I was giften one of the coziest outfits ever by a couple friends from Diamond Supply. I’m all about keeping warm at the moment because it’s been getting a little chilly in LA. Yes, we LA people complain about it being 60 degrees here! In this photo I’m wearing the stone cut pullover and sweatpants in salt. The fabric is speckled grey which I’m obsessed with! It’s not super noticeable but it gives it a bit of texture. The fleece is super soft and I pretty much live in it because it’s comfortable. Special thanks to Bana & Jada! You guys are the best! Continue Reading…
The cut has been a drastic change for me and I feel like a completely different person. It’s peculiar how a cut and color can make you think twice about what to wear. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my hair but it’s about time to revamp my wardrobe and figure out where I want to take my look from here. I’ve been looking forward to change because I tend to get bored of things very quickly. If you’ve been following me I’ve had several different hairstyles and colors but I think this one is going to stick for a while. How are my clothes going to match? Who the fuck knows, we’ll see what I come up with.
I stumbled into my apartment and found Miss Kayla Reefer sitting on my couch. If you don’t know her then get to know her- she’s a staff photographer at SUSPEND Mag, she’s gone on tour to shoot with Talib Kweli, and is the proud mother of Prince Reefer. We’ve had discussions about doing something together and we made it happen. I quickly threw on my Oak NYC high low tee along with my Peach Pit Skinny Jeans from UNIF. Oak’s basics are staple items that I have in my closet, you can’t go wrong with them because they’re great for layering or wearing alone. It’s a bit on the pricier side but I love how the brand likes to deconstruct pieces. There are small details that I appreciate; like adding center seams to the backs of garments, putting a 12″ side vent on the side of a shirt or even having and uneven front and back hem. Sorry, production talk- this is me geeking out. To complete my look I’m have my Alexander Wang Rockie in pebbled black leather and rhodium studs and my Intentionally Blank turbo heels.
I know it’s a little long but it’s our first video and we rambled. Just watch it, please? There’s some good information and great tips on how to maintain your color. Tiff talks about some great products that you can use on your hair too! Hope you guys enjoy
Track titled “Fizz” by Matt de Guia
Video by Diane Abapo of SUSPEND Mag
Filmed in Downtown LA
With the help of my amazing hairstylist, Tiffany Bernard, I was able to get a new do! I’ve been planning this for months but I was extremely hesitant because I haven’t had short hair since I was in middle school. I always get bored of my hair and I’ve done everything imaginable besides cut it short. At first it felt weird, I had to tell Tiff to pause once I saw long locks of orchid hair drop to the floor. It was even more traumatizing when I heard the sound of the clippers and the vibrations on my scalp. Yes, I shaved a portion of my head- not too much though. The process took about 14 hours with a lunch and dinner break of course. Crazy, right? Again, I apologize to Tiff! You know you’re the homie when you’re willing to go in to the salon on your day off and work crazier hours than your normally would. I was nice to catch up with her because she’s been working on some amazing projects that are very hush hush at the moment. I’m letting you guys know that you should book her now before she blows the F up. Stay tuned for our first YouTube video that is going up tomorrow morning!
After months of waiting, they’ve finally arrived! This is Ri-Ri’s first collaboration with Puma since she was appointed the Global Brand Ambassador and Creative Director back in December. I was trying to pre-order them but of course, they were sold out within the first three hours. Thank God Nasty Gal carried them or else I wouldn’t stand a chance. They came in three color ways but I went with the black and white because it matches everything in my closet. These are actually my first pair of Puma’s and they are well worth the money. I like the fact that they kept the original Puma style and just updated it using suede and a black waxed cord. Sometimes it’s better when things aren’t overdone. I paired The Creeper with Ri-Ri’s Stance socks to represent what a boss she is (If you didn’t know, she’s also a contributing Creative Director).
You rarely find me wearing color but you can’t go wrong with black, right? This is a very laid back outfit because sometimes when you’re Netflix-ing and chillin’ you need to get the fuck out for a walk because you’ve been on the couch way too damn long. The good thing about DTLA is that you can take a quick stroll to some local shops and grab a beer. A couple of my favorite spots are Beelman’s and Spring Street Bar. The bad thing is that you don’t want to take a deep breath in some pockets–you Angelinos know what I mean. It’s not the most pleasant of all scents.
This is one of the most comfortable outfits and it’s super cozy. I’m wearing my HLZ BLZ cropped logo sweatshirt and Lifted Anchors double layered shorts. It’s nice to just dress down a little bit and not overthink your outfits. I really do’t have much to say about this look but I hope you keep up with check in weekly for my ramblings.
You know, there are nights where you think that you’re completely clear headed but in reality you’re intoxicated. This was obviously one of them! I had one too many shots and before walking out the door I had a great idea to take photos with my stuffed unicorn, Jelly Bean Unicorn Farts (thank you Stace and Abz!). He takes up about half of my apartment because he’s so big but it’s totally fine with me because he cooooo. There isn’t much to explain besides these photos where I’m lookin’ real serious in them because I was all about it. It’s just funny to me and I thought that I would share it with the world.
Downtown LA has its special gems and one of my favorites is the OAK store on Broadway and 9th. I’ve always been a fan of the brand because who doesn’t like anything that’s black and drapey? The cuts of their garments are so progressive and their aesthetic is something that I could relate to. The store is extremely clean and minimal- I’m planning to decorate my apartment in the same manner but, it’s going to take me a little bit of time. You know how that shit go…or at least I think you do.
If there’s one thing that I wear too often it would be this long tee from the Alexander Wang X H&M collection. Yes, I know I’m hella late on this but I was on a hiatus! I straight waited in line all night and slept on the motha f*ckin’ streets of LA for this. It was definitely an experience and if you ask me if I would do it again I’ll say, “Nahhh.” Anyways, I wear it as a dress because I’m a little Filipino person. It’s a dope piece to have because it has a big “WANG” on the front of your chest with a mesh inset and silver reflective fabric under. You won’t attract attention at all! (wink-wink). To complete this sporty look I threw on my neon yellow Nike roshes to stay more incognito.
It’s hot as balls in LA! I couldn’t even stand on the court for more than 15 minutes without thinking that I was going to pass out from heat exhaustion. I told Diane (of Suspend Mag) that I had to stop the shoot because I needed water and AC. I guess you could say that it’s a bit diva-ish but, I couldn’t help it. What an interesting place to take photos, right? For those of you who are getting to know me, I used to play tennis and started training at the age of 4. It was intense but who knows, maybe I’ll start playing again. Let’s just say that I have a love/ hate relationship with the game.
This has to be the quickest photoshoot that I’ve ever done but, it’s totally one of my favorites. The HLZBLZ team was nice enough to lace me up with some goodies over the weekend because we’re doing something special with Suspend Mag. I’m wearing a tank with their logo and I love the fact that they did something different and put mesh insets on the sides. My bottoms are from Top Shop and they’re vegan leather dolphin shorts. Paired together it’s a total sporty look which is dope and I’ll let you guess which Spice Girl I’m trying to channel. My sunglasses are from Nasty Gal and my shoes are obviously creepers. I swung a vintage denim Levi’s jacket on- don’t as me why, I just did!
I’m already back from Trinidad and Tobago but it’s taken me some time to adjust to being back home. I’ve always been a city girl and have visited several metropolitan cities but this trip definitely opened my eyes to a different sort of life– island life. People don’t have a hundred ideas going through their minds, they just live in the moment and are happy. With all the craziness that was happening at the time it was the most perfect time to take a break and relax. In this set of photos I’m wearing a more relaxed all white outfit. The sun was beaming and even though most of my closet is all black I had to scavenge to find something to deflect the rays. I’m wearing BDG white shorts from Urban Outfitters along with a distressed t-shirt paired with my Spitfite sunglasses.