Month: March 2012

A Very Brief Interview with Anastasia Hisel

One day this model walks into the New York loft I was staying for the week. She tells me her story – her modeling agency asked her to change her hair color and cut it short because she looks just like another model. Therefore she 

Fashion Event at HULT University

Fashion Event at HULT University

Maja Trolle, a HULT University alumni, asked me to be a speaker at her event. It was a weird experience being part of a panel in front of a crowd of MBA students from all over the world. But I put aside being nervous and 

A Very Brief Interview with Britt+Whit

I present to you the dynamic duo of fashion & style bloggers – Britt and Whit. I first met them at a Mira Mira SF fashion show (special thanks to Jennie Lodge for inviting me to that one!) and I’ve been one of their biggest fans since! Their style is chic, refreshing, and fun – three great reasons for you to follow their daily adventures on their San Francisco Fashion Blog – Britt&Whit! I was able to spend some time with them to ask a very important question that I’m pretty sure everyone is dying to know as well.

Me: What are the FIVE things in your closet that you can’t live without ? 

1. Black Silence & Noise Blazer.  This blazer works well with everything.  Dresses, jeans, skirts, shorts….you name it.  I love using it as an alternative to a regular coat to give my outfit a polished look.
2. YSL Satchel.  I just got this bag but I’m already obsessed and can’t live without it.  It’s such a classic style and color that I’m sure I’ll be using it for years to come!
3. White Leather Jacket by Jack.  It’s a white leather jacket…need I say more 🙂
4. Earnest Sewn Flare Jeans.  Earnest Sewn is hands down my favorite brand of jeans.  I own about 5 pairs and I love that the brand is a bit under the radar.  The super dark wash flare cut is my favorite pair though.
5. Fuschia Scarf.  I dont’ even remember where I got this scarf as I’ve had it so long (probably at Forever 21 or H&M).  I wear scarves almost every day and this one always puts me in a good mood.

1. J Brand Skinny jeans because they fit me like a glove and come in all colors. I just added 2 more pairs to my wardrobe.
2. Chambray shirt from Madewell, the perfect layering piece, especially for San Francisco
3. A silver elephant cuff that I got in Cairo Egypt, it reminds me of far-away family and friends
4. Michael Kor’s purse, it goes everywhere with me as I am constantly running around the city between work and the blog.
5. Equipment Blouse, they are starting to become a staple in my wardrobe, you can’t stop with just one. 

Me: Wow! Now we know! Thank you girls for your time! 
This has been A Very Brief Interview with Britt&Whit! Fanaticize their blog at Also, don’t forget to follow them on Twitter @BrittandWhit.

A Very Brief Interview with Ivy Teves

Born from the same tropical islands as me (and also of Filipino/Spanish/Chinese descent), Ivy Teves is one of the most beautiful natural beauties that you should be watching out for. When she’s not busy shooting with some of the best photographers all over the world, 

A Very Brief Interview with Paula Newlands

Paula Newlands is my ultimate muse. She is all over my photography portfolio and always fun to shoot with. I am quite fortunate to have her as a muse. She has graced the runways of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, signed with three 

A Very Brief Interview with Linda Le (Vampy Bit Me)

Linda Le (Vampy Bit Me) is the most amazing cosplay model in this universe (and in alternate universes as well). She lives, breathes, and eats art, love, metal, cosplay and worships donuts. I really don’t know how she keeps her figure but I do know that she can rock the X-Men’s Psylocke look, vampire hunter, and any anime and comic book characters you can think of.  I only had one question for her, and could be the most important question to ask her at the moment. 

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Me: Why do you like donuts so much?
Linda: Because they never hurt me, only make me feel good, and are soft like teddy bears 😀
Me: LOL. Makes sense. Thank you Linda!
This has been a Very Brief Interview with Linda Le. Check out her website at

A Very Brief Interview with Jennie Lodge

Jennie Lodge is one of my favorite style bloggers of all time. Her blog is Going West. I first met her two years ago at a Starbucks in downtown San Francisco. We were supposed to do a photo shoot together but we haven’t gotten a