Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lost in a Fantasy


Lavender hair makes everything better. Even though my locks aren't permanently adorned by this shade (and instead only this color from a powder paint shoot with Tessa), I still love it. Having crayon hues in your hair makes you seem a little more whimsical and a bit more adventurous.

Decided to play up the edginess factor of the hair color a little by pairing it with my new cutoffs from Forever 21 and over the knee leather boots. Thought it would be nice to be a little bit of a diva on this Thursday.
As far as the rest of the week goes I have casting tomorrow and then the rest of  Labor Day weekend is reserved for Bumbershoot. Hoping to meet some cool people and to see a few of my favorite artists (including Sam Lachow, SZA, and J Cole) so let me know if you're going!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


If there was ever a MTV True Life episode dedicated to me it would be titled, "True Life: Addicted to Gold Chains". My bathroom is engulfed in a variety of necklaces, making it look more appropriate for Trinidad James than a white girl in the suburbs. And now, instead of getting over this obsession I have moved on to chains other than necklaces; low and behold the body chain.

Since I haven't been able to find one of these contraptions in any stores (and being too lazy to order one online), I jumped at the chance to DIY one when the cashier at Claire's said she had altered one of the store's necklaces into a body chain.

After some hassling this morning and copious amounts of caffeine I finally succeeded into making this creation. I'm pretty happy over how it turned out and I'm excited to wear it out (perhaps to Bumbershoot this weekend)!

One of my best friend's sisters also created a DIY chain YouTube video in case any of you readers are interested in making a hand or head accessory!

However considering you probably have the patience to wait for orders to ship, below I have found some options from the world wide web:

GG x MadebyReynalin Babygirl Body Chain $15.00

Drop it Low Body Chain $28.00

ASOS Choker Disc Body Harness $29.02

Friday, August 22, 2014

Driving in Cars with Boys- Lana del Rey

There's something about the so called "boyfriend jeans". Throw these bad boys on (in this case my dads old Levis) and you feel equally comfy and instantly cooler. Not to mention you can go out to eat at a restaurant without fear of ripping your pants, a win win situation if there ever was one. To go with these very casual bottoms I chose a simple white tank and a jersey. Although this look is low key I think it manages to catch a little bit of my personal style. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but that is hardly the goal.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Style Inspiration: Brady Lange Fall/Winter '14

I have the lucky opportunity to see a lot of pictures from photo-shoots fairly quickly after they've been shot because I follow models from my agency in Seattle on social media like Instagram and Facebook. Because of this I recently saw some images from Portland based designer Brady Lange's Fall/Winter '14 collection that I'm obsessed with on Sean S's Instagram (he's pretty cool and has good taste in music so you should also follow him:

Since I'm undoubtedly a part of the Tumblr generation, the grungy feel of this shoot is something I'm very much into. The bright colors also give me that Spring Breakers late night  kind of vibe, where you know whoever is wearing these pieces are up to something.

Something very cool and polaroid worthy.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Sundays are for soaking in the sun with good friends. Walking around in this great weather is an activity enough in itself, but people watching at Hempfest makes it an even better occasion. There's nothing like seeing a bunch of hippies that look like they never left the 70's combined with the sight of  "completely suburban" middle aged couples casually smoking out of vape pens. It's strange and it's funny, and it's completely Washington.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Black Widow

Black and leather feels alright. Wearing this out to a birthday dinner tonight and I have to say all black feels kind of bad ass. It's certainly not very "summery" but then again who really cares if you dress according to season? If you feel good in what you're wearing then you've succeeded.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Gen.u.ine: "truly what something is said to be; authentic"

Models in the Summer 2014 (Delivery 2) Gems photographed by Luis Perez 
The internet is a wild frontier. Usually upon my searching of the internet I just come across admittedly adorable (but useless) gifs of baby animals. But this time through my Tumblr browsing and Twitter scrolling I came across Genuine Gem. A clothing brand fresh out of Seattle spearheaded by boss lady Trina Monica, Genuine Gem features a variety of shorts, swimsuits, and all things certain to make you feel like a bad you know what.  Since I love the whole vibe and feel that both Genuine Gem and Ms. Monica embrace, I was lucky enough to get to ask Trina a couple questions below:

What is the inspiration behind your line? Is there anyone in particular who you feel emulates the look you are going for?
I wanted to be able to create a product that young females would like and make something special for them.  Everything is reconstructed/made by hand and it’s very time consuming…but I love doing it and the creative process, and knowing that I’m making something custom for someone. I have no one particular in mind, but all the ladies you see in Gems represent me and my brand. 

How do you think women can improve their self confidence, and for example feel truly good about themselves while rocking a pair of cutoffs?
When you look good, you feel good…but it’s all about your attitude, which reflects on your self confidence.  A pair of cutoffs can be worn in many ways- dress it up with heels or be comfortable in sneakers.  Sometimes I feel like people can sense who you are by your sense of style.  

Photo by Luis Perez
What made you decide to focus on made to order shorts?
Most of my styles are 1 of 1, which means I have only 1 size available, but if someone is interested in ordering a pair with their specific measurements, I would be able to make it custom for them. My main focus is to be able to create something for everyone, even if you don’t see it on my online store.

Do you think there is anything missing or lacking in today's fashion industry that you would like to see change?
Fashion is always changing…and if there is something missing there probably is…but eventually we’ll see 
it later. 

Summer 2014 Delivery 1 shot by JK featuring Porter Ray

Is there any particular new brand or artist who you think is representing Seattle in an authentic way?
Porter Ray is a good friend of mine. I really look up to him and respect his craft. I love and pay close attention to the entire Articulate Flavor/Intratecque team; strong army. Porter is a real humble dude, real lowkey, and his work does all the talking. What I really like about his style is the people who support him and especially his fans share his talent, show people the music, and I know this because I see it all the time. I see the love and support at his shows. I’m really grateful to witness Articulate Flavor/Intratecque’s success. Facts only. 

What's in store for Genuine Gem's future?
Continuing to build with other creative individuals. I still want to travel and meet new people and share what I have outside of Seattle. Still going to continue to invest in myself and Genuine Gem for the future to make my dreams a reality.