I’m groot!

The other weekend I went down the the seaport district of NYC, it is a cool place to shoot because of the proximity to water and the cobble stone streets, they also don’t allow cars to drive on a lot of the roads so you can get some cool middle of the street pictures! I went to see a movie at this theater called iPic, I had never heard of it before that day but it has got to be one of the coolest/upscale theaters in the city. You get a little private area for you and your date and you can order from the restaurant with a waiter. (hint get the truffle fries and the pretzels!). The movie we saw was Guardians of the Galaxy, I don’t normally like space movies but this one was pretty funny and I LOVE baby groot! He has some sweet dance moves and I find myself replying to people saying “I am groot” (ok the people are really only Bobby and he is starting to get pretty annoyed with it but I think it is funny, shhhh 😉 )

As you all know, black is my favorite color and wearing all black is an everyday thing for me. I mean New Yorkers have this thing for all black, it isn’t uncommon to see someone in the middle of summer wearing all black, maybe that’s why I felt so at home when I first moved here! (If you think I am bad, you should see Bobby’s closet). So you can imagine when I got my first Marias bag I had a big “what do I wear with this” moment.

If you wear all black your outfits always match and I now found myself trying to plan a cool outfit with colors I don’t normally use. I wanted to keep the colors muted and not wear a loud pair of pants or shirt/jacket so I could let my bag do the talking but I also needed my outfit to match my Marias bag. I found my inspiration at Gucci! (I know, who can’t find inspiration at Gucci, right??). They totally brought back the whole patches/embroidery trend recently and I wanted to recreate it.

I got these jeans from Abercrombie (yes, I still shop there sometimes and yes, you can still find some cool – cheap- high quality – stuff!), and the embroidery adds a bunch of colors to the outfit that brings it together with my bag yet still keeps the classic jeans look. I paired it with a plain white tank, a nude colored leather motto jacket, and a pair of heals that borrowed the nude from the jacket and a splash of color to match the bag/patches. As you guys know I have quite a bit of bags in my closet but none of them offer a connection with the women who weave the textiles that go into making the bags. The weaving is like a morse code that tells the story behind the individual weaver. The bags are all one of a kind so no one will be able to jack your style!

As a disclaimer I work for Marias but I wouldn’t work for a product I didn’t believe in, so go check out the website and let me know what you think!

Yigal Azrouel Leather Jacket

Asos Top

Abercrombie Embroidery Jeans

Marias Mini Domina Bag

Christian Louboutin So Kate Blooming Cork Pumps

Ray Bans

BK The Photographer

” The biggest thing holding people back is the limiting beliefs and stories they tell themselves about their circumstance, their abilities, and the world around them. So change your thinking, and it will change your life.”

a.lo x

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Raindrops, Crop Top

Have you guys ever seen any of the Underworld movies? I didn’t know what it was but Bobby forced me to watch it and I loved the way Kate Beckinsale dressed in it! (literally the only thing I remember about the movie haha) She wore these long black trench coats and the whole vibe seemed very New York and totally cool. Unfortunately, it was something most people would only wear on a Halloween type outing (I mean seriously when else could you wear a full leather outfit with a black trench coat, right??) so I decided to share with you guys how I would try and pull it off in a normal setting! (Well, NY normal, we love our black clothing)

I figured it would look best as more of a sporty outfit and a long coat like this calf hair trench is a great way to wear a crop-top outside of the gym when you would normally feel a bit naked (especially on the streets of New York!) I especially like it because you can quickly cover up when you walk past the creepy guys on the street. The leather joggers are a great way to dress up the crop top and dress down the coat which brings the whole outfit together, especially when you pair it with a pair of cool black booties like these Charlotte Olympia. I think one of the important aspects is if you are wearing leather, try not to have more than one piece have the same color or texture, in this outfit the jacket is mostly pony hair, the pants are leather and the boots are suede, but they still go together even though the are all black they are different enough that you don’t look like you are wearing a suit haha.

Lastly, I am so happy I got the chance to shoot with this Alexander McQueen umbrella! I’ve had my eye on it for a while. Bobby got it for me for Christmas but I have a habit of leaving my umbrella places so I was scared to use it for the first couple of months until I realized I would never let it out of my sight let alone leave it somewhere haha.

Elie Tahari Dawson Calf Hair Coat

ASOS Cropped Sweater

Calvin Klein Bralette

A. LO Leather Joggers

Charlotte Olympia Suede Booties

Alexander McQueen Gabardine Umbrella

Alexander McQueen Skull Ring

Alexis Bittar Ring

Eddie Borgo Stack-able Rings

Franky Jewellery Double Choker

Jess The Photographer

“Find someone who wants to invest in you, see you win, support your vision, and fall in love with you daily. Someone who motivates you to become a better person and shows you the potential you don’t see in yourself.”

a. lo

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Suede on Leather

img_1774Hey guys, I’m sorry for being MIA. I said I’d be back to blogging but it’s really hard to find time to shoot, because I’m either looking like crap after a whole week of work or working on the weekends. Either way, I posted more photos this time to make up for the past couple weeks.

Last weekend, I was wondering around Soho and Nolita area. I came across this Japanese Butcher store called Japan Premium Beef. I’m not a huge fan of meat, but I would crave it every now and then because I’m constantly low on iron. MAN, their beef quality is SO good. If you’re around the city, I would highly recommend to get their hanger steak.

Alright, back to fashion 🙂  I usually don’t like wearing leather on leather just because it’s a little too matrix for me. However, my boss, Alida wore full on leather with different textures, and inspired me to do the same. At the end of the day, there’s nothing called “too much leather” right? 😉 Either way, I think mixing suede and leather isn’t that bad after all, what do you think? Plus the pink suede shows my feminine side.

Speaking of which, the jacket that I’m wearing is actually on sale in my store 😉 I have an extra piece in size small. And you can check out my other leather items here

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J Brand Neutral Cardiff Jacket
Asos Off Shoulder Top
J Brand Leather Pants

Chloe Marcie Medium Python Satchel Bag
Dior Split 1 Glasses- Rose Gold & Silver
Alexander Wang Lovisa Heels

BK The Photographer

” Pay attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion, and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them.”

Ruben Chavez

alo x.

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Fall Giving

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a great gobblie gobble day. Thanksgiving is a day to appreciate and be grateful for what you have, but I think people should always carry that mentality everyday.

This Yigal Arzouel is detachable, and have multiple ways to wear it. The sleeves can come off, and becomes a shearling long or short vest. The bottom part of the jacket is also detachable, making it a long or short jacket. I will be selling my leather jackets on Ebay, please stay tuned!


Yigal Azrouel Detachable Shearling Leather Jacket
Asos Open Back Top
Yigal Azrouel White Leather Pants

Max Mara Scarf
Celine Tote
Zara Leopard Print Booties
Ray Ban Aviators

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it”
Ralph Marston

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Blue Mermaid

Interestingly, this time of this year isn’t THAT cold after all. You all know that I’m not a huge fan with colors and such, but this blue colored cropped corset caught my eye while I was shopping in Vegas back in Summer. I just wish the sky was more blue so it would matches my top. Oh! lets all stuff our little tummies, Happy Turkey Day!

Bebe Top
Asos Skirt

Brandy & Melville Bracelet
Vita Fede Bracelet
Saint Laurent Heels

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

“Keep your thought positive because your thought become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny”
Mahatma Gandhi

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