The Rise of Culottes

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culottes

 (kjuːˈlɒts)

pl n

(Clothing & Fashion) women’s flared trousers cut to look like a skirt
[C20: from French, literally: breeches, from cul bottom; see culet]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
A few months ago, I was one of those people that said culottes are not for me until I finally decided to give them a chance. As much as I love fashion, I also love comfort and there are no pants that are more comfortable than culottes. They’re pretty much skirts that are made to be shorts. So I made one out of a black woven crepe and added a trim at the bottom. I also made a see through top that is versatile enough to be worn on the day time and night time. What do y’all think about this look?
XO,
Joy

The Renaissance Woman

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As NYFW and fall fashion arrives, most of the fashionistas around the globe either fly out to New York to attend shows or (thanks to the magical powers of the internet), we can now watch the full shows online. One of my favorite fall trends is the modern Renaissance Woman. She is magical, dainty, feminine as she wears velvet, bell sleeves, bold prints to corsets, head-turn hosiery, lush crinkle satins, Eiffel-towering heels from garden parties to galleries. For this look, I created an off shoulder printed blouse and a black lace with slits as I watched Hamlet at the New Swan Shakespeare Festival. What do you guys and gals think about this look? And are y’all excited for this new season?

XOXO,

Joy

 

Flowers Over Adulting

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”Mulan

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Happy September! Fall is near so I’ve decided to do my last summer blog post. For this look, I made a two piece – printed bandeau and a ruched skirt with a white cardigan. What do you guys think about this look? I’m going to miss all the colors that I got to play around with this summer. Although, I’m sad that summer is coming to an end, I’m also excited that fall and a new season is coming! Anyone else obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes, knee high socks, boots and coats? Because I am. I can’t wait to make and style fall outfits.

I was walking in DTLA a few days ago and my roommate and came across these flowers and I absolutely fell in love with them and had to take photos in front of them. I think one of the reasons why I love flowers so much despite of them being beautiful is the fact that if you think about it, they actually go through so much dirt and transition before they actually bloom. I’m sure if you took elementary science growing up, you learned how flowers come to life and now as an adult, I look back at this process and think that this is pretty much what adulthood looks like. Growing up, I’ve always been an optimist; that everything will just fall into place and although everything has, I also didn’t think adulting was going to be as difficult as it is now. However, everyday is a new day to start over, to take risks, to be scared but do it anyways, to create something new, to invest on yourself, on other people, to build new opportunities, to dream, to play, to love and to hope.

XOXO,

Joy