Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tennis Courts.

Don't you think that it's boring how people talk?

Laughing's better. I like laughing till our Ribs get tough.

Let's all be a Team and share a laugh or two.

I'm done! I am. Oh Lorde.

Anyhow, taking photos today was especially fun, for Jordan and I got to explore the unused tennis courts at the apartment. I got a laugh when I realized my attire resembled the color combination of mustard and ketchup, when I had to shimmy shake my uppers to get that fringe going, and breaking the ice of modeling. Plus, I had a most unpleasant experience at the supermarket earlier today that involved an unwelcome hit on me from an older man. I swear.

So I really do mean it when I say that laughter is the best cure; I've had firsthand experience! When was a time where laughter cured your troubles?

I wasn't kidding when I said this is my face for breaking the ice..

Here are the transitions for trying to get my fringe to shake. First, the hips, and then finally, the uppers (if ya know what I mean).

What I wore: vintage red suede crop top with fringe (used), yellow CAbi pencil skirt, black DOONEY&BOURKE mini bag (used), and floral Molly Ringwald inspired DIBA ankle booties (used).

Jordan and I! And our feet.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pops of Color, Anytime.

Yes, it's fall season. We've known this for some time now, yes? Bring out the pumpkins, don the sweaters, sip your pumpkin spice lattes, and bundle up for the chill in the air.

Yeah, not happening here. Although it's late October, the weather here in Southern California continues to shine on down in the upper seventies and I just cannot fathom sweaters and autumn colors, no matter what the fashion season entices.

It's deceiving me into thinking that summer still thrives. Heck, if I didn't have a calendar in front of me or displays at every corner advertising fall trends, I would be stuck into thinking it was still summer! 

Weather, you little trickster you. 

Anyhow, I've never been one to follow the trends anyway. Yes, I look to them for inspiration and of course love cozying up in a new black furry vest or chunky maroon sweater, but what really gets me is that there's this unseen encouragement of dark colors.

Why always dark? Just because it's fall, doesn't mean one has to put away those pink sweaters and replace them with black! Of course I love me some black, don't get me wrong, I've just always had a softer spot for color. Color. Color. Color. I can never get enough. I think Kate Spade sums things up pretty well..

"...a pop of color has the power to punctuate an otherwise ordinary setting and can make for a far grander gesture than an overstated splash. think of a yellow umbrella on a gray day, a red dress in a sea of dark suits or glossy green heels peeking out from beneath a pair of navy's these little brights spots that bring a cheerful optimism to the items they accompany, and while they may seem serendipitous, they're often the result of great attention to detail. when seeking the perfect pop, what is taken away is just as important as what is left behind.."
- from Kate Spade NY "THINGS we LOVE"

It's about standing out, not being afraid to don color in a season so seemingly gray. And especially here, I just can't see the point of putting on black black black when the sun is out and temps are in the seventies. That's just me, I guess! So don't be afraid to put on that pink necklace you had in your "summer" stash. Make someone's dark gray day brighter. Don't be afraid of color! It never goes out of style. 

I like my pigeon toes there, yes? But check out that hair swoosh! 

What I wore: bright  faceted necklace, green wave WET SEAL crop top (used), pleated pinwheel HD *in Paris* skirt (used), and orange MARCO SANTI pumps (Nordstrom Rack).

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Santa Monica & The Pink Party.

It was another excellent opportunity that graced the halls of FIDM. An opportunity to volunteer once more at a fashion show; however, this was no ordinary fashion show. Hosted by the lovely Jennifer Garner (!!) and Rachel Zoe, this particular fashion show was in conjunction with a fundraiser for the Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Program.

But we'll get to that later! For now, let's take a stroll through downtown Santa Moncia, take in the sights, the food, the street entertainment, the shopping...

Below, we stopped for a little roadside entertainment done by some very talented street dancers. They even chose my roommate Carolina as a volunteer! It was great. 

Below, we begin our stroll down to the boardwalk and onto the Santa Monica Pier, where we witnessed not one, but two weddings! What a beauty.

Oh how I've missed the water so.

What I wore: embellished black BCBG top with feathered trim (Nordstrom Rack), polka dotted khaki SUGARHILL shorts w/ scalloped trim (used), and black witchy DOLCE VITA oxfords (used).

I think volunteering backstage at fashion shows is one of the funnest things. It's the behind-the-scenes aspect of it all. I guess being a theatre person has a lot to do with it. Anyhow, below are some snaps from backstage at the Pink Party 2014 event, and although I don't have any photos of Jennifer Garner (forever Sydney Bristow to me) or Rachel Zoe, take my word for it that I saw them! They walked right by and Jennifer was the sweetest saying You all look so beautiful! It was a magical ending to a fabulous day.