27 Jan


In this, my last semester at Pepperdine, I made a bucket list of all the things I need to do before I leave the City of Broken Dreams.

(I looked up LA nicknames and decided City of Broken Dreams was the most dramatic and therefore most appropriate for this blog post/my life.)

My LA bucket list is exactly what you would imagine it to be.  I would like to sit on the bench Zooey and JGL sat on in 500 Days of Summer.  I want to go on The Price Is Right (but really hope I’m not called up.  Wait, how does that even work?  Is that a possibility?  I’m going Wednesday!)  I have all sorts of equally important odds and ends I want to do and so Saturday, armed with three fabulous female companions—I checked off three.

First was the DVF Journey of a Dress exhibit at LACMA.


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I have to say, this might be the best museum exhibit I’ve ever seen.  So much pink!  So many movie stars! So many blue sequined dresses to wear to future Academy Awards ceremonies!  Also, Oprah went recently so it was like her special Oprah fairy dust had been left behind and everything was heightened and empowering.

As Oprah does.

Here I am with Tresa, trying to work it for the camera, but failing.  It was a bit embarrassing, because moments before two older women stood in front of the same backdrop and absolutely slayed their photos.  We aspire to be them.


And here we are in the picture that confirms what I’ve known all along: I not only talk with my hands, I talk with my full body.  I’m a body contortionist.  Rob says he’s convinced somewhere in my ancestry is some Italian.


We then went to DASH, because you knew that had to happen at some point in my LA time.


DASH was not my vibe, clothing-wise, but I did get to smell all the Kardashian perfumes and I did find out they sell their own WATER.

Here is Tresa, long-last Kardashian sister modeling with said water.


Oh and here is the reason DASH exists.  (For the huge K-Dash fans, I did take a picture of the Arthur George socks but there were some, er, inappropriate words on some of them so I decided against posting.)


I really wanted to get a paparazzi style shot of Tresa outside Dash so I could post with the caption, “Khloe or Tresa?” but the store set up just is not conducive to those types of shots.

I also wanted to enter the store and say loudly, “She would like to be left alone while she shops privately with her non-famous friends,” but alas, I didn’t get the opportunity to do that either.

So DASH was not a fail, but not quite a success either.

And then it was on to InvenTORI!

I need to just say this and then move forward with my life:

I am Tori Spelling’s #2 fan.

I can’t claim the #1 slot, because there is this man who arrives to all her events wearing his Tori Spelling #1 fan gear and Tori knows him by name and refers to him as her #1 fan, but I think #2 seems like a safe bet.  I own all 10 seasons of 90210 and I have seen every episode of her reality show and I almost skipped class last semester to go to her crafting event at a local Jo-Ann Fabric.

Also I have a Donna Martin Graduates shirt, which is just plain dedication.

I’ve been looking forward to my InvenTORI adventure for quite some time. (Would I see Tori?  Dean?  What antique item would I buy and display prominently in my home under a sign, “Donna Martin likes this!”)  So much excitement!

You can imagine my devastation when I saw this:



Unfortunately Tori’s reality show is off the air (what the what?) so I don’t know specifics about the store, but I am hugely disappointed and also sending positive vibes to her and her family.

And now I’ve reached the end of this blog post here, and realized that I almost never do the “hey here’s a recap of my day” posts and have no idea how to end this thing so…

Tori Spelling’s #2 fan, signing off and returning to the City of Broken Dreams.

That should do it.

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4 Responses to “Touristing”

  1. Kaelene @Unlocking Kiki January 27, 2014 at 5:06 am #

    That fashion museum exhibit looks awesome! Visiting Dash would be a must for my sister and I, watching the Kardashians is def a guilty pleasure of ours:)

    • jillianlorraine January 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

      I know more about the Kardashians than I should probably admit…

  2. Lindsey January 27, 2014 at 6:04 am #

    I want to go see that Robert Longo!

    • jillianlorraine January 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

      I feel like I need to recreate the Robert Longo, or at least recreate the hair.

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