We're in 2017 while Alessandro Michele is in 3017: An Exploration of the Gucci FW 2017/2018 Collection

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Watching the Gucci Autumn Winter 2017/2018 show this past fashion week is like stepping into a new dimension: models walking the runway through long glass tunnels and neon lights illuminating the halls encompassing an ominous pyramid in the center. But at further glance, it's impossible not to notice the looks worn by a slew of the models. There are canes, umbrellas, and fanny packs paired with long tiered skirts, turtlenecks, and capes. The space-age granny vibe is from a cutting edge universe, fresh out of the imaginative mind of Alessandro Michele.

Shine bright like a body suit.  

Shine bright like a body suit.  

Michele's Autumn Winter 2017/2018 collection for Gucci is as much a call for a futuristic fashion movement as it is for a longing of the past. His approach to this juxtaposition of aesthetics is overall an exploration of modesty in an age of seemingly constant reveal- through clothes, personal life, and social life. He questions what it means to be conservative and daring in the same moment, best shown through a sequin full body suit that covers every inch of the body and head, but that creates a curious sexuality in its glittery, skin tight mesh form. The opposition between modern and vintage trends seamlessly mold into a brilliantly unique collection, crafting an other worldly magic that brings character into clothes.

Space meets vintage in this long black dress. 

Space meets vintage in this long black dress. 

“I’m trying to follow my rules, not fashion rules,” Michele tells Vogue writer Sarah Mower backstage at the show. If one thing is for certain, it is that Michele will always be himself, and that is the ideology that shows through in this collection. Whatever comes next is sure to surprise. From earth to the universe, Alessandro.

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reflection on the summer...

As we enter into fall, I began thinking about the past few months, all the ups and downs and changes I faced. I left my entire life in San Francisco to move to Los Angeles for the summer, and it ended up being the best decision I ever made. I had an amazing internship at LA based shoe company NewbarK under the guidance of stylist Marjan Malakpour and the rest of the NewbarK team, and truly felt like I found nirvana in the city. Everything seemed to fall into place, and I hadn't felt that in a very long time. 

There is now way I could thank Los Angeles enough.

Thank you NewbarK team, Marjan, Billy, Lana, Trang, Jensy, Eddie, Francisco, Aleena.. you're all my muses. 

Thank you to Maria for letting me stay in the most beautiful home and provide me an amazing place to live.

Thank you to Maya for being my best friend down there and for being my other half. 

I LOVE YOU LOS ANGELES


MOCA in July

My lovely friend and LA tour guide, Maya (floraabub.com), has been taking me to all the spots. First on her artsy mission to get me cultured was a trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown LA. While all was beautiful, our highlight of the night was Kahlil Joseph's short film "Double Conscience" based around Kendrick Lamar's album "good kid, m.a.a.d city", featuring scenes of the youth culture in Compton. It was the most visually and audibly stunning exhibit I saw.  It ends on August 16th, so make sure to stop by and be stunned. Enjoy babes x  

"Double Conscience" by Kahlil Joseph and  Kendrick Lamar

"Double Conscience" by Kahlil Joseph and  Kendrick Lamar

Maya, me, and some cows.

Maya, me, and some cows.