(Phillip Lim dress, Weekday bra and clutch, Kahlo shorts, Proenza Schouler huarache heels, Balenciaga and Hortense necklaces)
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Clompy shoes, ghostly sack, nothing I’d rather wear at dusk in LA. I resuscitated this beautiful dress I’ve had forEVER because nothing else looked more like it needed to be worn with 10 minus 4.5 inch huarache platforms. Which was all exciting until this statement corner being location scouted one minute before the sun went down became more exciting which then just got weirdly amazing when I found myself messaging the creator of this postmodern command hours later. More on that when I have more info. And as an unrelated supplement to that non-story, Tom Ford bronzer as eyeshadow is how summer 2014 is going down. Cause it’s hard to tan your lids and you shouldn’t even try but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look alright.
(Eleven Paris for Intermix City of the Future sweatshirt, Alexander Wang pleated leather skirt)
I’ve teamed up with Intermix to highlight their collaboration with talented typographer Pieter Ceizer and Eleven Paris. They’re opening up five new stores this year and each city has its own sweatshirt design to celebrate! The Palo Alto store is now open and their design features this sweet City of the Future graphic. The exclusive tops are available in store and at Intermix – also so obsessed with the Kate tank!
(By Malene Birger Kafi camisole, Kahlo short, Topshop boots, Louis Vuitton bag, necklaces by Balenciaga, Hortense, and Bones & Feathers Collective)
Black and gold with a half bun was all that felt right yesterday cause it’s sticky leather car seat and multiple iced almond milk lattes per day weather round these parts. This camisole I got in Stockholm last year is the airiest oversized thing – the lace hem makes it feel so feminine that I prefer it with something basic or of denim construction. It’s all about putting on something pretty and then going a little out of your way to mess it up.
(Zara dress, Ksubi shorts, Céline nude mules and sunglasses, Chanel art school backpack)
Zara wasn’t scared of committing to these slits at ALL. Actually amazing.
(Carven crossover crop top, Alexander Wang pleated skirt, Balenciaga oxfords, Dannijo Lypton bag)
Another zillion degree day, another crop top. Different in that it’s essentially two slings that are possibly to wear one at a time if you were worried about that. I grounded the look with shoes that the average boy despises and a simple shoulder bag. YES SUMMER. And perpetual one layer of clothing.
(Alexander Wang boxer all in one and wedges, Ray-ban sunglasses)
You know something is good when you have no freaking clue what to call it. I’ve broken this..doodad? in on Instagram and it’s time to slap the whole look on here. I fell in hopeless, doomed obsession with it on Behati circa last September so it was really just a matter of time. I find that such a piece makes so little sense in any context that it kind of makes sense in any context. Barbecue? Semi-formal event? Slumber party? SURE. The trick being to not have it be readable on your face that you’re aware you’re sort of wearing a Frankensteined morning after outfit. Feel free to offer your opinion on outfit poker face, the evil powers of B. Prinsloo, and potential names for an attached boxer shirt set below.
(Zara tank, Ksubi shorts, Céline sunglasses and espadrilles, Chanel art school backpack)
A beautiful gift from Chanel to kick off the summer. This backpack was the standout accessory of the spring collection and getting to casually sling it on with denim shorts is a trippy feeling. The idea just might never sink in fully. It takes a while to even fully understand the highly cool details it offers – a quilted back, solid gunmetal chains, hanging embroidered lariat doodad guy, gray acid leather zipper pulls..yes I’m having fun describing it and could continue for a long time without pause. I wore this simple look on Friday here in LA – my Memorial Day weekend plans? Preparing for a trip to Morocco that I couldn’t be more excited about.
Not really an excuse but something like that – with all the traveling I do, making an effort to get my place looking like something with any kind of purposeful design to it wasn’t really happening. Which was alright for a little while but it seems the longer you’ve been moved in somewhere, the more glaring things like not having a coffee table become. What is that? When I started talking to Homepolish and Orlando Soria about redecorating my dining room and bedroom, I was trusting and excited cause they got me but also wanted to explore ideas that would basically never have occurred to me. I love the end result, somewhere between stark and beachy and fort-like. With plant life even! Now I love coming back and throwing my suitcases down with a resounding crash and scrambling onto some fluff. The rooms are different enough but still cohesive and the shots of greens and grays feel calm and so LA actually. Thank you to All Modern for bringing everything together. And Tessa Neustadt for coming over and taking photos.
This beautiful St. Frank Textile Biddew Noir piece adds dimension to the dining room. The textile has these raw edges that look freaking cool against the simple Lucite frame. We kept the table and bench that you’re probably familiar with, and brought in these just matchy enough Safavieh Bentley chairs. I love the natural finish and latticed seats. The slate “placemats” I had already – a random find at Crate & Barrel. Really sure they’re supposed to used to display cheese at semi-large gatherings but whatever. The matte gold candlesticks are from Calvin Klein Home.
I’ve had this cowhide rug for years, but I love it layered over the larger woven one to break up all the neutrality. The plants Orlando sourced from Mickey Hargitay plants, which I feel confident in declaring the best place to source those from in Hollywood. The light fixture is by Varaluz.
Just posing in random directions. My favorite Weitzmans yet.
I feel so official with my own barcart but also not very because I don’t have the alcohol reserve to validate it? I get my mules at the place around the corner. So right now it’s just a cool golden mobile bookcase.
Tessa knows her natural light. Now we’re back in the bedroom. Shoes? Long since casually discarded.
This mirror is made out of railroad ties. Those are so handy. I got it last summer from Mix Furniture on La Brea, which has a boring name but is really fun to peruse. Everything there is huge so go there if you like feeling like an ant or fairy. The rug I got on my first trip to Sydney. Game of Thrones approximation credibility high.
Some Smythson and Kate Moss for good measure.
Kumo is perfect anywhere, which gives him the air of always choosing the best seat. He also always chooses the best seat.
And some bonus shots by Chris. I consume a lot of Health-ade. A lot. I’m always re-ranking the flavors in my head. Right now it’s all about the Cayenne Cleanse.
That’s how comfortable this bad boy is.
Thank you so much to Homepolish for your cool brains and all the laughter and working around my slightly wtf schedule! Noa, you had me at Hawaii-born and Stanford-bred and also you were awesome to work with. FYI they take on projects in most big cities in the US and are really good at finding ways to make things happen on all kinds of budgets. I hope you enjoyed our collaboration!
(Alexander Wang chenille sweater, Stone Cold Fox Bolas dress, Zara mules, Clare Vivier leopard foldover clutch, Sunday Somewhere Chely sunglasses)
This outfit got stuck in my head so I recycled it within a single week and dared those in close quarters to question me. They didn’t, but man was I ready. This dress can be a little breezy let’s say, so it’s nice to anchor it with a snug fitting weird sweater. Round 1 was shot on a too hot for chenille day on Melrose and 2 at the beautiful Ace hotel downtown. That view..
(Everlane silk tank and leather tote, Friend of Mine skirt, Alexander Wang Marine pumps)
I’m loving Everlane’s silk basics, I’ve been living in the button downs and rediscovering the appeal of the massive bag thanks to them. I wore this just scarily orange enough tank with Friend of Mine’s little leather wrap skirt and my Alexander Wang wedges for a super hot day in West Hollywood. Next stop Palm Springs!
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