Long striped button-up (?), pentagram collage tee courtesy of Obesity & Speed, black denim cutoffs by No Future, Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony "mary jo" platform boots, Alexandra Cassaniti money bag, vintage Balenciaga shades, floppy woven hat from Target.

Junk pile: Pamela Love dagger rosary, traditional sterling rosary, vintage XL cross on chain. DIY feather earring. pineapple mineral massacre ring courtesy of Angela Monaco, sterling falcon skull ring courtesy of Blue Bayer Gearworks, sterling & onyx frog ring, skull ring courtesy of Alberto Juan, custom sterling & lapis ring, vintage pinky rings, small vintage turquoise ring (right middle knuckle). Sterling & opal cuff, Liebling family heirloom.

The Chloe Sevigny boots were an early b-day gift from my husband. He actually picked them out himself. Impressive, eh? I adore everything about these shoes; the contrasting wood heel, the elastic gores for easy pull-on, the supple leather, the shape ... perfect. The pitch isn't too steep and the platform makes for some mad crazy foot comfort. These are definitely in the top three most favorite shoes in my closet; I'll probably wear them until they fall apart.

It took me forever to find a friggin hat like this. Everytime I thought I found a decent one, a little detail would turn me off: the brim too stiff or not wide enough, ugly fabric, bad craftsmanship. I found this one in the accessories section at Target, and I love it. Properly floppy, ridiculously huge, and I love the fact that it is black woven straw. I also love the pristine condition in which these Balenciaga shades remain -- an eBay find from several years ago. They still have the logo stamp on the lens! The intricate detailing on these is unbelievable; I'll never get rid of them.




Pyramid logo hat, Devil's Hand cuff, and Acid Wolf patch all courtesy of Actual Pain, DIY denim vest, Akitsa shirt, H&M jeans, Phi boots, sterling fox ring w/ emerald eyes, sterling butterfly skeleton ring, and quartz crystal drop earring all courtesy of Angela Monaco, Pamela Love cross ring, falcon skull ring courtesy of Blue Bayer Gearworks, BOYY "Slash" bag, Chanel aviators,

Sick-ass goodies from Actual Pain include the infamous pyramid cap in wine embroidery, the Devil's Hand cuff which is surprisingly (and pleasingly) an appropriately subtle, versatile design rather than a crazy statement piece (I also like that it's not oxidized ... might be getting a little sick of that); also this nasty cool Acid Wolf patch with red eyes, which I promptly ironed onto my favorite vest. With my flat iron. We don't even own a real iron; who needs 'em?

Loving Angela Monaco's exquisite rings paired with this cuff ... also have missed these Phi boots a lot, so they have been getting a lot more wear lately. It blows that Phi is gone. Those creeper booties should have a nice comfy place in my closet.




Acid Wolf nylon jacket, Actual P.A.I.N. tank top, and sterling Dracul ring courtesy of Actual Pain, Ann Demeulemeester triple-lace boots, the prophet owl claw necklace courtesy of Blood Milk, sterling & human tooth ring courtesy of L.S.D., stretch jeans (?), Givenchy Pandora bag.

The wolf on the back of this jacket (which is also my husband's, graciously sent to us from Actual Pain) has a little blotter on his tongue with some sort of weird evil clown on it. Need I say more? Love their clothes.



American flag button-up by UNIF, Acne wedges, Zara cutoffs, Givenchy bag.

Junk: "the underworld" sterling owl skull pendant courtesy of Blood Milk. Sterling & emerald fox ring (right ring finger), mineral massacre ring (right middle), butterfly skeleton ring (left index), bling ring (left pinky), and quartz drop earring all courtesy of Concrete Polish by Angela Monaco. Sterling falcon skull ring (right index) courtesy of Blue Bayer.

There really is no excuse for me slacking off here lately. Except: our house has been crazy busy lately since my husband is promoting Last Rites. Last week, Spin magazine came over to shoot some pictures of us at home. Thank god for Angela Monaco, who also arrived that day not only bearing many gifts to keep, but also with an arsenal of some of the most beautiful precious metal castings I have ever seen to wear in the shoot. I love Angela's work, and needless to say, Bobby and I decked ourselves proper with her creations (one piece I remember in particular was a custom ring with a massive tourmaline in one of Angela's trademark crystal/"geode" settings, which was breathtaking). Ms. Monaco has a distinctive, unique creative vision. When I first heard of Concrete Polish, I immediately liked everything about the line. The designs are relevant, but not insufferably trendy. They are meticulously crafted and well thought-out. Her take on the whole crystal/quartz trend is fresh, untried. And I totally applaud her for that. She utilizes crystals to make the molds for many of her pieces (i.e. the fantastic mineral massacre ring I am wearing in this post), but a lot of the finished products do not include actual crystals in the setting. Rather, the design takes on the appearance of being constructed from crystals. Sorry, Unearthen ... Concrete Polish wins.

Ms. Monaco can not only make molds like a motherfucker (HOW on earth did she manage the butterfly skeleton ring?!): she can also obtain whatever precious gemstone you desire (thinking about that huge, gorgeous tourmaline again), and offers customization for many of Concrete Polish's designs. I chose emeralds for the eyes in my fox ring; my husband chose rubies for his. There isn't any doubt in my mind that Angela has a bright future as a jewelry designer -- she is opening up the first Concrete Polish boutique in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia very soon.

I adore this blouse, crafted by non other than -- who else -- UNIF. I'm not much of a crop top girl, but the long "tail" in the back is what sold me on thIs garment. That, and the fact that is is something that the guys in MC5 would have worn.

The sterling owl skull pendant was sent to my husband from Blood Milk. This piece was also worn by him in the same photoshoot for Spin. No one does skull/claw/talon castings like Blood Milk. Everyone who sees the pieces in person has the same "WOW" reaction.