Summer linen

Thank you, grandma.

Shout out to grandma.

She bought this entire outfit (sneakers not included) from Seoul. If you have ever visited South Korea in the summer, then you know how unbearable the heat can be. With a week of rain, I’ll expect high levels of humidity in DC in the next few days.

I love these pants because its linen, making them breezy and light. The color is a mixture of purple and grey undertones, so I paired it with this grey top to make the darker grey hues pop. The detailing on the pocket square makes this plain shirt just that much more unique.

It’s difficult to buy clothes for someone, let alone a granddaughter. What I found is that whenever my family brings apparel from Korea, I usually fall in love with the trendy pieces. Asia fashion is ahead of America’s time; countries such as South Korea and Japan birth the latest trends.

Did you hear the news about Hailey Baldwin for Adidas & JD Sports? The companies deemed her the first style creator noting that she draws inspiration from UK style, “where so many trends originate.” This remains true as well, but sadly I can’t say the same for my home country where we debate dress colors and birth concepts such as Crocs.

In other news, I’m enduring my fourth stye most likely due to post-wedding sickness and high levels of stress. I’m taking an accounting final today, so I figured I would wear some makeup since I went a full week of natural beauty and glasses.

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Outfit: South Korea.

Sneakers: Pharrell x Adidas Superstar.

The Best Style at The Greatest Day Ever Festival

See how attendees styled the three stripes into their outfits.

The Greatest Day Ever music festival, sponsored by Adidas, drew in thousands of attendees to not only enjoy music by RL Grime, Young Thug, Torey Lanez, Alison Wonderland, Majid Jordan and more. Adidas and the Greatest Day Ever team provided me with the opportunity to share my experience at the event on social media.

Throughout the two-day event, I captured some of the “greatest” Adidas style seen throughout the festival grounds. It was truly blissful to see how people styled the Adidas brand into their style. I saw a range of sneakers including the Arkyn, Deerupt, Falcon and naturally all renditions of the Yeezys to date.

I found this festival quite intriguing due to two things:

  • Adidas sponsorship: Yes, naturally the Adidas brand held a presence in many aspects of the festival; however, it didn’t feel as if the company placed the logo on every single opportunity. This played out nicely because it was clear as day what company sponsored the festival, but it didn’t feel too “in your face” especially with photo opportunities and carnival rides. If brands aspire to sponsor a festival properly, they can take key notes from the three stripes brand.
  • Diversity: I’ve been to more than 20 festivals in my lifetime, and this was by far the most diverse crowd I’ve ever seen. I don’t mean ethnicity, even the age ranges varied from toddlers following their parents around, teens who swarmed the main stage area for Lil Skies, college-aged students who came in squads, young adults who enjoyed sets from an elevated viewing area and a few mature adults I found enjoying carnival rides and napping in hammocks.

Take a look at some of the heat seen throughout the day. Perhaps we’ll see you next year! Stay tuned for a video, which will be uploaded to my YouTube channel!

[UPDATE]

You can watch the video here!

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National Arboretum

Spanning 412 acres.

Photos by Sloane (Slodak).

I always wanted to visit the US National Arboretum, but I could never bring myself to drive out there. Finally, not only did I get the tour the garden, but I also caught up with Sloane (also known as Slodak).

We met while my first tour with Walk With Locals and kept up with each other on Instagram. Even though I haven’t been to a walk in awhile, it still feels nice to know we connected that day. For those interested in meeting new people, walking around the city or photographing moments, then WWL is perfect for you.

On this particularJune day, the weather seemed cooler so I decided to style my FENTY Puma Trainers since I just picked them up a few weeks prior. The sesame color tied in seamlessly with the marbled columns, but also contrasted again the bright green foliage. I added a hint of pink and wore this custom shirt my girl Vivian gifted me. She stitched random phrases I typically say including “I love her,” and “Ayyyy” on a bell-sleeved shirt.

Sunglasses: Gentle Monster.

Shirt: Custom by Vivian.

Jeans: Zara.

Sneakers: FENTY Puma Trainer Hi in Sesame.

Photos by Slodak

DC Fashion Incubator

Hosted at the hip and colorful Blind Whino Southwest Arts Club.

On the evening of April 28, I attended the New/NEXT Fashion Showcase hosted by The DC Fashion Foundation and DC Fashion Incubator. More than 350 people gathered to watch the area’s local designers highlight their work. The evening raised more than $10,000 to renovate its incubator for future DC-based entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. I wore my platform FENTY Puma sneakers and styled my outfit with a black jumpsuit and long-lined vest. Take a look at a few shots from the evening!

  

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Meet me in Manhattan

Back to the big apple for a short getaway.

For those who don’t know, I’m in love with art. This love derives from my mother who used to sculpt figures back in her college days. While DC more recently began to host big names (think Yayoi Kusama  and Snarkitecture), I regularly venture to New York to see some of my favorite creators, as well as discover new ones.

Below are a few we saw:

  • The Finiliar by Ed Fornieles
  • The Listening Dimension by Olafur Eliasson
    • Sidebar: I previously visited his work in Korea!
  • John McCracken

Bomber: Uniqlo.

Shirt: River Island.

Joggers: Uniqlo.

Sneakers: Adidas NMD.

Cover my thoughts in gold

Watch me unfold.

Go ahead and play this song and tell me you can’t vibe with it. This is the type of sound you can listen to while driving, laying in bed, painting a picture and more.

“Watch me unfold.”

I pieced together this outfit with a few staple items. In college, my parents visited South Korea and brought back a bunch of these fashion twist wires for my hair. Through the years, I always manage to sport one despite my age, although the bow is more subtle than its previous outlandish statement.

I recently had the pleasure of working with Martina Sestakova in showing off a few of her scarves. This one struck me with the blue tones and salt specks scattered across to add a nice contrast. It’s silk qualities make it ideal for the cloudy spring days.

My sister decided she didn’t want this bomber, but I felt it radiated high school with the navy and gold colors. Altogether, my Think Other shirt from Pharrell‘s i Am Other x Uniqlo collection from 2014 added the simplicity and balance this outfit needed. A pair of light wash skinny jeans topped off this casual look along with the all-seeing Melody Ehsani x Reebok snakeprint sneakers.

Bow: Korea.

Scarf: Radost by Martina Sestakova.

Jacket: Faubourg Du Temple.

Shirt: Pharrell Williams x i Am Other x Uniqlo.

Jeans: Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Sneakers: Melody Ehsani x Reebok.

The bow knows

FENTY in season.

Goodbye cherry blossoms. Spring is here and I’m celebrating with a new wardrobe. Now is the time to purchase that jacket you eyed all winter long, or perhaps you added a long sleeve top to your wish list and it finally became discounted for more than 50 percent off. Besides the sneakers, I purchased this entire outfit for a fraction of the original cost. Whether you choose to shop online or in store, everyone enjoys buying a new piece for a steal. Take advantage of the timing!

To discover where I purchased this outfit, watch the video (below) and head to YouTube for the details.

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Styled these gems in a new video. Link in bio 🌸

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