Lovers + Friends suit. Cyrinda Ugg boots.
Vivienne Westwood dress (similar here). Bria Ugg sandals.
Finally, a super comfortable shoe that doesn't sacrifice style . UGG has been stepping up their game with fresh Spring styles. These boots are a classic staple with a cushy slipper-like feel aka, they don’t make your outfit look disheveled when you just want to throw something on and head out the door. Bright sandals and a punchy sundress give this look instant babe appeal - just add a beach.
Pictures by Roman Koval, in collaboration with Who What Wear and Ugg.
March 6, 2014
March 3, 2014
- Molliderm - I have no idea where to buy this online, however, Woodley & Bunny on W 3rd Street carries this. This lotion that cures all things chapped and chaffed - as promised by their sales associate and now by me. Also, doesn't leave a slimy film over skin that deters me from wearing lotion in the first place.
- Lulus Dry shampoo - Another Woodley & Bunny find to end experimentation with dry shampoo forever. Works, doesn't dry your hair, and disappears into your scalp immediately.
- Tom Ford Black Orchid - A cult favorite that I recently got into.
- Living Proof targeted repair cream - Still experimenting with hair products now that I'm blonde. I found this to tame stray hair and make your hair look instantly moisturized.
- Kate Somerville Purify Clarifying Cleanser - I'm a simple girl and this is a simple cleanser. It gently cleanses, hydrates and soothes without stripping away any of skin’s oil.
- La Mer cream - Another cult classic. While my skin was doing just fine without the cream (still switching between jojoba oil and almond oil for nighttime), it really, really needed something extra while I was in New York. For those who haven't tried it, imagine the richest buttery cream to lavish and deeply repair your skin. I think for now, I can still live without it, but having 1 oz on hand can't hurt.
- La Mer eyecream - See above.
- Tea tree oil - Can't spend a night without it. Spot treatment and overall maintenance.
- Kate Somerville D-scar - I've seen some pretty good improvement with this. Maybe it's the fact I'm asian, but I scar really, really easily. I bet if I'm more consistent with the usage, I'll see drastic results. I'm just kind of lazy. But the proof is in the reviews.
- Kate Somerville Exfolikate - Sometimes we just need a good scrub down, especially when skin starts getting a little flakey in the cold. As advertised: the next best thing to seeing Kate.
- Revitabrow - Works. Again, need to be more consistent with usage.
- Stila CC cream (not pictured) - My favorite tinted moisturizer used to date. The fact it morphs from green to your exact skin color has a lot to do with it.
- Stila concealer - Creamy and staying power. Even though my skin leans towards the oilier side, I prefer a creamier texture to put over powder.
- Meow Cosmetics powder - Used this mineral foundation for 2 years now and haven't looked back. Full coverage with a light feel. So so good.
- Stila blush - Another creamy product for a dewy complexion. This goes on before powdering.
- rms bronzer - I'm a new user and a huge fan of this brand. I can't wait to swap out my makeup for more natural products and this is the top contender.
- Almay mascara - The perfect mascara is one that I can build on immediately from a new bottle (usually I like mascara better after it ages a bit and sticks to itself). This is a stickier formula, only downfall is that it smudges a little throughout the day.
- Chanel eyebrow pencil - A makeup bag isn't complete with at least one Chanel splurge. Love the that it's dry instead of soft - less sharpening and cleaner lines.
- Stila liquid eyeliner - The best liquid eyeliner hands down! Getting a cat eye is so easy with this, even for me. Just flick and pray.
- e.l.f. clear mascara - A necessity that's only a dollar. Fix your brows and your lashes. Cheap and effective.
- Bite lipstick (not pictured) - Got this in Mulberry (a wine color to play around with the blonde!) and so far love the creamy texture, but even better, how they kept all the harmful ingredients out.
- EmerginC Scientific Organics in lips we trust (not pictured) - As a lip balm hoarder, this was one more added to the family. But now, when I reach for anything other than this, I sorely miss the taste and feel. Worth the splurge.
February 25, 2014
I like to believe we all have a thirst for a radical way of thinking. Our lives are built around a hunger for adventure and curiosity. And I know that if my own prosaic existence doesn't provide one, I look to the world outside myself to find it. The idea to follow a white rabbit immediately conjures a thought that drives my Sagittarian-soul crazy: follow, not lead. Finding my white rabbit compelled me to let go of everything I defined as important (like editing photos and making sure I try a new brunch restaurant the next morning) and enter an unconscious world of intuitive reality.
In my case, it was driving without a destination. To not once question my driver, but to let him drive six hours deep into the night. Coming straight from dinner, neither one of us packed, and by 2am, we were settled in Carmel, CA.
Sunday morning we checked out of some express inn, got brunch at a new restaurant that specialized in all things artichoke and eggs, drove seaside for 17 miles along the coast, visited exactly 5 stores before finding a disposable camera, didn't charge our phones, confused entrees for appetizers at Clint Eastwood's favorite bar, poured ourselves a hard drink at noon, rekindled our admiration for Dr. Seuss and Disney. And just as brief as we drove there, we drove home.
Discover your white rabbit.
Dress from Twenty.
February 21, 2014
I typically don't work on projects like this, but Loup is one of my favorite brands because of its and holds something special. They are very consistent and true to their label with an aesthetic that is relevant without being overly trendy. I don't think I could ever turn down working for them. The pieces I do have, I've worn for several years now. That speaks volumes.
We worked on this magical video lookbook a couple of months ago, and I loved it so much I had to share. Makes me miss my natural hair... slightly.
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February 19, 2014
Wearing Loup sweater.
The moment I imagined myself blonde stemmed from staring at Kristen's hair color behind her RVCA office desk. But four years ago, it was only an intangible novelty, especially on an asian. A year later, Lulu showcased that asian hair can indeed get that blonde. But years past and I never had the urge, until I got reflection boredom.
I contacted Sassoon Costa Mesa, who has been doing my hair for years, with the notion that my 2014 hair was their canvas. Except I wanted to walk out of the salon peroxide blonde. Tani snipped away at my hair leaving the back a little shorter than the front, whilst adding texture by breaking up the straight bob I previously requested from a K-Town $30 haircut. Then Adriana consulted me on color. Three weeks later, I walked out a happy unicorn.
How often will you be going back to get your hair retouched?
Every 3-4 weeks! But no later than 4 weeks. If your outgrowth gets too long, it will be harder to color match. Because the hair hair closest to the scalp (about 1/4 of an inch) processes faster than the rest of the hair, anything past it won't hold the bleach as well and can create a band of uneven color.
I have another appointment this weekend to get it rebleached and that will get rid of some of the coppery tones that comes out in certain lighting. Also, toning it to an ashy blonde. Tune in on Instagram!
If you guys want to schedule an appointment with Tani (head stylist) or Adriana (head colorist), give them a call at (714)556-5673!
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February 18, 2014
This place epitomizes summer with its long sweaty line of people waiting to order fresh fish in the gritty downtown location. It's also one of those places that brings out a soda craving I never knew I had. Got some sea bass on rice, garlic sauce, and shrimp to called it a perfect day.