May 6, 2015

SERENDIPITY






Cobra Lily Lipstick c/o Shien Cosmetics, Cream Colored Coat from Zara, Peach Pashmina Scarf c/o Tobi, Textured Silver Necklace /o Susanna Galanis, Silver Cameo Necklace c/o Susanna Galanis, White Bodycon Dress c/o Tobi, Patent Leather Boots from Zara

Photos by Michelle Uzomba

Now that New York is finally becoming warm again, I can finally dress in the way I was so accustomed to in California and that makes me feel a lot more at home! (Perpetually going to be at conflict with dressing practically in a New York winter and dressing how I want were it a California winter!) Now layering is no longer required for the sake of warmth and I can bring out my favorite lightweight coats, like this textured coat from Zara. I love the raw finish and tattered feel of the fabric—it reminds me of terry cloth but with much more of an edge.

I coordinated it with this peach colored scarf for a subtle variation in color and wore this long sleeve white bodycon dress underneath, both pieces which are from Tobi! For jewelry, I am wearing another gorgeous set of jewelry from my favorite jewelry designer, Susanna Galanis <3 This it actually two necklaces layered together and I love the contrast in the pairing of this more textured necklace against the purer and softer elements in the crystal and cameo necklace. And lastly, I wore my black patent boots to inject a bit of toughness in this very light colored look.

There's only 2 more weeks left in my semester until I get to come home for the summer and everything is crazy and hectic as usual but I'm quite excited to share with you guys some photos of my work from this semester in my Creative Tech class (which is a fancy name for fashion construction.) This semester we've been working on 6 garments which we coordinated as a mini capsule collection and since we are shooting a lookbook for it, I'll have really nice photos of each piece to post, so look out for that pretty soon ;) Thanks for reading and I hope you guys all have a wonderful week!

April 21, 2015

STORYBOOK SERIES: PRINCESS BELLE


 
Three Pearl Necklace c/o Lulu*s, Vintage Long White Gloves, Gold Metallic Gown c/o Lulu*s, Gold Pointy Toed Heels (Similar) c/o Lulu*s

Photos by my sister, Michelle

The third look in my storybook series is inspired by Princess Belle! Ever since I was young, Beauty and the Beast has been one of my favorite fairytales because for some reason I just really loved the characters of Mrs. Potts and Chip (the talking teapot and teacup), as well as the Wardrobe.

In putting together a modern interpretation of Belle's outfit, I started my search looking for a yellow gown. Though after some more thought, I realized that gold was a much better color to go with because it does have yellow tones but in a much more subtle and wearable way. Not to mention, gold looks great on all complexions (whereas yellow can be tricky!), and is extremely elegant! Because Belle also accessorizes her dress with a pair of long gloves, I paired my gown with these vintage white gloves, and then added my pearl necklace for a touch of detail that even casually references the "pearl" adornments at the top of her dress bodice.  And this look certainly would not be complete without the most important symbol of the story, a single red rose. I will also admit I tied a gold ribbon around my head to match the headband Belle wears but unfortunately it is hard to see in the photos. But it is the thought that counts though right? ;)

This look concludes the first installment of the Storybook Series so I really hope you guys enjoyed it! I'm hoping to keep expanding this project once I finish finals and return home this summer so there will certainly be more installments coming :) Hope you guys have a wonderful week!

April 8, 2015

CRYSTALLINE

Tan Beanie from 2020AVE, Cobra Lily Lipstick c/o Shien Cosmetics,  Green Parka c/o Oasap, Layered Leaf Necklace c/o Susanna Galanis, Crystal Pendant Necklace c/o Susanna Galanis, Tan Neoprene Dress c/o ShopAkira, Pendant Cuff c/o Susanna Galanis, White Crossbody Purse from Forever 21, Patent Leather Boots from Zara

Photos by Michelle Uzomba

If there was ever a jewelry designer who I can say just gets every facet of my style, it would have to be Susanna Galanis. Handmade from absolutely beautiful materials, Susanna creates the most luxurious and romantic jewelry pieces, all inspired from the stories of gods and goddesses! <3 I just love how much depth there is to her designs, both in the intricate details and layers, as well as the original inspirations. In this look, my leaf necklace, crystal necklace, and pendant cuff are all from her brand. Whether you wear each piece alone or combine them for a more opulent look, they definitely make a lovely statement.

To highlight all the rose gold tones, I wore my tan neoprene dress from Shop Akira! Neoprene dresses have so much fullness to them, which is great if you are looking to achieve a more voluminous silhouette. The thickness of the fabric also makes it a smarter choice if you're looking to wear dresses in cold weather ;) I wore a nude long sleeve top underneath (which is a really underrated wardrobe staple in my opinion!) to stay warmer and of course, layered nude tights. 

To further bundle up, I wore my tan beanie and my fluffy parka, and completed the look with my dark red lipstick and a pair of patent leather boots. I have more looks coming up featuring Susanna's pieces so I'm quite eager to share those with you guys too! Hope you guys have a wonderful week! <3