mighty mai


(images via mighty girl)

mai, a friend from my san francisco days and the powerhouse behind the fabulous bay area-based street fashion site fashioni.st has had her style showcased on mighty girl this week, an equally huge bay area blog, as a part of the "mighty closet" series. which is, as far as i can discern, maggie's celebration of the style of women in her life (?).
anyway, all the ladies featured are fabulous, but mai is my favorite, and not just because she's a friend...


mai is one of the most creative dressers i have ever met. her style is off-the-wall, irreverent, unapologetic, current, futuristic, and retro, all at once. she has an amazing, art-informed eye, and her outfits are like these amazing collages of influences and incredible finds (cheap and not so cheap). to top it all off, she's wickedly intelligent, a loyal, generous friend, and incredibly confident. she's not everyone's cup of tea, especially stylistically, but my my, what a tasty cup of tea she is to those who know her and/or can appreciate her.
mai is an inspiration to me. i miss you mai!
(btw: how friggin amazing is that headband???!!! oh, covet.)