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It’s backstage at the shows, and when I’m getting my makeup done by the professionals that I get most inspired. Inspired to dig my own hands in the beauty department and experiment with some of the absolute best products out there. Shimmer. Purples. Pinks. Redish black eyeliners, that I didn’t even know existed. All things that shouldn’t be so scary to play with. For my first day of shows, I wanted something super rock n’ roll. I asked my makeup artist, “hmm, what would look incredible with a full sequined blue pant suit?” A sexy, dark eye of course! Done. Of course I arrived backstage at Alexander Wang just moments before show time, but easily revamped my look in the chair within 5 minutes. A super easy shimmered shadow and velvet matte bold lip. Sure it sounds simple enough, but swoon-worthy makeup starts with amazing, quality products. Here, I worked with NARS in mastering stunning, statement looks during fashion week.

Look #1: Easiest way to bring out the colors in your eyes? Black kohl liner. NARS to be specific. Smudged to perfection. It’s fantastic for us green eyed girls. Keep the rest clean and fresh, with a swipe of pale pink lip gloss. Gloss always does the trick when completing a sexy eye look. Oh, and don’t forget to go crazy with the mascara. You’re allowed to here!

*Makeup by Jenny Atwood Smith at NARS*


Look #2: A pale shadow with a really bold lip. I am in love with NARS’s velvet lip matte lip pencils. This one is in “Pussy Control.” It’s a gorgeous deep plum. It’s seriously all you need with a bare face. But if you do want a little something-something on your lids, do a little liner on your top lids with a swipe of pale pink eyeshadow. Done and done.

*Makeup by Niko Lopez at NARS*



It was such a dream come true getting to walk the runway for the Rebecca Minkoff S/S ’17 show this past weekend alongside so many beautiful, inspiring women! I did a lot of runway at the beginning of my career, so it felt amazing to walk again now, purely as myself. The show was at The Grove in Los Angeles, my hometown, and it may have been the longest runway I’ve ever walked. The crowds were insane and the energy was amazing. Let’s just say there was a lot of smiles strutting down the catwalk. The collection was super romantic, with a downtown NYC edge. I love a mix of floral frills and edgy suede shorts and studded skirts. Perfect. Plus, you can shop the collection from the runway right now below. The hair was big, wild, and luscious. The makeup super fresh, with faux freckles and a beautiful smoky eye. It’s a complete mix of California and NYC cool. You get the best of both coasts.

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Take a look backstage at the Rebecca Minkoff S/S ’17 runway show.

HAIR: Glamsquad

Nails: Essie

photos/video by Jade at LR Creative




Fashion month is a frenzy of color, textures, and flashing lights. Though I can’t get enough of it, I’m totally okay to be slipping away to sunny Los Angeles this (for a super rad shoot…stay tuned). But yes, I was getting a little too excited for Milan! Next season I suppose!

It’s an excuse to wear your craziest, chicest outfits and strut the sh*t out of the downtown Manhattan streets. Literally, your world becomes your runway. Yes everyone wants to snap you picture. (um, duh?!) But really, it’s funny how the front row sometimes overshadows the shows. It’s like “let’s get this show on the road! Do we have to stare at Kim K in section C?” Everyone has a schedule. Everyone’s got somewhere to go, someone to meet. “What are you doing tonight?” Me, well, club bed of course. New York dipped to 5 degrees. Sure we froze our bums off. But what better excuse to bust out the fur coats, berets, and booties! A reason to wear a luxurious fur coat! My pals and I ended up looking like a tall group of wooly mammoths.

Anyways, I was super inspired by Coach, Alice & Olivia, and Libertine (as always). It’s official. The 70’s will never go away. 70’s prints and colors, in modern sophisticated silhouettes. Go crazy girls. Eclectic, rebellious attitude is always in style.








// Asilio trench coat, Charlotte Simone scarf, La Canadienne boots, Kenneth Cole backpack, vintage beret, Ax + Apple ring //



BRRRRRRRR!!! New York City, you are absolutely freezing, but I still adore you! New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and figuring out what to step outside the door in is always so tricky. I’ve decided on pants under dresses. Tights under pants. Turtlenecks under…sweater turtlenecks? It seems that every NYFW in February gets tortured with a good 5 degree mark. Only the fittest survive I assume. Here I am, backstage at Noon by Noor over the weekend, in one of my favorite simple looks. A dramatic wide-leg pant by Milly. Leather vest by Veda. Absolute killer ombre scarf by Charlotte Simone. And my pop of color: mom’s vintage coat. Don’t go outside without a beanie unless you want frostbite.

As for keeping track of my daily activites, I’ve been keeping my schedule in check with notifications from my new Android Wear watch. It’s chic, and I’m totally obsessed. I prefer to keep my phone off during the shows, and if I have something urgent, my watch will notify me. It keeps me less stressed, and a lot more on top of things. You can see more of how I style my watch on Instagram (along with a lot of my latest looks!)

But this whole month has been extremely CRAZY. Last month was crazy. This month is crazier. I’ve been shooting everyday. See some BTS behind my Wildfox and Desigual shoots here. Then, I suddenly became a HOME OWNER. I finally got the keys to my new loft, and I’m working on planning on when furniture gets delivered, where I’ll be hanging my coats (etc, etc) ALL DURING FASHION WEEK. How did this happen? I have absolutely no clue. All I know is, I can’t wait for my beach getaway this weekend, and a really really good deep tissue massage. Just a few more days till that much needed R&R.

Now take a peek at some of my favorite shows this season.


Kate Spade Fall 2016. Presented at the the Top of the Rock in the Rainbow Room, it was beyond gorgeous. Pinks, bows, but with that unexpected edgy shearling leather jacket (I need!)


Desigual Fall 2016: super 70’s. The prints, colors, and berets were so on point. I love their eclectic, happy collections season by season. I’m so excited to be working with this Spanish brand this year.


BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2016: Metallic tights are officially in!! YES! The layering in this show reminds me a lot of how my sister and I dress. Stripes under our overalls. Long duster coats with midis. Vests over jackets with a cinched waist. All of it, so inspiring.

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