Remember the denim suits Britney and Justin wore at the American Music Awards over 15 years ago? I’m kind of obsessed with it. This is my own take on 90′s denim. Jocelyn just launch J. Military, and I became obsessed with her denim and cargo. Embellished with dozens of safety pins, but of course glamorized with a touch of fur. Badass indeed. You know me, I love things that are weird and unexpected. Things that aren’t always so pretty and put-together, but rather interesting and tell a story. Complete the look with a glittering lip and call it a day. The one by Bite Beauty is a must-have.
It’s finally a time to embrace this crazy rainy season! When I’m in the colorful Hunter Boots collection, it encourages me to go a little wacky and put on my most eclectic looks for a fun adventure. Their bold and bright rain coat and Core rain boots collection brighten up even the greyest of days…immediately putting a smile on my face. It could be simply dancing in the rain and sticking my tongue out. Remember how romantic kissing in the rain is? Or jumping in the swimming pool before a crazy thunderstorm just for the thrill? There’s so much to love about the gloomy days ahead, and it gives us no reasons to stay indoors. No way does the rain stop me from my morning commute into the city for meetings, even in my favorite shift dress! I like to just toss on my rain coat, throw on a thick sock and my blue Core rain boots and hope for the best! Even some of my best work and photographs were taken on a gloomy rainy day. Leave it to me to take out my camera for an afternoon of capturing images. I love how the clouds naturally filter my photos, giving it a beautiful moody feel. I even love my ice cream in the rain! I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes I feel like doing something totally unpredictable. That’s what I love about the gloomy days…the unpredictability. NYC is completely unpredictable, but I’ve learned to embrace it. The subway delays. The new cafe that just popped up down the street. The little park you just discovered when you took the wrong route home. The impromptu down pour.There’s so much satisfaction in getting things done and keeping a smile on your face despite what life throws your way…or what the skies throw your way. Especially when I’ve got a colorful collection of Hunter’s new boots and rain coatright at my fingertips. They’re such a classic silhouette that I can style them for whatever mood I’m in. Wild flower child prints? Check. Tiny mini dresses? Check. Psychedelic scarves? I trust in Hunter to help me conquer all of the funny bits of daily life…even when life throws is a little so called “bad” weather. A little rain only adds a little giggle of excitement when it comes to conquering my day. Thank you Hunter for partnering with me on this post, and keeping the city bright even on the cloudy day.
Dylana, my mother, and I took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Phuket, Thailand from Kuala Lumpur for a fun 2 days with my auntie and my little cousins. This was one amazing girls trip. Phuket was an incredible place to shoot in. Compared to Kuala Lumpur, Phuket has a lot more nitty, gritty! The streets are colorful and insanely chaotic. Motorcycles zooming past this way and that. We held on super tight squealing as we zoomed down the winding roads in the open back seats of our little Tuk Tuk. Locals cooking outside, selling roadside snacks. But that’s what makes Thailand unique. It’s not as developed as most of Southeast Asia. There’s so much history. A lot of Phuket is luckily recovered from the tsunami, and tourists from all over the world are back, and I know why. There’s so much to offer in this crazy and unique paradise. Beautiful beaches. An insanely wild nightlife. But my personal favorite, the food of course. Authentic Thai food is spectacular if you’re like me and love curry and all sorts of spices, Thailand and Southeast Asia is the place for you. I couldn’t resist a classic plate of pad thai, or my other favorite, green curry. So super spicy and delicious that I brought a few instant packets to take home to NYC whenever I start to crave a little noodle soup. Thailand has so many amazing exotic fruits as well. I began each day with a fresh smoothie. I loved the mangosteen and yes, even the durian, famous for it’s super strong taste, texture, and smell! So strong, we weren’t allowed to bring our durian into our hotel…only for eating roadside with a tall glass of iced water to cool ourselves down.
We stayed at the IKON Hotel and it’s one of the newer, more modern hotels on the main road. I totally recommend it, and the prices are insanely affordable with the conversion rate. Like all of Phuket, it’s a place to indulge, get a really good tan, and still experience all the exotic beauty that Thailand has to offer from the food, to the temples, and of course, the classic thai massages that you’ve probably heard about. There’s literally a massage parlor every other door you pass! We’re so silly and got 2 massages a day and one super relaxing facial. We fully indulged on this little trip. I had no idea what a classic Thai massage was all about, but I knew my grandmother said “no, no” when she heard we were going to Thailand. And then I learned why! The real Thai massage is extremely tough! I was lying face down and before I knew it, my masseuse was standing on my back before getting on her hands and knees and twisting and turning me in all sorts of different directions. It was like a crazy workout, leaving more sore than before you walked in. If you can’t take that amount of strength, I recommend just doing oil massage. No bones broken, ha! But overall, we had an incredibly fun time. It was a trip to truly live in the moment, our bellies full, our eyes wide open. Next up on the bucket list? Bangkok. The world is really getting smaller and smaller. There’s so much I want to see. So much I want to experience. But it’s just the beginning of these wild adventures. These are by far some of the best parts of Dylana and I’s job. Traveling. Capturing photos. Getting to soak in a new culture. Taste the food. But most importantly, the memories that’ll never leave us.
My mission this winter was to find the most perfect extra long coat…and I finally got my hands on it at Mackage. Oh, and it’s actually on sale right now babes. Incredible quality, stunning cut, and looks amazing over just about anything. Just thought I’d quickly fill you in before I’m off to Miami. This coat is going to have to wait to come out and play once I’m back in town with my new tan.