Sunday, May 17, 2015

Black Noise








I could fill this post up with writing of my so called inspiration for this look. But really its quite simple; black is easy. Choose a color scheme and its effortless to create a bold look that appears like you spent a considerable time putting it together, when in reality you just grabbed a random assortment from your closet. Though of course it helps when your best friend does amazing makeup and you can also borrow her jewelry (isn't this choker sassy?). But nonetheless, all black is easy, effortless, and can maybe be one part of your life that isn't complicated.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Get Schooled

Bring back twinning.
Double the style means double the fun, and double the trouble.
So throw on that pleated skirt with your varsity jacket and form a girl gang.

Meet us in the library.


Shoes (left): Aldo, (right): Bamboo

Jacket (left): H&M Mens, Crop top (left): Top Shop



Skirt (left): American Apparel, Crop top (left): H&M


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Parental Advisory: Graphic Content

I've been a fan of printed clothing for quite a while now, a recent iPhoto search on my laptop even revealed a saved photo of A$AP Rocky in a "Guilty Parties" jacket in my archives. There's just something about blatant statements on clothing that I find refreshing. This "trend" appeals to me because in a way its un-mistakenly a youth driven concept. Sure, generations before us rocked band tee shirts and logos, but they didn't sport words and phrases without symbolic representation. With the rise in popularity of Tumblr, and the likes of Yik Yak, splaying you feelings out to the world is the ideology of this era, so why wouldn't we take it a step further and wear it?

I recently discovered (through the magic that is Tumblr of course) a soon to be released jacket by Alex Ordonez. A simple cardigan in silhouette, the phrase "Everything is Confusing At This Point" is boldly printed in white on the black of the piece.  What draws me to this item specifically is the truth of it. Yes, everything is confusing at the point; growing up is a difficult manner to grasp and so is personal style (so you might catch me in this jacket in a few days or weeks).

Instagram/itsalex.o
Instagram.com/itsalex.o

But there is of course a drawback to the "personalization" of clothing items, this being the somewhat ridiculous markup percent (can you tell I go to FIDM?). Of course these items are not worth the high prices, but because of whoever made them, or the hype, they now cost almost the same as designer creations. This gives us the option of taking the DIY route. Grabbing a denim or varsity jacket at a thrift store and some materials at say Michael's is a much cheaper alternative than scouring online or hitting the streetwear shops. And well, the possibilities for design are of course endless.

But whatever you decide, Warning: Graphic Style Content.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Up All Day and Night



Hat: Obey
lurk.la

Platforms: Dirty Laundry

Jeans: Vibrant M I U, Jacket: Joyrich

Ripped knees & t-shirts are the uniform of youth for the weekend. It's even better if the t-shirt has a bluntly stated Urban Dictionary vibe to it courtesy of some very cool Los Angeles designers (who you might have even seen in my last post getting tattooed).

Hey, its not bad to be young, and young at heart is even better.

Friday, May 1, 2015

About LAst Night

We're just fashion school kids. 
(That's what they want you to think).





Caroline; Neon Beauty Queen.

 Fear of God @ 424 Fairfax




Max (LA Mermaid) x Yung Ted 

Francis x Caroline

Millennials 

Parental Advisory

Lurk Child.

Past midnight.

Nobody puts baby in the corner.


The best nights in the city aren't the ones you planned to the minute. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jungle.






Overalls: Red Light Vintage, Sneakers: Steve Madden
https://soundcloud.com/waylivecartel/doublecupped
Money is the Anthem?


Somewhere in the smoggy hills of LA's Griffith Park lays an abandoned zoo that used to house everything from lions to monkeys. Call it what you want in its current state, it now features a visual wonderland of graffiti and decaying structures that are equal parts cool and spooky. You can even make your way into some of the old cages and buildings by holes created in the fence, what's adventure without a little bit of danger? Though the only danger in this case might be getting a cut from the jagged iron edges. Nonetheless, this is certainly a cool location for a day time trip, or to take some out of town visitors for a "weird Los Angeles" experience. And hey, you could also bring some spray paint to test your artistic talent...

The Old L.A. Zoo
Griffith Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Friday, April 10, 2015

Way Up



I'll let you in on a little secret; sometimes I think we focus too much on "What should we do?". Are we really that afraid of just spending time in a certain place without a planned activity? Or maybe its just that I'm very much a day dreamer and happen to love things like looking over the city from a birds view. Its kind of like that idea that when you're comfortable with someone you don't have to spend every second filling the space with words.

Regardless of the introspective nature of my ramblings, I really did have a good time perched on the 17th floor garden of this Seattle (financial) building. This gorgeous location was found through a quick phone search and proved to be a relaxing hideaway from the everyday. A Japanese style garden facing the Pacific Northwest waterfront just isn't something you expect to find on a rooftop with Chase bank on the first floor, which makes it all the better. Pair the view with a best friend and some music, and hey, not so bad.


Baby Blue- Action Bronson feat. Chance the Rapper









I was originally going to just make this an usual outfit post, but I've been listening to a lot of songs over the past few days, as well as viewing interviews with a few artists that quite frankly really had an impact on me.  For example last night I listened to an NPR interview with Earl Sweatshirt in which he described how we wants to only put out quality work that really has a message and content, and how he only recently became "woke", or conscious of his self and surroundings. Although I haven't had any dramatic life relevations myself, or extreme bursts of creativity, I have realized that I myself want to do things I am truly proud of. I don't want to create mediocre results or simply work in this industry, I want to contribute and help others develop their own visions. I also realized that I don't really know what I want to do. I love fashion, and art, and music dearly but I still don't know how I'm going to put all my loves into one. But as are with most good things, I think time will sort that out and hopefully give me some more indication of my strenghts (and weaknesses). In the meantime I'm really yearning to work together with some people here in LA to show off what the new generation can put out.

(Just some of my thoughts for the weekend).