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California Fall with Sézane

A few days ago Scott and I went out on a little outing to shoot some photos and head over to the Pasadena farmers market. Along the way I spotted this beautiful bridge—though a little old and rough around the edges, it was photogenic and filled with gorgeous, rounded “clamshell triangle” designs (yes, I googled desperately to try to find the term, and that is one of them!). We parked the car and began to take photos. Because photoshoots are a constant norm for the streets of LA-LA-Land, typically Angelinos aren’t fazed when they see them happening in the streets. However, to my surprise, cars kept on slowly driving by, inching cautiously, trying not to disrupt our shoot! I found it to be both endearing and hilarious. I thought, “Wait. It’s RUSH HOUR, in LOS ANGELES— the city where people are always rushing from A to B— and WE ARE (inadvertently) HOLDING UP TRAFFIC. No one is honking! Everyone is smiling and so gracious! Is the world ending?” I couldn’t believe it. At that moment, my faith in humanity was restored.

Moving on though— let’s talk about this beautiful jacket from Sézane! I love the look of a perfectly-cropped moto jacket, but because they are typically sold in black leather, I always feel self-conscious when wearing them. It’s as if my soul was too light to wear something so dark and heavy (there was a time, however, long ago, when I refused to wear color #justblack and told my mom that I didn’t want to wear blush because I wanted to look dead. #modellife #highfashion). I’ve felt the same about wearing sunglasses, too – both feel a little too much for my style too heavy, glam, dark or superstar-esque. No offense to black leather jackets or sunglasses, it’s just a silly long-standing insecurity that I need to work on. So anyway, when Sezane sent over this gorgeous jacket, I finally felt like I belonged to the moto-jacket-club. The shape and crop was perfect, as was the soft, golden brown tone of the suede. It felt as “me” as a moto jacket could get. Simple. Classic. No crazy zippers or patches. But still cool.

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Thank you so much, Sézane! I feel so grateful to be able to collaborate with brands that I wear, love and admire.

 


All opinions and text are my own. 

Photography by Scott Vance + Onlifebeauty.