Sunday, May 26, 2013

I Totally Rock That Supreme Shit.

Except when I don't.

I love living my life full of satire, irony, and trickiness. I am an English major, after all, and my major is centered around figurative language and the art of bullshitting.

Anyhow, I saw this tee on and I just got a kick out of it, and I knew then that I HAD to get it. It tricks you, it makes me laugh, and if people don't know what Supreme is, then they just think I am a fat ass.

Graphic Tee - Luna B
Leather Skater Skirt - F21


Tuesday, May 7, 2013


I really think I have taken it to a whole new level.
I really think that I am a real life mean girl; I am a plastic.

I really think that I am okay with it.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink.

So I walked into Brandy Melville, saw this shirt, chuckled, but decided not to buy it. I don't really like how muscle tanks look on me, and although the quote was GOLDEN and just calling my name, I decided against it.

Then I went to Brandy a week later or so, and I realized that I needed this tank in my life.

Why? Because I can quote Mean Girls like a pastor can quote the Bible. In fact, Mean Girls is my Bible.

Anyhow, I've gotten a few variations of these comments from this tank:

  • Oh my gosh I love that shirt.
  • I need that shirt in my life.
  • I saw that at Brandy and I thought of you!
  • I can't believe you actually got that.
  • You.. can't.. sit with us? That's rude.
  • You.. can't.. sit with us? Oh I get it, because you're cool, oh I like that. 
Yeah, those last two have come up more often than you'd think; who HASN'T watched Mean Girls

I feel like that movie has just recently gotten super quotable on tumblr and just everyday phrases in general, which is weird to me because the movie is old.. but perhaps it's just the fact that our generation is accepting rude satire mixed with Lindsey Lohan and labeling it as hilarious. Who knows!

Either way, this tank is only $20 at Brandy, and if you're an avid fan of the movie, you'll definitely want to purchase it.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wrapped Up in Vegas

"are you free sunday night?"
"uhhh i can be.. why?"
"let's hang out. i'll give you an incentive. my show that i work on is having a wrap party, meaning celebrities and an open bar. and if we're lucky, dennis quaid will be drunk and performing with the band. come with?"

My friend from high school, who I have flaked on every chance I have for lunch, works on the set of "Vegas" on CBS, a show I've never even heard of. But I thought, "What the hell, yolo?"

It wasn't too bad: middle aged folk who were mildly talking shit on some producer or supervisor whom they hated, while sharing a drink with them a few minutes later; the bartenders pouring way more alcohol in these mixed drinks than we did sneaking around in high school; craps and poker tables that allowed everyone but me to win.

And yes, Dennis Quaid did perform. He's wild.
My friend would NOT allow me to go up to him and say, "I LOVED your work in The Parent Trap. Do you still talk to Lindsey?"

Anyway, after some drinks and telling these people that I was an escort service just here for the night, we decided to use the set, that was brightly lit for the night, and take some pictures. Enjoy!

Blazer - Urban Outfitters
Body Suit & Disco Pants - American Apparel


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Waste(land)-d Time Not Studying for a Sample Sale.

Late post!
Distracting myself from studying for finals.
Brought a book to the sale to pass time as we waited in line.
The turn up was alright; I'm a horrible shopper under pressure.
Bought some different and interesting items that I'll hopefully be wearing soon enough; I'll post them later.

Anyhow, twas a fun day with my homegirl, and we ran into a few friends there!

Muscle Tank - UNIF
Velvet Leggings - Roommate
Beanie - RADisRAD
Doc Martens

Couldn't decide on that beanie, so I had to take two pictures.

Spring Break 2013, you are so close yet so far.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring has Sprung!

A quick update on my life as of now:

-Daylight savings is as pleasant as a root canal.

I'm definitely going to switch the direction of my blog around spring break, once I have time to fully devote myself into the craft, but in the mean time, hey! 

Spring has sprung, and although I've got finals on finals on papers on coffee on dance, I love the weather that spring brings! 
Hopefully everyone is spending their time wisely doing whatever they need to do; I thoroughly advocate time management. However, if you don't feel good, try to look good and slap a smile on your face. 

Spring cleaning, to me, really means, "Hey! Let's look through your closet and find some stuff you haven't worn in a while!" 
With that being said, I found a nice floral chiffon button up from Brandy Melville that hasn't been worn in a long while, and the floral paired with my usual black on black on black really brings a nice look that I like to call "Garden of Black Petunias." 

Haha, anyway, have a good week! 

Photo by @NativeFlowers.
Button Up - Brandy Melville.
Skirt - F21.
Boots - Lucky Brand.

Friday, March 8, 2013

No Parking at Any Time.

Just hanging out with a friend who is an amazing photographer is never "just hanging out".
My new photography man friend and I went on a little adventure around campus, as I showed him the cool and artsy secret locations, as he messed around with his new fixed lens.
      I hate the fixed lens because it's a bitch to take pictures with and it's super close up. For these pictures, he was about 40 feet away.

Anyway, this is my outfit the day after a 7 page paper was written as well as a 10am to 6pm class schedule was endured, followed by practice from 8pm to 1:30am.

I guess I wear a lot of black, black, and black. With a hint of black. And maybe some white. But mostly black.

Top: American Apparel Striped Turtle Neck
Pants: High Rise Cigarette BDG Jeans

All photos taken by Rooz Riahi.

Monday, February 25, 2013

"The Theme is '90's Grunge'"

"The theme is 90's grunge."

Brainstorm, brainstorm, shit. What the hell is 90's grunge? Think, what did you wear in the 90's?
Diapars, velcro shoes, girl/boy scout uniforms, overalls, floral hats, ankle socks.
We're not getting anywhere.

"The theme is 90's grunge."

What that REALLY means is what we see as 90's grunge... in 2013.

High waisted shorts, crop tops, flannels, Doc Martens, thigh highs, denim.. anything really, chunky platform shoes, floral, muscle tanks, band tees.

Ironically, I also just described a hipster.

Anyway, the theme was 90's grunge, and it was a blast!
Follow me as I explore some of these outfits from the latest shoot featuring my dance team, ACA Hip Hop. Photography by Charlie Chang.

ACA Hip Hop @ Venice Beach
Photography by Charlie Chang

Model: Christina Kim
Photography by Charlie Chang
A cropped top in army print? Talk about a double whammy!
Docs and Litas: two bold styles that people at first saw on tumblr or at Nordstroms and said, "These are stupid." Look at them now, being all fashion staples and whatnot.

Beanie: Urban Outfitters
Camo Crop: Brandy Melville
Flannel: Jamie's Rack
Shorts: UNIF
Shoes: Docs / Jeffrey Campbell Litas

Model: Cathy Liu
Photography by Charlie Chang
"I'm so glad oversized jean jackets are in again!" said no one... yet.

This is basically another darker version of the previous photo, but who has ever uttered, "That is too much grunge"?

Beanie: Tillys
Jacket: Forever 21
Flannel: Forever 21
Tank: Forever 21
Shorts: Flea Market
Tights: DIY. Literally. Right before the shoot, she cut herself.
Boots: Steve Madden

Model: Kevin Mathews
Photography by Charlie Chang
"If you could describe your outfit in 4words, what would it be?"
                                       "Grungier than my usual."

Hat: Urban Outfitters
Sweater: "Used to be my mom's, moths got to it."
Pants: "[They] were harem pants, didn't fit my Hawaiian calves so I cut them to shorts."
Flannel: "From my mom lol."
Boots: Steve Madden
Necklace: Catholic School

Model: Hannah Chu
Photography by Charlie Chang
Usually, being called 'nasty' is not a compliment, but nowadays, being a real life NastyGal is equivalent in fashion to being called a Beyonce.

Follow her blog @nativeflowers!

Bralette & Thigh Highs: Urban Outfitters
Shorts: American Vintage
Shoes: Holographic Creepers from Urban
Gold Chain: Forever21

Model: Emily Tokyo Yi
Photography by Charlie Chang
When she heard "90s grunge", I'm almost positive she went to her sculpture class, smoked a cigarette, looked off into the distance, and shrugged condescendingly as the smoke surrounded her in a very artsy manner.

The day of the photo shoot, I'm almost positive she looked in her closet and said, "Yolo."

Mesh Top: H&M x Lanvin
Shorts & Belt: Salvation Army
Tights: House of Holland
Bustier: "I don't remember.."
Flannel: Goodwill 

Model: James Pasalo
Photography by Charlie Chang

I think we have established that 90s grunge entails plaid, denim, and looking "kewl".

Jean Jacket: Kevin's Closet
Baseball Tee: Urban Outfitters
Button Up: Heritage Men
Pants: Levi's Super Skinny
Boots: Clarks Desert Boots
Beanie: Westwing



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bringing Back the Anorak: Military Style.


An anorak or parka is a type of heavy jacket with a hood, often lined with fur or fake fur, so as to protect the face from a combination of freezing temperatures and wind.
As the seasons are changing and we’re falling into winter, street wear has yet again taken an ordinary item and tagged it with swag.

Although anoraks are defined basically as parkas (thank you wikipedia), fashion has decided to blend new textures and patterns with the convenience of something that has always been around.

Army green and camo? So in right now. On a deeper note, perhaps this is just fashion’s way of telling us that we are all just consumers, we are all blending in together, we will camouflage into the background with all the other hype beasts. 

Or maybe it’s just another trend passing by.

I’m not much of an outerwear kind of girl; I love being cold and I hate layers because I feel like the Michelin tire guy, but my cool army green anorak is the perfect thing to throw on with a pair of docs without trying too hard and resulting in a hip look. 
There’s definitely a price to pay in fa$hion, but I guess it depends on your demand, your budget, and your environment. You can find versions of these online, from Karmaloop to Runway Bandits to NastyGal to Agaci. You can literally find these bad boys anywhere.

Whether it’s a fashion statement, a convenient piece of outerwear, or an interpretation on consumerism, I’ve fallen for it. Add a light hoodie or a beanie and you’ll take on that Bay swag instantly, like me.

And if you’re in luck, you’ll find one for $18 at American Vintage, like I did.

Beanie & Sunglasses - Urban Outfitters
Anorak - American Vintage
Hoodie - Brandy Melville
Patterned Tank & Disco Pants - American Apparel
Boots - Doc Martens.
Purse - H&M