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style journal // owning it.

Posted on February 5th, 2015

There’s no other feeling like stomping down the streets of NYC to Beyoncé, wearing a [faux] fur coat and in Saint Laurent boots. Seriously. Own it.

When people think about men in fur, the first two  that come to mind are gangster/mafia/Liberace or hip hop rapper [Snoop, Diddy, 50 Cent, Rick Ross, etc.]. PharrellKanye West, and the slew of designers that made this F/W15 runways a fur-filled one [Cavalli, Fendi + the Fendi fur atelier], Saint Laurent, Hermes] are changing the perception of who can wear it and how. And by writing about this, I’m not supporting real fur, but highlighting a movement in the menswear space. Now how to bring those styles in faux.. I have a whole season to brainstorm!

I found this faux beauty while in London and at $40, how could I not stuff my luggage to the brim to bring it home? The length, the look and feel, the Bordeaux lining are all perfect, but the best is the vibe – part 70s/80s, part Saint Laurent, part Upper East Side. Eight UES women passed by wearing similar coats, except mine was a faux bargain.



[[ vintage faux fur: beyond retro // cashmere turtleneck: theory // jeans: blk dnm //  boots: saint laurent // sunglasses: saint laurent ]]

style journal // turtleneck.

Posted on January 6th, 2015

The turtleneck is a favorite cold weather piece as it comes in all different forms, from thin and slim merino to luxe cashmere to chunky, oversized armor-like knits [like this Michael Kors one] that protects from the elements. London weather was a bit erratic though overall pleasant compared to the usual gloomy, rainy reputation. I took three turtlenecks on the trip whiched helped me survive a bitter cold Airbnb, fairly ‘mild’ winter days and some on and off drizzle.

Are you a fan of turtlenecks?

[[ outside The Wolesley before high tea ]]

style journal // marfa art.

Posted on December 25th, 2014

Marfa is full of art, ranging from Donald Judd’s studio [which houses his Matisse collection] to Cobb House, Whyte Building, The Print Building, The Chinati Foundation to smaller galleries including Greasewood, Arber & Sons, Ayn Foundation, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa Contemporary and Mary Etherington Gallery. It would have taken at least another two to three days to explore all that Marfa has to offer.. all the more reason to visit again.

Rick Owens is a master at his craft, which explains his loyal following. This black coat is a cashmere dream and perfect for the 70 degree to 30 degree temperature drop, keeping me warm but not hot during the day.

[[ coat: Rick Owens, similar here // t-shirt: James Perse, similar Vince here //  pants: theory, similar here // sneakers: Coach, similar Vans here //  sunglasses: Saint Laurent aviators // photo by OC Mamahalin ]]

style journal // ryan ranch.

Posted on December 23rd, 2014

My style is definitely a reflection of where I am, so it’s no surprise that I am usually in sleek blacks, greys and navy in the winter [nyc!] and whites in the summer [beach!], with the occasional camel and tan sprinkled in between.

I gravitated toward an Isabel Marant-esque aesthetic, taking on a cowboy version of my urban self. Give me all of the fringe and fun prints!

[[ sweater similar from ASOS // t-shirt similar from Noble Denim EAST DANE // jeans: burberry, similar from BLK DNM // boots & sunglasses: Saint Laurent, captured by OC Mamahalin ]]

Style is a constant evolution, with small edits here and major changes there. Like travel, one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things!


style journal // 1837 miles to prada.

Posted on December 21st, 2014

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset debuted the iconic installation in 2005, created to criticize consumerism, luxury branding and gentrification (of course it is on highway 90, on route to towns Valentine and Marfa). Their work ‘explores the relationship between art, architecture and design,” and it continues to make a statement.

Exploring the ‘store’ right at sunrise.

[[ Coat: similar ASOS white coat // Jeans: Burberry, similar nudie jeans here // sunglasses: Saint Laurent, similar Ray-Bans here // boots: Saint Laurent Wyatt boots here ]]

And of course, jumping. All photos by OC Mamahalin

Everyone assumes that this is all that is there in ‘Marfa’, but there is so much more to discover in West Texas. More to come.