twist & tate

On a recent trip to London, I had the opportunity to visit the Tate Modern. The building is striking — a brick-and-concrete giant rising confidently, twisting and turning, the inside filled with light and space. I meditated on Mark Rothko’s Seagram Murals, listened to someone sing (opera-style) “this is propaganda; you know, you know,” and admired school children’s attempts at replicating Bridget Riley’s captivating optical illusions. I left feeling inspired, grateful that there are spaces such as the Tate that are dedicated to bringing art to everyday people.

Something about going to a modern and contemporary art museum put me in the mood for a more graphic, monochrome outfit. The billowy silhouette and dramatic tie-waist finish of this Twist x Turn blouse at Topshop caught my eye. I wore it with simple black pants, sneakers (much needed for all the walking), and topped the look off with lightning-bolt-inspired earrings.









twist x turn top (via topshop oxford circus store)

aritzia cohen pant

adidas originals stan smith sneakers

finery london earrings

chloé drew bag

photography by alice xiang


  1. Awjin Ahn
    June 30, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    that top is top


  2. Alice
    July 1, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    That top is amazing, love the fabrication and the details! Gorgeous look; I’m such a fan of those Aritzia pants as well 😉

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  3. July 1, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Would love to visit this museum! But more importantly, LOVE your top! So unique and different – I love how you styled it : )

    xx, Amy

    • August 6, 2016 / 11:38 pm

      Ah thank you so much for the kind comment Amy! 🙂