Monday, November 24, 2014

Zero Hues

Sometimes I feel a little too NYC in my city. As much as I love the edginess that you might know me for, I am beginning to love the fits of blazers and formalwear. I don't know why, but that kind of stuff just screams "New York" to me. LA is full of so much spunk--from a true native's pov. I don't know how many phases my fashion life has gone through, but its about to go through one again. Does anyone remember wearing plaid capris and roxy like there was no tomorrow? Not my favorite. 

Plain collared dress - Style Moi
Rings - Style Moi
Cape Blazer - Private Archives via Shop Enter
Harness - Devilish 
Garter - Devilish 
Clutch - Medusa

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Photos by Daniel Hyon

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lost In Translation

I walked across an empty land

I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete

Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?
Oh simple thing where have you gone?
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin
And if you have a minute why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know?

Stray Dress: UNIF
Mesh Jacket: Fashion Bloggerrr
Rings: Amarilo
Bracelet: Artelier
Harness: Haati Chai

Photos by Ryan Kim

Monday, November 10, 2014


Black and white is taking over my life; It's a nice feeling. 
Sometimes I feel as if I were born in the wrong decade, like many others.  The era I wish I'd been a part of? Well that's easy (not really). I'd probably want to live in the era of film noir. Pssst...It's what my blog name is based after. Although it's not so realistic (me being asian and all), I'd love to have been featured in works of film noir. Let's go back to the novelties of Citizen Kane, the absurdness of Donna Reed, and the humor/satire these shows brought to the country. I mean, I mostly mock these movies but I'll always admire the film work and their contribution to the genesis of the film world today.

Harness Top: Young Hungry Free
Asymmetric Pleat Skirt: Front Row Shop
Spiked Creepers: Jeffrey Campbell
Venus Earrings: Nin3
Sunglasses: Quay

Photos by JWNY - @Jwny