THE OPTICS

8am classes, earlier mornings, unpredictable traffic. Life again has been shaken up by one day life changing decisions.

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Before I go into any other detail not necessarily pertaining to do with this image, let me open up the conversation of how I've found love in the more materialistic things in life. It was no question when my sights landed on the these Black Metal Studded Ankle Booties, that it would somehow make its way from LA into our SLM PRE-FW16' collection - call it intuition if you may. As of lately I will say that this is my new thing/style as I try my best to probably match it with everything till someone points out that I've taken it too far and need to get a new look. Regardless of the love or shade in my all-time attempts of "stepping it up" I dive in head straight when preaching about my new found light of style.

Preface

8am classes, earlier mornings, unpredictable traffic. Life again has been shaken up by one day life changing decisions.  I’ve just recently up and decided i needed to finally finish my fashion degree - while I must thank my best friend for hanging in there herself. That, and I’m so deep in the hole there aren’t too many options, But. too finish. I made it thus far so I have to get something out of it.

SCENE 1:

As I walk through the ever so short halls of Ai, I pass by some pretty good window installments, peek in and out of classroom chatter, visit all advisors for final registration - it’s safe to say that nothing has changed - even the library hold I’ve had since last year is still on hold. I can only find one word: disappointing. But, hey, it’s all about perspective so lets not fret.

 

Styling & Editing by your truly // Photography by Alexis // LOOK: SLM Black Studded Ankle Booties x Zara Sparkle Dress x Guess B/W Mini Backpack x SLM Oversized Red Framed Sunglasses

Styling & Editing by your truly // Photography by Alexis // LOOK: SLM Black Studded Ankle Booties x Zara Sparkle Dress x Guess B/W Mini Backpack x SLM Oversized Red Framed Sunglasses

GOALS AND MORE...

On another note - this semester should be pretty interesting being that I've been officially out of school for a whole year now so getting back into the motion of things while a challenge excites me as I try my best to focus on the following 5 elements: 

  1. Balance: work, life, personal & self
  2. Better time management - thank you daily planner for making it that much easier. 
  3. Consistency in daily efforts : with a primary focus on my book readings and writing.
  4. More quality work and relationships - for too long before i even knew what that all meant, you know, you are the people you hang around with.. thing or surround your self with like-minded people thing. While old never out of date.
  5. Organization - it seems like this will forever be the struggle, the conflict, the battle between clarity and madness. Yet i still dare to attempt to figure it out. 

RECAP;

THURSDAY: Met up w/ my good friend and social media bad-ass: Efrain Bueres about shooting and working on some future projects for The Confidante . Following up with a Style Link Miami photo-shoot, styling model muse: Madison Sunsky for our PRE FW16 new arrivals collection.

FRIDAY: Hello Styling II - excited and looking forward to make some syllabus adjustments to better fit my personal agenda if to-do's.

SATURDAY:  SLM shoot day with blogger Carolina Lindo at I’m Not So sorry Darling - showing off her top 3 style edits and sharing with us her TOP 10 #StyleInTheCity secrets and season must haves - interview coming soon, signup for our newsletter to hear all the deets.

SUNDAY - Up and met with diva aka Carolina and new aspiring stylist from New York Alexis Azizah for some personal street-style shooting.

Model: Madison Sunsky // Styled in SLM 1. Sparkle Choker 2. Laced-up Bodysuit 3.Black Side Split Satin Pants.

Blogger & Model: Carolina Lindo - I'm Not Sorry Darling // Styled in SLM 1. Silver Ball Chocker 2. Black Bandage Dress 3. Round-framed silver glasses

Blogger & Model: Carolina Lindo - I'm Not Sorry Darling // Styled in SLM 1. Silver Ball Chocker 2. Black Bandage Dress 3. Round-framed silver glasses

[ I live for ] the moment where individual tastes, quirks and practical needs merge to shape Fashion into Style
— Glenda Bailey, Harper's Bazaar

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