My Jem Moment

Hey everyone!

Summer is coming to an end, I am not really sad about it.. it was a great summer the best I had in a very long time.  The weather was gorgeous, I got into a lightsaber battle, and found myself thriving in my new position. I am looking forward to fall, wearing my leather jackets again, NY Fashion Week, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, Sports (Knicks and Giants fans stands up), and NY Comic Con!

I have been holding on to this dress since the springtime and I finally had a chance to wear it for a dinner meeting last week. The dress is vintage from Loveday31, I spotted it on their Instagram feed and immediately asked if I can purchase it on the phone. No real occasion for it at the time, I just know I wanted a piece like that in my closet for something! The dress is rad and different from what I had in my closet: not many brights. 

The dress also reminds me of what would Jem and the Holograms wear if they were in 2014? Mines a more sophisticated version lol, where do I sign up?

Dress: Loveday31, Shoes: Nasty Gal, Bracelet: David Yurman, Sunglasses: Ran-Ban, Clutch: Phillip Noel

Dress: Loveday31, Shoes: Nasty Gal, Bracelet: David Yurman, Sunglasses: Ran-Ban, Clutch: Phillip Noel

I always pair a dress that has so much color in it with accessories that are on the muted side.  That's a personal styling tip of mine when wearing a printed dress or mixing prints go muted on accessories.  My Phillip Noel clutch is my go to staple a style that can be worn all year round, I am getting a bright color from his growing collection this fall!

Photography by Steve Zak

Photography by Steve Zak

I am looking forward to labor day weekend: oysters, Sin City 2, and fall shopping are on the agenda.   The goal is to relax and have fun, no thinking allowed since I start grad school next week and it's also NY fashion week, ha! Exciting and hectic at the same time! Truly Outrageous! 

How is everyone else enjoying the last days of summer? Any plans for fall? Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

xo

Kosi

 

App Applause

Hi guys!

I have been addicted to two game changing apps the past few weeks that I wanted to share with all of you. They are game changers for beauty errands and for the way you shop!

Two weeks ago while looking through my instagram feed, I noticed a lot of brands and fellow bloggers talking about Spring.  If you haven't heard about Spring by now you will by the middle of Fall!  Spring streams a continuing unisex feed of Instagram-like photos from brands that you select to follow such as: Rachel Pally, Pierre Hardy, Alice + Olivia, Warby Parker, and Illesteva. The first photo that you’ll see is one of those blog-worthy pics, but with one swipe the picture and you’ll see multiple photos of the product, just like you would see if you were shopping online! At the bottom, you have the option to like the photo (and save it for later), share it with friends (via text, social media, and email), and of course buy! The app also includes curated selects from influencers, the Zoe Report, and members of the CFDA.

I tried the app out purchasing this staple from Everlane. Having to work in public relations in other industries besides fashion, has made me re-look at my closet and to my surprise, I didn't have a white button up cotton shirt! GASP! WTF! Crazy right? I have a silk one not a cotton one lol.

 

I am so looking forward to using this app in the upcoming future! Download Spring and see for yourself: GETSPRING.

Ever wish you can kill two birds with one stone at times when setting beauty appointments? You have to meet a friend at Bryant Park but need to get your nails done.  Eyebrows need to get done but you need to wait for a package at home? Have a hot date and don't want to fuss with doing your make up? Want to get in shape but have a late night in the office, leaving no time for the gym?  How about if I tell you that a manicurist, a make up artist, and a personal trainer can come to you anywhere: a public park, your home or office.  This is all possible with the PRIV app!

                                                                                                 Priv team hard at work!

                                                                                                 Priv team hard at work!

Available professionals are ranked into tiers of 1, 2, and 3 based on their credentials and experience level. Prices also include tip:  $25 for a manicure, $60 for make up application and $160 for group fitness training and $200 for mink lash extensions. 

Simply submit your credit card information to the Priv app, select your preferred time, and available professionals in your area will pop up as search results. Simple right! 

I had the chance to try the app last week, I got a manicure and a touch up on my eyebrows! No complaints here, I will definitely use again when I am in a crunch!

                                                                                                  My mani thanks to Priv!

                                                                                                  My mani thanks to Priv!

Give Priv a try, you won't be disappointed: GO PRIV.

LOL in between checking social media updates add SPRING to the routine! If you are in a crunch for time with all the time you put into updating your social media pages (haha) but forgot you need to get your eyebrows done before a big event, use PRIV to get you out of the jam!

xo

Kosi

 

 

 

 

Illustrations by Lillian Jang

Hi guys!

I have been obsessed by these illustrations that have been popping up on my Instagram feed:

                                                                        Cara Delevingne   |   @CaraDelevingne

                                                                        Cara Delevingne   |   @CaraDelevingne

                                                                       Negin Mirsalehi   |   @neginmirsalehi

                                                                       Negin Mirsalehi   |   @neginmirsalehi

                                                                                Shea Marie   |   @peaceloveshea

                                                                                Shea Marie   |   @peaceloveshea

                                                                        Oscar de la Renta   |   @oscarprgirl

                                                                        Oscar de la Renta   |   @oscarprgirl

Who is the artist? I started to investigate and found her! The talented illustrator is Lillian Jang. Lillian is a fashion design student at Parson's in NYC (fashion school students unite!). I asked Jang for a moment of her time to ask about her past, present and future.

O.C.O: How long have you been drawing?

L.J:  I have been drawing since I was able to write. Or maybe earlier, I can't remember. All I know is I always enjoyed drawing more than I enjoyed writing.

O.C.O: What inspires you?

L.J: All the other artists, especially the young aspiring artists, inspire me. When I see them working hard to take their interest and turn them into passion, I want to work just as hard as them.

O.C.O: Who are your favorite bloggers? Why?

L.J: I have to say that I personally love the style of Rumi Neely. I like to dress down, as minimal as possible, and am afraid of wearing color (it's actually kind of easier this way when I'm rushing to class after sleeping in), so she is my style icon of all times. If I weren't so afraid to wear color, however, I would love to dress like Miroslava Duma. She's amazing!

O.C.O: Name one article of clothing you can't live without?

L.J: I cannot live without my plain black top because... You can never go wrong with a plain black top! When I feel like dressing down, I style it with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a cute clutch, and when I feel like dressing up, I style it with a signature necklace and tuck it into a cute high-waisted skirt.

O.C.O: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

L.J: In five years, I will be graduated from Parsons the New School for Design and hopefully have started my own line. (I am actually a fashion design student!) I also plan to continue doing fashion illustrations on the side for as long as I can.

O.C.O: What is your advice to someone wanting to start a blog/business?

L.J: Honestly, I never even thought people would enjoy my illustrations this much. I just started my blog for fun but seeing people enjoy my drawings motivated me to draw more and work harder. From this, I learned that as long as you don't give up on your passion and continue to keep moving forward, you can always achieve what you want. Just don't forget why you started to do what you do!

To have Lillian do a custom illustration, they are available to purchase here. It is the perfect gift for the fashionable friend in your life. I cannot wait to see the illustration Lillian is doing for me :)

Follow Lillian's blog: http://jangyooneui.tumblr.com

Instagram @_yooneui  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jangyooneui                

xo

Kosi