1960's Go-go Girl

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Beauty is timeless. The 1960's was an innovative era for women's fashions. Things got bolder, quirkier. Shorts got shorter in addition to psychedelic prints and colorblock. The iconic mod 60's look originated in London is so feminine and flirty. All I'm missing is some chunky white framed sunglasses. Thanks to the good people at Forever 21 for hooking up your girl. How cool is it that this entire look is from Forever? Well, boots from Public Desire, but you can get them for Forever too!

I've been loving newsboy hats recently--the bigger the better. It's one accessory that instantly elevates an outfit from simple to chic. Mini wrap skorts (skirt shorts) were a big thing in the 60's and allowed girls to look playful yet modest. At last, girls could bend over and adjust their go-go boots with confidence. 

I remember growing up with super strict Asian parents, and was not allowed to wear skirts BUT I COULD WEAR A SKORT. So I had many, many skorts. It felt like a happy medium, a transaction worked out with me and my parents at the tender age of seven lol. Because it was always about fashion. And now I miss my parents. Love you mom and dad!

UPDATE: OMG OMG YOUR GIRL WAS FEATURED ON Forever 21.COM!!! Extremely humbled and utterly grateful to be sponsored and featured by such an influential brand as Forever! There are so many girls out there doing what I'm doing, and it feels SO special to stand out from the rest. Thank you Alejandro Rios for lending me your gifted talents and kind soul. I am living my dream. THANK YOU to everyone reading this for following along on my journey, because good things are meant to be shared. This is just the beginning!

Photos by the elusive Alejandro Rios.

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Faux leather mini skort cabby hat newsboy hat ribbed surplice knit sweater thigh high boots gogo girl 1960's 60's mod london
Faux leather mini skort cabby hat newsboy hat ribbed surplice knit sweater thigh high boots gogo girl 1960's 60's mod london
Faux leather mini skort cabby hat newsboy hat ribbed surplice knit sweater thigh high boots gogo girl 1960's 60's mod london
Faux leather mini skort cabby hat newsboy hat ribbed surplice knit sweater thigh high boots gogo girl 1960's 60's mod london
Faux leather mini skort cabby hat newsboy hat ribbed surplice knit sweater thigh high boots gogo girl 1960's 60's mod london
Faux leather mini skort cabby hat newsboy hat ribbed surplice knit sweater thigh high boots gogo girl 1960's 60's mod london

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xo, victoria

Caramel-Coated Class

Here lies a game of tones. The monochrome trend is alive and well, so let's play with neutrals, shall we? While styling a look for Forever 21, I unearthed this caramel coat from the depths of my walk-in closet, because Lord knows I've been underdressed throughout this slightly unforgiving San Francisco winter. Not only is this a game of tones, but also a game of lengths. A long coat speaks class, and to complement it, I added a high-low skirt, then thigh high boots to fill the negative space. Since the skirt is high-waisted, I paired it with a crop sweater from Forever 21. See what I did there? I'm pretty clothed, but by playing with lengths, the entire ensemble is captivating, in my humble opinion. 

I had so much fun during this shoot! A photographer I met a few months ago in LA happened to be in town, and so we explored my neck of the woods. I love how supportive and open people are in this industry and how linking up with a stranger and shooting with aligned visions is NBD. 

Coat: Free People

Sweater: Forever 21

Skirt: Finders Keepers via Boutique Dandelion

Boots: Schutz - "Karlyanna"

Photos by: Rudy Widjaja

xo, victoria

Public Desire

Alright, fashion bunnies, my secret is out! Curious to know my cheat sheet for effortless style? Black thigh-high boots from Public Desire.

When you're in a crunch to make it out the door, throw on some black thigh-highs, and clothing choices can pretty much rest at ease. These boots pack enough statement that they become the standout piece in any outfit. Pull them over skinny jeans (though baggy jeans work, too!) or my current favorite look: with a shift dress or anything tunic-length (think streetwear). If you've been following my blog, you would notice that I've been wearing these day in and day out since summer and into the fall. 

Ladies, when you need an extra dose of sass, this is where you find it. And fellas, if you don't know what to get your lady friend for Christmas, I can assure she would be thrilled with these.

Boots: "Janine" by Public Desire - Use code: HELLYEAH to take 30% everything, including sale

xo, victoria

Loud and Clear - My LA Diary

Have you ever had a series of situations somehow fall right into place? When you feel like you were at the right time and right place? I believe that nothing is a coincidence, and that these occurrences are signs that one is on the right path.

I received an invitation to the Vanity Fair Social Club last Tuesday, booked my travel and stay, and lined up a photo shoot--all in a day's work! I stayed with my cousin in Hollywood so it was a chance to reconnect with her, as well. As if this wasn't enough, I approached this guy at the Vanity Fair event, who happened to be one of my favorite photographers! He's also from the Bay Area and we hit it off. 

My friend in LA sees my IG and notices that I'm in town. He invites me to a Pink Dolphin x Puma party. I wasn't exactly dressed for a streetwear party but I'm always poppin' so that thought came and went. I left the party to meet up with a friend I met years ago out here, and Nikk offers to give me a ride. I met Nikk La and the next thing you know he's giving me a ride, offering tips on how to grow my blogosphere. Cruising to some hyphy beats, the bay always knows what's up! 

He drops me off and there was a line outside Round Two on Fairfax but my friend Lyes walks us straight past it. Supreme, sneakers, the usual streetwear suspects. We hop into his white, murked out jeep and head for the yacht party. Pink Dolphin x Puma's second collaboration "Wave of Glory." The founders of Pink Dolphin are a couple young kids who made it big. It's so inspiring to see a rags-to-riches story IRL. 

The music is bumping, drinks are flowing and the night is lit by the blood orange full moon. I daresay it was a perfect night. The yacht docks and I head back to my cousins. We ordered Postmates, chilled and called it a night. 

I had a photo shoot with a photographer I've been meaning to link up with for a while. He tells me he works quick and my eyes light up. I appreciate the skill behind knowing each person's angles and knowing when to click the button. We did 4 looks in one hour at record speed! My makeup was melting off but it made for a sexy dewy vibes and I'm so pleased with the results! 

Wrapped the shoot super early and so my cousin and I went to this restaurant I've been dying to try, called SUGARFISH. Delectable. Smh. Loss for words. MUST TRY IT. 

I can't believe I managed to squeeze all of this in less than 48 hours of being in LA. They say it's the successful people who have the most time. 

After this trip, I decided I'm going to travel and explore the world and shoot cool stuff. I have great taste and enough to go around! Consider me your source for fashion, food, and lifestyle. 

State your goals loud and clear. Let 'em know! You're more likely to do something if you told someone you would. I hope this inspires you to live a full life, however that may be.

Top: Forever 21 "Ribbed Knit V-Neck Bodysuit"

Skirt: Forever 21 "Corduroy Button-Front Skirt"

Photos by: Austin Lau

xo, victoria