Beam of jack

Photos by Stefanie

I've been back and and forth to Finland for a quick visit. I also managed to shoot a few features for which I took the opportunity to wear my Beam of jack jacket. The jacket is actually the same model as seen here before and since there has been a few email and messages about it, I though it could use a little mention. I found it in a concept store in Bangkok a few months ago and naturally had to buy it in both colors, that's all I know.


Top: ASOS. Skirt: NAVEN (similar here). Jacket: Rebecca Minkoff c/o. Shoes: CL. Purse: Celine. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Nails: Essie 'Turquoise & Caicos', Chanel 'June'. Jewelry: David Yurman, Stella and Dot c/o, Michael Kors watch, GAP, BR, Pomellato.

A Breath of Spring

(J.crew Sweater, gifted 7FAM The Skinny Second Skin Leggings/Pants, Zara Heels, gifted Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Anarchy Street Skull Bracelet, Various Friendship Bracelets from Benita and friends)

So tempted to wear these pants with a lace bustier and my hair up with 60's make-up for warmer days when my abs (that are currently hidden under a layer of froyo) are ready for it.

Sneak Peek: Volcom Holiday '12 Design Collab Photoshoot

A lot of my time has been spent planning my big Volcom Holiday '12 design photoshoot! For my Fall '12 collection (in stores June), we shot here in NYC, and so we were thinking of something new and fresh for my Holiday '12 line. First thing that came to my mind was, "how about we shoot in Philadelphia?" Home to my sister and our fave photographer, Dylana Suarez, we immediately started gathering material and location scouting in the city. What I love most about Philly is the grungy-ness. The historic buildings, torn-down walls, and just relaxed yet edgy vibe gave us exactly what we wanted to work with. They worked well against my pretty, Holiday designs. Getting to play creative director on this entire project with Volcom has been amazing. Everything from working on my collection, to modeling, styling, and creating the ad campaign with the Volcom team has been a dream project. Our marketing director flew out from sunny southern California for this shoot and she snapped these behind-the-scenes snapshots for Volcomunity. I felt like we kidnapped her and took her to the crazy east coast...and of course, to one of the most unique cities I've ever been to. Philly is kind of my second home now!

What started off as a snow blizzard, we thought..."heyyy, it's a Holiday shoot...snow will be cool!" Luckily, just as we started shooting, the sun came out, but there was massive amounts of wind. It was freezing, but we managed just fine! Philadelphia is home to many amazing artists, including my personal favorite, Isaih Zagar, who happened to be walking his dog as we were shooting! How adorable is he? Thanks so much for our whole team including Dylana and our music blogger, Cheryl for being such troopers! My Volcom Holiday '12 collection, in stores September, features some really beautiful dresses, sparkle tops and skirts, and everything else that'll jazz up your holiday parties. Everything is what I call "understated luxury." Stay tuned and follow everything on!

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A Little Bit of Menswear, A Little Bit Homeless


Looking a little homeless in these jeans? Well, before the wear and tear these jeans used to look like this.

Never Run Back to Whatever Broke You


Remember my Botkier Eden Satchel in bright red (last seen here and here)? Well, it now comes in 5 different colors!
and... not sure if you have noticed, but I've been wearing so much Zara lately. I can't help it! Every time I stop by the store, I end up walking out with a couple of things.

Hot Pink

The more I travel, the weirder I get with style. Never fully packed, I always end up just throwing a bunch of layers on...anything for warmth basically. I've been at my sister's for the weekend and didn't really pack a coat and so I've been swimming in this giant camel coat that I stole from her closet (shhhh). I like how oversize it is! I sort of feel like a little boy in it! Though I lean towards tomboy looks, I'm still a sucker for color and anything to brighten up the day with my new favorite colors: fuchsia and a hot, hot pink. On the lips (this shade is by Estee Lauder)...on the's all the rage and I'm loving it. One thing I never forget to pack, on the other hand, are my basic rocker tees. I recently ordered this Velvet Underground tee from the new Junk Food Classics collection, which I'm obsessed with. Their softness and perfectly distressed prints get me every time.

Today, I head back to NYC. It's always bittersweet. I just love my Philly friends too much... Currently packing while listening to my Rolling Stones pandora playlist. I'm still smiling like a dork thanks to a very successful, ass kicking weekend. We worked our butts off shooting, and still, our bodies hurt from running in and out of the cold! More updates on what projects I've been working on very, very soon!

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The Art of High and Low

(H&M Denim Jacket, Maxi Dress c/o Necessary Clothing, Zara Heels)

There's something about hi-low hemlines that I'm really attracted to. It's subtly sexy and really fun to twirl around in. I've actually worn a lot of hi-low hemlines as you can see here, here, here and here

'Pastel Perfect' for Bengt

photos by Janne
styling and concept by me

The first round of my Bengt series I've have been shooting throughout January is now up! Head over to the site to see the rest of our 'Pastel Perfect' look book and for product info.