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Hello Summer Twenty-Seventeen! Thanks to the beautifully crafted clothing by Monoreno, we can finally put our winter jackets away, and embrace the magic that is this fruitful season – all in style! Jocelyn, with her girl-next-door essence, shined brightly in Monoreno’s lookbook for their 2017 Summer/Pre-Fall line, making admirers out of all of her onlookers.

For a little background information on the brand, since its start over a decade ago, Monoreno has made its mark in the fashion world by collecting  inspirational and timeless styles. They embrace free-spirited women, who are drawn to the brand’s unique aesthetics. With a mixture of vintage and bohemian edge, Monoreno continuously rethinks the contemporary trends with its beautifully crafted clothing, having cherished the bohemian lifestyle and its traditions.

This season, whether you’re staying local or wanderlusting around the globe, Monoreno is the perfect garment-friend to flaunt yourself in. It’s light and comfortable feel compliments numerous summertime occasions, making this brand very versatile!

Like what you see so far? Unfortunately, this brand is wholesale-only, BUT it is held in multiple boutiques nation wide… like this one! 🙂 

To see more magic, take a glimpse at the full shoot below:

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Photographer – John Park  Instagram | Website
 MUA – Susan Zeytuntsyan  Instagram.
Designer – Hyo S. Kim
Hair – Marina Migliaccio Instagram.
Creative Director – Karla Cardenas.

Summer is here, and there are plenty of good vibes and bright colors to light up our lives for the next few months! Lauren Johnson, with her natural ability to consistently dazzle her onlookers, radiates herpositive energy in her latest spread for the sixth issue of Awkward.World. In each issue, Awkward.World selects a message-embedded theme that is relatable to it’s audience, and then branches off into individual concepts to support their story.

For this issue, Awkward.World, chose to portray the teen world in all it’s love, glory, and of course, awkwardness! Lauren’s spread is titled “Rainbow Girl,” where she displays a wide range of expressions. Her choices of expressions reflect the various amounts of feels  that one goes through while traveling through their teenage years, all while promoting an optimistic outlook when comforting self-doubt. “Live life to the max” is a popular message that has stood the test of time, and it is very stimulating to see it being intertwined with modern art. Whether you’re in high school or are at the peak of your adult-career, everyone can find something to relate to when glancing through this shoot. 

To view the spread in full, take a peak below!:

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Photographer – Ari Michelson  Instagram | Website
 MUA – Leibi Carias  Instagram.
Stylist – Simona Sabo Instagram.
Hair – Robert E. Steinken Instagram.

Imagine that you have two weeks in Europe to spare, where would you go? What would you see? Well, our girl Alex G. has had the privilege of leaping over the big puddle that is the Atlantic Ocean, and has provided us with a little travel guide in the form of a questionnaire! She has become a true jet-setting queen this past month – take a peek below to discover more from her trip!:

Hi Alex! Welcome home! Where did you travel to?

We visited Paris, Brussels, Florence, Rome, Santorini, and London. Each place was uniquely beautiful. The way they live and eat in Europe is truly something I’ll be dreaming about forever!

Ok, we all know that Europe is known for their amazing meals! What did you eat?

Breakfast in Paris, France

Being the foodie girl that I am, I was in absolute heaven! I mean, European food is on another level! In each place, the food was a bit different than the other, yet all were insanely delicious. There’s a ridiculous overload of the yummiest croissants, cheese and baguette in Paris. 

If you are a beer lover, than Brussels Belgium beer is for you. Florence and Rome’s pizza, pasta, and pretty much any carb you can think of actually changed my life with how delicious they were (And okay we may have also had gelato every single day….way too good for words!)

Santorini had the freshest most amazing fish, because they catch everything locally around the Greek islands. And how could we not be cliché and have lots of tea and sweet treats in London?

There is something so beautiful about how the people of these places take such pride and put so much love into the food they eat. And you really can taste it.

For all the fashionistas out there, what was in your luggage?!

Alex G in Paris, France wearing All-Saints

For what I wore, it was fun to pack cute things that made me feel like I fit in with the fun European fashion! Because in Paris, Brussels, and London, the weather was colder so we had to dress a bit warmer. Brands like All-Saints, Rag & Bone, Zara, John Elliott, Paige, and Levi‘s were all perfect to stay bundled up and comfortable, while still feeling edgy/stylish while exploring.

In Santorini and Italy, the sun was shining so much that is was way easier to run around in sundresses and sandals. I wore brands like Faithful The Brand, Free People, For Love and Lemons, Ulla Johnson, Rèalisation Par, Givenchy, and Madewell. Basically anything that felt fun and flowy was perfect to wear. Each one of these places hold such a big place in my heart.

Alex G in Santorini, Greece rocking her Yasmine Eslami one piece swim suit

All of these places sound amazing, but one had to stand out among the rest. What was your favorite spot that you visited?

If I had to choose my favorite place that we visited, it would probably be Santorini. Greece is unlike anywhere I have ever been. It’s almost like a different world. To see such a beautiful island surrounded by the bluest water was insane! The blues and whites are something you can only dream of seeing. I truly felt so lucky to be able to wake up to such a magical place and experience it for a few days.

For all those out there that are looking to make the journey to Europe, do you have any advice for your fellow wanderlusters? 

Europe is a dream! If you have the opportunity to visit these places, I highly recommend that you do. Traveling offers a new view of the world and of other individuals that is truly so special. The new type of views, people, food, and culture that you will meet will and hold close to your heart forever.

I will definitely be going to visit again soon to experience such wanderlust again!

Sounds like an amazing trip, right? Scroll below to see more photos from her adventure!:

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Whenever Lorraine Young sets her mind on something, you know it’s going to turn out amazing! This time, the creative guru took our girl Khloe under her wing, and the results couldn’t have been anymore magical!

This shoot’s primary focus is on skincare, turning what is usually a dreary daily task, into a process of creating avant-garde works of art. In each shot, Khloe captivates her onlookers by appearing tranquil, luminous, and sincerely flawless. Lorraine has such a spectacular eye for portraiture, and we are ecstatic for all of her future projects!

Love what you see so far? Take a look at the full shoot below!:

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Photographer – Lorraine Young Website |  Instagram.

MUA – Debra Macki Instagram.

 

Wow! Emily Hall has worked her runway magic again in the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Australia! After taking part in the New York, Milan, London, and Madrid shows last year, it’s only natural that Miss Hall would dazzle the world-down-under with her trailblazer vibes!  With a superstar presence, Emily booked a total of eight shows.  We’re so proud of you baby girl!

To view her journey, take a peep below!:

Albus Lumen

Surrounded by a naturally lit courtyard, first on Emily Hall’s list was walking down Albus Lumen‘s runway. Emily appeared radiant in her fabulous opaque black maxi-dress, making this line one to talk about! Albus Lumen’s message is to put forth value towards the confidence in simplicity. It’s name is Latin for “white light,” as it is not weighed down by trends. They also draw strength from detailed minimalism, providing both comfort and elegance in all their designs. I mean, what’s not to love about a fashion line with principle? We dig it!

To view more photos from Albus Lumen’s AFW 2017 show, click here.

Sass and Bide

Sass & Bide

Also, for her second show on day one, how sophisticated is this dress worn by Emily for Sass & Bide? With an eye for incoming trends, Sass & Bide has evolved themselves into a highly creative Australian designer brand, influenced by the bold and individualistic types of women. Emily looked absolutely fierce this season on their runway, blurring the lines between edgy and classic in her attire. We can definitely see this item being sold out in the near future, as boss ladies everywhere will love the way they look and feel in this style!

Click here to view more from the 2017 Sass & Bide’s AFW Runway Show.

Hansen & Gretel

Day two began on a high note with the au courant Hansen & Gretel 2017 AFW Runway Show. Light and whimsical with a youthful flair is the perfect way to describe Hansen & Gretel’s latest line, pertaining a style that excites our inner-dolls. Emily wore a mildly-off-the-shoulder flower print dress that captivated her audience, skyrocketing the bar for next season. We can definitely see these trends doing well on the ecommerce market, and are very excited upon their release! For those that fear putting down all their money at once, they offer bargain layaway rates that will make your life much easier! I mean, what an original thing to offer? We totally just joined their fan club. 😉

To view more photos from the Hansen & Gretel show, peep here.

Project NextGen

Project NextGen

 

Continuing into day two, Emily had the privilege of appearing in the Project NextGen Runway Show. According to the official Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week website, Project NextGen is “is intended to provide a platform to discover and support emerging Australian fashion designers.” Therefore, “by connecting these gifted individuals with an experienced panel of industry insiders, the program mentors Australian talent to help them hone a broad range of skills by elevating their profile through industry connections and ongoing business support.”

How cool! It’s always refreshing to see the fashion industry extend their hand out to the dreamers. After seeing Emily walk in this show wearing a stylish black leotard alongside a detailed red choker with fringe, we can’t help but be excited for where fashion is heading (it’s so cute!).


Zambesi

For the final show on day two, Emily walked for Zambesi, wearing three separate designs. For her first appearance, she wore a jet-black-long-sleeve-cover-up over a black slip. The cover-up is sheer in design, appearing airy and weightless in movement (perfect for breezy nights in the city). It’s an absolute must have for the woman on-the-go, aiming to look chic, without all the fuss!

For her second appearance, Emily mesmerized the audience in a tan mesh top, a pair of loose-fitting black shorts, and a lengthy black sheer jacket. Mesh has definitely made a comeback this year, and now we’re reminded why! It’s the perfect add-on to a simplistic tone of style, adding that extra “zest” that we all long for when putting together an attire.

Lastly, for Emily’s final appearance in the Zambesi Show, she rocked a multi-color embellished dress with an illuminating white-sheer underlay. Our fashion forecasters say that we are to see much of the material used in the underlay in the future, and we’re not complaining! We love this modern design, as it is as pretty to look at as it is unique.

 

What to view more photos for the Zambesi 2017 AFW Runway show? Click here, you won’t be sorry!

 

Ginger + Smart

Day three started out on a bright note, with Emily walking in the Ginger + Smart 18 Collection Runway Show. In this show, Emily stole the stage in a long and vibrant blue dress, with an added flair. For accessories, she came equipped with a bright pink shoulder bag, adding a dramatic contrast, providing the perfect “pop” of color. This line aims to embrace a joyful, optimistic celebration of women in the arts, and Emily couldn’t have been a better fit for this role, as she is a true work of art!


Want to see more? Take a look at Ginger + Smart’s full runway video to witness the magic firsthand!:

Romance Was Born

Day Three continued on with Emily rocking out in Romance Was Born‘s fashion show. This line is definitely the most edgiest in terms of design, having each of their models evolving into a complete embodiment of living art. Romance Was Born’s goal in design is to create  clothing that is more than just a beautiful garment, but an immersive cultural experience that pushes to provoke an emotional response. After taking a peek below at the attire Emily wore for their Australian Fashion Week runway show, we are feeling all the positive feels!

To view more photos from Romance Was Born’s catwalk, click here.

VMajor

Wrapping up day three, Emily did not go out quietly. Nope, she stole the stage again like the superstar she is, wearing two groundbreaking designs by VMajor. According to their designers, Victor Zhu and Nicole Lin, this line is “designed for independent and stylish professional women all over the world. It is about setting a standard, highlighting the international aspects and mixed identity of the brand and reflecting beautiful, confident, masculine yet feminine, modern women.” We can definitely see their message being shared through what Emily was picked to wear, as she looks absolutely chic!

In her first outfit, Emily flaunted a baby blue jacket over a patch-printed silk dress. This innovative approach to business attire is stimulating, as it leaves behind the outdated belief that to be professional, you must wear all black. If you love what you do, why not add a spice of color to wardrobe? It will make your day that much brighter!

In her second attire, Emily provided us with the denim kick we have been obsessing about over the past couple years, yet VMajor added a new spin: a denim fringe-like dress! How neat! This new take on denim is bound to make shopaholics out of all of us. I mean, how stunning does Emily look? We’re speechless!

To view more photos from the VMajor runway, click here.

VMajor Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2017

& That’s a Wrap!

To view more on the Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week, peep their website! Lots of style inspo to be shared. 🙂

We’re getting some serious Mad Max vibes in Ruby‘s latest shoot for iMute Magazine, and we’re loving it! This desert beauty mastered the art of seduction in each shot, making us intrigued of her venom sting. The color choices in wardrobe highlights the latest trend of pastels, along with some dramatically dark tones, both creating a contrast and variation that is art in itself. Not to mention, how amazing is the style of each garment? Ruby truly stands out amongst her surroundings!

For more information on iMute Magazine, iMute is an independent and inspirational print-on-demand and digital fashion magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of artists from all across the fashion world, focusing on the visual expression. After glimpsing through Ruby’s spread, one can see that they have upheld their mission beautifully in this shoot, for each shot captures emotion at it’s highest capacity. How neat!

Want to see more? Peep the full spread below:

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Photographer – Bartlomiej Kurela  Instagram | Website.
 MUA – Ashley Jensen  Instagram.
Stylist – Dutch Priestly Instagram.
Hair – Preseton Wada Instagram.

Wow! How incredible does Emily Hall look in her latest spread with Rose & Ivy Magazine? With a light and airy feel to each shot, Emily appears almost doll-like in each of her portraits, looking more and more radiant by each page. The off-white and baby blue tones also add to the spread, emphasizing the focus on her eyes. We adore it!

Also, for a little background info on Rose & Ivy, this company is much more than just a fashion magazine. This company values all the beautiful details in the world, from luxury fashion, to beauty and design. On their website, they even offer a segment that suggests a handful of healthy food recipes, each with a curated editorial approach. For all those that favor the finer things in life, a subscription is something to be sought after!

For more on the spread, take a look at the full shoot below!:

 
Check out Emily’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.
Photographer – Evgenia Sizanyuk Website | Instagram.
 MUA – Alexandra Kora Instagram.
Hair – Andy Tseng Website.
Stylist – Ana Tessa Instagram.

 

Where are you from?

From a small town in Maryland called “Bel Air.” It couldn’t be more different than Los Angeles.

Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why?

Of all of the places I’ve seen, I’d have to say Madrid, Spain. The architecture, people, weather, everything is just so pleasing to look at and be around. I’ve never felt more at home in a place  that was miles away from my own.

How do you kick back and relax?

Netflix, apple cinnamon candles, and a little bit of white wine at the end of the night is my favorite way to unwind after a long day.

Have you overcome one of your fears?

For a long time, I feel like one of my biggest fears was being afraid to be myself. It held me back a lot but now I’ve grown to be a lot more confident in myself and the choices I make. You’ve only got one life so you might as well live it the way you want to!

What are you most proud of?

My decision to move across the country to LA. A lot of people thought I was crazy when I told them I was going to move out here, but I think it’s important to do things in life that scare you a little. I didn’t know anyone or how I was going to do out here but that only gave me more motivation to really push myself in such a new place. I couldn’t be happier that I did!

What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?

Anything that comes from an animal! Definitely a huge animal lover. 

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Whole Foods sells these maple vegan donuts that are to die for. I’ve bought them so much that the cashier’s always know what’s in my bag when they ring me up, it’s horrible!

Which emoji would best capture your essence?

Definitely this one 💁🏾  ! I think she’s so sassy and fun, which is quite like myself.

Who are you most envious of—real or fictional—and why?

Elizabeth Taylor. She was a woman of such natural class, talent, and not to mention of one the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Plus, she was born with extra set of eyelashes which made her eyes look even more stunning. Who wouldn’t be jealous of that?

Whose fictional wardrobe do you want most?

Hillary’s from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Even if she was just lounging around her house, she was always dressed to impress.

What’s one goal you definitely plan on achieving this year?

I want to travel to at least two different countries. Seeing the world and experiencing different cultures is super important to me, so I definitely want to make that happen.

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Summertime bliss is the only way to describe Grace Lynn‘s newest shoot with LADYGUNN Magazine. LADYGUNN celebrates those that shape, and push the rules both on the page and in the field, and we felt this shoot was a good representation of that! With nature as the back fall, Grace stunned her surroundings with her post-grunge wear, adding a contrasting dynamic, and thus creating multiple works of art!

This beauty also brought forth an element of style that strongly reflects the wave that is taking over summer twenty-seventeen. Peachy colored eye pallets are all the rage, and Grace rocked it perfectly, displaying a soft youthful glow. 

Want to feel inspired? Check out Grace’s shoot with LADYGUNN Magazine below:

 

 
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 Photographer – Shanna Fisher Website |  Instagram.
 MUA & Hair – Sabrina Bates-Whited  Instagram.
 Styling – Coco Wiberg