So I cut off all my blonde locks and I feel so refreshed! I had made an appointment in May with my hairstylist Anna Lee at Chaz Dean Studio in Hollywood, CA and waited two months for her to work her magic on my hair. I initially had no idea what I wanted to do with my hair and previously viewing her work I trusted her and told her to do whatever she wanted with my hair. She told me my hair was overly processed from the bleach and that she wanted to cut it all off! I previously had short hair before but this has to he the shortest it's ever been and I'm loving it! I would highly recommend you to her, but she has a long wait so make an appointment quick! I will be returning to her in the future hopefully for some new color or maybe a different hair cut!
As my taste evolved through out the years, I have to say majority of what I listen to now originated from my eldest brother Nghi, as I can recall from the first time meeting him he always looked different from everyone else and I think that's what really lured me to be inspired by him. Today as I spent my day with him and his girlfriend Brooke he asked me if I remembered when I was little and how I would always get mad at him when he played The Velvet Underground- Stephanie Says. Of course being a 3-5 year old girl I would be annoyed but as he played it for me today, I was of course in love with the song. Something I'll never forget is the day he took me to go see The Cure live at the Pantages theater in Hollywood, CA, back in 2011. I think from that point on I was musically inspired and wanted to acquire new taste in music, so thank you big bro for inspiring me. Above is a cover that he played for me by Emiliana Torrini.
Can we just talk about how in love I am with Saint Laurent's SS 2015 menswear? I absolutely adore Hedi Slimane and ever since he became the creative director for Saint Laurent I have to say his inspiration for the designs are so amazing. If you love that classic rock n roll/ 1960's look you will love Saint Laurent, also the music that they play for the runway is great. Check out Cherry Glazerr a young and up coming band from LA, CA that was featured in Saint Laurent's F/W 14.
Initially today Edward and I were suppose to go see the Mike Kelley exhibit but instead we went to Santa Monica and just sun bathed. I only took one photo because the beach was overly crowded and it was quite a spontaneous trip and I wasn't really prepared. Since it was a good 77 degrees at the beach I decided not to go into the water and just soak up the sun!
So during the month of January my friend Flora and I took a trip up to San Francisco to meet up with an old friend from high school, Jonathan. We crashed at Jonathan's place for the weekend and it was a much needed short vacation. On the first day after we arrived we spent the day in the Marina then had some traditional Filipino food in Daly City with my cousin and some of his friends. The second day Flora and I met up with her cousin then we went to the Fisherman's Wharf and had Boudins for lunch, luckily her cousin was generous enough to lend us her car for the whole day! We then headed to the very popular and super crowded Haight Street, we spent majority of our time exploring the little shops and walking up and down the street. I have to say Haight Street really reminded me of Venice beach in Los Angeles, CA. Later that night we went ice skating in Downtown SF it was so beautiful and honestly very painful I was super sore the next day. On our last day my friend Jonathan and I went to the Mission for some quick breakfast then rushed all the way over to the bus stop and back to LA we were. I seriously miss San Francisco and it's cold foggy weather, I wish I could go back!
Moses Sumney, Make Music Pasadena 6/7/14
Sylvan Esso, Make Music Pasadena 6/7/14
How convenient was it that Moses Sumney and Sylvan Esso were both performing on the same stage and one right after another. During June 7th, 2014 I attend Make Music Pasadena, a free music festival held every year in Pasadena, CA. I arrived right at 2 just in time to see Moses perform, though the crowd was small it was a very enjoyable experience. It was definitely one of the calmest music performances I have ever been to, he performed some songs from his Mid-City Island album, a cover, and performed a live loop on one of his new upcoming songs. I would say that the performance was very intamate. If you haven't heard any of his songs I would highly recommend Plastic and Alchemy.
Sylvan Esso performed at 3:30 and the crowd grew larger, their music was very up beat and the performance was very lively. Amelia, the singer/song writer of the two person duo had some killer dance moves that went very well with the music. They performed every song from their self titled album Sylvan Esso, some songs I would recommend are Coffee and Hey Mami. Oh! lets not forget the shoes she was wearing, they were the cutest clogs I've ever seen, I want to say they were the clogs from Alexa Chung x Madewells collection in 2010.
We planned on seeing Saint Motel right after but my friend and I got lost because we thought the stage was out of the general area, ugh sucks! At least we made it back in time for Yuna, too bad we had to maneuver our way through the crowd to actually see her. She was great and the crowd was huge! Her song Lullaby has been stuck in my head ever since, check it out on my blog if you want to listen. Afterwards we were planning on seeing Surfer blood but then we missed out because we thought we had enough time to eat and the sad part is we didn't even eat! Besides missing Saint Motel and Surfer Blood I really regret not bring my DSLR, my iPhone's quality wasn't really doing it for me. Overall I had a great experience and saw some great performers at Make Music Pasadena.