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want // top grooming from nordstrom anniversary sale.

Posted on July 25th, 2016

Though Nordstrom.com isn’t my go-to for the latest designers and style, I shop there for their breadth of product and continue to shop because of its unbeatable customer service.

Their legendary Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing and here are my top grooming picks:

Jack Black is a brand I trust, and I have used their Cool Moisture Body Lotion for a while now, especially after being out in the sun. It isn’t sticky or film-y, and leaves my body feeling cool.

I have super sensitive skin and I have used so many SPFs that make my skin break out. Supergoop is now the only sunscreen I use.

Thanks to Equinox, I am hooked on Kiehls Creme de Corps. I put it on after the gym and I don’t know how I survived previous winters without it.

When I don’t have my Le Labo, Tuscan Leather, Coqui Coqui or Jo Malone on me, I know Armani has got me covered. The trio bundle of Armani Code, Acqua di Giò and Acqua di Giò Profumo are perfect for travel.

I used to use the original Clarisonic for a facial-like cleansing, until the Mia came out. Compact and super easy to use, it usually travels with me wherever I go.

style journal // effortless travel.

Posted on July 22nd, 2016

Time flies.. I can’t believe my month in Valencia is over and it’s time to move on to the next stop. It was a tough month of countless adjustments, but thankfully I have sound advice that continues to ground me, new friends to lean on, and travel hacks that make life, and travel, a bit easier for all of the new destinations to come.

Up until recently, I used to fly with my Calvin Klein luggage set that I bought in college. They got me through several years, but I knew I needed an upgrade for my year + long travel. I am so glad I did because one of the things that has made travel easier has been my Hartmann Glider™ Ratio.

Hartmann created their StrideAlign™ technology with one goal in mind: to ease the demands of travel. In the first month and a half, I have journeyed to and from nine total airports, and the Extended Journey and Long Journey Ratios have made each trip effortless. They literally glide across every surface, and so far, they live up to their name. One month down of airports, train and subway stations, taxi lines, Uber waits, 11 more months to go! Crossed fingers that it only gets easier from here, and more effortless travel tips lined up.

Photography by Becca Kang

Thank you Hartmann for partnering on this post!

menswear // met gala 2016.

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

When it comes to formal menswear, I totally get and appreciate proper, gentlemanly attire. But I still stand for making a statement and making a look your own. For the Met Gala, Jaden killed it in a forward Louis Vuitton “suit”: A photo posted by Kenneth Kyrell. (@kennethkyrell) on May 2, 2016 at 8:32pm PDT A video posted by Vogue (@voguemagazine) on May 2, 2016 at 10:03pm PDT Zayn added (too literal interpretation of the theme) Iron Man arms to his Versace suit: A photo posted by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on May 2, 2016 at 6:54pm PDT And true Lucky Blue Smith saved us all with leather pants (assuming it’s Saint Laurent) but did see a few H&M mentions. A photo posted by Next Artists…

modern man // hedi slimane.

Posted on April 1st, 2016

Has it only been four years since Hedi Slimane took the creative reigns? After all that name drama and PR confusion, you’re just going to leave? Hedi injected an excitement in the industry and brought back the love of product, as ridiculously expensive as everything was/is. He singlehandedly brought back leather moto jackets, boots, and every little kitsch that there was (in the best way possible), in a similar way that Alessandro Michele is doing at Gucci, and what Demna Gvasalia is likely to do at Balenciaga. Saint Laurent will never be the same without Hedi, the way Dior Homme never returned to its former glory. All eyes on you, Anthony Vaccarello.

want // saint laurent palm bomber.

Posted on February 12th, 2016

My love for warm khakis and earthy tans, and browns adorned in glitter continues. How does Hedi Slimane always know what you want, before you even know you want it? As trendy as this is.. there’s just something about it that draws you in. Could it be LA calling me back?