Style

Getting Sculptural

Finally arrived at MIT and needed to take a minor fashion break moment from all the numbers, theorems and data models! And it’s only been one week! MIT has an amazing art program and the campus is dotted with beautiful sculptures from artists ranging from the well-known Alexander Calder to the lesser-known Chinese contemporary artist […]

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David Hockney: 82 Portraits & 1 Still-Life @ LACMA

I was very excited to attend David Hockney’s 3-year-painting-experiment-gone-come-to-life–installation-vision at LACMA a few weeks ago. Hockney Himself  True to title, David Hockney’s 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life features paintings in which Hockney invited family members, friends, employees art world luminaries and what have you to his Hollywood Hills studio. Over a period of three, or […]

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*~Koreatown~*

Pink, pink, pink……. Out in Koreatown, again, looking for #nomz and #wallz. I love a good pink-and-white moment, and this pink mural at the Line Hotel did not fail one bit. The sweater of the crying Kim is iconic in all kinds of ways and in all kinds of layers.   The sunglasses are from […]

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Memoirs of a Gaysian

Continuing my street style in Koreatown series, let me present you with this AMAZING “Gaysian” hat I bought online. Having recently lived in Asia, and being a gay man, I feel ok about using the term “Gaysian” to describe myself and my experiences, challenging, in a way, the typical notions and sometimes negative connotations of […]

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Art

The Marciano Art Foundation

The Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Blvd.  Somewhere, on an non-descript part of Wilshire Blvd., after LACMA and before Koreatown, sits an old Scottish Rite Masonic Temple that is now home to the Marciano Family Art Foundation. The Mariano Brothers with Takashi Murakami  The Marciano Family earned their fortune from the primarily denim brand […]

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Werkin’ on Wilshire

Out and about in Koreatown on Wilshire Blvd, trying to rock LA summer street style meets Harajuku pink glam. Socks and sandals ftw. The glasses are from a Taiwanese brand called Kinsole, which I found at a mall in Beijing. The crying Kim Kardasian sweatshirt is from Etsy, and a friend got it for me […]

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Lifestyle

Spellbound Sky

For agate lovers and sage-smudgers alike, Spellbound Sky is a crystal oasis on Santa Monica Blvd in Silverlake, Los Angeles.   The shop features every kind of crystal and stone, and, in addition to pure pieces, they sell amazing bracelets, necklaces and everything one would need to live out your gay-witch-gone-to-Ojai fantasy.  More than just crystals, […]

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Somewhere in West Hollywood…

Have you been to Moon Juice on Melrose Place? Not only is it full of amazing drinks and tonics, it has this SUPER fab rainbow circle with a giant rock – aka giving me major RAINBOW ZEN GARDEN vibes. This lewk is all about black and baby pink, which some would say is the millenial […]

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Musings

On Being Gay in Beijing – Notes from the Rainbow Underground

Somehow, someway, I became the only foreigner to join Purple, the officially “unofficial” LGBTQ organization of Tsinghua University and the greater Wudaokou area. To commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) on May 17, Purple planned to hand out rainbow flags in front of the main cafeteria on campus. When IDAHO came, the event lasted […]

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Melrosin’

So great to be back in L.A., and, inevitably, the gravitational pull of West Hollywood proved too great to resist for long… I love this banana-leaf inspired shirt from ASOS. It’s perfect for Summer and totally reminds me of the wallpaper at the Beverly Hills hotel. Right? Of course, no weekend look is really complete […]

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