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Kween of the Desert

Indio, California

Fishnets in the desert. A year ago no one would have understood it, this year everybody (your mom included) is wearing them to Coachella. Just think of the tan lines…That being said, this is probably my favourite look from last weekend. After purchasing my Palm Springs LV backpack and desert boots, I knew I’d have to come up with something to make them work for the first festival weekend of the season. A vintage Tee from our trip to Austin last year came to mind immediately. Colour scheme was perfect and I’d never have the cojones to wear it with fishnets anywhere else.

It wouldn’t be a festival without some kind of tasteful and non-offensive headdress. Last Coachella I had the chance to wear a beautiful feather crown by Amaroq, so this year I approached them to design a new crown. One crown to rule them all! That’s a Lord of the Rings reference btw…I digress. After talking crystals and metals for a few weeks, the incredible piece that was sent to me took my breath away. If I could I would wear it every day….like even right now…if I wasn’t too lazy to get out of bed to grab it to put it on, I would.

 Finally When the weekend started approaching I started to browse the world wide web looking for dinky accessories that would bring the festival vibes to the look. Seriously though, I should start a website called “shit you’ll need to look like everybody else at Coachella”, and sell nothing but fake septum rings and bejewelled face stickers…I’d make a fortune. Because my Givenchy nose ring and necklace didn’t make me feel like Goldmemeber enough yet, I added some gold sticky things to my face. Taaadaaaa. The Inception of a Coachella look occurs.

Amaroq crown, Glasses and fishnets from Urban Outfitters, Body Bauble face bling, Givenchy nose ring and necklace, Vintage tee, and Louis-Vuitton backpack and boots.

I Left My Brain in the Desert

Indio, California

Today is Tuesday and I am still recovering from Coachella. My brain power has yet to find its way back from wherever it is it went (Tequilatown), and I’m literally scratching my head trying to type something coherent. The rest of this is probably not going to be my best work. You’ve been warned.

We all know that people don’t go to festivals for the music anymore. They do so to get dressed in a free spirited manner, that isn’t free spirited at all because the entire ensemble is usually assembled 2+ months in advance. I digress, there’s a reason people invest so much time and money into looking free as can be. Because it is SO. MUCH. FUN. For millennials it’s pretty much Halloween, but a clown or witch costume would probably look saner.

All this being said day one of the festival was pretty tame for me. After being bombarded by the TOMMY x GIGI collaboration all over social media a couple months back I knew I had to pull a piece for the occasion. The entire collection should have been called “we want you to wear this to Coachella” because that literal message is the only more obvious way Tommy could have gotten his message across. Guess it worked because here we are folks. Wearing look 54 worn by Bella Hadid to the first day of Coachella. All kidding aside this is probably one of my favourite festival looks ever. I felt pretty and day one was fun. There was music and stuff. It was cool. Told you this wouldn’t be my best work…Day 2 of Coachella coming soon!


Brixton cap, denim chokers from Dolls Kill, TOMMY X GIGI dress, Chanel backpack, and Superga sneakers.

The Lucky Ones

Miami, Florida

Sometimes life is really good. The sun rises on another beautiful day, happiness is omnipresent, you feel strong and powerful, balance is attained, and a perfectly pleasing routine falls into place. Things get done, you feel in control, and you start thinking that maybe you’ve finally realized how everybody else has been doing it all along.

Then suddenly something happens. Something you never saw coming. Something your not sure how to react to, let alone adequately handle. It shakes you. Makes you existentially confused. Makes you wonder if this balance you strived for, for so long, ever meant anything in the first place. You start to question the hierarchy of the important things in your life. Were you doing it right to begin with? Did you really need all this structure to feel like you had got your life together or was the freedom and impulsivity of your previous nature what you should be aiming for.

What kind of life do you want to lead? What kind of life is most fulfilled?  One thing is certain…make it happy. Make it full of love and moments that live on forever. Make it so when you look back the joy overtakes the sorrow in every instance, that the highs are more meaningful then the lows, that the silver linings always take centre stage. Some of us don’t have the privilege of seeing a silver lining. Of not looking back in anger. Of seeing the sun rise on another beautiful day. So lets live it in their honour. As the lucky ones… 

Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Fallon choker, Balmain blazer, WhoWhatWear X Target blouse, One Teaspoon shorts, Louis-Vuitton backpack, and Christian Louboutin sandals.

Tale as Old as Time

Walt Disney World, Florida

All the feels. That’s about the only way I could describe the live adaptation of my second favourite Disney movie of all time, Beauty and the Beast. The first is The Lion King in case you were wondering. To get back on topic, this reimagining of the film, if you live under a rock you haven’t seen it yet, is kind of everything. The minute the casting was announced I was sold, from Emma Watson as Belle to my good buddy Gandalf playing Cogsworth, the actors behind every person and object’s portrayal feel like they’ve been born for the part. Seriously though my Downton Abbey crush transformed into my #1 Disney Prince crush, without a glitch. The months leading up the film’s release were like torture. Not because I was agonizing waiting for it to come out. Though don’t get me wrong I was all kinds of excited…but everytime the trailer came on during a commercial break, a beautiful orchestral rendition of the original score from the animated film would come on, and I would become a stage five sob fest. Like, leaking from my eyes and nostrils sort of sobbing. I know right, sick imagery, you’re welcome.

When I finally got to see the film, I was blown away by the visuals, and pleased with how true they were to my beloved animated classic. Everyone was crying by the end…but being the overachiever I am, I made sure to be real punctual with my tears. Yet again what got me going were the first four seconds of the story when that haunting score came on as we floated towards the Beast’s castle. Full waterworks, I’m not kidding. I’m just surprised the people in the row in front of me didn’t tell me to keep it down.

All this to say I’ve loved Beauty and the Beast since I was a baby girl, and this film just gave me a reason to fall in love with it all over again at 25 years old. I also love that it created a reemergence in Disney fashion collaborations, and I now own this Gucci inspired, sherpa collared, Beast denim jacket from Mink Pink.  So here I am in full theme park mode, paying homage to my furry man crush, and my favourite stockholme syndrome victim. Enjoy!

Beauty & The Beast Jean Jacket Cartier Love Necklace, Chanel Purse, Conscience Coupable Gold Chanel Purse Beauty & The Beast OOTD Jacket Beauty & The Beast OOTD Disney #OOTD Chanel watch, purse Conscience Coupable #OOTD Seriously though…we all had a crush on Simba and/or the Beast am I right?
Mink Pink denim jacket and dress, Chanel bag, and Converse Chuck Taylors.

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