Nº45: White Noise

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Alexander McQueen sunglasses // a.moss Ponte top with cut-out c/o a.moss // Theory white shorts // Alexander Wang lace-up peep-toe bootie // Reece Hudson Rider mini bag with gunmetal hardware // Céline Phantom Cabas Tote // Rebecca Minkoff silver rings // Shop Jeen, Marlyn Schiff skull bangles c/o Marlyn Schiff // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch }

Anyone who has lived in NYC for a second knows that it gets insanely, mindbogglingly hot around these parts during the summer; even my subtropical Hong Kong blood can’t handle the frizz-inducing humidity at times. Thankfully, white is still very much within my preferred color palette, and matching sets have been all the rage this season and will remain so through fall. Decided to pair a trusty white short with an off-white mixed media beaut from a.moss, a brand new up-and-comer that promises to deliver “sexy chic simplicity” – and boy, does it deliver. The cut-outs are subtle, feminine, and current, and I love where it draws the eye. I couldn’t quite decide which bag I liked more, so two drastically different looks it is: Céline brings utilitarian by day, Reece Hudson brings more monochrome by night. It’s always fun to see how much accessories can change a look entirely. And finally, because a minimal outfit always calls for a strong statement piece, these Wang stompers were a no-brainer. Can’t go wrong with some serious edge to toughen things up: After all, what’s a jax outfit without some black (and a New York City carpark without some graffiti)?

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Photo Credit: Alex of Delayed Missives

30. July 2014 by jax
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Nº44: In Bloom

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Kenzo wayfarer sunglasses // åland floral striped tee // Forever 21 maxi dress (worn as midi skirt) // Céline pony-hair espadrille // rag & bone x Intermix Pilot backpack // Vintage cage bangle // Handmade rings via bib + tuck // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch }

Sincerest apologies for the past few weeks of hiatus. Life really does have a way in sweeping you up straight into its craziness, doesn’t it? Anyway, it’s been hectic with a lot of new beginnings – most notably, I’ve started a new job! I’m so excited to be part of Roc Nation on their digital marketing team, and to truly explore a different industry from the ground up. The entertainment world is certainly very different from the fashion realm, but what is life if not to venture outside of your comfort zone? Here’s to hoping that I’ll be rocking some Tom Ford someday on a deserving occasion. Jay didn’t make that song for nothing, right?

So I’m doing a 180° here in New York City, and I’ve made a few wardrobe adjustments (and additions) that reflect the brand new journey I’m so proud to be undertaking. Been seriously crushing on anything Kenzo these days – these new sunglasses are sure to be among the first of many new acquisitions. Picked up a floral tee from åland, a casually cool boutique in Hong Kong originally hailing from South Korea that carries indie Korean designers, which pretty much fit perfectly with my “new season, new beginnings” life stage as of late. A slouchy maxi dress, handily turned into a trendy midi skirt thanks to layering, is perfect for that laidback luxe look I’ve been trying to achieve these days. Add my new favorite It bag (this rag & bone backpack is flawless), and the ensemble has just hit all the right notes: breezy enough for the hot summer days, stylish enough for the office, relaxed enough for happy hour and drinks.

Also, I’m pretty sure this is the longest post I’ve written to date. There really is always a first time for everything.

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Photo Credit: Krysta Michaelides

08. July 2014 by jax
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Nº43: Mayhem

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Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses // Priory of Ten sleeveless leather sweatshirt c/o CREAM STYLE // Vintage asymmetrical hem dress, worn as skirt // River Island ankle boot // Zimmermann black/silver clutch // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch // Christian Lacroix bull bracelet // Handmade assorted gold rings via bib + tuck // Wren + Glory snake hand cuff via bib + tuck }

As temperatures rise, so do my hemlines… Kind of. Decided to experiment with a boxier, unexpected silhouette, and this leather top from my favorite Priory of Ten is all kinds of insane in the best way possible. All black always works, but it works even better when clashing buttery leather with fluttery hems. Also can’t get enough of this Zimmermann beaut I picked up at Tokio Joe earlier this season. It’s structured and is way roomier than you’d think, and the metallic detail is so simple but so chic. Slipped on some animal motifs for accessories, and voilà – the perfect gallery-hopping outfit.

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Photo Credit: Lily Lin

21. June 2014 by jax
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Snapped by Getty!

Summer-Street-Style

Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses // LPD tee // Bodkit overalls via bib + tuck // Ozone Socks socks // McQ by Alexander McQueen ankle boots // Céline luggage tote // Wren and Glory snake cuff via bib + tuck // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch }

Thanks Getty Fashion / Daniel Zuchnik for capturing me on street style while I was running errands in Soho!

Also included on Elle and FabSugar‘s street style roundups – couldn’t be more thrilled.

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10. June 2014 by jax
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Nº42: To The Max

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Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses // T by Alexander Wang jersey maxi dress via bib + tuck // McQ by Alexander McQueen denim/leather clutch // Rebecca Minkoff studded sneakers, bangle, silver chain ring, stacked rings // Topshop layered necklace // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch }

A breezy afternoon in the West Village calls for an equally breezy maxi dress – picked up this T by Wang gem on bib + tuck and I couldn’t be more pleased with its forgiving and comfortable silhouette. Played up the low-key vibe with beachy waves, high-top sneakers, and clutch (both studded to add a bit of an edge) and threw on a layered necklace for good measure. It’s as basic as a summer outfit can get, and one can do no wrong in a maxi dress that makes you look longer and leaner.

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Photo Credit: Tessa of Anecdoche

02. June 2014 by jax
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