Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Candy Coated

Spring is fully upon us and I finally feel like posting some new looks. I've been super busy with school, which is a terrible excuse, but I hope you guys will give me a free pass here! I'm also super late on posting the highlights from my trip to Cape Town, South Africa... but I promise I'll eventually get around to that too :(

Cotton Rib Ottoman Jacket @ American Apparel
Lips Print Crop Top @ American Apparel
Diamond Quilted Midi Skirt @ Topshop
Gold Trim Boots @ Topshop

Friday, January 3, 2014


Namídia, a public relations agency I visited in Vila Madalena, has the most beautiful headquarters I have ever seen! Working together for over a decade, Marcia Fonseca and Mercedes Tristão have cultivated an integrated communications agency which fosters the relationships between its various clients and the press. In addition, Namídia also assists with marketing, branding, show booking, and strategic partnerships. Furthermore, the agency specializes in fashion and beauty. 

When I first walked into the gated complex, I was taken aback by how beautiful the grounds and open air offices were. Then, when I walked into the storeroom where all of their clothes are displayed, my heart exploded. Artfully decorated with sketches and runway cutouts, it should come at no surprise that even the hangers were cute. I clearly took a million pictures of everything, but can we just talk about the shoes for a minute? How about an hour? Thank goodness nothing was for sale!

I could live here!


Absolutely bonkers

Must have immediately



Love these colors and the hair!


Beautifully detailed fabrics and materials!

One in every color please!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

São Paulo Highlights

Now that the holiday craziness has finally passed, I finally have some time to share a few of my favorite highlights of my study tour to São Paulo with Drexel. As this trip was billed as a three credit undergraduate level course through the MIP department, I was in a unique position in that I was still able to participate as a graduate student yet bypass the whole coursework part (thanks, Darren!). Obviously though, I didn't take this opportunity lightly. Sure, we had fun and probably sampled too many cachaça varieties... but believe me when I say it was not some party tour.

Busy from 7:00 am until 3:00 am almost every day, each person with whom we visited was incredibly warm and welcoming. The stories they shared with us about their lives, experiences, careers, and ideas were inspiring and thought provoking to say the least. Plus, the area of the city in which we were staying was beautiful and the street art which blankets almost every alley and cement wall was unique. 

A mix of music-related activities, cultural events, and sightseeing, this trip offered something for everyone, which was great since the majority of attendees were not in the Westphal college. A few of the most interesting music industry stops we made included visiting Estúdio El Rocha, Black Embers Records, Namídia, and the music department at USP. Plus, having the opportunity to meet with Paulo Ricardo, Chuck Hipolitho, Luciana Oliveira, and Diana dos Teclados was incredible. On the cultural side, checking out the SIM Music Festival, the Mercado Municipal, a rehearsal at the Vai-Vai samba school, and a handful of excellent art museums gave us all a well-rounded overview of the city's heartbeat.

Two words: THE FOOD

Let's just get on with some photos, shall we? Loads more over on Flickr.

We went spray painting with street artist Mickemball. Yes, I had to leave a BB tag!
The whole gang at Beco do Batman (Batman's Alley)
Sweet recording gear over at Estúdio El Rocha
City view from Pinacoteca de São Paulo
Heliópolis from Diana dos Teclados' house

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Snow White

I really cannot describe my undying love for this fuzzy dolman sweater. Plus, I love pairing it with my spiked collar blouse. Apparently, white on white is a trend this season... beats me but I personally prefer lots of contrasting colors in my outfits.

Oversized Dolman Sweater @ Staring at Stars (Urban Outfitters)
Spiked Collar Top @ Sparkle & Fade (Urban Outfitters)
Leather Ankle Boots @ ASOS

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Urban Daydreaming

Urban Daydreaming

Urban Daydreaming by brunettebullet featuring BDG

How could anyone say no to those darling earrings!?

BDG cardigan

BDG black flat

Kimchi Blue mini satchel bag

Dog earrings

Heart ring

BDG hat

Duwop lipstick

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Franny // Celebrities

Waiting, lots of waiting.

Hair and makeup
Me and Lauren!

Lauren being cute.

Sounds intimidating.

Me and Sky!

Well, I certainly never thought I would have the opportunity to be in a movie! It almost didn't happen, but patience and a few thrown elbows got Lauren and I the chance to be extras for 'Franny', an upcoming film featuring Dakota Fanning and Richard Gere. We were not allowed to take any photos on set, but I snagged a few while we were waiting to get bussed over to Blurr, aka the old Club 27. The scene we were a part of was a club scene, so Lauren and I got all dressed up. (Love that dress btw, L!) We were there for hours and hours, but it was definitely worth the wait. I can't wait to see it next year!

Also, Sky Ferreira, you are awesome. My bad for running into you in the bathroom. Whoops :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lady and a Scholar

College + Knitwear = A match made in-between the pages of The Catcher in the Rye. More on my Lookbook too!

Sweater @ H&M
Skirt @ Forever 21
Weejuns @ Bass