Chambre 311

February 27, 2018

Bonjour from chambre 311!


Actually, it’s more of a bonsoir right now. Admittedly my 3rd time in France and I’m still trying to absorb the language.
I’ve been really excited to work with H&M on this project with their Studio collection this year – especially as a fan of many of their other seasons. In an age where fashion is fast, it’s nice to see a global fashion house like H&M slow down and work with their ateliers to design a beautiful collection that is less trend focused – there in the Studio Collection. A seasonal collection only shoppable in smaller quantities.

The show was incredibly thoughtful – as well as my whole experience with H&M. From meeting the official seasonal artist who did the prints and my portrait to the Japanese dinner, there were elements of surprise each turn.

I’m off to enjoy my last night in Paris, so I’ll leave you here. But hopefully not longing for more as the whole collection is, as Rihanna would say, phresh off the runway and shoppable. But act fast because pieces are already selling out! Enjoy mon amis!  Till then, I’ve been dying to wear a tank top so I’ll see you next in sunny LA x

Seeing Red

February 19, 2018

I’ve headed east to chilly New York for two weeks, and I’m seeing red!

If you haven’t picked it up from social media yet, I’m here (conveniently during NYFW) consulting for one of my favorite brands for their Apple-esque beauty products, Glossier

I promise this isn’t an homage to Glossier, but rather an homage to the feeling of being in an empowered environment and being able to take on everything.

The power of a staple pump suddenly came back into my peripheral – maybe it’s my new office responsibilities or maybe it’s growing out of a 4-year long bend of comfortable chunky shoe options. 

Tamera Mellon sent me these red power pumps, and in my opinion, nothing goes with red quite like red.

And on the topic of empowerment, Tamara co-founded the house of Jimmy Choo and has taken the mastery of what she’s learned to really hone in a staple silhouette within her own brand. Now all I want to wear are skinny heels with monochromatic tights. Wouldn’t life feel so much better if we could all dress as if we were in an editorial? But to take it a notch above, how much better if we can take the feeling of a good shoe and wear it in our daily lives? I think wearing a heel to work (you can tell that I’ve strangely romanticized corporate life after working for myself for so long) suddenly reminded me how I should feel when I’m in work mode.

Overall takeaway: instead of putting on your thinking cap, throw on a pair of heels. And if you’re really ambitious, dress like you’re in an editorial for a day. Things will happen.

Shot by Brigitte Crisp in New York, New York.

Around summer of last year, Alexis from Local Eclectic hit me up at the possibilities of working together. It only took an hour phone call of convincing her with some ideas I had, but a month later she arrange one of my favorite jewelry designers to come to my house with an open mind. Why I love A Peace Treaty so much is her belief in artisanship and the beauty of craft, and why I love Local Eclectic so much is her belief in collaboration which in the end, brought us all together


Now about the collection. It’s a chokerearring set, and a ring. All made with opal – one of my favorite crystals with its iridescent spectrum of light. It’s also a reminder that the type and amount of energy you put into the world around you comes back to meet you. I hope you love the collection as much as we do! Shop away as there are only 30 pieces each 🙂

Nylon Japan

March 15, 2016

Sometime in December, I shot with Nylon Japan for a little photo in their LA style section. I have yet to nab my own issue, but for now, I’ll screenshot your Snapchats. Wearing my most favorite jeans I’ve had since college.  And some Adidas sweater.

Thank you to Billy at the 501 Huntington Beach store for convincing me to buy these 8 years ago. I think about that gem of a store every day and wish it was still open.