Saturday, April 30, 2011

Olivia Palermo for ZINK Magazine

The socialite fashionista, Olivia Palermo featured in ZINK Magazine. I was searching everywhere to find editorial photos of her photo shoot so that i’d be able to see and take a longer look at her outfits that she styled for her own shoot, buuuut…NONE came up ): At least, this video of Olivia Palermo unplugged during the shoot will do for now. She looks gorgeous as always. Never can she go wrong! Gotta love Olivia!

Rachel Bilson for Magnum Ice Cream

Rachel Bilson is one of my favorite fashion icons to look up to. Watch this video of her for Magum Ice Cream, in which, I personally believe, she did a wonderful job. This video also features the Male face of Chanel, Karl Lagerfield, and Fendi: Baptise Giabiconi, whom I actually met during Paris Fashion Week at the CHANEL RTW 2011 fashion show. He's definitely handsome, but I'm not feeling his acting skills. Applaud goes out to the brilliant Fashion Designer, Karl Lagerfield for directing this video shoot. Something that I learned about Lagerfield...he sure does have some humor in him! :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Blog feature

Secrets Fashion Agency  is recognized by the Young Designer, Ninh Nguyen on his blog. Thank you for the feature Ninh! It was a pleasure to have you as a part of SECRETS FASHION AGENCY'S 'The Secret Garden' Fashion Show 2011. Your designs are impeccably magnificent and we hope to see more from you!

Viewers: Here is a short trailer video of Ninh's A/W 11/12 Collection of Men's Blazer. Make sure you check it out as well as his WEBSITE.

Monday, April 25, 2011


This was my Saturday (April 23rd) outfit. I haven't felt pretty in a long time, so since I did that day, I wanted to take a few snapshots of myself before heading out to The Depot to help out the Sol Inspirations ECO FASHION & GALA EVENT.  No editing, just natural lighting. Don't you just love natural light? I do!
On the flip side of the coin, as I got to The Depot, it was nice to catch up again with Jessica Cunningham, founder of IGNITE MODELS INC. I definitely LOVED the venue that they had picked for the Sols event, and thought it was the perfect place. Sadly, I was not able to stay and enjoy the show at night. Although I heard it was a wonderful show, I also heard many disappointments as well; not the show, but designer wise. Anyways, you can view photos and read the review by Jahna Peloquin on her fashion blog: Le petit Connaisseur de la Mode. ;)

Friday, April 22, 2011


Some days, I try my best to keep to the “slow to speak, quick to listen” philosophy. But starting a habit is no easy task. I still find myself wanting to share the endless thoughts that travel chaotically throughout my curious and increasingly introspective mind.
But Im only a young woman. A naive individual on a vast treasure hunt for the wisdom and knowledge of the collective understanding around me. A small person in a big world eager to be aware of the immeasurable insight that countinues to encapsulate me each and every day.
I guess all this craziness is my way of saying….On the flip side of that coin, I have also taken a seat in the back of the crowded room and allowed myself to soak in the beauty around me. Let me tell you, Im learning that the latter is proving to be much more rewarding….
With that said, I hope my break of silence on here will be more of permanent thing…

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blog post feuture: ANGEL YANG

The lovely, ANGEL YANG, director/visionary of SECRETS FASHION AGENCY modeling in J.Brand denim jeans for Ellen Dahl, street photographer of The Minneapoline for their new site of JWorld/JBrand. Here she is flaunting in casual bold and chic J.Brand jeans along with her sleeveless blouse with heart shaped designs, red belt with gold color studs and her sky high platform neutral brown wedges! Along with her casual,yet chic outfit, she supplements her wardrobe with wonderful accessories and tops it off with a simple fedora hat.  Gotta love, Miss Boss Lady, Angel Yang!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

People I Once knew

I’ve been wondering lately. There are people I’ve known who have walked out of my life for various reasons. Sometimes it’s because we went separate directions and made new friends and met new people. It’s not that we want to be finished with them, it’s just that our time together reaches an end (think high school graduation for an easy example). But other people… they just finish with me, and I’m not sure why. I’m not sure if I have some fatal character flaw that drives them away, or if they just get too busy. I’m not sure if I’ve done something to offend them (sometimes I know I have, because they get mad at me for something I did—often when I’ve done the right thing), but if I have, I never get the chance to apologize or make amends.

Some people, I walk away from them. I have to. I give a great deal of myself, and they take and take until I have nothing left to give. To save myself, I need to set firmer boundaries, and sometimes they dislike it enough to be finished with me.
But those are just some of the reasons we stop knowing people we once knew. And it isn’t the big question of the night. My big question is this: do they remember me? In some surprising cases, I have learned that they do. But in others, I really wonder. Has my life intersected with another’s in a meaningful way for no reason at all?
I wonder often… if I were to die tomorrow, would anyone really notice? Would anyone really care? Would anyone remember me? And what can I do to improve myself enough that they would remember? Is it even possible?

There are many people I once knew who I’ve forgotten. There are people I’ll never forget. There are those I loved for a time, but stopped loving—I don’t hate them, because I don’t love them enough to hate. But I wonder, do they think of me? If they do, how am I remembered?
Would they even know who I really am? Does anyone know who I am? Will anyone ever take the time and effort to know me? To make me feel safe enough that I can be who I am without fear of reprisals? People are scared to really know others—sure you can talk weather, sports, even politics and religion. But they don’t want to know what your inner world looks like, how you feel. So you learn to not risk disclosure, because it will only be used against you at an opportune time—for them.
And maybe I’m not really sure what I was wondering. I wonder why people can discard others with such ease, why they can get angry over petty things, why they’re scared to really be themselves and risk letting someone really know them. I’m confused about why more good people aren’t close to good people and more bad people aren’t close to bad people. Good people are sucked dry by bad people, and all that goodness is wasted.

The people I once knew… do they remember me? And who is the me they remember? If I overheard them talking about me, would I even recognize the person they were discussing?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

You're Responsible for YOU.

“You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you, because you’re not competition.” - Nicki Minaj 

I got bored on Tuesday morning and decided to look up interviews and clips about the whole Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj feud (I know, I know….i’m so late. REALLY late) I remember hearing a girl that I know mentioning something about the rivalry on Facebook 2 months ago, but never looked into it. I wanted to hear what both woman had to say. The quote above is stated from, as you can see, Nicki Minaj in one of her interview with HipHopStanTV. 
All I can say about this quote is that I can so relate and i’m sure many others can, too. Knowing myself, i’ve always been the strive type of girl. I believe in myself and I never put myself down. I always reevaluate and if I feel like something isn’t going to work out, I look for better ways to work around it. I’ve always been on the right track of life. I get what I want because I go after it rather then sit on my ass and wait for it come to me. How? I take action and I work hard! I’ve been doubted & I’ve never really been encouraged by girls who I thought were my real friends. I’ve lost many of them along the way of growing up simply because i’m BLESSED. Because they didn’t want to see me not fail. Because I was rising; climbing the ladders for my own good, to the road of success and happiness. Needless to say, i’ve always had things pretty good when it came to my path, even though growing up with corrupted older siblings and being in a family that struggled a lot wasn’t always the easiest thing for a young girl. But through all the pain, the struggles, and the troubles i’ve gone through and been affected with, it made a stronger and wiser person as well as led me to be on the path I am today. Yes, i’ve done and experienced a lot great things in my life. Things that I love and enjoy doing. Things that I aspire to hopefully some day be a part of in the future. Things that will BENEFIT me. And in all honesty, I don’t brag about any of it. I’m proud of my accomplishments and experiences. I won’t share any of it with you unless you ask. But i’ll always share it with my family and my close ones because they’re the ones who will not judge and harbor me any way. With that said, you know who you are; either you've encouraged me, been happy for me, support me in some way, or simply just never judged me. I am where I am, and you’re at, where you’re at - I didn’t do this to you. I’m doing me; i’m responsible for myself & you’re simply responsible for YOU. 

Enough said. 

- Maree
What's not love about her? NOTHING =) 

"It doesn’t take a whole long life to realize that what we deserve to have, we rarely get." - Jodi Picoult


Minimalism & Monochromatic = Effortlessly chic <3