Saturday, August 16, 2014

keithin' it real

I've always associated Keith Haring with childhood. As a toddler in the 90s, I grew up in Miami Beach when shit was really poppin' off -- entrepreneurs and artists were making their big break in a city exploding with economic growth and opportunity. My family, too, experienced that craze of success. Our neighbors had two daughters the same ages as me and my sister. So we played together everyday. Although I was young, I somehow had the capacity to deeply appreciate the incredible art on the walls of their home. Their Keith Haring prints especially stood out to me. Eventually I learned that they were originals from Keith himself, a friend and colleague of my playmates' dad! Keith provided the artwork for the nonprofit organization our neighbor founded in 1989 - and you may have heard of it: Best Buddies. Their friendship, collaboration, and activism has inspired me for a lifetime. The power of integrating art and philanthropy is incredible, and I encourage all of my readers to get to know Best Buddies -- and if you have the time, volunteer.

Best Buddies is a movement committed to establishing friendships and employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Socialization is a necessary element of every human life, and volunteering your friendship to someone who might not have the access or ability to foster relationships is a beautiful gift. I encourage anyone reading this to familiarize themselves with Best Buddies' state programs and integration opportunities. Be a friend. http://www.bestbuddies.org/ :)



Keith Haring Romwe top, 24HRS holographic cap, Guess sneakers

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Friday, August 15, 2014

snow leopard

I haven't been to the club since the last time I went to the club. Which was... 6 months ago? When you live in Vegas, avoiding clubs and lounges is a major feat. They seduce you. They enrapture you like Odysseyian sirens, except instead of singing gorgeous melodies they DJ infectious EDM and trap beats. It's as hard to resist as taking your heels off en route to valet after several hours of traipsing through a casino with a giant guitar shaped margarita container slung over your shoulder. But somehow, I manage. I sate my temptation by simply wearing an outfit I could wear to the club... but won't... because I am a responsible adult whose partying era ended before I was even legal to drink. 

The Bardot "Snow Leopard" bodycon is a heavenly fit for an evening out. I mean, it literally fits like an article of heaven. And it's fitting for a swanky situation. It just fits, okay? Check out the rest of this Australian line's collection



Bardot Snow Leopard dress, Lanvin necklace, Bebe clutch, Daily Look heels

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Thursday, August 14, 2014

tusk and stone

Another day, another gorgeous piece from Elliatt. This creamy ivory jacket is decorated in sequins, much like the Marchesa bag I paired it with, plastered in rubies and sparkle. The look is subtle, if only to contrast the excess of luxury detail. Everything in moderation... even opulence.



Elliatt Muse jacket from the Fabled Dreams collection, Marchesa clutch, Daily Look leatherette pants

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Monday, August 11, 2014

modulart

I love faux fur too much. I depend on it to redeem any outfit I wear that isn't quite luxe enough... but today I'm sure my framed Chanel purse takes full responsibility for the job. It's limited edition, it's classically quilted, it's surrounded by a mother effing plexiglas frame, and even features a plaque to note what year and collection it came from like any fine piece of art. Tack this baby to a wall at the Louvre... but only after I've worn it several times and later decide that the novelty of it being a purse-on-canvas (the back of this bag is literally made of canvas) has gone the way of abstract expressionism and readymades. 



Zero UV sunglasses, Elliatt top, Alexander Wang skirt, Oscar De La Renta necklace, OASAP coat, Chanel Privee purse

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Saturday, August 9, 2014

candy floss

Because sometimes looking like a baby doll assuages the torment of not feeling human.



Pemba Boutique Candy Floss bow dress, OASAP velvet platform, Zero UV sunglasses

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Thursday, August 7, 2014

off the map #tbt

#FTBT is back again. Love this look featuring Oasap map print leggings and a 6ks beige vinyl sweater. Curiosity is timeless. ^_^



Oasap leggings, 6ks sweater, Puma sneakers, Rings & Tings necklace

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

oh my goth

My new fave online shopping destination is a site called "Young Hungry Free" -- there is literally not one item in their inventory that I wouldn't wear. Okay maybe one but that's still a stretch, and if you browse through their new arrivals you'll see exactly what I'm talking about. That classically Singaporean mix of athletic, cyber, goth, and grunge is perfectly represented by their stock of mesh tanks, PVC minis, oversize jerseys, and holographic pleats. It's my fantasy, and simultaneously a reality, and LUCKY ME I'm wearing a three piece look courtesy of the brand! The Cross Yo Heart tee, Sick Sleek skirt, and True or Faux Leather Bomber are all available for your perusal... and lust. I know the feeling.




Everything is infinite,

Bebe