Monthly Archives: April 2013

FESTIVAL: Morning till Night

(Free People skirt, Gypsy Junkies tank, Urban Outfitters DimePieceLA hat, Jenny Bird pink beaded necklace and blue bracelet, Stela 9 backpack, Rebecca Minkoff camera bag, Stance Socks, “Natalie + Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice” SUMMER JETT shoe)

Coachella days are intense…they’re super long, and from morning till night, I’m up and running…whether it be on that cup of coffee in the morning, or that orange Powerade you get at the festival. And honestly, by the time the shows are over, my eye makeup’s a bit smudged, there’s a few knots in my hair, and I’ve got one or two bruises after bumping into people through the crowds. Thankfully, I am now fully recovered and well rested, and ready to get back to work! But here are some of my last shots from the crazy festival…from dusk till dawn! It got hotter as the days went on, and so I went with one teeny little get-up…a tie-dyed fringe blouse, studded skirt, and of course, our yellow SUMMER JETT shoe, now worn in to perfection. My friends and I at the Free People house spent a lazy morning in the backyard, first beginning with a crazy yoga session by the pool, before getting spoiled with the hair gals at Dry Bar. Pretty soon Dylana had repunzel-like locks, I had a colorful braid, and Bridgette had branches sticking out of her beautiful red hair! We looked like we stepped out of a jungle book to say the least. I miss every minute of it. I miss my East Coast girls. I miss those sunsets over the palm trees. I miss all of the dancing. Anyways, I’m making every last day here in LA last. The slow pace is just what I need before getting back in the NYC groove.

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LA: Home away from Home

(Gypsy Junkies kimono, Jarlo London dress, The 2 Bandits longboard ring, Jenny Bird snake cuff, Brixton hat, Karen London necklace, gold cuff, silver cuff)
I’m in LA for one more week of work! It means getting to shack up in my parent’s beautiful wooden abode, reminiscing over my high school days, discovering what’s left in my old closet, and of course, missing NYC and the boyfriend loads. That’s the only thing about traveling, I wish I could always bring everyone I love with me. Anyways, here is a teeny tiny sneak peek into one part of our house. Everything’s wood, records are on the walls, and floral quilts cover every bed. I’ve been living in Dylana’s old bedroom for the week, and I love the sun that shines in over the west side of the bed. I’ve finally hung up a few pieces I’ll need for my last few days here. It’s very warm and beautiful, so all I need are a few mini-dresses, watercolored kimonos, hats, and of course, beautiful bold jewels. I just picked up these Karen London pieces and I cannot take them off. The gold cuff makes me feel like a warrior princess…in the best kind of way. I know the week is going to go by fast, and so I’m spending every spare moment with friends, and of course, spending time with my mom and pops…who have missed having their two daughters away for so long. I’m happy to be around even if it’s just for a little bit.
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Start me up

I had one of those early mornings where you’ve just arrived back from Coachella, and all you can find in your suitcase (that’s not completely hippie-d out) is a great pair of high waisted black and white trousers. And yes, it was most definitely a stripes day. I was in such an LA groove. Having just left Smashbox Studios after a full day of meetings and catching up with all my West Coast folks, I was off to West LA to meet my friend. I creeped into the back of the bar, and there she is sitting, and we are both in black leather jackets and nearly the same striped trouser!! Our jaws dropped, before we burst into laugher. Who knew these babies were so darn popular on the West Coast? I love em. These happen to be Kenneth Cole…just a bit of my NYC wardrobe brought to the West Coast. Snapped out in Culver City, after what felt like the longest week of no sleep, I ran into this gorgeous red-orange 65′ Mustang, just bringing life to the small, tree-lined street. Talk about so CALIFORNIA. So Red Hot Chili Peppers. So very much something my mom and pops drove around in back in the day! Suddenly I became nostalgic. Those quiet, yet sunny and happy LA streets. Riding in cars with boys. I’ll always be a California girl. 
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COACHELLA: A Weekend Abode

(FEATURING: Hudson “photo bloom” Jeans, Free People dress, and flare pants, Stela 9 backpack, “Natalie + Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice” yellow SUMMER JETT, Stance Socks, MinkPink one-piece and crochet top, We are Handsome purple suit, RVCA pants, Lolli Swim bikini, and Urban Outfitters Dimepiece LA hat)
The desert really is such an inspiring place to shoot! Here are just a few of my snapshots from my cell…some of which, I think capture the whole vibe of Coachella more than what I caught on my big black cam! All instantanious, all with my phone conveniently tucked in my back pocket. It all started at our Free People house, which was just too picture perfect. The floral tee-pees by the pool, the flower lily’s floating about, our gorgeous printed bedspread. Our house was a big, and magical place. A place where you could find girls out back doing yoga in the morning, or piecing together flower crowns by night. I though, felt most at home by the pool…a baseball cap the only thing to shade my face. I could stare up at those palm trees all day. My bedroom quickly became covered in clothes. My Hudson jeans lying inside out on the ground, damp bikini’s hanging in the shower, and my yellow shoes somewhere in the corner. I had the best time getting dressed this time around for Coachella. With a nearly overweight suitcase, I was bound to put together some looks that I loved! Crocheted tanks, beaded minis, and oversize flowing dresses. Coachella, I miss your free spirit! I’m currently in LA, surviving on what’s left in my Coachella suitcase for one more week of work. My agency’s got me more busy than I can handle. Then, it’s back to NYC I gooooo for a full jampacked month of May! I’m soaking in the sun while I can!
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