Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Keep your head up.

Life after graduation:
( Simi-Update)

I would have never imagined experiencing even half of the things I did over the course of 4 years. I think it's hard to hop off of a train once you board. I have been trying to be ...young but the passion I have for my career and fashion extends far beyond the cliche of a job or money. It is me. It is what I love.

With that being said, I haven't taken a break since graduation ( Thank God). Although I did get the job with Rodarte I am still retail and PR hopping. 

Life after graduating is.. exciting in a awkward type of way ( Get it..?). I am more in-tune with myself , what really matters and my career goals. I try not to force anything to happen yet instead have faith in the definite opportunities that will come.

I hope to be a growing example of my surroundings and education. I hope that also, by doing so, I can show fellow graduates that anything is possible. Literally. I am not sure why people think your supposed to have a high paying job after you graduate and riding around in a Benz. With a BA? Nah homie. The truth? It just gets harder ( In a good way if your up for the challenge). Success inst magically granted after college. Fellow grads,only you can guarantee your future. Stay determined. Don't let society or a piece of paper determine you.

Keep your fingers crossed for me too, eh?

Never regret.

"Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be–a roommate, a neighbor, a professor, a friend, a lover, or even a complete stranger–but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way.

Sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles, you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are sometimes the most important ones.

If someone loves you, give love back to them in whatever way you can. Not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart to.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen to what they have to say.

Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you.

You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets. Most importantly, if you love someone tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow will have in store. You learn a lesson in life each day you live. Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday."

 — Unknown

Monday, June 25, 2012

Positive Vibes.

Rodarte &... Me?

It's official! I will be working with the Rodarte sisters,Kate and Laura Mulleavy. If your not familiar with the super couture duo check out some of the images to freshen your fashion memory. Rodarte began in 2005 and has since collaborated with Target , Metropolitan Museum of Art, Black Swan, VOGUE,LACMA, and Gap ( just to name a few).

For more info on Rodarte visit:

You can check out their collections on www.vogue.com or www.style.com

Monday, June 18, 2012

OK Magazine & Robert Patterson

This past week I attended OK Magazine's fitness and beauty event in Santa Monica. Although I'm not a very 'out-doorsy' person, I really enjoyed myself! From exercising on the beach to enjoying a relaxing OPI manicure session, the OK hosts were phenomenal.

This past week I also assisted Black Book Magazine in a very secretive shoot ( which is why I don't have many images ). I can not wait for you all to see it! I did get a snap of some of the looks ;0

I Still Got It For Ya...

Hello Summertime!

So much has happened since my graduation-It seems a bit unreal . I have my fingers crossed on a few amazing opportunities with Thakoon, VOGUE ITALY and Rodarte. Send your positive vibes my way? I need as many as I can get these days.

In the meantime please check out my weekly contribution on http://www.vibe.com/ ( VIBE Fashion Files *every Wednesday*)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

No Meaning.

Candid: Work & progress.

Remember when I assisted styling for both of the LA based Black Book Mag shoots a few months ago? 
Well..it's out now! 

Dudley O'Shaughnessy, JoyRich &..Me?

Ever since the "We found love" video by Rihanna I have been secretly obsessed with this boxer-turned-model, Dudley. Needless to say, when my friend David, designer of JoyRich clothing, told me he was shooting Dud for their 2013 look book, I freaked out ( In a professional way,of course).  I covered the shoot for VIBE.com and I enjoyed every minute of it! 

You can check out the coverage on my VIBE.com style blog next Wednesday. In the meantime, enjoy Dud's beauty.