Monthly Archives: April 2011

Free People March 2011

In the fashion world, I am waaaay late for this one but Free People’s March catalogue (video) is absolutely gorgeous. The short was shot by Guy Aroch in San Juan, Puerto Rico and features models Aline Weber and Alina Baikova. The song, “Simone” by Arms & Sleepers makes the video so dreamy and calming. Watching it make me really miss Puerto Rico and the continually welcoming and carefree ways of the people in the always bustling city.

American Apparel: Ne[ON IT]!

So yeah, yeah I know American Apparel and Dov Charney are currently under a lot of heat but look I have always been a fan of their basics. Last year they launched a nail color collection which I became rather obbsessed with…Among my favorites shade were DTLA, Mouse and Poppy…as the list could go on…Now, I want their latest collection, and a.s.a.p.

The company is releasing 6 limited-edition neon colors in their thick “one coat of polish is enough” formula. Mmmm neon red and neon yellow need to get into my hands and onto my nails…like, now. Each shade will only come in 2,000 bottles so get on it!

Part 2: Echochella 2011

So because our time at Echochella was so epic and out right fun…I thought I would do a follow up…No no, I am not going to go into how I felt the morning after (see the word “death” in case you’re curious though…) but instead an epic video by a talented friend named William Walsh as well as a few of my favorite pictures he snapped that day…

And now for the photos:

What I Wore: Easter

Today I had an amazing lunch with family and neighbors which included delicious main dishes, copious amounts of red wine (thanks to my dad) and home-made flan by the grandma. I really wanted to wear a pretty dress but because it had rained the majority of the day, I opted for more of a “grandma chic look” with a little midriff baring and leopard heels…I mean, I wanted to look somewhat like my age…Oh, layering knits? Yup, sign me up.

Urban Outfitters Grandpa Sweater
Vintage Knit Top
Urban Outfitters Dress Pants
Steve Madden Leopard Heels

And to top it all off? A phone conversation with my best friend who I am headed to NY for vacation later this week! Hoping everyone had a fabulous Easter Sunday! xx

Echochella 2011

What’s Coachella all about? Anyone who has gone will tell you that when it comes down to it, yes, it’s about the music and parties but more importantly it’s about the memories you create with your friends while there. Given that our core group was in no mood to spend hundreds of bucks to brave the heat, crowds of strangers and porter-potties (gross), we opted for an even better event…our very own version of Coachella, rightfully dubbed ECHOCHELLA in the middle of (no, not the dessert) but Echo Park at a friend’s place.

So naturally I had to pack a purse/overnight bag…but here were the essentials for the day:
1. the good ole iPhone
2. Urban Outfitters neon bag (with RoseBud lip balm inside)
3.Trident Splash gum
4.Evian face spray (best.thing.ever.)
5. Ray-bans
6. MCM wallet (not that I needed it because we hung out in a backyard all night…but still)
*7. Not shown: My liqour filled flask and Coconut water…both which came in very handy later in the evening, thank you very much. As well as a thick knit grandpa-like sweater…

We all relaxed and then raged into the night as the weather became a little cooler than expected and we made our way into the house whose living room had magically transformed into an awesome dance floor with strobe lights and a dj booth. We  danced until our feet hurt and talked until the wee hours of the morning. And all in all, it was worth it. As a friend said “Dear Echochella, you were not as good as I thought you would be; you were better.” Truth. Last night goes down as one of my favorite memories…denim cut off shorts, ray-bans galore, a magical hammock, cloud watching & star gazing, beer, s’mores, working toilets (yesss), awesome music/epic dance party but most importantly, a night with amazing friends.

EHHH LENT, SCHMENT. (Don’t mean to offend…)

Just to reiterate…all my “rent money” goes to clothes…case in point…I didn’t last until Lent (“bad news”…I guess I tried?)…not.hard.enough. or so my mind/wallet tell me.

But with bad news always comes good…So yes, hello there 5 fabulous pieces from H&M.


***Editor’s note/thought: Damn, I really am going to live at home…forever.