Mar 25, 2014

WEIGHTLESS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Mt. Davidson
Salumeria, SF
above photos by Kevin & me
Instagram photo credits clockwise from top left: June, KevinJuneNino
photo credits clockwise from top left: Nino, me, Kevin, Kevin
This past week has been one of my favorites of 2014.  I spent the first half road-tripping from LA through Malibu, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Big Sur, and finally, San Francisco and the Bay Area.  I camped, hiked, touched waterfalls, scampered over rocks, swam in rivers, made s'mores, and then went on to explore San Francisco. The Pacific Coast is a stunner, and while the water always comes in cold, I don't think I could ever get tired of the color blue. Having road-tripped, I packed very lightly and comfortably, and froze my a** off camping in all the layers (or lack thereof) I had in Big Sur. I had not expected it to be as cold as it was at night. Thankfully, this vegan leather jacket saved me, and I can now say that I've slept whole nights in a leather jacket, with or without pride - taking the phrase "living in" clothing to a new level. Note to self: must-bring for festivals and chilly desert nights (on a sidenote, for more festival wear, check out FP here). 

These photos are from the past Friday in San Francisco, a day that I was fortunate enough to spend time with my beautiful friends Nino, Kevin, and June, all of whom are amazingly talented and visionary individuals who take inspired and unique photos (so check out their feeds!).  I always admire artists who stay true to themselves, and these lovely beings do just that.  Though it was my first time meeting all of them, we definitely bonded seamlessly and found so many similarities among ourselves. 

We started our day off at Mt. Davidson, overlooking the city, and continued on to explore a myriad of coffee shops in Mission district, make a stop at Charlotte Russe's headquarters, eat delicious food, shoot, taste chocolate, look at succulents, visit Heath Ceramics, drink boba, and visit the gorgeous Sutro Baths, where I was also able to attend my first SF insta-meet/photo-walk. I think we most definitely crammed in a week or two's worth of adventures into one day. 

There is a certain kind of weightlessness you feel when you're with people you connect with in a city that fosters such connections. I hope this excess of photos convey the sheer fun of this day. Like always, I find myself longing to go back - till next time, San Francisco.

Stay tuned for posts on Big Sur & coffee shops in SF xx. 

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Mar 15, 2014

SPRING TAKE ON CELINE FW13

ZeroUV sunnies, Brandy Melville crop top, Juli's vintage skirt, Converse, Topshop bag, Christina Nicole necklace, Vidakush bracelets and midi rings, Callixto ring, Casio watch

I have a little journal with just a single photo in it - I like to think that this conveys two prominent facts about me: A) I am a hoarder & have way too many little notebooks (as do most people who like to write, though) and B) I must like that photo very, very much. The photo is a photo from Celine's FW13 collection, and though it's been a while since the collection had first been revealed, I am still every bit as, if not more, in love with it as I was a year ago. There is just something about midi-skirts in neutrals/whites & longline silhouettes that is so refreshing, and frankly, we just don't get enough of that these days. While I'd love to channel some of the winter white vibes that this collection has going on, it is already very warm here in California, thus resulting in my spring take on the collection. It's obviously very modified in order to account for comfort/the amount of walking I do (hi, Converse, my sole saviors).

I'm not sure if I've always been the most pragmatic of people, but I do realize that as I get older, I have been more invested in being more practical when it comes to comfort. This also may be the Californian mentality that I have adapted, but nevertheless, it's pretty evident when it comes to ensembles for me.

Speaking of comfort, this is actually something I wouldn't mind wearing to a festival. While there may be a certain kind of style already heavily linked with festival season/Coachella/the ongoing SXSW, I think repurposing high fashion and bringing it to another sphere makes festival wear so much more interesting. I have some more festival ideas for you all coming soon, but in the meantime, check out Free People's festival wear for some inspo, or dare I say, purchases?

I also am going on a roadtrip starting tomorrow towards NorCal, and am incredibly excited to be hiking, camping, and falling asleep in the backseat of the car (it's the only place I can nap in). I'd love any recommendations - I'll be hitting up Santa Barbara, SLO, Big Sur, San Francisco, and the Bay - so let me know if there are any must-sees. If you want to keep up with my travels, check out my Instagram @highstitchedvoice. As for now, I need to stock up on Trader Joe's snacks. Much Love & Happy Weekend xx!

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Mar 9, 2014

MARBLES


I think I'm drawn to the marbleized aspect of this skirt because it resembles ink stains, and the monochromatic aspect really allows for a lot of variation when it comes to dressing it up or down. Also, Monki should come to the US already. I shot these with the lovely Ann from Rouge Fox after acai bowls for lunch, and it was obviously a pleasure shooting her.

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