Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bailey House

I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot at the Bailey House, Case Study House #21. 
Here's a little history on the house:
The Bailey House is one of many houses that were part of the Case Study House Program that ran from 1945 to 1964. The program's goal was to produce a clone of houses, making the Bailey house one to stand out. It was probably the first house to take on new “informal” designs as the Bailey’s 
(the couple who commissioned the house) were a ‘contemporary minded couple’. It gave the architect, Pierre Koenig, the change to “realize steel framings potential to achieve a truly open plan design that capitalized upon the cast spans that steel facilitated”. 
That was only the genesis of the house, as it went through many renovations over the following forty years. The house eventually sold to a female art collector from South Korea which “represented the second highest price of a Modern house auction”. It is now currently a pop-up gallery showcasing the works of artists based in Seoul, South Korea. There’s not too much information about the artwork online, but having seen it in person — it’s phenomenal.

I didn’t quite know what to expect from the house besides the photos I browsed through online. In person, the house is much more personal. It is welcoming, and draws you in with its unique light fixtures and sculptures. What sparked my interest most was the sea life themed light sculptures that captured the beauty of several sea creatures such as jellyfish, anemones, coral. It’s no doubt they brought talented artists to showcase their intriguing work. You won't be able to see much of the artwork in this post, so look forward to the next couple posts!

Read a little more about the Bailey House here

Collaborated with fellow fashion blogger, Zach Choi of Native to Nowhere 

What I'm wearing: 
Lolli Harness from Alien Moe 
Belted Jumpsuit from Top Shop
Fringe Platform Heels from Young Hungry Free 
The Beatles Sunglasses by Chilli Beans

What Zach's wearing: 
White Shirt by Top Man
Letter Sunglasses by Smoke x Mirrors
Classic Shelly Watch by Daniel Wellington
Boots by Doc Martens

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Doll House

First blog post with pink hair! 
I'm loving the change. New year, new me -- you know? 
After 2 long years of silver hair, I decided to switch it up. 
I experimented with different colors when I was a bit younger. 
I went from silver to lilac to pink to mint to blue to purple then back to silver. 
TLDR: I've been through a LOT of different colors. 
I would describe the couple years of silver as "playing it safe", but safe gets boring. ( IMO ) 
My current color is a coral, peachy pink. 
I plan on gradually adding more orange/peach to my color.
I'm excited to see how my final form turns out!

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When Lamoda101 reached out to me, it was a no brainer. 
The answer was "YES", of course. 
I'd describe Lamoda101 as -the- place to find stylish minimal women's clothing.
They have a chic-ness to them with a fashion forward style concept.
What I'm wearing: Josef Asymmetrical Dress 

This dress is "goals". 
The asymmetric cut shoulder flap is the deal maker. 
It's the perfect dress for formal events!

Attention to Detail: 
Bad Girl Socks by Dimepiece LA
Wooden Platform Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell

Photos by Lexington Matix

Monday, January 18, 2016

Blank Canvas

I hope January is treating all you lovely humans well! Some news: I moved into a new place, and I will be starting Youtube this weekend! I'll be attending the Asian American Expo this weekend, which Anime Impulse is a part of. I'll be shooting my 1st ever vlog for my Youtube channel there, and hope to run into some of you there to feature in my video! On another note, it's still raining in Los Angeles and I'm loving every minute of it. The downside is that angelinos aren't so great at driving in the rain. Would it be possible for us to adapt? --haha 

The Odivo is an online site that carries women's luxury clothing brands.
Their style selection is strongly influenced by Ukrainian fashion designers -- "Ukrainian fashion plays an active part in contemporary art, and both fashion and art form local tendencies and help to create global trends." From minimal chic to runway couture, you can find it all at The Odivo. 

What I'm wearing: 
Free Cut Shirt by Flow via The Odivo
Black Culottes by Miss Guided  

Let me tell you a little about Ringly:
Ringly is a bluetooth ring that connects to your phone to bring you notifications. You can choose and customize your specific vibrations, colors, and apps. It's become a part of my everyday life, not to mention how innovative this product is. By releasing this ring, they have opened so many doors for both tech and fashion. Read more about them and the specifics on their website!
Use my code "ESSY10" for 10% off your Ringly


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sincerely Me

It's been a tough 1st week of the new year, but I'm getting through it.
I'm learning to play with new styles, and I have been enjoying all the new that has come with the new year.
I styled this look with a high fashion flair, centered around the geometric pattern kimono.
Patterns can be hard to style because they're distracting, and can not be styled with anything extreme without turning out tacky.
I decided to turn the laid back kimono into a classy, flowy statement that complements fitted and edgy pieces together.
And of course, it is still winter so I threw on a black fur stole to save me from getting sick yet again.
This look is a bit different from what I usually wear, but I'm glad to have discovered something new in my fashion blogging journey.
I wanted to wish everyone a Happy 2k16 -- Throw out the resolutions because they never stick.
Trust yourself, and take your time to achieve your dreams and desires.
You don't have forever, but you can make the most of it one step at a time.
In the end, the new year is just another day.
Don't think of it as another chance to renew, but a reminder that constant change can do good, that there's always a tomorrow.
There's my two cents on New Years resolutions and all the commotion that may come from them.

Motel is a women's clothing brand based in the UK with a girly/edgy/sweet style concept.
From the years I have known about Motel, I can say that they are great with bringing us new patterns to drool over.
Check them out for some unique and fashion forward pieces.

What I'm wearing: Kato Longline Kimono by Motel Rocks x Grace Neutral Collection

Attention to Details:

Black Fitted Jumper - Miss Guided
Black Fur Stole - Burberry
Black Mule Ankle Boots - La Moda 101
Loli Harness in White- Alien Moe
Black Oversized Sunglasses - Karen Walker

Photos by Lexington Matix

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Winter Melancholy

Wishing all my readers a happy new year-- Let's bring it, 2016!
As you may have noticed, I've acquired a rad partner in crime and his name is Terry Terata. (@terrytatata)
We decided to collaborate for a shoot, featuring one of our favorite brands-- Comme Des Garcons.
A little about us: We're best friends, live together, and work together. Watch out for us on Youtube soon, bringing you fashion from my side and skincare from Terry's. (and all the tomfoolery and lolly-gagging in between) If you follow me on snapchat, you're probably already familiar with our crazy lifestyle. I couldn't be more happy to have him in my life, and I wanted to take the time to show him some appreciation from my blog. Yes, I'm a cheesy friend and it may be because today is his birthday that I'm showing my corny side- but it would have come out sooner or later.

We're both looking forward to bringing you exciting and diverse videos this year!
Please don't hesitate to request videos or etcetera from us. We're here to try new things and have fun with them, all the while entertaining you guys as well.

Comme Des Garcons
Jeffrey Campbell Scully
La Moda 101 Turtle Neck Body Suit
Asos Collection White Jeggings

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Under The Weather

This winter has been a cold one here in Los Angeles. El Niño caught up to us, and it's messing up our 24/7 sunshine. It might sound like I'm complaining, but I'm honestly loving it. The only bad thing about this cold weather has been the incessant sickness -- let's remember to drink hot chocolate and take our cold medicine! My constant worry of getting the flu (again) has resulted in taking Day Quil weekly because I mean...just in case, haha! How's this winter treating you?

If you read my blog often, you're already familiar with Style Moi. 
They're a blogger platform and shopping site all in one, which is great for those who may be indecisive with their online purchases. Be sure to check them out if you're a picky online shopper. You'll be able to see how other bloggers style certain pieces instead of relying on the product photos. 

What I'm wearing: 
Oversized Jumper by Style Moi
Harness by Young Hungry Free 
Dress Shirt by Nordstrom 
Platforms by Feminine Masculine
Accessories by Witch Worldwide