Archive for the ‘wedding’ Category

Wedding Season: Black Tie in Palm Springs edition

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Today we are heading out to the desert to our friends’ tennis-tinged wedding at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs!

Black tie is such a THING. Isaac is excited to wear his tux, but Black Tie + Palm Springs is almost confusing!

Do you go vintage? Classic? Cool? Can you really be edgy….in the desert? Younger Me probably would have dug out some crazy silk caftan, but, you live and learn.

Thinking of keeping it simple, and using accessories and one key pastel (Blue!) to invoke the more eccentric aspects of the desert.

Malene Birger dress (on major sale on the Outnet), Illesteva Sunglasses (barneys), handmade glam cuff from DabChickVintageGems and vintage/fancy/hippie cuff from OOAKjewlz, both on Etsy, vintage/mod sandals from Ferragamo, and a simple small bag from Chloe (Farfetch).

Wedding Season: Downtown LA Loft Edition

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Okay! in August we are going to a wedding in a Downtown LA loft. It’s going to be simple, sophisticated, elegant and a crrrrrray cray party.

What to wear to a loft (and possibly the only wedding we are attending this year with an actual floor) party with tons of dancing?

Helmut Lang Dress (Saks), A Bless Vest (Creatures of Comfort), Everlane clutch, Jeffery Campbell heels (Need Supply), topped off with a Hannah Keefe necklace (IKO IKO).

Wedding season: Paramount Ranch edition

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

I think we are going to six weddings this spring/summer, which is almost as many as last summer.
I love weddings: they are fun! you get to hang out with your friends! they are about love! they are always the best party ever!
Each and every couple is unique, and everyone always gets creative with their weddings. And, in my mind, you have to be a good guest and dress the part, as in, you better match the wedding.

One of the weddings we are going to is in Paramount Ranch. It’s an awesome old western-town set in the middle of a park near Topanga Canyon. The couple is going all out: with LA-melting pot ladies-of-the-canyon-persian-rockabilly-metal–wild-west loveliness. It’s gonna be great.

so, what to wear to a Ranch in a Park, in May, that will be hot during the day, cool at night, where nothing is paved?

Upstate Simone Gown (Bonadrag), Karen Walker Super Worship Sunnies, a vintage Raffia Baseball hat,  This is Ground Tomo leather pouch in Dijon, a Bandelier Necklace (Mohawk General), Dolce Vita flatforms  (Urban Outfitters) for a little height in the dirt, and a small, light weight blanket as a shawl for late night (Peru Inca Market).


Thursday, September 26th, 2013

We made a stealth, in-and-out-for-a-wedding visit to NYC last weekend.

The wedding of our friends Adam & Julia, was so, so beautiful, romantic and totally fun (and the bride killed it with the best bride-meets-frida-kahlo-couture-but-totally-herself look ever)

(yes, this is the same spot as the Girls 1st season finale)

We posed for fake prom pictures before walking to the train (although, due to walking 6 miles in my “comfy LA” boots, I had to make a stop in Kmart en route to the 6 to buy a pair of 7.98 sneakers to switch out my Walter Steiger’s for the walk from the train to LIC).

The whole weekend was beautiful and packed and we put in a good effort to celebrate and got no sleep. When we got back, Booker showed us how to regroup.

love, jewelry, dresses

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Marisa Howard of the jewelry line SeaworthyPDX asked me to make her a special version of the Popomomo tippi dress for her wedding (we did it in a cream cupro), and she just sent pictures! She looks beautiful (great shoe choice!) and the whole party looks great.

Check out her simple and elegant jewelry line here; some of my favorites are below.


Thursday, June 16th, 2011

check out my East-Siders wedding guide in Racked LA this week here, for dresses, like this one by alexander wang


shoes, like these from Phillip Lim 3.1

invites, like this one by Roxanne Daner

accessories, like this Claire Vivier Clutch



stuff for the guys, like Hill St ties


and table top options: like a sea of succelents in beer cans

more options and all links on Racked.

one month

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

so, I got married exactly a month ago. Never thought i would do it: but i did.


Here’s some pictures and the play by play.

First of all, Isaac and I wanted a simple, easy, affordable and natural wedding.

We are also ummmm….a little particular about how we like things to look, shall we say: so we wanted it to look great, and not cheesy or falsely elegant or fakely grown up and boring or too casual either.

we designed our own invites, and printed them on recycled paper.


We tried to use postcards whenever possible to save paper and money, but would recommend following up with email if you do the same: a bunch were lost in the mail.

We could not have pulled off such a great day without all our friends and family.

Here’s our good friends Rafi and Amy setting the tables.



And above is Isaac’s cousin Julia who did an awesome job putting up the recycled garland friends made in the days before. One of the factories I work with gave me all their old bias tape: fabric that has been cut on a angle to go around neck holes, etc. The bias was natural silk and gold, and some bright colors and it made a really simple but pretty and recycled garland.


the whole dining area looked awesome. Isaac and I found vintage tablecloths at a yard sale and then my mom sent me a ton more.


after I had all of them: I hand-dyed 1/3 yellow, and 1/3 grey. 1/3 I left natural. I dried them in the back of our studio.

I tied them to isaac’s truck which was foolish because then I had to walk home.


The other thing we did for the tables was make table numbers with little bird perches and hand drawn numbers: my mom came up with the solution….it looked awesome and was really easy to do.

It related back to the placecards: which a bunch of people teamed up on glueing and handwriting all the names.


I love these birds. I found them a while ago at a florist wholesaler and have loved them ever since. The paper is from a craft store. I also hot glue-gunned a washer to the bottom of the birds so they didn’t blow away.


Here’s the finished table:


The pears were for eating, and also to replace a more wasteful floral centerpiece and because i think pears look elegant and simple.

We also wanted to table to be “low,” as I hate when I go somewhere and have to move something to have a conversation. After the wedding we donated the remaining pears to the Midnight Mission downtown.

The napkins were rented: and grey and yellow. And the melamine chopsticks our (AMAZING) caterer and friend, Diep of Good Girl Dinette picked up wholesale for us. We picked the orange to give the table a bit of pop!

Continuing the birds: I put them in my deconstructed veil, isaac’s boutineer and our ring-princess’ hats, and i made our parents bird pins. I also used organic trim from a past popomomo season in my ‘veil.’





I got the paper and fake flowers from a wholesale party company, and used florist’s wire to put all the pieces together. I used hot pink electrical tape for an added bonus for the ring princesses (and to make sure no errant wires hurt their cute little heads).


we got married outside, in a way to respect and represent our families, the way were raised, and how we live our lives together now. so: we had a chuppah made of a 1940′s vintage quilt that I usually use in my studio for print inspiration and four redwood poles that are now used in Isaac’s studio, and our friend Matt became a universal life church minister to do the jewish-inspired ceremony. Friends and family gave us blessings and wished us well. It was really nice.

lunch was lovely,too.


catered by good girl dinette in highland park,

we lunched on elegant vietnamese comfort food, noodle salads and isaac’s favorite: rice cakes with tofu.


and, of course I designed my dress: )

I wanted it to be like a wedding dress, but also not: so it had ruffles in a ‘train’ and was “white” hemp silk charmeuse (but sewn with the shiny side in other then then hem), and also was casual, short and had pockets for mints and my phone (JIC!) and a big black exposed zipper at the back and an attached soy/organic cotton tube bra. I love it and will probably dye it so I can wear it again because the fact it’s not already stained is pretty impressive.


Isaac wore a vintage suit and a steven alan shirt and tie.

our awesome wedding pictures were taken by Adam at Gemini Pictures.

after the wedding and the lunch I walked booker around the block in my dress and then we all fell asleep and then woke up and went to our party.

here’s me and my dad with his eyes closed: late night. I added the curatorial sparkle blazer and mustard tights to complete the outfit:)


Our friend Rafi Dj-ed, got pizza’s from another highland park favorite, Folliero’s, we filled a truck with alcohol and danced till dawn.


Except we got married on a Sunday, so we really only danced til like 3:30 because most people had flights home the next day.