Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December Rose Bowl

It was a blast yet again!!

Oversized graphic pancho from Repose, I still have a few available online.

Super crop denim cut-off vest from Repose.

Vintage army bag from Repose

New Original from Repose, T-Shirt with vintage Shoulder Pad accents, worn by Chance

You can hardly see it, but she had the most amazing badger fur purse, not vegan.

Boho jacket from Repose.

Kathryn from Ludwiga Vintage

Much love to my co-host Shauna Jane from Night After Night, a mysterious one that Shauna.

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." W.B. Yeats

Best live album ever? Yes. What's his secret? Amphetamine.

Also check out the amazing version of "Street Hassle" on Disc 2.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

My Silver Lake Christmas Tree

So I've yet to be able to afford a Christmas Tree, but at least I found this beauty in my neighborhood.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ugliest Car Ever?

Admittedly I love "Woodies" but wow this car was real ugly when it was new.

...thank God for that piece of duct tape

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I can't help myself from buying cheesy metal records!!

I know they're bad, but they're sooo good.

I just can't ... put them back... they're all good

we've got to cherish the great things we'll never get back

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November Rose Bowl

So it was another Rose Bowl this month and I shared a spot with the lovely Shauna Jane from Night After Night.

I lucked out and sold this Cosine Crop-Top, a Repose original, to the beautiful Cassandra... these sell out right when I make them so I gotta work to keep them in stock.

My best customers!!! Erica , Alysha, and Natalie... <3 these girls.

Hey it's Shauna and her 'lil sis, Sam, from It's Mashed Potato Time

Kelsey from The Living Color looked great in this dress from Night After Night.

I always run into stylist Valerie Laven-Cooper, and she brought her nephew Rosie this time.

Sakina was so cute, this tiny studded denim vest almost swallowed her up, but she loved it.

Amanda Gilbert from Style Sight loved my stuff, and I had to get a picture of her great jeans.

Buyers like Ayaka from Japan make the Rose Bowl so lucrative for us independent vendors!!

Jeska and her family are at the Rose Bowl every month... she was excited about her destroyed dolls.

It's me Niky Lee saying until next time...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Good News, Bad News

Unfortunately the bad news seems more bad than the good good, but that bike path's gonna run right by my house back home, so it'll probably affect me more directly!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Too Hot for Etsy

Ok there are Etsy photos that often show a little too much skin in the wrong place, but what about Louise49, where each item is sexualized to the point that you don't know what you're buying.

Yes, obviously the "ship captain's hat" is for sale here.

Think you can't sexualize a flannel shirt? Think again:

How do you do?

I mean really, the shorts aren't for sale, it's the shirt, and honestly I'm disappointed that women have bought 837 items instead of clicking away immediately for the decency of their gender.

Now this one is special. Admittedly I love the all-wood dock background, but what's for sale? What Louise49 calls a "vintage 80's American flag".

Duh if you're gonna post a t-shirt you gotta model them the sluttiest way possible:
Those poor girls... shatting against a wall for no reason.

She or he (I refuse to believe it's a woman, but maybe that's just the optimist in me, not believing that she would betray her own gender) makes them wear these slutto jean shorts with the waistband cut off.

Nice wall socket dude.

"Yea yea honey hop up on there but keep one foot on the ground so you don't break my heater"

You can have this leotard for only $80 and yes that is the model's junk stretching it to the max... ehhh it look like she got 3 butt cheeks

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jack & Jill: Must See

I know comic gold when I see it.

It registered a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.

One reviewer at says "If you thought Zookeeper looked bad, I don't think you've seen anything yet." But Zookeeper looked really good. Didn't the gorilla do "The Macarena" in that?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Andy Rooney Complains About Heaven

My friend Chance (from The Art of Hen) and I made a video, having a little fun with the late Andy Rooney.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Two girls in Ireland capture thousands of birds flying in a formation so large neither they nor us can comprehend it...a murmuration... higher power indeed.

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Date with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs... in my bedroom trying to pass out with a 40

I luv Yeah Yeah Yeahs' live DVD Tell Me What Rockers to Swallow from way back in 2004. At that point, you hadn't seen a rock band dance on stage since the 80's, and it was shocking to see Karen all coked up rolling around on the floor. She had this underdog hero thing that made her the Chrissie Hynde of our generation. O and she smiles smiles big it's like goodbye 90's.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I love Half Japanese!

I love the spirit of punk in the 80's, when many musicians didn't concern themselves with typical hang-up's like talent, polish, or virtuosity. They weren't trying to beat other bands with musicianship, they figured it's good enough if it turns them on. Those emotional responses to their own playing are the only truth musicians can grasp, and it has nothing to do with formal training. So here's my first embedded audio post, enjoy!!

01 Said And Done by NikyLee

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I'm always at the Melrose Trading Post!!

This past Sunday, I sold at the Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School and took some pictures to give you a closer look at the amazing people that make every Sunday wonderful in West Hollywood. 

James picked up this awesome 90's Electric Fishing T from Repose with a lake scene that wraps around the entire shirt. 

Here's the lovely Megan of Vintage Redeux who kills it with her partner Rachel every week.

Bianca (right) one-upped her boyfriend Kahli when she got Repose's sweet 70's bell bottoms, with burnt orange and tan suede sides.  

Beardo got one of my dead-stock art deco 80s watches... I just found some more that I had lost thanks to Krista, who found them in her car.  I left them there last Rose Bowl :(

Larissa found this sick vintage riveted Mustang jacket from Repose, check out her blog:!!

Justine picked up one of Repose's mini cut-off denim vests.  These sell as fast as I can cut them, so keep buying and I will keep supplying.

Addison looks great in this Navajo button-down.  If there's one thing Repose does well, it's this style.

Here are the lovely Joy, Louie, and Andrea Nicole of District Vanity Magazine, always filled with love.

The darling Junko Watanabe of Purrr Remake Los Angeles has a crowded booth all day.

What can I say there were a lot of back-to-school shoppers and Page got a mini-Pancho from Repose.

Sabin wins the prestigious "Best Dressed" award from Repose in her blue striped 70's knit dress.

Wallis looks great in this silk, scarf-print blouse with fancy gold buttons.  Just steam it, girl.

Manuel scored this western shirt and bollo tie from Repose!!

Daniel of Possession Vintage always keeps it real.

Here's John of The Cowboy Trip who has all the boots I want!!

Here's a spacesuit John has from the planet Xirqon, I'd say.

We end our story with a heart-warming tale, wherein Natalie (center) had ridden her bike to the flea market and shopped too hard, so she couldn't carry her stuff home in plastic bags on her bike.  Being the full service salesman he is, my bro David of The Love Bug vintage gave her a vintage back-pack for free so she could continue shopping with no worries.  How thoughtful!