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Thursday, February 20, 2014




Alexander McQueen. The fashion brand that ignited my love for fashion design and appreciation for art found in fashion. It was such a somber day when the press announced that he had passed. I remember finding out through numerous postings on Facebook and Twitter.

I was on a shuttle bus on my way to my next class near the Wharf. My heart stopped for a brief moment and the mechanics of my mind malfunctioned and froze. I'm not the one to cry over the death of a celebrity, but my emotions latched on to my vulnerable side and unhooked the gate that held the wells to my tears. After the first drop, I regrouped myself and quickly reached into my Bottega Veneta messenger to grab my Ray-Bans.

Class that day was not the same. 

I was not the only one that was affected. My creativity was stunted and I left feeling unproductive and uninspired.

He will always be known to me as the true Alexander the Great.

Anyways. I found these gems through my journey of picking out outfits for a client. True, they are beautiful, but unfortunately not the McQueen that i grew up and admired. Sarah Burton is a great woman, but I feel like the corporation side of the business got the best of her. The clothes produced on the retail end are beautiful and immaculate, but the fantasy is diminishing.

Is fashion really an art anymore? 
Or is it mediated by the financial growth of the company? 
Can this be mass produced to appeal to the full-ranged public? 

I don't think art should appeal to the entire public. Not everyone should own the same piece of art because that would otherwise make it common, ordinary, irrelevant.

Not the way you thought this blog post would go, right? 


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Xoxo,

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Remember to have a plate of Fashion, Scrambled with a Side of Savvy! 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bringing Back Luxury to Resort

Detailing on a Alexander McQueen Jacket
Holographic sequins on Gucci tank dress



Luxurious Brocade of a Dolce & Gabbana Jacket

Shoulder Yoke detailing of a Stella McCartney Dress

Mesmerizing texture of Gucci Jacket

This season's resort collections really emphasized on the things that we want and impelled to have. 

Gucci's Frida Giannini took us on a well-overdue rendezvous to Rio de Janeiro, where not only iridescence of the skin is considered in, but also the clothes.


Dolce & Gabbana showed glamorous woven brocades paired back to subtle menswear. 

Talk about a Dandy in disguise.   

I feel a storm of glamour coming and everyone should brace themselves with a Swarovski encrusted trench coat and a pair of Valentino Rockstud sandals.  

Textiles played a large part in the illusion of grandeur. Fabrics were intertwined with radiant strands of gold and silver and knitwear were embellished with stones and sequins in sunset tones.

Next time you go shopping, I highly recommend stopping by Zara and trying on this white sequins number or splurging a bit and investing in this knock out of a vest by 3.1 Phillip Lim.

xoxo


Remember to have a plate of fashion, scrambled with a side of Savvy!   

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Conversation


A rainy San Francisco Saturday night, a few cocktails too many, and you have a blurry escapade with way too many exclamation marks. Accompanied by my good friend Marianna, we floated from the safe haven of nacho goodness at Fly Bar to the dangerous hallows of The Cinch (obviously sarcastic if you have ever been there).

My goal that night was to secure a pool table so i can further improve my skills of hitting balls into tiny holes. The Cinch is my go-to place whenever I have friends visiting or if i'm too lazy to venture to the Castro. This iconic gay-friendly dive bar has left me many nights with happy memories.

This night was especially interesting. I have always considered the act of "picking up someone" at bar as a superfluous scenario that only exists in Sex and the City.

Oh that Samantha.

There was a strung out visitor that was sitting to the right of us rocking out to his Beats earphones. My first thought was he must be on a good one to be so bold at a bar. The though directly after was how much I missed my raving days. PLUR.

Upon our third Cosmo, a gentleman man with a distinct taste level (and smell) approached the said tweaked out free-spirit and picked him up with a line and poorly strung sinker.

I kept asking myself if this was really happening. Maybe I had watched too many episodes of SATC and my last Cosmo made me too intoxicated to see reality.

Regardless, maybe that was what they both wanted; a good one night stand and another tick mark on their agendas.

At that point, I picked up my A.L.C track jacket and we sashay'ed to the wait line for our pool game.

Point of this entry? No point.

Welcome to Senseless Sundays. 


xoxo,

Remember to have a plate of fashion, scrambled with a a side of Savvy!


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Hangover Diaries

Cardigan: Uniqlo; Top: Forever 21; Pants: H&M; Shoes: TOMS; Cap: Obey; Bag: PS1 Proenza Schouler  

My mother had a saying, "sunday mornings brings great fortune." 

Well, this Sunday morning brought me great MISfortune

Headaches, blurry vision and parched mouth. Welcome to the aftermath of the night parader. I felt like today's outfit was a mix between poor judgment turned great success. Print on print on Print. When in doubt, just go with it. 

xoxo,


Remember to have a plate of fashion, scrambled with a side of savvy!  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Simplicité

Top: Forever 21; Trousers: Joíe; Bag: PS1 Proenza Schouler; Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen; Bracelet: BCBG Max Azria; Sandals: Zara 
Top: Forever 21; Trousers: Joíe; Bag: PS1 Proenza Schouler; Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen; Bracelet: BCBG Max Azria; Sandals: Zara 

Top: Forever 21; Trousers: Joíe; Bag: PS1 Proenza Schouler; Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen; Bracelet: BCBG Max Azria; Sandals: Zara 

Bag: PS1 Proenza Schouler

Top: Forever 21; Trousers: Joíe; Bag: PS1 Proenza Schouler; Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen; Bracelet: BCBG Max Azria; Sandals: Zara 

At the core of my wardrobing philosophy resides one word; simplicity. It is not what you pile on that makes an outfit fantastic, it is what you pair that special item with and how you carry the clothing through your persona and confidence that makes it worthwhile. 

You can wear the most expensive, luxurious brands and call it fashion, but if you cannot live up to the grandeur of the brand's ideology, then you cannot call it style. 

One of my core pieces for this summer are these tapered trousers by Joíe. They are my "I need to get dressed for work but am too lazy to actually form an outfit" pants. My go-to's on Monday mornings are these pants paired with a silk blouse that I haphazardly tuck to perceive the idea that i'm pulled together. 

There is - Simplicity. 

xoxo, 

Remember to have a plate of Fashion, scrambled with a side of savvy!


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Favorite Spring Pieces

Blazer: Rag & Bone; T-shirt: Zara; Leather Leggings: Helmut Lang; Bag: PS1 Proenza Schouler; Watch: Michael Kors 

Blazer: Rag & Bone; T-shirt: Zara; Leather Leggings: Helmut Lang; Bag: PS1 Proenza Schouler; Watch: Michael Kors 

Blazer: Rag & Bone; T-shirt: Zara; Leather Leggings: Helmut Lang; Bag: PS1 Proenza Schouler; Watch: Michael Kors 

Spring is slowly departing and emerging from it's floral delights is it's sassy, sweaty cousin, Summer.

I can't wait to toss on my summer festival wear and hit the city decked out in cut-out tees, linen blazers, and SHORTS. San Francisco weather only allows you to realistically wear shorts in certain months (even though you see them year round).

but, before we hand up the Spring season, I wanted to review my Spring favorites!

First is my handy-dandy Rag and Bone blazer. This blazer has taken me through so many difficult fashion decisions and will continue to until the end of it's day. The canary yellow coloring of this blazer is so special in that it adapts well to every skin tone. This multi-faceted blazer has been my go to from formal to casual. And have you ever put on a R&B blazer? They fit like a glove. Never have I owned a blazer that has made me feel so sassy. 

Don't ever leave me Rag & Bone. 

Next are my Helmut Lang lamb skin leggings. These are the epitome of "warm-weather leather" I originally had buyer's remorse when i bought them home because of the whole enigma of leather sticking to your skin in the summer time but these are so light and durable that i literally toss them on with anything. 

TIP: make sure your top covers below your crotch. We don't want no camel toe, do we now? Lindsay Lo. would say differently, but look where she is now...no look lower...lower... THERE SHE IS! Rock Bottom. Hmmm, that would be a fabulous drag name. 

Wrapping it up is my PS1 bag by Proenza Schouler. It's a PS1 bag. Is there any question to why it is amazing? The contrast neon red/ pink stitching sets it apart from all the other bags on the market and the structure of the bag makes it versatile for any season. My next bag will definitely be in the same family. 

xoxo,


Remember to have a plate of fashion, scrambled with a side of savvy! 

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Leather on Silk

Top: Allsaints; Leather Jacket: Allsaints; Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen; Hat: Obey

My two favorite fabric medias together: Silk and Leather

The juxiposition of hard vs. soft gives any outfit the depth it deserves to be a great outfit. Can't decide if you want to be a pretty princess or a rocker chick? Be both! 


Didn't you know that bipolor is totally in this year? 


xoxo,


Remember to have a plate of Fashion, with a side of Savvy. 


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