Saturday, June 23, 2012

Not planning

(Defiant shirt, thrifted skirt, Aldo bookbag, All saints sneakers, secondhand white dress, Mishka Jean Jacket, forgotwhereIboughit silver-jewled shirt, Mishka tie dyed flannel) 

So basically this is what I've been up to lately: not planning ahead and just going with the wind. Me and my friend Alberto just decided to get out of the house on a beautiful day and take some shots, spur of the moment kind of thing, and they turned out pretty cool. I've been wearing sneakers and accessorizing a lot more lately, so I guess that's how I came up with the outfits. The majority of my bracelets were given to me from family/friends, and my ring is from a street booth in Chelsea. 

My birthday just passed and my friend Michelle drew me as her gift: 
 Thank you Alberto and Michelle, I'm very lucky to have such talented friends, and thank you to my friend Josh for lending me some of his Mishka clothing. 

Photos by Alberto Vargas:
Drawing by Michelle Jimenez:

Friday, June 8, 2012

Bucket List

I left my internship today and started a new job. Well, technically, I told my internship I would leave precisely when I made 6 months (the 13th) if they weren’t willing to compensate me, and start my new job. But I didn’t go back after work today. Although I love fashion and that internship had been the closest I’ve ever been to the industry, if not in it, I guess I feel good about myself because I was able to walk away. I was able to walk away because I knew the amount of work I was doing shouldn’t go unpaid or unappreciated the way it had been for the past six months. I knew that although I was getting a tiny bit of exposure and I was able to attend cool events and meet people, the company didn’t treat their interns, or rather unpaid employees, with respect or value at all, and I knew that that is not the kind of company I want to represent down the line, even if the company does eventually become big within the industry. One day if I see the company making millions, I won’t respect how they got there, and if I was up there with them, I would be full of regret. It’s a weird feeling to leave doing what you love because the people giving you the capability to do so take the love you have for it and kill it by creating such a vicious and unfair working environment. I’m grateful, though, for all that I’ve learned- within the industry and out- from it. I know that I can make my dreams come true ~ , as cheesy as it sounds, the right way and with the people. That being said, I was compelled to make a really random bucket list. See below: 

1. Walk shirtless in public in another country. 
2. Dress up as Margot Tenenbaum and go see The Royal Tenenbaum House. 
3. Tell someone, no, convince someone, that I am the MTA voice over. 
4. Jump off a mountain into water. 
5. Read a book that will dramatically change my life.
6. Build a tree house.
7. Meet someone who resembles me enough to be my twin.
8. Visit Egypt.
9. Lick a butterfly.
10. Survive a zombie apocalypse. To be continued... 

In other news, I received a post card from my step-grandmother in Poland today!
How cool! I would translate for you guys, and by translate I mean I would ask my mom to first translate for me, but to do that I would need her here, and she is not, so sadly, I will not. But it's just cheesy grandma stuff anyway. 

In other other news, I did a photoshoot recently for a newly launched street wear clothing line called Highborn Society. It was a really unexpected and last minute shoot (for me), but I really enjoyed how organic and natural it all was. It was inspiring to shoot without all the make-up and glamour. It makes the creativity of the shoot so much more authentic, and solely based on the clothing. 
Here are some of my favorite shots: 
Check out their site if you're into street wear at all. 

Photo Credit: 
Gabrielle Do 
Awni Mosa (

Friday, June 1, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld x I LOVE DUST

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the Karl Lagerfeld x I LOVE DUST party where the new line of t-shirts that was produced with British label I love Dust was on display. The night consisted of staring into Arizona Muse's beautiful face that was massively blown up on one of the walls, sparkly biker jackets and shorts, and Karl's face all over cookies and accessories. Also, me wearing all black and white was a coincidence, I promise. 
(Dress: h&m, Shoes: Urban, Bag: Kenneth Cole)
Thanks to Susan for the pictures!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Vibes via Youtube Videos

Some videos I've been getting my summer, and overall, inspiration from. 

Miu Miu- The Woman Dress
This honestly freaked me out a little (then again, I jump and squeal when Scream jumps out from behind a door or something in old Scream movies), but I really can't help being weirdly attracted to how spooky and dark this video is, and in contrast how pretty, subtle, and not scary the dresses are. It makes me excited for spooky summer night sleepovers, or camping and sitting around the camp fire telling scary stories, or just lighting a candle in my room by myself and hiding from the monsters under my bed.

Matilda- Send Me on My Way (Breakfast Scene)
So my parents recently left to Canada for a small vacation and left me alone in my house right when finals week ended, aka feeling exactly like this. This song really makes any situation, like having to clean the entire house in under two hours before your parents get home, a thousand times more relaxing and hopeful~ And who doesn't love everything about this movie?!

Rusted Root- Send Me on My Way (Actual Video)
Well, the innocence I associated this song with earlier completely went out the window once I looked up the actual video to it. My hopeful heroic song that I depended on to make miserable situations better just turned into what seems to be an acid trip in a desert? 

Friendly Fires- Hurting
On my last day of my intro to television studies class, a girl in my class did her final presentation on this video and I've been replaying it constantly ever since. As she mentioned during her presentation, I'm surprised such a cool video and song doesn't have more views. If only it were true that men had mechanical cubes as heads and hearts popped up when women walked by them, instead of the kissing-dog-mating-call I-dont-even-know-what-to-call-them sounds they use on women in the streets (in nyc, at least). But still! this video does make me want to put on short shorts and shamelessly prance around in the street. 

Karl Lagerfeld- "The New Mix"
Okay, despite the really awkward ending, I really love this video. For a change, I really like the futuristic theme and how its portrayed so well with the special effects and music, and not to mention Arizona Muse and Abbey Lee look flawless. The clip-on collars (especially the silver ones) and the cut-off studded gloves are genius. The clip-on collars would be really cool to wear during the summer to avoid actual shirt collars that would be a lot more uncomfortable to wear (I think?). And silver pants are never not cool. 

That being said, greetings Summer! We missed you.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fashion Satire

Hey guys. So this is the Ghassan Yazbeck collection preview I attended a while back. I decided to pull out my mom's old vintage skirt and pair it with this bow-tie shirt I got from a little shop in my neighborhood. 
In other semi-recent news, I got bored one night and decided to sort of bejewel one of my snapbacks. 
Kind of silly but I like it. 
In other other semi-recent news, I wrote this article about this really awesome artist who is also a fashion designer that I wanted to share with you guys! Here is some of his work: 

Don't get me wrong, I love and respect Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld and their work, but this is just too ballsy and funny not to admire! I couldn't not write about it. Much respect, Palombo.

Photo Credit (for event photos): 
Moey Hoque (

Sunday, March 25, 2012


After years of barely putting on earrings (or accessories in general for that matter), I thought it would be fun to finally start playing around with them. This was a result of feeling like earrings that were sold in most retail stores were repetitive and tacky-looking, along with being too lazy to actually go out of my comfort [shopping] zone to look for a nice pair. But! I've stepped foot back into the accessory world once I found this earcuff on Etsy a little while ago. I know, it's not an actual pair of earrings, but it's a start, right? 
I bought this Free People top last summer and haven't worn it much since. Now that the weather is getting nicer, it seriously deserves to see sunlight. 
(Skirt: h&m, Shoes: Urban Outfitters)

Photo Credit: Dagmara Wasilewska (