There’s no connection I know of between Orla Kiely’s collections and the New Order song Leave me Alone but the two are linked in my head. I view Orla Kiely’s collections as a daydream that I dont want to stray away from. The textiles catch my eye like fancy stationary in a shop that I just have to have. I will never need it,  I just want it. This past spring I contemplated on buying an Orla Keily skirt directly from their site. The thought of spending $350 on single skirt was a struggle. I spoke about this with a friend because I really, really wanted it and I got her opinion. She pointed out that the skirt was 100% silk and asked me with both hands placed stern on her hips, “are you prepared to take on the responsibility of caring for something made of 100% silk?” The thought of owning silk didn’t scare me, however the thought of spending that much money on a single item did. It’s just not part of my lifestyle right now but  a girl can dream right?

So, its been a couple of months since I had that conversation and you know what? I never got the skirt. So here I am daydreaming about owning the Fall 2015 RTW collection with the music of New Orders Leave Me Alone playing around me. Maybe I’ll shoot for next spring:

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Dreary LA Days

dave gahanToday’s forecast of shadowy clouds and longing breeze makes it a day to remember Dave Gahan’s 90’s fashion. Smudged eyeliner with metallic eye-shadow, long hair and heroin chic coats. We need more of this, remember when this was cool?

David Bowie “Next Day”


BOWIE, need I say more. This man from another planet can do no wrong and his recent release of “Next Day” is proving it. Does this mean he may tour and come to LA? I hope so. He’s the one person I haven’t seen live on stage and would love to sing along to “heroes” in a swaying sweaty crowd of Bowie fans. Not only is his music to die for but his style is effortlessly phenomenal. If I were in London I would be super excited about the on going  David Bowie exhibit being held at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Favorite song on the new album is “Where are we now.”  As Rodney on the Roq would say “is this godhead or what?”

She & Him Summer Tour 2013

M.Ward and Zooey have announced their North American summer tour dates and the release date of Volume 3. The duo hit the stage in LA at the Hollywood Bowl with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on June 23rd. Sounds like a summer event not too be missed. For more details about the show and the rest of the tour check out their show page here. Volume 3 will be released May 7, 2013.

Thu, Jun 13 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium
Sat, Jun 15 — Grand Prairie, TX — Verizon Wireless @ Grand Prairie
Sun, Jun 16 — Austin, TX — ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
Tue, Jun 18 — Tempe, AZ — Comerica Theatre
Wed, Jun 19 — Las Vegas, NV — The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Fri, Jun 21 — San Diego, CA — SDSU Open Air Theatre
Sat, Jun 22 — Berkeley, CA — Greek Theatre *
Sun, Jun 23 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl *
Tue, Jun 25 — Salt Lake City, UT — Red Butte Gardens
Thu, Jun 27 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah’s Stir Cove
Sat, Jun 29 — Chicago, IL — Aragon Ballroom #
Mon, Jul 01 — Ann Arbor, MI — Hill Auditorium #
Wed, Jul 03 — Montreal, QC — Montreal Jazz Festival – Symphony Hall #
Thu, Jul 04 — Toronto, ON — Toronto Urban Roots Festival #
Sat, Jul 06 — New York, NY — Summerstage, Central Park #
Tue, Jul 09 — Philadelphia, PA — Mann Center for Performing Arts #
Wed, Jul 10 — Boston, MA — Bank of America Pavillion #
Thu, Jul 11 — Vienna, VA — Filene Center at Wolf Trap #

* with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
# with Camera Obscura

Nikki Lane and High Class Hillbilly

Star Nikki Lane is a girl whose got southern soul and dresses to kill. Her sultry voice and muscle car attitude will make you want to be her best friend. She’s currently at SXSW and has taken her vintage boutique High Class Hillbilly on the road with her.  Miss Lane has been focusing on her boutique and will give us all a chance to buy her stylish picks. Since her shop may be out hands for most of us right now, check out her recent music video for the song “Lies”. If you like it, its on her album Walk Of Shame that debuted last fall.