Krischic Attends Chanel ‘À La Plage’ in Palisades Village

The smell of my mother’s Chance Chanel perfume contains traces of my childhood. The notes of musky vanilla espoused with floral breaths of jasmine and iris take me back to her bathroom sink as she applied on makeup from compacts of interlocked ‘C’s. I wear that same scent as I ascend the staircase of theContinue reading “Krischic Attends Chanel ‘À La Plage’ in Palisades Village”

Your Backstage Pass to Dior Backstage Pop-Up in LA

As my Dior Backstage Pop-Up makeup artist, Tara applied Dior’s Capture Youth: Age Delay Advanced Creme (also super reassuring hearing from her that I present no signs of aging, yay!) onto my face, we gushed about Christian Dior’s history as a brand. I thought of the parallels between Christian Dior’s timelessness and the time-freezing moisturizerContinue reading “Your Backstage Pass to Dior Backstage Pop-Up in LA”

How to Style a T-shirt As an Overdresser

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 theContinue reading “How to Style a T-shirt As an Overdresser”

Long May She Reign

“Since Mary, Queen of Scotland was a child, the English wanted her country and her crown.” “She is sent to France to wed the next king…” “to save herself and her people—” “a bond that should protect her…” “but there are forces that conspire…” “forces of darkness, forces of the heart.” “Long May She Reign.”Continue reading “Long May She Reign”

Keeping it Clarsonic: My Experience

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t set aside enough “me” time. I am a recovering “yes” woman with ambition the size of America and will sacrifice sleep for success. That is why it’s crucial for me to have a skin routine that makes my face feel and look radiant. When I haveContinue reading “Keeping it Clarsonic: My Experience”

Los Angeles Lookbook

Going abroad to London last year taught me about the importance of being a tourist in my own city. I am perfectly fine with getting all dolled up and making a DSLR camera the extension of my arm when going out and about in LA. No regrets. No shame. This city deserves to be photographed,Continue reading “Los Angeles Lookbook”

A Tea Fit For Royalty at the Palace Hotel

Since I was a little girl, I had this fascination with going to high tea. My mother used to take me to a local favorite called the English Rose Garden, where we would get all dolled up and indulge in delectable finger sandwiches and confections on a doily covered table. Since the teahouse closed down,Continue reading “A Tea Fit For Royalty at the Palace Hotel”

The Lady in Lavender

Tiny towns, hidden treasures. My hometown delights in the beauty of each season. February turns the Stanislaus County into a pink paradise with its endless orchards of blossoms. May and June are when one can pick plump blueberries directly under the toasty sun. And July, July is the lovely Lavender season. Whenever I’m on springContinue reading “The Lady in Lavender”

Library Lookbook: California State Library

A library touched by Midas. A labyrinth of literature, filled with rich wall murals and cozy leather chairs to gape at them from. It was as if this The California State Library did not even belong in California, but in the belly of an ancient pyramid. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be aContinue reading “Library Lookbook: California State Library”

Fashion From the Fourth

How did I celebrate my Independence this Fourth of July? In the most poetic way possible: I left Britain for America, and am still trying to figure out how to be emotionally independent from Britain, where my heart still resides (study abroad withdrawals, are quite real). With that being said, I do love America withContinue reading “Fashion From the Fourth”