Wade and I getting measured for our custom clothes.
My custom outfit! I took a picture from a magazine, got measured, and it was ready 24 hrs later!
I also had this jacket made for just $35!!
Wade had a tuxedo made for $100!
The men got suits made at Gia Hung’s tailor shop. We all felt like royalty! It was such a fun experience. I would love to go back one day with $5000 and get an entire wardrobe made!
The charming streets of Hoi An.
Hoi An is so picturesque no matter what time of day it is.
We were lucky to have been there for a full moon lantern festival!
We had a cute little old man row us around the river in his boat during the lantern festival.
There were adorable little women selling lanterns during the festival. You lit the candle, made a wish or said a prayer for someone, then let it float into the river.
I loved the charming little city of Hoi An, VN. Not only did we get custom clothes made, we caught the full moon lantern festival and we had a great hotel, Thanh Binh II, with a balcony that overlooked the main street for only $35 a night. The city was full of tourists but I didn’t mind. We were in plenty of other rural areas on the trip that were off the beaten path. Getting custom clothes made was definitely a high light for all of us. We had so much fun doing it and felt like royalty. Before we left town we found out that they also make custom shoes in 24 hrs! Shoot, that would of really been the icing on the cake. Thats one more reason to go back one day!
People are always asking my on advice on places to go or eat and I love telling them about my favorite spots. I think I was a travel agent in a past life! They often ask how I find out about all of these interesting things and basically I just read a lot of magazines and blogs! Here are some cool things to check out in LA and San Francisco now!
Citizens of Hummanity Pop Up Shop This is the 10th anniversary of Citizens of Hummanity and they are celebrating with a pop up shop in West Hollywood. It is full of locally made goods, inspiration boards and cool black and white photography. It’s at 8747 Beverly Blvd. until the summer!
Yesterday, I spent the afternoon in the heart of downtown LA’s fashion district, watching fashion shows from 3 LA designers along with other bloggers, buyers and press. It was a perfect day of fashion eye candy! I would like to thank Kelsi of the LA Fashion Council for having me and congratulate all 3 of the designers on their beautiful collections!
1.Odylyne This is my amazing shot of the day. It’s funny how you can take a hundred shots but only get one thats truly magical. Well, this was mine. This collection is inspired by the galaxy and the universe. Everything has movement and flows beautifully! There is a mix of bold patterns, black lace and soft pastels. Perfecto!
2.8000 Nerves This collection is all about happiness in dressing. Be daring. Be free. It is young and fresh and vintage inspired!
3.SOLDAT I loved this look and I think it needs to find a home in my closet! This collection is full of edgy eco suits and other fun pieces. The mission is to help women in creative industries dress professionally with an edge! I love it!
Some awesome style I saw on the other bloggers yesterday. Jason of Le Garcon in Stripes was too cute, these shoes were AH-MAZING, loved the bold blue hue and the fro-hawk, fashion stylist Tiffany LaVonne made quite an entrance with her wild ensemble!
This is the media pit at the end of the runway where all of the serious photographers stand. I am only including this photo because of the look on the mans face in the middle. He looks so intense. Hilarious. Earlier, he had asked to take my picture and was really friendly.
Today, I was inspired by the beautiful peach blossoms and hibiscus that are in bloom in the courtyard of my loft. I feel part Mrs. Roper (who I seem to channel often when I dress) and part Frida Kahlo. I love the hardness of the pleather pants with the softness of this floral, flowy top. Both pieces are from H&M. The pink, sparkly loafers are by Bamboo and are the “icing on the cake”. For being inexpensive, the shoes are actually pretty comfortable. What inspired your outfit today?
Yes, mint green is the new kelly green. Pastels have quickly swooped in and replaced the bold, bright denim that we were all obsessed with last year. I wasn’t sure if I could get on board with this new trend because I kept having flashbacks of a light pink Guess sweatshirt I wore in the 6th grade, which, had a big grey pug on the front. However, once I laid eyes on this look in the window of Double Take Boutique, I was in! I loved everything about this t-shirt. The red with the leopard print mixed with the hint of mint green, paired unexpectedly with a gold, spangled jacket and pastel jeans. Yes please!