Friday, February 28, 2014

Erin Wasson for Free People

Cool girl supermodel Erin Wasson and Free People are basically one bad-ass match made in heaven on wheels. I remember when I first started working at for the company over 2 years ago, the creative team was trying to get Erin in the next catalog, but it ended up not going through. And now look at what the brand came up with! Erin is back and better than ever. And no one can look their bust unless they have a mega bad boy babe on their arm and to take them on motorcycle rides through the desert sun. Can this just be my real life please? The styling in this catalog is spot on for festival season. Erin is a born and bred Texas gal, and I just want to take her rock and roll, free-spirited sensibility with me to Austin, Texas next month. Festival season is officially just about to begin and I'm more excited than ever. I'm so ready for some Southern sun, head banging, tacos and lots of bluegrass music. Born to be wild. Let's do it. 

The new Free People catalog launches on Monday, with a beautifully shot video to accompany it. So make sure to check it out!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wildcat // NYFW

Blue Life by Planet Blue maxi dress, Vintage coat, Dr. Martens boots, Vintage Chanel bag from Bella Bag

Never got around to posting my favorite look from NYFW ever! But here it is. I don't care that this was probably one of the coldest days of the week, I still wanted to bring a slice of summer to Lincoln Center. With some layered cashmere under my coat and thick tights under my dress, the cold didn't bite too hard. This dress is the maxi length version of my heart and soul. The fabric flows in slow motion and the print reminds me the first splash into the ocean each summer. Planet Blue was actually one of the first boutiques I would drag my mom to when I was growing up in LA to show her all the cool denim brands I really wanted for my birthday. Hello, skinny jeans!! To be able to wear the LA brand's very own in-house designed label in NYC is like coming full circle. And the best way to do so is with some leopard print on top.

Did you get the chance to check out my Fashion Week Survival Guide on the Planet Blue blog yet? CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Monday, February 24, 2014


Natalie and I are really passionate about supporting up-and-coming brands we believe in and are truly inspired by. And especially brands that we feel are really pushing boundaries within the industry. NOE Undergarments is one of these brands. Our friend Bonnie Rae, who we have known for quite a few years via Volcom, started a beautiful designer intimate brand with her twin sister Shelah Jean. Bonnie lives in Southern California, while Shelah is based out of Hawaii. Together they work together to create a masterpiece collection of lingerie styles called NOE. When I wear NOE I feel like a true woman, but best of all I feel like a true modern woman. Futuristic almost. Maybe one with super powers?? NOE takes classic shapes and updates them in luxurious, feel good on your skin fabrics that are like a delicate and ballerina-esque take on armor. Interesting cutouts and cool, defined lines that make you rethink how you are meant to be wearing lingerie. NOE debuted with perfect timing, just as the fashion world was looking at lingerie as more than just underwear, but also as outerwear. When you wear NOE, you don't want to hide it, you want to debut it, show it off, give a little nudge that you've got something special going on with a little wink wink thrown in. NOE supports and feels extra luxurious, but it doesn't reshape you into something you're not. It amplifies what you already are. My sister and I aren't push-up bra girls, and we love that NOE currently has a no heavy padding rule. Flat chested girls rejoice and embrace your flatness! It's a beautiful thing, too! Rather than focusing on cleavage, NOE focuses on the details that make the act of wearing lingerie a literal act of art. Quilted trimming here, a cool cutout there, a mesh insert at that corner, a cage-like back on top. I almost want to frame up each piece in my room. I would if I wasn't so tempted to throw them on underneath everything I own, and especially with my sheer and low-cut pieces. Sexy lingerie straps are my new accessory, and NOE knows how to do them right.

Natalie and I photographed each other one gloomy yet light scattered afternoon in our favorite NOE pieces. This is how we envision what the NOE Undergarments girl is:  dreamy, wild, delicate, confident and multi-directional.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

#Throwback // Short Hair Don't Care

Because it's Sunday. Throwback to Paris and short hair. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Color Me Nana + Natalie Off Duty + Missguided + NYFW

I'm wearing:  Missguided shaggy jacket and dress
Natalie is wearing: Missguided trench, sweater and skirt

Natalie and I are super excited to present to you another NYFW re-cap, in collaboration with UK online shop Missguided! Natalie and I have been lucky enough to attend 5 seasons of NYFW together since moving to the east coast, and every time has been a complete blast. We've made so many new friends, lusted over gorgeous fashions coming down epic runways that I've only dreamed about when I was younger and gotten to enjoy an amazing city and everything it has to offer. Sometimes I really do just have to stop and pinch myself. I remember being just a teenager in the suburban valley outside of Los Angeles, devouring the images I saw on by the hour during NYFW. Flash forward to the present moment and now I'm invited to many of the shows I've saved images of to my computer in my school library. It's a wild reality, it really is! NYFW, especially during the winter time, takes a lot of time and commitment. The weather sucks, getting a cab is nearly impossible, your feet are hurting and you can't feel your toes, the subways are running slow, you have too many layers on that you can hardly move, and all you really want to do is stop and eat a big old bowl of hot soup. But you just keep pushing on and on. Your body might be shutting down, but your mind keeps going and you're happy to be experiencing it all at the end. It's a complete adrenaline rush! As soon as that first model steps onto the runway and the beat of the runway music begins, you remember why it's all worth it. But my favorite parts of NYFW are all the random moments in-between the industry stuff. The impromptu brunches with friends, sneaking backstage to a show, making funny faces on the subway because you know everyone already thinks you're crazy for wearing cropped gaucho pants and heels in this weather, and crazy nights out in Brooklyn just because. Not to mention all the pit stops we made at our favorite pho restaurant throughout the week. It's the best way to defrost! It's nice to stop and take the time in-between shows to appreciate the everyday of what NYC is:  the traffic, the people, the little hidden spots. It's easy to get caught up in things and time starts to fly until you have no idea where it all went. Taking the subway during NYFW is quite the task, but it gives us the chance to get to know the city better during this crazy time. The streets of the city is the reason why we live here. Even when it feels like Antarctica outside, you don't mind too much because the morning light looks so darn pretty coming down Broadway. New York City sparkles and shines, and it never loses it even during the madness of NYFW.

Now let's get to what I'm wearing. Dressing for fashion week is such a grand time. You get to really explore your boundaries when it comes to thinking up cool combinations from what you already have in your closet. Natalie and I love to share during NYFW, too. It gives us the fun feeling of having a brand new wardrobe to work with. This shaggy jacket from Missguided is so 1960s boho love child and the print on the dress (also by Missguided) is so mod. The combination is like an explosion of my favorite decade. I couldn't resist pairing them together! It felt very Kate Moss indeed with my fisherman's cap! Thank you to Missguided for asking us to share our best NYFW moments with you guys. This might have just been the best fashion week yet for Natalie and I :)

And wondering where we had the amazing brunch featured in this post? It's the Westville Chelsea. 246 W 18th St. It's phenomenal! Best poached egg on kale salad ever! Highlighted show of the week? ZIMMERMANN! It was a fresh take on rock and roll and punk, and I loved that!
 It really stood out to me.

Already looking forward to fashion week in September :)