My hair routine

My daily hair routine is surprisingly easy.. I've never really had the patience or interest to spend too much time on it, as I tend to want to keep it mostly natural. I've inherited the thick locks from my father.. don't get me wrong he's hair is about an inch long but has no signs of baldness. So no extensions needed and I am forever grateful.

I've had everything from black hair to short hair but during the past 5 years I've been adding highlights to work towards restoring the original blond shade, while keeping the lenght.. in fact I think a dreaded touch-up might be in order again..

I wash my hair about 3 times a week with John Frieda curly shampoo and conditioner, even if I don't have super curly hair, it enhances and defines the waves.. I do this at night and them I go to bed with wet hair...

In the morning I look like a troll but I'm mostly fine with that. To get shine and definition I use this Dreamcoat spay that's actually made for horses... (yess really) works wonders and as a tangle teezer, but unless you want to be moonwalking for the next 3 months, apply it over a bathtub or outside because it makes your floor very slippery!

To get more definition to the curls I occasionally spay my dry hair with a mix for water and sea salt.

But now let's introduce the dry shampoo. If you are not using it yet, this product will change your life. I use Batiste, they sell it at drugstores in a million different colours and fragrances. I go through about a bottle a week and it could not be better value for money, as it only costs a few pounds! I use it every single day in the roots of my hair, it gives a newly washed look and a matte finish. I love this stuff!!!!

So there you have it, I aim for the most natural look and sometimes it even means using products made for animals, but what could be more natural than that.

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Hello California

(Bikini and Cover-up c/o Tigerlily, Pour la Victoire sandals, Milor Italy ring, LowLuv ring, Vanessa Mooney bracelet)

So I'm back in California and loving every minute of it! And check out my TAN. ohemgee right? Well, it's totally fake. For the second time in my life, I got a spray tan, but only because I had a summer photoshoot and needed to get rid of my vampyness. I was terrified to be honest. All I could think was "OMG I'M GONNA LOOK LIKE SNOOKI AND CAN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE FOR A WEEK" Anyways, it was a lot more pleasant than I thought. I went in, was given a disposable thong...imagine, a DISPOSABLE THONG...I nearly laughed out loud when I saw it, but the spray tan was soon over with, and yes, I got to take the darn thing home. WIN. Just kidding. Anyways, I'm kind of liking this look! It actually looks really good on the beach and in my bikini! I've suddenly got some definition in my legs! Anyways, I spent my afternoon at Newport Beach. I was in the area, working on a very special project that (which I'll tell you about very soon!) The weather couldn't have been more perfect. I definitely missed the cool, breezy air of the California coast while I was in NYC. A bikini and beach coverup can easily become my daily outfit here! I'm obsessed with the laid back beach culture and so this afternoon was perfect. Only weird part of the day? Getting approached by these young boys who traveled here from Oregon for the first time. They wanted to take a photo with me...which was TOTALLY AWKWARD, but they turned out to be pretty cool dudes just overly excited to be in Cali and see a girl with a pretty rad spray tan :)

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Sweater: Zara. Polka Dot Top: Equipment. Skirt: c/o Ruche. Bag: DIY American Apparel Clutch. Sunglasses: Karen Walker Deep Freeze. Shoes: Pour La Victoire. Jewelry: YSL Ring, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Michael Kors, Jcrew, Pomellato. Nails: Butter London 'Teddy Girl'.

A little piece of winter

lindex poncho
american apparel shirt
zara bag

photos by stefanie
This poncho scarf was a gift from when I went to see lindex's new campaign launch a few weeks ago.. I now realize how optimistically I packed only summer clothes to finland, so this little piece of winter came quite handy... It's that lovely time of year when shorts worn with a thick knit, or a long fur paired with open toe sandals totally makes sense.


Through the West Village

(Hallelu blouse, Hudson Jeans, Velvetine bag, Dolce Vita boots from Helianthus)

So yeah, I do sometimes walk around the city in crazy monster shoes (stil have my flats on hand though). I got these bad boys at a cute little boutique in New York called Helianthus. I met the owner and she's probably the sweetest person ever. It's one adorable little shop on Spring Street I always make sure to pop into whenever I'm in Soho. They've pretty much got everything I need this time of year. Amazing jeans, blouses, and shorts...all of which have been life recently. With the intense heat and humidity, I've been keeping my wardrobe purely simple. I've been playing around with colored denim and prints to keep myself and wardrobe slightly entertaining. I pretty much want it to be fashion week and then, of course fall, where I can layer and have a bit more fun! Summer is UGH, kind of a bore to me right now. I think it's time for a change in season HELLO! Already have so many new pieces to bring back to NYC that I'm dying to show you! Right now, I'm trying to just take it easy here in LA in between work by catching up with friends and taking advantage of the beautiful beach weather you only get here in California. I just know that when I fly back to NYC after Labor Day, things are going to get pretty crazy! Still scared to look at my calendar for September. Anways, Cali posts to come my friends!!

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Chasing dasies

isabel marant top
gina tricot jeans
asos boots

photos by stefanie

Another sunny day, or for me another great day to wear a beautiful kimono. I nowadays tend to say that I collect kimonos.. it justifies me to keep adding them to my collection, insted of being embarrassed for owning one in every colour... This one is from the 'chasing dasies' collection from Arnhem and the newest addition to my fall wardrobe.

wild horses

Dress: ASOS. Trench: Gap. Shoes: Banana Republic. Bag: c/o Coach. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Jewelry: David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Pomellato, Gap, BR, Michael Kors. Ring: c/o Bauble Bar (new favorite). Lips: Estee Lauder Red Velvet c/o. Nails: Strange/Beautiful.

Beach Slapped


(gifted Ben Amun Necklaces, H&M Top & Skirt, Sigerson Morrison Sandals, Anarchy Street Bracelets)

Went surfing at Huntington Beach on Saturday morning with Wesley Mason and while I was getting beach slapped by the waves, Wesley Mason got to surf only 10ft away from the dolphins. I am so sore from being out of shape so we spent our Sunday just chilling by the beach in Malibu. Can't wait to hit the waves again before this summer ends and before I leave for Fashion Week!

Avoiding Puddles

(White + Warren jacket, Blue Bird blouse, Hallelu shorts, Bloch flats, Vanessa Mooney jewelry, Moni Moni bag)

Here I am with my new NYC accessory, a gigantic black umbrella. Sometimes the little compact ones just don't do the trick! Once again, we had some major rain, and UGHH, the hurricane is going to really hit my east coasters and I couldn't feel more scared! I just want the storm to pass already! I am currently writing from the my home in California. I flew back this morning for work this week. I had an 8:30am flight. Looking at JFK's schedule, it was probably the only hour NOT cancelled due to Irene. If I didn't book this early flight I would have most likely been stuck in NYC until Tuesday! So yes, I've been really lucky!! Already missing all the east coast love though! Here I am, snapped in the lower east side by my good friend Claire, on the way to our favorite Malaysian food restaurant NYONYA. We're hooked. You've got to try the Roti Canai and warm purple pudding! INSANE. Anyways, for this evening out and about, avoiding large puddles in my ballet flats, I just threw on my favorite cargo jacket over an all cream ensemble. A little sheer, a little lace, and my signature...a hot red lip.

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pools and rooftops

thrifted top, Siwy denim shorts, Karen Walker sunglasses, Coach satchel, Rachel Comey Miner boots

Stopped by the Standard in downtown LA before driving back to SF with some friends. I arrived at the tail end of the party since I'd been hanging out with my family and getting lunch at Boiling Crab in Alhambra. SO FREAKING GOOD. Anyway I knew I wasn't missing much at the Standard other than overpriced drinks so I didn't really care about missing the pool party. I don't really go out much when I'm visiting family in LA anyway. Right now I'm hanging out with my younger brother and cousin who are up visiting from LA and are here for one more night. Sorry for being so M.I.A. this week!


"Le premier bonheur du jour" - Os Mutantes