Fashion designer Wen Shi visits my home for my most chill, laid back interview yet. I love how she started this collection. Plus she is so cool we all sat and chatted for a good 30 minutes after the interview was all over!
Stay tuned!!! The new editorial featuring Wen Shi and Emily Cho is coming next week!
Interview filmed by and guest audio by Alex Bacon
Walking on cobblestone in heels is no easy task. It takes courage and skill.
My biggest memory growing up was hanging out with my mom in bed at night. Every night before going to sleep, our little yorkie and I would go in my mom’s room and sit and chat for hours! About anything and everything. My mom has always had the best linens and pillows and Isabella and Courtney (our 2 yorkies that we had at different times) use to love jumping in the blankets and cuddling. I think it is these memories that make me think of my bed as a shrine. It is that place I can go to and feel at home. Which is why I put such care into my bed and linens.
Living in NYC is such a busy lifestyle that I always find myself tired and just picturing cuddling up in my fifty thousand blankets with candles burning. And every night that I find myself in my sanctuary, I realize just how lucky I am. Having these memories to wrap myself in every night help create the dreams I create daily. Obsessed is an understatement. This is a window inside my life.
I didn’t forget to post day one of fashion week, I just now found a photo from day one.
Wig by RAQUEL MARTUSCELLI
I moved to NYC in the summer of 2011 and that was when I met Emily Gellis and SJ Cho of Emily Cho, a NY based handbag designer. Believe it or not, I was their hand model for their website. These girls are great and are making such a fantastic product. Seriously, take it from an Emily Cho girl. I have a few bags and love them all till the end. You can shop for your own bag here www.emily-cho.com
Interview filmed by Alex Bacon
As you can see, I like to wear tonal clothing. Dressing tone on tone is very easy on the eye and a great way to wear a pop of color without it looking like a sore thumb.
Photos by Jamal for STYLE SOCIETY GUY
Let me tell you about the best and most stupid thing I have ever done.
See this candle? It is seriously the best smell in the entire universe. So good, that I hope when I die, this scent is the only thing I smell. Forever. I can’t even explain the smell to you except for the fact that it is probably what heaven smells like if heaven is a garden of pink roses with golden steams picked by majestic natural blondes with metallic wavy hair only to be fed to the most etherial golden ivory pegasus that radiates a soft glow of magic and leaves faint shimmers in its hoof prints. That is this candle in a nut shell, so now it is obvious why buying it is the best thing I have ever done.
It is also the most stupid thing I have ever done. You see, this here candle is not cheap. Obviously, it can’t be to create a magical world in my head like what I just explained. It is obviously laced with something. If you are familiar with Diptyque, then you know that these French hallucinogens range about $60 to $275. Yup. But that is a small price to pay for a whiff of heaven. What makes this so stupid is that this Rosa Mundi scent is limited edition and can’t be purchased anymore. So now my paranoid self (remember it makes you hallucinate) won’t light this damn candle because I know I can’t buy it anymore. So every day I stare at this preserved candle and occasionally sniff the fucking thing just to make me feel alive and in hopes it will come back around again.
I am not just obsessed. I am addicted.
Please note… after I wrote this amazing rant of a post, I saw that the candle is now able to be purchased again. Thanks for ruining one year of my life. I could have been burning this puppy down and stocking up on more if I had known it came back.
You can buy my drug here.
I felt inspired to write this post after watching "The Love and Death of Madam Rose" for the millionth time. I am the luckiest women in the world. I have creatively traveled for years and through starting this website, I have found my team and myself. As far as I am concerned, a team is enough of a success as millions of dollars. This is a thank you to everyone who works with me and helps my crazy ideas come to life.
Seriously! If I didn’t have the entire team and contributors, you wouldn’t have anything to look at. My inside would be trapped inside. Nothing would escape. I wouldn’t work every single day on things I love. I wouldn’t be able to create art. Because of my team, I can constantly live in a dream state. Work is easy because I love who I work with and I am never in a physical state of mind since I am always creating dreams. They keep me going.
Please help keep art in fashion alive. Share So Fausti and pay attention to the credits. It will lead you to exceptionally amazing people. Stick around and share and watch our growth as humans and artist. I promise you, you have seen nothing yet. We are nowhere near our fullest potential yet. There is way more beauty to come!
art by Lauren Greif
"The Love and Death of Madam Rose"
A film by Brian Choy
As told by Angela Sloan and Katherine Sloan
When love is all you have…
Music by Cherokee- “Don’t Matter feat. Dariana” (Cherokee Shore Version)
Disclamer: We do not condone suicide. This is a fictional film that does not support our beliefs. Life is too beautiful. If you have ever considered suicide, please reach out and talk to someone or call a hotline. And just remember, there is always a reason to wake up in the morning. There is a bigger picture and no matter what is thrown at you, there is always something great around the corner. Love yourself and acknowledge all the great things that are a part of your life and then happiness will follow. Live, laugh, love and most importantly, see the beauty in life. It is everywhere.