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Teal Kitty Goes To NYFW!

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Attending New York Fashion Week has always been some fantasy dream of mine that has always been on the top of my list. Right up there with scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef with my dad or hiking the glaciers in Patagonia; somehow watching haute couture walking in motion down a runway is equivalent. So being here in New York during this season, is a feeling I can't even describe. I almost don't have words to tell you how magical it is to be in The Big Apple sharing a mutual excitement of energy with every other fashionista that feels the same way. 

I will write more about my experiences and favorite new collections, but for now I am in absolute awe and still taking it in. I can tell you, that Mr. Alexander Wang can have my first born child after SS16. 

Wearing the Neria playsuit from the fall collection of Ted Baker London. I have lived in this thing since I bought it, and I'm obsessed with how both fancy and casual it can be. Accompanied by pony hair Isabel Marant Shane black wedge pumps that have been with me for multiple seasons. And lastly, my bag is the first ever designer bag I've ever purchased when I was 16. And of course, it is teal. I love how the color pops my entire look; also I love how it still looks like it is in mint condition after all these years (thank you leather cleaner). Bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs, SS10 collection. Also sporting a temporary tattoo in celebration of the new Chanel 'Boyfriend' watch. I think I need a boyfriend in order to buy the real thing. Just kiiiiitten. 

Photos by my dearest friend/photographer Ryan Chua. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

 

Breakfast at The Plaza Hotel

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Teal Kitty here reporting from NEW YORK FASHION WEEK. For the past many years of my life I have suffered from temporary depression during this season. Fashion week season. I have vivid memories of missing anthropology class to watch live streamings of Marc Jacobs in my car in the school parking lot. Last spring I shed actual tears watching Peter Copping's first show as creative director of Oscar de la Renta. Being here in New York during this time, is an actual dream come true. 

Started the day off this morning with breakfast at The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel to celebrate my BFF Brooke's birthday. Unlike the Polo Bar, I forgot to make reservations far in advance and called the day before and got a table and didn't even have to pretend to start crying on the phone like how I had to do for Ralph Lauren. Plaza Hotel is definitely worth walking into the lobby just to see the twinkling chandeliers, and the afternoon tea made me feel like I was actually Blair Waldorf. 

I'm wearing a vintage kimono that I bought from a vintage trade show that happens once a year in LA called Inspiration. I bought it from a vendor who collects ceremonial kimonos and claims that this one is from the 1940's. I absolutely adore kimonos. I always am looking for vintage ones since otherwise it's hard to find them made with pure silk. Wearing my favorite booties, the Chelsea from Rag and Bone. Accompanied by my first ever ever designer handbag that I have had since I bought it when I was 16. It's a rare find to see these old Marc by Marc Jacobs bags with the turn lock. 

Outside Lands Music Festival 2015

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All of my outfits for Outside Lands were a result of vintage shopping, thrift store digging or things borrowed from my pretty friend's closets. This outfit was one of my favorites since I have an unhealthy obsession with cheetah print. All things borrowed from my friend Talia except for my two layered shirts who are made by Morrison Grey. Here's a not-in-order assortment of internet appropriate photos from my time in dreamy San Francisco with the best of friends a girl could ever ask for.  Above photos by my bff Brooke Janzen

You Make It Real

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An easy on-the-go outfit featuring my favorite basics for the not so basic. Tank and leggings by one of my favorite Los Angeles-made brands, Morrison Grey. Each piece is carefully dyed to transform into your new favorite everyday shirt. I wear mine anywhere from underneath a blazer to the office to over a sports bra to pilates. It's challenging to find any shirts made with super soft modal that doesn't start accumulating small little annoying holes everywhere after a couple wears. I have worn and washed all my Morrison Grey tops several times and they always stay in ~PeRFeCT CoNDiTioN~*

Chelsea booties by Rag and Bone, photos by my very dear friend Jose Gallina. You can find Morrison Grey here! More to come xx

Overalls=Boy Repellent

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I've never met a guy who says that they like girls in overalls. Just like all guys hate high-waisted jeans. But it's perfectly fine since I've lost faith in most all of the male species (with exceptions to my father and my friend's dog Jackson). I found these denim vintage Calvin Kleins at Salvation Army, and I'm pretty sure my mom had the same ones in like 1997. 

 I met with founder and head designer of Morrison Grey, Marco, a few weeks ago. We instantly  clicked and bonded over our obsession with thrift shop treasures. He shared with me his inspirations for his line and how it has completely taken off since launching last fall. Morrison Grey is a LA made clothing line who is only on it's second season and already making the racks at Saks. The line contains the most intricately dyed fabrics on the softest textiles. To be completely honest, I wore this black long sleeve shirt three days in a row. I actually physically real-life could not take it off. It is my favorite thing. And it is perfect under any layers, paired with denim or under overalls. It is made of modal, one of my favorite natural fibers derived from beech trees. 

Overalls by Calvin Klein, shirt by Morrison Grey, Chelsea booties by Rag & Bone, purse from Marc by Marc Jacobs and sunglasses by Celine. Debuting my red hair (totally obsessed) here done by my dear friend/LA-based hair stylist Paul Desmarre. If you're looking for an amazing new hair stylist, mention me for a free cut! Pictures by Chris Canon

 

Abbot Kinney For The Night

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Saying farewell to the Me Undies pop-up shop on Abbot Kinney last night. Had so much fun with my SF babes in town for the weekend. Photographed with gal pals  Ariana Lauren from Fashion Born, make-up artist Christina Aguayo . Photos taken by Ryan Chua.

Totally overly head over heels in love with this floral romper I'm wearing. I'm drawn to anything floral; long rompers are a favorite too. They're such an easy go-to outfit with no effort. I wore them out with sandals for a more casual look since the event was in Venice, but I would usually wear them it out with wedges for a more prominent flared bottom. Romper is by Novella Royale ( Southern California based), quartz ring by Androgyny Designs, turquoise ring by Vanessa Mooney, necklace from Urban Outfitters, sandals from Steve Madden, and purse by Marc by Marc Jacobs

Les Merchantes + Ziesche Blogger Brunch

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I've been spoiled with my multiple trips to San Francisco; I think I made it up a total of 8 trips within a year. The bay has turned into my home away from home. I was SO excited to take a quick weekend trip up north; I've been deprived of Union Square shopping and the guacamole at Tacolicious (a must-try)  since before I left for Europe. 

On Sunday I attended a blogger brunch at Beauty Company on Polk Street. Cutest one-stop shop to get all your beauty needs, a manicure and hair all done up.  The party was put on by Ziesche, a local apothecary company that is made locally in the pretty city made with the most dreamy scents. I got to try the lemongrass, vetiver and sage body lotion and let me tell ya: G A M E C H A N G E R. I don't even know what vetiver is to be completely honest but with my dyslexic brain the word looks equivalent to velvet, which is what what hands felt like after trying this little miracle in a bottle.

Also hosting the party was designer Les Merchantes. I'm kinda like a 5-year old child when it comes to  familiarizing myself with a new brand or collection. I have to touch everything. I'm that girl in a fancy department store that the sales person just follows behind me to put everything back into order. It takes me all of three seconds to flip up the right side of a garment to check the care labels to see what it's made out of. I blame my textile professor and my dad for brainwashing me as a child that polyester was this evil substance every time my mom tried dolling my sister and I up in matching outfits.   Besides the point, with one touch of the Les Merchantes garments my heart skipped a beat. Ooooooh yeah 100% silk. Gets me every time. Might just need everything. 

Other talented local designers came out for the event: Waffles and Honey Jewelry (handmade in The Mission, sending my future boyfriend to her to buy me everything), Marrin Costello (Stoned Collection might be my favorite thing, like ever)  and also Project Juice came and served they're new juice Beta-Bomb with bubbly. It was like a mimosa with a twist; you get your daily vitamins while drinking champagne. I'm not sure if life really exceeds past that point of happiness. Also I got to meet some new blogger gal pals !!! Always love meeting new bloggers in the bay area, check them out: Yurk Style, Champagne For Everyday, Pink Lace Pearls and Cuppa Jyo! Thank you so much for having me! I had so much fun at this event. 

Photo with Katey from Yurk Style and Jyo from Cuppa Jyo, wearing romper from Free People. 

 

 

When In Rome....

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Totally fell in love with Italy. A world where gluten-free doesn't exist and it is totally necessary to try a new flavor of gelato everyday. One of my favorite areas in Rome is Via del Boschetto. This is a trendy neighborhood in an ancient city. It is packed with pop-up floral stores, handmade jewelry, and my all-time favorite: vintage stores. The vintage shopping here is unreal. You will find designer vintage treasures in every other store. I would of shopped a lot more than I did if I wasn't backpacking across the country, but I just HAD to have this coat the moment I saw it. It's vintage Yves Saint Laurent. YSL forever is my favorite designer, and my first love. This coat is a alpaca, mohair and wool blend. Since the brand makeover of YSL turned into Saint Laurent Paris in 2012 due to the new creative director, I actually melt every time I see a vintage YSL label. 

I found this coat at a small funky boutique, Pulp. And I still have nightmares about the Moschino floral sweater that I didn't end up buying. It'll probably haunt me for a couple more months to be completely honest. 

Coat worn with all black everythaaang underneath, and Nikes since I seriously just walked all over the city all day. I would never wear workout shoes with this coat, but it kinda looks street style hip in some weird way. Right?

Alexander Wang x HM

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Unless you have totally lived underneath a rock, everyone knows that Alexander Wang came out with a collaboration for a collection at H&M. I am in no way into secondary line collaborations like this, I usually only go for the real deal or nothing. But when I saw the preview for the collection my pupils dilated and I had an increased heart beat. Alexander Wang made me want boxing gloves even though I don't participate in physical activity. These shots were taken in San Francisco by the very talented Mark Chua. More to come!

Sports bra and boxing gloves: Alexander Wang x H&M