Confession: I am an inadvertent victim of RBF (otherwise known as: "B*tchy Resting Face"), which most friends and passerbys tend to assume is my "model face." I can assure you it's far from that, since I am no male model and - quite frankly - can only claim style authority on the clothes I have in my wardrobe. While I am busy resting my face in such mannerisms, I am constantly on-the-go, whether it's a meeting, press preview or appointment with a client, in my everyday essentials.

For the Spring/Summer months in LA, this means a linen white shirt, moderately oversized shades, an insanely functional yet chic Kao Pao Shu backpack and designer sneakers that make a statement  but are still very, very comfortable for any task throughout the day. I am still getting to used to the idea of tying an article of clothing around my waist, because it so reminds me of my dreadful elementary school days...but I do like having an outer layer or jacket to be always within reach for sudden temperature drops that this city is known for!

Okay, so I want to know -- what are your favorite everyday basics and how do you personally style them? Bonus points for those who suffer from RBF.




In the blogosphere sea of CĂ©line and Proenza Schouler bags, Elisabeth Weinstock shines with her one-of-a-kind take on everyday items - from shoulder bags to the custom-made jewelry box that started it all - all covered in exotic skins and leathers.



As a freelance consultant and all-around creative, I am always on the lookout for different coffee shops and vibrant, quaint hangouts as work spaces. I am going to go ahead and coin ourselves as "office nomads" -- constantly on the go and in the pursuit of worthy locations to get our creative juices flowin'

This time we found ourselves between two appointments, with like-minded creative friends, Reyal Fashion and Emma and The Hunter, at Graffiti Cafe. It was love at first sight, when I saw the high ceilings, an all-white, minimalist interior and hanging art mobile reminiscent of Calder's famous works. The iced green teas we had weren't too shabby either, as we powered through that afternoon's creative session.

Even on an "off-day," I couldn't resist jazzing up my outfit with a pair of Prada loafers. The studs give off a more edgy yet casual vibe, which is essentially a sartorial motto for me. And, of course, nothing quite compares to doing it all, in a Bolivares' sweatshirt, made for comfort and function, as well as Warby Parker Hall sunglasses, from their latest Spectrum Sun Collection.


Photography by Martin Angulo


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