solange for madewell…

totally inspired by this whole outfit. love how stylish solange looks!(i mean, when is she not?) another reason to get excited about madewell’s new campaign! can’t wait to see more…

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untold la by jett loe…

when i tell people where i live, most pause & give me a half smile. Yes, i live in south la, yup that south la. “is it safe? aren’t there shootings all the time?” time after time, it’s those questions that constantly remind me about the stigma that was left behind from the riots & media smears, but the truth is there is something special that most will never understand. the west adams area although riddled with old wounds & faded stories is also a wonderland of magical history & where i have lived for more than 20 years. this area is my home, & like most la neighborhoods it’s not all shiny & new, but i can appreciate the architecture, the culture, & the streets. where else other than the south can you see this concentration of hundreds of unique homes; from wikipedia–“queen anne, shingle, gothic revival, transitional arts and crafts, american craftsman/ultimate bungalow, craftsman bungalow, colonial revival, renaissance revivalmediterranean revival, spanish colonial revival, mission revivalegyptian revival, beaux-arts and neoclassical styles”

so, when i heard about jett loe’s kickstarter project untold la (which has now been fully funded!) i grew with excitement that somebody had grown to love this place like many others & myself. i loved the idea of showcasing (in ipad form of course!) these history-rich neighborhoods, into something many generations will cherish & appreciate to come!  

my own shot of the “six feet under” house. i love walking near here…

type inspiration…

bubbyandbean | art + illustrations + greeting cards by melissa baswell | find this here

i heart packaging…

i heart packaging | capsule collection from need supply co. | find it here

at helms…

it’s been far too long since i’ve blogged! I suppose sometimes life literally gets in the way, but i’m excited to start running around la & snapping shots! one thing i love about instagram is how easily you can share a moment even if you can’t sit down for a post. (love the ease!) moving on, i recently found myself inheriting more apt space since some living changes occurred (bff moved out, but it’s all good!). its exciting, but also daunting. what do i do with all this other space? wanting ideas & inspiration, i headed to culver city to visit the helms bakery district, for h.d. buttercup & room & board. i love that soo many elements live under one roof & that i always find new ways to re-visit my space!