Ensembles and Exhibtions The Crown Costumes at the Paley Center

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 alsoContinue reading “Ensembles and Exhibtions The Crown Costumes at the Paley Center”

Kristin in Kensington II: A Fashionable Guide to South Kensington, London

I recall Part I of this saga quite fondly: it was two years ago when I embarked on my year abroad—my first time in London in my entire life. Little did I know the impression this city would leave on me. It drew me in with its marriage of old and new: its endless museumsContinue reading “Kristin in Kensington II: A Fashionable Guide to South Kensington, London”

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 shapedContinue reading “Everyone Has a Story — This is Mine”

Why Off-the-Shoulder Tops are Here to Stay

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.” FromContinue reading “Why Off-the-Shoulder Tops are Here to Stay”

Girl in Gingham

We may live in a minimalist age, but I’ve always been more drawn to the maximalist trends evident in brands like Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Embroidery, embellishments, and rich colors when done tastefully can bring back an air of monarchial grace of the Renaissance noblewomen. Thankfully, Zara a more affordable option, is filled withContinue reading “Girl in Gingham”

Scarf Season

If you thought that neckwear was just for the chilly months, think again! Take a page from the French book of fashion and adapt the scarf trend for the spring and summer months by trading wool for silk. As a fan of all things Parisian and nautical, I must say I use any excuse toContinue reading “Scarf Season”