Monday, July 27, 2015

Easy as...








One piece: H&M, Pants: Forever 21, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

No smoking, except when its in leotard form with open sides. Paired this cool, printed one piece from H&M today with black and white sweatpants for an easy, streamlined look that still has some visual interest. Nothing crazy but still fairly put together for a Monday afternoon (especially considering I spent the majority of the day doing homework). I'm also generally excited to see how this week ends up (and the next few weeks in general) as I had quite the exciting last few days. I  ended up shooting for someone I look up to in the fashion industry after going to a casting on Fairfax on Monday and a fitting in the valley on Wednesday (hint hint if you follow this person you might know who I'm talking about), and also shot a possible cover for FIDM's Mode magazine on Sunday. So stay tuned to see those shots in the future and don't forget to contact me if you want to collaborate on a project or an idea!

PS. Photos shot by the lovely https://instagram.com/theglasscamera/

Coming soon.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Domingo.

When you can sit in a car for two hours literally doing nothing without getting bored, it kind of means you've met someone you can vibe with. I recently finally got the chance to hang with the Mae (who I previously interviewed), who's a California native making her killing in LA shooting for the likes of Van's Girls and Badwood. I joined her yesterday and trekked along to a photoshoot for some hot 'as usual' afternoon sun and Koreatown views. We might have also made some young local residents help us get into a prime spot of a location...but it was all of course 100% (minus a few percentages) legal.

Here are some "behind the scenes" i-phone shots of the afternoon:






Caught on that one social media.

Also, if you're a food crazed individual like me you should certainly make your way to Dino's Chicken & Burgers on Pico, who I say in all seriousness has some of the best chicken I've ever eaten. We're talking seasoned, spicy, and juicy people! Good enough to eat again at 1 am while when you're back home just laying on your bed. Though warning, someone did describe the place as "hoody" in their Yelp review, so don't except any Hollywood glamour, just very solid food and an authentic atmosphere. 



PS. The super cool tatted model is http://brattymalone.tumblr.com, who told me she sometimes hangs with Lil Debbie in her free time and also does amazing photography herself. And in case you want to see some of the finished images peep below and check out Mae's Tumblr, where you almost might see my blue hair...




Thursday, July 9, 2015

Aquamarine








There's something about bright turquoise hair that just makes you take everything a little less seriously (in the best way possible). My hair is more colorful than ever and I think it adds a touch of nonchalant attitude to my daily outfits. Or maybe I just feel like I look cooler than I actually am, and if I can look a little cool then maybe I can eventually be half as cool as Rihanna,.

See its all very logical.

Top/Dress: Necessary Clothing
Denim Shirt: Vintage Pem Co
Boots: DSW

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Neon Trees.


Shirt: Search & Destroy


Shorts: The Vintage Twin


Even though the Fourth of July is seemingly the one national holiday where almost everyone in the country gets very festive with their clothing choices, I decided to just wear something that made me happy. Then again, isn't a neon band tee and cut off shorts pretty American? Nonetheless, this was my look of choice for an adventurous Saturday that included a stop at Randy's Donuts in Inglewood for some nostalgia and delicious carbs, and a pretty solid chunk of walking around Manhattan and Hermosa beach for people watching and fireworks. 10/10 would recommend both of the activities mentioned for good summer vibes.





PS. Inglewood (California) is also the setting of the movie Dope that I would definitely suggest seeing for an entertaining comedy that has one of the best sound tracks of the year, not to mention A$AP Rocky's beautiful face. Coincidentally, Vince Staples, one of the rappers that makes a brief appearance in the film, also recently put out an album entitled Summertime '06 that is in my opinion a great collection of music that should be looked at, a dark piece of work but certainly very listenable.

Dope Trailer:

One of my favorite tracks off Summertime '06:



Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pro Era.






Its crazy when you've heard about a place for almost all your life through films, music, and general word of mouth, and then you finally get to experience it for yourself. Even though my dad was born in Manhattan (my grandparents were world travelers due to Finnish embassy work), I just visited New York last weekend after 19 years of living in various other sections of the globe. And just like in the mentions of the city in popular culture, it really is a mecca of bustling activity and historic culture. Unlike the almost empty streets of Los Angeles, New York is constantly moving (and free of jay walking tickets). I love the variety in the various areas and the frequency of thin crust pizza shops. Oh and did I mention how many brick buildings there are? Enough to suffice all my aesthetic fantasies. Overall I had a lovely long weekend walking around the city (although maybe Air Force 1's turned out to be a less than ideal long distance footwear choice) and would certainly love to re visit as soon as possible to get a sense of the other burrows.
Ps. My hair is blue now.

During my brief stay I did however manage to find a new favorite clothing shop. Search & Destroy is located in St. Marks, an area perfect for those of us who enjoy a jumble of quaint coffee dispensaries and semi sketchy smoke shops, as well as episodes of Broad City. With its amazing selection of vintage band tees, personalized leather jackets, and maybe an original Comme des Garçons piece or two hidden between, its nothing less of a fabulous selection picked by a super cool punk rock couple (talk about relationship goals). I also picked up a few pairs of thrifted denim at the Vintage Twins pop up shop located very near the 2015 NY Pride Parade route. What was especially great about this pop up shop was that the staff helped you select the right size of jeans. As someone who has a difficult time finding denim that fits correctly at both the waist and the hips it was somewhat of a god send!





Finally, since it has been such a long time since my last blog post I have decided to include pictures of a few of my latest clothing finds. I've found that my style has been getting slightly darker and maybe even edgier over the past few months of my LA life, which although seems like a contradiction to the weather, I think is simply a reaction to being surrounded by so many creative individuals with unique personal styles that I am inspired by.


Maybe I painted a pink baseball cap.
L$D video?
PS. If anyone in LA wants to collaborate on a photoshoot, art project, or even a review of taco trucks feel free to email me or comment below!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Blue Is The Warmest Color


Head to Malibu.
Grab lunch at the end of the pier, and enjoy the view.








Malibu Farm
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265