Monday, November 23, 2015

Just wanna be in bed

My friends just moved into an apartment in Venice and we took these photos last weekend after exploring Abbott Kinney and enjoying the cold weather. I've been throwing on this marled gray American Apparel crop with my favorite denim as of late. The semester is almost over and-- by osmosis-- the year, and I couldn't be more thankful to turn over a new leaf. Some amazing things have happened in the last several months, but I'm looking to get back into a groove with a new internship and hopefully new car. For now, I just wanna lie in bed and try to plow through the ten books I've got in rotation at all times.
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American Apparel knit crop top, Calvin Klein jeans, Uniqlo white sweatshirt and Calvin Klein Modern Cotton bra top and underwear.


Monday, November 16, 2015

New Beginnings

Wow. It has ben such a long, long time since I last posted. The longest in the history of this blog, in fact-- which has been a part of my life for 7 years now. The future is uncertain in a lot of ways but I'd love to be able to explain my absence on here.

In the last several weeks, I moved from my house-- where I was commuting from school for a month-- to a beautiful historical West Adams victorian mansion, left my internship of this summer, almost went insane during midterms, made a ton of new friends I envision knowing for a long time... and totaled my car. These photos below are from the day of the crash-- taken a couple hours before. I'm putting them up and releasing them so I can hopefully begin the healing process. It's been both challenging and immensely rewarding to learn how to navigate life without a car. For one, its placed me firmly in school-- a good thing considering most of my adult life has been spent driving around LA's traffic-ridden streets, even when I should probably be in the library studying. It's also allowed me to trust and depend on others (something I've felt hesitant to do in the past) as well as required me to let go of the reigns a little bit and see where life takes me. I'm not sure when I'll get behind the wheel again (theoretically I have an internship lined up for the spring) but for now I'm learning to live in a different way.

These photos are of my new room in the house. The bedding is all from Urban Outfitters as well as the lamp, which I adore. I also put up some of my film photos because I've been getting back into photography lately. Hopefully some of that will show up on the blog soon, but for now, I hope my absence has been a little bit explained. You can still follow my day to day on instagram as well.
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Plum and Bow pom pom duvet cover, Assembly home shaggy pillow, Hooked stripe weave pillow, Gumball desk lamp, and firefly string lights.

Until next time xox

Monday, October 12, 2015

On Why I Love Overalls

In 2013, I started film school at USC with a basic idea of the stories I loved but with little idea of which stories I wanted to make. I knew I adored specific, quirky films like The Royal Tenenbaums and broad comedies like Bridesmaids... yet somewhere in there I also found myself devouring movies like Oblivion and Prometheus and JJ Abrams' Star Trek. My tastes, I felt, were all over the place. But throughout the last 2+ years of college, I've consumed probably enough media to last a lifetime but through that, I've finally come to the conclusion that Science Fiction was the genre I most feel at home with. There's something about the worlds and ideas that are created that ultimately leave me completely inspired and impassioned.

Which brings me to this summer. As I was directing my first big short film (read about that here) I realized that I needed to plunge into the aesthetics/world of what I wanted to appear on screen in order to really get a sense and make the right choices when I got on set (side note: when you're working on such a low budget, you basically inhabit every role: director, writer, producer, set designer, costume designer etc. and so on). The character I wrote in the short has been stripped of his personality (you'll see what I mean soon!) and so I put him in basic tees and cargo pants, which is what I also had been wearing off camera too. From cargo pants I expanded into jumpsuits and overalls and fell absolutely in love with the roomy interiors and zippers and pockets that weren't just aesthetically interesting but also practical as hell. They reminded me of my favorite protagonists (like Kate from LOST and Dr. Halloway in Prometheus) who were badass and immensely capable and somehow managed to looked amazing and totally feminine in "manly" oversized pants and plain tank tops and simple make up. Now, when I need to feel empowered and in charge, I grab these vintage deadstock Liberty overalls and I'm out the door in no time. From now on, I'm just trying to channel that sci-fi aesthetic.
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Urban Renewal Liberty overalls, Birkenstock Arizona slip ons (on sale now!), Forever 21 tank and vintage gold necklace.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Jumpsuit and Sweater

School is already well under way and its been so hot. These are photos from August because right now all I can wear it linen dresses and skirts. I can't wait till it cools down and I can finally break out my favorite winter coats.

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Urban Renewal jumpsuit, Brochu Walker sweater, Vans slip ons, Oliver People's sunglasses, Forever 21 hat.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

70s Skirts and White Button Ups

These are a set of photos I took in Portland back in August, which feels like eons ago. However, this is basically still an outfit I'm wearing all the time, because the 70s are back, baby. And I am so so excited about that. State of G sent over this white blouse and I didn't know what to do with it at first (because often I feel like they should be relegated to offices and offices only) but rolling up the sleeves and tying it at the waist I think I've found my new favorite way to update button ups.

Meanwhile, I've been attempting to reorganize my life as I fell into terrible housing issues at school and am now re-thinking the entire next year. But that may include a summer spent in New York studying art and interning, and who could say no to that?
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Vintage 70s skirt, State of G white poplin blouse, Urban Outfitters black sandal, Oliver Peoples sunglasses.