Meet Pete

Honey, I’m home. Well, not home per se but most certainly airborne and so what better time to recapitulate the very, very important moments of the weekend that sit freshly behind us than right now sandwiched between two sleeping clowns. No better time is the answer to that. None. Ultimately though, there’s only one important thing that I should share and if you’re quick on the uptake–that is to say Twitter friendly–you likely already know what this is about. You may even be thinking: she’s taking this personification of plastic flamingo thing too far. You’re probably not wrong but he’s not plastic, assholes regardless, world, meet Peter Gabriel. He’s not related to the famous one–though this one is likely going to top the socialite ranks of New York City fairly fast. He’s lean and shit. We met on Saturday afternoon in Palm Springs at a Rolling Stone, Milk Studios and Havaianas hosted pool party. He was standing in the grass looking leggy, peculiarly pink, beak up and super fancy. I looked at him, he looked at me and in that moment a friendship was born.

As it happens, I had to remove his legs in order to remain assured he wouldn’t run away. This induced a sort of awkward patch of time between us but we resolved the issues quicky–I told him he could remove my arms if he felt so inclined. He didn’t though and instead just spent copious time slung over my shoulder, in some instances even came forward so to perfect my emulating a certain Bjorn. Last night we danced to Calvin Harris and then held hands–this was actually more beak to hand than anything–at Florence and The Machine only to finally find ourselves amid a cloud of Dre and Snoop fostered illegal smoke and ultimately in Tupac’s digital presence. Through it all, he was a champ and so when we went home, I gave him a cracker. We gave it some thought and he may actually start his own blog, we’re thinking Flamingo Pete and The City. We’re also sitting together on flight–he says hi. I’m not kidding.

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Thoughts?
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08784047289138430006 Miss K

    Calvin Harris, my hero!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00200817566554453809 Natasha Fatah

    Interesting accessory choices. ;)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10668309853818223055 Loes Elizabeth

    The picture of you and Peter Gabriel asleep was genius! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00186653388828397132 danielle

    you have lost it. and i love you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14540013757712828351 Britt+Whit

    hahah yes! you have found you official mascot! very fitting! love it

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 .Tinacious Me.

    haha hi pete! you guys look fabulous!
    xo, Tina
    http://www.tinacious.me

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09739251167444138491 Fashion Agony

    You look hilarious! :)

    xoxo

    Fashion Agony blog

  • http://www.the-habit.com Theresa

    Lmao! You're too much! Love it! :) Hi Pete! And sounds like you both had a blast at Coachella! :)

    xxTheresa

    The Habit

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10036195286626825176 MONI

    you are too much ! in the best way ever

    http://www.moneasywardrobe.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00639837686616563881 sunny

    I completely understand. I've always had a thing for flamingo's!
    Looking forward to seeing your Coachella outfits!

    http://meetmeonthesunnyroad.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01176243240937929546 betty

    hahaha ur crazyy !!! love it x

    http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05229492080694142936 Joana

    I laughed a lil bit seeing this pic, but you can pull off just about anything! I love the pinkness and the blueness hehe

    xo Joana

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14571700497676533783 B Allen @ What2Wear

    I would follow flamingo Pete…….!
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com servinupstyle

    Flamingos are so hot right now.

    -Hannah

    servinupstyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05667823926679328131 FashionableAsians

    I know it was 4/20 but damn girl how much weed did you smoke? lol! jk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00076142953049556670 Reptilia

    Hahahaha this photo is hilarious!!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11769939213130551257 Jolie Jouel

    "I had to remove his legs in order to remain assured he wouldn't run away." Hilarious!

    joliejouel.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04422962787266819210 Fiorenza

    A good friend is worth his weight in gold! great new friend but it look not so much heavy ..;)

    lachambrefiore.blogspot.com

    kisskis from italy
    Fiore

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17850634239551807303 Gabrielle @ LookSharpSconnie

    This is the first post I laughed out loud at. I honestly cannot believe how adept you are at comedic writing.

    I cannot wait to read your book – even if I have not the slightest idea of on what it will be based.

    Will Flamingo Pete make three thematically-cliche friends in this city, or will he go the King Kong route and just demolish the place all at once?

    Cheerio,

    -Gabrielle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    you're too much Leandra :) Where do you COME UP with these crazy ideas for blog posts? :)
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00871124968347245332 Irina Bugai

    So fun! Love your post they are always so cool and unusual! You're the best!
    http://violetcatstyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00993884718303804752 Charlotte Wilder

    I think Pete and I could be really good friends. Just saying; he looks like the kind of guy who could go grab a beer and watch a sports game, but also really appreciate an evening stroll between gallery shows, you know?

    I'm not single, but if I were…

    -Charlotte

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02653642199877664302 Mariana

    The sky's the limit Pete (Sorry you had to lose your legs).
    Welcome to the jungle- er city- blog? :)
    Calloo, callay!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04154804645701029618 Lotus Blossom Design

    How the heck did they let Pete on the plane? Pete's poor legs. You should've made them into earrings.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09115290465831133259 Alisuca

    do you think it's really going to work out between you two? I mean I'm not sure how he'll hold up with that NY weather. Might need to get him a tanning membership so as to not get SAD (seasonal affective disorder).

    haha love your stories, wish I could be on the kind of high you are when writing these posts

    FemmeRogue

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02351869206880031770 Yevgeniya Yelkina

    absolutely loved following your coachella experiance! youre the bomb diggidy petey is a lucky man

    xx
    Yevy

    http://www.hypnoticfascination.com/

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    the things I'd do to be in your head–where do you come up with this sht!?!?!?!?

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    I live above the influence <3<3

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05785829845621070197 Mahmoud

    Ok i really must say that your blog is THE SHIT (no pun intended)!

    You def need to get on a plane and come to Dubai, and bring Pete with you.
    If you and I sat together, the crazy shit that would go down would be pure GOLD!

    looking forward to meeting you one day.

    X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe

    Reading you in the morning in the best way to open a day. And giggle.

    http://matchalattewardrobe.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..

    you look amazing!!!! love Pete!!!!
    http://bonnieclydemarni.blogspot.com/

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    Haha, your personal mascotte!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625802959152606446 anna

    I don't understand that thing you have with flamingos… but it's funny!

    btw, I really like the color of your purse, well, I really like your purse!

    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01885854816183482154 Rachael

    Brilliant, I hope you realise he gets his pink colour from special foods so maybe he can only eat oink Jelly Belly's and drink pink margaritas?

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14953770862228544859 Thrill Of The Chaise

    Hey Pete. Welcome to New York.

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    Pete's cute, but your crown is way cuter.

  • Anonymous

    cosign this one! xxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10732957692645575852 Leah

    It's true love. Marriage plans?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02163169631359243246 TeuntjeVDW

    You and Pete are a cute couple! xx.

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    Hi Pete

  • http://www.jesuistv.com bryanna

    I love the headband, but know that I could make it myself for less than $20. In fact, I will make it. Thanks MR!

  • Anonymous

    PEEEEEEEEEETE!!! I have an ex boyfriend named Pete.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03683836263018672829 Neijah

    SOooooooo many flamingos at Coachella. Obviously Pete was the coolest.

    xoxo,

    http://www.thelookandlisten.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    Omg you make me want to fall on the floor laughing till I die. I loved your Instagram shots :) Your sunnies & bag are almost as cute as your new friend!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01699780245394853535 LCM

    Love that the Pete saga continues from your instagram :)

    http://www.one-daysome-day.blogspot.com

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18277998746503354624 Jasmine Nicole

    Can't wait to see Peter Gabriel's first layering post hahaha

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10856703341885909360 Kirby

    Hahahaha…..love your work!!

    Look forward to seeing more of Pete!!

    xx

    http://thekirbybee.blogspot.com.au/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02853753997297949718 dictionary_of_fashion

    Hello Pete :)) hehe

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