Icons: Shala Monroque

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Shala Monroque, street style queen, blends lady-like and offbeat better than anyone. She has truly mastered the art of wear-anywhere: in any of these outfits she could go to dinner, work, or the market on a Saturday. 

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I love that her style is ageless - youthful enough for a fashion-wise 17-year old, and stately enough to wear at 70. It's a mix that I think both me and my very stylish Mom would love to try out.

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Fashion Editorials with Raquel & Stanley: Flower Power

Saturday, July 25, 2015


I've been posting a few teasers from this shoot with Raquel & Stanley on my Instagram - (btw, are we insta-friends? Come say hi!) - and I'm so excited to finally get a full set up. 


We wanted the styling in these photos to be minimal and billowy - but still full of romance and color. We ended up layering two floral kimonos over each other, and using several beautiful floral faux-tattoos that Raquel found on the Pepperink shop on etsy - you can find them here


These photos were shot in front of a 7 foot tall flower wall that we built ourselves. We spent long mornings scouring the San Francisco Flower Mart for the right blooms, then the morning of the shoot we carted 5 buckets full of blooms and a giant frame made by Raquel's boyfriend's father to our location and put it together. Several hours and too many thorn-pokes later, we had our backdrop. 

As a craft-challenged human, I felt incredibly proud of what we made.



Flowers are one of the few luxuries I indulge in every single week. Flowers lift my spirit in such a specific way - they remind me how unimportant my daily woes are. They are tiny, potent, impossible reminders of beauty without agenda, without any intent of gain. They bloom because that's what they're meant to do. They are striking and unique and imperfect because that is how they were designed. They are not trying. They are not competing. 

I invariably wake up calmer & more optimistic when there are flowers on my nightstand. 







All photos shot by Stanley Chang Photography
styling by Raquel of Swoon & Style


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Summa Summa Summatime

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Jacket: Urban Outfitters | Dress: thrifted | shoes: Birkenstock | Tote: Banago via J Crew, available here |
Necklace: Julie Nolan Jewelry, available here | Sunglasses: Forever21 

Summer: a time for clothes so breezy they barely touch your body.


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Black & White & Green all over

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Shirt: Banana Republic (available here) | Shorts: Anthropologie | Bag: Banana Republic | Shoes: Gap
Scarf: Nastygal | Sunglasses: gift, Forever21 (thanks Michelle)

Going for green monochrome on a morning coffee run.

Shirt: Piperlime | Skirt: Forever21 | Shoes: Birkenstock | Belt: thrifted
Bag: Banana Republic | Sunglasses: gift, Forever21 (thanks Michelle)

For the afternoon I switched up my hair and went for all-over pattern in black & white.


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Cocoon

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

 
/ the moon lives in the lining of your skin


Photos by Stanley Chang, styling by Raquel Ramos of Swoon & Style


These photos are part of a series of three that Raquel, Stanley and I took about a month ago. 


These photos are about frozen vibrations. You can feel life radiating from her eyes, her fingers, her elbows - but it's caught. 








Highlights from the next series coming soon.

Cheers.

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