Im bringing in two pieces from last summer I haven’t put to use until recently besides my jewelry, jacket & boots. H&M’s launched a collaboration with designer Richard Allan’s son to paying homage in celebration of his father’s legacy & iconic scarf designer to revive the spirit of Swinging Sixties. The new collection reawakens contemporary of abstract, avant design in high octane colors which delivers a wide range of stylish dresses, blouses, skirts, shirts, trousers and of course scarves.
For this post as my main picture displays, it appears I’m wearing a one piece suit. However, its two separate items for the collection of top and bottom. As mentioned in previous posts, Im all about prints & patterns prominently if they clash. Ok so, there were amounts of ways I could have put together this look including a belt to snatch it all together but I didn’t want to counterbalance any accessories I may adjudicate. I also gave thought about wearing a scarf because why not? That’ll bring the alimentation of this collection. Granting all this, I felt better doing things my way which developed into a feisty, catty, bold lipstick, rest bitch face across the room look with that Cleopatra/Gotti bling to compliment lol.
The turtle neck is a fitted long sleeve top in soft patterned modal jersey and same replica of leggings in thick material avoiding any peak show w/ slight sheen and contrast print pattern with high waisted, elasticized waistband for a good hug around your curves and decorative flatlock seams. My leather jacket and boots are thrifted as well as my vintage jewelry from non other than Paradox Thrift Shop. All items there are to die for, ask for Jessie J – love her! Now that the outfit is at the pinnacle stage, I dolled up my hair to emulate to that “Sixties” greaser vibe, bold red lip wearing Lady Danger from MAC Cosmetics, some light eyeshadow and extending my cat eye baby!
TOP & BOTTOM: H&M X RICHARD ALLAN (CLICK HERE)
LEATHER JACKET: THIRFTED
JEWELRY: PARADOX THRIFT SHOP (CLICK HERE)
LIPSTICK: MAC COSMETICS - LADY DANGER (CLICK HERE)
Im writing this post from a place of confusion and intramural emotions. I gotta give myself an entirety mind, body & soul reset while keeping my eye on the prize and rolling w/ the punches amongst a shitty situation because fuck it – the show must go on. Im taking deep gasps and exhales reminding myself when you feel lost and tangled, distinguish each sound. And when there is none, let the rhythm of your own breath bring you back to state of peace & presence.
With that being said, moving on – – I am an admirer of patterned stripes anything as it furthermore grabs my attention. For a bit, I have been eyeballing a sweatshirt online by Nike throw on and go crewneck w/ dropped shoulders, stripped design, Nike swoosh logo and relaxed fit for a slouchy silhouette. At first, I wasn’t so quick to buying the sweater being too pricey for my liking. I figured, if its meant to be I’ll catch it on sale which eventually I did for 50% off few weeks later.
I instantly knew the crewneck would work well w/ my classic high top Chuck Taylors from Converse that features a vintage inspired wale wide corduroy fabric and topped w/ the iconic All Star patch and insole for maximum comfort. I mingled in wearing thrifted light washed jeans w/ my tan-ish brown corduroy fanny pack with zippered front pockets and a top closure, grosgrain waist belt strap, and a release buckle closure which I picked up from Forever21 on a whim during the fall. Although, both corduroy items both have different shades of brown, it still all mixes well. To finish off the look, I threw my hair up in faux bangs w/ a sheer white thrifted head scarf to channel my inner love for the 50’s & 60’s era as mixing it w/ modern times. Added some blue eye shadow, my signature cat eye, lip gloss & gold hoop earrings.
FANNY PACK: FOREVER21 (CLICK HERE)
HEAD SCARF: THIFTED
EARRINGS: LOCAL BEAUTY STORE
“Creativity Can’t Be Quarantined”
Hey guys, I hope you are all safe & healthy. With the state and chaos w/ Covid-19, Ive been indecisive on pushing back the relaunch of my blog, as I have – easing into the shift of humanity worldwide yet not being desensitized among current events. I do deem a jovial place for artists to be exactly that artists, create content and expand which these days shine to do so for uplifting. Veritably, Ive had some hard knocks with the consistency. However, here I am with a greater ambition and appetite to continue this odyssey as equivalent to the very beginning from when I first started blogging. In conclusion, progressing forward w/ new material featuring various looks, mix-matching eras, colors, contrast & patterns together pieces at a time in hopes my website can bring some light & comfort during these asperous times.
For all my readers who have been around since day one, the current, very new ones and those who may have even stumble across my site, welcome & welcome back!
Synchronically combing black on black top & hat w/ a splash contrasting zebra and camouflage print, I spurred up this look. The dominant pick of clothing stemmed from the Champion Heavyweight Mock Neck long sleeve with branded detailing and rib-knit trim in a men size medium I purchased last fall in urban outfitters (linked above). Wearing a thrifted soft-knit black beret accessorizing using two pins which one of the pins I bought from Midtown Comics and the other is a “Ranchero Pin” from La Sirena NYC. I fused in my skinny ripped camo jeans from Forever 21.
My tan snatched belt was thrifted ages ago adding some warmth against the darker colors. My kicks are zebra print converse which is no longer stocked on the website but I’ll link HERE the exact replica featured under “Chuck 70 Archive” still available online with a higher chunk on the heel and different finish as this one applies a leather-ish feel and the sneakers Im wearing are fabric like and flat heeled. I straightened my hair wearing it sleeked down and whipped on a foresty green lipstick in the shade “Raunchy” from Coloured Raine cosmetics.
TURTLE NECK: Champion Heavyweight Mock Neck
CAMO JEANS: Forever 21
SNEAKERS: CONVERSE - SIMILAR PAIR HERE
PINS: Midtown Comics & La Sirena
LIPSTICK: Coloured Raine
I just adore this outfit, reverencing straightforward it was a must have at first sight type deal for me. Although, theres an avalanche of ways I could/can style this outfit, with its image and central colors I appointed to designate the approach of a playful structure while still sustaining an adolescent appearance. The atmospheric climate conditions was on point as I voice to convey the importance on this being how it affects how to clothe, bundle up, swathe & array yourself before stepping outdoors, am I right?
I wore a dreamy Lazy Oaf Boilersuit I caught on sale half off. You reign in this dope snug sky blue peached cotton fabric long sleeve jumpsuit that has a pointed collar, front button closures with a twinin’ waist belt. The cut is loose fitted smoothly straight down to a tapered leg cut, pockets at the hips and all over custom cloud print.
I snatched my hair into a bun adding a coral, fuchsia, salmon, blush flush rose scrunchy. The jewelry was kept mildly delicate to not veneer the suit. Ok so ..I did leave my house w/ shoes on my feet (as will see on the last picture below) but I had show the ostentation of these sky blue ankle socks that have an all over heart and ruffle deetz that look cute AF as it enclosed & completes my provisions.
Boilersuit/Jumpsuit - Lazy Oaf
Socks - Addicted to Love
Scrunchy - F21
Shoes - L - Train Vintage
Jewelry - Local Boutique
Away with summer in with fall, brisk transitions clinching onto the final sun beams, skin felt burnt rays and shimmering golden days mother nature still has to offer. Present on this solar day, I prepped myself for an eventful evening channeling my inner chicana vibes from head to toe sporting my t-shirt from Legendary Empowerment
Legendary Empowerment is founded by Vegas Brisa in 2013 straight out of Las Vegas on 90’s nostalgia and everything that inspired her growth in that era. The message behind the designs are meant to feel empowering, break social stigmas, promote unity and encourage people to recognize their own innate resilience.
Being my t-shirt the main attire staple for the outfit, secondary to a superior completion I wore my dark brown BDG vintage inspired slouchy high-rise mom pants in a super cozy corduroy. High-rise waist with a straight, relaxed leg that tapers in at the ankle. Finished with 4 pockets & a button-topped zip fly.
In addition paired together, threw on simplistic chuck taylor classics, hiked up white socks, gold heart shaped bamboo earrings, tiger eye bracelets and gold accessorized rings. As for my hair mixing eras, I styled it into timeless victory rolls using a old scarf I cut up to compliment the look. If you’re not familiar w/ victory rolls, its women’s hairstyle popular in the 1940 – 1960’s, characterized by voluminous curls of hair to frame the face.
T-shirt: Legendary Empowerment
Quick back story: Tracing back to the spring time when I took a “girl’s trip” w/ a friend to Los Angeles. Mid-day on our way to cram & ingest brunch, cruising down LA’s boulevards in our rent-a-car we stumbled across a Dolls Kill store. Sudden gasp, all in awe’s among some mean eyeballing as we drove by, we both shouted “we gotta go there.” If you aren’t familiar w/ the brand, Dolls Kill is an online boutique featuring a rebellious spirit and attitude, mixed with a bit of punk rock, goth, glam and festival fashion. As for those who know me, I mean those who really know me – know I’m always a punk kid at heart!
After digesting down & devouring brunch we made our way to the freshly new opened store in LA located on 415 N. Fairfax. Apace of pride, I strode away leaving w/ two staple pieces I can wear multiudinous ways. These two staples being inspiration for my outfit involves and strictly revolves around a O-ring choker bull charm with a buckle closure and captain hat with a vinyl bill. Now, lets fast forward to present time where I accoutre everything in sync.
Aiming for more of a militant image, I assimilated a sleek yet simple all black garments. I gathered my thrifted belt, mid high wasted jeans and sleeveless black bodysuit in ribbed stretched jersey with a mock turtleneck and lined gusset with snap fasteners for that secure strapped in feel.
To execute the fit, I wore a pair of faux leather knee-high combat boots featuring a round toe, lace-up closure, side zipper, and buckle strap detail. My black skull earrings are from Tarina Tarantino. I just love her jewelry, very costume like and these classic Memento Mori skull and black swarovski crystal detail. My rings & moon ring are all from a boutique from different parts of Los Angeles.
Captain Hat: Dollskill
Boots: Trash and Vaudeville - Boutique in NYC
Earrings: Tarina Tarantino
Rings: Boutique in LA
Let me communicate, its been long overdue..
Its unequivocal how elongated and prolonged my blog posts have become. A conscientious assertion, my distinct distractions as to being active have fell in between lethargic frenzied and inattentive. Granted, I’ve been stagnate on here but instead of beating myself down in the dumps, I’ve recited given verbal account – Im human, It happens, life happens and my life conjointly is happening. That being said, its not the easiest being your own team but here I am rolling w/ the punches once again. The infinite aspiration is posting a new outfit every Wednesday, “If” I so happen to miss a week – don’t kill me, I’m on it!
As for the first outfit on this reoccurrence comeback, unhesitatingly picked up these chambray colored denim bluish linen-blend culottes, in other words – trousers. My eyes drifted in the direction of these calf-length culottes in woven linen-blend fabric. It reaches to wear high waisted, It has a paper-bag waistband, adjustable belt, side pockets, with pleats at front and straight wide legs to keep it funky.
Apperceived from up jump, I wanted to array the color red. At home I had this red ribbed knit bodysuit with a horizontal striped pattern, collar neck, cheeky cut, and dual snap-button bottom closures that in fact will enhance the trousers with a pop of embellishment.
Keeping it transpicuous and comfy, I wore these all white tennis looking sneakers in cotton canvas with lacing at front, canvas lining and insoles with a looped back summating it w/ zebra socks for that diversity.
Accessories & mulit-colored scarf on deck!
Top (bodysuit) - Thirfted
Culottes (trousers) - H&M
Sneakers - Boutique
Jewelry (necklace, rings & earrings) - Flea Market
Scarf - Lush
I was bit indecisive going with the whole traditional red, white and blue representation scheme for an outfit on the 4th of July. I was invited to a rooftop party that subsume live music, food and fireworks you can see sky rocket up from the city skyline so I was positive I wanted to sport something flashy or categorical to that. Browsing through my dresser for options, I reached for a sleeveless hoodie I purchased during the spring and yet to wear. Mainly because of the ostentatious shine (wearing anything metallic) I said “….fuck it, I’ll just add red and blue but my way.”
My top has faux leather featuring a metallic finish, a sleeveless cut, and raw-cut cropped hem which I knotted up a bit in the front since it fits me pretty baggy. A good thing to mention is its versatility between being stylish and the advantage it has transitioning between looks. Formality, It’s an active hoodie made for athletic purposes, light weight and breathable fabric so you wont die while working out or melt from just standing/running outside considering summer temperatures and all. Or as an alternative, completely surpassing through it to switch that bitch up to your liking!
To incorporate the color “red” I slipped into satin shorts with a smocked elasticized waistband, curved hem and snap-button closure at the sides that essentially looked dynamite together with the hoodie.
To finish off the color scheme with “blue” I wore an off blueish-gray Nikes that are actually really old, I hardly wore them but still hold great value. These sneakers were a birthday present many light years ago.
Ombre nails for approximation & points of gold accessories for that contrast.
Metallic Hoodie: Thrifted
Satin Shorts: Buffalo Exchange
Bracelet: Forever 21
Earrings: Local beauty supply store
Xo Lacu Xo
Androgyny – is the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics, partly male and partly female in appearance, gender identity, sexual identity or sexual lifestyle.
At a young age I’ve always considered myself androgynous, mentally identifying myself as a women and man in freely what is seen as masculine and feminine behaviors. Throughout time in all aspects I have been able to balance and comply with both on many levels being in between fashion, characteristics & lifestyle.
On a regular day, no occasion I whipped up this timeless ensemble .
In the 1900s, social rules have restricted attire according to gender. Trousers, bowler or top hats were traditionally a male form of dressing which was frowned upon for women. Traditional gender roles blurred and fashion pioneers such as Paul Poiret and CoCo Chanel introduced trousers to women’s fashion. Women activists during that time would also decide to wear trousers, for example Luisa Capetillo a women’s rights activist and the first woman in Puerto Rico to wear trousers in public.
My trousers have a regular waist, concealed zipper, slim legs with ankle-length including slit hems and stretch fabric leaving you with enough room to wiggle. The vintage single breasted button down trench coat is primitive. It has rain protective fabric, popped with faded olive brownish shade peeking out the inter collar and side pockets.
Fortuitous, I was successful in snagging a true vintage bowler hat two years ago. The material is a black wool as the hat base and the brim are in great condition! In replacement of not having a black scarf, I cut up an old thin t-shirt using it underneath to hold back my braids leaving a more sleek appearance.
I specifically wore a white ruffled top in representation of the Victorian era. The precious addition to styling this look was to embody this rare vintage lion necklace, inclusive of different size pearls wrapped all across as some lingering down from the lions mouth.
Trench Coat: Thrifted
Bowler Hat: Thrifted
Necklace / Earrings / Ring : Thrifted
Xo Lacu Xo
Ok so originally, I planned on wearing a long flowy maxi bottom or pencil skirt with this top. On the other hand, I was heading over to my girl’s birthday party which was taking place on the rooftop of her building. Putting thought into it realistically, wearing a skirt would not have been the greatest choice throughout the day rolling into the night most importantly if I wanted to dance without any high rises. Instead, I slipped on a pair of loose fitted acid washed joggers w/ elasticized drawstring and leg cuffs along with enough room to move & groove.
I often get asked “who does your braids” and I do them myself. Keeping up w/ it can be time-consuming but I take good pride behind the whole process of maintaining it including the labor and all lol! I revel in changing up the style of my braids whether it’s up, down, ponytail, space buns or wrapped. Leaving it down, I twisted my braids to create more of a bulkier look adding a colorful Hawaiian hibiscus flower hair clip with alligator clasps to provide grip & hold.
- Fun Fact – I am Salvadorian, French & Hawaiian born in Mexico and raised in Queens, New York since 1 year old.
My shirt features all over Hawaiian hibiscus and leaf print with a basic collar, button down front closures, short sleeves and point hem which I tied up into a knot to add some edginess. Accessorizing the shirt, I wore a sea shell brooch I purchased from Paradox Thrift Shop. This shop is one of my favorite local thrift stores here in New York. Ask for Jessi, she’s the sweetest person ever<3
I even accessorize my braids too!
Floral Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans (Joggers): Buffalo Exchange
Broach: Paradox Thrift Store
Flower Hair Clip: Local Boutique
Rings: Forever 21
Earrings: Local beauty supply store
Xo Lacu Xo