Mar 23, 2015

Hotel Okura

Stepping into the iconic Hotel Okura feels a bit like stepping back in time, to 1960s Tokyo that is. An absolute gem for the design-obsessed and diplomats alike, the hotel's main wing is set for demolition and reconstruction this summer (which has been met with much objection, of course). I'm so glad I had a chance on my February Tokyo trip to see the original design before construction started.

Mar 16, 2015

Ode to a white tee

I may be channeling Rachel Green circa 1995 here, but I couldn't help but be drawn to (like, all of) Theory's new pieces this season. I'm actually glad crop tops are so abundant right now because they help to offset my long torso and short legs (however, not so good for the ice cream binge-r in me if I have to bare my midriff, ooof). I have not-ideal proportions – which I always try to hide via my camera angles/crops – so anything that can shorten my torso is great in my books. Enter this white tee. Wearable with just about anything. Also comes in black and this terribly fun gingham print (hello).

Theory Top / Frame Denim Jeans / Saint Laurent Flats

Mar 13, 2015

Toast SS 2015

Back in January, Kira and I got together in my apartment and shot a "White Story" for the Toast Spring/Summer 2015 book. I normally plan to shoot product still life with strobes (especially in the winter), but we got lucky with a sunny day and took advantage of the natural light. I wish I could have kept these surfaces that Kira rented. So insanely pretty to shoot on. Below is my edit from the shoot, though if you can get your hands on a hard copy of the catalog, the whole thing is a beaut! (And yikes, that is me "modeling" the white shirt and lounge pants!)

And a few snaps from behind the scenes!