City of Stars: La La Land Look


La La Land wound up becoming one of my favorite films because it was traditionally untraditional. It merged dance, music and romance seamlessly, while remaining youthful and relevant. It also didn’t hurt that Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling played the leads. The influence of Singin’ in the Rain and the Umbrellas of Cherbourg was indisputable, but reminded me so much of why I love musicals in the first place. Beyond the strong, fleshed out characters, the plot was captivating. On screen, as in real life, the way that our lives intertwine can as easily come apart.

I loved the role that the wardrobe played in the film, through vibrant colors, patterns, and silhouettes. Mia (Stone’s character) had a dynamic personal style, marked initially by bright and vivacious yellow and blue tones that over time transitioned into deeper, more subdued grays and blacks. This comes as no surprise as the prospects of her original “dream” dwindle, or simply change throughout the movie. After googling one too many of her outfits, I was inspired to modernize 50s fashion.

Final verdict: La La Land is worth the hype, despite what some critics have to tell you.Still skeptical? I recommend taking a listen to the movie’s soundtrack.

Stay posted for another look inspired by the film coming to your computer screens soon.

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Blouse: H&M/Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft/ Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters /Accessories: Forever 21



New Years: Welcoming 2017!


The start of a new year means a clean slate, and with it, loads of sparkling cider to celebrate.  Whether you spent the new years in the midst of the crowds in Times Square, or with a couple of friends in your hometown, I hope that you are all as excited for this upcoming year as I am ( after all, I have this banner to prove it).

And while I am looking forward to what’s in store for 2017, I can’t help but think about the events that marked my 2016. In 2016, I moved into my first apartment ( yes, adulting in its finest form), started and published the first post on this blog, discovered that my passion lies in the the fashion industry, and grew tremendously as a human being. Although I had my fair share of difficult moments this year, I recognize that moving past them is the only way that I can allow room for growth in this new chapter of my life.

Keep up with my shenanigans this year on my social media! Instagram: @nicoleakerman

To new beginnings,