just got rainbow tie-dyed tights in the mail from we love colors. is san francisco ready?



pal girls

before i left portland i organized and styled a photoshoot with a group of girls who are part of a police activities league fashion design camp. the photos were finally posted here. the girls were incredible, kept posing "just like tyra banks" and had an awesome time being models for a day. they really got a taste of the fashion photo world. this is just one photo from hundreds that we had to whittle down to about 25....enjoy!

photography by minh tran


things i like

here are some things i like looking at right now:

thomas beale's harlequin

cai guo-qiang's transient rainbow

costalots sunglasses at oaknyc.com


athens georgia

dorothy recruited me to drive down to georgia with her to go apartment hunting. she got a job in a lab at uga and didnt want to blindly choose a place...so of course i came along for the ride. chicago, indianapolis, louisville, nashville, chatanooga, atlanta, and 14 hours later we're in athens, georgia. we stayed with a sweet gal named gayle through couchsurfing...great host and tourguide, showed us the ins and outs, secret spots and good food. overall a great trip, lots of sweating, not too much eating (too hot!), learning about new kinds of magnolias, cockroaches, "townies", and $3.85-$4.35/gallon gas. a few photos are coming, but here's a taste of the local flora...the magnolia grandiflora juxtaposed with the "normal" magnolia





i spent the last 2 weeks in mexico with nico. most of our time was spent in akumal, a small town south of cancun and playa del carmen. it was founded in 1958 as a diving community and still has some of the best diving in the riviera maya. it was the best vacation ever--snorkeling, collecting shells and coral to make necklaces, building drip castles in the sand, and driving through the jungle in a rickety rental car. monteczuma did not seek revenge upon us and we met some wonderful people in merida, capital of the yucatan. we drank coconut water out of coconuts, saw a cat with one eye, drank pineapple juice out of plastic baggies, and visited the oldest cathedral in the western hemisphere! we also visited a few mayan ruins, swam in a brackish lagoon with parrotfish, and saw a shark and sea turtle! how can it get any better than that? now i am back in chicago visiting my family, but i wish so much to go back south of the border...the colors there are blinding...






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