Florever French: Fashion at Cafe de Flore

“Paris holds the key to her heart,” are some lyrics from one of my all time favorite films, “Anastasia.” The song expresses the desires of a foreigner in awe of all the wonders Paris has to offer her. And how can a foreigner not give their heart over willingly to Paris? As an American with […]

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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, […]

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The Reagan Residence

God has an interesting sense of timing, as my interview with Peggy Grande, former Executive Assistant to the late Ronald Reagan happened to fall on July 6. As America knows, this is the birthday of the former first lady Nancy Reagan, who passed away exactly four months prior to the interview. This was also the […]

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Keeping Krisunique: How to Decorate Your College Apartment Your Way

I have noticed many “Fashion Girl’s Guides” floating around the Internet in the last few years. These guides reflect everything in life from where you eat, shop, to how you decorate your room. While I enjoy these guides and follow them from time-to-time, I want to clarify that there is no such thing as a […]

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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, […]

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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 spring […]

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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 a […]

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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 with […]

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Jumpsuit Up!

We are living in the twenty-first century my friends. This is the era of technology and social equality, that equality including women’s rights. Yes, I am talking about a call for equivalent pay in the work force, but also the right to wear clothes that are less conventionally feminine. The “who’s wearing the pants” saying […]

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Ravishing Roses

There’s something hopelessly captivating about roses. Unlike most flowers like the daisy or sunflower that is opened up for all to see, a rose is filled with layers of mystery. These layers of mystery seem to protect its center, a chamber of identity that it only reveals under certain levels of light. If a rose […]

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