The Link Between Fashion and Interior Design

The challenge between fashion and interiors is that one’s focus is different than the other. Fashion allows us to conform to what fits our bodies, demonstrate our personality for the day, and evolve our personal style. Interior design is aimed to bridge the gaps of our living and work space from being just four walls, a roof, and a ceiling. Yet I find that both aim to create formations and aesthetics that best suits its owner(s). Who’s to say you can’t connect both?

Besides the idea of fabrics, color coordination, and aesthetic traditions, both entities give the owner the same keen eye of personality and creativity. Your outfit and bedroom space can embody design practices that are just an extension of you. Here’s some examples of home design through the visions of fashion designers.

Below is the former Moroccan home of Yves Saint Laurent.

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And here you have Valentino’s Château de Wideville near Paris. You may recognize it as one of the spots for Kim & Kanye’s pre-wedding celebrations.

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Not only do I find both of these locations inspirational in its beauty and history, but it demonstrates the ability of treating the small areas of one’s home like that of a dress, or pair of pants, or heels. Take the details, patterns, inspirations, colors, and cutting-edge designs to develop something great; instead of just beige walls and a leather couch.

Governors Ball 2015

Another year, another Gov Ball. Below are just a few highlights of my experience this year. I’m still recovering as we speak (!!!) But overall it was a pretty great time for ramen burgers and music.

     

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Topshop x adidas Originals

(Obligatory woaaaaah I’m back to personal style blogging again!)

So on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon I decided to tuck in my gut with some high waisted jeans and stain wear this new tee from a pretty solid capsule collection. Also, I’m going to commit to try sporty chic more often. But I think this makes for a great start.

Shirt: Topshop x adidas Originals | Jeans: American Apparel | Sneakers: Toms | Bag: H&M | Shades: Ray-Ban

The Quest to Brand Yourself: A Tale Of the Young Professional

 

The tweeting, the pinning, the vining, the snaps. It never seems to end for us millennials, Generation Y’ers, or whatever it is they’re calling us now. When did it get so complicated? And more importantly, when did it become vital for future careers? How on Earth should social media outlets of a young professional “look” like?

Have you heard of comedian Desus Nice? He’s co-hosted a podcast via Complex, was cast on MTV’s Guy Code and Joking Off, and participates in the likes of SXSW. How? Because of his tweets. Perhaps it wasn’t his intention to brand himself as a funny guy, yet it’s what he’s known for and helped jumpstart his career. 

Take a look at what you, too, can achieve for your online persona with a few steps:

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Record Store Day 2015

  

Here it is! My purchases this year were geared towards RSD exclusives than regular vinyls. Just because for the first time all the records I aimed to purchase were available. Bleecker Street Records did an excellent job of keeping the line calm and assisting everybody. I was in and out within minutes, primarily because I had everything on a list and because I’m lame. Here are my picks!

Top left: Father John Misty’s “I Loved You, Honeybee.” An acoustic version of the beautiful “I Love You, Honeybear” and a B-side! Their LP is also one of my favorites to be released so far this year.

Top right: Interpol’s “Everything is Wrong” and “What Is What.” Must have for me since the El Pintor release. Seeing them live last November also helped. 

Bottom left: D’Angelos “The Charade” and “1000 Deaths.” Black Messiah was the soulful and sexy record we all needed and I also needed this 7″ (no pun intended.)

Bottom right: Run the Jewels aka the holy grail!!!! All the singles on this vinyl are prime BUT the unreleased track “Bust No Moves” was more than enough. Funny story, my friend got me a copy of RTJ2 as a secret Santa gift but that still didn’t stop me from getting this vinyl. The cover art is top notch (is as all RTJ cover art.) Catch me crying at their Brooklyn show this summer.

That is all from me. Happy Record Store Day ladies and gents!

Is This A Makeup Haul? You Bet!

Ever so often you find a couple of beauty products that are a hit or miss. But alas, it’s just part of the cruel world we live in. These are some of the products I’m living by, are just OK, or I could absolutely do without.

 

Too Faced Was Sent Down by Our Father In Heaven

If you were to tell me a year ago that I would bother with makeup that smelled like chocolate, I’d laugh at your face. But Too Faced has done more for me recently than any makeup brand. The best-selling Better Than Sex mascara is NOT to pass up (and the name is A+.) It doesn’t clump a disastrous amount, doesn’t dry up on me as quickly as some other brands (ahem, They’re Real) and it’s easy on the lashes but elongates them just the right amount.

 

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Blast This Over Your Digital Fireplace

My friend Gio and I took some time to write out records and tunes that helped shape up the horrible winter we just had in NYC. Spring is so so close and so is a ton of anticipated new music. We covered a couple of different genres here, so hopefully something can (and better) be your cup of tea.

 

Gio: So like I’m excited, this is actually gonna be a thing we’re attempting because it’s freezing and I can’t remember the last time there wasn’t ice on the ground

Steph: It’s February. It’s always ball deep cold in February. But the ice tho? Nah I’m over that. It needs to go away. I need to leave my room. What a great time to be alive

Gio: Well now since the BadBadNotGood(BBNG) x Ghostface Album is streaming, I’d say that’s definitely true

Steph: It’s lit as the kids would say. Ok I got my Friends coffee mug on deck. Let’s do this.

Gio: Much as I love this album on the first listen, the best bars aren’t from Ghostface. Which is wild considering that he’s Ghostface. Shoutout to Hasitleaked.com. The beats are like world class. Like it’s pretty much what I wanted from Earl’s entire album.

Steph. Also shoutout to BBNG. Those kids are wild. One last shoutout to Josh Radnor. He tweeted “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” by LCD Soundsystem alongside a photo of last week’s weather forecast. Thanks for reminding me how miserable I am in the cold, Ted.

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