express days at the Broad

posted on: Monday, August 22, 2016

Luckily living in LA the summers here are definitely prolonged so jeans and bodysuits are my go-to uniform for frolicking around in the heat! I partnered with Express for this look of a burnt orange body suit paired perfectly with skinny jeans. I really love the lightweight feel and slim fit that you can easily dress up or down!

Moving to Downtown LA has been quite the change, surprisingly enough it is not an easy part of town to live in. The streets are not very clean, and the homeless population is incredibly sad - this is  something that I am not very used to, but it builds character and I have learned to love it so much1

Some of  the most epic resturants are downtown such as Bestia, Baco Mercat and My neighborhood bar Artisan House. I also LOVE to shoot content for my social media and blog DTLA.

There are so many great bars and resturants there are so many inspiring aspects to Downtown for a creative nut like me, The Broad Museum being one of them! I like to spend a couple hours every month there to walk around, have lunch and just collect some inspiration from all of the Art.

One of my favorite pieces in the museum is Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room. This installation is extremely limited , and not all visitors can visit it, so I highly suggest getting to the museum early before it opens, and or making an appointment before hand .
The mirror lined chamber and seemingly endless LED lights inspires me to feel that all possibilites in life are endless. Never give up on your dreams or sell yourself short. One is always capable of much more that you can even imagine! I have always followed my dreams, and to see many of them come true is a blessing!

If you are ever in and around the  downtown LA area I would HIGHLY suggest taking a visit to the broad, and checking out The Infinity mirrored room. Installation will only be able to be viewed till October 2017, so you still have some time!

This is how I get inspiration to #ExpressLife, how do you?

Thank you to Express for partnering on this post.

Bracelets by Express  
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Favorite Beauty Products for summer 2016

posted on: Friday, August 19, 2016

Finding the right beauty products for you is like dating - you meet a couple frogs before you find your perfect fit!

The following beauty products definitely won my heart this summer!

1. J'adore Dior - I love this timeless, sophisticated and sensual scent
2. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner - Will make your eyeliner wing razor-sharp
3. Urban Decay All Nighter Make Up Setting Spray - And your make up will last all day and night
4. Anastasia Glow Kit - My favorite contouring set of all times
5. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Pallette - Gorgeous colors!!
6. Laura Mercier Transluscent Loose Setting Powder - Works great for all skin tones
7. Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation - For radiant skin without feeling oily
8. Anastasia Liquid Lipstick - Amazing matte colors, intensely pigmented
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Ten Hottest Sunglass Brands for 2016

posted on: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The right pair of sunglasses can make or break your summer outfit. The style choice is yours - Cat Eye, Mirrored or Aviator style sunglasses?

My personal favorites of 2016 are:

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Miami Swim Week Recap

Wearing Lovers + Friends - Choker via Adornmonde at the Frankies Bikini Show at the W Hotel

Views from the 1 hotel South Beach

Peony Swimwear captured by Kate Moore

She Made Me Swim captured by Kate Moore

Frankies Bikinis - Sunnies via Sunday Somewhere captured by Tim Regas

Tori Praver Show wearing Lulus one piece Jumpsuit

Lspace swim x Sunday somewhere Sunnies

Acacia Swimwear

Leaving For love and Lemons show wearing sisters the label yellow silk dress and Saint Liz choker 

Till next year swim week! you were a blast!


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Mexican Escape to Todo Santos

posted on: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

I really need to get better at posting more often! Promise my loves, I am getting better :)

About a day and a half after coming back from San Fransico,  I headed down south, a short 2 hour flight from LA to Baja California with a new start up company called , The Paradise Society.

 The trip consisted of  we chilling, taking amazing photos for some rad brands, eating amazing food, and a bit of yoga!

 Shannon Barker   and Lacy Claire two gorgeous models,  Derren Versoza my all time favorite photog and myself, spent 3 nights in the coziest yoga retreat and botique hotel Pachamama Mexico located in Todo Santos about an hour and a half drive from San Jose del Cabo Airport. 

The coziest part of the trip was sleeping in the most luxurious Teepees that I have ever seen! they were  surprisingly very modern inside. Pachamama gave us the five star treatment with a personal chef who provided us with the tastiest homemade guacamole that has ever entered my mouth!

If you are ever looking to visit the Baja I would highly suggest this luxurious yet simple Retreat.

xo Racquel

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