I'm all for everyone dressing however they want. Fashion is a judgment free zone (provided you're not assaulting my eyes with near-nudity) as far as I'm concerned. That said, if you're curious about my personal rules on how I dress, take a gander here. And below are my favorite items on MATCHESFASHION.COM currently...
WSJ Magazine February 2014
Photography Josh Olins
Styling Clare Richardson
Model Andreea Diaconu
My Jennifer Fisher collaboration choker featured on the cover of WSJ Magazine's new issue. Shot in beautiful Costa Careyes, Mexico, that second photo really has me dreaming of a tropical vacation this summer. See the rest of the editorial here. You can find the choker, along with the cuff and ring, here.
So proud to be featured in the October issue of Vogue Korea this month! They did a Style Talk on us Korean American bloggers, myself and Frances Kwon. I feel funny about press in general, but this means a lot to be featured in a huge Korean publication. Maybe my parents will actually read this one haha! If you can read Korean, here is the full digital version.
LA Canvas September/October 2013 Fashion Issue
So my Hong Kong photo diary didn't quite pan out. I'm in a perpetual state of can't-remember-if-I-turned-the-coffee-maker-off (in rotation with shut-the-garage-door) these days. But hopefully I'll be able to keep up with my NYFW updates. Red eye tonight!
In the meantime, here's a bit of press from LA Canvas magazine. Read the full issue here.
Vogue September 2013
Second time experiences can often be ever so slightly less thrilling than that magical first time, but not when it comes to Vogue. Exactly one year ago I was featured in the September issue and now, this second time around, I'm no less giddy.
I have a love/hate relationship with LA, as most people do with their hometowns, but excited as I may be to leave town, I'm always happy to come back. LA is my home and I'm proud to represent it.
here. (I will be cringing)
vogue.com Vogue Daily today talking about how I update my wardrobe. My methods obviously aren't for everyone, but if you're like me and don't like too much stuff, you might adopt a similar rule for letting go of one old thing to let one new thing into your closet. Helps keep the pile-up at bay, and guilt to a minimum. Read the article here. And you can still shop some of the mentioned pieces here!
Ksubi leather shirt // Zara shorts // STOP IT RIGHT NOW NYLON x NIKEiD Dunk High
photos by Mimi Jung
Nylon and Nike iD have done another collaboration of Dunk Highs and Dunk Lows, this time kicking it off with inspirational styles from a few familiar faces, including me! You can read about what inspired my pair here, along with Vashtie, Mehdi, and Josh Madden's styles as well. Now go make your own!
I was approached a few months ago to be included in a book on fashion blogs. All it took was to hear that the forward was by none other than Susie Bubble and I was game. Plus being in the company of some of my favorite blogs, that's always a bonus and and honor...or let's just say bonor? I've been pretty busy post-fashion week with real life things, transitioning to a new job and figuring out my living situation...so imagine my surprise (read: shock) when I saw the cover this morning. Um wut.
My feelings at this moment are urging me to say something like thank you to all my readers, but that sounds too much like an acceptance speech for some grand award. Instead I will just say...corndog to you all.
The book is being released this month and you can preorder it here.
Here I am! In the new Vogue September issue!
Growing up reading Vogue and being a middle class nobody kid from the 'burbs, you would never imagine you'd one day see yourself in one of the world's biggest fashion publications. I mean beyond that, you could never specifically imagine why or how you could be in it, but I'm proud that it would be my merged love of skateboarding and fashion that would land me a spot in the most important issue of the year.
Vogue contacted me a few months ago to work with seven American designers - Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Olivier Theyskens, Rag & Bone, Thakoon, and Tory Burch - to create decks based on a print story from each designer's Fall 2012 collection. It was an honor to be asked by Vogue of course, but the greatest source of pride is being profiled in association with the sport of skateboarding. It's given me a lot so I'll forever give back.