EDC 2014

LISTEN TO CARMACKS EDC SET WHILE YOU READ THIS POST

 

THURSDAY

I GOT IN THURSDAY and decided to stay in and drink and gamble with my bay area buds

I GOT IN THURSDAY and decided to stay in and drink and gamble with my bay area buds

JENNA AND I CRIED WHEN WE SAW EACH OTHER

JENNA AND I CRIED WHEN WE SAW EACH OTHER

MY BAY AREA BAES: HUGO & GRADY

MY BAY AREA BAES: HUGO & GRADY

FRIDAY

We went to the Encore Beach Club for my dad Diplo, it was cool. But I was over it after the first 10 minutes bc of the shitty bouncers, and the 72 thousand people bunched up in the pool. I told Jenna and all of them to leave me at the black jack table while she ventured off with Joey lol. I couldn't stand the dry heat ahahah.

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2 drunk ass British dudes came storming in our hotel room because they heard us playing hella loud music. And our dumbasses left the latch on the hotel door open so they just came barging through thinking it was ok. Then randomly started undressing themselves. It was the most terrifying shit ever. Lesson learned. Don't leave your door open -___-

2 drunk ass British dudes came storming in our hotel room because they heard us playing hella loud music. And our dumbasses left the latch on the hotel door open so they just came barging through thinking it was ok. Then randomly started undressing themselves. It was the most terrifying shit ever. Lesson learned. Don't leave your door open -___-

Friday night we went to XS, I forgot who was djing lol. But ya, I think it was Zedd iono. 

Friday night we went to XS, I forgot who was djing lol. But ya, I think it was Zedd iono. 

Left the club cus I was over EDM, and just wanted to go in this Jacuzzi we had in our room. 

Left the club cus I was over EDM, and just wanted to go in this Jacuzzi we had in our room. 

SATURDAY

First off I'd like to give props to the EDC coordinators for making the decision of starting the festival at 5pm each day because it was too fucking hot in Vegas to even comprehend with anything. I can't even believe we attended a pool party during the day before we left for the actual festival. But then again... I did the same thing in Miami for Ultra so yes, I can believe it. I only went to EDC Saturday because I'm clearly a grandma and couldn't handle 3 days of 72 hour days in the desert. And also because sweet baby Aaron, Turtle, and Djemba were playing that day, might I add it was the best line-up out of the 3 days. Hands down this Vegas trip was probably one of my favorite Vegas trips I've ever had, because all my friends were in Vegas raging and we were all pretty much ditching the clubs to gamble.

Anyway, we started SaturDAY with the SYMBOLS pool party Kastle threw at the Downtown Grand hotel and it was tight, it was v low key compared to the other Vegas pool parties, but I liked this one because there weren't a lot of people in the pool, so ya gurl damn near was hittin backstrokes in the water while dancing to Jersey Club music and twirling in my drake bucket hat. (which I solely gave to Trippy Turtle at EDC, due to being so drunk lol.) We had to leave the pool party early to head to the festival and it was the most stressful thing ever. Aaron had to get his artist pass, the entire process was so annoying because the workers at the Cosmo sucked at their jobs. Whatever... bottom line everyone was good and clear once we finally stepped foot into the car and started heading to the festival

SYMBOLS pool party with Trippy & Falcs

SYMBOLS pool party with Trippy & Falcs

Making new friends who happen to be friends with your other friends lol

Making new friends who happen to be friends with your other friends lol

But babygirl was too cute to pass up on

But babygirl was too cute to pass up on

This was the most stressful ride to the Cosmopolitan hotel

This was the most stressful ride to the Cosmopolitan hotel

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We were stuck in traffic so we were making friends with randoms on the freeway on the way to EDC. They threw Gram a kandie bracelet that read "posi-vibes" (how sweet.) We just kept reminding these girls to stay hydrated at the festival cus clearly they were under the influence at this point.

We were stuck in traffic so we were making friends with randoms on the freeway on the way to EDC. They threw Gram a kandie bracelet that read "posi-vibes" (how sweet.) We just kept reminding these girls to stay hydrated at the festival cus clearly they were under the influence at this point.

THESE. DRINK. NAMES. ~~~~~#3~~~~~~ 

THESE. DRINK. NAMES.

~~~~~#3~~~~~~ 

PLUR-tastic with Falcs

PLUR-tastic with Falcs

We went into the crowd for Trippy Turtle 

We went into the crowd for Trippy Turtle 

Jenna is my favorite person on the east coast

Jenna is my favorite person on the east coast

Aaron had the most packed crowd at that 7up stage. I started to shed a tear. Jk. But forreal it was wall to wall, stage to ferris wheeeeeeeel packed. It was beautiful.  Also the 7up stage was super tight because it had a mezzanine floor, while none of the other stages had one. So Djemba, Falcs, and I were watching his set upstairs while swigging out of a Jameson bottle. 

LA boyz

LA boyz

Turtle in my Drake Bucket by: O-MIGHTY Kendo lurking, Falcs looking sus

Turtle in my Drake Bucket by: O-MIGHTY

Kendo lurking, Falcs looking sus

This was taken before Gram left me :(  when we promised we wouldn't leave each other at the festival bc none of us had cellphone reception. But the realm was guiding all of us that we found each other by the trailers. Where I yelled at him hysterically then got over it, when we went to the Belvedere bar to drink more. 

This was taken before Gram left me :(  when we promised we wouldn't leave each other at the festival bc none of us had cellphone reception. But the realm was guiding all of us that we found each other by the trailers. Where I yelled at him hysterically then got over it, when we went to the Belvedere bar to drink more. 

Aaron and I left the 7up area and went to go linger other stages at the festival. We also went to grab food. Might I add the choices of food joints there sucked sooooooo much. But whatever, I don't think kids go to these festivals to eat anyway. We went to go watch Bro Safari then immediately got over it. lol. We were about to ride some rides but the lines were sooooo long. Then we went back to watch Djemba finish. We drank more then watched the 72 hour firework show. It was prettttttttttty.  I'm really glad I got to experience EDC this year, let alone with these guys. Don't be surprised if CARMACK or one of these fools end up playing the mainstage or someshit next year.  Thankssss bb <3         xx NOODLES

Aaron and I left the 7up area and went to go linger other stages at the festival. We also went to grab food. Might I add the choices of food joints there sucked sooooooo much. But whatever, I don't think kids go to these festivals to eat anyway. We went to go watch Bro Safari then immediately got over it. lol. We were about to ride some rides but the lines were sooooo long. Then we went back to watch Djemba finish. We drank more then watched the 72 hour firework show. It was prettttttttttty. 

I'm really glad I got to experience EDC this year, let alone with these guys. Don't be surprised if CARMACK or one of these fools end up playing the mainstage or someshit next year. 

Thankssss bb <3

 

 

 

 

xx NOODLES

Oakland CA

May 8, 2014

This gig was like no other............ It went both ways from being bad to really good. #NEVERFORGET

for the kids who always ask "what's in NOODLES bag"

for the kids who always ask "what's in NOODLES bag"

grimey bathroom selfies

grimey bathroom selfies

Photo By: CJ Media

Photo By: CJ Media

Salamanderz <3

Salamanderz <3

OMG Adrian ^_^

OMG Adrian ^_^

It was so fucking hot in there

It was so fucking hot in there

our doge face

our doge face

Oakland legends: Mike & Daghe

Oakland legends: Mike & Daghe

a v hyphy set by yung noodz

a v hyphy set by yung noodz

 

 

 

 

 

 

xx 

NOODLES

spring season

By popular demand via tumblr here's a list of what I'm wearing

Hat: Vans

Top: American Apparel

Pants: Iono but they're baseball pants

Shoes: Vans Authentics

Watch: Nixon

Belt: American Apparel

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xx

NOODLES

Jacob & I

HEY Y'ALL! HERE'S AN UPDATE ON MY WEIRD LIFE:

Got invited to the Nike HQ in Oregon this past weekend from one of my homies that works corporate for the company. It was like a playground in their company store. I damn near wanted to cry when I was there because Nike has always been a company I wanted to work for, so after getting a tour around I just wanted to live in their building lol. It was also a blessing knowing that it's invite only to step foot into their store. V thankful for all the goodies I got to pick out for Miami! Thanks Will! 

Okay so the store set up was like this:

So when you walk through the front doors, there's a lobby section. And in the lobby section theres a receptionist checking if you're on a specific list so they can give you a slip ticket to get in. So you're supposed to hold onto that until you pay at the end. Obviously you can't take pics in there, but think of an actual Nike outlet store 3x as big. The aisle ways for the shoes were pretty wide than a regular store and they literally had really good shoe selections for most Nike styles. I was actually really surprised to see how many styles they had in store for the many Flyknit designs. AND THEY WERE SOOOO CHEAP OMFG. The workers were beyond nice in there catering to your every question and need. The clothes selection was amazing, that's where I went crazy tbh. Lol I literally grabbed everything basic from dri-fit clothing, to regular hoodies, to tights that complimented my ass. lol. 

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This is Jacob Keller a streetwear fiend. I met him when Karmaloop flew him out to shoot a couple product shots and content for the website a couple months ago. And in all honesty I didn't even know who he was until Derrick brought him to the studio and handed me him to dress. He was super duper quiet when we took him out to dinner and I will never forget the expression on his face when I told one of my interns to go get him food lol. But the absolutely cool thing I realized about him was that he is literally the male version of me (minus the djing part.) Why you ask? He is also 21, streetwear savvy, and an internet guru. He was definitely someone I wanted to get to know after he left because it's very rare to make dope friends in this industry. Which is why I like hanging out with producers/djs  because it gives me a break from my career life and shit.

Anyway, I hit up Jacob an hour before I was about to arrive to Nike just to see if he would actually be down to take some selfies and street style shots and HE ACTUALLY CAME. But not for just me, but because his cool friend BLAKE (who also happened to be from Boston) was in town and had to go to the company store to pick up some new shoesies. Don't you just love when shit works out perfectly lol. It was a v successful trip! <3

SUCH BAE

SUCH BAE

Wearing: T by Alexander Wang sweater, Nike Jersey, American Apparel tights, Nike Roshe's

Wearing: T by Alexander Wang sweater, Nike Jersey, American Apparel tights, Nike Roshe's

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I love Portland! Such an awesome place with a ton of baes. I can't wait to go back <3

 

 

 

 

xx 

NOODLES

2AM REMIX BY AR2 & PI$TOL WHIP

HIIIIIIII EVERYONE,

I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT MY FIRST EVER PRODUCTION TO 2AM BY ADRIAN MARCEL IS FINALLY OUT. I HAVE LINKED UP WITH MY BUDS FROM AR2 TO PUT THIS REMIX TOGETHER. AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK ADRIAN FOR BEING PATIENT WITH MY ASS TO GET THIS PRODUCING PROJECT TOGETHER. I LOVE YOU :')

LISTEN HERE:

I'd also like to shout out:

AaronKai for doing the amazing artwork <3

Follow on soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/pistolwhip

http://soundcloud.com/itsar2

enjoy!

 

 

xx

NOODLES

Vegas 2014

Oh god. I don't even know where to begin, and I don't even know why I'm making a blog post for this. But I just want y'all to know how hard my company goes when it comes to partying then working the next day. I was blessed to work with an amazing team for the duration of the trip as we covered all the tradeshows going down in Vegas. It was exhausting but well worth it... Cabbing from the Venetian for Agenda then mobbing to Mandalay Bay for Project, then heading to Magic, then cabbing back to the Venetian for Liberty & Agenda again. This is what happened............

NIGHT 1: SATURDAY

we all arrived and got shit crackin at XS for Kaskade

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SUNDAY: DAY 

I finally got to stop by the KNYEW shop. And got to meet my buds in person :) Got a bunch of new goodies off their mens line. Stay tuned to see how I style those rare pieces.

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SUNDAY: NIGHT

Our bossman Selkoe (CEO of Karmaloop) Invited us out to go to Hakkasan on a "mandatory staff meeting basis." Little did we know it was to support his main pal Steve Aoki (whom me and jenna absolutely despise) However I'm not going to lie it was a pretty fun night because I was with good people. And Donica's ratchet ass was making me crack up the entire night as we counted how many baes walked by our table lol.

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my jenna twerk<3

my jenna twerk<3

I h8 him so much -___-

I h8 him so much -___-

Aoki in with the rare selfie with his crowd

Aoki in with the rare selfie with his crowd

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Donica the MVB aka Most Valuable Bae

Donica the MVB aka Most Valuable Bae

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<3

<3

JENNA TORT DOES NOT PLAY WHEN IT COMES TO DRINKING

JENNA TORT DOES NOT PLAY WHEN IT COMES TO DRINKING

Me and Aunty D

Me and Aunty D

I love Jenna so much <3

I love Jenna so much <3

THE SQUADDDDDDD: Womens Accessories buyer: Donica Me SVP boss lady: Janeen Womens Apparel buyer: Jenna

THE SQUADDDDDDD:

Womens Accessories buyer: Donica

Me

SVP boss lady: Janeen

Womens Apparel buyer: Jenna

Daymond from Shark Tank and my team getting last call drinks at some bar after leaving the club lol 

Daymond from Shark Tank and my team getting last call drinks at some bar after leaving the club lol 

MONDAY: THE STRUGGLE.....

Tradeshow: Agenda

MissKL.com

MissKL.com

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HELLZ BELLZ

HELLZ BELLZ

WE R IN LUV

WE R IN LUV

SELFIE WIFFFF DA BAE <3

SELFIE WIFFFF DA BAE <3

I DIED

I DIED

CROOKS N' CASTLES HOSPITALITY <3

CROOKS N' CASTLES HOSPITALITY <3

JABBAWOCKEEZ NIGGA

JABBAWOCKEEZ NIGGA

MY MAIN BAES <3

MY MAIN BAES <3

MONDAY: NIGHT

XS for Diplo: Mad Decent Mondays

Getting ready be like....

Getting ready be like....

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Aunty D getting turnt with Big Rich from Kazbah

Aunty D getting turnt with Big Rich from Kazbah

selfie with this couple makin good love outside

selfie with this couple makin good love outside

Oh man Derrick from PLNDR surprised me with this one

Oh man Derrick from PLNDR surprised me with this one

TUESDAY: Day 2

Alysha Nett, Me, JNELV, Lanie from Hellz Bellz <3

Alysha Nett, Me, JNELV, Lanie from Hellz Bellz <3

YOUR FAVORITE YUNG PINAYS: JNELV x NOODLES

YOUR FAVORITE YUNG PINAYS: JNELV x NOODLES

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YES! JENNA AND I GOT FAT TUESDAYS IT WAS ONLY RIGHT

YES! JENNA AND I GOT FAT TUESDAYS IT WAS ONLY RIGHT

And by this point my phone ran out of room to snap more pics. That was the most exhausting Vegas trip ever! And I'm so glad to be away from that city. 

 

 

 

xx NOODLES

RANDOM UPDATE ON MY LIFE W/ MY IPHONE

I SUCK. I KNOW. 

But here's what's happened from Holiday season. 95% of these pics were all captured on my iPhone. lol. The transition from the iPhone 4s to 5s was MAJOR. 

EARLY DECEMBER: KARMALOOP FREAKATHON

@LILINTERNET 

@LILINTERNET 

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DJd the Karmaloop Freakathon 

DJd the Karmaloop Freakathon 

Obviously Julian hosted it

Obviously Julian hosted it

These strippers tho

These strippers tho

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Me n bo$$man Selkoe

Me n bo$$man Selkoe

Guario & Jenna <3

Guario & Jenna <3

@WORK

Me n Derrick <3

Me n Derrick <3

Nam my wizard<3

Nam my wizard<3

Debi the Karmaloop hair/mua <3

Debi the Karmaloop hair/mua <3

MY AWESOME TEAM: YEJIN, DEBI, NESS

MY AWESOME TEAM: YEJIN, DEBI, NESS

:)

:)

Mari the photographer

Mari the photographer

STILL IN BOSTON...

xo

xo

VANCOUVER

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BACK IN BOSTON

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Shooting with Bone Thugs

Shooting with Bone Thugs

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They performed an hour set at work

They performed an hour set at work

BACK IN THE BAY

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@BOYTWEETSWORLDX

@BOYTWEETSWORLDX

I DJd at Otis

I DJd at Otis

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Me and @DJAMEN3000 <3

Me and @DJAMEN3000 <3

Azure, Drewbyrd, Myself, & Dj Amen <3

Azure, Drewbyrd, Myself, & Dj Amen <3

LOS ANGELES

Sliink x Athletixx

Sliink x Athletixx

Me n Milo <3

Me n Milo <3

me, Milo, & Michael <3

me, Milo, & Michael <3

These guys

These guys

This bromance 

This bromance 

DTLA

DTLA

Me n Bianca <3

Me n Bianca <3

Me, Josephine, and Garath

Me, Josephine, and Garath

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Me n the cutest lil bae @wifislilangel

Me n the cutest lil bae @wifislilangel

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Me n Ariella <3

Me n Ariella <3

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Remy <3

Remy <3

I can't even

I can't even

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Boy London showroom

Boy London showroom

~Swag goodies~

~Swag goodies~

Young & Reckless showroom

Young & Reckless showroom

DRAMA AND HIS DOG <3

DRAMA AND HIS DOG <3

Dimepiece showroom

Dimepiece showroom

I LITERALLY NEED THIS ENTIRE CAM'RON COLLECTION FOR SPRING 14'

I LITERALLY NEED THIS ENTIRE CAM'RON COLLECTION FOR SPRING 14'

HBIC'S of @Dimepiecela

HBIC'S of @Dimepiecela

Lil Death selfie

Lil Death selfie

We all are dating

We all are dating

The many selfies with Lola <3

The many selfies with Lola <3

Lola's massages tho <3

Lola's massages tho <3

Lola, Roger, & I <3

Lola, Roger, & I <3

My bae Remy werkin it 4 me

My bae Remy werkin it 4 me

iono

iono

Same

Same

Iono but me and Falcs took hella selflies together this entire trip

Iono but me and Falcs took hella selflies together this entire trip

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BAES

BAES

ECHO PARK 

ECHO PARK 

Selfie gang 

Selfie gang 

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Leah of Married to the Mob

Leah of Married to the Mob

Mink Pink spring 14' line

Mink Pink spring 14' line

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Vans booth with Michelle <3

Vans booth with Michelle <3

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Hoodbae made me a cd so kute <3

Hoodbae made me a cd so kute <3

Back in Boston

Kittens @ Good Life

Kittens @ Good Life

My amazing coworker boiz

My amazing coworker boiz

Elektro magazine 

Elektro magazine 

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Me and Jenna <3

Me and Jenna <3

Marie, her boyfriend Kes, and his best friend Rosh aka the cutest aussie babes came to visit me in Boston

Marie, her boyfriend Kes, and his best friend Rosh aka the cutest aussie babes came to visit me in Boston

I cannot even believe what I saw that night

I cannot even believe what I saw that night

Me n my bestestfraaaaaaan <3

Me n my bestestfraaaaaaan <3

YA, JUST WHEN U THOT U COULDN'T GET ENOUGH SELFIES OF ME I THINK I JUST BROKE A WORLD RECORD. LOLOLOL. HAD SO MUCH FUN THE PAST COUPLE MONTHS. 

 

 

 

 

XO, NOODLES

FOR ALL THE COLLEGE KIDS

WHAT UP Y'ALL IT'S YA GURL NOODLES. AND I MUST APOLOGIZE FOR THE LACK OF POSTS. BUT THINGS ARE STARTING TO SLOW DOWN BC HOLIDAY SEASON JUST ENDED. ANYWAY... THIS POST IS MAINLY FOR ALL THE COLLEGE KIDS WHO HAVE BEEN EMAILING ME CONSTANTLY TO DO AN INTERVIEW WITH SOMEONE IN THEIR FIELD OF INTEREST, WHO HAVE HAPPENED TO CHOOSE ME. (emoji blush sign) SOOOOOOOO.... HERE'S THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS EVERY INTERVIEW ALWAYS TENDS TO START OFF WITH AND END OFF WITH. IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS GO ON AND SHOOT ME AN EMAIL: WICVH.COM/CONTACT 

I'VE BEEN MAD BUSY SO I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE IF I DON'T RETURN TO ANY OF YOUR EMAILS IN A TIMELY MANNER. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING =◕‿◕= 

STAY IN SCHOOL KIDS! IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!

QUESTIONS:

Name: Micah Mahinay // NOODLES

Age: 21

Hometown: Born in San Francisco raised in Hayward California (east bay area)

Living now: Boston Massachusetts

Whats it like in a typical day at Karmaloop:

IT DEPENDS ON WHAT KIND OF SHOOT IS GOING ON... So say we're shooting product for the website it goes like this: Call time for hair & make up is at 9 am. The make up artist is usually in studio before the photographers, stylists, and interns get in. While hair and make up is getting done, I'm usually with my interns prepping what items need to get shot for the day. Once everything is pulled and styled we begin shooting (on white backdrop.)

Now if its a lookbook shoot things are way different vs. shooting catalog (website) usually lookbooks take more time because it's a process. You have to plan a concept, theme, pull the right clothes, scout locations, cast models,  figure out budget, do the logistics part and travel. So with that being said obviously these are the more fun shoots, but WAAAAAY more time consuming. Usually a month in advance is when the planning process should be kicking in.

What's the most valuable thing you've learned about the industry:

Do not trust anyone

Keep it professional

Don't mix business with pleasure

What bugs you most about your job:

When people linger on set, when they have absolutely no purpose to be there

What Inspires you:

Art and normal peoples lifestyles. I love meeting new people and getting to know them it's usually really moving seeing how different everyone is. 

What advice would you give to someone entering the fashion industry:

Don't have a boyfriend just yet

Bring business cards with you EVERYWHERE

Don't lie about anything

What exactly is your title:

Head Stylist

What do you absolutely HATE/LOVE about your job:

I honestly hate nothing about it, It's what I always wanted. I work with creative individuals, and I get to shoot with popular people. 

How did you know that the fashion industry was something you wanted to pursue your entire life in:

I was always into being different in my group of friends growing up from middle school - college. I always listened to different music and dressed way different compared to my clique of friends. I mean I wasn't really popular growing up until I guess you could say I started my blog. But even then, my Sophomore year of high school was when I started my fashion blog and I didn't really talk to anyone. It just had content that consisted of daily outfit posts, trend spotting, fashion week recaps, and over all music coverage. Kinda just developed an obsession with the internet then started branding myself from there. I hung out with older people, went out a lot, met a lot of people, and would just attend A LOT of shows/events underage. Which I'm very happy I started young because it's taught me a lot growing up. 

As high school went along I received a scholarship to FIDM my junior year so I figured why not just do it for the sake of doing it. I took it as a sign to move forward. Very glad I did it. Any design school is a trip damn near had me in tears my last year of college lol. 

If you didn't choose fashion what would you have gone with:

I would of went into video production. I love film. I love editing. I'm final cut pro certified and I def wanted to get into it. I'm more a visual person which is why I majored in Visual Communications. I like to create shit that looks appealing to the human eye. But other than dealing with artsy things. I would of went to culinary school too. It's always been a dream of mine to own a food truck lolololol. i LOVE FOOD & TO COOK.

 

The Synchronicity

Clearly the synchronicity of the realm was 10x more realer than ever today. I popped upstairs on the 5th floor to tell one of the copy writers something. Then out of the blue, my dude Derrick came walking thru in all black as I stood there in all white. Visually speaking our clothes spoke for us to the point where we'd be fools not to take studio pictures together. lol. 

Photos by:  Mari Nishimura Visual concept by:  Jenna Tort <3

Photos by: 

Mari Nishimura

Visual concept by: 

Jenna Tort <3

My favorite guy at work. 

My favorite guy at work. 

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Stay Based Y'all

 

 

DJ'in in Vancouver next Friday. Come turn up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

xx Noodles

Street Philosophy

Damn, it's low key starting to snow in Boston. But it's pretty awesome to be experiencing that shit because I'm not used to it at all. ESP it being November. I just came back from the Bay last weekend, and literally went from being 75 degrees to straight up 30. lol. (WHAT EVEN) I can't seem to find the right clothes to wear while trying to stay cute and stylish. But I will say that these awesome pieces (shirt & pants) I received from Becca: the owner of wunderlustshop.com are keeping me in check. 

Follow them on facebook & instagram (2 many kute stuff 2 handle) 

Wearing: Top and Pants from  wunderlustshop.com Jacket: Motel Boots: Timberland

Wearing:

Top and Pants from 

wunderlustshop.com

Jacket: Motel

Boots: Timberland

Photos taken by TOMMY VO! <3 Instagram : Tommyvobot twitter: tommyvosays webpage: simplyjaw.com (coming soon)

Photos taken by TOMMY VO! <3

Instagram : Tommyvobot

twitter: tommyvosays

webpage: simplyjaw.com (coming soon)

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Giving Season is in Progress

Over 10 years ago, I remember being so young when I found out my cousin was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer. I swear to god it was one of the hardest things to see him go through while he was going through Leukemia therapy. I was so young I didn't fully understand what was going on, but I did remember seeing him in his bed resting like an angel. I was so scared he wouldn't make it, but he fought through it. I think I was mainly more touched by the situation bc my Kuya Bugsy was considered one of my older brothers that always watched over me and always called me his little baby. So seeing him go through pain was by far the hardest things my family and I had to see. My siblings and I would go visit him in the hospital in San Francisco and he would lecture us into taking care of ourselves and health. 

I LOVE HIM SO MUCH, HE ALWAYS MAKES ME LAUGH, HE'S SO CARING, AND IS JUST OVERALL A GOOD PERSON.

Last week I woke up one morning and stared in my mirror (as emo as this sounds) and was just soooooo tired of my overall look. I think I have a problem. Anyway, I just kept looking and realized I wanted to do something different to my everyday look. So I came to conclusion that I wanted to cut my hair. I immediately texted Debi at 6am (the hair and make up artist at Karmaloop) and said "Debi, I want you to cut my hair.." and at first she thought I was kidding, and replied saying "I'll let you ask me again when you're fully awake" lol. So I arrived to work and was like "DEBI I NEED YOU TO CUT MY HAIR, I WANT TO DONATE IT" And right after she saw how serious I was she went into cutting. 

With that being said, I was able to kill 2 birds with one stone. Getting a new look with myself that I absolutely LOVE. And I was able to donate to the Lymphoma cancer society at a nearby Hospital here in Boston. I couldn't be anymore happier with the turn out of the situation. 

I'm so glad I have so many good people around me, that I just felt the need to give back. And not only does it stop there. I just love helping people out. This season, is only going to get better.  

REMAIN HUMBLE. AND HELP THOSE WHO HELP YOU. 

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Central Square

Tis' the season to wear black. And ya gurl damn well loving all the dudes and gals toning it down a bit. Don't worry I didn't cut my hair. However it's beanie season and when you have long hair like me you need a clever way to stay warm without your hair being all over ya face. 

I got to link up with Lauren Engal who is a 19 year old fashion based photographer from Hong Kong / Bay Area but now lives in Boston. Uh yeah I spazzed out when we exchanged numbers and her area code read "510" because you know I'm from the East Bay Area. Anyway she's a young, talented, and creative soul. Possibly one of the cutest chinese girls I have ever met. What I enjoyed about shooting with her was how we didn't have a specific location in mind we were just winging wherever looked cool. You know... cuz improvising is literally one of the best skills a human being can have. I don't know: if you can make nothing into something, or make something worthless looking something expensive, I feel like thats a gift. And every place we came across was so simple yet interesting looking. We shot in Cambridge in Central Square. 

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Bay Area's Finest: Ft. California's Sweetheart

Before I begin to type I want to apologize for having a delay in updating my blog. I've been maaaaaad busy with a new transition at work that I literally always think about blogging but tend to forget to actually document my life. Lol. Anyway lets proceed to the post... shall we? 

 

OKAY So this week was awesome because my girl Carissa Rossi the main face of KarmaloopTV's interviews had hit me up to let me know that Lil Debbie was coming in to play in the studio for an interview with her. Immediately I got super stoked only because Debbie being from the Bay. Ever since I moved to the Beaaaaaaaan I swear I get soooooo happy when I meet someone new who says they're originally from the bay. Therefore you could only imagine how I felt when getting handed this last minute project. (Not complaining) Because it turned our more successful than planned. haha. So not only was Debbie having a show at the Middle East in Cambridge MA, but I got to shoot a couple of fits on her for the Guru website. THE FINESSE WAS REAL...

The official Images will be on my main page site once they are edited and approved by my team. YEEEEE. 

WAIT THE LITERAL FACT I GOT HER TO SMILE AND THE FACT SHE SUGGESTED TO DO AN AIR CHAIR POSE. MADE THIS PHOTO EXTREMELY RARE AND SPECIAL.

WAIT THE LITERAL FACT I GOT HER TO SMILE AND THE FACT SHE SUGGESTED TO DO AN AIR CHAIR POSE. MADE THIS PHOTO EXTREMELY RARE AND SPECIAL.

Photo by: Tommy Vo <3

Photo by: Tommy Vo <3

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CARISSA DOIN HER DAMN THANGGGGG DEBBIES EP DROPS OCTOBER 22

CARISSA DOIN HER DAMN THANGGGGG

DEBBIES EP DROPS OCTOBER 22

REMY DOIN WHAT SHES BEST AT

REMY DOIN WHAT SHES BEST AT

TWITTER:  @WICVH, @GUNSGARCIA, @MODELGIBRAN, @REMYFOX, @L1LDEBBIE

TWITTER:  @WICVH, @GUNSGARCIA, @MODELGIBRAN, @REMYFOX, @L1LDEBBIE

For once I finally felt the Bay actually out in Boston. The crowd was turnt, the DJ before Lil Debbie was playing REAL #newbay shit. It was awesome!!! 

 

 

 

xx Noodles

 

 

Fall Essentials Guide: By Noodles

Time to get ready for the new season which happens to be my FAVORITE season: FALL! 

Why is it my favorite you ask? The weather is amazing, it preps you for Winter, and I'm in love with the seasons trends that come back. 

Take and look and read whats on MY ESSENTIAL guide for this season... 

 

YES I AM BRINGING SAGGING BACK FOR THE GAL'S!

Obviously I've been listening to a ton of TLC that I got inspired by my favorite girl in the group: Lisa Left Eye Lopes (RIP) love u babygirl

Boxers will keep you warm in your sweats, boyfriend jeans, and Harem pants!

My all-time favorite way to style my personal get ups is in a cozy, tom boyish/girly way. 

On this specific list:

-Harem sweats

-Jerseys

-Sneaker Wedges

Note: BE VERY MINIMAL WITH ACCESSORIES! 

 

 

OUTFIT 1:

top: Thrifted pants: Zara sneaker wedges: Adidas  Originals watch: Nixon  

top: Thrifted

pants: Zara

sneaker wedges: Adidas  Originals

watch: Nixon

 

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Outfit 2: 

Girls & Boys in a previous post I wrote a long entry on how to style your Jordans I am highly aware I didn't pare my Jordan jersey with any sneakers. So lets bring it back to how I mentioned I like dressing like a dude but in a girly way. This specific outfit was destined to be an all black look, but I just had to make it pop somehow without playing it safe with all black. So what better way to style it than pairing a jersey with some riding pants.

Needs:

-Jerseys (I said this already)  I'm serious tho' all types of jerseys are "IN" right now

-Quilted patterned garnements  

-Black basic wear

-The perfect black skinnies

- Unique looking booties

 

jersey: Given to me by my intern Lily riding pants: American Apparel quilted letterman: Zara purse: Vintage Chanel

jersey: Given to me by my intern Lily

riding pants: American Apparel

quilted letterman: Zara

purse: Vintage Chanel

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Outfit 3:

Yesssssss flannel season, when it's most appropriate to wear!!! I was observing some shows from the previous NY Fashion Week and was sooooo happy to see that cropped tops are still in for this season! You know me and cropped tops. Anyway another favorite clothing piece I absolutely love on the fellas and gals are letterman/varsity jackets. They're warm, cozy, and stylish. They pretty much go with anything you layer it on top of. 

Needs: 

 -Varsity jacket

-Cropped tops

-Boyfriend Jeans

-Strappy Heels

 

jacket: Members Only jeans: Joey's jeans I stole lol flannel: GAP shoes: Steven by Steve Madden

jacket: Members Only

jeans: Joey's jeans I stole lol

flannel: GAP

shoes: Steven by Steve Madden

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Outfit 4:

Obviously Fall is most appropriate to wear Camo print. Although this specific trend never left. I've always been a fan of camo on dudes and gals. It literally goes withe everything. But before the trend started to spread towards the girls side, wearing camo in the fall was probably my favorite thing to see on guys. It's so HOT! I don't know why. But it just is! And wait, lets not forget that fall is the transition into winter. And summers transition into fall. Therefore showing skin is still appropriate depending on the weather. Let's just say... check the weather before you start to rock shorts or skirts with your fit. 

Needs: 

 -Wool/knitted chunky sweaters

-Denim bottoms

-Circle skirts

-Socks! 

-Vans

-Camo print anything

 

 

camo jacket: thrifted sweater: J. Crew circle skirt: American Apparel socks: American Apparel shoes: Vans Sk8 Hi's from DQM  

camo jacket: thrifted

sweater: J. Crew

circle skirt: American Apparel

socks: American Apparel

shoes: Vans Sk8 Hi's from DQM

 

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SHOES: 1) Jeffrey Campbell   2) Steven by Steve Madden 3) Vans sk8 hi's 4) Adidas Originals  

SHOES:

1) Jeffrey Campbell  

2) Steven by Steve Madden

3) Vans sk8 hi's

4) Adidas Originals

 

THERE YOU HAVE IT FOLKS!!! 

 

 

 

XX NOODLES

The many adventures with African Frank

Twas a lovely morning/afternoon with Atem. This fool is nonstop a good time, he always be laughing at my stupid jokes I make. As I do to his stupid jokes too. But other than that, his fashion sense is on point! I love this dude, he always has the most exclusive shit ever, every time he comes into the studio I literally eye rape his clothes he wears. I can honestly say that Atem is one rare fellow. He kind of reminds me of myself... Why? He just turned 21 and is working as an Assistant buyer at Karmaloop. (YOUNG AND HE GETTIN' IT) By far one of the rarest, youngest, coolest dudes doin' it.

Anyway we got brunch at Beehive with our coworkers. And all I can say is... THAT PLACE IS BOMB.COM! 

 

And before you begin lurking this post.. Atem and I did not plan this tiger camo pants look! I SWEAR. 

 

Photos below were taken by: Brittany Wood

 

 

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A reblog on how to style Jordans with your fit

MY TIPS ON HOW TO STYLE YOUR J's -Noodles

Calm down you don't have to follow them, I'm just giving advice... Because some people just need it: 

Okay so as I stated before in a previous post, I’ve gone through so many phases from Middle School till now. And speaking of middle school one of my phases that stopped throughout high school was my shoe game stage. Believe it or not I used to collect sooooooo many sneakers from Nike Dunks and Blazers, to Jordan’s, to Converse and shit. However, recently I’ve been wearing Jordan’s because of how comfy they are. Although I sold a bunch of shoes I managed to keep my ultimate favorite ones which involve my red black and white 1′s, my cardinal 7′s, and my red black and white 11′s. AND OF COURSE MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ONE’S WHICH ARE THESE BLACK AND GOLD 1′S.

So being a stylist, I’ve decided to share my tips when it comes to styling Jordan’s. They might be very vague and boring but it usually helps my friends and cousins when they ask how to pair sneakers with a nice outfit. And I understand my style is fucking weird to some people… I’m just sharing with y’all how I put my outfits together when wearing Jordan’s


TIP 1: DON’T OVER MATCH YOUR OUTFIT.

This means whatever color your Jordan’s are try not to wear a top that synchronizes with the shoe. Majority of the time, the first thing someone notices when talking or looking at you is your top. Then works their eyes lower, focusing on what you’re wearing. (actually thats a lie for me because I usually look at someones shoes first hahah) An easy way to do an easy get up, is to pick ONE color off the shoe and kind of play off the outfit with a pattern. If that makes sense.

TIP 2: STUNT ON PEOPLE.

Bring out your gold watches, your chains, and rings. Accessorize your outfit because paying attention to detail is very subtle yet noticeable. A lot of people don’t realize this but when you wear jewelry, people will either wanna ROB YOU or BE YOUR FRIEND haha. BUT… I’ve come to a realization that Jordan’s look soooo good with gold (well the ones I have.) Just because I often only kept the shoes that stuck with the ORIGINAL color palette focusing on red black and white. And I just think gold looks so good with that palette. ANYWAYYYYYY!

TIP 3: THERE’S A TIME AND PLACE WHEN TO WEAR JORDANS

This means DON’T ALWAYS WEAR THEM WHERE EVER YOU GO. Prom is definitely not the place to wear them, nor is church, nor is the beach. I say this because prom is the time to look elegant and classy FOR ONE NIGHT. Don’t go to this event trying to be “swaged out etc…” And for church (ok I’m not very religious to begin with I probably go to church like twice a year) But whenever I do it’s always right to be dressed appropriate for the 1 hour ceremony you’re attending. So stick to semi formal wear. And for the beach… COME ON DONT BE DUMB NOW.

PERSONAL STYLING OUTFITS FOR MEN:
OUTFIT #1: A SHORT SLEEVED CHAMBRAY BUTTON UP, BLACK SKINNY JEANS, A LETTER MAN JACKET, A BLACK BEANIE, GOLD WATCH, AND WHATEVER PAIR OF SHOES YOU WANT TO WEAR


OUTFIT #2: A WHITE V-NECK, CAMO SHORTS, A 5 PANEL, A GOLD CHAIN, RAY BANS, WHATEVER SHOES


OUTFIT #3: A PRINTED SHORT SLEEVED BUTTON UP (SOLL UP SLEEVES), KHAKI SKINNYS, HUF OF SUPREME HAT, GOLD WACH, AND WHATEVER SHOES YOU WANT


OUTFIT #4: TRIBAL PRINT T-SHIRT, A DENIM JACKET (RULL UP THE SLEEVES), A BLACK BEANIE, BLACK SKINNY JEANS, A GOLD CHAIN, AND WHATEVER SHOES


OUTFIT #5 (MY ULTIMATE FAVORITE): ALL BLACK EVERYTHING! WITH GOLD ACCESSORIES. BLACK V-NECK OR BUTTON UP, BLACK SKINNY JEANS, BLACK BEANIE, AND WHATEVER SHOES

PERSONAL STYLING FOR WOMEN:
OUTFIT #1

(MY OUTFIT ABOVE): CROPPED TOP, HAREM PANTS, A BEANIE, A GOLD WATCH, AND WHATEVER SHOES

OUTFIT #2:

A LOW CUT BODY SUIT, HIGH WAISTED SHORTS, BACKWARDS HAT (OPTIONAL), AND WHATEVER SHOES

OUTFIT #3:

CROPPED TANK TOP, FLANNEL TIES AROUND THE WAIST, DENIM CUT OFFS, A GOLD WATCH, 5 PANEL, AND WHATEVER SHOES

OUTFIT #4:

LEOPARD PRINT TOP, DENIM CUT OFFS, A BEANIE, AND WHATEVER SHOES (GOLD ACCESSORIES)

OUTFIT #5:

OVERSIZED T-SHIRT (TIE A KNOT TO THE RIGHT SIDE MAKING IT CROPPED, ROLL UP THE SLEEVES), HIGH WAISTED SHORTS, A BLACK BELT WITH A GOLD BUCKLE, RAY BANS, AND WHATEVER SHOES

 

YOOOOOOO THIS WAS MY FAVORITE POST I MADE WHEN I WAS BLOGGING ON THE DROOP SITE. I JUST HAD TO RE-BLOG THIS ON HEREEEEEEE. HOPE Y'ALL ENJOYED IT. 

 

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- NOODLES 

GEEKED UP

For those who don't know... I DJ and do a lot of random things because I enjoy doing them. And every so often I release a mixtape with songs that are currently on my playlist. Some people ask me how I determine to pick these specific songs to throw into a mix. And I usually just go through new music artists send me or just go through shuffle on my Ipod that make the most sense to throw in. So here's my latest mixtape featuring Bay Area rap, Jersey music, and the Dream. I LOVE THE DREAM.

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-NOODLES