Saturday, February 14, 2015

the truth about love.


today i celebrated "Single's Awareness Day"... with myself.
i later realized that abbreviated it spells "S.A.D."

how cute is that...


but jokes aside i am a content gal.
i've accepted singleness into my life with open arms.
there's really no sense of the whole "wallowing in pity" party.
i've got incredible friends and family who demonstrate love toward me every day.
it's their selflessness, patience, kindness and thoughtfulness that encourage me.
even through our imperfections and flaws. 
through our arguments and things we've said that we wish we could take back.
because there is forgiveness.
and forgiveness stems from love.

who is love?
God is love.
because of Jesus Christ we are dearly loved.
The truest and purest love of all.






Thursday, February 12, 2015

nocturnal workshop | wings + horns || SS'15 || hypebeast


Nocturnal Workshop's SS'15 lookbook on Hypebeast

art direction + styling: myself
model: ben etienne

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wings + horns SS'15 lookbook on Hypebeast

photography: alan chan
stylist: tung vo
assistant stylist: myself
model: david pachal





Wednesday, February 11, 2015

memories fade... and so will this dang tan.

Lululemon Lab zip sweater, American Apparel denim button-down, thrifted turtleneck & cross-body bag, Oak+Fort trousers and Nike sneaks.

i'm hizzle home now.
it's not as crappy and cold as i had anticipated- coming from palm spring's hot hot heat.
in fact, i really love our weather goin' on here.
it feels like spring.
i walked around like this today cause a coat was unnecessary.
dropped by Frankie Collective's warehouse to pull some pieces for an upcoming shoot.
hung out with the homie, zach from Nocturnal Workshop.
ventured a bit round town.
now callin' it a day.




Friday, February 6, 2015

cali ~ so far

        


so far, so great.
it's been a real treat hangin' out here with the folks.
to be perfectly honest i've been lounging on lounging on lounging.
it feels a little too good to be true.
so i'm taking it all in, cause in 2 days it's all over.

immediately as i landed i was greeted by my cute lil momma with birthday balloons
because, technically, that was my actual birth date.
it was such an early flight that i'd woken up still half asleep, grabbed my things,
and left for the airport.
it hadn't even occurred to me that it was my birthday until i saw the balloons.
it was cute- i felt like a kiddy all over again, and for a moment i was a little
embarrassed, but then i figured: screw it. i don't know any of these old farts
(referring to a large population of people in the airport, and palm springs in general).

our first stop: 
in n out. duh.
i know, i know how creative one can get with their "non-so-secret menu" n all.
but i decided to keep it simple. for once.
a burger, fries and a neo shake.
and that did me in.

so far we've also hit up Shield's Date Cafe for date shakes.
... one thing's for sure is i'm a real sucker for shakes.
(you never would have guessed).

joshua tree national park was also a destination we enjoyed. 
i was a silly little girl and figured sandals would be ideal.
so, being the adventurous and sometimes risk-taker i am, i decided to climb up 
some giant rocks in those sandals. 
i had one close call, but thankfully the good Lord kept me safe.
it was fun.
we walked around for a couple hours and then called it a day,
(apparently running back home to catch some rays at the pool was most key on the day agenda).

and that is: cali ~ so far.

tomorrow we are going to LA for... 
you'll never guess... 
SHOPPING!
i am keen on on it though.
can't wait to hit up the vintage shops on melrose and shops on fairfax.



update y'all once i'm back!





Saturday, January 31, 2015

the "big" 2 3

one, big muchas gracias to all those who took the time to wish me a happy birthday today.
especially all you individuals who i rarely talk to/haven't talked to in ages.
in all honesty i'd been dreading 23 for what seems like a whole year... ever since i turned 22.
i just didn't want the day to come. 
period.
and then to add the icing on the cake, i recently came across an article on,
*rolls eyes*, facebook, that shed light as to why 23 is the worst year of your life.
oh ya? oh sick
awesome.

but what TRULY is so gut-wrenchingly terrible about 23, you might ask?
well... nothing.
to put it simply:
it's all what you make of it.

i'd originally assumed it to be some big identity crisis.
and, to be fair, i have re-evaluated career paths and goals,
but rather than being fearful and negative about it, 
i'm trying to use it as an opportunity to learn more about who am i.
what are my strengths/weaknesses?
what am i truly passionate about?
do i belong in another city... country?
and so on.

while in palm springs for the next 8 days, 
i figured this would be a good opportunity to spend time reflecting
and talking with God about all these things hammering away in my head.

and at the end of the day,
no matter where i am or what i am doing,
i am blessed (to death).


"And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!"
Psalm 139:24