LA BEGINNINGS

FASHION, P.S.

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I have officially started a new writing gig! I will be over at Urban Outfitters Space15Twenty every Friday as their Lifestyle and Art blogger. Make sure you hop on over to read my latest posts in art, people, places and more while in Los Angeles. This week I’ve got a very special interview coming up with one of the industry’s top trend forecasters. 

CAR TROUBLES AND A LATTE

FASHION, STYLE DIARY

(H&M-basic tank, Forever 21- denim shirt, NIKE – drop-crotch pants)

Finding a latte in the desert is much harder than it sounds, specially when your friend locks the key’s in the car. Thanks to the good samaritan who just happened to have industrial-size pliers and saved our day! We were then able to make the trip a few blocks away, were we found an outdoor piano, and I got my latte. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: ANNE YANO

QUICK POLENTA DINNER

CRAVE

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You know what is an absolute favorite at my house? Polenta. I can serve it for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I swear there is never a complaint. Not only is it delicious AF, but it is healthy. I try to shop as organic as possible (and so should you) so my go to is Trader Joe’s organic pre-made polenta. For years I made this from scratch, but I have caved. Now I cannot believe how much time I wasted stirring away over a hot pan. I add water, crushed garlic, butter and olive oil and before I know it, dinner is done. I love to add heaps of veggies, any veggie will do! Sprinkle some shredded parmesan cheese and if I wanna get fancy add a soft poached egg. Try this baby next time you are in a run! I promise you will love it. 

SABOS SPRINGS X COACHELLA 15

FASHION, PARTY RECAP, STYLE

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It was a wonderful day in Palm Springs with Sabos Skirt. Wandered the event with Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty, Dylana Suarez, and Amy Pham, to name a few. Tunes provided by Warpaint, Bixel Boys, and The Misshapes. Some of my favorite pics from the party, above this post!

DESERT BREEZE

FASHION, STYLE DIARY

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(H&M-dress shirt, CALVIN KLEIN- sportsbra, LEVI’S – vintage frayed shorts)

Last weekend I escaped the city for a Coachella weekend. Andrew, Anne, Jeremy and I landed in Joshua Tree after a long drive with very little sights (not much but a casino and wind farms). Anne and I took advantage of the desert breeze to snap a few pics and then headed to Coachella parties. 

PHOTOS: ANNE YANO

KEEPING UP WITH THE HEARD’S

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Life Update: My little family and I have moved to Los Angeles! At first I was sad, confused, and annoyed. I spent my childhood in that city without a pause. Then my family moved to Colorado and I always felt like something was missing. So I went back after graduating High School. Then, I figured out that the things I wanted the most were not accessible in that city, so I made a new leap to a place called Denver. There I found almost everything that I ever wanted, I found true friendships, I found true love and started my own little family.

However, I always felt that I could do more, but opportunities were scarce. I eventually lost a little of my artistic ambition and settled for anything that paid. After years of dealing with the fact that money would be very little (maybe even non-existent) my goals began to change. Money was always on the mind and that’s a sick way to live. I didn’t know it at the time but I had become comfortable in my losses. I was quietly waiting for New York to come and sweep up the art/creative scene in hopes that at least someone would have money to pay us all.

To make a long story short, little did I know my lover’s hard work within the art community was going to lead our family into something amazing. His passions has taken us back to where I started, back in LA and with this came the opportunities I once gave up for a “normal” life. I have been working non stop on the things that make me the most happy. I feel…. complete again.

Though I miss my friends and sister indescribable amounts, it’s hard not to think that everything has led us to exactly where we need to be, right here, right now. Incredible things are happening to both of our creative careers, something I never thought would be possible in Denver.

There are many things happening (and not happening) in that city that aren’t up to par with my choice of career, or even my choice of living. With a republican in office, I am afraid that a lot of progress will be stumped in that amazing state. I hope that when we go back (because that’s the plan) everything will be exactly the way we need it to be. Until then, I am here in LA, grinding full force into designs, art and blogging. So get ready readers. Life is on power-mode and I haven’t been this inspired in years. 

SPRING MOTO DREAMS

FASHION, STYLE

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Heading into the new season with an investment piece. I’ve been looking forward to this for a few months and have some designs narrowed down. These moto-jackets are so beautiful, I can’t handle. They are also a larger investment than I would ever make on a clothing article, because GET REAL.