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Friday, October 28, 2011

pumpkins come & pumpkins go, but jackolanterns steal the show

(H&M wide-rimmed hat, American Apparel stripped body suit, thrifted sheer hammer pants, Forever 21 necklace, Ebay & Etsy rings,  Jeffrey Campbell Litas) 

Photo Credits: Christopher Canon 

With Halloween happening this weekend and harvest season present, it felt very necessary to snap a few photos at a pumpkin patch just for treats. I honestly felt like an overgrown kid at the local Irvine patch yesterday because, technically, I was the only person around my age that was excited to be there. Everyone else? Well, everyone consisted of mainly toddlers and ... adults there to snap photos of their toddlers. 
Hah. Nevertheless, tis the spirit of Halloween. 

Since I'll be prepping for midterms and reports instead of partying it up this Halloween weekend, visiting this pumpkin patch was my own little holiday spirit adventure. Twas pretty fun. 
Have a fun and safe weekend, everyone!

Monday, October 24, 2011

you are your own brand

Photo Credits: Joshua Dearing
Dearing Film Photography

As simple as a weekly chore that laundry is, everyone's got to do it. 
Little things like this build routines in your life that many often overlook. There's actually so much put into your dirty pile of clothes. I believe that fashion and style can really tell you a lot about a person. Everyone's dirty laundry basket is very different. From the corporate person's business attire to a college student or daily Habitat for Humanity volunteer, you can only imagine what their piles consist of. Like I said, that pile of clothes can really tell you a lot about that person's personality and the details of what their week was like. Can you imagine what the closet of a Cirque du Soleil performer or even a graffiti street artist looks like?  This may seem like a completely random rambling about laundry but the following thought just crossed me....

Life is too short to just dress simply on a day to day basis. Show off who you are, your dedications and hobbies, your interests, or even just what you do for a living. 
Every day of your life is your very own stage. 
You're the star of your life's film. 
Whatever you do, give it your all. Be your best.
Appreciate and take advantage of your age's youth.
Lastly, never forget to seal the deal with a genuine smile. That'll get them. 
Just remember,

Don't mind me. 
I easily find inspiration in just about any little thing or activity.
Thus.... this little random shoot at an LA Laundromat in the most revealing attire I've sported in public. 

Ps. Rihanna's new music video deserves recognition:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

what keeps you going

(UCI flea market sunglasses, Foreign Exchange button up, H&M hammer pants, Ebay slave bracelet chain ring, Jeffrey Campbell black distressed Litas)

Photo Credits: Brian Bustos

Can you imagine endlessly traveling with the sole purpose of handing out free ice cream to support artists all around the world? I'm serious, people out there DO do this! 
Apparently, the ice cream keeps these performers going..
What an awesomely careless yet inspirational thing to do. 
Check out the beginning of this musical piece from Twin Sister: 

So... what keeps you going?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

stay self motivated

(loosely fitting H&M top, Zara belt, limited edition Frankie B Mine jeans, Cathy Dang bracelets, Forever 21 triple finger gold ring, & Jeffrey Campbell Fords)

Viento y Agua Cafe & Gallery is such a serene spot to study at or share good conversations over a cup of sense refreshing tea or healthy vegetarian bites! Only thing is, I wish this place opened late into the night instead of closing at 8:00 p.m. so that I could just coop up and study my brain out here. Staff is super friendly and, yes, it's pretty much your local hipster cafe in the LA County. I love cafes that proudly boast the works of local artists in support of never-ending inspirational creativity. Yay!

Yeah, so with burgundy being one of my favorite colors, I decided to keep these three years old, limited edition Frankie B jeans instead of selling them off to a trade&sell business. Why? 
Well, even though I rarely EVER wear jeans anymore, I personally believe that every girl needs to keep herself a pair of her favorite old jeans to try on from time to time. This has nothing to do with any traveling pants of sisterhood, swear. The jeans serve as a major self reminder to 
Whenever these jeans become too small for me, I am automatically motivated to work out and slim back down into my ideal size.
A year ago, I did not fit them... but I do now! 

Dear Readers, 
for the love of yourself... 

If you haven't already heard, Oh Land is amazing. <3


Monday, October 10, 2011

happy monday, happy shopping

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Love H&M?
Well help yourself to this 25% off coupon valid only TODAY, Monday, October 10th, 2011.

Happy shopping!

Yours truly,
Tiffy Le

Thursday, October 6, 2011

classy rides via classy girl

(UCI flea market sunglasses, Clairs snake bracelet, Ebay chain rings, Forever21 olive romper, Foreign Exchange necklace, Wild Pair leopard heels)

Photo Credits: Brian Bustos

You can't live in Southern California without taking up the great classic cars displayed variously in most of our counties. Living in SoCal all my life, I wanted to do a shoot that pertained to my interests, one of which being the hip fashion, rides, and trendy free spirits of the 60's-70's generations! With that in mind, I got Brian to cooperate with me in coming here to take some fashion shots against some classic cars. This was a rather interesting shoot as they typically don't like visitors getting all up on their cars like I did... heh. 
Never the less, I love taking risks for the sake of creating cool photos! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

awake when September ends

(UCI flea market sunglasses, H&M scarf, Old Navy top, Zara leggings, Zara black wedge booties)

Photo Credits: Christopher Canon

While I play with Polaroids and Instax film, Christopher plays with rolls of film, straight up. He informed me that most places that develop film, like target, walmart, etc, are actually considering putting an end to film prints since digital prints have taken over the world. Does this mean that film will eventually go extinct and expire like the Polaroid did? Hmmm...

Anyway, I've missed a whole month of blogging. Holy! 
Well in the past month, structure welcomed itself back into my life as summer said its goodbyes. With school, work, and internships to juggle, I found it a little complicated to update anything. Also, with my photographers moving around, it's been hard to get any work done. 

Enough with the excuses, HELLO AUTUMN! 
I'm excited for the season of layering, scarves, oversized comforts, boots, gloves, 
and all that's worth FALLing for.