Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Sunny Day on Rodeo Drive

Hello again,

In this post I will share the #RodeoDrive tour which I took once again with my cousin. It's so much better to go on Rodeo Drive with someone who appreciate fashion as you do. For me it's different though. Being a designer I don't look at the price tag, I rather look at the fabric and construction. Which is why my favorite store is Barney's, which is not technically on Rodeo Dr. But it's the same neighborhood! I love Barney's because it's like an open admission museum, you roam around between these beautiful pieces of art, you touch them, you can even try them on! I always check out the new designers, as I want to see my clothes hanging in that section one day! This time I really liked #Erdem, #Alaia, and #Lanvin.

Until next time,
A {xo}

#shopping #losangeles #losangelesguide #blogger #fashionblog #personalstyle #style #fashion

Monday, September 23, 2013

Venice beach

My cousin was visiting from NYC last month, and I took her to Venice beach for a tour. I'd never really explored Venice beach myself, except walking on the boardwalk. So that was fun. It's amazing how much you can learn just by walking around, asking questions..We met some VB natives who owned shops there, many of them surprisingly didn't know where the "Starry night" mural was. We asked around, googled it, mapped it..still couldn't find it. Well, maybe next time. Our goal was to take photos in front of every beautiful mural we can find. Then we found a great organic place called #KreationCafe on #AbbotKinney, where we had kebabs for lunch. They also make amazing juices! I'm planning to check out Gjelina next time I'm in Venice. I've heard so much about that place, but never been. Overall, Venice beach is a great place to hang out. Very hippie (we also dressed for occasion), so I wouldn't live there, but still a nice place to spend time on the beach with your girlfriends and have some shopping on Abbot Kinney!

#venicebeach #losangeles #tourguide #beachday #murals #fashion #lifestyle

Milan Fashion Week SS14

So, Milan fashion week is over, and I'm impressed. Bold colors, crazy prints and great shoes! Some of my favorites were #FaustoPuglisi, #Ferragamo, #MSGM. But my best pick from Milan is of course, Aquilano.Rimondi. I have three words to describe this collection: beautiful, polished, rich. Take a look yourself:

Aquilano.Rimondi show on

#fashion #fashionweek #milanfashionweek #aquilanorimondi

Friday, September 20, 2013


My name is Ayla. I am a mom to a two year old boy Jay by day and fashion designer by night. I initially opened this account to blog about my life as fashion design student and motherhood. But life was too crazy back then and I didn't find time to do it. Now that my son is grown up and started preschool I have some time to run my business and run errands( which requires much more time and energy than running business let me tell you). Anyways, this is my first post, sort of an introduction. But there will be lots of fashion and mommy stuff, so behold! Until next time,
#bloggermom #fashion #designer #california #motherhood #fashionstudent