kaftan, riller and fount via lola // hat, hat attack via lola // duster overlay, riller and fount via lola // jewels, vintage via mae's // hiker boots, [old] lucky // photo, jade howard // location, fairlane station
you guys, i purchased this little prada backpack when i was 18 + visiting paris. it was my very first designer purchase and i pull her out of storage every once in a while because the memory always brings a smile to my face! when traveling, i always try to pick up one signature souvenir [hint: a piece of artwork, a handbag, something from a local jeweler, etc].
speaking of, notice the new jewels? well, my friends at julie vos have recently launched a new website + as a treat i not only got to sport some of their finest gems [gorgeous yes?], but they are kindly giving all tulip louise readers 20% off [simply enter 'tulip' into the coupon code at checkout]. go check it out, this discount is just in time for the holidays!
recently i styled a shoot for a collaboration with our friends at the independent // what i love most about this shoot is the tension of the couple, so much energy, you can feel it even in black + white.
alexander wang, one of the most important voices in fashion is launching his much anticipated collaboration with h&m tomorrow. noted as "trendsetting power pieces with an urban fusion of fashion and sport" the collection is designed to translate the modern woman's style directly from the gym to the street. i'm personally intrigued by his futuristic play with scuba/neoprene + laser-cutting, and find the entire collection's vision extremely cohesive. note: if we wanna talk accessories, the leather backpack is something i would snatch up in .5 seconds [polished + full-on-functional for the girl on the move? yes please] and the beanies are adorably playful.
alexander wang for h&m is available online and in 250 stores worldwide on november 6. to view the entire collection and scope our your favorite pieces before they go on sale, jump over to hm.com || big thank you to #teamwang for tapping me to help spread the word + also for teaching this girl a fantastic little something about herself... i mean, i guess i love jerseys now? gotta admit there's something i find slightly sexy about the deep side dip, how boyishly slouchy [but "just short enough"] it is, all while being the most comfortable thing i've e-v-e-r worn to lounge. go forth + get your jersey on, ladies || you heard it here first xx
alexander wang x hm jersey // c/o hm // [ridiculously cool] plaid duster, haute hippie via lola // eyewear, tom ford via mertins // victorian bangle [never take off], via mae's // ruby bands [also never take off], family heirloom // lace bralette [fave], hanky panky via lola // photo credit, lauren for mgb
personal faves || alexander wang x hm campaign // look 7, look 3
starting a jam-packed market week at the ace hotel in downtown los angeles is the way to go, in my book. apparel market is something that's extremely tiring, so to have a safe haven at the end of the day is just the best. love bunking up with my biz partner, jade [speaking of, have you checked out thatch yet? hint, do it right away!] anyway, the dining portion of the hotel is an absolute dream... making for the perfect place to start the day with a coffee x end the day with a nightcap [ahem, one el toro grande puh-lease]. . .
overlay, vintage [nightgown] via cheap thrills // silk tank, vince via lola // vintage levi cutoffs, via grey dog // booties, dolce vita via lola // hat, hat attack via lola // photo credit, jade howard
[randomnote: my tennis pro growing up nicknamed me 'ace' so i guess in a weird little way it reminds me of being a kid again] :)
on a recent market trip to l.a. we stopped in the desert to go to joshua tree national park [this place is an absolute treasure x a must see x completely breathtaking]. we did a quick editorial shoot // capturing a captivating landscape + equally stunning products. no, i'm not a self-proclaimed zen person or anything like that but i seriously wanted to lay down + "be one with the the world" [or something of the sort]. it was such a quiet x magical place. i hope each of you can experience it one day. below are a few of my favorite images from our shoot in the wild wild west . . .
bodysuit, for love and lemons skivvies via lola // sheer overlay, veda pre-order via lola // sunnies, dita spring + summer pre-order via lola // model, darija varnas //
gown, mara hoffman // sheer overlay, [pre-order] veda via lola // heels, joie via lola // cuff, family heirloom
a little behind the scenes action / the humans that made it possible:
what i'm wearing: fedora, hat attack via lola // overlay, vintage [nightgown] via cheap thrills // silk tank, vince via lola // cut offs, vintage levi's via grey dog // booties, dolce vita via lola // photo credit, jade howard
one of the best things about fall is all of the new reasons to get dressed up. all of the holiday parties bring together friends + family + give you a reason to pull out your prettiest pieces and have a night out. enjoy chilly nights + warm memories with loved ones as the holidays approach
get the look: leather marie jacket, VEDA via lola//feather hem dress, Elizabeth & James via lola// lug sole bootie, dolce vita via lola//wallet, via neiman marcus//bangles, vintage via mae's//photo credit, jade howard