Monday, April 16, 2012

IN LOVE WITH DUSK

Definitely had to name this outfit after two things: 1) the company that crafted this flouncy black dress, LOVE and 2) one of my favorite songs by Keep Shelly in Athens. What I love about this song and this outfit is that they both make me feel the same way... intoxicated by the West Coast, squinting in the intense glare of a 5 o'clock sunset while riding in a convertible, fur and chains and hair blowing all over the place. I have the most ineffable infatuation with Los Angeles, a sycophantic obsession that I'm sure no one who lives there will ever experience. I think you have to be from out of town to understand it. And as is true with any love, the passion that ensues can be so mentally and emotionally and even physically consuming that it destroys you. Until you remember the way it smells in the summer heat or how perfectly it illuminates the Big Dipper at midnight and then you're drunk again, in love with it, inspired to survive. Only Los Angeles does that to me.























FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
Hat - Zara, with Chanel chain detail
Lipstick - COSMOPOP from LIME CRIME
Faux fur vest - CHICWISH
Gold platelet necklace - Oscar De La Renta
Shoes - UNIF HELLBOUNDS, Solestruck

I wore this outfit a few weekends ago (a lot of weekends ago) when I actually decided to leave the house and do fun "normal people" things, like hanging out at Margaritaville while asking ChaCha to send Chuck Norris jokes to my cell phone. Binge eating rainbow licorice and trying to understand the "science" of drum n' bass while sitting in the shadows of facade opulence also included. Some people CAN handle Vegas. Maybe my tolerance has something to do with the fact that I can see the entire South end of the Strip from my dining room window and bedroom balcony. Whew -- so much city talk today! Starting to think that lights and buildings might be all that ever matter to me. How sad and wonderful.

Everything is infinite,

Bebe Zeva

26 comments:

  1. Fab outfit! I love the Hat and shoes especially!


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  2. fine hair ; )

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  3. Well, you look all kinds of amazing! I love the jewellery and your incredible eyemakeup especially!

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  4. Eeekk why do you always look so amazing and inspiring!!!!!


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  5. I always come back here not just because I want to look at your pretty pictures but because I love reading your posts. I really admire the way you play with words...even if most of the time I don't understand some of them. But I get it. I can grasp the idea even with the lack of comprehension. Is that even possible? Apparently, you can make the impossible possible. <3

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  6. Love it. The dress is simple, but obviously you make any simple piece look absolutely amazing.

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  7. Both the dress and waistcoat are totally adorable.

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  8. Actress! How beautiful you are in your images! How wonderful that I found you!

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  9. Wow, these platforms are real chunks! I love your make-up, very Twiggy :)

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  10. in love with your shoes.

    xxx maruschka

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  11. Seriously, that part you've written above the picture might just be one of the greatest things I've ever read.

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  12. Love that hat so much and your eye make up

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    Eda ♥

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  13. I love how you style all your outfits - and those shoes are to die for!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. I would love to go to LA and just laze around watching the sun and the sea and being generally relaxed. Never going to happen!!
    Amazing shoes! i would look gigantic wearing those!¬
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  15. WHAATTTTT those shoes. I am genuinely rendered speechless by their total and utter crazy-awesomeness. Ahh good old Chuck Norris and the wealth of jokes made at his expense. This in particular is worth a watch for Norris-LOLZ - http://youtu.be/zj2Zf9tlg2Y

    Betti xx (www.torchthetreasure.blogspot.co.uk)

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  16. i LOVEEE ur whole outfit <3 x

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  17. Wow, love the outfit and you have a nice way of writing.
    Could you give a newbie some advice..?

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    Xx

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  18. every time i see you in these hellbounds i get ridiculously jealous
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    xx

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  19. Okay, so I just watched Midnight in Paris, and a pervasive theme of the movie is an overwhelming love for the city of Paris itself and how the beauty of a city can transcend art. I watched that and thought about how for me, that city is San Francisco. Then, I stumbled over here and read your (charming and eloquent!) description of Los Angeles, and for the first time in almost seven years, I remember why I initially loved Los Angeles! You captured it all so brilliantly. It's an ugly hole of sin, really, but there is an undeniable energy here, and when you are able to tap into it, Los Angeles is overwhelming in its beauty. Anyway, you know...city stuff.

    In other news, I love the luxe witchy look! You're like a 5th Avenue Coven-Leader.

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  20. Love this,
    especially the jewelry is amazing!!

    XOFEMKE.
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  21. Oh you look like a 70s rock star, I love your hat <3!!

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  22. You look AMAZING! Love the whole outfit, especially the fur vest and necklaces :) xx

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  23. OMG this hat is OMG!
    Bebe Zeva tell me, HOW ARE YOU DOING TO STAND ON THIS PAIR OF SHOES?!
    XoXO
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  24. So glad I found your blog, your photos and outfits are so cool and really inspiring and you're really pretty if you didn't realise =P

    i look forward to keeping up with your posts :)

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