Nº48: Fresh Crop






Kenzo sunglasses // Rebecca Minkoff bustier crop top // Broadway + Broome sequin drop-waist pants via Bib + Tuck //  Saint Laurent Paris Chyc flap bag // Christian Louboutin Pigalle pump // Vintage choker // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch // Jeweliq pearl ring set c/o Jeweliq }

Aaaand it’s New York Fashion Week! With this new season in full swing, there’s no better time to pull out all the stops. I had always wanted to find a way to don these crazy sequinned pants I found on bib + tuck, and now is pretty much the perfect time for them. The crop top I pulled from the sample pile back in my fashion days proved to be just the right counterpart to these street-style-bait pants, paired with simple black and gold accessories to keep the rest of the look from getting too busy as I run all over the city. Sending lucky vibes to everyone who’s braving the NYFW waters this season; I had almost forgotten how crazy it gets around town this time of year.


Photo Credit: Natalie Alvarado

08. September 2014 by jax
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Nº47: Camoufleur






Kenzo sunglasses // a.moss camouflage jacket c/o a.moss // Zara muscle tank // J. Brand leather shorts // Alexander Wang Freja lace-up bootie // rag & bone Pilot leather backpack // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch // Shop Jeen, Marlyn Schiff cuffs }

It’s been a relatively mild summer this year here in New York City, and before I could get some serious wear out of my go-to summer pieces, it’s already time to start thinking ahead to fall – I mean, NYFW is really just right around the corner. Personally, I don’t mind; fall has always been my favorite season and I can’t wait to break out my trusty favorites again. But first, let’s talk about this camo jacket from a.moss: versatile, sturdy, warm. Subtlety is always best when it comes to a strong pattern like camouflage, and this jacket nails it while remaining a statement piece on its own. The backpack stays in line with the utilitarian theme from the jacket, while the heeled Wang booties take a classic lace-up boot to the next level.


Photo Credit: Alex of Delayed Missives

27. August 2014 by jax
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Nº46: Wallflower






Kenzo sunglasses, sneakers // Tantuvi hand-dyed crop-top c/o Cream Style // Priory of Ten spiderweb baby-doll dress, worn as skirt // Ben Minkoff foldover clutch // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch // Christian Lacroix bracelet // Alex + Ani bracelet c/o Alex + Ani }

Sneakers have been having a big moment in fashion for a couple of seasons now, and I’ve finally hopped on the bandwagon with this incredible pair from Kenzo. Sleek, chic, utilitarian, sporty… I could seriously rave about (and wear) them forever. As we all know, however, the key to working the sneaker off the treadmill is the je ne sais quois factor, the deliberate clash of glamorous and casual. This gorgeous crop top from Tantuvi (hand-dyed in India!), paired with the perfect slip dress from Priory of Ten, turns boudoir into ball-gown with a pop of color – toned down and made practical by the sneakers. There’s just something so unexpected about pairing non-heels with a dress, but that’s precisely what makes fashion so much fun. Rule-breaking can be pretty cool sometimes, especially when it allows me to channel my inner Eva Chen.


Photo Credit: Marta Sarandeva

07. August 2014 by jax
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Nº45: White Noise








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)?


Photo Credit: Alex of Delayed Missives

30. July 2014 by jax
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Nº44: In Bloom







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.


Photo Credit: Krysta Michaelides

08. July 2014 by jax
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