lolita in july

by Rachel Lynch


Hey guys! I don't know about where you are, but it's been HOT in NYC! Which means I'm into crop tops galore. I'm going to include links below to shop everything I've been wearing! I'm so into brands like Réalisation Par and Equipment. I also recently purchased this bag by Rebecca Minkoff that I've been taking everywhere from the gym to out to dinner. 

I hope you all have a fantastic week, I've got a lot more street style coming your way soon.

xx

bianca lip top by Réalisation Par

Kiera front tie blouse by Equipment

regan satchel bag by Rebecca Minkoff

denim by GRLFRND

red platforms by Just Fab


treat me like fire

by Rachel Lynch


The complexities of life pull us in opposite directions, but I hold on to you like I do not know the meaning of distance. 

You can see quite nakedly, my simple preoccupation with my own affairs. I was betraying you before I won you over. If only staying with you would confirm all the comforting things you had told me. 

But I'm not the same as you, too wild to ride the wave of good intentions. I slip from my art into your arms, and promptly forget all that I had accomplished that day. 

Love betrays itself involuntarily, and I move across the country again.

xx 

photos by Shooka


summer of love

by Rachel Lynch


Inspired by all things summer, and all things rock and roll, I picked a few of the new frames from zero uv to style for all you babes. Hopefully it makes you want to wear weird sunglasses, play music, take pictures, and dance around in the heat. We're really feeling the warm here in New York, and I love the way the sun comes into my loft when I'm painting and writing music. I love playing dress up, especially with sunglasses. 

I hope you're all having a summer filled with creativity and love. I'm always here if you need a friend, or a loving push to be creative and inspired. 

xx 

all sunglasses available on zero uv


the sound of settling

by Rachel Lynch


I want to take a long trip, without it being running away. I'm happy in the state I'm in, a romantic with no one new to love, just friendships to nourish. 

When your lover leaves you for someone with more success, you cling to the very simple things that make you feel alive. A deep breath that fills you entire body, the sound of your heart beating in your chest. The moments that make you feel like you know what it's like to be alive, after living for someone else for so long. 

He says he loves you, so you drop everything else. 

Where is my mind, still in some love affair? Still a part of you? 

xx 

lingerie set by Honey Birdette


the after party

by Rachel Lynch


Recently, I acquired the Sweet Cheeks Kit and new Glow Mask from frank bod. They've got an incredible mix of everything from a face mask to a moisturizer. I particularly love the Creamy Face Scrub, it's just like their Original Coffee Scrub for your body, but much more gentle since it's for your face! I also really love the Glow Mask, because it smells like cake. (Rihanna would approve.) 

I've been solely using their skin care line for a little over a week now and I've stayed breakout free despite summer rosé every night. I think it's worth giving their products a try. Usually, I just run to the drug store when I need a new face wash, but make the extra effort and do a little something just for you. 

xx


she lives at the plaza hotel

by Rachel Lynch


"Je suis perdu sans toi", he says. Do not beg for what does not want to stay. El bandido de l'amor. Modern Noir. Making love to the sound of Manu Chao. 

If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die. She carried all her lovers with her, in her gaze and in her eyes. The stories were tucked deep inside, unfolding lifetimes after they happened. Occuring in art, sound, photographs, anything she created. She was inspired by the life that was hers - in love with it's endless possibilities and precious experiences. 

Every year she grew older, she grew more aware. Arranging her consciousness to match the stars. How they seem everlasting, but they're not resistant to change. Held together by their own gravity, so fragile. Their life begins with a collapse, and their light remains for decades after they're gone.

xx 

as seen on NAKID MAGAZINE

shot by Jen Senn

 


paradise

by Rachel Lynch


Sometimes, I feel like we live in society that does not encourage us to make mistakes. We must have the perfect body, the perfect diet, and a lot of money. We're told not to be reckless, to settle down and work a full time job. We're suppose to stay on our phones, and away from a canvas or guitar. 

My body still craves the insane - the spilled paint, chord progressions and creative conversations. The imperfect and the impossible - the moments that give rise to creativity. 2AM song writing sessions on my fire escape with a cigarette, after I haven't touched one in four months. Some could say she's fucking up, others could say she's doing what she needs to do to make art. 

xx 

 


everlasting muse

by Rachel Lynch


Carry me back to some golden day where only he remained. Silver guitar in the Los Angeles sun. The night infused by rain drifted us to sleep. We inspired each other, I wrote books and you played music. Wearing sunglasses and laughing to our favorite songs. Lovers are always in motion- the morning is their friend, the nighttime their captive. 

There were nine muses, according to greek mythology. You're the Euterpe to my Erato. I held a rose while you sang for everyone. You'll see it someday. They never wanted to believe it, but you did as much for me as I did for you.

I'd probably fall for you again. 

xx 

 

 


the peach period

by Rachel Lynch


Here's a couple of my looks from over the past month. I don't know why, but I've been a little bit confused as far as my personal style goes. Actually, I might know a little why. Usually, I don't look at instagram/other influencers that much.. it usually interferes with my own personal vision. 

But I guess over the past two months or so, I've given into the hype. I've been looking for what does well, what's trendy, what gets likes. And the only place it's gotten me is confused and frustrated. As an artist, I think it's important to not look outside yourself for inspiration all the time. You have to trust your gut. I know I haven't gotten this far by listening to other people. 

One of my favorite teachers, Wayne Dyer, once said, "You have to be independent of the good opinion of other people." 

Caring too much about what other people think has landed me with a closet full of expensive clothes, and no idea what to do with them all. I'm trying to go back to letting it all happen naturally, dressing crazy and not caring about what other people have to say. To walk down the street in 6 inch platforms and a band tee as a dress if I so please. This is who I am, and I have to fight to stay connected to that confidence. 

xx 

 


nouvelle vauge

by Rachel Lynch


You're doing too much, and I'm not living enough. I can count my life by the times I have alone to just contemplate. To be with myself, with my books, and my music. The presence of someone else, no matter how subtle, will always take away from my direct connection. 

Everything makes sense in solitude. I write, create, and come up with my next big ideas. Life is in perpetual motion, and I'm not stimulated by your outside attention. 

Long ago, I learned to look inward, and never found need to look anywhere else. 

x x 

floral sheer dress by boohoo

black pumps by YRU

photos by Stefania Lola