Jul 25, 2014

The City of Vernon

When I saw this water tower shortly after discovering there was a city named Vernon, California, I saw for it to be the PERFECT opportunity for a shoot. I mean, c'mon. When is the last time you saw a water tower with your name on it, reading "the city of whatever"? The city of Vernon is maybe 2 miles South of the greater Los Angeles area. Its full of factories and seems very industrial, so I located a few spots for the shoot. I decided to go with this abstract shirt from Zara, along with some simple navy blue trousers. I topped it off with this navy blue fedora hat and Lacoste shoes to compete the ensemble. I know, I know. I need to accessorize more often. (Side Note) I don't have all my things from back home yet ;)

Shirt: Zara
Trousers: Dickies
Hat: D.T.L.A
Blazer: Hause of love

Photography: Rashad Gardner

Jul 11, 2014

In the LAnd of opportunity

     It's almost approaching the 6 month mark of me being in L.A and I must say its been quite an experience. I have come a long way in this city in a very short amount of time, I must say. Until I relocated here, I've never had a roommate. I've always been an independent person but I'm glad I made the decision. I am definitely learning from other people and how they operate.
     See, before I moved here, I was kinda in my own little world. You know, just doing me. I was so focussed and steered in a particular direction that I almost never made room to meet new people. I guess it was because I was focusing on the next chapter of my life and where I wanted to be. Naturally of course, being on my own, I'm so use to being in control of 100% of everything and this experience is teaching me that I must let up and rely and trust on someone else. Something that is quite difficult for me but I am getting better at it.
     I've made a lot of sacrifices to be here and I'm going to ride the ride until it literally is not ridable anymore. This city has so much to offer me and I have so much to offer it. I can't wait to finally be in my zone and taking full advantage of the opportunities out there. Of course, no one ever said it would be easy, but I am thankful for the continuing journey. I've learned so much in these last few months, met a lot of people and I look forward to the learning more in the good ol' L.A.

Shirt: Local Honey
Slacks: Dockers
Shoes: Lacoste 

Jul 7, 2014

Saint Laurent SS15

Last year when I blogged about Saint Laurent, I absolutely fell in love with the 80's punk rock and roll feel it had about the collection. This year, that same feeling came across me she nI stumbled across the collection and I must say I truly enjoy textures, patterns, colors, and the overall soul behind the collection. It offers a mixture of hippie, bike boy, Spanish, punk, rock all in one and I certainly couldn't get enough of it! Hope you've enjoyed as much as I have.

Kris Van Assche SS15