Monday, March 31, 2014

EYE PROBS

VINTAGE TOP, NSF FLANNEL, PAIGE DENIM JEANS, KELSI DAGGER SHOES, H&M TRENCH AND
NECKLACE, VINTAGE MOSCHINO PURSE

first a scratched cornea [most painful thing of my life] and now
unrepairable redeye... when will the eye problems end????!

PHOTOS BY IKE MACHOVER


Saturday, March 29, 2014

THE BEST AVOCADO TOAST



avocado toast is all the rage right now, so i decided to give
it a go.  turns out, this is the best avocado toast i have
ever eaten, and you too can make it right the comfort of your
own home with my fool proof recipe!  the key is this garlic oil,
which really takes this recipe to the next level.  
avocado fans--you're welcome.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

W.D.I.O.T.W. - MARK ANTHONY GREEN




all of these pieces by mark anthony green are perfect and
available at poppington gallery.  so why don't i own them?  i ask
myself this question every wednesday.


"ARTIST SIN" & "PARADISE LOST" IMAGES

DAYDREAMING


i haven't even gotten to work yet, and i am already
daydreaming of the little adventure i had with good friend
and fellow blackout member, benny, yesterday.  we
explored bars/restuarants, galleries, stores, architecture, the
geography of china town [it gets tricky down there], and many
more things that i wish i could be exploring right now rather
than getting ready for work.  or i wish i could be sleeping.
either option works for me, really.



side note: work really isn't too bad, i'm just being dramatic.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WEEKLY FINDS


i've been finding so many wonderful things at so many
wonderful stores lately [and buying said wonderful things], which
i am justifying by the fact that i took six-month shopping
hiatus in 2013.

this week's finds include:

-paige denim jeans from bloomies [store credit + denim days = i
get what i want]
-tibi shirt from beacon's closet
-saks fifth ave flannel from 10ft single by stella dallas
[officially my favorite vintage store]
-coach bucket bag also from 10ft single
-michael kors platform sneakers from bloomies [because the h&m
ones make my feet itch sometimes...tmi?]
-the vintage moschino purse i already own [and flaunt on the
daily]

the rest of my weekly finds are at the dry cleaner getting their
thrift shop stank removed, so i'll share them with you as soon as
that process is completed.

oh, i almost forgot to mention; if you dig my style and want to
own things that i own but not longer want to own, now's your
chance!  i'll be selling a ton of things on depop--this awesome
app that is super easy to use and only carries the best of the
best.  follow me: @alexandrahelafaye, and buy my shit!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

THE NEW SUNDRESS

 


DONNA MIZANI DRESS, VINTAGE FLANNEL, H&M SHOES, VINTAGE MOSCHINO PURSE, RAYBAN SUNGLASSES


usually folks aim to transform their daytime
outfits into nighttime attire using those life-hacks we all used
to read in cosmo [take off the cardigan, throw on some pumps, put
on red lipstick, etc].  well in my backwards, nonsensical world,
i do the opposite.  i wanted to wear this sexy mesh dress on a
beautiful spring day, so i did just that.  pairing it with casual
tennies, some vintage flannel, and my quirky vintage
purse brought this fancy evening dress from dark club to sunny
brunch.  the sundress has officially been redefined thanks to
donna mizani's flawless designs and my wacky, wacky brain [you
don't wanna know what goes on in there... although you might have
some idea].

PHOTOS BY IKE MACHOVER

IN REBS I TROOST


DONNA MIZANI DRESS, REBECCA'S TOPMAN JACKET, H&M SHOES AND BAG

this weekend involved a little greenpoint adventure with rebecca,
who i can always troost trust to show me a fun time.  this spunky
chick took me to troost, a cute little cafe/bar on manhattan
avenue where we chatted loudly and inappropriately over some
lattes.

later in the evening, i trusted rebecca to photograph my newest
donna mizani dress, which i've been waiting to debut on my blog
for a while now.  the designer herself helped me pick it out [hi
donna!], and i've been styling this beaut on the daily [spoiler
alert; there's another post coming up immediately after this]. 
and although this dress screams evening-ware, it is actually one
of the most versatile pieces i own... trust me!

PHOTOS BY REBECCA HOVEL

Thursday, March 20, 2014

BEAUTIFUL THINGS



i've been trying to spot [and photograph] beauty everywhere i
go. here's what i've found recently:

-bold art at "the plant"
-natural lighting on a rainy day
-lavenders that smell even better than they look
-peanut butter and banana sandwiches with a glass of almond milk

i'll continue to share more beautiful things as i find them.

UNSTEADY PACE



to aid in my recent passion for running [aka jogging at
inconsistent speeds and occasionally injuring myself], i decided
to whip up a delicious strawberry-banana smoothie: 3
strawberries, one banana, 1/2 cup almond milk, & 3 ice cubes,
blended to perfection.  

the speed at which i consumed said smoothie is accurately
represented by the speed of the above gif, which further
demonstrates my innate lack of pacing-abilities.  other than
that, i'm flawless. ;)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

W.D.I.O.T.W - SPRING



for this week's "why don't i own this wednesdays", i question why
seven perfectly adequate  spring items aren't currently sitting
comfortably in my closet.  i just really don't understand...????


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SIGNED, SEALED, ALMOST DELIVERED


i am so incredibly proud of my latest body of work, which will be
on sale come april 1st on the "carefully curated" online shop,
straw & gold.  now that they're officially signed and sealedthe
only thing left to do is deliver them to williamsburg tomorrow
morning for their close-up.  stay tuned for high res images of
the works, and be sure to check out straw & gold for other
beautiful things made by beautiful people. 

DENIAL

 H&M CREW-NECK, SHOES, AND BAG, AG JEANS, CARHARTT BEANIE, WEIMARANER PUPPY


this is me being in denial about the current weather situation. 
i'll have a spring outfit with a winter coat on the side, please!

PHOTOS BY IKE MACHOVER

Monday, March 17, 2014

MONDAYS LIKE THESE


it's mondays like these when i want to lay around in sweats all
day.  but i guess making art in sweats all day isn't too bad
either... i think i'll do that now.
bye.  

Sunday, March 16, 2014

TRANSITIONING

H&M TOP, AG PANTS, KELSI DAGGER OXFORDS, RALPH LAUREN COAT, H&M BAG

spring is almost here; i can sense it.  i can also
sense my wardrobe quickly shifting from black to white
[literally] during this seasonal transition. i've been feeling
like an angel rocking these ag jeans with any and every white
shirt i own.  last night i paired them with this crazy awesome
embroidered blouse from h&m and this ridiculously fantastic
velvet bag from h&m's spring collection.  all i needed was a wool
coat [okay maybe i needed one extra layer] to keep me cozy during
the last lick of winter. 

oh, and then i went out in hoboken with my best friends.

PHOTOS BY IKE MACHOVER

Friday, March 14, 2014

USING



although i'm not a makeup junkie, i do enjoy testing new
products/painting my face on occasion.  here are the latest goods
i've been using [and am slightly addicted to].

2. CLINIQUE BRUSH [a concealer is only as good as its brush]
5. BOBBI BROWN GEL EYE LINER IN "VIOLET"
7. NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL IN "SEX MACHINE"


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

GOOD 2 BE HOME


i never thought a studio apartment would feel more like home than
any other place, and it's good to be back in my element.  i love
new york, even if i live in a [sometimes] stuffy apartment with
[sometimes] dusty windowsills.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

WE TRIED

AG JEANS, H&M CARDIGAN, TARGET BLOUSE, VINTAGE CHANEL PURSE, KELSIE DAGGER SANDALS

here is my and my mother's best attempt at capturing my all
black-everythang outfit from last night with my iphone 5c [i
think they came out disposable camera-esque, so i'm down wit it].
i was especially excited to show off my blouse, which i found at
target while shopping for not-clothes.  i also wanted to flaunt
my fuzzy cardigan from h&m, which i have pretty much worn every
day since purchasing.  oh and i wanted to show off the lovely
patriotic touch my dad recently added to our patio in order to
scare the birds away... love you dad!