3.29.2014

THE VALENTINE'S DAY AQUATIC

Baby pink PVC patent vinyl circl skirt, American Apparel mesh bodysuit, fuzzy cardigan Baby pink PVC patent vinyl circl skirt, American Apparel mesh bodysuit, fuzzy cardigan
American Apparel mesh bodysuit, textured cardigan c/o Lulus.com, Milusia PVC Skater Skirt c/o Missguided

So here's my extremely tardy but absolutely necessary Valentine's Day post (which explains my uncharacteristic amount of pink for one outfit). I had been itching to see some underwater life for a while, and after reading the original article Blackfish was based on (I knew the actual documentary would be way too graphic), I of course had to boycott Sea World, as you should too. This is why it made so much sense to go to the Aquarium of the Pacific to ethically observe these beautiful creatures I'd never get to lay my eyes on otherwise! Each room dedicated to a different marine layer was wall-to-wall with fascinating beings. I'm sure I've visited the aquarium at some point in my life as a child, but it takes a revisit post-teens to really appreciate it. Amongst my favorites were the jellies, the adorable see otters, and the shark like looks just like the dragon Toothless, whom I named by puppy after. Enjoy!

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They're playing!
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Caught taking a selfie with the birds

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Chris dipping his hand in the petting tanks

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Proper

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Puffin feet n_n

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So qt

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Chris before I broke his spell

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3.23.2014

2CUTE4SCHOOL

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Forever21 crop top, floral maxi skirt c/o Missguided, Puffy sandals by Windsor Smith, satchel purse

Some quick snaps before brunching with Louise, Bambi & Mory. Pretty excited to be able to sport sleeveless things via our characteristically warm weather as of late. This past midterms season I did some routine online shopping (the best stress reliever ever), and found some awesomely cute accessories from fab.com. As I browsed the pages & pages of goodies, I noticed these adorable school supplies that could make the most boring class enticing. My personal favorite is the paint tube pencil holder. And to bring it all together, I picked out a classic Fjallraven backpack... I've wanted one forever but keep forgetting to snag one for myself!

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Photos from fab.com 

xoxo

3.21.2014

BACKSTAGE AT ECKHAUS LATTA

Eckhaus Latta Autumn Fall Winter 2014 Backstage New York Fashion Week NYFW

Last month I had the incredible opportunity to cover beauty backstage for Eckhaus Latta's runway show. As soon as I stepped in, I was sucked into the hectic whirlwind, dodging curling wands, makeup brushes, and aerosol sprays. The excitement contagion hung heavily and I couldn't wait to delve into the madness.

I started off with hair, which focused on sleekness, juxtaposed to the classic textures Eckhaus Latta is known to employ. At first glance the hairstyle looks like french braids, but they're actually large corn rows in C-shape formation and natural styling towards the ends. Think sleek on top and textured as you go down. The sleekness was created by wet-look shine spray near the root, while the natural portion remained dry and far from contrived, as to not overwork the textures of the line.

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Eckhaus Latta turned to Aveda for makeup, using a muted palette consisting of plums, deeper blues, blacks, and greys. Fresh Plum liner was used on the inner corner of the eyes, drawing inspiration from a bruised eye, and a new color, Fire Maple, swiped across the models' lips. Some of the colors were matched to actual pieces in the line, while others complemented them. One of the guys and one of the girls received allover color, the former having a "natural" (read: application via brush vs. airbrush) mint, and the latter being tinted mauve. 

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For nails, each person had two different shades of the same color on each hand: focusing on nudes or natural reds. A technique called flocking was utilized, where powder was applied to the nail's surface, giving a three-dimensional, velvet-like texture. 

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Before heading out, I took some preview shots of the collection. Each hanger yielded a new texture, from tattered, shredded wool, to mohair, and in past collections, they've even used surplus army blankets. 

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