How to wear sandals in the fall

How to Wear Sandals in the Fall

Okay, I have to admit, I was pretty excited about fall come September this year. I grew up in a steady heat of 80ºF and 80% humidity year round, with the exception of some slightly …

The Seine river in Paris

Paris Guide: Part One

The first time I went to Paris, I was 13 years old. I remember having a Sony Discman and two CDs; the Titanic soundtrack and something by Savage Garden. I remember visiting the Musée de l’Orangerie …

Maristella wears Dior's Diorshow On Stage Liquid Eye Liner in white with red lipsMaristella wears Dior's Diorshow On Stage Liquid Eye Liner in white with red lips

Painterly White Eyeliner

I’ve never been able to draw a decent cat eye on myself, or anyone for that matter. I can draw, however—I am a graphic designer, aren’t I? But for the life of me, I cannot …

Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2018Collars with braids and zippers at Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2018 preview in New York

Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2018

For Fall 2018’s Haute Couture collection, Karl Lagerfeld and his creative team at Chanel have taken inspiration from a familiar time and place: autumn in Paris. If you have been fortunate enough to visit the …



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Maristella wears a lilac linen off the shoulder dress from Kitri Studio

Lilac is the New Millennial Pink

If there is one sure-fire way to beat the summer heat, it’s linen. As someone born and raised in the tropics, trust me—it’s the most breathable fabric. Plus, it’s somehow simultaneously elegant and casual enough …

Saint-Paul de Vence in the South of France

Day Trip to Saint-Paul de Vence, France

Besides the obvious experience of traveling with Chanel to Grasse last year, one of the highlights of our trip was being able to spend a day exploring the lovely town of Saint-Paul de Vence. We …

Maristella wearing Nanushka knit sweater and pants with black and white polka dots and Matrix sunglassesMaristella wears a Nanushka dot knit sweater and Giant Vintage sunglasses at Fonda Paraiso in Panama

Nanushka Polka Dot Mismatched Set

It’s been a while, I know. I wanted to do a whole fancy announcement but to be honest, life gets in the way a lot these days! So, instead, please accept this post as my …