Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Keenly Aware of Each Other

Black Forest coat, Alice + Olivia skirt (here), Louis Vuitton boots, Bally vintage belt, CĂ©line sunglasses

I love Christmas time too much to let it go away so soon, but I will continue to enjoy the transitory California cold while it lasts in a combination of fur and leather things. I tried this coat on last year, fell in love with it, and finally got it for my 18th birthday just in time for winter. It's so dense and lush, and the dark, almost ebony color closely resembles that of my hair. Surely, I have also formed a penchant for chandelier or rather tassel earrings adorned with exotic yet delicate jewels. I had to followup with these new havana tortoiseshell sunglasses after persistently wearing out the black pair I got from Rome.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Carven dress (here), Christian Louboutin heels (here), garnet & amethyst gold earrings

On being 18, I don't know what to think besides realizing the rapidity of life's progression and tuning in my priorities toward what I want to do in the future. What I do know for sure is that I am now, as a friend put it, "legal." I cannot imagine a more perfect dress to wear on my 18th birthday. Red and velvet make such an ideal combination just like the cake. There is even an unforeseen sliced cutout and a high structured neckline to balance out the curvilinear sleeves and the body's bell-shaped silhouette. Of course, the two secret hand pockets in the front make it like a more functional piece. Everything about this winter Carven creation just exudes romanticism or an exoticism of a distant time, whether of the past or the future.