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March 19, 2008

Bored in Hawaii

This post is going to be a bit random, so bear with me...
Hawaii is lovely but we're bored stupid, in the best possible way. We kind of goofed off and tried on clothes today. An excellent oppurtunity to share some more Los Angeles treasures:

Mom got these boots at American Rag, they are by italian shoe designer Franco Martini. Check out his website, he has a cool showroom and some pretty sandals. Definitely someone to keep your eye on: http://www.francomartini.it/

Carol makes another guest appearance to debut her adorable new Betsey Johnson cocktail dress. She's been looking for a dress to wear to an upcoming dance. Doesn't Betsey Johnson suit her perfectly? Here she cleverly pairs it with pink Juicy tube socks and a sparkly pair of '80%20' sneakers she got at American Rag. She was wearing them with some Miss Sixty skinnies when she bought them and looked adorable!

I'm always on the lookout for the perfect belt...I often find them in the men's section.

The metal-plated brown belt was bought at the men's section in Fred Segal (the Santa Monica one) last summer. The belts were vintage, and customised by the store. Mom and I share this one, we wear it a lot.

The buttery orange one with stitching detail is a women's belt actually, and it's from Banana Republic. It's really hard to find belts (or any leather for that matter) in this color, which is really a shame because it goes with just everything. See my Margielas I have on at the bottom of this post? They are one of my throw-them-on-with-anything pairs, the orange just picks up any other color and looks great. This belt is just the same, it's been worn so much that it's stretched a LOT and needs to have another hole put in it.

The other belt is RR (Ralph Lauren), purchased this weekend at American Rag. This is a guy's belt too, and the loops make the length completely adjustable. That ring hardware looks great, and I like the worn out color of this one too. Mom was wearing it with her grey Hysteric Glamours, the washed out shades complimented each other perfectly! I'm definitely going to steal this one a lot.

Another L.A. piece; this super cool vintage shirt I got in the same little (emphasis on the little) vintage place I got the sweatshirts in. It has the strangest headless horseman on it, I guess it was for a racetrack.

Today I wore it, it's nice and soft. I wear it with vintage Levi's, Martin Margiela peep toe heels, the afforementioned metal-plated belt, and a couple of old bangles.

It's a bit too breezy to swim here in Maui today but the smoothies they serve at the hotel are excellent. I think Carol and I are going to share a chocolate-banana smoothie there right now! :)

It's our last day in Maui today, tomorrow we're off to San Francisco, which I am SUPER excited for. I've been wanting to visit Selfedge for a long time, I really look forward to going there and learning about loads of new denim. Though I love denim, I am no where near as knowledgable about it as those who regularly patronize Selfedge. Carol has been to San Francisco before and she's been telling me about the Levi's outlet there, which I am SO excited to visit. They really are my favorite jeans and they're cheap!

If I don't update tomorrow, I apologize, it's hard to keep up with the blog on the move!


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oh man, i love all of the stuff in this post, especially your mom's boots! those are ridiculously fierce. ;D
& your sister is so cute, hahahah.


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Great post, I am in love with that belt from fred segal!
Love your mums new boots too, they are really great!

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those margiela's are stunning! just gorgeous. <3
great belts as well.

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Medowlands race track is in NJ! I wonder how it found its way to L.A.

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Hi jane how are you, I just started wearing high heels shoes, I’m a crazy ass fan of shoes and fortunately the place I’m living right now has amazingggg ones, anyway, sorry for the rambling but I wanted to ask you something, you see you have all these amazing heels, well, don’t they do that clic clic clic sound when you walk, I swear they make me so self conscious, and I feel like no one else has this problem, I wanted to know if its normal, this sounds and if there are some types of rubber or something that I can put on the heels so they wont be so annoying, everyone here were keeds or ballerina flats, or the ubiquitous converse, I mean really….i need to see good shoes like a need to see cute guys you know  anyway I came to you with these questions because at 16 you already seem so mature, your entire blog is inspiring, is not gossipy, is just fashion you know, and I adore you mum, I wouldn’t trade mine for a second but you mom seriously kick ass with those fabulous ensembles she has, and the three of you seem so genuine.
Congratulations on your blog jane
Hopeful I’ll b hearing from you soon

Photo of Laura

I just love your sister's shoes in that picture! Do you know if you can buy them online, or what company makes them? I checked American Rag's site, but they don't let you shop online.

-Laura xx

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Hello I have a shop in ST MALO in FRANCE .Please could you send me a catalogue of your winter collection . Thank you Corinne Martin

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I want to know where the jeweled antique looking belt that sheryl Crow
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Nice stuff thanks for share, and she's hot anyway, I never like fashion in the way that designer cloths are really horrible I can't believe that people like to wear that...

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i love you blog, big fan. I live in Chile, and i am going to LA for holidays in may. can you advise me for vintage stores, you favorites ones.
Thank you
Keep bien fabulous :)

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greetings from russia/germany:
u are really fabulous and i love ur blog!
the belt is great too <33
and sry for my bad english..

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hi Jane and Judy, your blog looks great! if you are taking any trips to NY maybe we can have a little dinner or something. best, joan shepp in Phila.

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