October 29, 2014

// mnml muse // rick owens fw 14


Inspiration can come from anything, anyone and anywhere. I've been researching fashion designers, photographers, interior designers and artists I admire and I plan on sharing some of them with you!

You may be wondering why you're staring at old man booty for the sake of design enlightenment (just look at it, no one told you to stare). If you're not familiar with Rick Owens, he's an American designer from California whose designs have been described as "glamour meets grunge."

For his FW 14 lookbook he collaborated with his longtime buddy and S&M photographer Rick Castro. The fetish photographer featured four older gentlemen, his 93-year old father included, to showcase Owens deconstructed leather silhouettes in his recent collection.







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October 27, 2014

The Raven


Minimalist Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in H&M and Dolce Vita Rodge Boots with Ray Ban Aviators
Sheer Top: H&M ~ Black satin back top: Forever 21 ~ Shorts: Vintage ~ Boots: Dolce Vita ~ Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Minimalist Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in H&M and Dolce Vita Rodge Boots with Ray Ban Aviators

Minimalist Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in H&M and Dolce Vita Rodge Boots with Ray Ban Aviators


Minimalist Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in H&M and Dolce Vita Rodge Boots with Ray Ban Aviators

Minimalist Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in H&M and Dolce Vita Rodge Boots with Ray Ban Aviators

Minimalist Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in H&M and Dolce Vita Rodge Boots with Ray Ban Aviators



Hey guys! My computer was on the fritz but it's fine now and I'm back to my regular posting.

During my time away I became extra introspective. I actually just had a much needed heart to heart with my stepdad. I was telling him about a group of people that I don't necessarily get along with, and how I've attempted to remedy that by being super nice + friendly.

That whole situation turned out really frustrating because I'm not even sure I want to be friends with them to begin with. I guess I'm just romanticizing the idea of getting along with everyone and us all being one big happy family.

The advice my stepdad gave me really made me feel better, and I don't know if anyone out there is or has ever felt this way before (the whole, "why don't they like me?" feeling). He asked me 3 questions.

1) Would you be happy if everyone in the world liked you?  It'd be nice, but no. I don't like everyone so it'd be silly to expect that...
2) Does the vast majority of people you meet dislike you? No, I get along well with most people.
3) Are you being 100% yourself and staying focused on your goals? I get side tracked from time to time but mostly I am staying super focused on my goals.

Then he told it to me straight. He said I was being too sensitive and quit worrying about them. He said if you haven't done anything wrong, and you've been a good person, then forget them, it's their loss. He then went on a rant telling me how people just love to bring others down and there will always be people jealous, fearful and angry at you for what you have and what you've done.

He said there are always people who just want to see you suffer because they want what you have. He told me to focus on self-love and to keep my goals in perspective and to be caring/loving/friendly only to people who are building me up, not tearing me down and leave everything else by the wayside.

I know you've heard this all before, and so have I, but sometimes it's nice to be reminded that you're awesome just the way you are and there are plenty of amazing opportunities, adventures, friendships, romances, successes waiting ahead if you'd just side step the bad wishing to hold you back.

Okay, ranting done. Byeee lol :)


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October 17, 2014

SensaciĆ³n de Menta

;Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in an everyday dark badass palette casual look
Top: H&M Mens ~ Leather Leggings + Beanie: F21 ~ Shoes: Deena & Ozzy ~ Sunglasses: Ray Bans

Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in an everyday dark badass palette casual look

Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in an everyday dark badass palette casual look


Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in an everyday dark badass palette casual look

Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in an everyday dark badass palette casual look

Indie Fashion Blogger Anais Alexandre of Down to Stars in an everyday dark badass palette casual look



I snapped these shots while I was suppose to be picking up my brother at the airport. I was a little late but obviously it was well worth it. :)

Menta is spanish for mint if you didn't know. When I was driving I spotted this gorgeous mint building and was drawn to it like a moth to a flame. I'm used to just finding spaces I like and shooting to my hearts content, even if that means people stare and wonder what the heck I'm doing...which all the tenants of this complex did...ah well ^_^

It sort of comes with the territory as I'm sure you know. I had to get over that shyness a long time ago and honestly it's helped a lot in my creative career and has gotten me to come out of my shell in so many ways.

I'm actually running late to a Pathfinder game and don't wanna keep my friends waiting so I got to gooo!!! We all know how long it takes to create a character so time is of the essence.

Talk soon peeps ;)

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October 15, 2014




Shifting into a new style aesthetic. Here's an inspiration board I made to show how this look comes to life.

Something I've learned about minimalism is that it stems from the idea that we can consume less by wearing staple pieces that work well together. I'm going to try and do just that. (except I'm not sticking with the standard monochromatic color palette but extending it out to a palette inspired by the Sahara Desert).

Rah rah sis boom bah!

(for those who'll appreciate this factoid: Princeton's "rocket," "sis-boom-ah" cheer of 1869, is an imitation of the sound of a fireworks display - 'sis' (the launch), 'boom' (the explosion) and 'ah' (the crowd's reaction) [3] 
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