Monday, August 7, 2017

The Era of Evites

Oscar de la Renta

One of my favorite things about events has to be the invitation card that precedes it. Whether I'm being invited to something or I get the pleasure of hosting one, the idea of having your name associated with a special occasion is quite exciting. In this day and age, evites have become so prevalent and convenient (financially and time-wise), but the appreciation towards printed cards will never diminish in my eyes. In partnership with Anagram Interactive, I had the opportunity to try out some really neat Paperless Post cards designed by some of the world's most renowned names - Charlotte Olympia, Jack and Kate Spade, Jonathan Adler, Mary Katrantzou, Oscar de la Renta, and Vera Wang. Not only are these cards (and envelopes) chic in design, they are super easy to customize, and fairly inexpensive for the quality you get. Now until I can afford a real Oscar de la Renta dress, I will make due with their pretty cards. 

Mary Katrantzou

Rifle Paper Co.

Kelly Wearstler

Vera Wang

Oscar de la Renta

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Village Vibes

There are ample neighborhoods in NYC, but there aren't too many that truly speak to me. West Village is one of the few charming areas that have this unavoidable effect that effortlessly captivates the attention of any pedestrians. On a hot summer day, it's extremely crucial to be able to stroll around in something breathable and light, such as this dress. I had the pleasure of customizing several aspects of this outfit from eShakti to suit my preferences - hem length, neckline, sleeve length etc. The best part of this dress (not featured here because I totally forgot I had it, lame) is the pockets! I love a good one-piece that satisfies many requirements, and I know I will get great utility out of this one. Thanks, eShakti!

Photography by Kyle

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Stripes in Spring

SheIn Shirt, RACHEL Rachel Roy Jeans (similar here), Nicholas Kirkwood Flats, Anne Klein Crossbody, Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses, Michael Kors Watch, Lauren Ralph Lauren Bracelet
Spring time in New York has been a combination of the good and the bad. Some days you are frolicking in Central Park in summer attire, and other days you are strapped in boots and wrapped up in a chunky scarf. Nonetheless, the blooming flowers and the doses of vividly green landscapes the city exhibits have become our hope for warmer days. Considering the season's hot afternoons and chilly evenings, my go-to look embodies a loose and breathable top paired with cropped jeans that keep me warm, yet cool. This particular linen, striped shirt is now a staple in my closet, and I love that I can easily couple it with shorts, skirts, or even skorts! 

Photography by Kyle

Thursday, January 19, 2017

SoHo Strolls

Vintage Hat, SheIn Coat, Mango Sweater, Zara Pants, Aldo Shoes, Givenchy Bag
If I can describe NYC in one way, I would refer to it as a city with character. Each neighborhood feels like a different town, filled with distinctive features that will keep you searching for something new. One main thing I have come to appreciate over the past (almost) 5 months is the mild winter season in comparison to a place like Chicago, or Chiberia as we call it. This may be why New York has a reputation for maintaining a stylish stance - the extended fall-like weather that allows fashion enthusiasts, like me, to experiment with looks without the puffy parkas. 

Photography by Alex