One of my long standing holiday traditions is going down to Rodeo Drive and marveling at all of the festive window displays. It’s a little something that I’ve done every year that I’ve lived in LA. When I was younger I dreamt of being the one creating these glittering holiday scenes, now I dream of reenacting this little tradition in Paris. It’s a dream I plan on crossing off by bucket list soon, but for now the sun drenched streets of Beverly Hills will have to do.
I’ve been eyeing this Tibi set for weeks, but It’s going to make for the perfect outfit to wear on Christmas Eve. Double the love because I can’t wait to wear the skirt with a cozy sweater for Christmas Day.
I’m hosting a giveaway with sunglass hut over on my Instagram. Go to this post for a chance to win a pair of custom engraved sunglasses. xo
For the last two weeks Sam and I have been working on a secret project. I’m excited to finally tell you all about it. Today is the soft opening of our pop up art gallery and flower shop, Escape LA. It coincides with Refinery 29’s 29 Rooms exhibit taking place at ROW DTLA. We will be open every day 12:00-7:00pm and are having an opening reception this Saturday 6:00-9:00pm. If you’re going to the R29 exhibit or just want to come by and say hi, we’re located in suite 132 in the ROW DTLA campus. We’ll have free Prosecco by Stella Rosa, puppies, flowers and art curated by two of my favorite artists. I hope you stop by, I’ll even teach you how to make flower crowns or floral ornaments if you’re so inclined.
How many of you have been with me long enough to remember my days of modeling at NastyGal? It was years ago when the blog was only a year old, NastyGal was a team of 6 people, and we were living in San Francisco. Sophia scouted me through my blog and for the next year I was a regular NastyGal, shooting twice a week. I look back on those day with immense fondness. I remember when Stacey the stylist, Paul the photographer, Nick the styling assistant and I the model would take the Bart back into the city after a full day of shooting. We all wore black, lots of leather, and were asked if we were in a band almost once a week. The days were long but always filled with tears-in-your-eyes laughter.
When I saw this tinsel fringed vegan leather jacket, it instantly took me back to my NastyGal days. I saw myself twirling in it, I heard Paul telling me to drop my chin and look left. I could feel Stacy and Nick eyeing me up and down, debating whether to add a leather glove or a statement ring. I could see Sophia peering out of her office ready to restyle the entire look, a perfectionist in ripped up band tees and Alexander Wang boots. It was exhilarating, exhausting, and unforgettable.
Is there a time in your life that you look back at and almost wish you could go back?