By Anna C.

Ayla & Co. Take II

Tassels, fringe, leather and silk, what’s better?….NOTHING

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A blur of cherry blossoms printed on silk creates a refreshing contrast on this Philosophy fringe tunic.

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A zip-off leather jacket turns crop-top. Perfect for a quick outfit change.

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B. May  has bags for every look.

This black leather tote fits anything and everything you need for a day out.

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Pencil straight leggings from J. Crew are an easy choice when paired with ankle strap stilettos.

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 323 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Model: Lexi Wung



Jean Paul Gaultier (and other goodies) for Spring 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Narmeen & Nadia at Ayla & Co. for a small spring preview shoot. I fell in love with this JPG dress the minute I saw it and I knew just the girl to pull it off!

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SHEI Magazine’s cover girl Lexi Wung has the slender body and fierce style to bring this piece to life on the streets of Ann Arbor.

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One of my favorite things about going to Ayla & Co. is seeing their newest collection of B. May Bags. From totes to clutches, B. May has the most beautifully hand made leather bags—made right here in Michigan!

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It was obviously not as warm at it looks during this shoot, but this oversized BP Studio merino wool sweater was the perfect balance to round out the day.

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The mash-up of colors in this dress really pops against the emerald green of the sweater. Gold accessories accentuate the color contrasts and draw your attention to the smallest details of each piece—from oversized pockets to tassel-like fringe, this outfit is a statement in itself.

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Michigan weather may be unpredictable, but Ayla & Co. never fails when it comes to high-end designer apparel and accessories.

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Bye-Bye Frost Bite

When it is this cold out, all I want to do is sit at home, wrapped in a blanket and binge drink hot tea.

But when class, work or some social outing drags you into below zero temps, you can’t forget to bundle up…in style.




Take your favorite snuggling blanket to the neck level with a chic wrap or poncho. This statement piece  is both comfortable and stylish.

Bye-Bye frost bite.




My number 1 recommendation for winter: pack your heels and put them on inside.

There is nothing worse than A. cold feet and B. suede heels ruined by sidewalk salt.




suede & calf hair heels: Madewell. black dress: Alexander Wang. woven sweater: Brooks Brothers. two-tone shawl: Cejon.




Things are obviously going to get toasty at happy hour…be prepared to shed the layers.

This DVF handbag is perfect for holding your scarf, mittens and an occasional hand warmer.



It’s mid-January and the snow isn’t going anywhere.

Just deal with it.



Keep dreaming of Spring Break and warmth will come your way.



Model: Alice Bae
Photography: logi

My Portfolio

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I’ve created a web portfolio that details all of my works, past and present. The site allows me to go into more detail about jobs, projects, blogs, internships and my creative process.


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A traditional résumé is great, but with this web portfolio I can thoroughly display my works (without having to worry about fitting everything onto 1-page).


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See my blogs of the past, my work history, photographs from shoots I’ve been involved in, including SHEI Magazine and style collages I’ve created over the years.


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5 Things I Plan to Wear in 2015

1. two-piece bathing suit


If I’m going to show more skin, I’d choose a suit from Mara Hoffman’s collection of colorful prints and mesmerizing patterns.


2. Fishtail Braid

Alexander Wang - Backstage - Spring 2010 MBFW

 All you short haired ladies out there know what it’s like to grow it out. I’ll be stoked the day I can actually do something besides pinning back my bands.


3. Pencil Skirt

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As I (hopefully) enter the professional world after graduation, I’ll have to amp up my work wardrobe.

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4. Shinola

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I’m actually obsessed with this Detroit-based watch company and one of these watches would make a great graduation present (hint, hint). Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 11.57.08 AM

5. Confidence

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No matter what I look like, what I wear, confidence will be the key to my success in 2015.

Sparkly and Shine — NYE Inspiration

In 2015 you’re going to dazzle, sparkle and shine with confidence

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Be the best person you can be with a personal style that makes a statement

Edited 2 Edited 1Fashion has no age limit. Each day is an opportunity to play a new part.

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Edited 6Velvet short jumper – Loft. Gold shoulder bag – Coach. Sequined jacket – Rachel Zoe. Black heels – Urban Outfitters. Black stone necklace – The Get Up

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Confidence is the best accessory

Edited 13Make this New Year’s a celebration of you individuality, uniqueness and inner beauty

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Edited 17Red leather heels – Via Spiga. Grey wool jacket & silver beaded necklace – Loft. Earrings – The Get Up.

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There is nothing stopping you.

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Model: Sola Muno

Photography: Anna C.




The Webster Miami

 I’m officially obsessed with

The Webster Miami.

If Santa exists and all my dreams could come true, I’d send him this wish list:

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Anthony Vaccarello (blouse), Nina Ricci (long sleeve) Julien David (dress)

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Anthony Vaccarello (skirt) , Alexander Wang (white), Bouchra Jarrar, Alejandro Ingelmo (heel)

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Mary Katrantzou (dresses), Carven (skirt), Stella Jean (shirt)

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Tom Ford (sunglasses), Lanvin (clutch), Eddie Borgo (stud earrings and bracelet), Givenchy (chain link bracelet)


There is nothing better than being somewhere warm during winter. For a Michigander, it doesn’t get much better than a holiday get-a-way in South Beach.

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Sun-filled days and lively nights make SoBe the best place for a mini vaca.

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You can image how great it feels to where open-toed heels in December!

This Madewell outbound jacket is a great day-to-night piece.

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There is always something going on—morning, noon and night.

This Marc by Marc Jacobs timepiece is a perfect accessory.

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No matter how beautiful the weather is, I always make time for a little shopping in a new city.

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The most amazing boutique called The Webster stole my heart the moment I walked in.

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What better accessory than a little SoBe man candy?

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Chris is wearing H&M and Zara.

A light blazer is all he needs for a night out on Ocean Drive.

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Shades at night? When they’re Ray bans, why not?

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Photo Credit: Chris W, Joel G, Anna C.

First Snowfall.

The current forecast in Michigan:

Snow. More snow. Wind, ice and runny noses.



IMG_6260Jacket: American Rag. Felt Hat: Biltmore.


Strip off the layers and head inside.

It’s hot cocoa season!

Leather Jacket: Maje, Paris. Silk Top: BCBG. Necklace: V2V. Watch: Fossil.


Suede Wedge Boots: Nine West. Pants: J. Crew. Leather Shoulder Bag: Acoté.

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Dress Me Up…en cuir

I don’t really do Halloween. I’ve never been into the whole “dressing up” thing.

There is nothing more spook-tacularly stylish than the color black. In honor of my love of leather and my disinterest in being a “sexy” anything, I’ve put together an ensemble of alternative Halloween attire.

Although some may disagree, The Kooples does wonders with leather.

Ses robes, Ses pantalones, Ses jupes….

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The simplicity is scary!

Set off the glossy black leather with a crisp white cotton tee. 

…ou un t-shirt en soie, ou en lin.

It’s no mystery why the leather jacket has lived on for so long.

Trick-or-Treat? I’ll pass.

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There’s nothing more tempting than a woman dressed in cuir noir.

Happy Halloween. 


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