Wednesday, September 25, 2013


  The other day, I just happened to go to the James Perse store located in the Brentwood Mart and was drawn to this dress. To me, some of the pieces of the latest collection by Saint Laurent is like "Grunge Chic" and I've been trying to recreate it in a way that still fits my style. This outfit is certainly a toned down, clean and simple version of grunge. To add to the vibe, my hair was tussled and wild. Paired with comfortable ankle boots, this outfit was perfect for a day of errands!

Balenciaga Boots, James Perse "Shoreditch" plaid dress, grey cardigan.


    Still in my "October Infatuation" phase, I came about creating this inspirational college by channeling a young Cruella Deville. Didn't you know that....

   ....before Cruella was a mean women who hated puppies, she was a peculiar girl who was fascinated with monochrome. Below are a few of her favorite things...

1. Eugenia Kim "Caterina 2" Beret
2. Helmut Lang "Noa Calf Trimmed Twill" Blazer
3. By Malene Birger "Quanna Monochrome" Gloves 
4. Valentino Wool Silk Blend Drill "Nappa" Collar Dress 
5. Saint Laurent "Lulu Richelieu" Black & White Babycat Cowhide 
6. Kenzo "EYE" Clutch
7. Kenneth Jay Lane "Lipstick" Brooch
8. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi "Flo" stretch-sateen jersey dress
9. Tom Binns Pearl Necklace with Safety Pins
10. Miu Miu "Noir" Round Sunnies
11. Kenneth Jay Lane "Leopard" Brooch
12. Saint Laurent "Signature Baby Doll With Claudine Collar in Black Tweed Lame"
13. Givenchy Calf Hair Oxfords 

Friday, September 20, 2013


    Since summer's ended, I've noticed more and more Halloween-inspired (intentionally or unintentionally) clothing popping up online and spooky decor in stores but maybe that's just because I'm always thinking of the creepy and the fantastical. I know September's still here but I found myself creating collages aimed towards the magical month of October.


10. Rodarte "Barbed Wire" jewelry


2. Charlotte Olympia "Fairy Tale" Pumps


Wednesday, September 18, 2013


   The other day I was swamped with errands with my husband. I feel like there's no reason to look nice even if you're just picking up a few things at Costco.

Celine Trio Bag, Miu Miu Noir Round Sunnies, Rag & Bone/Jeans, Jenni Kayne crewneck  


   Last Sunday, my husband and I had to venture out of our comforts by the foggy sea and into Canyon Country (where summer is still alive and kicking) for our friends' birthday party. This particular dress has been in my closet for several years now, I think eight to be exact. I purchased it at the time because I admired how casual the girl at Marc Jacob wore it. She wore it with shorts and a pair of scuffed up Converses. She looked fashionable and cool and I wanted to replicate that look but I could never find the guts to actually wear it. The dress screams "celebration" and "fun" so I thought it would be appropriate to bring it out for a birthday and I have to tell you, despite the 96 degree heat, I felt pretty damn cool.

Marc by Marc Jacob navy dress 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thumblina Goes to a Colorful Fiesta!

  On Saturday, I went to a colorful fiesta themed party in honor of one of my favorite couples. The invitation arrived a few weeks ago, dressed perfectly in monochromatic purple. It suggested that everyone arrive in "colorful attire." Being a sucker for themes and requests, I've been planning my outfit for two weeks. All I knew was that I had to find the most colorful outfit that was  (It was 90 degrees in the Valley, like as if!)
   The day of, I still didn't have a clear picture of what I wanted to wear. I chose my Christian Louboutin espadrilles because, those ribbons are the definition of "festive." For hair, the milkmaid was perfect. To up the ante, I chose to put the flower bobby pins again in my hair. This look reminds me of "Thumblina." I certainly feel like a pixie wearing it. For the outfit, I went with a bubblegum crop top and vintage yellow skirt made by JAX (my father's brand.) All summer long, I've been wanting to break out a lovely find from Jenni Kayne--a kiss infested clutch that would wake up several "sleeping beauties."
  The party was a hit and I felt right at home among the colored banners and animal pinatas. With a belly full of tacos, I went home with a smile, love in my heart for my dearest friends and a new pet that I dubbed "Leo." Ole!

 YSL wallet, vintage hankercheif, Lizzie Fortunato x Decades lips clutch, floral bobbi pins, YSL polish in 36 Vert D'orient, Essie Good to Go topcoat, MAC Vegas Volt lipstick and MAC liner in Magenta

American Apparel Bustier top vintage JAX skirt, Christian Louboutin Crepeon Ribbon Espadrille, Vince boatneck sweater (in case I got cold.) 



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Snow (White After Labor Day)

    Summer may be over, but the heat isn't. In celebration of my recovery, I decided to go all out today with whites and color. Crop tops and bralets have been on my list this year-my favorite so far is by Jill Stuart. With my freshly altered Alaia skirt (did I curse the gods altering it to fit?) I broke out my Louboutin Espadrille wedges and headed into Beverly Hills. Hi ho, hi ho, off to shopping I go!

Fun floral bobbi pins turns my milkmaid braid into a garden.

Christian Louboutin Crepeon Ribbon Espadrille, Jill Stuart Zuri top, Alaia skirt

WHAT'S IN MY BAG: Hermes wallet, Selima et Benjamin Buffalo Horn sunnies, Makeup For Ever Liner/Lipstick in Rosewood, Sephora Matte Blotting, iPhone.

Monday, September 2, 2013



             Hair. It's always been one of my favorite things on a woman and being a woman. I always remember the mermaids in "Peter Pan" sunning and working on their hair while on their rocks. There's nothing like that feeling of combing through freshly washed hair and styling it to your liking. For most of my life, I've had long hair but I wasn't always allowed to style it the way I wanted to. For many years, I had to wear my hair in a tight braid or pony tail. I vowed that when I was older, I'd always wear it down. Now, that I am older, I realize that "down" isn't always fun. Sometimes, you need a little extra for that "wow" factor. Lately, I've been into floral crowns, headpieces and milkmaid braids. Of course, fresh bangs are always a must.

(Sharply cut bangs curled and clean are always important.)

 This summer, I found a new way to style my hair--the milkmaid braid. A couple of my friends have asked me how to do the hairstyle and some suggested that I make a YouTube tutorial. I decided, why not? I've included it below.