broccoli

Necklace:  Vida Kush

Necklace: Vida Kush

Sneakers: Vans

Sneakers: Vans

Green pants are the best pants, especially when they're vintage and very rare (I'm of course hoping you're also green with envy at this point). Since I'm corny and have no self control I took this chance to also put on as much of my green clothing as possible. Creating a fit that screams trendy grandma. Sweater, check. Comfortable shoes, check. 

Lets make "so grandma" the new "dad".

Ps. Photos by http://www.theglasscamera.com

swish



Faux fur vest: Kuhl
Pants: American Eagle
Vest: Valette

XL Hood  
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Warm Layers
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Olive Green
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Mountain Hy(pe)

Neutral layers and oversized silhouettes are nothing remotely new or original to fashion this year, but this doesn't make them any worse (in my personal opinion). Paired together some of my most recent pieces into a very Northwest appropriate street-wear look. The best part about this whole outfit is also the price, I found this amazing vest at Nordstrom Rack yesterday for $30, way way less than some of the higher end pieces your favorite Instagram'ers are wearing. Success.

highs and lows

T-shirt by https://instagram.com/sxdxteezy/
Leather culottes



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Snakeskin

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Baby why so cold?




Fall in Los Angeles.

As the sun withdraws to a lukewarm 70 degrees, the vibe of the city is a little off. Without the sweltering heat and continuous sunshine the City of Angels seems almost normal? Maybe even a little darker.

Ps. Ring folding by https://instagram.com/mech.e/

Jacket: LUE
Pants: Zara, Boots: Michael Kors

The Way

Marissa.
http://unlimited-black.weebly.com
https://instagram.com/m_manzanares/






Today I spent $11 on a magazine with Young Thug in a dress in it.

What can I say? *I'm a very fiscally responsible young adult. I also can't think of any more clever titles about black and white dressing. But nonetheless, expensive literature and my limited brain are not the real prompts of this blog post, the real prompt is that of streetwear being universal. 

Today I headed to Seattle with one of my friends from FIDM and was pleasantly surprised to find we had dressed in a similar aesthetic. Black and white and fairly minimalist. What was even better was that her mesh jersey was from one of my favorite streetwear stores on Fairfax in Los Angeles,  appropriately named Dope, and we were heading to one of Seattle's best streetwear shops, Alive & Well. After grabbing a logo t-shirt there for someone back in CA (ahem I hope you read this), I also picked up a Seattle cap and threw it on for the rest of the day. 

Maybe its because we had on similar outfits, or because I've attained a new appreciation for smaller shops over the past years, I then had a little realization. No matter what part of the country you live in, streetwear plays a huge part in bringing culture and fashion together in a very wearable and (usually) unpretentious way, and that's truly dope.

 * You also have to admit a trap artist in a pink tutu is sort of iconic, actually very iconic. 

Ps. Be sure to check out Alive & Well the next time you're in the Seattle area!



unread messages


Jacket: Alex O

Top: Arts & Rep at Six Hundred LA
Sneakers: Nike Air Force 1's

What do you think?

Unread messages on your phone.
Black clothes in the shadows.
Midnight in the golden city.
Life is confusing at this point, but baby it looks good in pictures.


Photography: https://instagram.com/theglasscamera/

Dark Matter







(faux) Givenchy canine vibes

I stole my dad's old jeans

Black just feels right. No matter the time of the year, or the trends making rounds on Hypebeast, black clothing will always capture the perfect aura of slight rebellion and a sleek slate of style. That's why dark lingerie is the new sexy. We're not over pink and frilly per say, but its time for underwear to be as powerful as it is fun. And why not show it off instead of merely hiding it under your toppers of choice? Of course don't walk down the street in merely your thong (unless you find that appropriate for some reason), but when done right showing off your layers can add a hint of cool without giving it all away.

PS. Chromat shows off this look seamlessly and should certainly be on your fashion radar:
Fall 2014 Runway

Sheer + Seams


Extended Bustier available on http://chromat.co