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Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait by Kamie Kahlo

SEAN asked the Kahlo family to Sunday brunch last week. Here are some photos of the new studio that Sean and Bennett share. (Bennett did a smashing job on turning the old basement into a great live/work studio!) That morning we had fried chicken and grits as requested by LIL STAR. She took Sean and I back into his photo studio for a quick couple of photos. Here's what I wore: a darling little sweater dress that Cherry gave me over grey leggings and stripey socks to cover my chicken legs, my BETSEY JOHNSON necklace draped over the sweater nicely, a leather jacket and vintage boots carried me through another rainy day and Lil Star did my hair Manga style and added a couple of cherry clips!

Circus Circus by Kamie Kahlo


If you are a fan of vintage like I am, you must take a look at 1918 VINTAGE. This great little "shop" nestled into the corner of a Chicago apartment has hand picked items lovingly chosen by Meg Lewis. Items like this original 80's era Liz Clairborne dress with long sleeves that hits above the knee has two pockets at the hip and a button up top are a fabulous treat. If it weren't a large, I would snap it up myself! But you curvy girls could wear it by day with leggings, some bad girl boots and a leather jacket! Dress it up at night with heels and a great belt!

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait by Kamie Kahlo

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Shopping for antiques at LISA'S is always fun. (If you are in the Seattle area, you HAVE to check out her gorgeous finds today and Saturday at 416 W. Comstock at the top of the hill in Queen Anne.) Since mornings are a bit chilly these days I wore my motorcycle jacket from FOREVER21, HORN skull cigarette jeans, HARLEY DAVIDSON boots, and my customized black tank. I bought this one at TARGET for a few bucks and embellished it with gingham ribbon that I sewed all the way around the back and tied in an adorable bow then I finished it up with a dotted mini ribbon and teeny tiny black and white baby buttons. I am coveting a great cowskin jacket that Lisa had me try on. (Had her put it on hold but, who am I kidding?) My living room is filled with her great pieces like these great Chinoiserie finds: the black screen I use in front of the fireplace, the amazing black and gold desk in the corner, even the art books and Chinese bust! Lisa even spotted the painted black chair with orange upholstery. She knew it would be the perfect compliment to my Hermes table from GREAT JONES HOME. Don't forget to check out Lisa's cool stuff!!

A Visit to Dana's Not-So-Humble Abode by Kamie Kahlo

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This day was all about Dana’s new jade necklace. What to wear? I dug through her closet and found the perfect compliment! A pretty little red sweater with black ruffle detail, fabulous skinnies, sweet square-toed wine mary janes, all vintage of course. My gift to the hostess was a bottle of champagne with a hot pink ribbon that I found in my purse tied around the neck. I wore my TARINA flower with crystal detail, FRANKIE B jeans, a floral blouse from FOREVER 21, EC STAR crossed gun embroidered sweater and Mommy’s vintage burgundy pumps. What a beautiful day on the dock of Dana’s not-so-humble abode.

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait by Kamie Kahlo

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Garage sales are the new/old recycling! Here I am at M and E's house for a little lunch. Everything here on their porch is a vintage find, including me! I am wearing a great little yellow eyelit dress with a simple pair of flip flops and berry colored polish. Take a trip into someone's yard sale this weekend and you may find yourself doing something green.

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait by Kamie Kahlo

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My father died early Friday morning. It was my privilege to be with him day and night for the last 4 days of his life in the hospice. He left very peacefully with my mother, my sister Peggy and me with him. I would like to thank my sister Peggy for being tirelessly at his side. I would like to send a kiss to my sister Nam for being my mother's rock. Thank you to my Kansas sisters for their love and concern, for their kindness. Thank you to all his grandchildren, I know it was so hard to see their grandfather in the hospital. Warm wishes to all of the sister's husbands, especially Ron. I appreciate my mother’s friends for continuing to nourish us when we didn’t feel like eating. Mostly thanks to my mom who was the only person in the world who could make my father happy and he the only one for her.

I am back home with my D and Lil Star in Seattle and working on a collage for my daddy's funeral. I am wearing a vintage slip with special vintage sewn on touches: two embroidered hankies, a gold and pink button, rickrack on the bottom of the hemline and pink stitching on the neckline and along the straps. Look closely at the collage above and you will see a great vintage photo of my handsome daddy in the upper right side.