I had the special opportunity to interview Tao Okamoto the other day for a freelance assignment. At first, when the person called me to do this the name didn’t register, but when I started to prepare for the interview I realized “DUH, TAO OKAMOTO!”
She’s the established Japanese model who you’ve probably seen gracing countless runways, covers of Vogue, editorials and ad campaigns. Many of you might know of the “bowl” hair cut she sported towards the beginning of her career.
This word means different things to different people. It might be just a name to you. It might conjure up images of that bear from that movie I never saw.
For me, it means
I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural TEDxTimesSquare (post on that coming soon) and needless to say, I was SUPER excited. The only problem was, I didn’t know what to wear! After considering different outfits, I decided to go with a T(ee) for TEDx to achieve the perfect balance of dressy casual, “business” fashionable.
With the weather finally waking and warming up, I’m so excited to be able to wear flats again and put away those boots after all those months! Time for cute fun footwear!
If there’s one thing I need and recommend for Spring, it’s D’orsay flats. In the fall I was obsessed with my foot cleavage booties, so it only makes sense I have a Spring version!
Designer Jenni Kayne is the one who started this footwear trend ( you can see her extensive collection of D’orsay flats here) but I’m still a student and refuse to spend $400+ on shoes unless it’s my own money so here are some D’orsay alternatives I found that have both the option of price and color/design.
I say, you say, we all say D’orsay!
Click the images below for more details and inspiration. I especially love the ones with texture!
On the first day of Fashion week- February 7, I found myself having to dress in an outfit that would go seamlessly from interning during the day to a Lunar New Year Celebration at night. With such a hectic/busy schedule, I was sure to keep this in mind:
My first fashion week outfit:
Last week was the first week/beginning of what I would consider to be…. my dream internship.
I’ve only been in the office for 5 days in total so far, but it feels like I’ve been there for a month; I’ve done and learned so much already.
After a full day of interning and attending a night class to finish off the day, I come home completely exhausted yet satisfied because I am so excited by the new things I’m learning and seeing each day.
Ever since freshman year, I’ve made vision boards for myself. I think it’s one thing to think about what you want, but another thing to see those goals and dreams everyday as you get one step closer to achieving them.
I’m in the process of redoing my vision boards (I try to update them every few months because what I want often changes/gets clearer) so I’ve been perusing quite a bit and of course, noting everything I see and read…
Thought I’d share some images with you to show you some of the things that I have and will be working towards this semester. Continue reading
Today, I received my copy of The Ground Magazine. Today, I am also officially a published contributor.
That moment when you see your own name published in an international print magazine for the first time is quite a weird feeling let me tell you… but nonetheless amazing.
Last night, the Global CEO of Chanel, Maureen Chiquet, was speaking at an event at the Asia Society (See previous post or click here). That being said, it’s only natural I wanted to dress like and channel my inner (Coco) Chanel- simple. effortless. chic.
Chanel is known for many things: tweed, quilted bags and the No 5 fragrance to name a few- but her name is synonymous with the little black dress. Since I have yet to find a tweed jacket that I both like and find flattering, for this event I opted for a little black dress but with a twist of course- the twist being the shoulder slit.
I am usually never late to appointments/events- it’s quite rare. I’m only late if unforeseen circumstances arise or if it’s intentional. Someone once told me that “If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. If you’re late, forget about it”. Ever since I’ve been told that in high school I have made it a point to always be at least 10-15 minutes early aka punctual. It’s a way for me to make the most of my time and to respect that of others, especially in New York.
Of course the one time I am unforgivably late, January 16 (last night), the Global CEO of Chanel is speaking at the Asia Society at what was a sold out event.