Forward Thinker With A Vintage Dress at The Emmys

Yes, my vehement for vintage could not be diminished, even on the 2018 Emmys gold carpet and Governor’s Ball (Emmys after party). While the star-studded carpet was filled with more modern gowns, I was excited to wear my Edwardian dress of forest green velvet, lined with cream lace. I embodied a hybrid of a character […]

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Trend Report: Berry Bold

Red and pink have traditionally been synonymous with the month of love, but the color combo definitely had some major moments this summer and are continuing to be in spotlight this fall. The color scheme has graced the July issue of Vogue Italia and even the red carpet of Venice Film Festival through stylish starlets […]

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Book It to These LA Literary Spots Now!

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As a self-proclaimed bibliophile, I find myself traveling between the realities of an all-consuming novel or real life: going to grad school, covering/attending events, or hanging out with friends. The ideal situation for someone like me is when these two worlds collide–when a place is quite literally lined with literary motifs and I can go […]

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The “Peasant” Pinafore is Your Next Brunch Look

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Welcome to the Friday Favorites link up with your co-hosts Liz from Lizzie in Lace and Kristin from Keeping it Kris Chic! The emergence of peasant finery is definitely a thing. Sounds like a paradox, right? If we’re being purely historical, peasants did not aspire to dress the way they did–they wore what was handy […]

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Style and Scribbles: Thoughts After Turning 22

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It’s been way too long since I’ve written a blog post. I feel my fingers loosen on the keyboard—itching to create images with words. So here it goes…I’ve missed writing to you and the wordsmith warmth that accompanies this composition. I can still taste the Baked Alaska on my tongue—the rich flavors of raspberry ice […]

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Ensembles and Exhibtions The Crown Costumes at the Paley Center

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The Crown is one of the most expensive shows ever made according to Business Insider (and costs even more than the actual Queen Elizabeth “costs the UK” according to the BBC, so granted, the costumes are going to be equally resplendent. Now, having the opportunity to see, in person costume designer Michelle Clapton’s (she also […]

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How to Not Dress for the Occasion…Oops

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If there’s anything I’ve learned about making it in fashion, it’s that the trendsetters are the ones that don’t follow the rules: they wear what they feel confident in at their desired venue. Now, I am not talking about wearing a ball gown to a coffee shop, or a swimsuit to the office—please, please don’t […]

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Vintage and Vele: The Chic, Ethical Bag You Need Right Now

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There is a common misconception that that fashionistas are women obsessed with dressing well for the mere goal of looking good. But fashion is more than the elevation of aesthetic: it can be used as a force for positive change.   This is the vision of Vele, a travel accessories brand that marries chic with […]

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Ensembles and Exhibitions: Louis Vuitton’s Time Capsule Exhibition in LA

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A pod-like structure was plopped in the middle of the Westfield Century City Atrium from May 18 to June 10. Inside it nestled treasures from the last 164 years of the great fashion house Louis Vuitton. I stepped inside–itching to see some artifacts of history that were also archives of fashion. I kid you not […]

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