White Hot


When you live in Los Angeles, none of the typical fashion rules apply. An all white ensemble is definitely appropriate  and highly encouraged for those spring heat waves. There is nothing more fresh than a crisp, well-fitted two piece (especially when its in mini-skirt style). 
I felt young, sharp, and flirty in this look. The geometric pattern adds just the right amount of cool and the mustard yellow makes this look unforgettable. I like wearing bright colors to contrast against my glory tan skirt. 

This jacket is still one of my favorite purchases. The blue color is unique, and can switch out from season to season. In LA, jackets are more statements than practical. Long statement coats seem like a trend that is not dying down. I am into its quick ability to make any look more polished. 

We shot at the now famous Bates Motel in Silverlake. The artist, Vincent Lamouroux, white-washed the entire plot of land including the enjoined palm trees and billboards. This site specific art installation has been open to the public since April 2015. The artists inspiration behind "Projection" is his representation of the 'California Dream'- "What it is, What it will become, What it once was". The stark white building against Los Angeles' saturated blue sky makes for an epic backdrop, and a treasure for the neighborhood. Supposedly, the building will be torn down for a developer to create new luxury rentals. Lets dream this does not happen, and this art installation continues to inspire. Or at least survive for all the wannabe fashion bloggers. 



Topshop skirt + top, H&M coat, Steve Madden shoes, Essie "Fiji" nail polish.
Photo credits- Tavio Valencia Sacramento based photographer
@taviothephotographer 



Modern Age Woman








Living in Southern California can often feel like a flash back to the mid 20th century. The architecture and landscaping of the 1950's has become iconic to Los Angeles, and creates that Hollywood classic feel. This post is a nod to the fashion of that time. When Jackie-O was the quintessential queen of style. Our grandmothers all attempted to perfect her tailored   Chanel suits and glamorous sunglass. They strived to find her poise and grace will juggling their children, and their jobs, and their households. I don't know how my Sicilian Grandmother did it. Hair always done, make up always on point. 

For the current LA woman, we are busy babes. We are on constantly on the go. In our cars, running to work, to our fitness classes, to our auditions, to drinks with our girls. The role of the women in society is much different than the time of the 1950's house wife. 
This is an outfit for the independent, powerful, confident lady but also recognizes the women  who came before. 

I am loved with this structured pencil dress. I can be a major tomboy, but this dress makes me feel confident and bold. I love the cut-out, feminine, sexy and unexpected. I added an edge to this chic look with leather moto jacket. A delicate heel and statement pair of sunglasses finishes this look off. It is a modern-age ultra fem look. I wish I could dress like this more often, but its always a delight to play dress up for the day. 


Topshop dress + vegan leather jacket, Quay Australia sunglasses, Steve Madden heels, Coach purse, Essie 'Fiji' nail polish, NUDESTIX 'Blush' lip pencil. 

Photo credits- Tavio Valencia Sacramento based fashion photographer
@TavioThePhotographer


Cruising

Every time I take a cruise on my bicycle, I fall in love with it all over again. When El NiƱo is not striking LA, I made it a goal to get out and ride more. Whether its a quick errand or a cruise around Echo Park, I am making the time for myself to get out for some fresh air. This dress by Cotton Candy LA, is simple, feminine and easy. I love the length of the hem-line cutting below the knee. There is no waiting around for spring- it has fully arrived. 
'The bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelist and poets' - Christopher Morley.


Cotton Candy LA dress, Target flats, Pull & Bear jean jacket, Pure City Cycles Crosby Bike. 

Will Tee Yang Los Angeles photographer







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