Everyone Has a Story — This is Mine

Whenever I describe to people why I chose journalism as my major, I say it’s because it’s an introverted-extrovert’s job. I have a love affair with telling stories. I love seeing a person’s face light up when they are orating something they are deeply passionate about, or an anecdote of their past that has shaped […]

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Hermes Heritage Exhibition

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When I studied abroad in London, I was enrolled in an Equestrian class. I used to ride a chocolate-maned stallion named Sirius through Hyde Park as fall leaves crusted beneath his hooves and the wind kissed  my face as he broke out into a trot. I loved every minute of my horseback adventures. And I […]

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How Neutrals Can Accentuate Inner Beauty

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Santa Barbara is a place of simplistic beauty, especially the Santa Barbara Mission. The Spanish colonial motifs of white clay-work accented with burnt pink stair rails and gorgeously crafted wood doors display the artistry and hard work of the Chumash Indian tribe that inhabited the region in the seventeenth century. Within the walls they had […]

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Texture-Play in Solvang

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I have been missing storybook towns lately—something in abundance when I was studying abroad two years ago. But calling European towns “storybooks” is such an understatement: they are dense novels of stories that keep you glued to them for hours, each page so engulfing that you want to leisurely soak it in yet turn it […]

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How to Do ‘Couture’ Off the Runway

Ah couture…the most transformative form of clothing to exist! A couturier uses needle as its pen, thread as its ink to weave together a story—a fairytale if you will— that wakes up that part of humanity that craves beauty and majesty in a world that can feel oftentimes mundane. The problem with fairytales is that […]

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Fashion and Film for Valentine’s Day

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It may have not been a romantic Valentine’s Day in the sense of love, but my Valentine’s Day was certainly romantic in many other senses of the word. I was romanced as I walked into the Downtown Los Angeles Theatre, my eyes taking to the heavens as I beheld a gold-gilded foyer. The space was […]

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Why Off-the-Shoulder Tops are Here to Stay

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As you probably already know about me, I tend to draw my style from a wide range of resources and time periods. Sometimes I look to magazines, other bloggers and the runway, but other times my outfit ontology comes from dresses worn in historical portraits in museums, or period TV shows like PBS’ “Victoria.” From […]

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How to Style a T-shirt As an Overdresser

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She exists. She’s the dreamer, but also the doer. She shows up and hopes to make a statement in the process. She’s in all of us–that girl who likes to dress up and be equal parts intelligence and elegance. That girl is innate in my personal identity. And that is why the majority of the […]

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Summer Dresses For Winter in Pasadena

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Pasadena: a city filled with well-manicured lawns accessorized with established homes reminiscent of the white picket fence, American charm. The city is quaint. The city is eclectic—a duet of suburbia and a culturally artistic city. Whether walking down the historical buildings of Old Town where one finds themselves walking into an antique mall of magical […]

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2017 Highlights

My clothes are preservers of the memories I carry. In every thread, in each stitching, lies an invisible mark of the things I’ve done, the things I’ve felt, the things I will never forget. 2017 was filled with many memorable outfits—and milestones. Here are some highlights: I began the year as Editor-in-Chief of my university’s feature […]

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