Finally got my hands on Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. I never really veer from neutrals in the first place so I’ve been eyeing this for months now as it remained sold out online. There’s something satisfying about having all the eyeshadows I need in one place, especially when it’s an artfully laid out range of velvety, highly pigmented shades applicable to everyday life. It’s a little bulky for travel but at the same time eliminates random singles and is easy to find in a pile of clothes and shoe bags so maybe not so bad. My current favorites are the extremely matte ‘Buck’ smudged carefully around the eye and ‘Virgin’ in the inner corners but the options are pretty much endless.
(Zara top, secondhand shorts)
Started to screw around these sunglasses (things lying around on random shelves can be so interesting discovered mid-space out) while I was getting my makeup done at the Elle Girl Japan office…apparently I looked a little too gleeful about them because they told me to just take them. Oops..err thank you Elle Girl! Anyway, made for some fun shots from our 25th floor perch at the Cerulean Tower in Shibuya.
Still have so many photos left over from Tokyo! I was a little apprehensive about going back after being there for the earthquake in March but feel so much better that I did. It was great to see my agents over there and share stories with everyone I had seen the morning before it happened as well as just get back to work with the magazines and brands that have done so much to support my blog. The ‘ganbatte’ spirit is palpable in Tokyo and everyone is doing their part to save electricity…one quite visible issue is the mistrust of the government’s and TEPCO’s statements and a subsequent substantial lack of complete understanding of the situation. But of course the people starting their lives over from scratch have it the hardest. It’s so important to continue to support Japan through this, whether it be by donating or even visiting to help show that it is safe, and as beautiful as ever.
I love pairing navy and black but it’s almost impossible to find pieces that do it for you. Not something that I would have even ever thought to complain about but the rarity of it all did make initially finding out this dress exists slightly more exciting. The open back and leather detailing would probably have been enough to sell me alone. Paris has me wanting to dress like an actual girl for some reason (well, off and on), it’s quite cheesy and fun.
(ba&sh suede dress, Balenciaga boots)
I love the straight cut and loose fit of this dress..the suede is so soft and thin that it’s actually wearable for day. I dressed it down with my Balenciaga flat boots and a pink bracelet I got in Harajuku last week. The second shot is right in front of our hotel, Thoumieux..the perfect location with the ba&sh store next to it and the requisite evilly good Viennoisirie bakery right across the street. We stayed in Le Marais last time so it’s fun to traipse about on the opposite side of town for this stay.
(Rag and Bone hat, Etoile Isabel Marant knit and suede boots, Zara skirt, vintage bag, Michael Kors watch)
I’ve already gotten so much wear out of this twirly Zara skirt..so easy to wear with anything. It was so cold in Paris today! Colin and I got up early for a long Metro ride to the flea market and spent the rest of the day trying to figure out what you’re supposed to to on Sundays here. Tried to realize a sudden dream to bike around the city but found out our credit cards wouldn’t work in the Velib machines..so ended up eating croissants and cornichons in bed instead. Not bad either.
Some touristy shots I took the past couple days…finished up the video shoot I came out here for today and now have a few days to wander. How do I make it so that I never have to leave? I’m so extremely alright with the sun setting at 10 o’clock and the shopping paradise-ness and the perfect meal around every other corner..
(Mercury Duo trench coat, Twentysevennames dress, Balenciaga bag, Isabel Marant Gava pumps)
I’ve barely had time to think since arriving in Tokyo a few days ago – already wrapped 4 photo shoots (had a surreal princess sort of moment when I got to wear a beautiful navy blue Jason Wu dress and shoes..made up for the system-shocking call time of 2 am the day before), did an interview with Womens Wear Daily Japan, and am now trying to get to sleep before a cover shoot tomorrow. Today I finished a little earlier than I expected to so Colin and I wandered around in Daikanyama as the daylight faded – I wore a basic trench with my beautiful new heels. The ankle cuff is so rad – sheets of leather that wrap around the leg three times make for inefficient foot insertion but the end result is simultaneously clean and jagged. Really nice.
(Kate Moss for Topshop dress, Bimba & Lola bag, Isabel Marant suede boots, Michael Kors oversized men’s watch)
I love that my readers have such a keen eye for pieces I’ve worn before, makes me smile. I’ve been in this back to basics mood lately and have been digging up some of the clothes I used to wear to death…this dress is one of the few floral prints in my closet but anyone who owns this little piece of Topshop history will agree that it’s just..perfect. Doesn’t really need much assistance so I wore it with a pair of Isabel Marant boots from a few seasons ago that I managed to track down, a bucket bag that I bought in Madrid last fall, and one of my newer acquisitions, this massive Michael Kors watch that’s about five links lighter after taking it to a repair shop in Los Feliz. I’ve been meaning to buy a gold watch forever now but finally managed to follow through a couple weeks ago, mostly to try to make this Tokyo/Paris/London trip go more smoothly. Not groping about in my bag for my phone to get the time is a real novelty that I’m sure I will forget to appreciate almost immediately. Colin and I are leaving in a few hours for the airport and as usual I’m the sleep deprived loser scrambling around till three in the morning. Seriously though, packing for pretty much the rest of the month is so daunting that it’s starting to feel pointless. The digital luggage scale and it’s mocking beeps became the enemy at about midnight. Wish me luck getting at least an hour and half of sleep right now hah.
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