Thursday, December 5, 2013

St. Regis Holiday

Black Forest coat, Giorgio Armani t-shirt, Theory skirt, Chanel purse and heels, Brighton necklace + earrings

Photography by Conor

Last weekend I stayed at the St. Regis at Monarch Beach to get away for a bit. Cavorting down deserted hallways lined with colossal mirrors and the kind of ballrooms that are ideal for echoing led me to this room flooded with sunlight that can confuse your eyes. I feel like the grand stairway plus piano situation and painted ceilings calls for luxurious fur over a sheer silk shirt - things that recall past centuries. The piano was tightly locked away. Otherwise, I would have done more than sit so primly. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

To the Moon and Back

Photos by Conor & Griffin

Based on my limited experience of being in deserts as well as landscapes that seem to be microcosms of them, I decided that dressing in absolute white with slight variations in tone is the only acceptable option here. Anything that freely floats with the subtlest of winds is a match for combating oppressive heat levels while contributing some ethereal effect. I can get used to overlapping highly concentrated whisper sheer lace with the right amount of ruching on a jacket where it is least expected. Something not to get used to, however, is wearing perforated footwear on surfaces that are like the shallow sandboxes they're not.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Parade of Petals

Giorgio Armani top, Forever 21 skirt, Chanel: purse, sandals, and watch, Givenchy earrings

Joining in that athletically inspired fashion movement (which is really not so sporty anyway) with Chanel tricolored sandals. I like the sensibly low height and unexpectedly exposed heel, both features that complement the minimal design. This is all a testament to how air thin black silk and the tiniest doses of simple white lines can make for one of those multipurpose default summer uniforms.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I Dreamt We Were on a Sea Journey

We the Free shirt, skirt I designed myself, Louis Vuitton bag, Alexander Wang heels, Hermès bracelet, Yves Saint Laurent vintage earrings

Here is to breaking my unforeseen month-long absence from blogging and assimilating summer after graduating. After tracing the perimeter of a collection of stationed sailboats, I now wish they would all just do what they are made to do — launch and sail out to nowhere all at once instead of being so still in one spot. There is nothing more appropriate for boat-gazing at the harbor than wearing an impossibly wispy white shirt with wooden buttons and a floaty skirt as blue as the vast seawater. At least as blue as environmentalists like myself would like it to be.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

We Don't Talk, We Hold Forth

Lotusgrace dress, Chanel boots, Givenchy earrings, Hermès bracelet

Whether it's the neutrality of the pebble grey or the clean lines on this dress, the general simplicity of it makes it applicable to so many occasions. A barely palpable lustrousness to the fabric is offset with a ribbon of fur at the hem that lends the skirt a pleasant heaviness. That, with a specific gait, gives the skirt a certain sway like that of an oscillating pendulum, a movement that is characteristic of whatever princesses wear. I think it's these kinds of exact observations that make what I wear seem like I'm a complete stranger to casual clothes. Sometimes dressing up is just more fun than dressing down.