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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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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Clothes and Clotted Cream: An Afternoon at the Cafe

Imagine walking into a café that looks like the ballroom of a monarch’s palace. One that’s shimmer not only comes from the chandeliers on the ceiling, but the ceiling themselves, walls, columns too? There is gold everywhere in the Baroque fashion with Medieval stained glass windows. Let’s not forget neoclassical carvings reminiscent of the Elgin […]

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Exhibitions and Ensembles: Exploring the Oscar de la Renta Exhibition

When a designer leaves this world, he leaves behind his imprints through the garments he crafted. The garments become a treasury of creativity, a gallery that pays homage to his legacy. Two years ago, Oscar de la Renta passed according to the DeYoung Museum website; Today, he lives on through his fashion house that continues […]

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A London Lady at Heart: Why I Miss London

When you’ve accepted the London Call for an entire year, you cannot help but feel Nostalgia when the call finally gets disconnected. I may be an American, but I owe so much self discovery to my time abroad in London. I cannot discredit that there was a significant part of me found in the streets of […]

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Keeping it Krisheik: Jordan Part 3

Sheik: “an Arab chief, ruler, or prince”(ss) –Merriam Webster Dictionary Krisheik: A fashionable trendsetter who travelled to the Arabic country of Jordan, and was called a Jordanian princess by her friends while wearing a headscarf. Another day in Jordan evoked all of my senses. I should have known it to be true the second I […]

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