• Fashion,  LALA's Looks

    Unconventional Grad Photos

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    Hey there, LALA here, Just going over some feels about graduation. I wasn’t in the mood for the stereotypical grad photos everyone tends to do. Truth is I couldn’t hire anyone, and I did the shoot all on my own. I was not in the mood to drive to school, set up, and pray for it to all go well. I did a quick set up at the castle. Here are a few features of that day. The lighting worked, despite it being a cloudy moody day. I tried on my favorite style: lace & a mask for fun! Just call me your little prop lady! My house is filled…

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    My First 4 Items from Rent the Runway

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    After watching a documentary on fast fashion, I am trying to be more mindful of where my clothes come from. The problem is… it is so expensive to get sustainable fashion! I can see why I did not think about this for a while. It will take time to transition to that great length, but I am beginning to open myself to the possibilities of creative ways to wear less fast fashion. One thing I can think of is maybe thrift shopping to find vintage clothing, as fast fashion boomed a lot in the 1990s. It would be great to get staple pieces from the past; But for now, I…

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    Meet LaTianna, A Therapist & Avant-garde Fashionista

    Exciting news once more!! The founder of PsychoSocial, a media & mental health company, reached out to me to inquire about Fashion Therapy. I also did an exclusive photoshoot in one of my couture pieces. Check out the interview here. I discuss how I use theatre and fashion for mental health and wellness. You will learn more about my personal and professional experiences in this creative art field. Learn more about PsychoSocial and their resources here.     Let me know what you think beauties and beaus. XO, LaTi

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    OOTD Pretty Pretty Princess

    Greetings from the castle, I decided to go to the Newchella Beauty and Fashion Event as my royal self. I am obsessed with Loschy Crowns, so I had my outfit match the vibe. Loschy: Crown accessory Express: Ripped bell bottom jeans Amazon Fashion: Off the shoulder white ruffled top (Out of stock) House of Intuition: Turquoise stone necklace Vintage from My Mom: Bracelet and Diamond Ring Don’t Mind My Sailor Moon Selfie Stick Below! LOL

  • Fashion,  LALA's Looks,  Lust for Life,  Travel + Leisure

    Newchella Time

    Yo Yo Yo, It’s LaTi here, Giving you a run down on a fun event I went to hosted by @socalbloggerbabes . I went with my Makeup Artist Pal Priscilla. This is their third event within a year, and the cute word play of ‘chella’ is always in the mix. It was nice to meet bloggers face to face rather than on the gram. definitely a new experience for me. I got to network with a few representatives from the organization, and connect with bloggers from all over Southern California.  I loved the energy as everyone was supportive of one another. We need dream encouragers, and it was a great…

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    Be My Rugged Valentine

    Hello Beauties and Beaus, I did a fun video editorial shoot with my friend Amaris! She was the star of this show as we showcased 4 outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day. The theme was to be pretty pretty, but with a gangster edge. lol! Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti9NN45_CMg&t=106s Editorial Pieces are found here: http://latianna.com/portfolio/tough-love-editorial/ Let us know what your fav. outfit, here are the 4 styles: xoxo, LaTi

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    #OOTN Tamayo Restaurant L.A.

    Hey Beauties and Beaus, If you ever find yourself in East L.A., I recommend checking out a restaurant and art gallery called Tamayo. I went for my friend Christina’s birthday before we head out to dance at Clifton Republic in DTLA. This is what I wore: Dress and Coat: Forever 21 Heels: Jessica Simpson Earrings: Express Hairstyles: Danielle’s Lovely Touches It was a great time, a nice break from the typical work life. Let me know what you think! -xo LaTI

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    BeautyCon Editorial Shoot January 2019

    Greetings ! I wanted to share one thing I LOVE ABOUT LOS ANGELES: POP Up INTERACTIVE MUSEUMS! So far this one takes the cake! A pop up about fashion, fashion icons, and beauty inspiration. This is called BeautyCon. My friend Annie found this gem, and said, “Let’s go!!” We went the same day we planned it! Below are some photos for our editorial with the theme of ‘Self Exploration.’ BeautyCon provides a space where you are free to engage with the world around you. You are empowered to make choices. (As a side note: This is one of the principals of Trauma-Informed care: EMPOWERMENT. VOICE. CHOICE. Having your own freedom…

  • Fashion,  LALA's Looks,  Love + Relationships,  Lust for Life,  Words of Wisdom

    Velvety Little Christmas

    Merry belated Christmas! I wanted to share my outfit for the holiday season. My outfit of choice has been the wine color. Soft textures with an indented print with the wine color has gotten me super obsessed with wanting more of this style. Dress: Velvet floral imprint dress, circular flounce sleeves Boot: Velvet over the knee boots Accessory: Kitty bell headband Hairstyle: Two twisted knotted buns with front bangs For me, this was the perfect outfit. About a year ago I bought this dress from a thrift store near the hair salon. At first I didn’t like how it fit me, but I remind myself I am continually accepting my…

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    Styles & Sushi

    One thing that got me through graduate school was going out to eat. I found it rewarding to complete a 50 hour work week and celebrate with my favorite food: SUSHI My friend Kent and I tried a new spot a city near Long Beach called Xtreme Sushi. I told Kent that I wanted to dress for the part. He found it funny, but was very impressed with what I came up with in only a few minutes. Check out the food and my style creation. Top: Yellow Long Sleeve Graphic top & Black Cardigan Art by John Hall Bottoms: Tan Faux Suede Buttoned Front Skater Skirt Boots: Suede over the knee boots Glasses:…