Inspiration

My Mood Board: September

September Mood Board

September marks the begin of my favorite season in fashion. Although the temperatures where I live are currently sweltering, I know that autumn is just on the horizon. Along with the seasonal change, there are dazzling magazine covers, new and fashionable television programs, fierce Fashion Week shows and, in my humble opinion, an all around upgrade in style choices by fashionistas everywhere. It was all of this that inspired me to create my very own mood board for the month. This collage of looks combines my favorites from runway collections, magazine spreads, Tumblr posts, online shops, vintage TV shows and even mixtape covers to create a general aesthetic that I would describe as edgy yet playful, polished yet soft, neutral yet colorful, androgynous yet feminine. The jumble of photos may seem a bit all over the place, but it’s exactly what I was going for, and I’m excited to begin styling from it (and to get out of this heat)! (more…)

The Blueprint

The Blueprint

I’m normally a pretty neutral dresser–blacks, whites, grays, browns, denims. But every season, I find myself obsessing over a certain, unusual hue on the color wheel. This past spring, it was tangerine orange. This was especially interesting because, ever since Nickelodeon painted the screen with the plasticky pigment, I’ve hated the color orange. But I found myself inexplicably gravitating toward it in every store. I bought a bright orange blazer and an orange sleeveless top, frequently rocked coral-orange eyeshadow and nail polish, and even bought an orange lipstick.

While I was home for the weekend, I had to make a Forever 21 run. (Since the shopping in my college town is less than limited, it would be a sin not to.) And I stumbled upon this stunning Blue Man Group-colored scarf that I just had to have. I also eyeballed an electric blue cross-body bag, and some royal blue nail polish, and realized, I’ve found my shade for the season: bright, cobalt blue. (more…)

Stay Gold

First things first: I, Poppa .. have not been posting enough. I’ve been a tad bit busy, but I want to avoid neglecting this blog too much. So, I put together a look inspired by one of my current favorite songs. Bondax’s “Gold (Snakeships Bootleg)” is on repeat for me right now, as it should be for you. Especially if you’re wearing an awesome pair of holographic ankle strap heels, the coolest sunglasses invented, and a vivid red-orange lip. (more…)

Treasure

I don’t know if there is anything that inspires me more than music (which is why almost all of my posts are named after songs). Bruno Mars’ latest “Treasure” and the video are absolutely adorable to me. They make me want to tie up some rollerskates, do a few laps around the rink with my hair feathered out like the late Ms. Fawcett, and ultimately create a styled look. So here it is! Let me know what you think about the look and the video, which I’ll post below. Enjoy! (more…)

Dance With My Father

Yesterday (or earlier today, rather) was Father’s Day, and I am so grateful that I was able to let my Pops know how much I appreciate him. He is truly one of my best friends, and I hope that one day, I’m able to give him even a fraction of what he has given me. He is also one of the flyest dressers I know (even if I did have to beg him to let go of the fanny pack). The man is just the coolest. (more…)