Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Primary

New York post-holidays can get really dreary, gray, and quite frankly, un-inspirational. I feel as if I could go days without leaving my bed except for the occasional Starbucks run. But, we cannot let that happen! Brighter days are ahead.

All of February, I have been OBSESSED with color, primarily primary colors (I'm so punny. JK please keep reading). I genuinely think this is my subconscious trying to manifest warmer, brighter, days. 



Jacket from Zara, tee and culottes from Urban Outfitters, festival bag and shoes from Adidas

Inspo:







And lastly, a selfie of me and my Cheerios. If this image doesn't sum up my aesthetic, than I don't know what does.

XX
Lizzie

Saturday, February 10, 2018

No Meaning

"Dress like a grandma on ecstasy at Fashion Week" - Tavi Gevinson, The Style Rookie


I've been obsessed expressionism and abstraction since I started taking a Geometry and the Art of Design course. I knew it was going to be a good time when my professor ended class with Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out" music video.


And I'm just sitting there like, 




I'm wearing Kelsey's thrifted shirling-lined jean jacket with patches and paintings on it, which I can only imagine reference Kandinsky and Rodchenko.
"Hommage à Grohmman", Kandinsky

"Lily Brik," Rodchenko

I'm wearing Hannah's scarf loosely around my body, letting the knot fall on the back.


It's kind of ironic how the scarf covered the "No" of "No Meaning", giving the "No Meaning" "Meaning". Ha.

Some more modern art and abstractionism for your soul:

Artist Unknown
Russian Avante-Garde Movie Poster
Chromat's Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear:


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Birds of a Feather: Delpozo's Pre-Fall 2018 Collection

Delpozo's Pre-Fall 2018 Collection is all about whimsy and quirky-ness, yet elegance and structure- a contradiction I adore. Geometric patterns, organic motifs, wool crepes, bows, embroidered sequin-embellishments, oh my! The combination of canary yellow (fitting for the bird theme), cerulean blue, mint green, nude peach, and cardinal red (ok ok I'll stop with the bird references... maybe), is so unexpected but so so LOVELY. I just want to wear everything. I recently discovered designer Josep Font and I am so so obsessed with him. 

Moodboard I made of some of my favorite looks from the Delpozo Pre-Fall 2018 line, using images from Vogue.com
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I get complete Peter Pan, Neverland vibes. Maybe if the lost boys were actually a tribe of part-parrot pixie models? Is that a thing? A look? Maybe.

On a sort of side note, as I was penning this post, I scrolled through Instagram only to see @Adrianagolima post this look, wearing a very similar color scheme... I mean, I can't help but be impressed and intrigued at the usage of pastels and reds... I need more of this in my life.

@Adrianagolima wearing Vogatime


Also I found this amazing illustration inspired by Delpozo's line, by @preteribo on Insta. I just had to include it in this post.

by @preteribo


Til next time!

Lizzie
xx

Sunday, January 7, 2018

2018: New Year, New Hue

It is finally 2018! I must admit, while I was so excited to get rid of 2017, I don't think I was exactly ready to welcome 2018. The reason for my sudden reflection is because last night Jenna and I made a list of the shitty and wonderful things that happened to us in 2017, and what we learned from them. It made me truly think about the experiences that I had, the ones that led me to where I am now. I am so proud of myself and the little moments that I know are important, someway, somehow. Even if they're just stupid stories, anecdotes that I tell my friends for now.

In 2017 I turned 20. I lost my title and excuse of being a teen.

In 2017 I lost my wallet and broke down crying in a staircase because of it. I walked the city without identification. An ID, a fake ID, school ID, a metro card, a laundry card, cash, and a half-used Dunkin Donut's gift card. I was anonymous for a while and I learned that I didn't quite mind it. The world didn't fall to pieces. I was still myself without pieces of plastic telling me so.

In 2017 I got lost during Mardi Gras, drunk and running in the middle of the night. 

In 2017 I began to write poetry again. Little notes in my phone in the middle of the night. Drunk in Penn Station at 4 am. When the city is finally quiet.

In 2017 I began to learn French. Je m'appelle Liz.

In 2017 I learned that life doesn't happen to you, but around you.

In 2017 I started reading for fun. Again.

In 2017 I went to clubs and learned that you can't force fun, just like you can't force friendships, love, or memories.

In 2017 I learned that everyone in Manhattan is trying to get out, and everyone outside of Manhattan is trying to get in.

In 2017 I learned that as much as I hated the noise of the city that kept me up at night, I thrived on it.

Most importantly in 2017 I became more determined than ever to make a career out of all of the things that I love. That is my number one life goal and I am sticking to it. 

Sorry if this post became weirdly poetic, however I felt a wave of nostalgia and needed to get it out!

My goals for 2018 are simple: read more, write more, consume more art, experiences, love and be loved.

XoXo,
Lizzie 


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fall Lookbook 2017 ft. Max Mara: Look 4

Hey guys! Here's my 4th and final look from my Max Mara shoot with Kat Gueli (@katgueli
and Luxury Value Network. I love this patchwork mosaic coat. It is so different from anything else I've ever worn and I adore it. 






I hope you enjoyed my Fall Lookbook series! I look forward to making more series' like this one here. It was so fun to put this together and hear your feedback along the way. If you have any lookbook requests, then leave them in the comments below, or just DM me on Instagram! I love collaborating as well, so don't be shy to contact me with an idea in mind!

See you soon...

XX
Lizzie

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Lookbook ft. Max Mara Look 3

Time for look 3 from my Max Mara shoot with Kat Gueli (@katgueli) and Luxury Value Network. I am IN LOVE with this Max Mara electric blue fur coat. I paired it with a plum lip that matches my lace bodysuit (I believe from Urban Outfitters). Even though it's still fall, this look seems very wintry to me. But then again, once the temperature goes below 40 degrees I officially consider it Christmas... 







XX,
Lizzie

P.S. I am currently listening to 'New Year's Day' off of Taylor Swift's new album, which is also putting me in a total winter mood. Also! 'Reputation' review coming soon!!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Fall 2017 Lookbook ft. Max Mara: Look 2

Hey guys! Here's look 2 from my Max Mara shoot with Kat Gueli (@katgueli) and Luxury Value Network. This navy Max Mara cape is so cozy and allows for movement (say, frolicking around in a field kind of movement). Once again I paired this with cream stirrups, and a leopard long-sleeve button down. 







Let me know your thoughts!

XX
Lizzie