Fashion Over Reason: October 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

MySwear Customized Sneakers

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MySwear customizable sneakers



I am SUCH a shoe person. Ask anyone who knows me in the slightest and they will tell you that it's the closest I come to obsession. Simply put, I consider footwear to be the most important part of an outfit and it's the one item that I can never get enough of. It's basically like my oxygen.

Needless to say, I got really excited when Farfetch invited me to design my own sneaker. It was a tough task because the options were quite vast and it was incredibly difficult to choose which color combinations tugged most at my heartstrings.

At long last, I couldn't get my silver metallic creation out of my head: a monochromatic liquid metal sneaker with just a tad peekaboo of copper on the eyelet.

I could stare down at my feet all day while wearing these.



Saturday, October 24, 2015

Off the Shoulder

J Brand jeans, H&M top, Ray-Ban sunglasse, Luana Italy bag, Jeffrey Campbell x Free People slide mules

There are many ways to make outfits interesting when you hate wearing fussy ensembles and aren't one for much color. Case in point, off-the-shoulder silhouettes, details like rips and tears on the knees, pointy toe mules, a chic as fuck bag and a messy-as-hell mane.

Not only does this outfit straddle the trends ever so gently without going into overkill territory, but it also is the perfect type of getup for seasonal transitions, whether that's the passage from winter to spring or summer to fall.

And that is just how I like my clothes: easily versatile yet simple, with a twist.

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Photos by Ian Rusiana


Outfit details:
H&M top
J Brand jeans
Free People x Jeffrey Campbell shoes
Luana Italy bag
Ray-Ban sunglasses

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Brand New Blond

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I just got my color refreshed last week and seeing as I get asked a lot where I go for my strand paint, I thought I'd take this opportunity to share this very precious information with you. Having struggled with the elusive task of finding the perfect hair colorist who has a magic talent for coloring blond hair, pretty sure that it is, in fact, my duty to do so. Now this is strictly for color, as I don't have a regular hair stylist. Last time I cut my hair was summer 2014.

When I moved to New York a few years ago, it was very difficult for me to find a salon that didn't charge a gazillion dollars and that actually had colorists who were able to achieve that perfect blond I had forever sought -- as any blonde would know, it is one of life's great challenges. I was complaining about this predicament to a good friend of mine, when she directed me to an interview with Swedish style queen Elin Kling on Into the Gloss, where she lamented about how she faced the very the same problem when she moved to the US.

Having forever been obsessed with all things Scandinavia, I had obviously been a huge admirer of the ideal shade of blond hair that its denizens have naturally been blessed with. But it had never occurred to me to seek it out for myself. Until I read that article and met my mane destiny. I quickly dialed the salon that Elin mentioned and made an appointment with the person they recommended. It was fate.

So here is the info you want: this perfect blond is the work of Omar Solis at the Myrjam Bayoumi Salon on the Upper East Side in NYC. There you have it, my secrets revealed!

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Mixed Signals

Reformation kimono jumpsuit, Raen sunglasses, Reebok sneakers

One of my favorite things to do is to pair contrasting items together in one look, so that just when you think I'm going with one particular vibe, bam! I veer off track. In fact, going too deep on one thing, to me, makes it feel like you're trying too hard.

As a result, here I am channeling my best 80s career woman on her work commute, with my fresh white retro Reeboks and what I view as the updated version of the power suit: a super rad power jumpsuit.

Because nothing says "oh, this old thing?" like a crisp ensemble balanced with casual kicks.

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Details:
Reformation jumpsuit
Reebok sneakers
Raen Sunglasses
Bottega Veneta bag

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Super Mario

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Pop quiz: I can never walk past this mural in Brooklyn without:

A) Taking a photo in front of it?
B) Feeling nostalgic about my childhood?
C) Walking away with the Mario Bros theme song in my head?
D) All of the above?

The answer is D for duh. As an 80s baby, I can firmly assert that I've played my fair share of Super Mario in my day and I've got a serious soft spot for this piece of street art that used to occupy a space on my favorite North Brooklyn street. Sadly, it's since been replaced by something not nearly as cool, but such is life.

Considering the throwback, it kinda feels apropos that I'm wearing mom jeans, now that I think about it.

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Details:
Everlane men's tee
Monki jeans
Adidas sneakers
Ray-Ban sunnies
Bottega Veneta bag

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bedtime Stories

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You know how some people say that they'll sleep when they're dead? I strongly disagree with that belief system. In fact, I think sleep rates in my top 5 all time favorite things to do. Rare are the places I prefer over my bed. I spend most of my waking hours longing for it and I hate dawn for leading to my alarm sounding off, ripping me away from my cushy berth.

It should come as no surprise that someone who enjoys their boudoir as much as I do -- or their sleep vessel, rather -- would want their cozy nook to be as visually appealing as it is comfortable. I like muted tones and low-maintenance fabrics, which explains why I instantly fell in love with linen sheets. Their softness and suppleness are unparalleled and the best part is that ironing is strongly discouraged.

Understated luxe at its finest. It's no wonder I never want to get out of bed.

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