Tuesday April 21, 2009


I found this construction site to be quite…beautiful and almost poetic. The old mill sitting against a backdrop of sprawling city sprouting with new high rises and other urban-cessities. Welcome to the Concrete Jungle <cue Axl Rose>

And drum roll please……the Emma Cook boots I got from the UK. They are 5 inches of glorious leather, rubber, and tassled laces. Rather arduous to get a hold of, but totally worth it. I love how they don’t really subscribe to any particular kind of ‘style’…which is perfect for me….

Wearing American Apparel Sexualitee, Wilfred faux fur coat from Aritzia, Cheap monday skinnies, Emma Cook booties, MJ Stam bag

  1. by Jenny

    On April 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Was that your birthday gift from meeeeeee? If so, I’m happy to have contributed to this blog, however indirectly!

  2. by Vanessa

    On April 21, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Yes it is!!! I love it dearly. Perfect weight and transparency.

  3. by VIVIAN hUNG

    On April 21, 2009 at 11:41 am

    The second pic is my favourite of all of your posts so far. It’s fierce and head-on. I love it.

  4. by Vanessa

    On April 21, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Thanks Viv!

  5. by Amy

    On April 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Love the first shot – makes me miss home. Great photography!

  6. by ky

    On April 21, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    this is the best photo-shoot yet. looks great

  7. by Frickys

    On April 21, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Gorgeous as always!!!
    Love your combo – tee and fur…

  8. by The Minx

    On April 22, 2009 at 6:53 am

    I love the boots, they look so amazing with the black jeans :)

  9. by Vanessa

    On April 22, 2009 at 8:22 am

    The Minx,
    I love the boots too! So glad I got them in white…black/grey really don’t do the shoes justice!

  10. by ovay west

    On April 22, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    I absolutely adore those boots!!!

  11. by pdm

    On April 26, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Great outfit :)) love it!.


  12. by summer k.

    On April 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Your boots … can I has?

    LOL jk … but srsly.

  13. by Vanessa

    On April 28, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Be vigilant Summer!
    I didn’t find mine on eBay until maybe after 3 months of prowling?
    Yes, that’s a lot of daily prowling.

  14. by Antoine

    On May 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    The “One bare shoulder effect” of the first Picture is virulently Bewitching, just like a subtle movement both graceful and (Mmmh wrongly ? Here besides all its sensual mystery) nonchalant . . .

  15. by CLAIRE

    On May 17, 2009 at 3:50 am

    I love the light in these photos & the first photo is really wonderful.

  16. by Vanessa

    On May 17, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Thanks so much!! The lighting was not manipulated at all (a common question I got with these photos)…we just caught sunset right before it ended. Pretty sweet and serendipitous.

  17. by caitlin

    On May 20, 2009 at 6:05 am

    just stumbled across your blog from BleachBlack, looking through your posts, all your outfits and photographic styles remind me of Rumi from FashionToast

  18. by a&a

    On November 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    so happy we just stumbled upon you…. how have we lasted this long?!!

    alex and amy

  19. by angela

    On January 19, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Love this post and the shoes are amazing and I love the way cheap monday skinnies fit..they are perfect. Anyways, lovely look and I need to get that tee from AA.

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