NEUTRALS

              It’s slowly but surely becoming sweater season in Los Angeles but I thought I’ll start my transition with a nude mesh bustier and a H&M studio white suit. I love an all white look, It’s a uniform of mine. I thoroughly enjoy the sleek simplicity of an all-white ensemble. All white/snowy outfits especially on my dark skin head-to-toe looks crisp, clean and bold—after all, it takes an audacious woman indeed to dress in all white without the worry of possibly spilling coffee (considering I drink like 4 cups a day) on herself. I wore this outfit for real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump’s exclusive launch party for her new designs at Pump restaurant. Photography by: Dan Boissy. 
XO
Niké 
PS: “You can pray or you can panic, but you simple can’t do both”. I live by this. 

ACE HOTEL, DOWNTOWN LA

So last weekend I spent quite some time in downtown, Los Angeles. Dan Boissy (photographer, check out his blog here)and I decided to visit Ace Hotel. Of course I got my first traffic ticket in Los Angeles right in front it (The perks of downtown). Overall, We took some awesome pictures. Ace Hotel is one of my favorite gems in Los Angeles. “Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles opened early 2014 in the historic United Artists building in Downtown LA. Built in 1927 for the maverick film studio, this ornate, storied and vibrant Los Angeles gem stands as a monument to a group of seminal American artists pushing out on their own, and anchors the Broadway Theater District’s modern renaissance”. If you are ever in LA make sure you visit!

“The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style.”
— Fred Astaire

Army Green & Fedora

                         Hello, 

                                   This is a quick post of what I wore to “Creativ Fashion Show” hosted at the Mondrian. Every year I promise myself to not participate in LA Fashion Week and every year I participate. I wanted to wear something edgy yet casual. I love this oversized jumpsuit from H&M.  It is beautifully tailored button up front section, elasticized waist seam, and long sleeves with roll-up tab and button with side pockets. I bought it for $19.99 (Eternally a recessionista!). I finished it off with this wide-brim fedora also from H&M and Zara Heels. My lovely and awesome friend Nicolas Batesdid this quick shoot for me. We literally did the whole shoot in five mins!!! (trying to beat traffic officers to our cars) And they are spectacular.

XO

Niké

PS: This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most.
― KELLY CUTRONE

Because Black Is Still The New Black.

Hello guys, 

                        This is a post on what I wore to JOYRICH first collaboration with iconic lifestyle brand, Playboy.

The collection captures the brash, unapologetic attitude of Joyrich, while captivating consumers with the charm and allure that Playboy is known for. I decided to go for a comfortable fit and by comfortable I mean all black. I’m wearing American Apparel from Head to Pants and shoes from Lolashoetique. Drop me a message. I want to get to know every single one of you. 

XO

Niké

Of course the incredible Dan Boissy of http://www.danboissyphotography.com captured these shots. 

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK.

Hello guys,

I know I promised plethora of pictures from NYFW but truly I couldn’t get more than six pictures. New York was too exhilarating. I was busy chasing subways, cabs, photographers. Running late to shows, switching from heels to flats and back to heels. It was exhausting but I had the time of my life. I promise to have better pictures during spring fashion week. I truly apologize. Hope you guys are having a lovely weekend. I’m in Vegas for a quick trip. I’ll update the blog when I get back. Thanks to my best friend (http://girlcameracity.tumblr.com) for capturing some images. Head over to her blog for more pics.

XO

Niké

When I met You In The Summer

Hello guys,

      I want to apologize for going M.I.A with outfit posts although I’ve been answering questions. As you guys know I recently got a new car and few days ago I was involved in an awful car crash. I’m fine and everything is okay. I’m very happy that my health is intact but dealing with the aftermath of an accident isn’t fun and very time consuming. Other than that little collision (all pun intended) Life is great right now!! Everything is falling into place and I’ll be in NYC for fashion week, so if any of my followers want to meet up please message me. In any rate, I wore this outfit last week just casually. I’m wearing my favorite hat, topshop statement necklace, Top and bottom by Eden_sky and shoes by misguided. I truly enjoy answering all you guys questions, they keep me entertained.  Thank you for your patience. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend guys.

XO

Niké

Photography: Dan Boissy

Upclose & Personal

 I know, I know.. I have never done anything like this before. Lately, I’m in love with black and white shoots. The amazing Dan (Best photographer ever, seriously he is amazing) and I decided to shoot something fun in lieu of our usual lifestyle/outfit shoots. I wanted to go for a “I borrowed my boyfriend T shirt look”. I’m wearing an American Apparel oxford shirt and Victoria Secret underwear. Like any other girl, I battle with loving my body. One moment I feel too skinny, the next too fat. Especially this year.. it seemed I was always complaining about this or that. So I started working out more (Hiking to be precise). Its quite cathartic. I’m Learning to love my body because it is a temple. I’m learning to fuel it, nourish it, respect it and appreciate it. I woke up that particular morning with so much confidence and zest, looked in the mirror and said “YAASSS, my body is to die for”. I had so much fun on set. Hope you guys enjoy the photos. Remember, "It doesn’t matter if it’s a relationship, a lifestyle, or a job. If it doesn’t make you happy let it go.“

XO

Niké

A Day in Beverly Hills

Good Afternoon, Everyone! Hope you’re enjoying your week. As you might already know, my staple pieces are a fitted blazer and boyfriend jeans.You can never have too many of them. I love the way boyfriend jeans fits, the comfort, the room to breathe especially since its quite hot. I’m wearing a forever21 blazer & boyfriend jeans, American Apparel grey  t-shirt and pearl necklace from EdenSky. These pictures were taken on rodeo drive. I had a great time playing tourist on rodeo and pretending I own all the expensive cars. I just want to remind you guys to always surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers, and the thinkers, but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it within yourself. Stay Thirsty my friends.. Stay thirsty.. 

 

Niké

 

DREAM BABY, DREAM

 

Hi guys, I just wanted to share this very simple look with you that I’m wearing to the Ladygunn Magazine #9 Launch Party. Although, I no longer work for American Apparel it seems my whole closet is still full of AA clothing. As awful and unprofessional the company is, I must say I’ll always love the clothes. It’s simple, affordable and (albeit, poorly executed) the motto “made in Los Angeles” creates jobs for plethora of people in the city. I’m wearing their Swim top with ponte skirt finished off with pointy leopard heels from LolaShoetique. On a completely different topic: Everyone please pay attention to what’s going on in Gaza.. Its heartbreaking and unjust.  It’s not enough to be compassionate, we must act. Be aware and get involve. Petition, spread knowledge and ask our government to intervene. Lets continue to pray for the people of Gaza. 

XO          

Niké

Efflorescent

Happy Saturday guys..  Whilst every other blogger is at Swim Week, Im stuck in Los Angeles. Not to worry I’ll be in New York soon for fashion week. I’m super excited. In any rate, I’ve had this H&M floral dress sitting in my closet for over 6 months and I finally had an opportunity to wear it this weekend. LA Travel magazine had their Summer Issue Launch Party at the W Hollywood! LA Travel Magazine is a must-read for anyone looking for luxury travel destinations in Southern California and across the globe. The magazine is filled with endless pages of beautiful places to visit, eat and explore! 

XO

Niké