Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Duke of Bushwick


ASOS top, Express leather miniskirt

Some Friday nights are for going bar hopping or seeing a movie or staying in and petting your cats. Some other Friday nights you think you're just going to sing at a gig for some stranger's birthday party, and end up being pulling into someone's David Lynch meets Tim Burton meets Eyes Wide Shut fantasy land, where face paint and full body glitter are mandatory. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Uptown Spring

Ph: Jiyang Chen

I got some headshots taken yesterday by the stellar photographer Jiyang Chen, who is particularly talented at shooting classical musicians, as he is one himself. After we had done a bunch of more professional photos, we meandered around Lincoln Center and shot some more artistic footage. Not my best outfit overall, but it was really all about that shade of red, contrasting with a clear blue sky. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Capsule Collective


1 – Tome; 2 – Prabal Gurung; 3 – Phillip Lim; 4 – Theory; 5 – Miu Miu; 6 – Theory; 7 – Theory; 8 – Prabal Gurung; 9 – MBMJ; 10 – MBMJ; 11 – Whit

Even though all of these looks are technically circa “the future” (Fall/Winter 2014), I’d say they’re regardless pretty much applicable to this non-spring we’ve been inflicted with up in NYC. I feel like my tastes are pretty much established, regardless of most HOT TRENDS that various media sources love to write about. I wasn’t so much into the sports trend, or the neo-hippie thing, or the future minimalism thing. I kind of always tend towards interestingly cut dresses and skirts, black and metallics, with a layered punk edge. But that’s just me doin’ me.  

Monday, March 24, 2014

Austin Lives and Times



 All photos from my Instagram

All of these shots are from 2 weekends ago, when I went to Austin for SXSW with my boy. It seems like a hazy dream compared to the reality of (fuxking freezing) New York now, but at the time it was all too real. Seeing artists like Dum Dum Girls and Ty Segall was so amazing, and the whole vibe of the festival was really positive and gorgeous. Not to mention the amount of tacos I consumed...I never thought I'd be hungry again. Here's hoping the weather in nyc heats up soon, because until then I'll be dreaming of Texas. 


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Noir

 
RD Style vegan leather bomber, H&M pants

This winter is getting fucking bleak, man. I'm so close to the sweet smell of temporary freedom that is spring break, but right now is the crunch time. Also, working 30hrs per week, writing a 90 page thesis and going on auditions around the country probably isn't a recipe for success. But things will get better right? Right? 

*cue deafening silence*

Thursday, February 27, 2014

N O R M C O R E


photos: My tumblr, dkny 

I don't know if you guys have checked out this article from NY Mag, but it's super interesting and slightly hilarious and one of my friends sent it to me out of his sheer horror at the concept. The concept in question is this (semi) new fashion aesthetic that the author has dubbed "Normcore". You can read the article yourself, but to be extremely reductive it's basically the idea of dressing like an unpopular kid from the 90s/a Calvin Klein model from the 90s. Lots of plain t-shirts, high waisted light blue Levis, white tube socks with adidas slides, North Face jackets, etc. 

I think it's coming out of a reaction against both the sportswear trend, the revival of the late 80s/early 90s logo trend, and the ghetto clothing aesthetic that a bunch of people have been trying out since around late 2012. They're calling it anti-fashion, but of course it's a lot more calculated and self-conscious than that. I think it's quite funny on the surface, but when you look at it critically I find the same issues with it that I find with pure minimalism, in that it comes out of a traditionally privileged and sometimes elitist irony. But what say ye? 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

On Modernity

Photos: Mine

Working with my friend and former boss Karolyn Pho on her very first NYFW runway show was such a treat. Held at Pier 59 studios, it was amazing to see her months of very hard work come to fruition in such a cool way. Her clothing is incredibly modern, and appeals to the ultimate type of cool New York girl: she's tomboyish, architectural, and prefers comfort over constriction. Karolyn is totally the designer of the moment to watch- you heard it here first!! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Looks


 Rodarte F/W 2104, Tumblr, Ann Yee F/W 2014 

Some cool beauty looks coming out of this season in New York. I really loved the navy lips at Ann Yee, and the Wednesday Addams ravegirl glittery face seen at Rodarte. Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been super ill and just got out of the hospital :'/ But I'm recuperating this weekend and hopefully that means posting will resume much more frequently next week! Be warm and stay well. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Esprit de Corps

Topshop birkenstocks, Stella McCartney hat, Kenzo shirt, Erikson Beamon necklace, Topshop shirt, Thom Browne scarf, Acne jeans, CDG men's socks, By Malene Birger coat

Inspired by this quirky, yet delicate look on The Sartorialist this morning, I thought I'd start out the week by posting some pieces I've seen floating around the "New In" sections of our favorite fashion sites. I think we need to be cheered up a little by our wardrobes, if the weather insists on being so tiresome (New York gals know what I'm talking about). Who's with me?

Be reticent and elegant,
Twist the opal on your hand,

Turn your pale eyes on me,

For I delight in irony.

Lady, conquer if you can
The constant light invading each
Fiber of your shining dress
And your amassed stubbornness.

Who knows the texture of the silk,
The lace beneath, and all below?
Who knew last night at sleep’s expense
Your elegant lack of reticence?

—Perry Organ

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Confess to me

Vintage dress, F21 vest, ASOS cap

I've been wracking my brains (and clearing out my closet) to find something to wear to the Disclosure concert tonight. Something like this will probably suffice; my biggest necessities are pockets, and level of danceability.