Friday, September 19, 2014


Mascara: Benefit | Liner and balm: VSPro | Foundation: Chanel | Oil spray: Organix

FRIDAY. Fixing to go out this Friday evening has me realizing how glad I am that I live in a city OK with layering makeup as events show themselves. My Monday through Thursday regimen is little more than 1 part moisturizer 1 part BBcream with a tint of pink via chubby stick on the apples and lips and a top-lid layer of liner and mascara. Come weekend and I succumb to the contouring rules of the pros, a dewy foundation base mixed with some illuminator, mascara base with shadowed creases, filled in brows, and carefully layered nude lip. Maybe it's because I just -- finally -- finished reading Memoirs of a Geisha , but aside from enjoying the beautiful prose and story I'm now more deliberate in my primping routine. Also... I wear my kimono robe picked up from a sidewalk shop in Tokyo with the pseudo obi knot tied in the back while getting ready sometimes... and it feels right.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

RUNWAY | Elie Tahari S'15 RTW.

 Filtering through the Nytimes Style section -- as those unfortunate enough to not be attending the Spring 2015 collection viewings do -- I became enamored with Elie Tahari's display at first sight. I love overviewing ready to wear showcases, mostly because it helps me do major wardrobe detoxing and re-curating. I'll always be one for staples with unique detailing... clothing pieces that are more than less timeless.. something my mother would approve of, while still not submitting to carbon copy status.
Tahari gathers gauzy fabrics with micro tears, monochromatic palettes, and uneven hemlines in a feminine yet tomboy-ishly sexy sloppy way that appeases my grungy Seattle aesthetic very much so.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014


photos by Desiree Kong
Top: (DIY) Zara | PJ Pant: Calvin Klein | Heels: Zara

TUESDAY: One way I justify digging through my pajama drawer while the sun is out is to also dig out non-sleep fabrics and heels. In this instance, a cropped leather top that was once a peplum piece a couple years prior is the ticket. If anything could calm down an almost parachute-pant silhouette billowing in the wind, it would be that...right?


Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Ballet flats: Zara | Shades: Bartell's drugstore
TUESDAY. Harnessing all the energy I possibly can for my upcoming roadtrip south to desert weather. Vitamin-packed juices and flats. No questions. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


WEDNESDAY. The throw-around satchel. Blackened clasps and zippers, soft pleather -- which, wasn't sure how much of a possibility that was. Tough canvas interior and small enough to not play hide-and-seek with my purse things.

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