November 16, 2014

in your eyes.

recently i styled a shoot for a collaboration with our friends at the independent // what i love most about this shoot is the tension of the couple, so much energy, you can feel it even in black + white. 
clothes: Rag & Bone, via lola + the independent // skivvies: For Love & Lemons, via lola // styling by Anna Cottrell // shot by Jade Howard

yours truly--

November 5, 2014

team wang for h&m


alexander wang, one of the most important voices in fashion is launching his much anticipated collaboration with h&m tomorrow.  noted as "trendsetting power pieces with an urban fusion of fashion and sport" the collection is designed to translate the modern woman's style directly from the gym to the street.  i'm personally intrigued by his futuristic play with scuba/neoprene + laser-cutting, and find the entire collection's vision extremely cohesive.  note: if we wanna talk accessories, the leather backpack is something i would snatch up in .5 seconds [polished + full-on-functional for the girl on the move? yes please] and the beanies are adorably playful.


alexander wang for h&m is available online and in 250 stores worldwide on november 6.  to view the entire collection and scope our your favorite pieces before they go on sale, jump over to hm.com || big thank you to #teamwang for tapping me to help spread the word + also for teaching this girl a fantastic little something about herself... i mean, i guess i love jerseys now?  gotta admit there's something i find slightly sexy about the deep side dip, how  boyishly slouchy [but "just short enough"] it is, all while being the most comfortable thing i've e-v-e-r worn to lounge.  go forth + get your jersey on, ladies || you heard it here first xx



alexander wang x hm jersey // c/o hm // [ridiculously cool] plaid duster, haute hippie via lola // eyewear, tom ford via mertins // victorian bangle [never take off], via mae's // ruby bands [also never take off], family heirloom // lace bralette [fave], hanky panky via lola // photo credit, lauren for mgb

personal faves || alexander wang x hm campaign // look 7, look 3
 yours truly--

November 1, 2014

aec | ace


starting a jam-packed market week at the ace hotel in downtown los angeles is the way to go, in my book.  apparel market is something that's extremely tiring, so to have a safe haven at the end of the day is just the best.  love bunking up with my biz partner, jade [speaking of, have you checked out thatch yet? hint, do it right away!] anyway, the dining portion of the hotel is an absolute dream... making for the perfect place to start the day with a coffee x end the day with a nightcap [ahem, one el toro grande puh-lease]. . .

 overlay, vintage [nightgown] via cheap thrills // silk tank, vince via lola // vintage levi cutoffs, via grey dog // booties, dolce vita via lola // hat, hat attack via lola // photo credit, jade howard 
 [random note: my tennis pro growing up nicknamed me 'ace' so i guess in a weird little way it reminds me of being a kid again] :)
yours truly--

October 29, 2014

desert daze.

on a recent market trip to l.a. we stopped in the desert to go to joshua tree national park [this place is an absolute treasure x a must see x completely breathtaking].  we did a quick editorial shoot // capturing a captivating landscape + equally stunning products.  no, i'm not a self-proclaimed zen person or anything like that but i seriously wanted to lay down + "be one with the the world" [or something of the sort].  it was such a quiet x magical place.  i hope each of you can experience it one day.  below are a few of my favorite images from our shoot in the wild wild west . . . 
bodysuit, for love and lemons skivvies via lola // sheer overlay, veda pre-order via lola // sunnies, dita spring + summer pre-order via lola // model, darija varnas // 

hat, hat attack via lola // suede suiting, veda pre-order via lola 
gown, mara hoffman // sheer overlay, [pre-order] veda via lola // heels, joie via lola // cuff, family heirloom
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a little behind the scenes action / the humans that made it possible:
what i'm wearing: fedora, hat attack via lola // overlay, vintage [nightgown] via cheap thrills // silk tank, vince via lola // cut offs, vintage levi's via grey dog // booties, dolce vita via lola // photo credit, jade howard 

yours truly--

October 23, 2014

night life.

one of the best things about fall is all of the new reasons to get dressed up. all of the holiday parties bring together friends + family + give you a reason to pull out your prettiest pieces and have a night out. enjoy chilly nights + warm memories with loved ones as the holidays approach
 get the look: leather marie jacket, VEDA via lola//feather hem dress, Elizabeth & James via lola// lug sole bootie, dolce vita via lola//wallet, via neiman marcus//bangles, vintage via mae's//photo credit, jade howard

yours truly--


October 20, 2014

seasons.


fall. bar none, this is the season i love most. the time i catch myself taking pleasure in the smallest of tasks; brisk mornings taking the mail out x turning the heat on for the first time x craving the warmth of a fresh cup of coffee x snuggling ... this is the time i feel most alive.  and can we please discuss wardrobe?  the options that open up with autumn might just be the biggest pro... this is the b-e-s-t time to dress.  example > in this look i'm rocking as much texture as humanly possible; leather, wool, and [faux] fur.  it's a time to update your lipstick color, haircut +/- color [note: new BANGS].  take some time for yourself, look in the mirror with a little bit of extra care, and add something that makes you smile.  friends, life is short but sweet for certain.



a personal fave.  hope you love as much as i do:  “her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn--that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness--that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”  -- jane austen


get the look: [faux] fur overlay, cynthia vincent via lola // oversized camel cardigan, vince via lola // leather button up [styled underneath + the most major thing i've seen in a long time], vince via lola // lug sole booties, dolce vita via lola // hair, andrew vongnarath // photo credit, jade howard 

yours truly--