October 27, 2014

INSPIRATION

WEARING: Melissa Araujo Dress, American Apparel Sweater and 8 Other Reasons Rings.

Change of pace, no outfit post today instead let's talk about inspiration. I am stimulated by many things and people. I will start by stating the obvious, I am inspired by modern, minimal structures, geometry, architecture, the ocean, music, art, writers, simple and ethereal designs. As for people, I won't use names as I think it cheapens the process, but I am motivated by others who are focused and who are hungry to get what they are doing out there. That can be through the arts, fashion, business, or whatever their field may be. I am inspired by strong individuals who can handle change without compromising their ethics and values. I feel encouraged by the magic of passionate people who love what they do in their everyday life. Who and What inspires you? Let's share some inspiration!

Photos by Carmin Edwards.

October 19, 2014

HOME BODY OR PARTY GIRL?

WEARING: Mesh Zip Bomber (similar Alexander Wang here.), American Apparel Crop Top, H&M Pants, Nasty Girl Heels, Le Trop Bag Rachael Ruddick, Bound Cuffs and 8 Other Reasons Rings.

I don't go out much anymore, it has to be something cool in order for me to leave the house (yes I am a home body now). I used to party a lot, but for the past 3 years, due to working crazy hours and trying to build my own brand, going out to party just isn't my priority anymore. I love hanging out with my friends when we have time off, but I am all about dinners and drinks.

Now and then though you gotta celebrate someone or something. This past weekend there were such affairs, and this is what I wore. For a lot of women, when is time for dressing up and partying they choose cocktail or girly dresses, not really my thing. Instead I opted for this killer mesh bomber and leather pants for good measure. It felt good to show a lil skin and have fun. Are you more of a home body, party girl or do you think you have a good balance between the two?

Photo by Carmin Edwards.

October 12, 2014

AWARENESS

WEARING: Harmony Paris Top, American Apparel Sweater, Addison NY Pants, Converses, Galisfly Rings and Margiela (Necklace worn as a bracelet).

This past week I had a few hardships, some brought by my own mistakes and others by chance, so when I am feeling blue I seek the ocean. I invited Carmin to hang out, we spent the day talking about life, dreams and hard work. I have always loved the ocean, the waves, its vast and infinite horizon. I will leave you with an extract from one of my favourite poets, Pablo Neruda about the sea and perspective: "I need the sea because it teaches me. I don't know if I learn music or awareness, if it's a single wave or its vast existence, or only its harsh voice or its shining one, a suggestion of fishes and ships. The fact is that until I fall asleep, in some magnetic way I move in the university of the waves."

Photos by Carmin Edwards

October 06, 2014

NEWS!

WEARING: Nike Tank, J Brand Jeans, Sophie Hulme Tote Bag, Shoe Dazzle Heels, 8 Other Reasons, Zara Bracelet and Ray Ban Sunnies.

Super excited to announce that we shot our TWO M PROJECTS lookbook over the weekend!!! There are some people that I have to thank for their support and help over the past few days of madness, as well as the actual shoot. My boy Jeff (for being the best support I could have asked for), M'c Kenneth (I have nothing but love & respect for you) Carmin, Courtney, Terry, and Ross. I also want to send a quick thank you to my friends who were not in the studio, but who have been there for the past 8 months, supporting my work and personal growth (you know who you are). It is such a great feeling seeing when a collection comes to life, it was an amazing day. Lots of hard work. I can't wait to launch this collection with Meryl, February 2015 can't come soon enough. In these photos you will notice that I didn't even remember to grab a jacket when I left the house, so much was on my mind getting things ready. I wanted an easy look with an oversized bag to carry all of the things I needed to buy & pick up prior to the shoot.

Photos by Carmin Edwards.

September 29, 2014

GEOMETRIC SHAPES

WEARING: H&M Conscious Jacket, Melissa Araujo Crop TopCameo SkirtRachael Ruddick Le Trop Bag, Tibi LoafersGalisfly Bracelet and 8 Other Reasons Rings.

I am always inspired by geometrical shapes, I think that is the reason I usually design or buy pieces that resemble those sharp lines. One of my favorite pieces from the latest MA collection is this Crop Top. Not only do I wear it a lot over the Summer, I also use it year round. It is a great basic as long as you know how to layer and style it for the right season. On this particular day the weather was being indecisive, at moments cold and rainy and at others nice and warm, so I added the coat for protection in case it was necessary. Also, check out how Vanessa from The Haute Pursuit styled her top here. If you love our Crop Top as much as we do make sure to order yours here!

Photo by Carmin Edwards.

September 22, 2014

A CLASS ACT

WEARING: Melissa Araujo Dress, THPShop Vest, Adidas Superstar II, Vintage Prada Bag and Quay Australia Sunnies.

I don't often go to fashion events, to tell you the truth they are normally not my scene and I am usually just too busy. This past weekend however, I had the pleasure of attending one with my friend M'c Kenneth, a re-opening for Boboli. The event crowd was lively, great company and they did an amazing job with the new space. I am glad I went, I was able to meet and talk with some like-minded people of all ages, who truly love design. If you need new pieces added to your closet I recommend that you visit them for a great diversity of designers, and while you're there you can also get some interior design inspiration.

Photos by Carmin Edwards.


September 15, 2014

WHITE ON WHITE

Wearing: Melissa Araujo Cut Out Dress, Oak and Fort Shirt Dress, Adidas Superstar, Alexander Wang Marion Bag, THP SHOP Bound Cuffs.

My prayers for a good September have been answered so far. The weather has been insanely nice for this time of the year, I have not touched a fall jacket or sweater yet. I have been able to spend my days in a dress and a light outerwear. This Melissa Araujo Dress is one of my favourites from the Linear collection; it is minimal, simple but has its own personality. There is also nothing like a good pair of sneakers to give some street style credit to the whole outfit.

One of my friends asked me to list my 10 favourite books... it is very hard for me as I love to read. Thinking about what I have read during different times in my life, and how I have liked or identified with different books, makes it difficult to pick so few, but I will try my best. In your comments please let me know what your favourites are as well. The ever evolving and changing list in no particular order:

1. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austin)
2. Jane Eyre (Jane Austin)
3. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
4. Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
5. The little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupery)
6. Captains of the Sand (Jorge Amado)
7. Dracula (Bram Stoker)
8. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
9. Love In The Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
10. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera)