Quote of the Day

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan. Never the goal”.

Vogue Italia September 2012 by Peter Lindbergh

Vogue Italia September 2012 || Peter Lindbergh


Streets of Fashion Month||Tommy Ton


Tommy Ton is simply spectacular, and I find street photography to be so fascinating. Specifically during fashion weeks. Every one is just ready to take chances and that’s what style is all about.  Just going for it no matter what and wearing what you feel like. Yes, fashion week is where everyone finds out what the next trend is, but on the street, there’s a conglomerate of trends and decades of fashion and style being tossed about. It’s not about one look or one designer, it’s about the power of choice and individuality among the chaos.

Here are my favorite looks from Fashion Month, all captured by Tommy Ton. <3

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Thank you style.com & Tommy Ton!

For more of his photos from this album, check out this link: http://www.style.com/street/tommy-ton/2014/090514-tommy-ton-street-style-spring-2015-ready-to-wear

NYFW Fall/Winter’14 || My Picks

Tommy Ton in New York

Image by Tommy Ton

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… this is known as Fashion Week.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex & the City

Click on a image below to see full image and slideshow.
Photos from style.com 

Be Inspired. <3

Thank you for checking out my favorite looks from New York Fashion Week!
Follow me on instagram and twitter @theparallelroad <3 Much Love!



I love, love! It makes the world go round ;)

Check out these cute street style pics and a few awesome gift ideas below featuring Alex & Ani, Balenciaga, Sydney Evans and more!  Just don’t ask me how much any of my wish list items costs.. (we don’t want to turn this <3 to this </3) haha



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“My Love Day and every other day of the year” Wish List: 

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Balenciaga Envelope Clutch

Balenciaga double stud red

Balenciaga Giant Silver Bracelet Stud

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Alex and Ani Heart Wrap Bracelet and Birthstones Collection

Alex & Ani Valentine's Day Collection

Alex and Ani Valentine’s Day Collection

Alex & Ani Valentine's Dat Collection and Love Wrap bangle

Alex and Ani Valentine’s Day Collection and Love Wrap bangle

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Sydney Evan’s Love Rings


Sydney Evan’s Small White-Gold & Diamond Love Necklace


Sydney Evan’s Rose Gold & Pavé Diamond Love Ring

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Bottega Venette Intreccio Impero Ayers Knot

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Saint Laurent Paris Seau Medium Bucket Bag

Saint Laurent Paris Seau Medium Bucket Bag

Saint Laurent Python Studded Double Monk Ankle Boot

Saint Laurent Python Studded Double Monk Ankle Boot

Manolo Blahnik Chaos Chain Sandal

Manolo Blahnik Chaos Chain Sandal

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Images provided by Lotus Leaf Communications, barneys.com, sydneyevan.com, jakandjil.com and google.com

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine’s Day <3 Muah!

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MINKPINK Spring 2014 || Christina Perri

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So three words: The. Music. Issue! When the worlds of fashion and music collide in this fresh Spring/Summer Campaign, MINKPINK not only adds in their rad clothes, but also a multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter like Christina Perri to be the face of it all!

With another twist of awesomeness, Christina’s song “Jar of Hearts” shot to fame in 2010 when renowned dance choreographer, Stacey Tookey used it for a piece on “So You Think You Can Dance!  ‘The Music Issue’ is bringing together MINKPINK’s stellar designs, a trendy and talented Christina Perri, musical inspirations and unconventionally, dance all into a fantastic campaign. BAM That’s how it’s done folks!

Check out the wicked promo vid and pick your favourite image!

P.S. She pulls of those tats like no other! Am I right or am I right?

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Photography by: Mike Piscitelli
Stylist: Mark Vassallo
Images provided by: Lotus Leaf Communications



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Check out my previous post on MINKPINK here!

A Jacket Story

Words by Kate Wotherspoon
Street Style Photos by Tommy Ton, style.com
Images provided by Lotus Leaf Communications

Let’s be honest here…fall is by far the best season for fashion. The more layering the better and a great statement jacket keeps us on trend while staying warm and cozy. Whether you’re a fan of the classic parka or motorcycle jacket, having a variety on hand keeps your winter wardrobe interesting.  For one, if you’re chilled and don’t get a chance to show off your bangin outfit it’s all the more important to showcase the outerwear.  Don’t be afraid to layer a leather vest on top of your pea coat or throw your jacket over your shoulders for a super chic look! Check out key styles below!

Anoraks & Bombers

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Anorak Jackets || Left to Right: MinkPink & Raindrops

|| Left to Right: MinkPink & Raindrops ||

Motorcycle Style & Leathers

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Biker Chic || From Left to Right: Dr. Martens, Guess, MinkPink

|| From Left to Right: Dr. Martens, Guess, MinkPink ||

Male Influence


Slice of Androgyny || From Left to Right: Dr. Martens & Guess

|| From Left to Right: Dr. Martens & Guess ||


MP logo and mark iconblogWords by Kate Wotherspoon || Photos by Mark Piscitelli || Styling by Mark Vassallo www.minkpink.com || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram

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Stuck on what to wear for your next music festival? Look no further and repeat after me: MINKPINK, MINKPINK, MINKPINK! Get ready to start coveting every funky psychedelic piece from the Australian fashion label’s latest collection! Motivated by tumblr tribes, surf punk, acid-house fun and trippy prints, designer Rachel Evans has you looking brave, free and fashion ready. Recently launching their newest global campaign “LA LA Land” in beautiful and lively Venice Beach, California; MINKPINK’s new face, Chloe Norgaard and girlfriend, Daveigh Chase, take the SoCal streets by a style storm!
Check out their latest photographs captured by Mark Piscitelli with on-point styling by Mark Vassallo. I’m super in love with the floral crewneck sweaters and the printed dresses! You also can’t forget Norgaards’s multi-coloured and vibrant hair, it’s sooo gooodd! She pulls it off so well…but, that’s not all she’s pulling off… This international model and scrapbooking enthusiast is also behind MINKPINK’s new Facebook Scrap Attack App! More info on this new interactive social media app is all on their Facebook page! Be sure to check it out and find MinkPink merch via Urban Outfitters US, ASOS, ShopBop, Aritzia and NastyGal!

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www.minkpink.com || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram || Lotus Leaf
 @thepara||elroad on Twitter & Instagram xox

Retro Child

Words by Kate Wotherspoon

I was playing dress up on polyvore again and came up with this handy dandy collage. Lately, I seem to gravitate towards plaid, sweatshirts and chucks. Maybe it’s the summer air telling me I should be camping in my latest outfits or maybe it’s the 80s and 90s inspiration all over the streets, but i’m into it. Chill, easy, and most importantly, comfortable.

I think my must haves out of this collage would have to be the Zara shorts, I purchased them in black and live in them now, and the Kenzo tiger sweatshirt. I’m also coveting the leather vest and mini leather backpack. I’ve been on the search for a cute little leather backpack! The style I want seems to impossible to find, any suggestions?!

Check out my inspirational photos below! Thanks for stopping by! @theparallelroad on instagram, twitter and polyvore.


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Images from various sources including vogue.com and jakandjil.com





Chaos to Couture

Words by Kate Wotherspoon
Photos by style.com 

I wish I could tell you I attended the Met Gala and wore Vivienne Westwood, but then I would be a liar, liar with my Vivienne on fire! We wouldn’t want that even though it might be categorized as Punk Couture which would ultimately work for this post…

Punk is about not caring what others think and ultimately expressing yourself, which in the same breath is the same as personal style. I found some looks from the red carpet to be a little too “try-hard” and others way too “pretty in pink”. In another sense though, with punk and couture at par, anything goes! My top two looks were Sarah Jessica Parker in custom Giles and a Philip Treacy headpiece and Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood. I’m surprised more people didn’t cover themselves in Vivienne Westwood since she really brought the chaos to couture, but again, punk isn’t entirely plaid, studs and mohawks, it’s about putting ones personality at the forefront.

Check out the photos from style.com and comment on your faves!

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Kerry Washington and Vera Wang (Vera Wang), Emma Watson (Custom Prabal Gurung) , Doutzen Kroes (Custom Theyskens’ Theory) with Olivier Theyskens

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Chanel Iman (J. Mendel), Christina Ricci (Vivienne Westwood) and Jessica Alba (Custom Tory Burch)

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Riccardo Tisci and Rooney Mara (Givenchy), Sarah Jessica Parker (Custom Giles and Philip Treacy headpiece), Madonna (Givenchy Haute Couture) and Blake Lively (Gucci Premiere)

Free Spirited Fashion

Words by Kate Wotherspoon
Photos from Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue & Refinery29

From fringe shorts to crochet crops, wide brimmed fedora’s and straw hats, Coachella and music festivals galore give high fashion a whole new meaning.  Serape prints and 70s inspired shades, flower crowns and cowboy boots have never been so chic! Check out my fave snapshots from the last two weekends in Indio, California and additional inspirational images to see what summer trends are here to stay!

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First time using Polyvore.... Here's my take on a few outfit ideas ;)

First time using Polyvore…. Here’s my take on a few outfit ideas ;)

Thanks for checking out all the hype fringin’ fashion. I would like to pretend i’m attending Coachella everyday this summer.

Follow @theparallelroad on twitter, instagram and polyvore!

Much Love.

*Thanks to the following websites for all the awesome photos and of course check out Coachella’s website and plan your year around attending the festival next year*
www.coachella.com www.polyvore.com www.harpersbazaar.com www.vogue.com www.refinery29.com