This was my very first photo shoot, upon returning to LA. All photographed by my dear friend Jimmy at Chungking Expressions, it holds a very special place in my heart. It totally gives off that laid-back, SoCal vibe we were going for, especially against the beautiful Downtown LA backdrop -- where they shot 500 Days of Summer. Most people, including those in my close circle of friends, consider me to have more of an East Coast soul. But unbeknownst to them, I am equally Californian at heart. Although the energy may be more attenuated compared to the rampant and boisterous streets of NYC and other, major cities around the globe, the City of Angels soars with glowing passion, fierce dreams and formidable smog.