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“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.

OUTFIT DETAILS: 

TURTLE NECK: Champion Heavyweight Mock Neck
BERET: THRIFTED
CAMO JEANS: Forever 21
BELT: THRIFTED
SNEAKERS: CONVERSE - SIMILAR PAIR HERE 
PINS: Midtown Comics & La Sirena 
LIPSTICK: Coloured Raine

LACU 

Legendary Empowerment

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. 

Outfit Details:

T-shirt: Legendary Empowerment

Pants: BDG

Shoes: Converse

Jewelry: Boutique

Bracelets: Gifted

Lacu

Dolls Kill

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.

Outfit Details:

Top: H&M

Jeans: Thrifted

Captain Hat: Dollskill

Choker: Dollskill

Belt: Thrifted

Boots: Trash and Vaudeville - Boutique in NYC

Earrings: Tarina Tarantino

Rings: Boutique in LA

Lacu

 

Linen-blend Culottes

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!

 

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Top (bodysuit) - Thirfted

Culottes (trousers) - H&M

Sneakers - Boutique

Jewelry (necklace, rings & earrings) - Flea Market

Scarf - Lush

Lacu

Metallic Dynamite – 4th of July

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

Sneakers: Gifted

Bracelet: Forever 21

Earrings: Local beauty supply store


Xo Lacu Xo

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