Crystal Cult

by Rachel Lynch in


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Anyways, these sunglasses are simply amazing and I celebrated the day away in them on my rooftop with champagne, a picnic, and all my friends. Some of my girls were in from Chicago, so I had everyone over, ordered a ton of food, popped a multiple bottles of bubbly, and  watched the sun go down. It was basically a celebration of being back in New York City.

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the big liza sunglasses by Crystal Cult

the brooke sunglasses by Crystal Cult

photos by Brittanny Taylor


urban fairytale

by Rachel Lynch in


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Then I take a step outside, and see everything around me. New York, itself, is a fairytale. From it's tall building tops, to it's secret gardens. From it's pizza shops to it's ice cream parlors, it is a novel that could never be written. Even as I sit here now in an all white coffee shop, the sun is shining, and the people have smiles on their faces, I could never write what it is to be here. That's why we come to New York, we know no novel could do it justice, so we seek to write out own stories on it's streets. We have our own cast of characters, our own favorite settings and our own magical adventures. New York is an individual story to each of it's inhabitants, that's why it's magic.

clothing by urbanize

photos by Tessa Abrahams


she makes magic

by Rachel Lynch in ,


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clothing by Our Prince of Peace

photos by Emma Lauren


Steal My Sunshine, Be My Moon

by Rachel Lynch in , ,


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Steal my sunshine, be my moon. The golden hours of the sun are a gift. Her eyes were astoundingly blue and astoundingly sharp. Nothing escaped her. She tried to put her grasp on the day, but the sun always seemed to disappear into the waves. She grabbed at the golden light like it was eternal, but it always seemed to slip through the spaces in her fingers. She lived between the sunsets and washed herself in the waves. Summer lover.

american girl shorts by Melacine Moon

rebel  shorts by Melacine Moon 

kimono by Melacine Moon

tee-shirts are vintage

shoes by Jeffrey Campbell 


now i've got you in my space

by Rachel Lynch in , ,


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Now I've got you in my space, I won't let go of you. Watch your head, we're dancing around in machine gun shoes, pills and fur.

Here's one of my first looks with one of my favorite shoes for Spring. It's hard, if you like to dress dark like me, to find an open toed shoe that's just as badass as your human aliens or hellhounds. But I think these do the trick. I mean, they're called the Machines, and I've been dancing like crazy in them. Can't wait to style them with little black skeleton drape sweaters and walk around the West Village collecting stares.

Machine Shoe by Jeffrey Campbell

Pill Poppin Leggings by Poprageous

Black Fur Jacket by Banana Republic

photos by Chris Nightengale  


ROCK N ROLL MANSION -- H&M X IHATEBLONDE

by Rachel Lynch in , ,


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New look collaboration with H&M from their Spring 13' line: Rock n Roll Mansion. Featuring a white rock and roll feel, light hues, but still bad to the bone. I love the little wedge bootie and the light washed denim. It's perfect for spring.

 blazer by H&M

washed denim by H&M

white rock wedge bootie by H&M

Photography by Brandon Farrington (blog here)


ORION THEORY

by Rachel Lynch in ,


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A few weeks ago I got sent a few muscle tees from the most recent collection of Orion Theory. They're  a dope lifestyle brand out of LA inspired by characters and creatures. I'm really loving their new collection. They sent me the birthstone tank and the witchboard tank. They've also got tees featuring eyes and symbols and butterflies, such a good and organic feel to the simple designs. They've got me excited to head out to LA soon.

birthstone tank by Orion Theory 

witchboard tank by Orion Theory

creature coat from Miss KL 

leopard tights from NastyGal 

human aliens by Jeffrey Campbell 

sunglasses by Jamie Seel