Monday, March 02, 2015

I Finally Own a Pair of Culottes

I've been very uninspired by pants lately-- haven't found a new silouhette or style that's caught my eye in a long time. Lately, I've been opting for jeans more than anything else in my closet just because of how much work and school I've had, but when Brochu Walker sent over these silk culottes I knew that my pants rut was totally over. I love the low slung style and the pleating in the front. They feel amazing and so sleek to put on with a crop top and just run out the door. All it takes is one article of clothing to get your style changing in directions you didn't think it could go. Going to try and wear them to my internship, but will probably have to tone down the "fashion" with some simple leather sandals. Will let you know on instagram how that goes.
Forever 21 striped shirt, Brochu Walker silk culottes, Free People Cora leather wrap heels, Sjodin beaded necklace, Madewell gold ring.

Friday, February 27, 2015

i like your approach, now let's see your departure

When I was eight years old I had a shirt that said "I like your approach, now let's see your departure." My mom had bought it for me from some random supermarket (remember when your clothes used to come from some place as simple as a Target?) and I liked it, although I didn't really understand it. My aunt saw it and flipped out-- saying it had less than moral implications and an eight year old shouldn't be wearing it-- and to this day I think we all disagree about exactly what the shirt meant. It might be a weird story to tell but it popped into my brain when I saw that the back sides of the ensembles in Alberta Ferretti's Fall 2015 collection were just as good as the front. If anything, they were better. Look at the long pony tails!

In terms of inspiration, never have I wanted a pair of over the knee suede boots more. Also, those velvet brocade mini backpacks? Count me in! I haven't looked at a runway show in so long-- partly because I've become disillusioned with the whole fashion world as of late-- but for some reason this collection really did something to me. It oozes sophistication and elegance in a way I've been missing for a while. I love all the lace and crochet and patterned fur and long coats. It's reinvigorated my love for clothing and story-telling through clothing; completely refreshing in a world full of bandage dresses and cut outs. Meanwhile, trying to figure out how I can incorporate this collection into an every day ensemble... will get back to you.
Alberta Ferretti F/RTW '15

P.s. Gucci was out of this world. Will probably post about it later, but I'm still processing how to get all of those pieces into my closet.

Monday, February 23, 2015

What's Been Goin' On

Again, so sorry for the lateness and the lag between posts. Been crazy busy and loving every second of it. Here are some shots from the last couple weeks.
These are some behind the scenes shots taken at a shoot for Jonesy NY-- an underwear brand not only totally cute but also amazingly refreshing. Will share more later.
At my internship on Friday they gave us interns their leftover Academy Award bound screenplays. I came home with Whiplash-- which was one of my favorites of the year. I ended up spending most of my Sunday on a film set with my best friends, so I missed 80% of the awards. But that's completely OK in my book. I feel like most of it is just a pageant anyway, and I'd rather spend my days working on things that push me further in the direction of the people in the room rather than watch them on a screen for three hours, ya know? Time is precious. I'm learning that more every day.
Had brunch with my friends at the Sycamore Kitchen-- seriously turning into such a great spot after a Saturday night out.
For Valentine's Day night I went to The Growlers concert at the Palladium with my best friends before heading to a party. For my concert outfit, I put on an oversized skirt that I tied in the back with a ribbon. I felt very Victorian-- they always loved their ribbons.
Urban Outfitters sent over this pretty bra and underwear set in time for Valentine's Day. The holiday itself may be ridiculous, but I've said it before: I love the colors.
Always need a good flower bouquet photo. 
On Valentine's Day I went a little against form and put on a floral dress to hang out with some friends before The Growlers concert. For some reason, I've been putting on dresses less and less lately-- opting for the more utilitarian look, which I guess makes sense considering how much work I've been doing.
Been having trouble dressing for my internship. How do I strike the balance between professional but me? Always a dilemma. My boss said to me the other day "You always look comfortable." I'm not sure if that was good or not.
Wrote, directed and edited a short film for my film class these past two weeks. It was a strenuous experience, but it was amazing and I learned so much.
Have mostly only had time for bathroom photos lately. But I'm not complaining. Being busy is one of my favorite feelings-- even with all the stress and all that-- it means I'm doing stuff I love.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Let's Talk About The 1990s

I've probably said it before, but I'll say it again: I love 90s music with a deep and unabiding passion. When I got back into contemporary music (or, basically music that wasn't movie soundtracks or classical) in high school, I re-discovered my love for the stuff that I grew up on. To be honest, I only experienced five years of the 90s, but for some reason the music has stuck with me as one of my most vivid memories. Each track brings back such a wave of nostalgia when I listen I can't help but remember younger, more innocent times, like driving down Highland Avenue with my mom as palm trees flash by, the ever-present sunshine filtering in through the car. I think, in a way, that describes the fashion of the time too-- simple, clean lines. And as far as I would describe the music? Optimistic, unapologetic and unabashedly wonderful.

These are some of my favorite tracks from that time-- songs that are especially reminiscent and perfect in all their 90s glory (plus my anthem The Middle by Jimmy Eat World, which technically came out in 2001, but don't let that stop you from loving it). Also some 90s images I've been loving lately. Enjoy.


Monday, February 09, 2015

What (Not) To Wear in Rainy Oregon

Rainy green shots, as promised! I've never really mentioned it before but my family owns a farm here, so every holiday that I come up I get the chance to rest and relax with all these beautiful acres of greenery around me. I really feel so fortunate. The day I took these shots, I went for a run in the rain and cried because it was so beautiful; it was spiritual, I think, which is something I've definitely needed lately.

Meanwhile, the rain hasn't stopped me from wearing whatever I want, wherever I want. Wore this amazing De La Mer 1981 cardigan to go to the thrift store with my aunt and cousin and was totally overdressed and sort of cold, but sometimes you just need to throw all caution to the wind and live. I'm all about that right now: living.
De La Mer 1981 Cocoon Cardigan, vintage levi's jeans, Zara shirt, Free People heels, vintage necklace.