Nº47: Camoufleur

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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.

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Photo Credit: Alex of Delayed Missives

27. August 2014 by jax
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Nº46: Wallflower

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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.

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Photo Credit: Marta Sarandeva

07. August 2014 by jax
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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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