Anonymous asked: Where do you usually buy your clothes? :)

At A.P.C. I really, really hate shopping and luckily A.P.C. just makes the right (“bespoke”) clothes for my taste, style, and body so I don’t have to painstakingly search for other options. The only downside of my A.P.C. addiction is the expense but I think it’s worth paying for perfection (in my estimation). I also like Comme des Garçons Play in terms of quality and design. Vanessa Bruno is another brand I sometimes rely on but unfortunately the sizes are hit or miss. I used to shop at Isabel Marant a few years back until the prices skyrocketed, while the quality completely plummeted. Otherwise, I just shop wherever I can find A.P.C.


Yves Klein Smith House, Crestwood Hills, Los Angeles, California, 1958 — Craig Ellwood

Anonymous asked: hey! i know i'm such a creep but i totally have a girl crush on you. from what ive seen online you're a really pretty, strong, smart and talented young woman... you seem very down to earth too. how's your personality like? what are three beauty products you can't live without? i know that you Dj on the side. do you get a lot of attention from guys when you dj? and how's your tinder experience so far (your tinder tweets are so hilarious)?

Not sure if this is just creepy or cute haha, but why thank you. Well, in terms of my personality, my friends would describe me as someone witty, outgoing, openminded, spontaneous, and quirky. I’ve met several bloggers and readers in real life, and I always get to hear that I’m the complete opposite of what they had expected because of my goddamn serious tone on my blog, but in reality I’m the most laid-back person and sometimes extremely silly. As for three beauty products I can’t live without, that must be my brilliant eyebrow pencil from Chanel, Burt’s Bees lip balm, and my perfume – the same that my mom tended to wear. I will probably wear it for the rest of my life because it reminds me of her all the time. My perfume has been my signature scent for 5 years or so now. I haven’t worn another perfume ever since I switched to Coco Mademoiselle permanently. I know what I like, and I stick to it. The same applies to clothes. When it comes to getting attention from guys whenever I DJ, I suppose it’s easier for guys to approach me because I DJ rather than being just some random girl in a bar or something like that. They can be like “Nice playing” or “Loved the tunes you dropped on the dancefloor”, and if they’re trying to hit on me, it’s not too obvious as opposed to before I started DJing. Normally, I just ignore guys who hit on me because I have no interest in them whatsoever. Before, guys used to make comments about my glasses and I would be like “dude, they’re called ‘man repeller glasses’ for a reason” and then walk away. I wouldn’t say that I get a lot of attention from guys though. Regarding Tinder, it’s just a frivolous time killer and sociology to me. Sure, it’s fun when you get a match with cuties you’ve been crushing on before but I get soooooo bored as soon as someone (buzz killers) starts talking to me. I’m not a flirtatious kind of gal, which perhaps stems from the fact that I hardly ever fall for guys or become interested in them. Or maybe it’s because I’m struggling with moving on from a guy with whom I had a strong connection, as I don’t let go of people that easily and I totally lost that person. I’ve finally stopped hoping that we’ll get back together, though. Like Frances Ha, I’m forever undateable. Either way, I’m also using Tinder for a project at university and it actually turns out to be a very helpful tool for my analysis. Damn, hope I didn’t come off as an ice cold bitch, haha. 

Anonymous asked: This might possibly be the silliest question in the world, but how do you wrap your scarves? Oh dear, that is a silly question...

Comme ça!

Anonymous asked: favorite spots in LA?

Sqirl Kitchen, The Hart + The Hunter, Intelligentsia, Gjelina, Pho Cafe, Bäco Mercat, Pho Quang Trung, L.A. chapter, BCD Tofu House, and of course In-N-Out. Ask me again in a few months after my next trip to LA!

Anonymous asked: Do you think you'll ever be doing any wiwts?

"Wish I was there" posts? Haha. Just kidding. Nah, I don’t think so. I basically wear the same outfits every day, I just change the top and sometimes shoes. I like "boring" clothes, hence my WIWTs would be a boring repetition of favored outfits. ZzzZz

Anonymous asked: Just wanted to tell you that you're an exceptionally amazing person. Everything you do, write, share, and say is so inspiring. That pho against cancer event brought tears to my eyes. I can't even imagine how it's like to be you. Please don't ever stop posting or being you! Love from a long time reader x

Wow, I’m completely taken aback. I have no idea how long it took for you to write this message, but regardless thank you for taking your time to send me this. You are far too kind and it truly made my day. Very glad to hear that you’re deriving inspiration from my blogs :-)


“I remember so clearly, in the early days, if I had to do a piece of press, they’d phone for me and say, ‘Oh, we’re going to bring hair and makeup, it’ll take about five hours.’ And I said, ‘Well, if it was Ian McEwan, would it take about five hours? Would there be hair and makeup? Cause if that’s not the case, then don’t bring the hair and makeup.’ So, it’s fascinating that they just assume: it’s a young woman, she must want to be photographed for five hours. She must have nothing better to do than delight in trying on all your shoes. But it’s not the case.” — Zadie Smith [x]Photographed by Eamonn McCabe
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