Love Thy Self and Rebel with Your Style

 

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As I look at myself in the mirror more and more I discover a beautiful woman who dreams of being more than what society ask of me. I am a rebel at heart in my life, and the way I do that is by taking risks and dreaming to become the woman I see myself growing into being. I stand in my strength and hope to guide someone else to rebel in his or her thinking, style and life. Love yourself and everyone who righteously crosses your path they are the ones who deserves your love. Valentines day is a time to love those who are in your life and don’t take them for granted. Wishing you all well. This year I will be sharing my experiences abroad soon. It was the best risk I took and I have no regrets. Happy Valentines to you all. ❤

To my loves and your sweet loving I feel,

-lei.phillips

x.o.x.o

 

Weekend Fun With Some Silky Harem Pants

I have been so stoked this whole weekend. And finally, I got a chance to go thrifting with my friends. I decided to do a #ootd (Outfit of the Day) after we got our treats. I will share what I got in another post.

The one thing that makes me happy are harem pants by MINTYMEETSMUNT and pockets. Comfort in your pockets is where anyone and myself would like my hands to be.  You can call this my Aaliyah songstress look. She was a force to remember and always dressed to her comfort zone. This is what I’d like to inspire. So be comfy and your style will shine through. The top I have on is something I had in my closet from Forever 21. Cropped tops are a hit or miss. The way to wear this you can pair it with high waist trousers, shorts and or skirt. Here’s the look for a weekend out with your girls my rebels:

  

Til next time enjoy the rest of your weekend #sundayfunday

xoxox,

lei.phillips

All Photos by: Melissa Lopez

Casual Saturday Chic Look: How to Stay Chic for the Weekend 


Weekends are meant to be casual and relaxing. But it is suppose be easy going, so don’t forget to put that rebel spin on it. Well being chic and casual means to loosen up with a flair. During Monday through Friday we are just trying to get through, but the weekend is a time to let your hair down.

Whether you’re letting your hair down, going to the beach, or having fun in the city and don’t forget to add a twist of  your style to this weekend.

Light, Chic, Lace and Summer:

Mix your summer lighter color palette with a few dark pieces to add an contrast to your outfit. Light weight blazers are great for the summer and add that chic style to any outfit. I really believe wearing all white keeps you cooler too.  Lace and crochet pieces are amazing to add and very summer chic. Take a look at my picks of cool and summer chic trends to keep you like a rebel you are.

   


Blow Them Out of the Water And Rock in Style: Ruby Rose Rebel Style Icon in my Eyes

In three days I noticed how I binge watched Ruby Rose, in Orange is the New Black. She took my attention away and I had to google who she was. Model, DJ, and actor Rose have captivated me and other people as well. It has to be her gaze and how she is able to interact with Piper to point she is hooked. There have been talks of women crushing all over her. She has a great sense of style, knows who she is and doesn’t give two cents what others think of her. 

  
Photo by: James Worthington

On my search on Rose I found this lovely video from YouTube on gender fluidity. In a past article on Elle.com Rose explains what it means to be gender fluid. “I’m not a guy; I don’t really feel like a woman, but obviously I was born one,” says Rose. “So, I’m somewhere in the middle, which – in my perfect imagination – is like having the best of both sexes.”  

For Rose she is able to move into two identities that she is content with. Rose adds,”I have a lot of characteristics that would normally be present in a guy and then less that would be present in a woman.” So look at this video that questions this notion: 

LA Fashion Week with Concept Show Spring/ Summer 2015

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Concept LA is about making fashion the art piece in a gallery with dramatic lighting. 

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JBURGOS

JBurgos collection showcased their line for a business savvy woman who isn’t afraid to take risks. My favorite look is the short high low a-line salmon dress is a great look for a night on the town. Its counter-part to that dress the salmon colored slim fitting hitting above the knee garment has my heart. My third look I’m loving is the Lust Green jumper. The collection as a whole is cohesive with contrasting pieces shows how diverse it is. Take the world by storm and be bright and vibrant this year.

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Mathiasen

Color blocking, playful print, bold colors is here this coming Spring/Summer 2015. The pop of my life is the colors used in Mathiasen’s line is playful and sophisticated. Who says you can’t have a good time and look professional.  The preppy jackets, zig-zag print aline dress and top, and abstract flora printed trench coat is a great pieces to pair with in any outfit. Young and bold is in all of us deep down. Rebel on 🙂

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Mike Vensel

Who says art is the only thing to focus on when you have models to be the center of attention. From the modern woman to the cool girls who want to be seen would wear Mike Vensel’s collection. All black everything is the rebel thing to do. Of course a rebel would. From the cut-out garments to the sleek sophisticated looks will make any woman to decide to wear this line.

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Aeneas Erlking

Rock on to this collection. From the makeup to the clothes show us how to rebel. Taking the color white and making it badass is the thing to do if your a rebel without a cause. I love the use of plaid and this trend is a classic. Especially if you can mix plaid and floral in on shirt is great juxtaposition. More leather and more leather is the amazing to have for every season.

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Photographer Freeman McFaddden 

 

Concept Show Los Angeles Fall 2014 Hit the Spotlight of Rebellion with Sumie Tachibana

This season of Concept show made me truly excited about fashion. The designers this year blew me away. Especially, Sumie Tachibana and her design elements of her collection was eye catching. Structural, high lows of blacks with white, and panel pieces was the focus point of Sumie. Futuristic designs are modern for our times. Tell me what you all think leave a comment. So take a look below:

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Sumie’s collection screams rebel and who cares just wear it already. If you can’t it wear out on a normal basis then choose a place like a artsy event or fashion event. But, if your brave enough go with it and wear it. Be that fashion rebel. I’ll lead the way of showing you how to rock this type of clothing.

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The Holidays is Here and New Products to Consider Hmmm…

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Special showing of Spring and Summer 2014

This past week was a blast. To kick off the holidays I went to the First Glimpse Bloggers-only event housed in Seven Points edgy men’s wear clothing store, where there were offering special discounts and gift ideas.  This event was for a private viewing for bloggers and stylists with serving of Hint cocktails made the night. 

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The arena of the store was showcased by Media Playground PR where they had a live photo shoot and model installation featuring Pretty Glam Special lingerie showed sweet lingerie wearable art collaborations with Radeo. The artists change from time to time, Radeo is great artist, and the theme of her panties is galaxy and Knot robot bikini. I will be rocking those babies for sure my fav.

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Frends stylist headphones are must for a music lover’s wardrobe and fashionistas alike. These babies come with interchangeable headphone caps in gold, luminous oil slick, and girlish teal colors. There are more cap selections and headphone sizes sold at Nordstrom’s. The cool thing is the headphones are collapsible and can be put into your purse. Function meets fashion is on my list for Christmas.

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My fellow rebel friends were there with me to also experience the first looks of Silvana K jewelry, made in rebellious Los Angeles with recycled metals of necklaces, earrings, and rings. These jewels are unforgettable and make me daydream of them all.

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Miami-based designer Lorie Lester presented Spring 2014 collection and few pieces from Fall 2013. Lester’s designs range from dresses, pantsuits, and skirts. What she is known for is her mesh inserts and elegantly bare styling. The look of the collection is rough grunge and with a feminine boho touch, which can be transformed from day to night looks.

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This event was great collaboration with Emblem Showroom, Media Playground PR, and Blogger Babes blogger association giving a great impression of a special showing of new products and collections.

For all links click on bold words to find out more info Rebels…. So go on rebel to your next holiday event.

Photo Credit of event – Jeff Linnett

Recapping it: Spring and Summer 2014 Los Angelers

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The show must go on and SS 2014 has arisen.

It has been a while Rebels and I’m back. Compared to the exams, writing for The Los Angeles Fashion Magazine, attending an exclusive blogger event, and LA Fashion Week was a fun one. I’m bit behind but I wanted to show all my adventures but the busy bee got in my way. Don’t let get me started about this semester which has been busy but that’s another post. Maybe 🙂  So below are my favs so check those out.

Lets get down to the fashion Rebels. Edge and thought-provocking looks was what I saw at Concept LA, so check out my recap:

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