The Soph-isticate


New Year, New Style

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When scrolling through street style photos is part of your job, the all-to-familiar subjects all begin to look the same. These two, however, are completely killing it with their unique styles and don't mess with me mugs. Coat caping, though, has got to go.

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The Artistic Blazer

This is the kind of blazer that attracts all the eyes in the room. It's like someone just took a paintbrush and, with a few strokes, changed how we think about fashion entirely. Inspiring. I also love the turtleneck styled underneath - it adds another layer to the creative, asymmetrical design.
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3.1 Phillip Lim Patchwork Grunge Blazer


WDYGT: Puzzle Piece Choker

I'm always looking for unique, quirky pieces. Not necessarily showy statement pieces, but a necklace or t-shirt or bag or whatever that just makes you go, "That's so rad, where did you get that?" And this puzzle piece choker from J.W. Anderson's Spring 2015 collection is SO. FUCKING. RAD.

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You can literally wear a paper bag with this, and you would still look cool. I love the way J.W. Anderson changed the simplest things to fit his vision of individual style, like oversized and mismatched buttons on coats or huge floppy black hats that shield your face. The magic is in the details. Now I need to figure out a way I can DIY this $500 detail..

Photos via Digital Fashion Platform


October Laundry List

Getting in the Halloween spirit with scary movies and hot (spiked) cider, even though it feels like the peak of summer in L.A. I'm sure this movie is ridiculous (have you seen the trailer?), but I've always had a fascination with Ouija boards, so it's on my list.  photo OctoberLaundry.jpg Watch: Ouija 
Read: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Listen: NPR's "Serial" podcast


Street Style Done Right

Sitting in this heavily air conditioned office on a Monday afternoon, and this woman captures everything that I want right now. A sleeping bag coat, bright lipstick and an exaggerated accessory. In the words of Diana Vreeland, why don't you... wear a funny eye patch?

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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015 street style by Tommy Ton


The Coolness That is Kirsten Dunst & Tavi Gevinson

The best kind of videos, in my opinion, make you want to conquer the world. Or, at the very least, inspire you to do more of what you love. Well, these two do that for me. Tavi Gevinson is one of my favorite people because she's honest, smart, humble, and she keeps a journal, so naturally I get excited about anything involving her. Like how I bought Nylon today after spying her face on the cover, and I haven't read Nylon since I subscribed to it in high school. How cool is her self-help wall? Kirsten Dunst is another one of my favorites. From The Virgin Suicides to Elizabethtown (and, of course, Bring it On), she's the quirky, confident role model you always wanted. Plus, she totally embraces her imperfect teeth.

Looking for even more inspiration? Watch this TED talk on body language for that you can do anything feeling (thanks for the tip, Grace).


September Laundry List

The girly things I'm up to this month..
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Watch: Magic in the Moonlight
Read: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
Drink: Grapefruit Cocktail
Create: Embroidered T-Shirt
Listen: Banks, Goddess