What It’s Like to Style a Music Video + The Premiere of “The Comeback”

Fashion is my genuine passion and primary source of creativity. Looking through runway archives is like wandering around an art museum. One of my favorite pastimes is viewing street style from around the world on social media, to use as inspiration for my personal style. For as long as I can remember, my dream career was to work in the creative field of styling. While I was in college, I worked as a celebrity wardrobe stylist, which I talk about here. A lot has changed this past year, which has led me to rethink what I want to do. Lately, I’ve been learning more towardsRead More →

An Open Letter to the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, It was St. Patrick’s Day, and I hadn’t thought to take the world’s events seriously yet. Yes, there were coronavirus cases growing in Los Angeles County, but like any person of my age, I felt invincible. I still enjoyed time with a few friends, drinking and dancing, unaware of anything that was to come that week (call me naïve). I woke up the next morning in wonderful spirits until I saw that I had an unusual amount of notifications in my school email. The first one I saw read: Important Updates About Spring Semester. Bracing myself as I opened it, IRead More →

Everything You Wanted To Know About Being A Celebrity Stylist

Before I started A Girl in LA I worked in various fashion PR showrooms in downtown Los Angeles. One of the many aspects of my job was to assist the stylists that came in. This meant helping them find the ideal clothing options for their celebrity clients. The goal is to get the designers’ pieces good press, which is done by being featured on the red carpet, at award shows, in editorial shoots, and at media events—basically anything that will get people talking because of who’s wearing it. My job consisted of showing the stylists new designs, offering style suggestions, photographing the finished look soRead More →

How Los Angeles Plays A Role in Valley Girl Apothecary’s Incredible Candle Scents

Every now and then I find a candle company that I become obsessed with. I’ll go out and purchase an assortment of scents and place them in various spots around my apartment. For me, music and candles go hand in hand—I’ll rotate them depending on what playlist I’m listening to. Currently, my obsession lies with Valley Girl Apothecary. These handmade, 100% soy candles smell absolutely amazinggg, and as I sit here blasting Free Fallin’ I have the Ventura Blvd candle lit. The combination of coffee and vanilla has me mentally chilling somewhere in The Valley. Another one of my favorites is Valley Nights because theRead More →

What I Learned From The Personality Test I Had To Take In College

My first assignment in my business communications and ethics class was to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Initially, I thought it was odd that my professor was asking her students to take this sort of personality test. Little did I know this questionnaire would reveal so much about myself (and my character), and help me get a better understanding on why I operate and think the way that I do.  Psychiatrist Carl Jung believed that we experience the world using four principal psychological functions based on conceptual theory, with one of each being dominant over the other. Extraversion or Introversion (how you focus your attention:Read More →

How To Use A Planner Effectively

This past December I did something different to help me stay organized. I purchased a planner, along with stickers, gel pens, sticky notes, and colorful accessories. It brought me back to my childhood when I’d pick one out each August as I anticipated the first day of school. As January 1st approached, I began by decorating the pages and filling in the important dates. Looking back, the last time I did this was about ten years ago. I had gotten into the routine of using a calendar app on my phone, or typing relevant info into my notes and reminders. I had thought about creatingRead More →

New Year's Goals

Back in November I thought about what I wanted to achieve for 2019. While 2018 was an amazing year both personal and career-wise, I wanted to plan out the upcoming year ahead of time. Instead of making a list of New Year’s resolutions, I created a list of New Year’s goals. The difference being that resolutions tend to be black or white, while goals can be steps that you can take to achieve your main objective. I thought long and hard and visualized what I wanted to change in my career, personal life, and in my relationships. Here’s what I came up with. Set asideRead More →

Achieving goals

As a Type A person I thrive on organization and planning. I have never been able to do things spontaneously and that’s why I’m a big fan of goal planning. Whenever I think of something I’d like to achieve I’ll jot it down in my iPhone or in my planner. At the end of each month I’ll look over what I’ve written down and I’ll create a list of goals that I would like to achieve for the month ahead and when I want to accomplish them by. These are the goal planning tools I use: The SMART acronym: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.Read More →

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a business self-help book I was introduced to during my Business Management program while in school for fashion design. I was never thrilled to have to read for class, but I became hooked on this one. It’s written by Stephen Covey and became one of his best-sellers, selling over 25 million copies worldwide. After reading it, I became inspired, and I felt heavily influenced to align my goals and ambitions to these habits. The 7 Habits are as follows; Be Proactive, Being with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand,Read More →

How to Spring Clean your Life

Once it becomes a little brighter out, we tend to want to tidy up our surroundings and make things a little neater. We organize our homes, maybe clean out our cars, or give our plants a long overdue watering. You may also check off the annual “spring cleaning” tasks that are on your list but it takes more than just vacuuming your living room, or deep cleaning your bathroom to refresh your life. It goes a lot deeper–something that you’ve been meaning to do because you know it will make you happy, but maybe you’ve been avoiding it, or you just haven’t gotten around toRead More →