not?
I'm no modern Holly Housewife, but I do think it's worth it to put down that popsicle and to give jello another shot ;) 

xo  SFB

◯ Citrus-in' Pretty ◯

Friday, June 5, 2015

Orange you glad it’s finally June? It may not be quite summer just yet, but I find citrus fruit to be synonymous with the season. There's something about its sentience, its color scheme, better yet, its TASTE, that makes citrus one of my favorite fruit choices, during the rare occasions that I do eat it. I may prefer it in confectionary dreamsicle form, but during the rare occurrences that orange finds its way into my wardrobe, I try to keep it refined and dreamy. Loud? Well, I'll save that for festival season n' pool parties. ;) 
If you have taken a look at Russian Dressing in recent weeks' past, it may as well be called "Korean Dressing" simply based on how often I hang out (and shoot!) in Koreatown. This outfit was no exception...nor was the context. 
I haven't blogged about it recently but one of my hobby realms of interest is housewives and the midcentury aesthetic and lifestyle. This dress feels "mod" in that it is a nod to the 60s color scheme and cut, yet the material is so sheer that I have to wear nude undergarments with it. I bought it from Wasteland on Melrose Avenue intended as a "work wear" piece. While I certainly have worn this in a professional business setting (as originally intended), it almost feels more suited to grocery shopping. Can you tell I went grocery shopping in these photos? (Indeed, I actually did)
Speaking of grocery shopping, what are your thoughts on the anthropological dissection of Upper East Side housewives (NYT article from last weekend)? It's articles like these that remind me as a feminist that we still have a long ways to go. This applies beyond the workforce, and extends into our lifestyles and....fashion. Thoughts?
Everyone knows that our outward appearances, encompassed in our weights/beauty routines/clothing choices, are correlated more or less (with some exceptions) to our socioeconomic status. I will admit as both an aspiring blogger, the high standards for Angeleno "pretty young things", and my "Millenial slashie" career aspirations, I care a lot about my appearance. Don't we all, though? On top of the struggles young people face to financially make it own their own in society, social media reminds us daily, if not hourly, that we have to look pretty doing it as well. This outfit made me feel like a housewife; it brought to mind the archaic, yet simultaneously contemporary, context of the article I mentioned. 
If we think of our self-esteems like food consumption, it's better to shop for sustainable compliments, am I right? Our lifestyle choices extend beyond what we consume, but also in what we create for ourselves. 
Dress: Da-nang (Wasteland LA) Shoes: Michael Kors Belt: Pitaya St Louis Earrings: (also here) Whole Foods
All photos courtesy of Kaelin Bohl Photography

xo  SFB