Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lyrical Lies

Where has the time gone?
It feels like summer started just yesterday. 
Next thing you know, my birthday's already sneaking up. 
Well kids, I'm turning 21. 
I'm probably the kid here, but I feel like a 40 year old. 
I thought this day would honestly [maybe] never come.
But time does fly, and sometimes it flies fast. 
They tell you how to live your life...
"They" being our peers, our elders, our friends, our family. 
But what they don't tell you is the things you don't want to hear. 
There is a little white lie in every situation, ready to combust. 
And I guess I've figured that out the hard way time and time again. 


Cage Muscle Tank by Madness Is via Rebel Circus

Rebel Circus is -the- place to shop for your edgy nights. 
They're known for their punk/goth/rockabilly vibes when it comes to fashion. 
With brands like Iron Fist, Lip Service, Pleaser-- you're in for a hell of a ride.

Necklace by Susanna Galanis

This white gold necklace features unique charms such as hanging crosses that add a little edge, different than the usual SG piece. 
I felt the need to pair the piece off with a different look--spice things up a bit. 
The necklace added just the right touch to make this outfit pop. 


Mesh Leggings by KKXX / Style Nanda
Scully in White by Jeffrey Campbell / Nasty Gal

Photos by Daniel Hyon

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Throwing Shade

Life has its ups and downs, and that's how this summer has been for me. 
The unexpected hits you when you [literally] least expect,
 and sometimes you just have to let it all in, or out.
So much has changed, and I can't remember most of the days. 
And yet, there are so many things I need to do -- so much left in life to conquer. 
Time is precious, and I think it's time to be a little selfish. 
I'm going to make this summer my own. 
Don't pull my heartstrings, don't pull my levers. 

Featured Brand

Shade is a UK/London based brand with a rad street style concept. 
They take "street" to a different level with their cuts and patterns, 
introducing an innovation to minimalism. 

Featured Set

These two pieces are the perfect duo. 
I love wearing the bottoms under some short skirts. 
The top isn't too sheer, which is great to wear over a bra or bralette without looking scandalous.
Together or separate, both pieces can emphasize any outfit--a little "oomph" factor. 
What I'm hoping for is this set in white! *fingers crossed*

Outfit Details

Scully Heels in White by Jeffrey Campbell 
Choker by Creepy Yeha

Friday, July 10, 2015

Food For Thought

So its already July, and I've gone through some annoying things these past few weeks.
I've come to terms with life's troubles-- you really can't have it all, no matter how hard you try. 
Finding new motivation is hard, and I've been struggling with that fact. 
"Once you lose something, its gone" is what I've been repeating over in my head. 
The time has come, once again, to pick myself up. 
I hate these times, and I wish I'd never have to go through them. 
We learn from mistakes, even when they aren't our own. 

Featured Pieces 

"Klang" headphones in Black/Gold and White/Gold by Sudio Sweden

Sudio is a brand based in Sweden that sells professional headphones made to function with iPhones.
I've tried them out on both an Android and an Iphone, and the quality is beautiful on both. 
The volume button built on the headphones is the only function that does not work on the Android. 
The headphones come with 3 sets of ear buds in different sizes as well as a case to hold them in. 
They're easy to use without complications and did wonders for several of my long bus rides. 
Keep in mind that they're the type of headphones you wear behind your neck, not in front. 
I'd actually never encountered this kind of wear before, 
but it is surprisingly comfortable as the wires do not get tangled in anything in front of you. 
They're minimally invasive of your space in this way, and easier to manage. 

White Gold Seashell Necklace by Susanna Galanis 

As some of you may already know, I've been working with jewelry designer Susanna Galanis. 
Her designs are gorgeous--inspired by her Greek background, which makes them all the more unique.
This piece is part of her white gold collection and features seashells and a mermaid pendant. 
The layers come together to make it a statement piece. 
What's so great about her work is that every piece of jewelry can -make- a look. 
Take away the necklace and this outfit would not be the same. 

Scoop Back Faux Leather Moto Jacket by Members Only

Members Only has a reputation for being the all star of jackets since the 70's. 
I've always been an admirer of the brand, especially of their original windbreakers. 
This moto jacket is -the- jacket to have in your closet. 
It's a staple piece to have in your wardrobe, no questions asked. 
It goes with everything whether you want to dress up or down. 

Outfit Details 

Maxi Dress by Halseyan
Granny Sunglasses by Wildfox Couture
Wide Brim Hat by Style Nanda
Faux Sure Mule by YRU

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Candy Cane

It's the last week of June already. 
Time flies by so fast--I wish I had the power to freeze it so I can get some decent sleep.
I've been sleeping a lot less and working a lot more. 
I hope all this stress doesn't catch up to me...I'm a grandma already according to my hair. 
I have another update for ya'll! 
I made a Snapchat: essynoir 
Follow me for behind the scenes and other shenanigans!
My ASL hasn't improved much...I've been too busy to sit down and take the time to learn.
My hand muscles also can't catch signs as fast as others. 
It's such a beautiful language, I'll be so proud when I become conversational. 
How's the weather where you live?
It's sweltering here in Los Angeles.
I can't seem to sleep without the AC on. 
I'm also avoiding the sun like crazy; I don't need no sunburn!

Until next time~

Featured Piece

Alice's Pig is a UK based brand that has a retro/vintage fashion concept. 
Their designs are refreshing, something completely different from disposable fast fashion. 
The sailor dress I styled is both cute and minimal. 
It's comfortable to wear and the quality is superb. 
I feel like I belong in an 80's popcorn ad! 

Outfit Details

Vintage Cardigan
Bel Air Sunglasses by Wildfox Couture
Luna Choker by Valfre
Scully Heels by Jeffrey Campbell

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sushi Dreams

I finally started a Youtube!
 I've already uploaded an awkward video but at least its something! 
You can see my channel by clicking the link "Youtube" on the navi bar on top of my blog.
I'm looking forward to Anime Expo and will finally be cosplaying. 
It might not be immaculate but I'm just doing it for fun. 
I might tone it down with the color for a while...
However, its been fun experimenting with so much of it. 
I've been studying some more ASL, but I'm not conversational quite yet. 
As of now, I know a bunch of random and basic words as well as basic phrases. 
Going back to the Youtube thing, I'd love to create an introduction video for you guys!
If you could maybe ask me a few questions, like a mini faq, that would be so helpful. 
Excited to join a new platform!
Until next time~

Featured Piece

Minga London is an online based clothing store that mainly sells graphic and print clothing. 
Their designs are loud and spunky as you might already be able to tell from my outfit. 
This set is super cute and funky--just don't wear it to a sushi restaurant (or do?)
This set is a one size fits all, meaning S,M,L
It does stretch quite a lot, and the fabric is meant to be stretched without ripping. 
It's super soft and comfortable to wear-- a win/win!

Outfit Details

Scully Heels in White by Jeffrey Campbell via Nasty Gal
Vintage Cardigan from Pop Killer Second