The Real Sasha Fierce

Sasha Fierce 1 You know those girls that you see when you're out and about at a bar, store, or restaurant that you simply can't stop staring at, all of a sudden realizing that you've become completely obsessed with them without even knowing it? Well today's inspiration Angelina pretty much has that effect on me... every single time. With a natural ease that instantly makes her everyone's bestie but with the low key epic swagger of Sasha Fierce (aka Beyonce), Angelina knocks everyone automatically dead when she walks into a room. Born and raised in LA but now a year long resident in the Big Apple, Angelina's been able to incorporate her spicy Cali ways into the ever changing weathers of NY. Really loving the androgynous boyish school girl vibe that's taking over this fall, Angelina gets her main point of wardrobe inspiration from her grandma who would mix and match with her grandpa's closet-- bringing in that feminine touch with statement accessories. Getting inspired in the city that never sleeps, Angelina and her co-partner Milo (featured as a previous inspiration) started a clothing line called IIA (short for Insomnia) that sets out to encourage and inspire ambitious teens to build on their creative paths through streetart, music, photos, and fashion. With today's outfit that's simple and sweet with just the bold letters of IIA across her chest, it's easy to see (even through just these pics) why Angelina truly doesn't even need more than that to be a fashion killa.

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Top: IIA NYC // Bottoms: Wasteland // Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo // Purse: Rachel Roy // Sunglasses: miu miu // Jewelry: IIA NYC (cuff bracelets), Fendi (watch)

NYFW Spring 2014: Street Style

If there was one thing that was equally or possibly even more popular than seeing the shows at NYFW, it was seeing the ensembles of all fashionista attendees. I heard there was going to be some street style watching going on, but definitely didn't expect it to be like it actually was when I rolled up to Lincoln Center. From professional photographers like The Sartorialist to mere fashion onlookers and lovers snapping photos on their iPhones, the definition of paparazzi was taken to a whole new level during Fashion Week. Whether you're a designer, celebrity, blogger, or simply an attendee, people stop you for your good style and taste and ask to snap a pic (or casually do so paparazzi-style as you're walking by). And rightfully so! Because lemme tell you Fashionlainers, people brought it full force this Spring 2014 Fashion Week. And being one that didn't want to feel left out of the company, I too chimed into this street style craze, sharing some of my favorite outfits below that I snapped around town in NYC.

Black or White? Typically it's one or the other for me. Or if it's mixed together, it's usually in subtle solid forms, not so much checkered or striped patterns. But these two girls caught my eye the second I saw them, giving me a major lesson in not only how to mix my two favorite colors together, but how to mix and match some patterns as well while we're at it.

These two super cute Italians were so beyond with their outfits that I had to ask them if I could take their picture literally seconds after they sat down for lunch. With a white embellished jacket and a gorgeous peach dress with a pop of neon underneath, I instantly wanted both of their outfits ASAP.

Only a few can really slay the all black look, and only fewer can throw a cap on top of it and still make this look uber chic, dressy and upscale. From head to toe, this outfit was beyond perfection, making me shocked about why I never thought this combo up myself and making me instantly want to run home and throw on a cap with a heels.

As it has been evident lately on my blog, I've become a lover of hats. Yet, not being able to take the hat craze too far yet, my fedoras and floppys have remained of solid, neutral, and user friendly colors and styles. But this girl showed me that it's ok and actually easy to werq it in a hat that has both a pattern and mix of colors.

Not to be mistaken for Will Smith and his Fresh Prince of Bel Airs days, this guy stepped it up with what I deemed a modern take on young Will with a fly vest, button down, and slacks-- making his outfit perfect for a transition from day to night. (Phone case holder turned into stylish almost fanny pack included).

Recently becoming an obsessor of having tops and bottoms that match in patterns, I practically oogled over this girl's outfit for like 15 minutes. Whether in spring, summer, fall or winter, this look is definitely on the rise this year and needs to be considered as a must in everyone's closets.

Crop top, blazer, colored skirt, and are those sandals?? This girl's outfit was probably one of my favorites all week (and probably the most comfortable!). With a style and look that could've been easily confused for a celeb, all subtle yet well thought out mixes together of everything from articles of clothing to accessories made for an epic look.

Jeans to a fashion show? I would have never thought it. But when I came across these two, the jeans were the last thing I noticed about their attires. Showing that it's really about what you pair your pieces with to make for a hit look, with a silver metal bow tie and a beyond amaze floral headband, it was really all about their accessories that got people wanting to snap pics of these two.

No need to outdo yourself or others around you to get other's attentions. These two guys showed that throwing on a (not so) simple necklace and adding an extra umph of swag is really all that's needed sometimes to make a look chic.

International Trendsetter

From Germany to San Diego to Los Angeles to New York, my inspiration of the day has been introducing everyone around the world with his style and grace. Always being subtle with his choices in clothing and never letting his outfits overpower his overall look, I've always been a huge fan of Milo and his style since day one. Being one that used to have loud and bright colors setting the tone of his ensembles, Milo has switched up his game, going back to the black and white basics and letting him and his style speak for themselves. With just a hint of plaid detail on the sleeves of his shirt and throwing on some Y-3s to make his outfit go from plain to extra swagged, what adds on to finalizing and perfecting this overall look is no doubt the cap that spells out the initials "IIA". Not typically a huge fan of wearing logos himself, Milo has co-founded the streetwear line IIA that combines his classy yet swagger ways, creating a cool and fun logo that everyone (including myself) is already wanting more of. Getting the attention of people like The Weeknd and only getting a brief taste of what's to come, I can definitely say that I'm excited to see the future for this international trendsetter.

 

Shirt: Penguin // Pants: Uniqlo // Shoes: Y-3 // Hat: IIA // Bracelet: IIA