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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.

on the go // marfa, texas.

Posted on December 18th, 2014

The glory of west Texas, captured by my HTC One Max:

imageWhy all Mustangs in Texas and California dont have required convertible tops, I dont know.

imageVast horizons and endless train tracks.

imageFinally in Marfa.. reveling in the sun.

imageDr. Pepper > front door. Priorities.

imageGetting in the Christmas spirit [in 70 degrees]

imageGhost town theater.

imageSunsets on hammocks.


imageDonald Judd, inspired by Versailles.

imageMonument to the Last Horse‘ by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen at the Chinati Foundation

imageWorld War II army barracks turned Judd art homes.

imageThat magical Texan light.

imageMarfalafels at Food Shark, The Collective Quarterly [issue 0 on Marfa], HTC RE, Saint Laurent sunglasses.

imageFood Shark advertisements on old school cars.

imageYou know you are in Texas when..

imageSarcasm, don’t forget it. imageJudd’s home.

imageSouthwestern Bell, when that was a thing.

imageHome to works of John Chamberlain.

imageThat ranch life.

imageLarry Bell on art, its surroundings and perception of art.

“The space declared by these new sculptures becomes the work. …When the pieces get to the kind of scale I am employing then the scale of the material begins to overwhelm the spectator. This creates the sense of a partial environment. So to extend the format may prove to be interesting. Then the observer could walk around and into the unit and at the same time, see through it. Obviously, it will then do totally different things to the observer and the spatial experience will be very dimensional, especially given the ephemeral nature of the material. At the moment my work tends to be frontal and two-sided. This doesn’t really worry me, but I would like them to work from all four sides. The beauty of the box format is that it has no dictated top, sides, or bottom—they are interchangeable—and I would like to get some of the same quality into these new works. Obviously, I have to forego a top or bottom.”

imageTexans are serious about hot sauce.

imageDan Flavin realness.

imagePrada by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset.

imageFuneral home turned hamburger and beer bar.

image12 lane highways and a million overpasses.