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A few bedroom shots from my last visit at with MaiLing at Cocoon Hair Studio.

Current cassette crush ||| from Bogota, Colombia superninja 3066



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946713_10151664735673128_1854757180_n Myself, Dazzla, and Linda at El Dorado‘s Boys & Girls night last Saturday.
Photo by Norton

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Unravel on occasion.

I recently agreed to do a photo shoot for my hair stylist MaiLing, her salon is called Cocoon Hair Studio. cocoonI am totally into the two-toned color she gave me, its super fun and versatile.

Below is a self -portrait, we’re still waiting on the final results from the photographer.

Cocoon is a relaxing and intimate experience, it’s a single studio space, located in Bankers Hill or Park West and is walking distance to Balboa Park.

This is a great neighborhood, with all kinds of places to eat, drink, shop and walk. It’s also a stones throw from downtown and Hillcrest.

Balboa Park is home to various museums and gardens such as The San Diego Zoo, MOPA, Museum of Man, and the Rueben H. Fleet Science Center which has an IMAX theatre. Some other favorite places in Bankers Hill are Tin Can Ale House, Cafe Bassam, Evolution Fast Food and the Spruce Street Bridge.


Thursday December 20th !!! Makeout Weird
∆ Lee Reynolds ∆ Raul Garcia ∆ Micha Cárdenas ∆ Zach Blas

“This month, on the eve of the end of the Mayan calendar, we are honored to have Micha Cárdenas and Zach Blas be part of the night!! Micha is a world renowned theorist/author/lecturer/performance artist who all but deconstructs the fabric of time-space. Author of The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities, Micha more then pushes the boundaries of reality, technology, and gender identity. Zach Blas is an artist-theorist working at the intersections of networked media, queerness, and social practice. Among other places, Zach has taught at UC Berkley and Duke University. Zach’s work bends preconceived notions of what discourse/action can be.

Later in the night Lee Reynolds, Raul Garcia, and Mnstrpsy will provide the soundtrack to human body vibrations and gyrations! Since Moonshake no longer occurs at Kadan (RIP) we are glad to have Moonshake-master Lee Reynolds at the Whistle Stop for a night!!

Come to dance, come to drink, come to have an experimental evening with new friends, come witness/experience experimental ingredients unfold at the Whistle Stop.” –Bobby Bray






Hunt & Gather has been a consistent positive driving force in my life for the last three years. Owners Lee Reynolds and Zoe Crenshaw are an awesome pair. These two carry a flair for future fashions and music and are both talented with an array of skills. Lee and Zoe have been friends of mine for years – I began working at H&G shortly after it opened. I am ecstatic to be a part of this unique shop and so proud of my friends for creating such an awesome idea.

Hunt & Gather’s 3 year anniversary is on Saturday May 19th!!! For more information on the party check out the FB Event page here.

“A vintage boutique reminiscent of shops in San Francisco, Notting Hill and New York, Hunt & Gather brings locals an incredible selection of garments and accessories as well as reconstructed vintage items.” –Discover SD

Some local designers who currently have their work in the shop include: Found Pieces, Grammatique, Juju, Pop Rock, and The Serene Collection.

Oakland based artist/musician Billy Sprague currently has art work for sale at Hunt & Gather as well as a V/A sampler tape from his label Sanity Muffin. This 90 minute tape is filled to the brim with sounds from: Odd Nosdam, Kraanium, Perpeteia, Hondo, Travis Wyche, Drape, A.C. Way, Torture Corpse, Hondo+Galena on the A-side and Lissom, Bre’r + Odd Nosdam, Engines, Naked Lights. Jims, Selaroda, Gears, Galena, Born To Kill & Gog on the B. A lush full color double sided fold out insert with art by Chicago’s font & gnome mastermind Hydeon.

Sprague’s current musical projects include Naked Lights and solo/duo recordings under the name Galena. As an artist he is recently fixated on graphite, india ink and mural work; attracted to naturally found textures, shapes and patterns, most work is based on dreams and the fusion of psychedelic mutated formations within imaginative natural environments.

Other artist’s who currently have work on display at Hunt & Gather are Kandice Guzman and Gil Dominguez.

Musical selections for Hunt & Gather’s 3 year anniversary party include Blackass, Mikey Lion, Jon Doss, and Lee Reynolds. Lee aka Dr. Indulgent recently won a mixtape contest to play at Lightning in a Bottle art and music festival in Irvine at the end of May.

Hunt & Gather offers men’s and women’s vintage, new and up-cycled clothing, accessories, vinyl, art and more. It is located at 2871 University Avenue and is open seven days a week. You can vote for Hunt & Gather in CityBeat’s makeover contest here.

Winter photo shoot, photographed by, Alex Kacha