Let’s All Go Vote!
In honor of voting day tomorrow here is a red, white, and blue look. It is my first time voting as a recent US citizen and I truly believe this is the most important election yet. This election has impacted me so deeply as a woman, a human being, and a daughter of a family who immigrated to the United States who was then raised, educated, and given endless opportunities. We have a chance to vote when other countries do not. There is one day left. Lets all go vote!
I might as well have gone to heaven...
I was able to go travel to Costa Careyes, Mexico, and I might as well have gone to heaven. The tropical flora, beautiful vistas, and brightly painted, Mediterranean-style casitas were all snapshots of my dream home. Everything was complimented by wicker, palapa roofs, open spaces, and surfaces that invited you to walk around barefoot. There were organic elements abound, and you were never a far walk from the water. The pool overlooking the Pacific ocean was so beautiful that at first glance didn't seem real.
Fashion: With places like Mexico, where you know you'll be in a bathing suit all day, the two main items I like to pack are pareos and hats. That is my summer uniform. Pareos are great because they serve multiple purposes. You can wear them as a skirt, a cover up, a top, and more. For example, you can wear the pareo as a skirt to the beach and then tie it up as a dress for lunch. Dresses are another easy item to wear over bikinis. Below I am wearing a black spaghetti dress that to my surprise fit in perfectly with the plants of Careyes.
Sorry its been so long guys! I took on a new job as a fashion stylist and life has just been passing right by. Today I collaborated with a jewelery company I’ve been wearing for some time now. We shot photos for their new Spring 2016 Look Book. I love Suai Suai because they've created some awesome layering pieces that you can wear casually and also dress it up to go out. It was a beautiful 80 degree out in Los Angeles today, so I decided to walk around barefoot like I used to when I was little. I remember my mom yelling at me because I would come back home and my feet would be black. There's just something so liberating about it.
Now lets talk about the dresses. I am absolutely obsessed. They are so dreamy, silk with amazing beaded and gold stiched details. They make you want to twirl and dance around forever. I feel like a Gypsea Queen in them. Just like the jewelry, the dresses are also an item you can dress down with flat sandals during the day or add a heel for a more elegant look. The purse is designed by a friend of mine. She designs some pretty rad purses and clutches inspired by her interest in geology.
This place is absolutely breathtaking; every inch of it seems to be bedecked with layers of gilded gold. It is the embodiment of the word luxury. It is truly impossible to comprehend the scale of the magnificence until you have seen it first hand. The garden seems as it never ends, sprawling out in all directions, and peppered with mazes and secret passages. Strolling around, smelling the flowers, it is so serene that you can see why the French royalty constructed such an opulent getaway. At one point my sisters and I closed our eyes and pretended we were Marie Antoinette and her attendant maids walking around in layers of silk and lace, everything that accompanied her over-the-topflowing dresses. What a playground she had! And with the rest of France starving, you can see how she and her husband, Louis XVI sowed the seeds of their own destruction.
There were six installations installed by controversial artist Anish Kapoor, and my favorite one was a gigantic red box that looked a bit like a speaker. Kapoor explains it as a 'Sectional Body Preparing for Monadic Singularity (whatever that means).
When I travel I like to pack very light, a trait that my mom drilled into me as a child. As we are a family of six, traveling light was somewhat of a necessity as we made our annual transatlantic journies to Spain. To this day I will do anything in my power to ensure that I do not check a bag. I also love to do my shopping abroad, so for this trip I literally only brought this one outfit you see in my London post. That was it. I even had to borrow pajamas from my sisters. So reusing the same things is a must. In this post I am wearing the same Top Shop dress from my last post, except I have layered it with a Primark blue sweater tied in a knot. The great aspect about traveling is that your constantly surrounded by strangers, so no one knows if you outfit repeat except for the people your traveling with, which in this case are my sisters, so I couldn't care less.