Lookbooks

Looking for a new look to rock this summer? Well, we have just the solution! This past week our girl, Alyssa Miller, launched her modern take on western-wear, collaborating with Understated Leather. We couldn’t be more in love with the results and knew we just had to share it with all of you! For those that want to learn more about her collaboration, we have good news. Upon the launch, Alyssa sat down with  W Magazine, offering all the exclusive deets on her new line. View the full interview below!:

W Magazine: How did this partnership with Understated Leather come to life?

AM: Jen, who owns and operates Understated Leather, and I became close friends and just started chatting about it casually and eventually decided to collaborate. It’s been a dream to work with my bestie on my first collection.

W Magazine: What was your inspiration for the collection?

AM: I was very inspired by Nudie and Roncelli suits, and western wear in general. I loved the idea of having a few pieces of the same collection and being able to wear them together as suit wear, throwing a jacket on with jeans, or the shorts with a classic white button up tied at the waist.

W Magazine: From music to modeling, you’re a multi-hyphenate. Did you always plan on venturing into design as well?

AM: I wear many hats, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Having been a model for so long I learned a lot about clothes, design, and style. So I think it was a matter of time before I started working on my own designs. I didn’t realize exactly how rewarding it could be to see your concepts go from mind to paper to being born into actuality. I loved the process. I imagine it will be even more so seeing all the beautiful women of the world actually wearing them.

W Magazine: Take me through the design process with the Understated Leather team. How did this collaboration work?

AM: Jen was amazing, she was very hands off and let me conceptualize the entire collection and every piece I wanted. We then worked with a designer on fit. We worked very hard to make sure that every piece was as flattering and flawless as possible. I relentlessly pushed every detail, the pants I am particularly proud of. A good suede pant is very hard to come by—I know because I’ve searched endlessly. So I’m proud to say I think we made the perfect pair.

W Magazine: The collection seems to be based around the brand’s Texan roots. Was this intentional?

AM: With both Jen and I being based out of Austin I think it was impossible to avoid. We both love and embrace western culture and are inspired by it every day out here. I wanted to find a way of meshing city wear with Texas country cowboy wear. I want to take a bit of Texas with me everywhere I go.

W Magazine: What would you say is your signature touch in the collection?

AM: The embroidery is to me, what makes this collection so special and spectacular. It reminds me of something you might find on a vintage piece. Something that if you were to find in a vintage shop you might die from excitement.

W Magazine: You also styled the campaign—what is your styling philosophy?

AM: In this case it was less is more. I used only vintage white blouses and t- shirts from my vintage collection for Pilgrim, a bit of a signature of mine. The great thing about this collection is that it really speaks for itself, it didn’t need much.

W Magazine: You took a three day road-trip to West Texas for the campaign. What was that like?

AM: I wanted it to feel like a journey, like an adventure, and it was one. We almost ran out of gas on a country road with nothing around for miles. We talked for hours, we shared our stories and offered our advice. We almost peed our pants while waiting for the next rest stop, then ate all the crappy convenience store snacks and drank wine straight from the bottle at night. We shot when we came upon something interesting that helped tell our story. We shot when it felt right, and when it didn’t, we didn’t. It was perfect.

W Magazine: Do you feel your friendship helped shape this collection?

AM: My friendships shape everything I do, but this one in particular especially. Jen offered me a safe place to design my first collection and Harper offered me a safe and open collaboration in image making as well. Having been in the industry for so long I know how hard that is to come by. To be able to speak freely about what it is I want and need to convey and to have Harper be so receptive was truly a gift. Capturing an exact mood, a feeling, is incredibly hard to do and I would never have been able to do it with out them.

W Magazine: Who are your style icons?

AM: Bianca and Mick Jagger, Françoise Hardy, Pattie Boyd… too many to count.

(Source: W Magazine, Model Alyssa Miller On Her New, Texas-Inspired Collaboration With Understated Leather)

Shop her collection at Understated Leather by clicking here.

Looks and sounds amazing, right? Peep below to view more shots from her launch!:

Check out Alyssa’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.
Browse more of the W Magazine and follow them on Instagram.
Shop at Understated Leather and follow them on Instagram.
Photographer – Harper Smith  Instagram | Website.

Love doesn’t begin to describe how we feel about Necessary Clothing’s festival collection. From gorgeous accessories to jaw-dropping statement pieces, there’s something in their festival shop for everyone. And since festival style can be tricky, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you pick out only the coolest outfits for your next adventure. For our boho babes we recommend a cozy crochet bikini and sultry romper to start the weekend off right. Going for that chill 90’s look? Grab a Girl Power mesh tee and an embroidered jean jacket and you’re good to go. And we’re pretty sure rocking all night long has never looked hotter when you’re wearing a lace-up jumpsuit with a perfectly distressed muscle tee. We’ll be right back- those denim jackets are calling our name!  Keep scrolling to see how Ruby wears Necessary Clothing.

 

 

Shop more Necessary Clothing here and follow them on Instagram.

Check out Ruby’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

At Nous we’re welcoming back the sunny weather along with the best surprise: Khloe modeling a new collection from 31 Bits! This ethical fashion company has been a crowd favorite for years, producing luxurious fair-trade jewelry that is handmade with love in Uganda and Indonesia by skilled local artisans. We recommend getting on top of your accessory game by pairing their Collar Necklace with the Minimalist Necklace. We fell in love with their stackable Native Rings they’re the perfect, understated finishing touch for any Spring outfit. But don’t take our word for it: keep scrolling to see how Khloe wears 31 Bits jewelry.

 

 

 

 

  Shop more 31 Bits here and follow them on Instagram.

Photographer – Trevor Hoehne Website / Instagram

Stylist – Jessie Simonson Website / Instagram

Hair & MU – Rachel Burney Website / Instagram

Design – Kayla Adams Website / Instagram

Check out Khloe’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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If you haven’t heard of Tilly’s yet, we’re about to change your style game. In the last few years they have exploded onto the streetwear scene with envy-inducing outfits within any boss babe’s price range. This California native company specializes in a wide range of surf and sport brands that let you take a little bit of the beach home with you, and their latest collections have been nothing short of perfection. We’re going to make sure to grab a matte satin bomber and 2-fer tee dress paired with some lace-up boots (seen below) for the perfect DTLA outfit. Keep scrolling to see how Alex wears Tilly’s!

Shop more Tilly’s here or follow them on Instagram.

Photographer – Jake Pollgreen Website / Instagram

Stylist – Lauren Nease Website / Instagram

Makeup Artist & Hairstylist- Angel Alvarado Website / Instagram

Check out Alex’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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In the midst of the uncharacteristically gloomy LA weather we have found our fave way to celebrate: Spring collections! Hot off the press is K/Lab, retail giant Khol’s answer to the young, fashion minded shopper who is looking to dress stylishly without breaking the bank. We can’t wait to snag their silky Long Kimono in the perfect spring pink, layered over a Knit Dress for classy-casual look. If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s day outfit, we recommend an Off the Shoulder Dress with their classic Oversized Bomber– it’s the perfect mix of sexy and sporty. (Did we mention all these pieces are on sale? Don’t say we didn’t warn you.) They recruited the notoriously gorgeous Faith for their latest shoot, and the results are simply fab! Keep scrolling to see how Faith wears K/Lab.

 

 

 

 

Shop more K/Lab here and follow them on Instagram.

Photographer – Davide Cernuschi Website / Instagram

Hairstylist & Makeup Artist – Roland Brummer Website / Instagram

Stylist – Annie Funn Website / Instagram

Check out Faith’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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Gloomy weather is no walk in the park, even at Nous HQ in Los Angeles. That’s why we were seriously stoked to see Haati Chai’s latest campaign featuring Paige Watkins— sun-kissed and bronzed, it’s like taking a walk through a midsummer California boardwalk. Created by designers Ali Heiss & Stella Simona, the brand effortlessly merges old-world class and new-school minimalism to showcase jewelry that is delicate, alluring, and finely crafted. We’re obsessed with the Nali Drape Choker and their Wanderer Earrings, which are sure to add an understated shine to any outfit. We recommend adding a sultry twist to your tops with the Roman Bralette, one of our fave body chains to date. Keep scrolling to see how Paige wears Haati Chai! 

Shop Haati Chai here and follow them on Instagram.

Designers – Stella Simona Website / Instagram & Ali Heiss Website / Instagram

Photographer – Benjo Arwas Website / Instagram

Stylist – Ric Roach  Instagram

Hair & Makeup – Genevieve Lamb Website / Instagram

Hair & Makeup Assistant – Catie Lamb Instagram

Check out Paige’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how we feel about ColourPop‘s newest collaboration with Hello Kitty. It is everything a child of the 90’s could want and more, with adorable themed packaging and Hello Kitty-inspired names on each limited edition shade. ColourPop has risen to cult favorite status, garnering rave reviews among makeup junkies everywhere with standout products like their super shock eyeshadows and ultra matte liquid lipsticks. Creamy, long-lasting, and highly pigmented, the Hello Kitty collection features gorgeous classic rosy and nude lip colors, a range of creamy eye shadows to take you from adorable to daring, and a new highlight that’s already selling out fast. All of that combined with Ashley Moore‘s gorgeous face modeling the new line? Nothing short of magical. Keep scrolling to see how Ashley wears ColourPop x Hello Kitty and shop the looks!

 

 

 

 

Shop more ColourPop here and follow them on Instagram.

Photographer – Arthur Belebeau Website / Instagram

Makeup Artist – Nam Vo Website / Instagram

Hairstylist – Gio Campora Website / Instagram

Stylist – Deborah Afshani Website / Instagram

Check out Ashley’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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Just when we thought our wardrobes were complete, Subdued clothing came out with the fall and winter collection of our dreams. Their retro and classy take on modern fashion is imbued with perfect tailoring, luxe fabrics, and a certain je ne sais quois all sought-after brands possess. In this 90’s meets 70’s shoot Chloe is living out our roller disco goals as the casual-chic queen of the rink. After seeing it you might just run with us to their Santa Monica location to snap up a few of their perfect mock-neck sweaters, high-waisted velvet bells, and slick 90’s tees. (Fear not, you can shop their collection online as well!) As one of the brands who effortlessly delivers a combination of trendy and timeless pieces at prices every girl can afford, Subdued hit it out of the rink with this one. Keep scrolling to see how Chloe wears their fall and winter line!

Shop more Subdued here and follow them on Instagram.

Photographer – Cameron Uranick Website / Instagram

Creative Producer & Director – Jianna Cofini Instagram

Stylist – Alessandra Sacco Instagram

Check out Chloe’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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It’s no secret that ethically sourced and produced clothing has been in the spotlight lately, so when Forever Faded came out with a new line of hemp/organic cotton denim wear, we took notice! This gorgeous line is sure to turn heads and hug in all the right places, especially with Faith modeling them. Keep scrolling to see highlights of their fall ’16 lookbook.linebreak

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Find Forever Faded here and see them on Instagram.

Photographer – Tess Angus  Website / Instagram

Hair & Makeup – Crystal Liz Website / Instagram

Owner & Producer – Jessica Till Website

Check out Faith’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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linebreakOur jaws almost hit the floor when we saw 4SI3NNA’s latest lookbook featuring Tereza. The reason? The clothes are simply flawless- the best additions to any fall wardrobe, from figure-hugging velvet dresses to tailored coats and sheer embellished tops. From the looks of it, the collection is perfect for the rocker chick on-the-go look that swept down runways repeatedly this fall. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for their gorgeous off the shoulder metallic dress and zip faux fur coat for upcoming holiday parties. Keep scrolling to see our favorite pieces from their fall lookbook!linebreak

 

 

 

 

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See more 4SI3NNA here and follow them on Instagram.

Check out Tereza’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.