Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Birthday Girl

Outfit Details:
Anthropologie "Inez Swing Dress
Seychelles "Ampersand" bow heels 
H+M heart bag
Spongebob bandaid, naturally
(special thanks to Amy K for my Happy Birthday banner, Amanda for my unicorns, and Bobby and Kim for the cupcakes and balloons!)

Yesterday was my birthday! Kimbly is visiting from LA, so I spent the day with her and Bobby. We ate cupcakes, drank slurpees, and went bowling. The previous day, I had a joint birthday celebration with my good friend Eliot. Every year, we say we're going to have a party - and every year, we fail at planning it and end up doing nothing. But this year, we managed to pull it together at the very last minute, and had a casual bbq on Helena's and my studio rooftop. All of our friends came out, and it was the best. There's nothing better than being surrounded by your favorite people. Thank you to all of you who have been sending the happy birthday wishes!

p.s. Happy birthday to my Grandma and Grandpa. I love you, both!

Friday, September 12, 2014

#9WNYFW: Backstage at NYFW

Backstage with Stila for Alice + Olivia.

Outfit Details:

H+M top
Trina Turk "Ferne" skirt
GRAFEA camera bag
Ted Baker bow bag
Nine West Noriko boots - c/o Nine West

During NYFW, I’m usually backstage as often as I’m attending the shows, covering the beauty behind the scenes. While sitting at a show and watching the runway is a lot more relaxing and less hectic, I actually enjoy backstage, quite a bit. Seeing the work that goes into each model’s look is incredibly inspiring; I learn so much, just by watching the artists in action. But since being backstage requires being on my feet for hours at a time, I usually choose my outfits with comfort and mobility in mind. I lose the heels and go for flats - or in this case, my Nine West boots - that can help me tiptoe around the artists and models without getting in anyone’s way. I also swapped out my usual backpack - the more comfortable alternative to my cumbersome camera bag - for a smaller, more stylish camera bag that takes up a lot less space. I know that NYFW is a time for people to dress their best, but I have to find a balance between the two worlds of being a seated attendee and working behind the scenes. I'm more concerned about taking photographs than being in them, but still don't want to look like I rolled out of bed. The compromise? I dress like my usual self. I would wear this mod mini and my over-the-knee Noriko boots from Nine West any day of the week, but I especially appreciated them during this one.

p.s. This post was made in collaboration with Nine West.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Put a bow on it!

keiko lynn bow dress

Outfit Details:

ASOS Bow Skater Dress
Seychelles "Gypsy" heels (c/o)
ASOS quilted cat bag
Kate Spade "Goreski" glasses bangle 
(Follow this tutorial to learn how to recreate my makeup look)

I first wore this dress in my NYC guide post, and completely forgot to list its information. After answering several individual inquiries, I decided to follow up with a dedicated post, the next time I wore it. After all, I do wear my clothing items more than once (usually way, way more) - sometimes twice in one week. In fact, I tend to wear my clothing as often as possible, in order to make it worth the money I spent. Whether it's $10 or $100, if I can't think of several ways to wear it, or picture myself wanting to wear it all the time, I won't buy it. If only I practiced this same restraint while shopping in Target and Sephora. I swear, I go in for one thing and come out with a bunch of stuff I had absolutely no intention of buying.