Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Los Angeles Apartment Tour!

Hi everyone! I hope you are making it through the post holiday blahs, if you celebrated Christmas. I'm certainly feeling very blah, I'm so sad the season is coming to an end.  However, I've been having fun chilling with my friends here in LA. I'm going back to Tokyo next week, which is exciting, but I'll miss the LA weather and all my friends here.

But anyway, while I'm here, I figured I'd do a short tour of my LA apartment. When I'm not here, I let my friends who need a place to crash live here. Usually it's my friend Aaliyah since she is always on tour (she's a hip-hop singer!) , she doesn't really need her own place because she's never home. Sometimes Blair also stays here, since she moves all the time and her new apartments aren't always ready in time.  Regardless, all my close friends have a key if they need it for whatever. I'm so generous, I know! *boos can be heard in the distance* 

...Let's get on to the tour since I always seem to have novel size intros.

Here is my OOTD:
Shirt: American Girl
Shorts: Forever 21
Slippers: Bearpaw


First, lets start with my vanity. I usually have a ton of makeup brushes, palettes, lipsticks, etc all over it, but I have most of them with me back in Tokyo, and the rest are put away. My room is not nearly as messy as it was when I lived here full-time. In fact, it's pretty bare bones since I took most of my stuff with me when I moved.  The vanity is vintage from the 1940s, and it's gorgeous. I got it from an antique mall when I first moved to LA.

On top of the vanity, I have a vintage radio from the same antique mall. It's such a nice piece, and I'd love to have it with me in Tokyo, but it's so heavy it's not worth the amount of money it'd cost to ship it over. So, I have it on my vanity for everyone to enjoy.  It still works!

Here is the stool below my vanity. It's plush and gorgeous, but also extremely heavy since it's vintage and made out of real wood.

Sitting at my vanity really brings back so many memories! I used to sit here everyday and do my hair and makeup. Being "home" here in LA really is sort of nostalgic, since I haven't been back in over 6 months!

Heading over to my living room, I chatted with Aaliyah who is visiting right now. She's not touring since it's the holidays, I take advantage of the rare moments she's here! She has been one of my best friends since I moved here three years ago. Back then, she was still uploading songs to YouTube and Soundcloud, hoping to get noticed. Fast forward to now, she has a few #1 hits under her belt and is a world-wide hip-hop megastar. I hope to make a post interviewing her soon. I'm so proud of her! :,)
Anyway, in my living room I only have a few things, most of my decorations and rugs and stuff are either in storage or with me in Tokyo. I still have my huge wooden sofa-chair thing, which my friends surprised me with for my birthday a few years ago. I think they were tired of sitting on mats on the floor since I couldn't afford a sofa, lol.

Here's a better photo of the sofa-chair. Isn't Aaliyah beautiful, even off guard? She said she is signing a contract with a modeling agency, too. What can't she do? I beg her all the time to teach me how to record music, but she's just so busy!

Next to the sofa-chair, I have a small plastic chest of drawers. Normally, it'd be stuffed full of random junk and the top of it would have a bunch of junk, too, but most of said junk is with me in Tokyo. So it's a little boring now.

Moving back towards my "bedroom" (again, since it's a studio apartment, I don't have designated rooms), I have a small white side table. I used to have a case of vinyl records underneath on the shelf, but they are with me in Tokyo, so it's pretty bare. Inside the drawer, I have a few necklaces and rings I didn't want to bring with me. I used to have a lamp on it too, but I gave it to Blair after she begged me for it for months.

Aaand, here is my bed! I just have a low to the ground all white bed. Nothing very fancy! I would usually have a ton of teddy bears and stuffed animals, but again, they are with me in Tokyo! It's still very comfortable though. My mattress here is loads more comfortable than the one I have in Tokyo.

   Comfy, cozy

Thank you for touring my apartment with me!  I have so many ideas for upcoming posts, I'm so excited to share them with you!

Until next time,
-Evangeline (And Aaliyah!)

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