Back on my bullshit. I have a deep love for my blog, but having the opportunity to write for a magazine is unreal. Pick up a copy of DVINO every month to keep up with my fashion antics. Enjoy my favorite shots from the May Issue, in which i asked you, the readers, if you had any style dilemmas i could help you with. Next issue i’ll be styling a wardrobe favorite — the LBD. Also, I’ve bought so many things online that I truly cannot wait to shoot. They can’t get here fast enough; i’m literally turning purple.
These incredible photos were shot by Roland Sanchez. A fucking sweetheart! Follow his work on instagram to get teasers of the covers he shoots for DVINO @Rolan_sanch. Thank you for being so cool, it’s always a pleasure shooting with you!
OLE HENRIKSEN C RUSH BRIGHTENING CREME & BRIGHT EYE CREME SET/ (here)
Hello! How is everyone? We are 4 months into 2019, and i’m thinking about how much I miss blogging. I’ve been caught up with a new job, but I want to create more content. Having this little creative space has always (and will always) keep me sane. Today I’m sharing a product I’ve been trying out because of….Youtube. One of my favorite Beauty gurus, Teni Panosian, uses this product and I love how hydrated her skin looks. It really helps makeup sit on the skin differently. So, I have horribly dry skin, it’s repulsive. I’ve actually found my perfect skincare routine, which I would love to share with all my dry-skinned girls! Totally affordable, and minimalistic. I’m only using 4 products at nighttime, and you’re looking at 2 of them.
I’ll be posting more on Youtube, by the way! Now that it’s Spring, its appropriate to post a new lookbook, right right?
Put together a short lookbook using pieces you probably already own! Basics never go out of style.
It was so fun diving into the realm of video. With practice I’ll get so much better at editing, but you have to start somewhere. Enjoy, and subscribe!
Something you’re interested in watching from me? Anything in the realm of makeup and fashion, I’d love to know.
BAKER BOY HAT / H&M
CROP / PRETTYLITTLETHING (HERE)
How is everyone? As always, I’m sorry that I’ve been away. I missed blogging so much! I’ve told you all recently that I have been working on creating better content this year, but it’s much easier said than done. I’ve been really busy and haven’t found time to shoot. I work a lot, and the only day I have off I’m doing self-care and watching anime. But anyways, I’ve been seeing snake print so much on my instagram feed! First of all I want to start by saying I’ve been wearing COLORS for a few weeks now, and it’s been extremely liberating (for those that do not know, I have always been a lover of all black pieces). So naturally my next step was to try some sort of print, and I ended up with this pair of flares. I won’t lie to you, my first impression of the pants was that the material was odd. I mean, for the most part they fit amazing and accentuate your thighs and butt. I’m wearing the smallest size available, and Misspap offers free US shipping which I LOVED. Next, my top. It is literally one of the best purchases I made in 2018. I also have it in black, and it has a very unique cut to it. A cool-but-essential wardrobe staple in my opinion.
I’d like to talk about the actual photos now. My best friend of over 10 years, Robert, took these with my iPhone. It was very impulsive, but somehow everything just came together so nicely. He’s a ride-or-die so I figured he’d be up for it (he has zero experience taking photos). When I looked through the library of pictures he took, I was SHOOK. It’s safe to say that he is my photographer now, and a very funny one at that.
Here’s a track I was listening to while typing this post:
DRESS / MISSGUIDED (OLD)
HEELS / EGO (HERE)
HAT / H&M (SOLD OUT)
NECKLACES / TNDNCIES (HERE)
I missed expressing myself so much. I get mental blocks sometimes but it’s funny how the outcomes of my own life give me the creativity I felt I was lacking. I’m a very emotional individual, but my own emotions helped me create this project alongside a dear friend of mine (@organic.honey_). It really blew my mind that she listened to me, understood the mood and concept I wanted, and truly put it together in front of my eyes. In order to understand this project, I recommend you listen to the song that inspired it in the first place. You cannot understand my emotions or train of thought, but this song conveys them perfectly. EVERGLADE is my interpretation of the repercussions of love. I know that to most people this seemed like a well put together outfit shoot, but “point-and-shoot” content has become progressively boring. Also big thanks to (@shhbbyisokay) for jumping in and taking additional shots.
Hoping to continue to create better content for my platforms! Happy Friday
Let me know what you’d want to watch if I started a Youtube channel. Still contemplating it, but it would allow me to expand DBD! Leave a comment if what you’re interested in is not on the poll already.
TANK / FOREVER 21
STRUCTURED CORSET / TNDNCIES (HERE)
DENIM / ASOS
LONGLINE PLAID BELTED BLAZER / FOREVER 21 (HERE)
PATENT BOOTS / FOREVER 21 (SOLD OUT)
By far the worst haircut I’ve ever had. I’m looking like my mom’s favorite kindergarten portrait. I know we can ALL relate when I say that it is rare to find a hairstylist that can truly bring a reference photo to life. My best friend’s mom is one of them, and I will never go to any other hairstylist again, MARK MY WORDS. But anyways, on to the outfit. The Prince of Wales check print has been so popular lately, and I got too excited when I picked up some affordable pieces at my local Forever 21 (3 to be exact). They’re all literally the same print, but who really cares. I DON’T. This outfit was inspired by a Instagram photo of Bella Hadid, in which she’s wearing a white Orseund Iris corset over a white tank. There’s something sexy about layering a corset over a tee or tank, and I’m definitely here for it.
Thank you to everybody that has been cheering for TNDNCIES! I appreciate you, and I’m living a dream because of you.
*Photos taken by Alesa Estrada, who has also been the photographer behind the content for TNDNCIES. Follow her art on Instagram @visual_pollution72