LAGUNA BACK ALLEY

Ventured down the road to Laguna Beach today for lunch with my mother at Nick's Laguna Beach.  If you are in the area, please go check out Nick's.  It is one of my favorite spots to eat locally and the food is always amazing.  I always want to try something new when I go, but I always end up getting the braised short ribs--so good!  These were shot in an alley way just down the street right before our dining adventure.  Every time I go to downtown Laguna I always see this alley and think of how amazing it would look in a photo shoot.  It has a touch of urban city, which contrasts greatly against the casual beach lifestyle of Laguna Beach.  That contrast in Orange County is hard to come by.  

For this outfit I wanted to show some transitional looks that can get you through the fall season.  Fall to me is about layering.  Here in California it is always questionable how warm it will get through the day or when or if you will even need a light sweater or maybe a leather jacket for a chilly and cold evening.  I have always found it an annoyance to be wearing something too light or too heavy.  So yes, layering in light to medium fabrics is important!

I started light with an ASOS long-line tee and heavily distressed ASOS light skinny denim jeans.  I am so in love with long-line shirts!  The length and ease of them are great and I can wear them with anything.  I honestly almost forgot I had this tee in my closet and broke it out today for this shoot.  I accessorized with a NIXON 51-30 watch, TOPMAN rings, ZARA wide brim felt fedora, and a black ZARA zip clutch.  To transition this look for a night out, I would layer on a light cardigan or my go-to leather jacket.

 

xxEIGHTY-SEVENS  


ASOS Extreme Longline T-Shirt; ASOS Super Skinny Jeans with Extreme Rips; ZARA Plush Sweatshirt; ZARA zipped clutch; ZARA wide brim felt hat; NIXON 51-30 Chrono watch; TOPMAN rings; vintage circle sunglasses; Steve Madden brogue shoe; 


KOREATOWN SEOUL.

I spent time this week exploring Koreatown in Los Angeles, California.  This particular shoot was done at luxury boutique-hotel, The Line on Wilshire Boulevard.  The Line Hotel is a sister hotel to the Saguaro Palm Springs and Ace New York.  I fell in love with the minimalist architecture and design, which has mid-century elements mixed with more contemporary urban street art elements.  It's a match made in heaven!  The Line hotel even comes complete with street art touches done by Shepard Fairey, better known for his OBEY campaign, and D*Face, a English multimedia street artist.

The super luxe hotel room I stayed in was the perfect backdrop to shoot this luxe-sexy-casual look I was rockin' to attend the King Of The Fall tour featuring The Weeknd with supporting acts Jhene Aiko and Schoolboy Q.   

The weather has finally started to cool down here in Southern California, but I am still opting to wear light breathable outfits.  For this outfit I wanted to have an overall 'rockstar' look.   However, I did not want that component of the look to be too overbearing.  This outfit is reminiscent of something I would wear out in Las Vegas because it has some extra pizazz to make heads turn and necks do a one-eighty, hah!  

Leather shorts have been trending lately in womenswear and have finally made there way steadily into menswear.  When I spotted these ZARA boxing shorts, I had to have them!  It's very rare to find leather shorts for men, trust me.  I completed this look with a sheer tank bodysuit.  Yes, bodysuit!  Gasp!  Even though it would seem that a bodysuit is super outlandish and unconventional, it is actually very wearable and made to look and resemble a fitted tank when worn properly under shorts or with your favorite pair of denim.  To finish the look I wore a fitted Givenchy tuxedo jacket and a red-black plaid button down shirt.  And peep the shoe game from Jessica Buurman!  Hope you enjoy! 

 

xxEIGHTY-SEVENS


GIVENCHY tuxedo jacket; Rufskin VASCO black tank bodysuit; ZARA black boxing short; ZARA red-black plaid button down shirt; Jessica Buurman CRUSH black cutout boots; NIXON The 51-30 Chrono Watch in Black; Silver Rings and leather/silver bracelet