The Soph-isticate


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

I have a serious crush on two new videos. 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. 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 rad 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


Baby Got Back(pack)

I can't believe it's already mid-September (okay, almost October) aand fashion month. This summer has been a whirlwind, and I'm excited to get back into the swing of things. Even though, for me, fall no longer means back-to-school, it still signifies a fresh start. This is especially relevant right now, as I write this in my brand new apartment. On to new beginnings, new projects, new ideas..

Even though I'm no longer in school (confession: the nerd in me really misses long lectures on Moby Dick and reading James Baldwin for the first time), it doesn't mean I'm not thinking about back-to-school shopping. Which brings me to this mint satin backpack, by Phillip Lim, of course. It can be yours for a cool $750.. who needs new clothes when there's this beautiful thing? Hm?

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"I had no proof that I had the stuff to be an artist, though I hungered to be one."

Patti Smith.


To Be Camille Rowe

That is my new life goal. Who is Camille Rowe, you ask? Stop everything and click here. Okay, why do I want to be Camille Rowe (other than the fact that she transcends the 'model' paradigm by not taking herself too seriously and looking more like a vintage French icon than a glossy VS model)? This video.

C'est tout.


I-D Summer 2014

I picked up the latest issue of I-D in Barnes & Noble the other day, after drooling at every page, and it just reminded me of how rare that feeling is these days. I'll always enjoy the OG fashion bibles (albeit, on more of a surface level), but there are few magazines that actually excite me and leave me inspired. I've never bought or even fully read an issue of I-D, which is pretty surprising considering my compulsive glossy obsession, so I can't wait to read this one cover to cover. This makeup ed is pure GOLD.

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Juliana Schurig and Carla Ciffoni, photographed by Nick Dorey.