Pretty in Pink

Monday, February 1, 2016


FAUX FUR COAT: c/o Jakke SKIRT: c/o Missguided SHOES: ASOS (similar: 1, 2, 3) BERET: Amazon

Happy First day of February! The stores are all filled with pink, red, and a copious amount of hearts so I am pretty happy about that...! I've been staying toasty in this gorgeous faux fur coat by Jakke - it's the PERFECT shade of pink and has the cutest silhouette!







Beau

Monday, January 25, 2016


DRESS c/o Dahlia COAT Forever 21 BERET c/o Larmoni CREEPERS c/o T.U.K. Footwear

Finally after years of searching, I have found the perfect faux fur leopard print coat! I remember deciding I needed one as an Edie Sedgwick obsessed 12 year old. She always looked so effortlessly cool in her coat, paired with a stripey top and the most dazzling 60s eye makeup.

I actually found this coat on super sale inside F21, and I'm so pleased with it! I paired it with this precious dress by Dahlia - which I first fell in love with when I met photographer and model Annika White in person this last summer, a definite highlight to a very stressful month! She was wearing it when we met and it looked so, so darling on her. The sheer front overlay, scalloped neckline and sleeves - perfection!


With Annika

The Pastels x The Coalition Zine

Friday, January 22, 2016


Anabelle, Chanel, and Clara make up The Pastels - three ultra-talented, gorgeous friends based in Australia who release beauty and lifestyle videos on their YouTube channel. I've been watching for a couple months now, and I'm always floored by their beautifully filmed videos, makeup skills, and genuine, hilarious, and adorable dynamic in their posts! BASICALLY I AM A HUGE FANGIRL OKAY.

Recently they released the dreamiest 70s inspired photoshoot ever on The Coalition Zine. I was absolutely gobsmacked by this gorgeous shoot and had to share! The dreamy filters, light leaks, sun soaked haze, and the girls posing like the coolest girl band of all time - ahhh! And, like everybody else, I've totally gotten bitten by the 70s trend and want a pair of flares, button down skirt, and camp tee...








JOIN THE PASTEL PARTY

Pin Parade

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pins on Parade
Who else is absolutely loving the influx of enamel pins lately? They are such a darling way to add a little pizazz to your look, PLUS it supports your favorite artists! I just had to share my collection and a little wishlist featuring some of the amazing artists I follow!

My collection is mostly made up from pins from two of my very favorite shops: Rosehound Apparel and Darling Distraction! Oh and those Cinderella pins were an amazing surprise from Kate Gabrielle!

From Rosehound Apparel *
90s Leo, Art Deco Cigarettes, Soda Flower, Cherry Pie, Heart Shaped Tub, Ice Cream Sandwich, Coffee Cup
Rosehound Apparel was kind enough to send me some of their pins, and I was absolutely blown away by how adorable, clever, and well made they are. They are also expanding their shop to have things like cute compacts and I'm super excited!

From Darling Distraction *
Pink and Purple Shells, False Lashes, Strawberry, Distracted Darlings Purple Heart
I was lucky enough to model for Karina's adorable shop (more on that soon!), Darling Distraction in December! She has curated the most precious shop online and in person in Portland, and has quickly become a favorite for when I'm looking for cute, kitschy things ♡

Wishlist
Sailor Moon Crisis Heart Pin by Creepy Gals, Cotton Candy Pin by FeltGoodCo, XL Grapefruit Pin by Big Bud Press, Sparkle Heart by Big Bud Press, Banana Spilt Pin by Abby Galloway, Tuesday Bassen Heart Lolli Pin, Sara M Lyon's Ghost Pin, Unicone by Little Arrow Studio, Rose Pin by Explorers Press, Crescent Moon Pin by Explorers Press, Scully Pin by Robin Eisenberg, Kitty Pin by Darling Distraction

Do you collect pins too? I'd love to hear all about your collection and your wishlist!

The Corner Store

Friday, January 15, 2016

Girls peacocking in breezey sheer blouses, little Mod dresses, delicate lace tights, shiny, knee-high heeled boots, and styled with syrupy sweet hair braided in bows, topped with a tiara, and dramatic bottom lashes - these images parade across your screen when you visit The Corner Store, a vintage shop anchored on Instagram, feed.

Stacey Nishimoto, beauty writer at Into the Gloss and former makeup artist for Nasty Gal and Chanel, has found her calling incorporating her makeup training with her passion for curating gorgeous vintage pieces and then styling them up in a confectionary of effortless 60s influnced dream looks.

An amazing mesh of different styles and aesthetics (one commenter even calling an outfit "A little pinup of Klaus Nomi"), The Corner Store is a dreamland for micro mini dresses, floral patterns, pointed collars, ruffles in candy shades, and peachy slip dresses paired with Periort Collars.

Stacey's shop feed is a perfect mixture of gorgeous clothing and inspiration - ranging from model shots of Marisa Berenson to 80s era Prince.

I recently asked Stacey about how her store came to be, and her inspirations!



Please introduce yourself!
My name is Stacey Nishimoto, I have a instagram store called The Corner Store. I sell vintage that whispers the future in high fashion.

How would you describe The Corner Store Girl?
The CS girl is a sensitive girl, who is intelligent and bold and fearless in the most elegant way. She listens to her own heart and doesn't really care or hear what the masses are saying or wearing. She lives in her own world and is driven by fantasy.



How did The Corner Store come to be?
The corner store started out as a side project to sell things that I love, an outlet for me to post vintage to dress the girl of my dreams, also, I was a single parent and I needed extra money ��

One thing that immediately caught my eye about The Corner Store was your eye for styling the pieces. Do you have any advice for people looking to be more creative with styling their wardrobe?
Styling is everything to me. You could have a hill of boring clothes but if you know how style that hill turns into a majestic mountain. My advice for styling is close your eyes to the world, and reach deep into your soul, into your dreams, into what makes you happy, find your fantasy world and all of the sudden you'll get fucking amazing ideas. The more disconnected you are from current trends the more ahead your styling is. Another HUGE source for me is history, the history of fashion. You need to have a strong sense of the past, if you do not have those references as your back bone your style no matter how well put together will lack.



Pretty please tell us some of your favorite movies?
Movies that have changed my life: Rosemary's Baby, Queen Margo, Annie Hall, The Pillow Book, Suspiria, Possession, Ms. 45...

Your models always have such strong makeup looks, no doubt because of your amazing makeup artist skills! What inspires your makeup looks?
Beauty and styling go hand in hand, I am unable to separate them, I was a make up artist first, for Chanel, then became the stylist for the company Nasty Gal and did all the make up as well for the company's first five years in business. So it is very natural to look at my rack of clothing for the day's shoot and be hit in the head with an make up idea. Currently, my biggest inspiration is the Biba girl from the late 60s.

Who would you love to dress up in pieces from your shop?
The Romantic.

Dans la Lune

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


TOP c/o Samantha Pleet SKIRT American Apparel SHOES Super old F21

Happy 2016! Like everybody else at the beginning of the year, I have been doing a lot of re-evaluating and planning for the year ahead and feeling a bit overwhelmed, nervous, but also hopeful!

Here is an outfit that I have been wearing almost nonstop: a creamy lilac Samantha Pleet top - with a Peter Pan collar, silver moon on the pocket, and finished with a scalloped hem! I paired it with a tennis skirt, white tights, and my beloved pair of glittery silver boots I got in... I think it was 2012? Ahhh!

In this get up, I couldn't help but feel like a girl scout in training to be an astronaut - and wanted the pictures to reflect that! In my mind I conjured up an image of me "sitting on the moon", but no idea how to make it happen. But after an intense brain storming session, I went to the craft store, and, after several hours making a huge mess and leaving a trail of silver scraps and silver confetti everywhere (... heh?) my moon was created! I named him Marcello. And shout out to my mother and grandmother for helping me figure out the posing and angles, haha!

I'm really happy with how these photos turned out! I always have really grand ideas but never am able to quite achieve what I want - but I think this is the closest I've ever gotten to it and I'm so happy! Even if I *did* fall "out" of the moon four times trying to get these shots...

Here's to 2016!





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