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In the last decade, the Athleisure craze has swept the fashion industry off its feet. Who doesn’t love being comfortable and cute at the same time? We’re all about throwing on a stress-free outfit in the morning that doubles as workwear and gym attire– and one of our fave companies just released some gorgeous new items. Founded by two female professional ballet dancers and Harvard Grads, Carbon 38 retails gorgeous athletic wear for every occasion for girl bosses, from jumpsuits to swimwear. As one of the leading lights in the movement to provide clothing that promotes a healthy, active, and body positive lifestyle, we couldn’t have been more thrilled when Maitlyn was asked to model their latest release.  If you’re looking for fitness-inspiring outfits to help you get ready for bikini season, we recommend scooping up their best-selling Arrancada Parka, Jones Dress and a pair of their Williamsburg Leggings before they sell out! Keep scrolling to see how Maitlyn wears Carbon 38.

 

 

 

 

 

Shop more Carbon 38 here and follow them on Instagram.

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This editorial was originally featured on SOMA Magazine.com

THE BLUE JEANS


Kendall & Elisabeth wear Vivienne Westwood

Elizabeth wears Paige Denim shirt
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Kendall wears Cos dress, Levis jacket,
& Christian Louboutin shoes

Kendall wears Vivienne Westwood

Kendall wears Vivienne Westwood shirt

Kendall wears Levis shirt
& Wasteland vintage jeans

Read more SOMA Magazine here and follow them on Instagram.

Photography – Richard Reinsdorf Website / Instagram for OPUS Reps

Styling – Dean Hau Instagram for OPUS Beauty

Production – Keith Carhill Website / Instagram

Hair – Robert Steinken  Website / Instagram using Enjoy Haircare 

Makeup – Denika Bedrossian  Website / Instagram using Origins Cosmetics

Retouching – Liz Mooney Website / Instagram

Digital Tech – Alexander Quel Website / Instagram

Photo Assistants – Tyler Demogenes, Simon Cordova & James Moy 

Studio – LA Lofts Website / Instagram

Check out Kendall’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.

 How old are you?

21 years young, with an old soul.

Where are you from?

Ludington, Michigan.

Do you have a book that changed your life? 

Infinite Self by Stuart Wilde is a book that I have read previously and am now reading again. It outlines 33 steps to reclaiming your inner power as a human and helps release your mind from the constraints of the ego. It is a book that reminds me that this life is precious and to live in the present moment. When I am traveling it is one of the only books I carry along– it’s that amazing!

Which superpower would you want?

The ability to teleport anywhere, at any time or moment. I have so many friends, family, and loved ones that live all around the world in different places and time zones. It would be so lovely to be able to quickly give my dad a hug before a big moment, say hi to my best friend before she hits the waves in Hawaii, or have breakfast with my sister in Lebanon.

What’s your Karaoke Song?

Sadly, I have only done Karaoke once! And it was no surprise that I picked a classic, “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. Let’s just say my friends got lots of pictures and laughs that night.

Whose fictional wardrobe do you want most?

I think Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada would have some seriously amazing pieces in her closet from all the years of running the iconic magazine, Runway.

What makes you feel nostalgic?

Certain songs that I hear can immediately take me back to a very specific memory, day, feeling, or moment. My heart goes back and feels the beauty and love that I was feeling when I was listening. A few that get me every time are “Open Arms” by RKCB and “Ocean Eyes” by Billie Eilish.

If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?

I would have to say my writing. I am currently writing whenever I have the chance, and already have filled several journals’ worth with words. Most of it is very personal and poetic, and I would love to someday publish a combination of what I have written, maybe a memoir.

Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?

The Lion King soundtrack is the most beautiful thing I have ever heard, period.

What inspires you the most?

Witnessing the genuine awareness and joy that comes from children playing and experiencing life with so much wonder. It reminds me not to take life so seriously, and to laugh more.

What’s your favorite weekend activity?

Whenever I travel to a new place, I love to find a unique, local café to grab a coffee and croissant. With the sun hopefully out, I like to take it with me and walk around for a while to find a quaint park to sit at and be with nature, watch the wildlife, or just be. Taking in the experiences and energy that a new place brings is always exciting to me.

Do you have any mottos you live by?

I have a mantra that I like to say in my head when I need some calm, clearing encouragement in whatever I’m doing during the day, or just because. “I’m eternal. I’m universal. I’m infinite. I am what I am.”

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 How old are you?

I am 17 years old.

Where are you from?She's Nous: Alyena

Born and raised in Agoura Hills, CA.

Have you ever broken a bone?

I have always been super clumsy, and my friends have always said how I am like a giraffe on roller skates! Luckily I have actually never broken a bone though!

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

Pickles! It is weird because I love cucumbers and am not a picky eater at all. I am a huge foodie, but something about pickles just makes me go ughhhh…

When you eat a pack of Skittles, do you save the best flavors for last? Or do they go first?

I always save the best for last because in my mind I want to finish with the best flavor possible!

Who was your embarrassing 2000s celeb crush?

I would have to go with Robert Pattinson. I went through a huge faze of loving the Twilight books and movies, I was pretty obsessed.

If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?

I try to live my life being passionate about everything I do! I believe that the best way to live your life is to love what you are doing with it. Animals I am especially passionate about. Currently I am volunteer every week at the shelter and one day hope to work as an animal rights activist.

Have you overcome one of your fears?

I have always been really shy and I’ve been afraid of public situations and encounters. It’s not something I have completely overcome, but I would say it’s been a work in progress but the finish line is in sight.

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Which superpower would you want?

I have always been obsessed with reading books about history and the past as well as what people think the future will hold, so I would love to have the power of time travel!!

What inspires you the most?

Passionate people really inspire me because I have always loved seeing people that are dedicated to achieving a goal. It also amps me up and makes me more determined to achieve my own dreams.

Can you hula hoop?

It’s possible and I’m not to shabby at it, but I would definitely say that it is a skill I’m not eager to show off!

What’s under your bed?

Lots and lots of bags going from simple handbags to suitcases.

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FAITHKOHLS

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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After seeing Free People’s latest collection, it was hard to decide which we loved more– the gorgeous intimates or Alyssa Miller’s stunning photography. Electric Love is a series of romantic and whimsical shifts, bodysuits, and vintage bra and panty sets sure to satisfy the most discerning bohemian girl, just in time for Valentine’s day. We’re over the moon over the Breaking Hearts bodysuit seen on Alyssa below, with metallic detailing and lace panelling that can be dressed up or down. Our new fave lounging outfit is sure to be the Gigi Robe thrown over their Frame Up soft bra and some Flirty Shorts for the perfect cute & comfy ensemble. Alyssa used self-portraiture to capture all of the collection’s photos, relying only on her own perspective. You can get an in-depth look at her self-portrait process, her artistic story, and how she approaches self-love in an interview with Joanna Rentz for Free People’s blog (BLDG 25), here.  Keep scrolling to see how Alyssa wears and photographs Free People!

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Shop the new Free People Intimates Collection E-Book here.

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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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There’s a story behind every outfit, and a few days ago we were lucky enough to have our very own Lauren Johnson share some of her style secrets with us. Thrift store shopping is essential- she hunts down gorgeous vintage pieces then mixes and matches them with her favorite brands. Growing up, she learned a lot from her Grandmother, who taught her to take pride in doing things herself. To this day she still creates the pottery she used to make with her (her backpack is her pottery bag!) and creates her own clothing, like the undershirt worn in this outfit. Lauren says her Granny is the perfect example of a strong woman, and we couldn’t agree more based on this GirlBoss outfit! Keep scrolling to check out Lauren’s personal style.

Pullover – Vintage

Pants – Vintage

Pottery Backpack – H&M

Shoes – Kenneth Cole

Shades – Ray-Ban

Sheer Undershirt – Made by Lauren Johnson

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