What I Learned in the Past Decade

Crazy to believe that just 10 years ago I was only 14 years old. I am never really big on resolutions or making a fresh start. Every day is basically a fresh start on personal levels, but I see the point of a universal “fresh start” and point where we can all look back together.

I just read a caption from someone I follow on Instagram and seeing all that she has accomplished and been only a year or two older than I am, it can be daunting! But what I have to realize is everyone goes at their own pace and I am figuring out every day what I want.

So, here is another basic blog post for your New Year!

Obviously, I wasn’t keeping track of the things (big or small) that I learned, but here are a few off the top of my head…

 

1. Sometimes I talk too much, especially when I am trying to explain my own thoughts, I need to learn how to be a better communicator

2. Take a chance, because not everyone does and you never know what might come out of it

3. It’s better to be safe than sorry

4. Sucky times are going to happen regardless, keep it all in perspective

5. You need a tribe of people, find the good ones

6. Write it all down, you’ll forget. From what you want from the store to the best thing you learned, write it down

7. YOU are your own competition!

8. Set goals, even if your only goal is trying to set a goal.

9. Heartbreak sucks. (Re-review #4)

10. Say your prayers, it makes a difference

What did you learn this year/decade?

Top : Forever 21 (similar) // Jeans : Levi’s // Shoes : Public Desire

Link Lovin

I started reading three articles a day over the holiday break. Most days I read only 1 or 2 but I always shot to read at least three. I never really use my twitter but I decided to start using it for finding articles to check out regarding fashion, celebrities, beauty, and trends.

Social media is always a tricky one as there are so many things it can be used for; showing off, investigating, news, etc. I choose to use each platform differently, and until now, I never really had a purpose for going on twitter every day. I use the discover page to learn about news in general as well as find out more about big breaking stories in the media. I always scroll all the way down to fashion and beauty and the bigger publications have their most recent stories posted.

  1. Influencers over the age of 60
  2. Fashion Trends Analytics of 2019 
  3. Florence Pugh on her age gap relationship 
  4. Latinx-owned beauty brands as mentioned by Nylon 
  5. Have you heard of Kevyn Aucoin’s new Glass Glow Face product? You should! 
  6. Greta Thunberg on Climate change as told by British Vogue 

Got a favorite publication? What is it?

The Subway is your Runway

Your early morning commute just got a fashion facelift. Moschino’s pre-fall 2020 show featured oversized caps, big red backpacks, and custom chains filled makeshift subway cars as an ode to New York street style. Designer Jeremy Scott channeled true urban style, “There’s nowhere else in the world where you get that kind of energy and magic!”.

The NY post noted that Kasey Musgraves was sitting front row and being a huge fan of both Moschino and Kasey, this is the show that I would have killed to attend! Other celebrities in attendance include Storm Reid and Madaline Petsch. Moschino has always had designs that you know as soon as you see them. This comes after their recent collab with H&M which featured affordable bags, clothing and accessories.

The fashion house took to the theme completing the show with street dancers and preluding with “super-sizedMetrocards” as invitations. (Now that’s one that I would have as a keepsake forever!)

Another notable fashion accessory? Baby hairs! The strategic curls are framing the faces of many of the models. My only concern at this point is if the “runway” was as dirty as a true NYC subway.

 

Sources: The Cut, The NY Post Photos from Harper’s Bazaar

Makeup Tips from the Pros

So if you read my last blog post about the Who What Wear event, you know that I was able to attend a few master classes with celebrity makeup artists Pati Dubroff whose clients include Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra and Elizabeth Olsen and another class with makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan whose clients include Millie Bobby Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Sabrina Carpenter.

I learned a ton of tips and tricks and of course I just had to share! Here is a video featuring some of the tips, but if you would rather read along here is what I learned:


 

Kelsey Deenihan’s holiday looks:

Prep Skin, then apply foundation on face EXCEPT for the under-eye area. Add an under eye mask while doing your eye shadow and when you’re done, then apply concealer to the under-eye area.

Pat in concealer with your fingers

Smudging brown liner between lashes gives a fuller effect

For your lashes, wiggle at the root then swipe for length

Pat your bronzer into your cheeks for the illusion of a “face lift”

 

Product recommendations:

Chanel Water Fresh Tint was a huge hit for both classes as the product is light and has bursting particles which diffuse the color of the product when they are broken up

Lus Lash Glue has an amazing hold

Kiehl’s Blurring Primer 

 

 

Pati Dubroff’s Celeb-Inspired Beauty Looks:

Skin prep is a NECESSITY. The more you pamper and wake up the skin, the less makeup you will need

Prep with icing and massaging

Add moisturizer to the perimeter and not the center, add to where you would want highlight so for example your upper cheekbones but not your t-zone

You want to use a lighter colored foundation/concealer in the center of the face to add brightness and you want it to be matte. Matte primers work well for this.

Mix your foundations so you can get perfect color and it works well year-round.

You want either a strong lip/brow combo OR a strong eyeshadow never all three because you need balance on the face

 

 

Product Recommendations:

Chanel’s Soleil de Tan is perfect for a light finish and the perfect bronzer

A fluffy brush with space in between so that the product is not so dense on your skin but is light and airy

 

 

Something both makeup artists mentioned:

Your Fingers are your best tool

You want natural, light, bright and airy makeup

Minimal Layering

 

 

 

 

What I do at Work

So I know that I haven’t really expressed what I do at work so I thought I would write a post as not even my parents really understand! I have had a few other jobs leading up to this one and this is the one that I have been most happiest with and it is really expanding my career.

I work in a showroom in Los Angeles. I had no idea what a showroom was until I got here but now I think this is what I had been looking for! So there are various kinds of showrooms, mine looks after fashion brands and gets them editorial and celebrity based placement. We loan our independent brands from around the world for commissioned shoot which end up in fashion publications or we loan garments for celebrities to wear to events.

Some showrooms have super well known brands such as PLT, BNKR, Guess, Stewart Weitzman and more!

When a stylist comes in, we assist them in finding garments that match their brief or mood board as well as grow personal relationships with them so we may continue to assist in their upcoming projects. I have seen the garments go from the showroom to those glossy covers that everyone flips through and have seen celebs strutting down the carpet with our pieces.

Every press shot we receive is a win for not only the designer, but the stylist and our agency as well.

I spend my days keeping up with samples, looking for press, assisting stylists in appointments and pitching the brands I look after. The showroom I work in is a boutique showroom which is smaller and has independent brands mostly from London.

I love where I work and who I work with and I have learned so much. I really enjoy learning more about the industry as a whole and I am excited to see where I go from here!

 

Blazer : Forever 21 // Boots : Top Shop // Belt : PLT

What I do in a day

So I have been really into reading routines lately. I like to binge the routines from The Newsette. They have cool morning/nightly routines from CEO’s of your favorite beauty brands, fashion labels, and influencers. I thought I might do one of my own! Every day for me is definitely a bit different, but I am the kind of person that thrives off having a schedule.

Also, please enjoy these pictures of me at the Mejuri store! They are having a huge black Friday sale so go do some online shopping or whatevaaa!

My morning routines are relatively quick since I do not like to put on much makeup.

6:30 : I wake up early on a good day and will grab my lunch and gym clothes and I try to be out the door by 7. I have to make sure I have everything I need for work and I like to wake up slowly.

8:00 : I am finishing up my quick workout, showering and getting breakfast before heading to work. Even on days when I go to the gym I try to get in a quick skincare routine.

9:00 I am sitting at work, I have already done some Instagram engagement, checked my messages and am ready to start the day.

Evenings

5:30 : I am leaving work/ getting home and I usually post to Instagram and do some engagement. I never really have a set time of leaving so this could be anywhere from 5:30-6 pm

6:30 : first thing I do when I walk in the door is change and start dinner. While dinner is being made I like to start on my skincare routine, put on my favorite netflix show at the time, and call one of my parents

7:30 : I like to catch up on my blogging, read a few articles or listen to a podcast, something that will keep my mind going

9:00 : I like to go to bed early because I wake up so early. I am usually in bed on my phone (I know that’s bad) and I always end up falling asleep reading something on buzzfeed or the snapchat articles

Weekends are a totally different story! Those change everytime. I try to at least see one friend, get some shooting done, go to the groceries and stop by church every weekend at least. I also need to make sure I get in a nap or two to recoup from the week.

What does your routine look like?

Body Suit : Princess Polly // Jeans : Zara // Shoes : Public Desire

Easy Neutrals

Pink is obviously my signature color, but I have been wanting to venture more into wearing more black. I have always been fond of light pinks and whites and minimal with black. However, I have been wearing all black recently as it is chicer and put together. I think that maybe as I get older and my style changed, I have been wanting to wear pieces that are edgier and chic than cute and girly. I think my move to LA has also influenced that as well.

The bodysuit is one of my favorites and it was from Zaful. I do want to mention that it is really big on me for being a size small but it may just be because I am short and the piece was meant for someone taller?

I loved the neutral jacket, such an easy one to throw on over work out clothes or something easy that works with almost anything when running out the door. The black details are some of my favorites and again so easy to pair with other pieces because they are neutrals.

Neutrals are an easy fix for many outfits. I love them both together and to tone down pieces with loud prints and colors. They are as necessary as a basic pair of jeans and a white tee or tank.

Top : Zaful // Jacket : Zaful // Shorts : Levis