Friday, October 24, 2014

Insta Outfits

1) Warehouse Fluffy Teddy Coat, Dusen Dusen sweater from Emerging Thoughts (old), Urban Outfitters skirt (similar), vintage Coach backpack (modern version

2) Penelope Chilvers needlepoint flats, Eileen Fisher boyfriend jeans. 3) Sweatshirt from Tokyo (bought on Takeshita-Dori), Greylin skirt (old), Keiko x Bonlook sunglasses, ModCloth "Lovely and Lush" cat purse.

4) Vintage shirt, skirt, and bag. UGG oxfords, Karen Walker "Anytime" sunglasses.

5) Long sweater from Laforet in Tokyo, old J. Crew sweater, vintage cutoffs, UGG "Charlotte" ankle boots. 6) Clashist Lena Dunham Birthday Suit tee, Topshop beanie.

7) AG Jeans bomber and jeans, Léon shirt, vintage Coach "City" bag (available herein their Coach Classics collection).

8) Zara checked scarf, Armani Exchange Cocoon coat. 9) Comptoir Des Cotonniers trench and shirt, Eileen Fisher boyfriend jeans, Penelope Chilvers needlepoint flats, vintage Coach backpack.

10) Minna Parikka shoes.

11) Keiko x Bonlook sunglasses, Topshop plaid double breasted coat, ASOS oversized smock t-shirt (majorly on sale), old Zara shorts, Modern Vice spectator oxfords (one pair on sale in size 6.5), vintage Coach backpack.

12) Warehouse Fluffy Teddy Coat, old Anthropologie sweater, Hudson "Florence" shortalls.

13) Zara cropped turtleneck (old, but this one is similar), vintage skirt, Keiko x Bonlook sunglasses.

Not all of the outfits I post on my instagram end up making it to the blog; it's a lot easier to carry around a phone than a giant camera, after all! Here are some recent looks, complete with all of their details.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tokyo Diaries: Part Three

I stopped in Sanrio while passing through Harajuku, and bought these amazing unicorn slippers.

We had chicken nanban and oyakodon for lunch at Hashidaya in Shibuya. Coincidentally, we later ended up going to their Nakameguro location for Shabu-Shabu, with Eri and Rui. Totally different but equally delicious meals!

Mercer Brunch in Roppongi. Everything comes with a side of the most delicious french toast - even my veggie filled salad! One thing I learned is that Tokyo makes the BEST french toast. Who knew?

Shibuya crossing...I had a mild panic attack, after spending a little time in this area. I know that sounds so silly, being that I live in NYC, but I live in Brooklyn for that very reason. I also avoid Times Square for the same reason...I get a bad case of anxiety. But this was more about the fact that I was feeling claustrophobic and wearing an oppressive sweater during a heat wave. It was cold, when I left our hotel! I ended up buying the dress (above) and changing, because I felt like I was dying a slow, sweatery death.

But on our way out, we ran across a Where's Waldo? flash mob, so that was the best thing, ever. We later ran into them in Harajuku, and they all yelled, "Keiko-san!" Good memories, those Waldos.

The Hello Kitty is for my niece, but the onesie is all mine. If I could live in them, I would!

Outfit Details:
Zara striped knit dress
Vivetta hands collar
Seychelles flats (old)
ModCloth "Lovely and Lush" cat bag

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gemvara Color Muse

Over the summer, I had the absolute pleasure of collaborating with Gemvara on their Color Muse series. I spent the day showing them around my apartment, neighborhood, and studio. And of course, trying on and falling in love with beautiful jewelry by Gemvara, a bespoke fine jewelry company that's located and produced right here in New York! All of their jewelry is designed on their website with their customization tool, made to order and shipped directly to the customer in under two weeks. They have no pre-existing inventory, so everything is absolutely one of a kind; there are countless styles, 20 gemstones, and 9 precious metals to choose from. It’s so special to have a unique piece of jewelry that was not only completely customized to my liking, but also made right near my home. I'm always mixing metals and stacking rings, so I designed myself this triple ring with both gold and silver, and black onyx. I'll be sharing more from our shoot, soon, but in the meantime - check out my color story to get a peek into my world and see what inspires me!