January 27, 2012

The End Of The Beginning

I've given it a whole lot of thought, much of it being expressed here over the last few months...and I feel like it's finally time that I move on. This will be my last post here on Vanity Girl. I've come to the realization that while I've grown a lot as a writer via this blog, I feel like it's time for a bit more refined outlet where I can still write, yet without all of the pressure of being a typical fashion blogger. I'm much more than that. I want to get back to my love of writing, and why I fell in love with it in the first place. I know you're probably thinking "WTF?" but this won't be the last that you see of me, because I've recently launched a new blog: Beyond The Boulevard. My vision for it is of much more substance than what I had to offer here, and I'm super excited to begin a new chapter of my life where I'm writing for the love of it and not out of the pressure of being something I'm not. Vanity Girl has helped me as a blogger, but I want to actually utilize my degree to excel as a writer, and delve into much more complex things that are beyond streetstyle and outfits--hence, BTB. lol.

I can't even really express how grateful I am for all of you who have roughed it out with me since I started Vanity Girl back in 2009. You all have been so influential, helpful, and amazing in this journey, and I can do nothing but say thank you! I hope that you will join me in my newest endeavors, as I hope to bring you more of my personal style, along with my own adventures and two cents here and there. So here's to new beginnings! Come along for the ride! God bless you! :)



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August 8, 2011

BENEATH THE PALMS


I wish that there were more hours in the day! I haven't posted in ages, but I guess that ought to be a sign that I'm working hard. So here's a mini update. The online store is picking up, and there are tons of amazing projects and opportunities that have come my way that I can't wait to show you all! And for all of you Tumblrs, I'll be having an Urban Legends giveaway pretty soon that will be up for grabs very soon! I'm SUPER excited for all of the great things that are to come, and truly thank all of you for hangin' in there with me on this fashionable journey! :)


July 18, 2011

PURE NIRVANA

 Despite the bipolar weather, this past weekend was pretty sweet. Kevin and I headed over to Downtown L.A. to share a vending booth with some of my photography friends at the Artwalk. Aside from the fact that a pedestrian got hit by a car that had jumped the curb, it was a pretty cool day. I made a nice chunk of change at my Urban Legends Vintage booth and had tons of fun in the meantime. If I wasn't on my business woman tip, I would have taken tons of pictures of all of the swaggerific guys and gals that came by. As for all of you So Cal fashion lovers, my store will have a booth at the Inland Empire's very own Funky Fresh Flea in Riverside. I'll keep you all updated with the deets, so be on the lookout!


July 1, 2011

GRAND OPENING!!!! URBAN LEGENDS VINTAGE


After plenty of crazy nights and stress that would make most people yank their hair out, 
I am extremely proud to say that the time has finally come, ladies and gents:
Urban Legends Vintage is officially open for your shopping pleasure!
And in lieu of our grand opening, 
we're offering FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS to anyone in the U.S!
From custom-made denim cutoffs for the fashion savvy gals to rare vintage duds for the dudes,
Urban Legends is the place to make your wardrobe ultra-cool.
CLICK HERE to grab some dope threads before they're all gone!

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June 22, 2011

SUMMER SUMMER SUMMERTIME

It has been a strenuous task trying to find clothes that are cool--in a fashionable and beat the heat sense. 
I'm all for layering, but this summer heatwave that is currently scorching So Cal is trying its hardest to cramp my style. So as a tip for those of you who want to stay looking chic while not having to suffer from being drenched in sweat, I recommend pairing lightweight items with one another. This will make for awesome layering and will still leave you looking stylish. While sunscreen and plenty of water are both summer essentials, getting your hands on some colorful, airy items is a must this summer!


June 20, 2011

OUTTA HERE, OFF TO SOMEWHERE

Graduating college is quite bittersweet. While there's the burden of student loans and "real world" pressure to land a good job, there is also a heightened sense of excitement within me for what is to come. 
That dreaded mantra of a question, "What are you going to do now?", is all that I've been hearing 
these past few weeks since my tassel switched over from the right to the left. 
To be honest, I don't know what tomorrow holds.... and as stressful as this may be for some, I love it, because it leaves open the door of endless possibilities. The only blueprint of a plan that I have drafted is that I am moving to New York (pending my savings account significantly increases in the next few months). And from there, whatever happens happens. 
In the meantime, I've been chilling. lol I haven't been completely idle, considering that I've been hunting for jobs like crazy. But my day-to-day has primarily been spent trying out new foods, reading, and working on the launch of my own online vintage boutique. So as of now, I'm just living. Taking things as they come and using all of this free time on my hands to do the things that I've been dying to do is truly liberating. No more all nighter study sessions, lengthy and seemingly senseless readings, and all of the other things that college students have hovering over them. So it is farewell to the routine-ridden quarters as a student and hello to the unpredictably innovative days as a graduate. :)


June 10, 2011

SHE IS BETTER THAN HE

I love giving masculine pieces a feminine touch.
 It's always cool to flirt with the gender boundaries when it comes to fashion--sex change surgeries, mmmm not so much.
This So Cal weather is constantly fluctuating, so I decided to do it up with the layering
 and incorporate a few menswear-inspired pieces.


May 16, 2011

THAT GIRL'S GOT STYLE!:: SOLANGE KNOWLES


One of my biggest style/beauty/everything else inspirations is Solange Knowles, so you can imagine how excited I was to finally see her as Who What Wear's Girl of the Month! As a WWW intern, I got an early peak into the fashion closet to see all of the amazing Solange-inspired frocks, and I must say, I am very pleased with the selections of today's GOTM story!

No matter the scene, Solange always manages to turn heads. Whether rocking ethnocentric duds from Boxing Kitten, looking incredibly chic with a funky turban wrap--which has become her style staple and has caused a trend frenzy--or piling on layers that still show simplicity, Solange has got this entire fashion flair in the bag. She's extraordinarily daring and is a usual subject of high-brow critics....But you know what they say, if they're talking about you, you must be doing something right.

While the industry can tend to turn a blind eye to the concept of diversity and shut out people of color who are overflowing with creativity, it's so awesome to see a trendsetter like Solange be able to transcend all boundaries! It is 2011, so you would think that racial ignorance would be diminished by now, but sadly, it still rears its ugly head. However, I'm so glad that Who What Wear isn't all about the color of your skin, but is more obsessed with the funky clamor of one's closet! In this industry, fashion is what we all have in common, regardless of anything else, and I'm so relieved that I work for a company who embraces that! :)

Bravo Ms. Sol-Angel! :)

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