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 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 art 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.
(SAINT LAURENT, PROENZA SCHOULER, MCQ-ALEXANDER MQUEEN, ALEXANDER WANG)
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.
The Oscars were last night aka The LA Super Bowl and in the midst of it all, it was so rainy here, it was like armageddon. LOL x’s infinity. I am not one for watching the Oscars, mainly because I fall asleep (I have a short attention span). I did catch a glimpse of this Armani number at the bar though, I imagine if I ever went to the Oscar’s I’d wear something like this.
(BLQ-basic black dress, PRADA- shoes, EDDIE BORGO- 5 finger ring, HIPANEMA- bracelet, MAJORICA- earrings)
I hope everyone is having a sweet, eventful and memorable month of love and friendship. Remember, love, kindness and gratitude is free, give it year round.
(Forever 21- jacket, Zara- dress, American Apparel- jewelry, Marc Jacobs – clutch, Zara- backpack, H&M- hat)
This weekend at Hotel Monaco, Mondo Guerra showcased his S/S15 collection. Allison and I made a night of the event, we sipped on “mondotinis” and wine at ease like the winos that we are. We shopped the designs; minimal, black and white. There was a black knitted, cropped sweater with matching black pom’s that I really fell in love with, youthful holographic graphic tee’s and asymmetrical jewelry too. You can shop the collection online now! http://www.mondoguerra.com/shop/.