Through the Cracks and the concrete

March 26, 2015

Filed Under : collaboration

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Not sure if it’s the attitude vibrating through the people, or the noise from everything around you that wakes your senses up and brings you to perspective. But the city has taught me so much. One of my most recent posts talk about the concrete jungle’s harsh beatings that make you bleed to the bone. These scars are skin deep, lessons forever embedded into my being.

1.   “Learn to be quiet just as you learn to talk.”

If talking guides you, being quiet protects you. By being quiet, you attain two characteristics: you are able to take knowledge from those more knowledgeable than you and you are able to repel the ignorance of those more ignorant than you.

2.  Comfortable shoes will be your best friend.

Nobody drives in Manhattan. Walk it just as you talk it. Don’t come home until you’ve ripped those Chucks and dirtied those vans.

3.  Let it go.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a relationship, a lifestyle, or a job. if it doesn’t make you happy let it go. The Concrete Jungle has a home for everyone. Do what you love in the city and the city will love you and reward you back. Everyone wins.

4. Character over Clothes (Unless it’s Street People Atelier Tees, duh).

These shirts have a story, but more so have an attitude to them. Dress it up with an oversizes crisp coat and tuck your boyfriend’s favorite button up tee unerneath to create a Trendy Oxford Oversized situation.  You want to be approachable but need them to see you under a certain light. Their minimal aesthetic fits into anyone’s wardrobe.

5. Trust Vibes, energy never lies. 

There is over 3 million people in Manhattan. Getting lost between souls happen, but don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are.

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Once Upon a time, I fell.

Hard.

But climbing back up built me to be ten times stronger which allows me to share these lessons that my scars have held. Every single time, choose the fall. Sometimes you don’t have to choose to, it chooses you, and that’s okay. We all need a good fall to know where we stand. Then pick up a Street People Atelier tee to share that story.

In Collaboration with Street People Atelier and H&M. 

Jeanne wears [ Once Upon a City Tee || Street People Atelier Tee , Button Down Tee || Club Monaco, White Oversized Ivory Coat || H&M*, Slip On Platforms || Steve Madden ]

* Sold Out

Words of Wisdom: NunBangkok

March 23, 2015

Filed Under : collaboration

We must learn to be strong, so we would know gentleness, educated so we can be humble, fierce so we would know compassion and femininity, so we may know edginess.

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A good amount of balance is a necessity in life and in an outfit.  Too feminine and you’re a Powerpuff girl. Too much black, well… there’s no such thing in my book as too much black but then again in others’, too much edge and you’re a goth queen made up of 80% black liner and skinnies.

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Pairing NunBangkok’s creatively crafted Tank Slapper Pants with a flowy top gives off an edgy yet chic vibe that’s not to be messed with. Honestly have worn this ‘fit together more than twice and I am not ashamed to admit that either. No shame in that game.

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But let’s get back to balance:

In any aspect, have balance. Nobody messes with girls who have balance. Be kind, but not weak. Help other but never get left behind. Treat others well but do not get stepped on. Raise your argument but in a gentle voice. Lastly, wear a spec of edge from NunBangkok onto your simple/ feminine outfits to say you’re a lady who means business.

In Collaboration with NUNBANGKOK

Photography by Jenellie Troche

The weekender

March 13, 2015

Filed Under : collaboration

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I may look put together, but underneath the layers of greys, whites and leathers, you’ll find that I live for comfort food, Grey’s anatomy, long naps, chapsticks over lipsticks and lounging with a good book by the shore just like you. Heels and Red Lipsticks aside, I praise sneakers and backseats while blasting old school hiphop music with the windows ( halfway) down ( because I hate when my hair is all over my face.)

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