9/18/14

How to layer properly

Gucci SS15 via Pat McGrath

A return to traditional layering is always a nice welcome. Of course, I am a fan. Gucci SS15 featured many collared shirts and dresses layered underneath sweaters and jackets and finished with a cleverly tied scarf. The look is clean but feminine. A vibe I am totally into.

Hair oil

Redken Diamond Oil

This Redken oil is kind of pricy ($40) but it's the only oil I've put in my hair that has made it look and feel so much softer. I've tried others like Moroccan and it feels like it just sits on top of the hair - if you know what I mean. Daily, this is the only hair product I use. It's also great if you have extra thick and dry hair like me. I use one full dropper of it at a time.

Inspired hair

Dior F/W 2014-15 Campaign

Love these pictures of Fei Fei in the latest Dior campaign. I especially love how Duffy styled her hair: slightly tucked back with a hint of ear, stringy ends, with an emphasis on BABY HAIRS.

I always ask my hairstylist to thin out my hair like this because it is usually so thick. Currently, I'm growing out my hair to as long as possible and keeping the color natural. The natural look feels right for the time. No cheesy colored hair please.

9/17/14

Come home

The Fashion Club shirt and Frame Denim jeans

In 2008, I began blogging as a way to participate in the current dialog at the time. After all, my entire adolescence had been shaped by first wave chat rooms, message boards, meet-ups, and soon thereafter, blogs.

Some time between these past two years and now I've felt a disconnect to the internet like I've never felt before. Perhaps I was "getting old" or moving on with my life. But that couldn't be right, since we as a society, are supposed to be more connected to each other than ever.

Rather, in an attempt to separate my real life from my online one, I went too far in one direction. I contained myself to the world of shopping and fashion - a reaction to the hostile environment of sharing - yes - too much of yourself online. This, coupled with the fact that I was about to embark on my first full collection for the label, proved entirely too much FASHION for me.

But the internet feels free again. Not so much as it once was; moving on a singular path. Rather, becoming so vast and tribal that one may feel free to just wear and obsess about whatever he/ she wants. Influences are the norm and everyone is, once again, viewed as an individual. It's nice.

This blog will continue to be a place where I can organize my thoughts, my wants and desires, as well as a space where I can work with and share the brands that I love - including my own. Who I am is not so much conveyed in pictures as it is in words. But fashion, to me, is as much about context as it is about object.