By popular demand via tumblr here's a list of what I'm wearing
Top: American Apparel
Pants: Iono but they're baseball pants
Shoes: Vans Authentics
Belt: American Apparel
By popular demand via tumblr here's a list of what I'm wearing
Top: American Apparel
Pants: Iono but they're baseball pants
Shoes: Vans Authentics
Belt: American Apparel
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.
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
I love Portland! Such an awesome place with a ton of baes. I can't wait to go back <3
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 :')
I'd also like to shout out:
AaronKai for doing the amazing artwork <3
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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............
we all arrived and got shit crackin at XS for Kaskade
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.
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.
XS for Diplo: Mad Decent Mondays
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.
Went back to the Bay last weekend but while I was in Boston I kept receiving texts from my friends saying how some flu virus was going around in Cali. And guess what? Ya gurl caught it. I am currently sobbing in bed as I update this blog post.
Wearing: UNIF jacket, vintage Mass Jersey, American Apparel leggings, Nike Slides
PRAY 4 ME
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.
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.
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 =◕‿◕=
Name: Micah Mahinay // NOODLES
Hometown: Born in San Francisco raised in Hayward California (east bay area)
Living now: Boston Massachusetts
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.
Do not trust anyone
Keep it professional
Don't mix business with pleasure
When people linger on set, when they have absolutely no purpose to be there
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.
Don't have a boyfriend just yet
Bring business cards with you EVERYWHERE
Don't lie about anything
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stay Based Y'all
DJ'in in Vancouver next Friday. Come turn up!
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.
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.
Body party (still) on repeat, its officially fall in Boston, and I don't know what to be for Halloween.
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.
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.
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!!!
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:
Note: BE VERY MINIMAL WITH ACCESSORIES!
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.
-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
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.
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.
-Wool/knitted chunky sweaters
-Camo print anything
THERE YOU HAVE IT FOLKS!!!
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
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
PERSONAL STYLING FOR WOMEN:
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
(MY OUTFIT ABOVE): CROPPED TOP, HAREM PANTS, A BEANIE, A GOLD WATCH, AND WHATEVER SHOESOUTFIT #2:
A LOW CUT BODY SUIT, HIGH WAISTED SHORTS, BACKWARDS HAT (OPTIONAL), AND WHATEVER SHOESOUTFIT #3:
CROPPED TANK TOP, FLANNEL TIES AROUND THE WAIST, DENIM CUT OFFS, A GOLD WATCH, 5 PANEL, AND WHATEVER SHOESOUTFIT #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.
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.
my favorite polaroid I snapped of Kae
KarmaloopTV x Kae style video goin' in
BOY LONDON x KARRUECHE
STYLED BY ME
All outfits were styled by me
This week was SO MUCH FUN! And getting handed this amazing project with Karrueche was beyond anything. With all of us contemplating how to act, how to style, and planning on what to expect was stressful. Possibly one of the more difficult projects I was given, but definitely the best one yet!
I can't believe we pulled this off given the amount of time was given from the higher ups. But like I said in a previous post... "I WORK BETTER UNDER PRESSURE."
And it's so true. I can sit there and complain thinking "I can't do this, based off the time frame." Then I'll snap out of it and get my shit together realizing that I just wasted time telling myself doubtful things.
Never say you can't do anything... I always learn the hard way but in reality you can make that shit happen if you really set your mind to it. This goes for anything in life.
And I have my awesome team to thank for making this experience for Karreuche worth it and fun.
I will post the finalized pics once they hit the Karmaloop site. STAY TUNED!
I AM BLESSED
Went home for 4th of July weekend and chilled with my loved ones.
Watch this video we don't play:
Yo, I was not expecting to get all turnt AT MY HOUSE for 4th of July. But when are Joey and I not... I swear it went from day time drinking to I don't even know at night. Shout out to my cousin Julian lol.
Proud of you Jerry :')
Ok so the main reason why I flew back home for this specific weekend was for this event. The Island Reggae Festival at Great America. My best cousin Cindy's boyfriend was headlining the festival and I haven't seen them in person since last Christmas and I missed them so much! Because all we'd ever do is FaceTime since these fools are always in Hawaii. Anyway, I came out to support Boog and it was awesome! Had a blast, because I'm not used to that scene. It was definitely something different, but also made me realize how much I appreciate reggae music. So chill, hanging with my fam and friends blowing trees to every song J played.
My brother and I aka my twin & I
Love this sucker even tho he's a fucking brat. Spoiled his ass in hella nice gear.
Target with Joey <3
Joey... Must I say anymore? It's literally always a good time with him :)
Sunday with these honeys... Azure & Hunter
So Hunter was in Boston a couple weeks ago and I can honestly say that, that fool is beyond one of the coolest dudes on this planet, def knows the slaps. Justin on the other hand... he's my favorite, he was literally down to go to Santa Cruz with me in 60 degree weather haha xo