(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!
Homepage status at my main main-ness The Reformation.
I wear them tirelessly and religiously. So happy to put together a story with the beautifully relaunched Reformation! This came together so easily mostly because I’m haunting their stores no matter what coast I’m on. Wearing the Amalfi dress, Lyon dress, Lilou top, and Arizona skirt all over last week’s moody stormy LA.
(Vanessa Bruno sweater, Stone Cold Fox Bolas dress, Theory muff bag, Céline platforms and sunglasses, Miansai bracelet)
One of those all-my-favorite-things-at-once outfits. Because slipdresses are the apparent cornerstone of my wardrobe, it’s important to source gigantic sloppy knits to balance them out with. This one was a lucky find during a warp speed browse at Printemps in January…the focus that can come with having two utterly bored male people waiting for you sure is something. I love the weight and volume of the sweater with SCF’s magical little mustard dress. I threw them on with my worn to death Theory bag (you guys know this thing is functional as a muff right cause yeah probably time you knew) and valid since ’10 Céline foot boats for another perfectly in-between LA day.
This top had me at built-in bralette..I love that shadowy effect against the stiff cotton. Possibly as un-Silverlake as an outfit can get but it felt perfect to me for a fresh almost warm spring day in the city. Oh and hi monster wedges good to see you again.
Pretty close to the perfect tshirt. By R13.
I’ve always associated Malin+Goetz’s rum scent with the Soho Grand – finally had the clairvoyance to realize it could exist outside a hotel.
Taking relaxation to a whole new level. Citizens of Humanity’s Frankie jeans.
Current ring situation – Cartier, Hortense, Colby June, and Catbird.
Wedge policy – go hard or go home. The Alexander Wang Marina.
Last month at the beautiful Parker Hotel in Palm Springs. Most similar place to Wonderland that I’ve been. Note that they could teach seminars in amenities curation.
(Acne silk tshirt, Alexander Wang men’s sweats, Phillip Lim Vincent mules, Michael Verheyden tote bag, and Miansai bracelet)
The combination of a tshirt, sweats, and some slip-on shoes doesn’t have to look the way it sounds. Semi-casual Friday.
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