5.20.2016

Dangerous Woman Looks

5.20.2016
I haven't posted an outfit in a while and I'm not sure this is really an outfit either. It's more like a tunic...without pants. I love the low neck and the high slit on this sweater from Zara. It's actually really comfortable and I've been laying around in it all day. I paired it with a gorgeous druzy necklace from Robyn Rhodes, a designer I was introduced to through my yob at Rocksbox.

When I posted a while ago about my photos from Valentine's Day (in which I wore a bodysuit in the desert) I talked about how I had been feeling like I shouldn't post things that revealed my body too much. That's not really a belief I have in my real life, but for some reason I had been really scared about posting pictures of myself that are a little more *sensual* or however you want to put it. But I'm realizing more and more that like...I'm 23...if I'm not gonna be proud of my body now then I'm gonna be very disappointed when I'm older and don't have the body I have now. Also the other part about being 23: I'M A GROOOOOWN WOMAN. I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT. (Beyonce lyrics duh). It's my body and I can be excited about myself in clothes that make me feel good if I want. 

I think I was averse to posting "selfies" (and therefore outfit photos/etc. on my blog) because I was worried they didn't have enough substance. But I often forget that I don't just love fashion because I like to "look good". I love fashion because it gives me a chance to wear art. How amazing is that? I get to put beautiful things on my skin and prance around in them. What's more is that I rarely wear things just because they are trendy or "cute". I wear things because they evoke a strong emotion for me. And that's very important, I think. It takes clothes out of the superficial and into the personal. In the case of this sweater, I felt that it was the perfect piece to express how I have been feeling lately. It's a little dark and gloomy, but it has that element of "danger". About all I have been doing lately is write about dangerous women of the past--in my thesis and beyond. So I love these photos because they translate my work into my self. And that, my friends, is the power of clothing.
Tunic Sweater - ZARA // Necklace - Robyn Rhodes 
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5.15.2016

Inspiration: More Flower Love

5.15.2016
Oh my. I just feel like I am wasting away. All the work at the end of the school year (and my undergrad career) is making my stomach hurt. I know it'll all be over soon and I'm doing my best to stay calm. Today I found some lovely things that I wanted to share. These kinds of things help me remember there is life beyond my immediate situation. I mean that literally: this is all about plants--living, growing, inspiring.
The first thing is a series called "Great Gardens" by Nowness. It is just a collection of videos of great gardens. The films are so beautifully shot and the voices of the owners and landscapers are so calming and passionate. This series is amazing and it makes me want to drop out right now and help them make these. Also: did you know there is a career called "Garden Writing"? What have I been doing all this time if not that?

The second is the Pentecost Rose Petal Ceremony at the Pantheon in Rome. It symbolizes the descent of the Holy Spirit. Is this not one of the most magical things ever?


And lastly, some farmer's market flowers from my love feat. my rose gold Garrett Leight sunnies. This arrangement was too pretty to not take a picture of it. Trying to stay positive by surrounding myself with flowers and life for the next three weeks. And then freedom shall ring.

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4.28.2016

put a ribbon on it

4.28.2016
The choker trend has been killin' it lately and I am so happy I gave in. Instead of paying the ridiculous amount of money I've seen pieces of string going for around the internet, I just pulled some ribbon out of my sewing stuff because why wouldn't you??? This look makes me feel so good: like a Victorian prostitute or maybe Emily Browning in Series of Unfortunate Events. Looooovin' it. 

 Top - UO // Bralette - VS 

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4.22.2016

Bosch by Tim Walker

4.22.2016
I'm currently working on my Honors Thesis at UCLA. It feels very intimidating not only because it's a 30 page research paper that I have to get an A on to pass, but also because I care deeply about the subject. I'm writing about women in the art of Hieronymus Bosch.  I found Bosch my freshman year of college in my first ever Art History class. I fell in love with the colors and the weird magic and the frightening worlds he created 500 years ago. Not much is known about Bosch and that is what makes him so fascinating to study. You can come up with all kinds of theories about him and no one can really tell you that you are wrong. 


For Love Magazine's S/S 2016 issue, Tim Walker (the photographic love of my life) interpreted the work of Hieronymus Bosch (the Northern Renaissance love of my life). It was a dream come true...I almost couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw it. Tim Walker perfected captured the eerie feeling you get when you look at Bosch. With Valentino gowns and costumes by Shona Heath, this marvelous series was born. My only sadness is that I couldn't be there to witness it. 
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4.17.2016

For the Love of Flowers

4.17.2016
I went home to NorCal this weekend. I wanted to see all the flowers in bloom so I made the seven hour drive with Ian. Oh my god the place is beautiful. I live in LA for now, but I just don't know how long I can deny how much I need to be where the trees and flowers are. Those little white flowers that look like little bells are called Fairy Lanterns and I've only ever seen them where I live. This year there were HUNDREDS of them, and my dad thinks I used magic to grow so many of them. It felt magical...I put a lot of energy into calling upon them and then to see that many was incredible. We also visited a nursery that had at least a thousand calla lilies lining their creek. Ugh it all just felt magical and right. I miss home already. 


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4.13.2016

jumpin

4.13.2016

A while ago I made bold claims about "I never want to put Forever21 on my blog!!!" But here I am because I think this jumpsuit is freaking cute. I bought it online on a whim and didn't realize how big the pants would be but I am SO HAPPY they are so big. It's just such a fun piece to wear. It seems like people in Los Angeles feel the need to be "LA Cool" all the time and I haven't seen anything really fun in a while. So this is my attempt to add a little whimsy to my world through insane proportions and paisley. Please enjoy.


 Details: Jumpsuit-F21//Shoes-Tretorn//Necklace-Robyn Rhodes//Sunglasses-H&M



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4.11.2016

Twenty-Three

4.11.2016
Hey hey. This is just a small catch-up post. I am currently sitting on my couch, it's 10:23 PM. I just finished House of Cards. I have been scared of all the unseen spiders in my house. It makes me very uneasy--that, and all the unfinished (or unstarted) work I have to do. This weekend was my 23rd birthday. My love and I went to Disneyland and I felt fully like myself. I adore Disneyland. Ian got me a new leather jacket for my birthday and I was very excited to by a Pirates of the Caribbean pin to go with it. I hope my 23rd year is good to me, and that I am good to it. Just 8 more weeks of college and I will finally graduate. Hopefully I can take some photos soon or do something interesting. For now, I have a lot of work to do.  
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