• Fashion,  Lust for Life,  Travel + Leisure

    Top 10 photoshoot locations in Thailand

    Hi Friends,  Thailand is a great place to obtain a wide range of photo ops. I went to Thailand in 2017 for a study abroad class, and I stayed with my classmates in Bangkok.  We had our own personal guide: Dr. Paul and his wife Dr. Nop. Within a few days, we saw so many things on top of going to mental health facilities (click here to see that blog post). I think it’s important to know someone in the country you’re traveling to, because you will get the most out of your stay! Here are some highlights I recommend for food, photo ops and sightseeing per Dr’s orders 🙂…

  • Love + Relationships,  Lust for Life,  Travel + Leisure,  Words of Wisdom

    How Thailand uses Mental Health to Heal.

    ได้อย่างเสียอย่าง (dai yang sia yang) Translation: You have to lose something to get another thing. Meaning: You can’t make an omelette without breaking any eggs Thailand’s values of honor and hospitality led me to tears. I wondered, “How can a nation that does not have mental health budget give so much to us?” It felt undeserving to receive the love and compassion when I traveled to Thailand to study abroad program from California State University Long Beach. I took this class in May of 2017. We visited many facilities, each one very unique, yet very similar to mental health in America. In order to break the stigma, we must acknowledged…

  • Fashion,  Lust for Life,  Travel + Leisure

    Queen of Haute Couture Guo Pei Proves How Fashion is Art

    “I don’t follow trends or try to compete with anyone. Everything I do stems from following my passion and my love for design.” -Guo Pei, interview with Forbes Magazine Welcome to the world of Guo Pei. She’s made fashion waves across the globe with her haute couture creations. The details found on one gown can take a team several months, and even years to complete. Her inspiration stems from the world around her. From catholic churches, to her own Chinese heritage, Guo makes fashion its own genre of art. You may have seen her Masterpieces at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” show and on…

  • 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…

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

    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,  Lust for Life,  Travel + Leisure

    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:…

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

    Fashion Reflections: Green Fashion Week Highlights

    During my spring break of 2017, I got to meet up with my dear friend Hanne as she covered Green Fashion Week for her non-profit called Passport 2 Freedom. I am part of the board for this organization that uses creativity and fashion as a platform to raise awareness for human trafficking. We engage in all efforts towards ending modern-day slavery and oppression. Green Fashion Week (GFW) is a non-profit international event supported by GD Major and FSA and patronized by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea in collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. I was excited to get a break from counseling and facilitating groups in creative…

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

    Rompin’ My Way to Sophie’s Place

    Hello World, So last year, my sister wanted to meet up for brunch and drinks to discuss wedding planning (she finally passed into wifey-hood this past May). She was on a mission as she insisted on going to Redondo Beach, California for her favorite place to eat.   It was a Saturday morning, and I was definitely wanting to stay in bed. I was so lazy from work and school. I didn’t want to put on an entire outfit, and decided to use the power of the romper! I find that rompers come in handy for such a time as this.   A few reasons for loving a romper: It…