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

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 withContinue reading “Vintage and Vele: The Chic, Ethical Bag You Need Right Now”

Hermes Heritage Exhibition

When I studied abroad in London, I was enrolled in an Equestrian class. I used to ride a chocolate-maned stallion named Sirius through Hyde Park as fall leaves crusted beneath his hooves and the wind kissed  my face as he broke out into a trot. I loved every minute of my horseback adventures. And IContinue reading “Hermes Heritage Exhibition”

How to Do ‘Couture’ Off the Runway

Ah couture…the most transformative form of clothing to exist! A couturier uses needle as its pen, thread as its ink to weave together a story—a fairytale if you will— that wakes up that part of humanity that craves beauty and majesty in a world that can feel oftentimes mundane. The problem with fairytales is thatContinue reading “How to Do ‘Couture’ Off the Runway”

Annotations

Sometimes, I dream about my life being an LA version of a Jane Austen novel with golden-edged pages. Recently it’s been more like a heavily annotated, weathered copy of a Jane Austen novel. When I say heavily annotated, I mean by myself. I’ve been doing a lot of self reflection lately, as my life hasContinue reading “Annotations”