LA always reminds me of my university days, back when I had the privilege of attending UCLA. Coincidentally, Chase, my photographer for this shoot, is also a UCLA alumni from the Anderson School of Business. Background story about these photos: my brother and I decided to wait in line for the Daft Punk exhibition at Maxfield on Melrose the very first day it started. The line was tremendously long, and since we knew we had a couple of hours ahead of us, I asked Chase to swing by the area instead of shooting at a location we had previously planned on. My angel of a brother kept our place in line while Chase and I walked around the block to take these photos. Killing two birds with one stone, sort of.

ロサンゼルスへ帰る度に、カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校に通っていた大学時代を思い出します。そして偶然、今回の写真を撮ってくれたカメラマンも同じ大学を卒業してたんです。実は、この撮影をした日、弟とMaxfieldというブティックでDaft Punkのミニ博物館に行ってみたいね、という話になったのですが、いざ到着したら行列が長過ぎて。。数時間は待たないといけないことが発覚し、その時間を使って近辺でカメラマンに撮影してもらうことにしました。撮影してた間、文句を言わず列で待っててくれた弟に感謝。そして、もともと撮影しようと決めていた場所と変わってしまったのにも関わらず、心良くメルローズの方に来てくれたカメラマンにも感謝!時間を有利に使い、こんなに良い写真が撮れたんだもの。

Chase captured my LA-inspired, elegant x street chic outfit so well by getting the right angles, and also keeping the vibrance level down, giving the photos a cool, vintage feel. While I do love going all out with my street style sometimes, I adore feminine elements like this cropped lace top with bell sleeves and the dainty cat-eye sunnies. Paired with these ultra-destroyed jeans and the leather jacket, I think I achieved a good balance of elegant and casual.

カメラマンのチェイスさんは、見事私のロサンゼルス風ストリートスタイルをぴったりの雰囲気に仕上げてくれました。色合いも少しヴィンテージ感が出ていて、特にレースのトップスに合っていると思いました。すごくカジュアルスタイルも好きなのですが、たまには女性らしさを取り入れるものすきなので、合わさった感じが程よいバランスになりました。でもやはり、レザーとデニムは手放せません。ロサンゼルススタイルには必須アイテムです!

Even though it’s still coat season in Tokyo, in a few weeks it should be warm enough for me to wear lighter layers like this. And next week is Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, so I’m looking forward to be inspired by the spring/summer trends around me, as well as the fall/winter collections coming up. While I still have a lot more photos from my LA trip to post on my blog, I’m excited for some upcoming photo shoots this month that I’ll be sharing later on, too. I’m feeling so inspired these days, are you? 🙂

東京は未だにコートがないとまだ寒いのですが、あと数週間したら春ですね。そろそろこんな感じの薄着コーデを着るのが楽しみです。そして、来週はいよいよアマゾンファッションウィーク。周りの春スタイルで沢山の刺激やインスピレーションを受けたいです。まだアップしていないロスの写真が沢山あるので、どんどんアップしていきたいと思います。今月の撮影企画も楽しみ!最近、色んな意味で刺激を受けています。皆さんはどうですか?

 

Rim.Ark jacket, Zara top, Urban Outfitters jeans, Kendall + Kylie boots, Dezso clutch, zeroUV sunglasses

 

All photos by Chase Shi

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I love coming to your blog because your photos are always amazing and you definitely inspire me! I love how much thought you put into each shoot and it really shows!

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Ok obsessed with that Zara lace top. I have a similar one in red except there’s no sleeves! You look so pretty!

xo, Josie
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I love the collaboration. Your lace top is beautiful and has the dramatic sleeves that are really in. I’ve never heard of Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, but it sounds like a cool event. I’m glad your inspired cause your looks are always on point! I’m feeling inspired, the warmer weather is helping in that.

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Love those jeans and your lace top is super cute. I need this whole look.

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Love the black lace top, you can wear that with so much, dress it up or down.Looks great on you 🙂
xx, gracie
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I really do love the combination of textures here. With the feminine (yet sexy) lace top paired together with distressed denim, and add in the leather jacket. It’s killer! Plus those cat-eye sunnies are what dreams are made of. Loving this from top to bottom. Was the Daft Punk exhibition fun??

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The crazy thing is, we waited over 4 hours and still couldn’t get in.. otherwise i would’ve done a separate post about it.. so sad lol

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You look great. I love your mix of vintage, edge and a little bit of that LA vibe. I hope you had a great trip!

Xo,
Miki
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I’m living for this look! Love the rocker / bad-ass inspired outfit. 🙂

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Loving the lace and leather look for an LA day! xo, Jessica thisseasonsgold.com

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You look absolutely gorgeous, babe! I looove this look from head to toe. Definitely the perfect combination of edgy and chic. So cool you got to see Daft Punk!

xo, Jo
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Love how you were able to kill two birds in one stone hah! These photos came out amazing! I’d love to steal this outfit. It’s so edgy chic with the lace and leather combo. Distressed jeans are always my fave 🙂

With love,
Jenn
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Okay, you need to work with Chase more on your pics…what an amazing job he did, along with your edgy and incredible style 🙂 I didn’t know you attended UCLA either; that’s like everyone’s dream to attend that school!

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Such a gorgeous look Sam!! Love this black lace top so elegant and stunning.
You mixed perfect with this ripped jeans.

xoxo
Marcy

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Definitely a good balance of elegant and street, love it! And Chase captured it beautifully

The Quirky Queer

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That’s so cool!! How was the Daft Punk exhibit? Chase is such a good photographer. I worked with him earlier last year! Great photos babe!!

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girl I just love your style! such beautiful shots and killer rock n roll look! I wish I had made it to that exhibition!

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Oh looking forward to seeing what you wear for fashion week!! Sounds like fun! Love the lace and leather together! Seriously the best combo!
xx Jenelle
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Beautiful look Samantha nice top, sunnies , jacket and boots.
I can’t wait to see your Tokyo Fashion Week looks.
Have a nice day !!
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Eva

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This long sleeve black lace top is perfection!

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I’m both excited about the warmer weather that is slowly paving its way over here too and excited about your outfit as well. Like you said, you do the over the top and all over the place looks incredibly well, but you also do the more subtle street meets elegance looks so well! Just goes to show how versatile you are. And isn’t it funny that spontaneous locations sometimes are the best ones at the end of the day instead of the intended ones? 🙂
xoxo
Thomas

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That lace top is absolutely gorgeous! I love the neckline.
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You’re so lucky having such a nice brother. I don’t have any brother or sister.
Very good you spend your waiting time to make these gorgeous photo’s. Love the jeans,
Charissa. http://www.ladygoldapple.com

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Loving this sexy, chic and edgy look! You rock Samantha. I looove how you put everything together! <3

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Your pictures are so stunning, wow!!! you look so gorgeous in every shot, pure perfection!!! love the entire look!! happy weekend, Samantha!!!

xx, Gina

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Brothers make perfect place holders! That’s what they’re for right? Love how you killed two birds with one stone, lol. I need a pair of your jeans. Super chic!!!

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i love the lace detailing on your top! you look so gorgeous as always. hope you’re having a great week! xo, sharon

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That Daft Punk exhibit sounds so cool! Love this look. I call it Rocker Romantic. Looking lovely in lace! Can’t wait to see pics from Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo.

xx Yasmin
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Chic and elegant outfit!!
Your brother is so kind♡
Chase are so great!!

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LA style is so special and you look amazing! You fit perfectly into it and that lace is gorgeous!
Jordan xx
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That is so true Samantha, you can do elegance and street chic and so effortlessly blend the two and look amazing from head to toe! I don’t think many people out there can mix a moto jacket, distressed denims, lace top, and cat eyes like how you did so well babe!! You are truly an inspiration :). Have a lovely week ahead and can’t wait to see your shoots at Amazon Fashion Week! 🙂 xo~ Lena
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in loooove with these photos, those sunnies are so cool
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I love how this look looks edgy and chic all at the same time.

p.s. you have great poses in all your shots!

The Hidden Thimble

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Had no idea you went to UCLA, that’s my home. I love this look and want that jeans girl.

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I see that you’re in LA. so jealous of the gorgeous weather over there! you look so elegant on that black lace top! I love it so much

xxx
Thenewgirl

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How cool, I’m a UCLA alumni too!! Your outfit is so amazing. I like the lace top that really elevates the look, as well as the jacket. The jeans give it a more laid-back look making it more wearable for different occasions.

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