last week at a “happy hour” hosted by dolce vita and tumblr, i fell in love. i cannot find these flatform-like sneakers anywhere online but have officially peeled my eyes.

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Anonymous asked:

I just re-made tumblr after a year long hiatus and I find myself struggling to find good blogs to follow. What are a few of your favorite fashion/style related blogs?

welcome back! admittedly, not all of the ones i follow are fashion-related (i have a particular preference when it comes to style blogs) but here are some recent favorites:

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pics from last night (with closetcollage).

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this may in fact be one of the worst pictures i’ve ever taken, on an iphone or otherwise, but it makes me smile so wide i couldn’t help sharing it with you. last night, tumblr co-hosted an intimate dinner with lord & taylor at david burke kitchen, which i had the pleasure of attending along with a select group of very talented fellow tumblr users. the purpose? to celebrate lord & taylor's impending initiation onto the platform (in a week and a half! mark your calendars!) and introduce everyone to the group of folks experiencing this season of #tumblrnyfw. this marks the eighth season in which tumblr has planned an amazing opportunity for the fashion-minded on the platform — i was lucky enough to partake in 3+ of those and am indebted to all who i met during those times because it definitely contributed to both my personal and professional development. but back to the picture — yes, it features a great tablescape just waiting to be covered in yumminess but front and center shines my “bff status” friend jaimen, whom i met through tumblr many moons ago. like i said: personal development.

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#sbzadventure: tumblr goes to the white house

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yesterday, i had the immense (is there something better than italics? italics are missing the mark right now.) pleasure of being one of twenty members of the tumblr community to visit the white house to attend a question-and-answer panel with the president of the united states, barack obama, hosted by david karp. if you don’t know who david is, you should revoke your tumblr membership. i very much realize the rarity of this opportunity and cannot thank everyone [who was involved in making it happen] enough for providing it to me. the panel’s focus was education reform though some questions drifted into other equally-as-timely topics and while this is a fashion blog and i would prefer to not open up a political can of worms, obama is pretty darn great; it felt very special to be in a room with him. rather than spam you, see below for some choice quotes to muddle over, follow my instagram for more pictures, or watch the livestream.

on choosing a major and, hopefully, a career: ”ultimately, you are going to do best at something you care about.”

on getting involved early on in your development: ”education is not a passive process — expose young people to enough actionable work that they start getting a feel for what they are interested in.” (here, potus praised p-tech’s progress.)

on gun rights and how to stop the violence: ”we have historically respected gun rights. the only thing that’s going to change [this] is public opinion; we don’t have enough tools right now to make as big of a dent as we need to. the combination of the nra, gun manufacturers, the well-financed…they have the capacity to move votes…right now, it’s impossible to get even the mildest lobby through congress and we should be ashamed of that.” (here is proof that the president doesn’t have all the power. it isn’t that gun control is not a priority for obama, it is that the congressional majority is voting against anti-gun lobbies. it is up to us, the american peopleto rally for change.)

on standing together with your fellow man: “this country has founded itself on an individual mission but also some common purpose.”

disclosure: tumblr did not fund this trip. i paid for my own train ticket.

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in the words of some dude i dated for a few months, “not a lot of people are able to parlay a passion into a white house invite.” thank you, tumblr, i am indebted. more on this tomorrow when i am able to process what just happened.

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on my way to the white house. cya later.

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fashion week flashback at the anna sui showroom. sigh.

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as a reprieve from the week, barneys and tumblr invited a select group of us bloggers to enjoy tasty eats and drinks at fred’s on the department store’s uppermost level.

sitting next to simon doonan and enjoying his company for 3+ courses was likely the most memorable fashion-related experience i’ve had yet. while we had met briefly in the past (he remembered! i guess he doesn’t regularly run into many 4’10” jewish goddesses), the evening featured real conversation — he was such a wealth of knowledge and sincerity. doonan joked about promoting his new book, but i truly look forward to reading it as i have his other writings. barneys’ fashion director tomoko oguro was also on-hand; i regret not taking more time to pull her aside and grill her with questions about her life/experience/opinions considering we are only two years apart in age. does her personal style influence buying choices? whose style does she admire? whose does she loathe? does she own any sweatpants? #important

i cannot thank tumblr enough for giving me opportunities such as this one over the past handful of years — i don’t know what i did to deserve it, but i am grateful; i don’t know what my life would be like now without having started this blog on this platform.

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last night with jai, noah, william, and justin. (i think i have a camo problem.)

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