Rei Kawakubo – Comme des Garçons

On the top of my list of things to do while we’re in New York is The Met. The special exhibit I wanted to see was “Rei Kawakubo – Comme des Garçons – Art of the In Between.” We didn’t waste any time when we got there. My mom, brother, cousin, auntie, and I went straight up stairs to the exhibit. It was beyond crowded and noisy in there. People talking and crowding around the different collections. I really loved how each collection was named, like “Child/Adult” or “Birth/Marriage/Death” and how some were more hidden. The whole room was white, so everything really stood out.

My favorite collections:

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i really like how abstract the top is. i was wondering what it was made out of. this was one of the few that had unfinished seams showing.
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i love the look on the left; how it’s a business suit but with extra billowy sleeves.
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this look was less out going compared to the other ones. the hair also reminded me of jimmy neutron.
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i really wanted to touch this to see how lush and soft it was.
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these neutral colored looks at the top were one of the first things that caught my attention.
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these were my absolute favorite. i loved all the different colors, patterns, and fabrics; but it all works together as one. they looked like asian warriors.
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this was very interesting (i mean all the looks were interesting) but this was something that defied description.
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a lot of the comme des garçons forms were broad/wide but these two bridal forms were slim. i like how the flowers were tied in. there was also texture printed onto the fabrics.
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this look was constantly surrounded by people. it was hard to actually see it

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The Comme des Garçons gift shop had their iconic converse collab, shirts, bags, and books. I really wanted a yellow shirt but both were over $100!

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love,
laur

 

 

SweetSexySavage

“YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT I GET LIKE…YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT I GET LIKE, GET LIKE THIS FOR.” This is how I lost my voice the next day. Singing at the top of my lungs at Kehlani’s Sweet Sexy Savage tour concert at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.

The concert was a night to remember. An open air venue on a warm night. Singing and dancing with my best friends, Maya and Kailani, and also other strangers around us. Kehlani was amazing and so were her openers. It was a perfect way to start summer.

But before the show began, there was plenty going on. While we were in line we saw Noodles drive past the line slapping SOB’s Anti. A couple of girls were drinking as much alcohol as they could cause they couldn’t bring it in. A group of girls were playing SOB, HBK GANG, P-Lo, and other Bay Area artists. It was obnoxious but even more obnoxious were the girls talking straight mess about the music. “SOB is trash.” “My friends knew them before they were famous.”

Once we got in, Maya and I copped a SSS shirt and lani got a Noodles hat. We weren’t in the pit but we had a really great spot. It’s cool cause if we were in the pit we wouldn’t have been able to see.

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Marteen, 16 yr old from the bay, performed a few of his songs and an acoustic cover of  “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars.
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Jahkoy, a Soundcloud artist from Canada

While Jahkoy was performing, two girls just a little bit older than us came over. They asked us who he was and I said, “A Soundcloud artist” and they were like, “Wooowww Soundcloud artist huh,” all sarcastic (it reminded me of how my friend Andrea and I joke around). The girls took a selfie with us and then made their way into the pit, trying to bring us along. I wish we got their snapchat lol.

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Ella Mai, artist from London

My friend Maya and I were like, “She has to sing ‘She Don’t’ as her closing song,” which is our favorite song by her. And she did. We sang every word and this girl next to us was hyping us up.

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Noodles, the DJ; one of Kehlani’s best friends and a bay area native

Noodles was slapping that music, playing hella bay songs such as “Blow The Whistle”, “Feelin Myself”, “Cupcake no Fillin”, “Big Tymin”, “How Does It Feel”, and “Anti”. She also played good songs that get you hyped up like “Push Me To The Edge”, “HUMBLE.”, and “Why You Always Hatin”.

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Of course now… KEHLANI

Kehlani was on stage in a bralette and wide-legged pants that button up on the outer side seams. She is an amazing performer and is so sweet and down to earth, too. She said that she walked that stage during her high school graduation and this was one of her most important performances yet. She sang most of her songs off of SweetSexySavage and a few throwbacks, too. In between songs, she gave short talks that were inspirational, about spreading good energy, love, and positivity.

2017-06-Events-Concerts-Kehlani-SSS-Kehlani-KidsWhen Kehlani sang “Advice” this little girl was crying, so Kehlani brought her on stage. IT WAS THE CUTEST THING EVER. So while singing along, I started to cry lmao. After she brought that little girl on stage she told all the kids 10 and under to come on stage on her closing song “CRZY”. Everyone around us was joking, “Can I be under 10?!?”

2017-06-Events-Concerts-Kehlani-SSS-Kehlani-Kids-CrzyDuring CRZY all the little kids got to dance with her on stage. (When it came to a bad word in the song Kehlani would skip it aha.) During CRZY I was dancing and singing and this drunk girl gave me and all my friends a hugs saying, “OMG I love you guys!”

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Afterwards our voices hurt but it was definitely worth it. I will forever remember this night.

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afterwards we met up with some of my other friends that went.

love,
laur

West Coast Craft Summer ’17

I skipped last week’s post because it was finals week, but I’m happy to say freshman year of high school is over (but bittersweet)! AND IT’S FINALLY SUMMER BREAK! Normally I would have slept in the first weekend of break, but I got up extra early to go to West Coast Craft. I thought it was the best year yet for the show. The last time I went everything looked the same: denim, indigo colored/dyed, and lots and lots of BRASS. Well, there was still a lot of brass this year but still…it was better.

West Coast Craft is a weekend event and creatives showcase their goods in booths. It was good for style watching. I saw a lot of people (both sellers and buyers) wearing some fire outfits–cropped wide-legged pants, overalls, ankle-length jackets, and layering. I should’ve taken some pictures of the outfits, but it was so crowded.

In front of the the building there were food trucks and a farmers’ market.  At J Shack you can create your own crepe or they have different types of sweet or savory crepes to choose from.

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My friend Maya and I went to J Shack to split a crepe that had nutella, strawberries, bananas, and green tea ice cream. IT WAS HELLA GOOD, but probably too early in the morning to be eating it though hah.

Once we got in, we scoped the place out and walked around to all the booths to take notes on what we liked. Then we walked around a second time to pick up a few things we did like and were in our price range… a lot things were pretty expensive!

Cute booths:

MOON COLLECTIVE — A lifestyle brand based in SF/Honolulu.

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REALLY LIKED THAT TIGER SHIRT
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love their booth & peep the painted air force 1 high tops
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pick ups for father’s day…want that shirt for myself lmao

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LEISURE RULES — A clothing brand also based in SF

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i really liked this simple embroidered champion crewneck
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some hoodies

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STUDIO LOS ANGELES: (they currently don’t have a website but their instagram is @shopstudiola )

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I WOULD TOTALLY WEAR THIS WATCHING SET
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(I was inspired by these pants. I want to make something like them)

J’AIME LABEL — curated vintage items, absolutely love

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I copped these vintage sunglasses, and I’m in love with them!

Going to West Coast Craft made me so inspired to make things and sell them. Maybe I’ll apply one day!

love,
laur