Monthly Archives: February 2011

GIVEAWAY: $75 to Moderne!

Moderne is one site where I know I can shop the latest of all my favorite labels including Wildfox Couture, Rebel Yell, Alternative Apparel, and Mink Pink! Currently craving for those two Wildfox tees and the amazing cross necklace by Carol Marie! Starting today I’m hosting a Moderne GIVEAWAY!

One lucky reader will win $75 to shop Moderne!

To enter simply:

1. Comment below with a link your favorite Moderne piece. (don’t forget to include a valid email address)
2. Follow Modern on Twitter (@lovemoderne) and like Moderne on Facebook (please facebook LIKE your favorite item on Moderne’s site)

Follow me on Twitter (@natalieoffduty)/ Like me on Facebook
to see the winner!

This contest will run for one week, until Thursday March 3rd. The winner will be emailed their shopping code.Once the code is issued, the winner has 30 days to redeem the code for anything on the site.


Long and Sheer

(Forever 21 sweater, Yaya skirt, BCBG boots, Bally Bag, Urban Revisions glass ring/F21 rings)

On a day full of castings, I am usually one to stick with a great pair of skinny jeans. They show your body, are simple, normally requested by the brand, etc etc. But being completely bored with my usual minimalism, I opted for something a little different today. I scored this beautiful maxi skirt at Urban Outfitters and am completely in love with it’s long flowing back and sheer fabric. It is something I see myself wearing to an event or barefoot at the beach. Today I went with a great pair of ground stomping boots and a knitted sweater. It was such a beautiful day…definitely worth getting a little dressed up for.


airwalkers from Sharon Gong on Vimeo.

Photography/Video by Sharon Gong

Featuring: my sister Dylana and I

Here is the editorial of both Dylana and I shot by Sharon Gong for the March/April 2011 issue of Atomica Magazine created by model/blogger Kelsea Kosko. I hope you like it! Sharon knew she wanted to shoot on the beach, but the sun was so high that we had to wait it out till the evening for the perfect shots. Finally we found a quiet spot on the beach in the Pacific Palisades and I’m so pleased with the results. Sharon, the most talented 16 year old I know, is so mellow and easy to work with. She creates magic every single time.

To see the entire issue of Atomica Magazine, click here! Just before our editorial we have a Wardrobe feature (starting page 27)!

WWD Magic Trade Show/ Teen Vogue Convention

At the Kensie booth! Check out Vu from Threadsence. He is so funny! I am glad we got to meet the Threadsence team while at WWDMagic. hahaha Wherever there is alchy, there is Vu-y! Love it!

Breakfast. Some quiche thing? Mushroom and spinach is the best combination ever. Coffee did help me get up at 6 every morning lol.

With my blogger babes! From left: Rebecca of Style With Benefits, Dylana of Color me Nana, Taisa of Amahzing Blog, and Melanie of Wrecked Stellar.

My all time favorite Canadian, Elim Chu of The Style Seen! She is so gorgeous, stylish, and funny. Even more funny after a few drinks… LOL

Was walking through the convention and surprisingly ran into Diana Kang! She’s so cute and sweet!

Beautiful Free People booth! Got to meet the lovely girls from their New York/LA showrooms. They were super sweet and showed us all the new pieces coming in for Fall. Look forward to more beautiful boho pieces: long maxi-dresses and fringe. For Fall, they plan on adding a bit more tomboy, edgy pieces as well! (think “Lou” from their latest catalog)

At the Hudson Jeans party at the Marquee in The Cosmopolitan hotel. Hilarious shot. Had to post it. I’m wearing a Calista dress and Forever 21 fur vest. It was incredibly windy so we all look like a crazy mess! haha!

Rebecca Minkoff dinner gathering. Gaaah, there was always a never ending flow of fruity drinks! I swear we all had the asian flush.

Me at the Blue Bird booth! It was so crazy going to there and seeing my face all over the walls! Such a sweet surprise. And it was so nice to get back together with all the girls of the brand again! Their booth was incredibly busy. I’m not surprised. Their pieces are totally cute and chic and just so so perfect. I need some more Blue Bird in my life 🙂

Huge picture of me at the Melie Bianco booth. I was so shocked to see my face in that size! Many thanks to everyone at Melie Bianco for featuring me in their campaign!
All my favorite brands. All in one amazing place. My trip to Vegas was incredibly fun. More like an incredibly tiring type of fun. Constantly on your feet, walking around. There was just so much to see at the WWD Magic Trade Show over at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Dy and I were sent there to cover the event for Volcom as well as be a part of the Teen Vogue Blogger Lounge. There we got to meet a few other bloggers from all over the US. I’m so happy to get back together with my babe Jazzi McG as well as get to meet a few LA girls who have become such great friends of mine, Melanie of Wrecked Stellar and Rebecca of Stylish Benefits.

Many of the brands there I have modeled for including Free People, Melie Bianco, Joe’s Jeans, and Blue Bird. It was so awesome getting to see everyone over in Vegas. What was such a shocker was seeing my face on the walls of the Melie Bianco and Blue Bird booths. Such a nice surprise!! Thanks guys for doing that. Seriously, so surreal!

After early morning calltimes and viewing all the new pieces of clothes that buyers are snatching up for Fall, there was hardly a spare minute. So so busy. We did end up going to a few fun parties. A few of us got together for the Rebecca Minkoff dinner at Aria to bite on sushi and burgers then made a short walk to the Marquee at the Cosmopolitan for the Hudson Jeans event where Hudson reserved us bloggers a table. Gah it was such an incredible day! A bit too many fruity alcoholic beverages, giving us asians some serious blushing faces! It was fun just dancing around in the crowd and having a ball. Many thanks to everyone at Volcom, WWD Magic, and Teen Vogue for the wonderful experience!