Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sliding Scales



KOWTOW Vacation ParkaLa Perla TankMonki Legging3.1 Philip Lim Pashli,  Kamryn Dame Park BraceletApril Soderstrom Bolo BraceletNixon Watch, ADSR Sunglasses (similar sunglasses), Frontrow ShoesUrban Ears Headphones, Vintage Friendship Ring

When we speak of black and white, we usually refer to their polarity and not all the wondrous things that happen in between. The amalgamation of two non-hues is a mysteriously subtle world. It's a world where even the slightest divergence of shade can change absolutely everything - even when it's not completely apparent to the naked eye. And when a visual can affect the mood long before we are cognitively aware of the cause, that is quite often, when it becomes the most powerful.

xo,
Tienlyn



Photos by Elsa Kawai

Monday, April 14, 2014

Inhale


Talina Hermann Jumper, Lina Shatara Tara Ring, Rachey Roy Shirt, Vintage Rings, Bracelets ℅ Mom


It's easy to fill every moment with an action, a thought, a plan. And I have come to accept and even love that internal buzz that is constantly resonating within. But through it all, it can sometimes become difficult to hear the voice that, while softly spoken, speaks closest to the soul, or the psyche, or whatever you want to call it.

I have come to think of breathing as an exercise in listening. To quiet the murmurs and sibilation for just a moment, so that I may hear what is being whispered. No matter how full the day, or the level of frenetic energy, one conscious breath can often achieve far more than hours of hacking away at the world.  And besides. How much time does it really take to inhale?

xo,
Tienlyn



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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Continuum

W Concept Overalls, Petit Bateau Striped Sweater, April Soderstrom Crystal Earrings, Lina Shatara Tara Ring,  Zara heels,  Mango Chain Bracelet (also love these bracelets), Vintage Silver Bracelets

Remember when contemplating how you wore your overalls all consuming? Did you go for just one, were you bold enough to let them both hang free, or did you go proper (but pair it with a crop top)? Maybe it's a recent rendezvous with Seattle, or the passing of Kurt Cobain's 20th of his passing. Or maybe it's just that in it's new state of rebirth, grunge is something that can actually be passable for office wear. Sort of. In similar news, a manic streak of de-cluttering has unearthed a well-loved velvet choker from decades past. Time to revisit? I think so.

xo,
Tienlyn



Photos by
Elsa Kawai

Sunday, April 6, 2014

For the Love of Something



Three of Something Dress, Acne Pistol boots via Solestruck, Olive + Piper Earrings, Lack of Color Fedora

We travel for all kinds of reasons. Work trips, big events, to visit friends and families, to escape the mundane or cyclonic commotion of our lives. But what I like best of all, is to travel purely for the sake of motion. To experience the euphoria of moving in a way that is unexpected of ourselves - to toss all plans away and just see what happens. To me, that is the kind of oscillation that makes you feel alive.

xo,

Tienlyn






Photos by Elsa Kawai

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

'Aha'


On Tienlyn: Prada Baroque Sunglasses (in black, similar sunglasses here), Crop Top, Pencil Skirt, Acne Pistol Boots

An 'Aha' moment is completely indiscriminate. It can creep up on you as you devour the most elegant passage from Proust, or hit you like a wave as you cut your toenails on the bathroom floor. The contents can be small and seemingly trivial - for instance, today I realized with a sudden decisiveness that when it comes to aesthetics, the pineapple is by far my favorite fruit. But it can also be so grand that you can't even wrap your words around it coherently enough to fully digest and you have to be content with allowing the contents to wash over you simply as a feeling - all consuming, and incredibly grand. It's enough to keep you afloat for days, months even, if you don't try to force a conclusion. It's addictive and it's pure. And quite often, a means for peace.

What was your latest  'Aha' moment?

xo,
Tienlyn




On Elsa: Warehouse Drop Shoulder Floral Sweat Top, High Waist Full Skirt, Leather Baseball CapJil Sander Navy BootsNixon Kensington Watch, Hermes Bracelet (similar bracelet, bracelet), Bao Bao Issey Miyake BagKamryn Dame Park Bracelet

Photos by Elsa Kawai

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Stop


More and more it's a single product that captures the eye. The beauty of an object, only made more profound by it's singularity. Allowing the eye to rest and the mind to contemplate one simple, perfect shape is in many ways, the equivalent of stopping to smell the roses.

xo,
Tienlyn

Photos by Elsa Kawai

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Paloma


Paloma Sweater (similar sweater)  Origami Midi Skirt, Vintage YSL Heels (similar shoes), Dannijo Necklace (similar necklace), Horsebit Bracelet (similar bracelet)

I recently had the pleasure of talking color with Leatrice Eisemen, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. Much of the conversation was centered around the pastels there are coming into full bloom around us and how to wear them. We also talked about Paloma - what might be my favorite color of the season. It's the softest of grays and it complements everything. But how I love to wear it most is from head-to-toe. Monochromatic with always have high impact, no matter the trends nor the season.

xo,
Tienlyn

P.S. Speaking of spring style, if you are in San Francisco tomorrow, be sure to stop by and say hello at Karen Millen's Spring Collection Launch Party!  Enjoy cocktails, a gift with any purchase, and join in the social media competition with the hashtag #mycitymystyle. Hope to see you there!

The Details: 

When: Thursday, March 27th from 6pm - 8 pm
Where: 845 Market Street, Unit 167, San Francisco, CA 94103



Photos by Elsa Kawai