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

lust in love

I bought a lavender wig on Hollywood Blvd two days ago because I'm a responsible adult. 

Life hint: don't take yourself so seriously and you might find out things get better. Yes feathers on your thighs are freaking fabulous. Yes clothes can make you feel better about yourself as an individual.

I'll let you in on a secret, sometimes when I feel my worst I dress myself to the 11th degree because at least then I'll feel like a part of me is figured out. Growing up is hard but dressing yourself is simply fun. 

So who gives a damn if you post 10 outfit pics in a day? Since when was feeling good about yourself a sin? We're taught to hate ourselves growing up (especially girls) so that the moment we embrace something about our character we immediately get shunned for it.

But fu$# that; you are smart, you are beautiful, and you are sure as hell slaying that outfit. 

Photos by The Glass Camera

Hoodie: Monki, Shorts: Happiness, Thigh Highs: Stance , Boots: Zara

 

cotton candy

Cotton candy hair x Chaos sweatpants x Pink Vans= a beautiful mess

I dyed my hair pink because I'm great at rash decisions.

I also dyed my hair pink because its my favorite color and I'm trying to add more vibrancy to my life. Why take things so seriously? Wear miss matched socks and blast your music loud. It's ok if you do things for yourself. 

Ps. My friend The Glass Camera  took these photos and we got kicked out of the parking garage. Youth at its finest. 

Suede Jury

Getting outside feels good.

Although I felt very ready getting into the new year, February didn't exactly go as I planned. But even though I've felt a little bit under the weather and uninspired recently, there's nothing a little adventure can't help. With a work trip to Joshua Tree currently underway, I feel ready for new views and new ideas. 

A good outfit can also make a world of a difference.

Vintage suede + criss crop top from Zara + Americana accessories = Desert Nostalgia

Oh, and you might want to hear this:



Slow Build.

There's something comforting about the Steve Job's aesthetic. Simple, clean, and professional. This outfit gives me a similar vibe, its a little bit norm core, and a little bit like your dad trying to revive his youth.

This t-shirt is also from one of my favorite new brands, Slow Build Heavy Grind. After modeling for their latest collection a few weeks ago (the products and final images come out next week), I've been obsessed with their take on street-wear and might have to save up for one of the strappy jackets.

Distressed logo tee available now (the shirt I'm wearing comes out on February 2nd) 

And here's a peep at the second collection (you might just see me in this):

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.

Baby Blue- Action Bronson ft. Chance The Rapper



Vintage shorts found in Vancouver.
T-Shirt by County of Pusha (purchased at Dope on Fairfax)


When you un-intentionally wear almost the same outfit it sort of reiterates your friendship. Denim shorts and white sneakers just so happened to be what we both picked out this morning in separate parts of the city, and that's a fun thing to discover when you meet up. I mean quite frankly I didn't have a specific look in my head when I put these things together in the morning, but I can say I was feeling a bit sassier than usual with my exponentially large hair (due to the fact that its about 90 degree in my un-air conditioned apartment currently), so over sized grandma shorts and a loose shirt it was.

Upon meeting Kyler in North Hollywood we then made a quick trip to the recently opened Tea Pop cafe for some deliciously refreshing drinks (honestly). I would certainly have to name this spot as a new favorite as the atmosphere and crowd is right on point (and the interior design is bright, fun, and modern). So if you're in the area this is where you should grab something to hydrate instead of your usual Starbucks.

TEAPOP
  • 5050 Vineland Ave
    North Hollywood, CA 91601, 
    North Hollywood






Here's to more Sunday afternoon discoveries.

Some Days


A cashier at Target recognized Schoolboy owns this hat, small world.

You know this is my favorite necklace...

New addition to the apartment, a project I did for my Color & Design Theory class
Layers.

Knee rips might be the new distressed.
Don't take me too seriously.

Some days are for bright, happy colors, some days are for dark clothes that might bluntly state, "Ok, I go to fashion school." But regardless of the palette, I like to mix up my looks to create my personal style. There are times when I feel like dressing a little more feminine in a shorter dress and heels, and others when there's nothing I'd rather do than cover my body in black leather and quickly walk down the street blasting Travis Scott.

The first look was just something I put together on a normal school day about a week ago (though a little brighter than usual for my painting class), but the look above is what I wore yesterday to go see the Los Angeles Collections runway shows for LA Fashion Week. Since I intern for Style Smith who organized the event, I got the lucky chance to get a glimpse of what some new designers are putting out to the world (a much better post class activity than usual). Because I managed to get some pictures and video I will be putting together a little review of tidbits of the two days that you should be on the look out for in the near future! I also have some creative ideas brewing in my head that I'll be working on during my upcoming spring break and will certainly post more to let you a little more into my head.

Black Sunday



Two chainz.

When Rihanna wears something you know you're on the right track.

Last night I got the opportunity to volunteer at one of the post Grammy parties in this city (can't specific which one) and as one of my all time style inspirations walked past me twice, I couldn't help but notice her confident walk and powerful all black suit. Of course I was wearing a similar "business professional" look because of dress code protocol, but the fact that I almost matched with one of my favorites wasn't a bad feeling. Though I'm sure my Zara clearance section picks were a whole lot less expensive than her designer pieces.



Also, since I do live in LA I happen to know quite a large amount of talented and creative individuals, and so I had one of my friends do my makeup for the night and would certainly recommend her to anyone that wants their face flawless for whatever event or occasion.


The baby in action


Here's to dreaming that next year I'll get to go to the Grammy's.

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