4 ways to wear wide leg jeans like a Parisian

Created in collaboration with Nobody Denim For me denim was somehow always about ‘fitting in’. Bell bottoms, ‘jeggings’, and wasn’t there some kind of short-pant-skirt cross-breed – “skort”, “scant”? There’s a near perfect rap sheet of my life chasing these wildly varying denim trends in various vacuum bags in my mother’s garage.   Spending time

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3 Lazy Girl Style Tricks Learned from Parisians

3 Lazy Girl Style Tricks Learned from Parisians Shot by Hannah Roche for MYER and Anna Quan Label. Along with Anna Quan Label We celebrated four of the best of Australian design during Sydney Fashion Week, see the full piece on at MYER.com.au. Look 1: Anna Quan Trench, Miss Shop Jeans, Innovare Boots, M2M Bag,

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Myanmar travel journal: a story of not every trip is sunshine and rainbows

It all started with starting to question myself. It was around Christmas time, and we’ve committed to attending a wedding of a couple that I’ve never met. The groom is a childhood friend of Abel’s and we thought what better opportunity to reconnect with an old friend, and when else would we ever go to […]

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Mid Week Uniform

  Its Wednesday 7:30 am. Your starring blankly into your wardrobe looking for some sort of inspiration… We have that inspiration right here, right now.. earrings: Leigh Miller  .  blouse: Balenciaga  .  faux fur bag: Pixie Market .  trousers: Topshop  .  mules: Balenciaga  .  hand cream: Aesop   SHOP LO-FI:      

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Girl: off-duty

 
Feeling those off-duty vibes… Affordable outfit inspiration
cali big button linen top: Pixie Market  .  check trousers: Topshop  .  mid heel shoes: Topshop  .  macrame bucket bag: Staud  .  face and body oil: everyday oil  .  camille earr…

california dreamin’ travel journal

In the middle of winter and snow, I’m dreaming of California more than ever. Los Angeles, a dystopian city gone right. The beaches surrounded by traffic, and blessed In-N-Outs. Even their cultural memes (a gauntlet from BoJack to Californication) are qualities you can vibe to. I think we’d like to retire there some time. Just, paying our beach […]

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sailormoon

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Statement Sleeves

If you follow Lines/Manner, you have probably noticed an ineluctable affection for effortless styles and an appreciation for subtle details. Providing these elements with an ounce of elegance and an airy slouchiness can advantageously help us conform to a higher … Continue reading

mewly check in #17: so inspired.. all thanks to you

Lately I’ve been pulling out 12 hour work days, but you know what, all I want to do is just keep going. I’ve also been kind of quieter on the blog, as I’ve been working on something special on the side for almost a year now. Yeah, I know my job requires me to be […]

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5 Steps to style the perfect outfit

5 Steps to style the perfect outfit In this editorial: Jeans (Loewe); Handbag & Loafers (Bally) – Farfetch | Knitted top – Isabel Marant | Earrings – Closer by Wwake If elevators, telephones, and my daily dress code have something in common, it’s that laziness was the single greatest motivator that brought all three into existence. The former two were clearly concocted in an attempt to eliminate on-foot travel, vertically and horizontally. As for the latter, yours truly, happy to claim the title of ‘Laziest of Them All’, would run out the door in mismatched socks if it meant a little less time spent rummaging in the depth of my wardrobe. Indeed, no small portion of the looks as seen here were probably due to morning styling sessions given up on half-way through. Getting dressed, you would think, is something that the collective efforts human civilization could have algebraically reduced to some catchy formula by now. But alas, no. I so get you: the first world struggle is real. When you next find yourself close to tears, pile of rejected wardrobe choices at your feet, consider these following 5 steps. 1 Start with one piece Every look needs a starting […]

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discovering culottes

This is the moment where the age old “Is it a bird, is it a plane” question could rightfully be posed. Are culottes pants? Are they a skirt? Are they a portable tent that you can use to hide from people in certain situations? I think I’d go with d) – all of the above. […]

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top sneaker trends for 2017

I love writing special posts that you guys request from me. One of my dear followers have been asking me to write up a sneakers post. As promised here we are! To give you a background I’ve been a sneakers addict as long as I can remember. Humble brag, I was the first person to […]

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mewly check-in #16: the hybrid life

Since we last spoke, we’ve been across to country for some amazing projects in Las Vegas and San Francisco, and many many photos have been waiting for me edit. Is it possible for them to edit themselves? There’s a joke in here somewhere. the agenda Can you believe it’s almost fashion week season? I’m still […]

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best coffee shops in berlin

Where can I start with Berlin? The edgy streets, the unique sense of style, the unlimited amount of choice of coffee shops.. It’s the perfect package for the Fashion Mews team. The attitude of this city is  just contagious. We had a lot more time to explore this amazing city. and my favorite places, the […]

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mewly check in #15: finding authenticity

We’re back to NYC, but I still many many photos to post from Berlin, stay tuned! I feel like, every time we travel, my mind gets blown away over and over again. I need to dedicate a separate post on my thoughts on Berlin. In the meantime, we’re way over due for a mewly check […]

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munich travel journal

What can I say, Munich has a special place in my heart since it’s been one of the home cities for me growing up. And most of my family still lives there. I think if I didn’t love the States and NYC so much, I’d definitely live in Europe. Who knows, maybe if I can […]

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5 packing tips like a pro traveler

Hello from Germany! As a blogger who focuses on fashion and beauty, there’s no minimalist way to pack things when we’re going on a trip. However, since we travel on a regular basis, I have acquired quick packing tips here and there to speed up my process. I’m going to be honest, I’m a last […]

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5 packing tips for every traveler

Hello from Germany! As a blogger who focuses on fashion and beauty, there’s no minimalist way to pack things when we’re going on a trip. However, since we travel on a regular basis, I have acquired quick packing tips here and there to speed up my process. I’m going to be honest, I’m a last […]

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mewly check in #14: free yourself

 1:52AM NYC. It’s quite late as speak, and pretty much the entire city asleep except for Ram Ram and I, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. There are a lot of things that are going on on my mind, lots of changes are waiting yet still afar. But I’m not sure if I’m ready to […]

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maui travel journal

Aloha! I’m not going to lie, it took a minute to put these photos together, I guess you could say that I wasn’t ready to have my closure with this magical island, Maui. It’s been over two years since the last time we were in Hawaii. She’s just as beautiful, and gives me so much to […]

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all white everything: my top 5 off the shoulder tops

Overalls are one of my favorite thing to wear during summer time. It’s effortless, and you can dress it up or down with the right shoes/bag. I’ve been also on an off the shoulder tops binge lately, they’re the perfect summer top to wear. So fun and flirty. So I wanted to share my 5 most […]

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newly check in #12: summer break

Yes it’s true, we went on a quick hiatus on the blog. Many of you have been waiting for a post, and I apologize, it’s been minute. June was filled with travel and the path to self enlightenment. It made me realize once again how important travel is to me and Fashion Mews. Also, I’m not […]

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mewly check in #12: summer break

Yes it’s true, we went on a quick hiatus on the blog. Many of you have been waiting for a post, and I apologize, it’s been hectic. June was filled with travel and the path to self-enlightenment. It made me realize once again how important travel is to me and Fashion Mews. Also, I’m not gonna […]

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you’re worth it

“Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” Bruce Lee Some days I receive the question, how do you do what you do? How do you block out all the noise, the haters, and just keep shipping? Some days I even ask […]

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mewly check in #11: mews for a reason

Fashion Mews is “mews” for a reason. I find it hard to exist when Abel, myself or Ramen is missing from the equation. Now you can make fun of us because we’re like the siamese triplets, but I guess that’s what being a family is all about. Long story short Abel is traveling for the […]

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5 Ways to up your pant game

5 Ways to up your pant game In this editorial: Y / Project jeans, Off White Trousers & Vintage Chanel Earrings all from Farfetch | French Cuff Shirt by Anna Quan | ‘Love is a Drug’ T Shirt by Know Connections | Chunky cardigan by Mum’s Handmade As many of us have blind spots for a certain rack in the department store, mine was definitely the pant section. In fact, I recently found myself in the realisation that I owned approximately 0 pants. Yes, yours truly could sustain an entire dissertation on the many injustices of this clothing item. For example, that pants refuse to fit both my waist and ass at the same time, or that cropped chinos will never look on me the way they do on Audrey Hepburn’s version of Sabrina. But is it any wonder? The art of tailoring may well be a fundamental struggle of the human condition. With so much technicality that goes into a pant that can flatter those geometrically vague shapes, the legs, it’s no less than a freak accident if a pair of $60 chain store pants didn’t make your ass look like the dark side of the moon. As I […]

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the pursuit of ideas

  “The Art of Having No Idea,” is a recent fun read. The author describes creativity as “to pick up on something that’s already ready to happen — and help it to find a way.” There are entrepreneurs who can just pick up any idea and turn it into a great business. I envy them. Seriously, […]

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mewly check in #10: sheer thoughts

What a crazy week it’s been, both on the news and personal stuff! But it’s summer, putting almost all of New York City in a much better mood. We’ve been taking a short sabbatical on the weekends to spend some TLC together, but we’re excited to get back on the photo trails this weekend. the […]

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5 tips to create positivity

Today I don’t want to talk about the news, or why the Instagram algorithm is messing with all of us or should you invest in a Youtube channel. In my humble opinion (in case you’re wondering), the answer is no, but we’ll get to that later – maybe. We live in a world of unknowns and […]

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MEWLY CHECK IN #9: butterfly feels

Hello! For those of you who asked what mewly check ins are, it’s something we started 9! posts ago and we’ve been giving more intimate updates on what we personally and professionally (Fashion Mews) are up to. We received overwhelming positive feedback that we decided to keep it. Despite the NYC gloomy weather, I’m fully […]

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My Honda Supercup Bendi

Bendi and I are starting to get along. At least, that’s what I intend to believe. I love driving Bendi, but it has been going back and forth to the

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an honest letter

Thinking back to why I started this blog, how far we’ve come makes me so proud and happy. Currently getting all the feels. I’m embarrassed to admit that I grew up reading and writing poetry, mostly in Turkish. Earlier today in the shower, there was an explosion of emotions which made me write a little […]

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mewly check in #8

Happy May! You guys, I’d like to stop for a minute, and thank you so much for all your positive feedback lately. It makes me so happy to connect with you on a deeper level, and that you relate to our struggles. You can check out our Blogging Real Talk post here. This week has been personally an […]

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mewly check in #8: spring fever

Happy May! You guys, I’d like to stop for a minute, and thank you so much for all your positive feedback lately. It makes me so happy to connect with you on a deeper level, and that you relate to our struggles. You can check out our Blogging Real Talk post here. This week has been personally an […]

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Loavies Skirt

I’ve been quite busy since last week: doing several photoshoots for Cabana Cartel, moving apartment, fixing up my Honda and other work related things. I actually don’t like to be

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What to wear (when you have nothing to wear) with Net-a-Porter

What to wear (when you have nothing to wear) Wearing: Top, Pants & Earrings: Net-a-porter | Shoes: Valentino With ‘When’ being the operative word here, the situation of ‘nothing to wear’, at least for yours truly, has perhaps too high of an incident rate to warrant the parentheses. For those of us whose lives are perpetually running on ‘omw now!’ basis (and compounding), opening your wardrobe and finding an abundance of ready-to-go outfits is basically that dream you have just before waking up to a mind-grating alarm beep and a bad hair day. Yours truly being firmly within that demographic, I’ve spent years making dressing when having nothing to wear something of an art. So together with Net-a-Porter and their ‘I have nothing to wear’ campaign, I’m going to impart on you my little nuggets of wisdom, to help you know what to wear when you have nothing to wear. 1 Shop your wardrobe (and wear it wrong) In the way that desperation often gives rise to inspiration, unlock the full potential of your wardrobe by looking at the most ordinary of pieces and wear it wrong. A daggy old coat can be cinched with a belt to be transformed […]

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mewly check in #7: blogging real talk

I’m about to get real talk for a minute. Blogging as a business is tough. There’s just so much downward pressure from agencies who take carry, and the great creative talent charge premium dollar. So one does question, how can you even create a sustainable business in blogging industry? Invest in people. I still believe hustle wins […]

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our favorite NYC coffee shops

Wow I can’t believe it’s been a year since we moved to NYC! While I love California and the good vibes, NYC has a special place in my heart. Living in the city, and Lower East Side has given us endless amounts of inspiration to create content for Fashion Mews. Coffee shops of course are a […]

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mewly check in #6: this one’s optimistic

As I’m writing this to you, Ramen is trying to play with my computer cables, you see how hard it is to get work around here? April started off with a major planet retrograde fest according to Susan Miller, yes astrology nerd speaking here. While the energy of NYC has been a little off lately, […]

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chilly spring thoughts

It’s been a cold start to spring, but I’m so over wearing coats so cardigans it is despite not very kind temperatures. And I’m feeling shorts. The best way to wear it? Throw it together with a pair of fishnets. And fresh white sneakers of course. Call me superstitious, but I’m very much into astrology. […]

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mewly check in #5: just breathe

Happy April friends! Wow what an insane month has March been. We’ve closed 3 investment deals for Ramen Ventures (more on that later), finished up some very exciting partnerships, AND we got to launch a brand new website. I know, I haven’t even talked about the website with you yet. This is something we’ve been dreaming […]

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Sunset Drinks in Bali

Sunset drinks from my home in Bali with Southern Comfort. SHOP MY LOOK

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london travel journal

As promised the London photos are finally here! I know I took awhile to post the London pictures, but Q4 of last year got super crazy with projects, deadlines, and so many travel updates. So I decided to take a break, a longer than expected one to post the London photos. Thank you for your […]

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mewly checkin #4: spring awaiting

Happy Monday! We’re back from a really productive trip from SF – thank you for your amazing comments on the last post. Still waiting for spring in NYC, hence the snowy photos. Side note, I’m kicking myself on why we haven’t planned any warm weather trips sooner. Our CMO (Chief Mao Officer) Ramen also learned […]

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high tea time

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mewly check in #3: california dreaming

It’s great to be back in California where guacamole is life and recycling is lifestyle. Not much has changed surprisingly except the drought seems old news given strong rains this year. I’m excited that we got to partake in Y Combinator’s Investor Demo Day, our very first. It was inspirational and full of future Silicon […]

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what i’ve learned in street photography

Even after shooting street photography exclusively for almost two years, I feel like there’s still a long way to go. But I’d love to share some thoughts on street photography overall. To Scout or Not to Scout? I’ve heard a lot of photographers have different routines (dusk, dawn, etc.), but if you’re try-hard, nothing beats walking […]

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mewly check in #2: pop of color

As I’m writing this to you, we’re awaiting for another blizzard, expecting 12-18 inches of snow. Now I may be an overly dramatic ex-Californian, but that’s a lot of snow in the middle of March. NYC, you a tease. I’m not gonna lie, I thought winter was over, and I’m so ready to break out some spring clothing. You see, the weather has been dictating our schedule lately. The past few weeks have been dipping below 30F (aka negative something Celsius), which means lots of shoots in the cold. You can ask me, is the whole post going to be about reporting NYC weather? Why yes it is. JK. outfit My way coping with this weather is defaulting to bold colors…GASP. I know I can’t believe it, but I said pop of COLOR you guys. Minimal what? And tights and Gucci furry loafers, because that’s the best I can do in this weather. Sorry not sorry. this week’s agenda We’re currently working to expand our team, and can’t wait to add a new member soon. And there’s another project that I’m super excited about, but that’s a surprise for now. Stay tuned, we’ll announce it very soon! what we are watching […]

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Inspo For a Typical Week in Bali

This is pretty much summing up this week. Dream, work, inspiration, and… A typical week in Bali. sources: luv aj, fashion me now, cyos by rachel, they all hate us,

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le corset

Happy International Women’s day, friends! Here am I experimenting with a corset for the first time in awhile, where once upon a time in the 1900s, it was a required “uniform” for most women. Fast forward to 2017, I’ve never been a big fan of dress codes, so it’s with a bit of irony that I styled this corset on this day. Are you excited for the corset trend as much as I am? I’ve been looking for the vinyl like pants of my dreams for awhile now, and it just made sense to style with this corset. You know my love for layering, so I just threw the corset over a white tee to make it a little feminine yet edgy at the same time. I got this corset from Zara, but linked a few other options below. Here’s to being, respecting and raising powerful women. And always thankful for the men who are by our side and treat us as equals. 🙂 Thank you for reading! xx i’m wearing white tee (similar here) mesh top patent vegan leather pants Acne Studios cardi (similar here) Miu Miu shoes (steal option here) vintage Chanel bag

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ruffled and pushing the limits

Inspiration for the week: Don’t put yourself in a box, and limit your creativity. In my case I’m getting all giddy with this ruffle top.

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River Island Studded Skirt

“The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind- pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego

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the hoodie trend

 So I can’t believe I’m doing another post on the hoodie trend… The first one takes us back to San Francisco and my startup days (read here). Hoodies have a special place in my heart. First of all, it represents my nerdy side. Second, it’s hubby’s uniform, to the point where I’d complain on occasion in the past.  You can imagine my excitement when I realized hoodies are back with a vengeance. They are no ordinary hoodies either. From fast fashion to high luxury brands, everyone is making their own version. Think hoodies with embroidery, exaggerated cuffs, oversized silhouettes, bold texts.. you name it they got it.  But why all of a sudden hoodies took over the world do you think? It’s quite interesting that athleisure trend is here to stay despite the Olympics ended. Could it be the current social and political landscape that’s causing us to go casual? Or it’s simply a way to represent a lifestyle, you know the attitude that you don’t care or you work out all the time. Whatever it is,  I’m loving the fact that street is taking over the runways. To honor that, I’m sharing 5 hoodies I love below. Thanks for reading as always! xx […]

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lately.. february edition

I’ve been posting so much on Instagram, so here’s what I’ve been up to the month of February. Lots of blooms with the sign of spring, Valentine’s Day, and new brunch places like Baci e Vendetta were highlights! You can find the shoppable links to the items I’m wearing below. Thanks for reading! xx

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monochrome dreaming

Fashion week is over, but February hasn’t slowed down one bit. It’s been challenging for me to fit personal updates into Instagram captions, so I’ve been trying my best of keep you guys up to date via Insta-stories and here. This week’s been the first time the weather warmed up which simultaneously got me thinking “no more spontaneous Shake Shack snacks and more gym time”. If anyone has any healthy eating tips or workout routines, please share below. 🙂 Current shopping focus: I’m also on the hunt for some spring/summer shoes. My credit card is super angry with me this long weekend, but I think my Instagram feed will be happy. More on that later… Spring cleaning: Change of seasons also got me thinking about spring cleaning. Over flowing closet means chaos, and I’m all about restoring order. Comment below if there are any pieces you’re interested in buying as I’ve been thinking of selling them here. What we’re watching: The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime History, and it was truly addicting. I didn’t live here when the whole OJ thing happened, so it was very educational for me. Happy Mondayest Tuesday ever, friends! xx  i’m wearing distressed cardigan in different color lace top (similar […]

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weekly check in: monochrome dreaming

Fashion week is over, but February hasn’t slowed down one bit. It’s been challenging for me to fit personal updates into Instagram captions, so I’ve been trying my best of keep you guys up to date via Insta-stories and here. This week’s been the first time the weather warmed up which simultaneously got me thinking “no more spontaneous Shake Shack snacks and more gym time”. If anyone has any healthy eating tips or workout routines, please share below. 🙂 Current shopping focus: I’m also on the hunt for some spring/summer shoes. My credit card is super angry with me this long weekend, but I think my Instagram feed will be happy. More on that later… Spring cleaning: Change of seasons also got me thinking about spring cleaning. Over flowing closet means chaos, and I’m all about restoring order. Comment below if there are any pieces you’re interested in buying as I’ve been thinking of selling them here. What we’re watching: The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime History, and it was truly addicting. I didn’t live here when the whole OJ thing happened, so it was very educational for me. Happy Mondayest Tuesday ever, friends! xx  i’m wearing distressed cardigan in different color lace top (similar […]

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How to wear runway trends irl #NYFW

During the beginning of this month I was in NYC for Who What Wear’s fashion week show, which streamed LIVE and was completely shop-able (check it out here in case you missed it.) Editors curated the show’s looks revolving around different trends of the…

last month in nyc

Look DetailsVintage DKNY Sweater (graphic sweater option here)BLK DNM Leather Bomber (similar here & here)Zara Track Pant (similar here)Stuart Weitzman Boots (similar here)SaveSave

NYFW AW17 visual journal part 2

In our NYFW Aw17 visual journal, you’ll find that 70s vibes and velvet still going strong at the ever so magical Tadashi Shoji show and my look to the Milly show. Rocker chic all the way. Thank you for reading!  i’m wearing What Goes Around Comes Around vintage tee What Goes Around Comes Around vintage bomber faux leather skirt (similar here) fishnet tights OTK boots Chanel bag

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NYFW AW17 visual journal part 1

It’s our first winter back in NYC since our California days, and despite weather being “mild” according to everyone, NYFW kicked out with the blizzard of the season. Now if you were having a work of home day, you may have said oh it doesn’t look so bad outside. But I beg to differ, as I almost got blown away by the wind a few times, and thankful that we survived the first day. Even if the world stops, NYFW must go on. 🙂 In my first part of NYFW AW17 visual diary, you’ll find my first look and one of the first shows we got to attend, Noon by Noor. Beautiful neutrals ftw. Thank you for reading, have an amazing week friends! Photography by Evgeniy Sorbo  i’m wearing Vetements hoodie mesh top faux leather tights (similar here) Thakoon boots (last season, similar here) tan coat Givenchy bag Chanel brooche

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Patent Leather Pants

Being home in the Netherlands for two weeks, I’m catching up with friends and family. A little getaway from Bali to refresh myself with some new energy. Amsterdam’s cold winter

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back to basics

Part of what inspired me to start Fashion Mews was to create this ideal capsule wardrobe with the most essential basics. The items that I could wear over and over again, and mix and match to create different looks. A minimal capsule wardrobe means less time to worry about what to wear every day, less noise and more space. I was recently introduced to EILEEN FISHER’s System, eight essential pieces for my wardrobe, which is exactly answering all my questions! Made out of 97% organic cotton (you guys know that I’m a health freak!), and quality fabrics like silk and linen, I was completely in love. EILEEN FISHER‘s System is exactly what I needed during pre fashion week when I’m running around town, don’t want to worry about what to wear every day, but look stylish. I styled the short shell top with the straight pants over a simple white turtleneck, and all you need is a statement bag and/or shoes to elevate the whole look for day or night. Clean, sleek and simple, my kinda outfit. In collaboration with EILEEN FISHER, all opinions are my own.

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on a personal note

January has been an interesting start to 2017. Despite everything that’s going on around you, we all need to remind ourselves to keep living. It’s been a roller-coaster week! We’re looking for a new apartment, so busting out the walk-in closest love prayers. Fashion Mews got a special project (more on that later) that we can’t wait to share. Last night we woke up to Ramen ninja-vomiting in our bedroom. Hubby thought someone was breaking in, fun times. But a quote for your Chinese New Year: Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. — Buddha Be well and safe out there, dear readers. Photography by Evgeniy Sorbo i’m wearing Storets shirt denim jeans (non distressed option here) Christian Louboutin shoes (leopard ones here) tan coat vintage Chanel bag

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“I wish I could be at all of my favorite places in the world at the same time” #taoofsophiaphilosophy Scotch and Soda jacket H&M sweater and skirt Raw Individuals earrings

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My Favorite Places in The World

“I wish I could be at all of my favorite places in the world at the same time” #taoofsophiaphilosophy PIN IT: Scotch and Soda jacket H&M sweater and skirt Raw

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How to wear lingerie like a tomboy

How to wear lingerie like a tomboy Editorial featuring: ‘So Sweet’ lace bra & ‘Be Mine’ bodysuit, both by Gooseberry Intimates Everything about Italy makes you feel so much more a woman than anywhere else in the world. To one so determined to be a tomboy, as yours truly, however, it is a culture shock to say the least. Handsome Italian men in impeccable suits turn and stare deeply at you, and the more forward of them call after you, ‘Bella!’, often accompanied with a, ‘Where’re you from?’, in heavy Italian accents. As for those male friends more familiarly acquainted, they would have you believe that their whole purpose in life is to pull out your chair, open the door and pick up the check. A claim that ‘I could not sleep if I left a woman pay’ is one I have heard more than once. Yes, being treated as a delicate flower makes you feel so much a woman, or, I should add, like a woman should be. If you sense the sarcasm between the lines here, then it should not surprise you that, in many a conversation over a Campari gone south, I have been accused of being […]

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the art of getting stuck

Ah it’s 7pm! Sunday night! This is gonna be awesome, tonight I’m guest writing for Fashion Mews. It’s gonna be something deep and totally gives A LOT of knowledge for anyone reading it. It’s a brain worm. I’ll be writing about — 10:30pm Melis notices I’m still writing the 300-word-only blog post. “What are you writing..?” She looks over my laptop screen. A beat. “Alright, go take a shower.” Me: “But..can’t you see I’m just getting into this Isaac Asimov’s essay about Creative thinking –?” “No, go take a shower. You’re making this way too complicated. Honestly it shouldn’t be taking you this long.” At least I have half an essay for a future Fashion Mews post. And so I do. Turns out, showering is incredibly helpful in getting inspiration for hard problems. And so dear reader, letting this post fly out in the hopes that if you too, are stuck knee-deep in a project/paper, or work on a late Sunday evening, just take a walk. Go take that shower, get recharged, and give yourself some me-time. The work will still be there waiting for you when you step out. Keep pushing, and we’ll keep writing. Photography by Evgeniy Sorbo i’m wearing […]

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Spice up Your Minimal Interior Whilst Keeping it Simple

Who has been visiting Tao of Sophia the last years, knows that my style was more minimal before. My home in Amsterdam used to be entirely monochrome. I used to be

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a velvet moment

We recently celebrated Fashion Mews’ second year anniversary. While we’re still a baby, I can’t help but feel more comfortable about who we are as a blog and company. My personal style feels the same about this too, which means taking more risks, and following my gut more. If you haven’t noticed already, velvet (along with fishnet) is having a major moment right now. And I’m all for that. I love flirting with warmer tones too, like blush and now burgundy. A pop of color is all you need in this super grey NYC winter, just in time for Chinese New Year #MrsLin. 🙂 Thank you for reading! xx Photography by Evgeniy Sorbo i’m wearing The Beatles shirt (similar here and here) Velvet coat Denim shorts Celine sneakers (similar here) Tights Chanel bag Let’s connect on Snapchat and Bloglovin.

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Noble Leather Wallet Case

When it comes to stuff I use for my business, I usually like it to be simple and practical. Just what the product is invented for – I don’t need any fancy

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