Thursday, October 30, 2014

DIY Halloween X Asos












Happy Thursday Folks!

Can you believe how fast October has gone by?? Earlier this month I was contacted by ASOS to do a collaboration for a DIY Halloween costume. I couldn't have been more ecstatic!! I am always lusting after everything on their site and pounced at the opportunity!  In case you're unfamiliar, ASOS is the UK's largest independent online fashion and beauty retailer and offers over 60,000 branded and own label products across womenswear and menswear. So I browsed through their Halloween items and accessories and fell in love with this Moon Hair Crown. It's not exactly spooky but I was gifted these stunning velvet pants by Gypsy Stardust from {E}nter and thought it would look incredible together as a kind of bohemian witch costume.

I don't know about you but I never go as a witch for Halloween because those pointy hats are irritatingly inconvenient, am I right? I'm really excited with how it turned out! I think there's an interesting story being told with the photography (done by the incredible Patrick Ortiz)! This has been my favorite shoot so far, I love how creative I was able to be and working with such an influential brand like ASOS and someone as talented as Patrick has made me more eager for future projects!

Thank you so much ASOS for the beautiful crown and the opportunity! Please please please do yourself a favor and check out their site as well as their DIY Halloween page!

I hope you all have an amazing and festive weekend!
xo,
Maddie

Outfit Details:
Moon Pearl Hair Crown: c/o ASOS
Bralette: Urban Outfitters
Beaded Jacket: Urban Outfitters
Pants: Gypsy Stardust c/o {E}nter

Friday, October 24, 2014

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend






Hey Hey!!

Happy Friday lovelies! And can you believe how fast October is flying by?? I feel like I haven't even had time to do any festive Halloween things yet!

Recently I was contacted by Nira of {E}NTER located in Beverly Hills to do a collaboration! {E}NTER is a one-stop boutique that carries an eclectic collection of unique pieces from up-and-coming designers from all over the world! I was welcomed with open arms by Nira, who is an absolute sweetheart and amazing business woman, and allowed to browse through the store and pick out anything I wanted to try on and take home to style!! I obviously had a huge handful of things and ended up taking home three amazing outfits. This is one of the pieces I chose...a gorgeous Radiant Orchid colored dress from an Australian designer with this diamond cut out in the front. I never really wear anything so bright or purple but I couldn't resist trying it on and falling in love with it! I especially love the cut out design because, as a small chested woman, it gives the illusion that I have a little more going on up top haha and I love how it hugs the rest of my body. This is one of those pieces that I put on and automatically feel super confident. Thank you so much Nira, I can't wait to style the other pieces and I am eternally grateful for you making me feel like a princess whenever I walked into your boutique!!

The photography is by my coworker Patrick Ortiz! I looooove how they turned out. He's also new to LA so any other bloggers looking for a photographer should definitely check out his work! You can look at the rest of his photography on his website and tumblr! I'm really looking forward to future shoots with him!

Thank you for checking in and I hope you all have the best weekend!

Outfit Details:
Dress: c/o {E}NTER
Heels: GUESS

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Aqua Bus







Hey there!

I hope everybody is enjoying their weekend so far! I have to head to work soon but I wanted to make a quick post before I do. I started working at Salt & Straw last month. We're an ice cream shop that originated in Portland, OR and just opened a shop in LA. It's been amazing so far, it's located in Larchmont Village (such a cute neighborhood!) and I've met a lot of really wonderful people so far (including Kristina Bazan from Kayture)! All of our ice cream is made from local ingredients and made by hand. If you're in the neighborhood you should definitely stop by, I recommend trying the Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, Stumptown Coffee with Compartes Love Nuts, and the Black Olive Brittle with Goat Cheese (we give unlimited samples!!).

These photos are from early last month with my best friend Lin was still visiting me in LA. We walked outside of my apartment one day and this giant aquamarine colored bus was just hanging out right in front of the sidewalk. I have no idea what it is...or what that hashtag means. But I loved the bohemian vibe it had and we decided to take some outfit photos in front of it. It was so hot when she visited (it's finally sort of cooling off here in Los Angeles, only kinda though) and I decided to wear a really light maxi skirt from Brandy Melville, of course and this simple black crop top. I'm still living in this outfit...I have to say I can't wait for light jackets and boot weather!

I have a lot of exciting blog related things coming soon this month that I'm very jazzed to share with you guys! Keep an eye out :)

As always, thank you for stopping by!
Xo,
Maddie

Outfit Details:
skirt: Brandy Melville
necklace: Brandy Melville
top: rue21
sandals: Blush Boutique