Monday, November 24, 2014

Evolution of the Stussy Logo

I haven't posted for a very long time. But I stumbled across how the Stussy logo came to be. It was created by Shawn Stussy and this is what he said in the Empire Ave interview:


Empire Ave: Your scripting is probably one of the most famous handwriting scripts getting around. Is it something that it just came to you, or was it something you’ve had to work on?

Shawn Stussy: Well, the beginning of the logo part was 1979. I always worked through the ‘70s for another shop, Russell Surfboards in Newport Beach called The Brotherhood. I was just a shaper. The logos were very ‘70s, the newer ones were Country Surfboards and Lightning Bolt. Before that was all of the ‘60s logos, were ovals and Dewey Weber and Greg Noll style graphics…

Empire: Yeah.

Shawn Stussy: Well it’s ’78, ’79, it’s Sex Pistols and The Clash. It hits America.

Empire: Punk.

Shawn Stussy: Yeah. So, I’m a punk guy. I’m going to start my own business and the last thing I want to do is make boards like what I thought were the old days. Even though they were guys i respected, I was like ‘fuck you, old guys’. Then I just wrote Stussy and broke away at the end of ’79 and made my first Stussy board. It was like, I didn’t want to be some hippie guy with a big moustache. Those were all my friends, but I remember right then McCoy came to America and McCoy had a big sticker for the time. And I was like oh man, these Aussie guys, if they can do it I can do it. The place I worked I would write ‘shape S Stussy’ on the stringer. And they were like “You fag, glory hog”. I’m like 22 or something and they were like “Dude, you egomaniac.” It was really like hippie guys, you know? And I’m like kind of young and I want my shit to start rolling. So I could just tell, wow, I got to move on here. That was how that happened. I just wrote Stussy…

Empire: Then it just evolved from there where it’s just became an iconic.

Shawn Stussy: Just when it went on that t-shirt at that show and then the guys went, “we’ll buy the t-shirts.” So it was not ever thought through very much. It just kind of happened.

Empire: Just happened, and is that still basically your handwriting now?

Shawn Stussy: Yeah, that was just my name. I wrote it like a couple hundred times with different pens on different kind of paper and just picked the best one.

You can read more of it by going to this website:

Friday, September 12, 2014

Neutral on Neutral

My favorite picture of the day from Popsugar's blog. I love the neutral colors on the model and her bag! Love it! I need to get those white Vans! haha Source: IMAXTREE / vincenzo grillo

Friday, September 5, 2014

Just Jenna Lyons

I love Jenna Lyons style! It's so unexpected and fun! But also classy! She's the Creative director and president of J. Crew. I expecially love her crop camo pants and distressed jeans! -source: Billy Farrell Agency

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Have a Fantastic Day!

My favorite outfit for today that I found Pinterest! Love the moto boots, leopard clutch, studded military jacket, and her expression. Awesome photo!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

On the Hunt for Fall

My Pinterest find for today. I love her style! With the Fall/Winter season coming up, I wish I could get those Hunter boots! Love the color!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Remember my Bomber Jacket review? Well up for sell is a brand new bomber jacket from Pixie Market on Ebay. If you're interested, please purchase! Thanks!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Say Cheese!

I'm always insecure on how my selfie would come out. Are you? Well here's some tips from this website I found today! I guess I need to learn to "squinch" better. haha

Beanie and Sweats

My favorite inspiration style today. Casual but sexy. Seen on this blog.

Thursday, July 31, 2014



I'm always searching for the perfect eyeliner and ways to make the "cat eye" look. I finally am excited about the Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Push-up Liner. I used to use Revlon's ColorStay Eyeliner which I now use as a backup (since they're inexpensive). Today I found other ways how to wear the cat eye on Free People's Blog. I usually wear the classic, but I want to try the Rocker. However, only at a party. :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LOVE smoking slippers

I came across new Rebecca Minkoff shoes that says "LOVE".  It's also called the smoking slippers named the Pattington Flat - Love. Anything with the word love, makes me drool. It costs a cool $250.00 on

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hello Hello Kitty Hats!

I know I'm a dog lover, but I just can't resist Hello Kitty! I'm always checking out new collaborations with designers such as Tokidoki (my favorite) on the Sanrio website and in stores in my area. Right now, as of today... they have a collaboration with New Era, the hat company. I've worked with New Era hats before, back in my designing days at Local Motion. Therefore, I know they're good quality hats that most of the street kids wear (and fashionistas too!). I want to buy one, but I gotta go measure my head size. Yes, they go by head/hat size... not S, M, L. Check out these cool hats that may sell out fast! Have a nice Hello Kitty day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tiny Confessions

I was checking out the Anthropologie sale on line and I stumbled on this cute cover with a dog. I think I will purchase it. I've always wanted to know the secret thoughts of animals. heehee.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Addicted to Anything Smores

My favorite part of camping are smores! So if the camping can't come to me, I'll bring it into my house! Does that make sense? Anyhow, I love everything smores...from ice cream to cereal. I found this recipe on Pinterest that I want to make soon! Here's is the recipe to share from the Baking Addiction blog.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Eyeball Tee

My favorite look for today. I think it might be the eyeball t-shirt with the dotted skirt and the leather jacket. This one has a lot of character. Don't be afraid to mix and eyeball t-shirt with a patterned skirt! Cuteness all the way!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Nice Drive to North Shore

My favorite picture for today is a nice view driving to North Shore (Oahu). Nice day to start my day!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer Is Here!

I love that summer is here and that means cool floral graphics and colorful clothes! My favorite online shop is Zara. Here are my favorites!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Father's Day Gift Ideas

I'm particularly not a great shopper for my dad or even my husband! However, because I own a few of these items above and got great reviews from my guy friends, I thought I'd share with you in case you have a shopper's block! 1. New Beats by Dre Solo2 headphones - The acoustics are improved and updated. It's compact and more comfortable. I can see my dad exercising to this! 2. New Trent Powerpak High Capacity Dual USB Port External Battery Charger/Power Pack for Smartphones and Tablets - This came to my rescue when I went on my trip to NY! What a lifesaver! It's fast too! 3. DEWALT 4-Tool 18-Volt Nickel Cadmium Cordless Combo Kit - Do I need to say more? It's cordless! It's a LOVES tools! 4. Dremel 3000 Series 33-Piece Rotary Kit - used for: carving (3), grinding/sharpening (4), cutting (4), cleaning/polishing (9), sanding (7), miscellaneous (4) 5. Xcel Signature Ventx Top - Designed for athletes in and out of the water, this Ventx top balances breathable, lightweight performance with Very Good sun protection. Moisture wicking and quick drying 4-way stretch, rated UPF30. Relaxed t-shirt fit. Here in Hawaii, many of the canoe paddlers, surfers, firefighters, and lifeguards wear this style. I'm biased too, since I work with Xcel! 6. Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (White) - I own one of these even though I have many cameras. However, because I'm a social network butterfly, the wifi in this camera makes it much easier to download to my iphone/ipad. It's compact and lightweight. I take it wherever I go instead of lugging my DSLR around. White it shown, however it comes in black and silver. 

To all the fathers, grandfathers, and friends that are like fathers, Happy Father's Day! Aloha! 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Push Up Liner Has Benefits!

On my wish list is Benefit Cosmetics, They're Real Push-up Liner! Right now I'm using an eyeliner pencil that I'm dedicated to. However, Benefits new liner might push my old one off it's pedestal! Benefit's liner is the first fool-proof and budge-proof gel liner in a pen. A gorgeous way to open up eyes, this matte black gel formula won’t dry out, and its cutting-edge tip ensures a precise line every time.You may purchase it here.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Urban Dreams

I've been slacking on my posts, mainly because I went on a week long trip to New York. I will post pictures of my favorite places later on. For now, I've been surfing online and stumbled across Urban Outfitters bedroom accessories. They have a nice urban-modern feel of how they would decorate a room. I love their twinsies photo. I am wishing for their chenille bedspread! On a second note, I also looked into their "Without Walls" items. They are all athletic wear. The photo I featured is of Sophia Chang. It's so awesome too!  Check out their site!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Running with Eli-Mac

I'm so glad Camille Valasco (American Idol Season 3) is making cool beats now, under the name, Eli-Mac. I have it under my running playlist on YouTube. You definitely need to download this song!!! She came out with, "Dub Stop" that caught my attention and now, "Take Control" with Rebel Souljahz. Congrats El-Mac! I'm awaiting your next release! I'm proud of this Hawaii girl.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pretty Caftan

So pretty for the beach! By LSpace which can be found at Anthropologie. Just right for the upcoming summer. I just Lanikai Beach and a plumeria in my hair.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Moto Celebrity Style

My style inspiration! Jessica Alba! I love her star pants by Current/Elliot. Jacket is by Simone. You can buy it here, here, and here. Here's a cheaper jacket than Jessica's here, here, and here.


Fancy Vectors by Ray

New tricks today. I found this tutorial by Ray Dombroski, founder of TheVectorLab.
He shows you how to- Make Vector Halftone Gradients & Brushes. You can also Get a Free Download of Graphic Design Launch Kit:
I ended up subscribing to his YouTube Channel and learning how to use the blend tool on Adobe Illustrator. I'm so excited to learn more ways to make my art/design look nice! Get the kit too, it's rad! Thanks Ray!!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Dreamin' of Surf City

I'm so thrilled that Nordstrom has their popin shop themed as "Surf City". That's what my lifestyle and career is focused around. They also have Olivia Kim as their curator. I love her sense of style and personality. See her instagram here. She has some of our picks here and I have my pics shown above that I'm wishing for. If you haven't seen "Surf City" yet, check it out! The patterns and swim gear are awesome!