MY DEFINITION OF MINIMALISTIC STYLE
Fine lines, slightly swayed lines, non-figurative shapes, figurative forms, minimalism is a repetitive fashion, mimicking shapes and lines in a clean cut format. When looking at Minimalistic style, you often notice the architecture of our bodies seems to shine through even though at times box like shapes and these straight figurations tend to make us look out of form. When in reality, we are only playing with the form, permitting certain parts of the body to be highlighted. What draws me too this style is also the play between feminine and masculine characterizations blending to create an almost feminine conservative look. I say conservative due to the traditional aspects of this style. Between slight modern details being added to the mix yet always keeping that timeless, traditional feel. Not to mention common pieces for the average minimalist can include a pant suit (covered) with a a tank top (revealing skin,) a wrap dress (maybe with a detailed slit on the side or a low neckline, playing between conservative with a modern twist.)
I'll end this piece of writing with something I've been coming to terms with; in general, you don't tend to see many 17 years olds who dress as minimalists who are more on the conservative side, yet keeping that airy, open feel. That is me though; I'm that (what seems to be rare) 17 year old. And it can be uncomfortable but its who I feel most comfortable being. I've gone through several style phases; this one seems to have stuck. And I just seem to find that precious. Maybe the way I described minimalistic style is different or maybe not-so-true in all cases yet this is my point of view towards this fashion. I find there to be a balance between comfortable and uncomfortable with anything you wear, or maybe that's just me again. I'll end this by saying, wear who you see, feel, envision yourself as; your moods, your love, your values, and you will have a life long worthy success.
MY PHOTOSHOOT WITH VOGUE MAGAZINE
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE
Knocking on the door of Vogue Chile’s editor Bernie Braun at 11 am is the first thing I can remember...she lives in the cutest old home in Santiago, I ended up falling in love with her neighborhood (which is where we ended up shooting.) I met the team of 3, including Berni Braun herself. I met Tomas Meerson the photographer born and raised (and works) in Santiago, Chile, and finally, the makeup/hair stylist Berni Maria also born and raised (and works) in Santiago. I got the sweetest team. I sat down to do my makeup (just a touch since we were going for a natural, minimalistic look) and hair, by Berni Maria who now works for Nars as a freelance artist, so she was telling me about all their new products. I always love to talk about the new cosmetics in stores due to my lack of use in makeup; I love being updated. Then Berni Braun and I got to talking about the art around her home. She has the loveliest pieces hanging on her walls, I told her, I am an artist. I told her about my technique of shutting my eyes when I draw, just let my feelings take over. Next thing I know I'm sitting on the floor with a paper and marker doing my thing. The team was intrigued. I got Berni on the floor with her dog Anna Wintour to draw with me. She promised the drawing would end up in her kid's room!
I ended up putting on my own designs, a deep blue tunic with some long high waisted pants, all eco-friendly. Tomas lead us down the streets where I was able to be my young, weirdo 17-year-old self and just played around with my environment. I got to add my input in how I posed and played, which was sweet. Pulling my hair, jumping in circles, dancing, high fiving random people on the street, they thought I was crazy (a cool crazy.) On the way back to the house me and the photographer Tomas had a conversation about his life as a photographer in Chile and how his dream is to go to New York, loved working with him. We entered the home, I took off my makeup and left with big hugs and kisses. My Vogue shoot was anything but boring, that day will forever be in my heart, soul, mind, and spirit.
Special thanks to the team and Vogue for having me in your September issue! #Vogueenchile
WHAT FASHION MEANS TO ME
Superficiality is the first word that comes to mind when I think fashion. Who's wearing what, the price, the ever evolving trends? But really to me and many others, it's art; it's a way to push my limits of insecurity's, reflecting my moods, morals, my whole being into what I wear that day. I am showing people who I am through these art pieces I put on my body. It's living art. That's always how I've seen fashion. Not to mention corrupt, child labor is a major topic, animal abuse - well honestly we are simply killing them off. As I said corrupt and morally wrong, and I know there are genocides, political dramas and all these unacceptable changes happening in our society; not to mention climate change...so fashion seems like the last thing we should be thinking of. And yet here we are, so what makes fashion so important? Well for me its a form of expression, a responsibility of sorts, it's a way to see my self-blossom, it is an ever changing reflection of who I am and want to be; such a thing cannot be ignored. I hope I answered my own question...
A couple of my favorite outfits i've worn.
this is who I am
MY SUMMER'S STANCE
A time to be your laid back, selfish self. The breeze, the summer rentals by the sea, orange tinted skies with a glass of cheap wine. Summer is all about being the you you've been wanting to be throughout all the other seasons. I am here to give you my summer stance. Whether it includes a heavily printed pyjama set or my favorite bookstore. Not to mention my bow down worthy choice of zines. Read and see if you can relate to the creativity the summer brings forth out of my being.
A LITTLE TUNE FOR WHILE YOU SCROLL...
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Free People, Amelia Set in Yellow
A place to visit: Alabaster Bookshop --- Directions: 122 4th AVE NY (my favorite bookshop where I can get all my goodies for a low price!)
Mari Giudicelli, Pina Ballerina, Fabric Tr 008
Paloma Wool, Culebra Jumpsuit
PRISCAVera, Silk Pleated Dress
Loéil, Colette Pajama Pant Set
Loéil, Taza Earing
Farewell Bookstore, Assorted Rubble, Matt Lock
Glossier, Invisible Shield SPF 35
DEPEAPA, GIRL III BOLSA TOTE
TAORAY WANG FW17 - NYFW
CAMERA - Voskhod LOMO camera from Evgeniy Okolov collection 1
Key look in the collection
A fitted double-breasted jacket tucked into wide-leg trousers.
Wang Tao said she was inspired by a contemporary Chinese drama depicting Qing Dynasty characters crossing over from ancient times to the present-day world. Tao showed us a new side to her design aesthetic, mixing masculine classics (with an oversized twist) and lingerie-inspired pieces. Contradicting an assured femininity with a sharp lined boldness. Restrained and subtle. Taoray gives us a new outlook on day to night womenswear. Timeless with nerve.
CRAP QUALITY VIDEO ...YET THE TUNES WERE SUPER FUNKY.....
CHANGE OF SPACE
At the start of every year I always like to make space for some light changes around my environment; either something to stick up on the wall or the everyday handy object. The following are my start of the year wanted items, things I can create some sentimental value with for the upcoming years. There is something about evolving the inns and outs of my interiors or accessories that gives me an airy happy mood to start the year. The smallest of things around our environment can inspire our innovative, motivated, and peaceful selves...
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A groovy tune to go with....
(SHOP) GENERAL STORE
Bamboo Half Circle Purse
(SHOP) GENERAL STORE
THE CRESCENT VISOR
MAXIMUM HENRY VERY SLIM BELT
HAILU MERGIA AND DAHLAK BAND – WEDE HARER GUZO - 2XLP
EMMA KOHLMANN - 'UNTITLED' (BLUE NUDE)
Marta Buda / Pink & Ochre Bag
ASSORTED RUBBLE, MATT LOCK
WORLD OF SHELLS, JONNY NEGRON
Kahlo By Andrea Kettenmann
Magical Thinking Salma Printed Rug - GOLD
Tinted Glass Plant Mister
Wooden Terrain Crate (For my baby succulents!)
FALL 2016 ESSENTIALS
INCORPERATED STORES SUCH AS - DATURA STUDIO, MAX MARA, & MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH
SOME FALL ESSENTIALS FOR THOSE INTO SENSIBLE WOMANS WEAR. WHO DO I SEE WEARING THIS?
- SOMEONE WHO CAN WORK THE EDGY YET CLEAN LOOK; TAILORED BUT LOOSE AT THE SAME TIME. A PERSON WHO'S INTO MONOCHROMATIC TONES WITH HINTS OF NEUTRALS + ADDS A PIECE THAT INCORPORATES A POP OF COLOR. WHEN WALKING THREW THE STREETS THIS PERSON EXUDES AN AIRY LIGHT ENERGY, HAS A DAUNTLESS STEP AND A SMILE THAT FINISHES THE LOOK.
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ERIN CONSIDINE CIRCLE BARRETTE
PASSION SILK RED KIMONO DRESS
WHITE LINEN LONG SHIRT DRESS
THE NADIA TOTE BAG MATISSE ( HAND PAINTED )
MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH
MIMI LONG BLAZEER - TAN
MAX MARA - BONSERGENT STUDIO
MINI LEATHER BUCKET BAG - BRANDY/AVION
REFLECTIONS ON THE DEATH OF MISHIMA
BRASS PETITE VERNE EARRINGS
TONI BOOTIES - BLACK
YOUNG FRANKK (VIRGIN EAR WANTS)
happy Instagram find.
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Young Frankk was presented to me amongst Instagram's recommendation's page, and now I want nothing more than to de-virginalize my earlobes. The urge to put holes in my ears has been blossoming in this late year, Young Frankk would definitely take its place in being my first.
Here's a some background as stated in their wonderful about section -
Young Frankk is a creative studio with a focus on handcrafted jewelry, founded in 2012 by artist and designer Christine Young. With a multidisciplinary approach, Young Frankk studio strives to be open to experimentation and collaboration in order to offer a curated range of beautiful and modern pieces. We value the craftsmanship and the handmade process of every product, therefore each piece is created by hand and independently produced, resulting in a unique and one of a kind piece just for you.
The Young Frankk collection is designed and hand fabricated by the designer in her studio in Richmond, Virginia.
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Here's what's in my bag as of now (waiting to see if they'll come out with anything in the next week due to nyfw!)
WHILE SCROLLING THROUGH YOUNG FRANKK - AMERICAN GIRL'S TA-KU VERSION WAS HUMMIN' IN THE BACKGROUND
PHOTO'S FROM: PINTEREST
An accessory that found its origins in sports wear, now a worldwide trending headpiece. From Korea to Bali, you can see the visor making a subtle yet grand advent. They vary from leather with exaggerated seams to visors inspired by space travel - what I adore most about this trend is everyone making this style their own, draping it with mesh or adding animated patches. Adding a line straight across your hairline to add symmetry, which according to science is beauty. Bugs also seem to be impacting the ornaments of this hat as well. Some add tiny horns, giving them an element of geometry. An element that bugs seem to pertain to in general. Honestly the best places to find these sorts of visors would be at your local boutique shop, Nike (Adidas, Billionaire Boy's Club, etc), high end concept stores (ex - Atelier in New York), or just head over to an Urban Outfitters - they usually have anything you could think of. Wether you're going out for coffee with some co workers or headed over to the green market a visor will always add some balance and pop to your outfit. Do as you please with this headgear, because the whole purpose of this trend is to match it to your daily (minimalist, sporty, spunky) character.
UNDONE (THE LABEL)
happy Instagram find.
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So as always, I was scavenging through Instagram trying to find some publicly hidden gems -and so I found --- Undone.
Honestly I find it basic if I try to describe the label so i'll just let the Undone team do it for us -
“Undone began with the idea that simple, high quality underwear and basics should be available all in one place. We love soft fabrics, perfect cuts, and the kind of clothes you wear every day and can’t live without. The labels we work with take a thoughtful and progressive approach to design and construction: production is smaller-scale and sustainable, and each piece is made to be worn season after season. We’re inspired by independent thinking and an aesthetic that responds to the way we live.” - Undone peeps