Monthly Archives: July 2013

FIT FOR A QUEEN

(Lauren Moffatt dress, RAEN sunglassesChloé handbag, Modern Vice “carly” boots, Shashi bracelets, Vanessa Mooney cuff, BOERA knuckle ring)

In Paris, I woke up thinking of Marie Antoinette. Versailles. The Princess’s royal summer home. The gold, the dresses, the chandeliers. Everything I’ve seen in Sofia Coppola’s film, I wanted to see in real life. The cakes, the gardens. It was Bastille Day, and I woke up early…mapping out how to get to Versailles on this holiday…where roads were closed and people were already filling the morning streets in preparation of French Independence Day. I had to make it to Versailles this time, I thought. We were running late as usual, and so I threw on a this adorable little Lauren Moffatt number, a pair of white sunnies, slathered on my sunscreen, and called it a morning. Crossing the canal overlooking the Eiffel Tower, we finally caught and cab, and after snoozing in the back seat, we were pulling up to the royal gates before we knew it! This beautiful place! So so big, the palace stretching so far and wide. The shining printed walls, so elegant…with copper and bronze doors, so tall overhead. I didn’t want to leave this magical place. I could only imagine what it was like back in the 1700’s…those out in the hot sun in their elaborate get-ups, an umbrella and fan in hand. Making my way to the garden, I was amazed. The perfect lawn, the little trees…it was a work of art. So serene and peaceful. Grabbing Jordan’s hand, we made the long long walk down to the fountains, lying under a tree to keep cool. I got back to Paris with the white dust covering my shoes and knees, but a head full of dreams. It’s nice feeling like a queen for just one day. 

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BLUE POP

(Reformation crop top and skirt, Aimee Kestenberg handbag, The 2 Bandits turqoise cuff/wing cuff/ring, Vanessa Mooney choker, “Natalie + Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice” CHLOE BOOT with harness)
It’s summer and my skin is slathered in sunscreen, forever giving me that glisten across my cheeks. It’s nearly halfway through summer and I don’t want it to end. I like stepping outside and being hit by that warmth. There’s still so much summer to experience. So far, it’s been all Barcelona, Paris…soon, LA! and though it’s been filled with work…my short weekends are for catching up with everyone I love. Time in NYC flies faster than anywhere in the world from what I know. It was just before the sun was setting that I met up with Dylana after work (how rad is it that Dy is in NYC?!) before a dinner extravaganza in the West Village. Along with my pop of blue nail polish, I had on this stunning two piece set from Reformation. I picked up this beauty at their gorgeous Soho store, and fell in love with the floral blue and purple print. It’s like a slap in the face to all those neutral summer get-ups. The city seems to be revolving around the little crop tops and BELLIES, just about found on every corner of the city. Oh, and meet my new friend. This lil’ handbag is made by my gal pal, Aimee Kestenberg! Also part of my boyfriend’s The Adoni Group, I see her all the time around the office where we make our JETTS. I love sneaking in and seeing her latest creations randomly throughout the week. Anyways, today is dedicated to electric, electric BLUE and I’ve got a full day in and out of the factory. You guys have made everyday more and more exciting for us…from our JETTS to now, seen here, our CHLOES BOOTS. I cannot thank each and everyone one of you for all the constant love and feedback! Can’t wait to share more of what I’ve got in store.

photography by Dylana Suarez

Anyways, TOMORROW, July 31st, I’m hosting the
American Eagle #RockYourWalk DENIM RUNWAY event! 

Come and meet me at the AEO Times Square store for drinks and a first peek at our runway video! RSVP to the email below: rockyourwalkrsvp@shadowpr.com

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RAPTURE

(C&C California tie-dye dress, Worth & Worth hat, Rabeanco backpack, Vanessa Mooney cuff/thumb ring/nekclaces, Rila turqoise ring, Karen London silver ring, Modern Vice “carly” boots)

Lately, I’ve been listening to a ton of Janis Joplin. “Cry Baby” and her husky voice filling my whole apartment. I sing along, my voice getting more raspy the louder I get and the more I find myself rocking out in the bathroom. Jimi Hendrix’s “HEY JOE” another I turn on full blast once I come home (sorry neighbors!) What I do for electric guitar, that whole San Francisco gang who has inspired me since birth. The colors of their time are forever twisting in my mind. The purples, the pinks, washed out, and swirling with oranges and blacks. Only Keith Richards and I own this hat…can you believe it was actually made for my boyfriend as his summer hat?! Of course, I threw it on, and knew it had to be mine. I mean, it IS purple, floppy, and FOR A GIRL. Thank you Orlando! This dress also splashed in the most beautiful shades and designed by my rad babes in Vencie Beach at C&C California. Our campaign we shot in LA for Fall, will be out soon! I cannot wait to see more from my Cali girls! Anyways, Dylana shot me here on my East Village roof…the glowing purples and pinks dancing in the sun…like heaven on Earth. 
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BON VOYAGE

(MANGO leather jacket (similar), WILDFOX tee, Kasil high waisted flares, Modern Vice “carly” boots, Vanessa Mooney cuff, Rila turqoise ring)
Our Paris balcony was too heavenly for words. Where I’d drink my coffee in the morning in my PJs, yet still the absolute best place to watch the fireworks on Bastille Day. Each spark lighting up Rue de Tremoille at night like a street lamp. After days of traveling, all I could think of wearing was the softest tee I packed, and extra flared flares. Good enough to go out late into the night, and crash into bed with early the next morning. BON VOYAGE, so they’d say on Air France! I loved our flight…leaning on Jordan and honestly not really wanting our European adventures to end. Watching countless movies the whole 8 hours home. But I’m back in NY, and I’m quite happy to be back. There hasn’t yet been a dull moment…everyone’s constantly on the move, never really stopping, there’s always more and more to see and do! It seems every designer I know or who have worked with is in town for these two weeks…dinners start and end later and later, filled with laughter and wine…yet in the back of my mind, I know I should be going to bed. Anyways, I’ve gone from city to city to city, and I think one relaxing Sunday out by the beach is calling my name! Paris, I do still miss you…and I love how I always feel like I’m looking through rose-tinted sunglasses…especially in these photos…that pink hue I always talk about, taking over the frame. I’ve got many more little stories to tell. Au Revoir! 
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