Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Taking Risks & Breaking Hearts

Someone, please pick my jaw up off the floor! You have never seen anything like this. Youngwon Kim's Graduate Collection is insanity redefined! Nicholas Kirkwood and Charlotte Olympia have done some amazing things, but I've never seen such architectural impact in a shoe or such an artistic shoe. They're beautiful, dynamic, and inspiring- pushing boundaries. You can even switch which type of heel you're going to wear with the shoe. These shoes are an outfit within itself. Forget the accessories, or even wearing anything at all with these shoes. They rock! 

(Via Trendland.com)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Go, Gucci, Go

Gucci will always have that iconic 1960s style that will forever be timeless. From it's simplicity, to its surrealist nature, we can understand the reason why Gucci will forever be a favorite and a fashion staple. For its Resort 2014 collection, Gucci managed to take its iconic style and morph it into this dreamy nature. Just like my previous post, this Resort collection uses neutrals to manifest a super effortless look. Looks are amped up, however, with pastels and shimmery fabrics. It's perfect, a fun wardrobe to play in.

(Via Style.com)

Monday, June 3, 2013


My main objective in life is to travel. There is nothing more magical than the universe we live in- the people, their differences, their food, their culture, their textiles, their colors... Everything about the world is beyond intriguing to me. I want to love it all, experience everything. I don't think their is anything more rewarding or fulfilling than seeing the world. There is nothing I day dream about more. I  even have dictated specificities in my wardrobe for each location I plan to attend. The excitement and ecstasy I get from witnessing and being around beautiful and new things is an extraordinary feeling that I might as well be addicted to.  It is nothing but the future. 
This editorial inspires me. I love the ideas of neutrals in the desert. Keeping it cool and calm, while extra chic and simple. Definitely something the stylish wanderer should remember. 

(Via VisualOptimism.blogspot.com)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Postcard to Paris

A letter. Inspired by Beach Belles.

In sunny L.A. from Paris. The beach is everything I imagined. The sky and the water are a powder blue I never knew existed. I was so nervous upon my arrival- how would I fit in? I heard that all anyone wears in California is denim shorts and t-shirts- a girl like me could never survive. This was until I met my newest partner in crime, Sophia. She told me to still embrace my Parisian style, but to wear it effortlessly... Deconstruct it, and always take one thing off, because who knows when we will encounter the sand and surf. She is my style twin. But her skin is like smooth honey,  tan and sun kissed, while I still am pale like a rainy day in Paris. Each day, the weather here inspires me,  though, to bare my skin. The sun is always shining, I can't resist. 

Sous le soleil de L.A. de Paris. La plage est tout ce que j'imaginais. Le ciel et l'eau sont d'un bleu de poudre, je ne savais pas existé. J'étais tellement nerveux à mon arrivée, comment pourrais-je m'intégrer? J'ai entendu dire que tout ce qu'on porte en Californie est un short en jean et t-shirts-une fille comme moi ne pourrait jamais survivre. C'était jusqu'à ce que je rencontre mon nouveau partenaire dans le crime, Sophia. Elle m'a dit de toujours embrasser mon style parisien, mais de le porter sans effort ... Déconstruire, et toujours prendre un truc, car qui sait quand nous allons rencontrer le sable et le surf. Elle est mon style jumeau. Mais sa peau est lisse comme du miel, bronzage et gorgés de soleil, alors que je suis encore pâle comme un jour de pluie à Paris. Chaque jour, le temps ici m'inspire, cependant, mettre à nu ma peau. Le soleil brille toujours, je ne peux pas résister.

(Via VisualOptimism.blogspot.com)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Onward, march...

Sorry I've been so MIA the past few weeks. I recently completed my junior year in college and have been mostly decompressing from a really intense semester. Being away from my blog, and finalizing this academic year, have really got me thinking about the future- who I want to be, where I want to go, and what is important to me, and more importantly what makes me happy. It's always crazy and surreal to think about the future, and sometimes, I really don't feel ready for it yet. What if I'm not enough? What if I don't have the ability to make my dreams my reality? I'm a planner, you see. And I'm determined. But sometimes, effort can go unnoticed, or things slip through the cracks. I try, however, not to think about such nonsense. I need to constantly remember I am able and willing, and driven, and therefore I hold the key to my future. I have to keep myself balanced and remind myself how everything can count. Then, I fell upon some very necessary advice that I felt I wanted to document and share. If all we want in life is to be happy, why do we have such a hard time achieving it? It's more than doing what you love, it's your attitude, your behavior, the people you surround yourself with, what you invest your time and heart into that all contribute to a beautiful life. I could write so much more about what I have learned and what beliefs are, but, instead, I will let you be inspired by the women that inspired me. I know my life is an adventure, and I'm going to make every second count. Let's embrace it.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Fashion Week in Sydney seemed to be pretty much forgotten about. As it isn't at the top of the fashion destination list, most people aren't exposed to what's beyond the top labels in cities like Paris and New York. But for people like us, who are fashion obsessed, seeing alternative and gathering inspiration from all over the globe is critical. Though I'm a little late with the sharing, I wanted to share some of my favorite collections from Australia. This one is especially unique and the perfect musings for our upcoming summer. Camilla is vibrant, playful and luxurious. It's over the top and magical. By mixing prints and textures, the line creates an unbelievable feast for the eye. When I run away and escape to lands of beaches and tropics and an overall almost miraculous setting, Camilla is what I will be wearing. Now if only I could abandon my finals, dawn these garbs, and just relax already...

(Via MBFashionweek.com)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Can't Stop Dreaming...

I've come to terms with the fact that at this point in my life, I am not able to dress the way I'd like to. With all the crazy running around I do, and after all the children I chase, my heels are merely on display in my closet. I swear every time I look at them, the call out, asking, "why do you neglect us?" My uniform these days is some form of denim on the bottom and a t-shirt of sorts. I really don't mind, as it gives me the opportunity to accessorize. But, truthfully, I dream of the days I can really wear an outfit I desire to wear. It seems, however, that accessories are what haunt me. They're so pliable and versatile. Upon stumbling on Style.com's Fall 2013 Accessory Guide, I fell head over heels, (if this wasn't figurative, I would have probably had fallen head first into heels). With over 8,000 items to drool over, this guide goes above and beyond, offering anything a fashionista could ever want. Now, I haven't quite made it through those 8,000 items, as it would take many empty hours I only wish I had, but the pages I viewed, I had to pick up my jaw from off the floor. Here are a few of my favorites. Now, maybe one day, I can actually afford these beauties. 
3.1 Philip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim





(Via Style.com)