TAYA

Alright friends! I'm finally posting the second part of the Taya series! I wanted to thank my group of amazing artists for coming and helping me with this shoot. This was the first time I organized and directed a whole crew of 6 (which is pretty small I think). It was great that everyone was proactive and owned their priorities with confidence. That's why we're coming together to do another shoot soon!

And of course thanks Taya for agreeing to shoot with me :) She's now busy shooting a TV show in Thailand. Funny story, we met at a fashion launch party in West Hollywood. I creepily walked up to her (like a sleezy dude trying to get some digits from a girl at a bar) and asked her why she looked so familiar. After 15 minutes of chatting, we then realized we had many mutual friends and I had seen her posing alongside them on the gram. And then this photoshoot happened :) haha. Sorry that story sounded so creepy. 

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this series.

Photographer/Direction: Courtney Yeh
Model: Taya Rogers
Photo Assistant: Jonathan Shih
Hair: Yuichi Ishida
Makeup: Josh Masuda
Stylist: Ariana Armendariz

10 Things to Match Pumpkin Spice

Take a good hard sniff of the air... aahh yes, you know fall is here when every girl at Starbucks is asking for a PSL. Not only are we excited about that pumpkin spice, but we're excited about...

cozy grandpa sweaters
trendy booties - maybe with a funky heel or that faux croc skin
anything burgundy
all things dark olive & camel
velvet statement bag
oversized plaids inspired by the men
oversized knits
oversized everything
leather up for grunge
camel duster coats

Unfortunately for us Californians, we are still suffering from that 86F weather.. so maybe I'll get to this wish list in December.. just maybe..

photographer: FENG
styling: Courtney Yeh
Top - Asos | Skirt - Warehouse | Sandals - Steve Madden
Necklace - Madewell | Watch - Nixon

Westward

So much has happened in the last few weeks! If you follow me on instagram,  you saw that I was in NY for labor day weekend with my friends at a lake house. Last Sunday we went to the Creative Arts Emmys. Feng and his crew (Quest Crew) got nominated for Outstanding Choreography. and THEY WON! The last thing I can think about is what to wear to work and out on the weekends. That's why I love tshirt dresses, I can slip them on, and know that I'm dressed up enough for work and for any spontaneous happy hour, or brunch. No need to match a top and a bottom, just easy.. and breezy ;)

Photographer: FENG
Styling: Courtney Yeh
Dress - VILA/Asos | Watch - Nixon | Sunglasses - Westward Leaning | Sandals - MK 

Pretty in Pink

I own one thing in pink... and it's the lid to my coffee tumbler. I was never a big fan of pink, maybe because it feels very feminine, and I'm a black, white and grey kind of girl. Lately I've been seeing a lot of pink on my Pinterest feed, so I wanted to bring some color onto the blog, and share some interiors that will make you (as Refinery called it) rethink pink!

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red white blue

I'll be spending my labor day weekend at a lake house in upstate New York with some close friends and their family. This will be my first time "celebrating" labor day. How American of me! :) So why not celebrate with a red white and blue post!.. JK it was not intentional... Though we're only going for 3 days, I'm super excited to travel out of LA and get some lake action into my water sports repertoire. Yay to these American holidays! 

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Photographer: Jonathan Shih / Vibrvncy
Styling: Courtney Yeh
top - topshop | tank - club monaco | pants - c/meo collective | sunglasses - steven alan

Flo

This is Flo. We met in Hong Kong when we were 14 years old while we were dancing and singing for a non-profit musical performance. Our lives never crossed paths after that, since we went to different high schools and different colleges. A few months ago, I got an Instagram DM saying she was in LA! We decided that we had to meet up and do a shoot together! Here it is! :)

Photographer: Courtney Yeh
Model: Florence Tsai

Bold Wings

I've been a little obsessed with dresses lately - and it's because it's easier to choose one piece to wear in the morning, than match a top and a bottom. It's the lazier version but the more put-together version - it's a win win! I tried Rent the Runway for the first time last weekend and it was a great experience! The package arrived on Friday newly dry cleaned and neatly placed in a blue garment bag. I wore the dress on Saturday, and shipped it back on Monday morning. They also had this clutch that I've been eyeing for awhile, so I got to test it out for the weekend. 

Photographer: JUSTFENG
Dress - Rachel Comey | Clutch - Opening Ceremony 

Shifting to Fall

I'm slowly transitioning my wardrobe to Fall colors and textures. Get ready for lots of toffee colored tops, camel suede skirts, and olive green sweaters. If you need a color reference, just google Kanye's clothing line. 

Photographer: Allan Lin
Top - Fifth Label | Bottom - Fifth Label | Sandals - Steve Madden | Sunnies - Urban Outfitters

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Hello Dark Walls, My Old Friend

All these moody wall colors are giving me the feels! There's something about this dark walls + velvet furniture that gives the room a sense of decadence, without being too overwhelming. I've also always had this dream to have a single dark accent wall that was covered with framed black and white photographs and paintings. These photos are spurring on that urge to impulsively paint one of my walls black, ASAP.

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- Nat
 

The Open Road

Happy Friday friends! Nothin' better than a full day wearing flip flops, t-shirt and jeans shorts. :) 

Photographer // Allan Lin
In collaboration with Urban Outfitters