70s Lakeside Lux

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70’s Lakeside Lux

Now that summer has finally made its way (with more than a few detours), I’m finally in a position to share some new projects that I’ve been really excited about with all of you. Recently I decided to create a look book based on the styles of the 70s which are all currently booming and more relevant than ever in the industry. I wanted to keep this shoot really fresh, clean, and outdoorsy, taking full advantage of all the nature that surrounds us. I envisioned untamed physical elements that would naturally compliment the clothing and give the whole shoot that authentic 70s vibe. Happiness comes from freedom and embracing nature which is why the 70s was a decade that should always be celebrated. I drew inspiration from the simplicity of Valentino’s spring/summer 2015 campaign, which embodies organic elements and raw settings. I hope you enjoy, and be sure to let me know what you think.

Photography: Juli Teitler

Styling: Yours truly

Head to toe thrift

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Head-to-toe Thrift

 People often feel the need to purchase expensive clothing and hanker after high end designer products in order to stay up to date on trends. This doesn’t always have to be the case. Being frugal and strategic with your fashion purchases is often underrated, when in fact it’s incredibly easy to put together a polished look using only clothing you got for a bargain. My next look is a head to toe thrifted outfit I procured at a local thrift store in Manhattan. Lately, I’ve been thrifting quite frequently, and I’m finding it’s well worth it for just the sheer amount of creative and intriguing outfits I’m able to fish out. All it requires is that you pay a little bit of attention and think out of the box when browsing.Now that the 70s are making a comeback, thrift stores are the best way to achieve that authentic “retro” fashion forward look. The sensation of stumbling upon a rare and unique piece when thrifting is one of the most satisfactory feelings you can get when shopping for uncommon clothes.

I felt compelled to write this post because of the vast amount of people who think it is necessary to drop their entire salary just to make sure their wardrobe is up to snuff. Many people are opposed to the idea of thrifting because they believe it is dirty and used. Yes it’s used, but don’t we all wear our clothing more than once or twice? I thrifted my entire outfit for a total of $16, including my polo sneakers in brand new condition. As all of you know already, I tend to keep my look minimal and chic so I supplemented the outfit with a Gorjana necklace from my monthly rocksbox. I hope this inspires you all to take a little risk and go explore some thrift stores as you never know what hidden gems await.

P.S. if you’re interested in signing up for rocksbox use my code “sabezzxoxo” and try your first month free!

Bad girl RiRi Met Gala takeover


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As you know one of the largest and most buzzed about annual fashion events in existence has finally arrived; the Met Gala. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala often results in the most memorable and noteworthy fashion happenings of the year. There’s plenty of opportunity for a moment such as those ones with this years theme, “China: Looking through the glass”. Most notably, Rihanna shut the red carpet down with her jaw-dropping ensemble. In fact I expect us to still be talking about this for years to come. Rihanna’s cape has nearly everyone speechless, not to mention the fact that she has a whole three people assisting her fabulous train. She’s wearing an outrageous fur trimmed yellow cape with impeccable embroidered floral and swirl detail created by Chinese designer Guo Pei. What we don’t yet know is just what she’s wearing under that beautiful cape, or if there even is anything under the cape? From head to toe Rihanna is looking absolutely flawless. Each and every detail in her look was done so tastefully from her beautiful headpiece, to all her jewelry and of course the sparkly Louboutin heels. I’m not sure if we should even be surprised, after all Rihanna has a tendency for leaving us all speechless.

Stay tuned for more fashion updates from this years Met Gala.