Lola Looks Back

Happy summer to everybody reading this! I’ve been crazy busy lately. I just met with the Material Girl design team. Can’t believe I was just starting high school when we launched MG and now I am graduating! These looks will hit Macy’s when I am a college freshman.

Just to let you know, this is partially going to be an unoriginal blog post about how very happy and slightly saddened I am that my High School years are now coming to an end, and how I reflect upon the past four years and prepare myself for the real world.

Looking back on the past four years of high school means looking back on unfortunate outfits I wore confidently to school (good for me).

Oh how I wish I could go back in time and urge my 14 year old self NOT to wear black rhinestone studded t-shirts with bloody skulls on them, purchased from really “hip” stores (wtf is hip anyways). I like to reassure myself though, that I had to go through that awkward time of “trying stuff out” to figure out what I liked wearing best. I still don’t think that I have a defined style, maybe because I don’t want to limit myself to what I should wear. Makes me happy knowing that I went to an arts school where any kind of style could fly: It gave me the confidence and the yolo spirit I needed to successfully look like a clown (it’s fine). Despite my unfortunate fashion choices I definitely don’t look back on High School with any bitterness. Even the times when cockroaches crawled out of my locker, or when trying to concentrate during an exam next to a room full of people rehearsing for show choir (ha), or walking up 7 flights of stairs on a Monday, or the lunchroom flash mobs. You know, standard things. I know that I was lucky enough to go to a truly exceptional High School that produces high quality shows and actually teaches you the craft of what you’re studying. So many things that have been a part of my everyday routine for the past four years now suddenly aren’t and it’s weird because so much more lies ahead – yet it feels almost empty to wrap up high school. Of course I’ll miss the friends that I’ve made and the family that makes up the drama department, but it’s really beautiful to be able to see all of the people I dearly love and care for, people that I grew up with for four years, go on and pursue their passions, whatever they may be, and find their place.

Anyway, as summer approaches and as I keep forgetting to shave my legs, I leave behind my big granny sweaters and ironically flattering turtlenecks that are worn by lower east side hipsters and unfashionable moms in the 80′s. But I greet with open arms crop tops, Adidas sandals, fun bucket hats, and just walking around with no pants on and it being ok. I predict that over the summer I’ll be wearing a lot of tribal pants and sports bras and hopefully not a floral romper. Not dissing floral rompers – it’s just that they are abused.


Music wise, my taste shifts a little bit in the summer and I start to listen to songs I would listen to on a beach kicking it. So far, it’s been a lot of Tribe, Kaytranada, Gold Fields, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, The WKND.

Here are some songs u can bump it out to if ur ever feeling music deprived:

Ca$H Bandicoot – Errybody tipsy

Baby Bash x WKND- Suga Suga

Flume x WKND- Hyper Paradise

KAYTRANADA- Be your girl

KAYTRANADA- Hilarity Duff

Gold room- Embrace

Empire of the sun- Alive ( Gold fields remix)

Little Dragon – Paris ( Totally Enourmous Exctinct Dinosaurs holiday edit)

BANKS- Goddess

Busta Rhymes- Dangerous ( LAKIM remix )

Para One- You Too

ZHU- Paradise Awaits

Ruddyp & Carling Ruse – Making Luv


I feel like High School Graduation is something I’ve been talking about forever and now its finally here. I was so excited about “being done with school” and now that I’m actually done I’m like clammy and sweating and nervous because… WHAT?!?! Knowing that I’ m going to have to wake myself up for class, and not someone banging vigorously at my door for 5 full minutes, relieves me and worries me a little. Wrapping up High School has been pretty hectic (not actually doing THAT much so idk why) and words cannot express my excitement to sit in the sun and jam wiv friends. These are songs for chilling in ya room, chilling on tha porch, chilling in tha yard, the beach, with friends or solo. I hope that all of you reading are able to find the chilling time to kick back and blast some sound – and if you don’t, then maybe u should make the time because… who doesn’t want to do that?

Thanks for readin y’all!–


  1. Love her sense of humor. You’re adorbs, Lola. Congrats on graduating!

    Comment by Anonymous — June 12, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

  2. Congrats girl!!

    Comment by Marky Mark — June 12, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

  3. What college will you attend?

    Comment by Amy — June 12, 2014 @ 11:29 pm

  4. Merci Lola pour ce post passe de bonne vacances d’été

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 5:13 am

  5. Lolaaa! congratulations for your graduation! I got mine 2 years ago and I can admit that I miss a ‘little the comfortable environment of my high school, although you’ll see that there is a world out there waiting for you! and certainly a wonderful career!

    love from italy


    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 5:17 am

  6. Nice colours!

    Comment by Christina — June 13, 2014 @ 8:09 am

  7. ZHU is nice, first time I listen to them! :)

    Comment by Christina — June 13, 2014 @ 8:23 am

  8. Good luck for the next step, Lola! greetings from France;)

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 8:40 am

  9. cute!

    Comment by rebecca — June 13, 2014 @ 9:19 am

  10. I can’t believe that you are graduating! When I was in high school, I use to listen to your mom’s music all the time! Congratulations!

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 10:47 am

  11. Good luck girl! Congrats on your designs! Also Good luck in college ( cough, cough hope it’s Sarah Lawrence). Enjoy the saddness and goodtimes

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 10:55 am

  12. Thanks for update Lola and good luck for your future endeavors!

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 10:59 am

  13. Hi Lola, first of all congrats for your High School Graduation, and is very nice to read you again.
    Love your set list, I’m listening right now!
    I hope to have you lots of time in MG and hope you could write more often.
    Take care!

    XXO Chris

    Comment by Chris Cruz — June 13, 2014 @ 11:10 am

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  15. Good luck at university!

    Comment by Ceren — June 13, 2014 @ 11:47 am

  16. Nice I do like what you wrote :-)
    i love this song where i can get it ?

    Little Dragon – Paris ( Totally Enourmous Exctinct Dinosaurs holiday edit)

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 11:49 am

  17. Enjoy and relax for now Little Mini “M”. Your time for conquering the world is just beginning! If you rush, you won’t appreciate the beauty of making it yours! So deep breaths and it will all fall into place! Congrats for making it this far! Now, the real world awaits your next move! So kick “A” and remember to stay true to yourself always!!! Big hug! Proud of you! Your momma has done well raising you!!

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 11:55 am

  18. Wow. I miss the feeling of having the world as your oyster when I was young! Great post! One of my good friends went to LaGuardia so it seems like a good place!

    Comment by Andy — June 13, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

  19. Wonderful

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

  20. Nice music taste, girl.

    Comment by Margherita — June 13, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

  21. congrats lola ! the best is ahead !

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

  22. congrats lola ! the best is ahead !

    Comment by andrea from MA — June 13, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

  23. Have a wonderful Graduation day beautiful. xx

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 1:08 pm

  24. you rock !

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

  25. Happy Graduation Lola!!! You’ll b fine, and figure it out..Life ain’t easy for most of us unfortunately but I’d bet you’ll be fine.. Enjoy your summer.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

  26. I enjoyed reading this post Lourdes! Congrats on graduation and I hope you have a great summer. :-) <3 FP

    Comment by FP — June 13, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

  27. Looking forward to your future Lola!!! You’ll do great things!! It’s in your blood…

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

  28. i love you

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

  29. Congratulations Lourdes I hope your Graduation goes as fun as you make it and I am sure you will have fun when finding those college courses you are interested in and that will bless your career as finishing High School. Some girls and boys do not get that opportunity !!! :)

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

  30. Excellent post. I am experiencing many of these issues as well..

    Comment by Niklas — June 13, 2014 @ 11:40 pm

  31. Nice prints – here’s some more tunes 4 da material world…


    Comment by 3VOL SI DOG — June 14, 2014 @ 2:58 am

  32. Great job.. I bet your mom is very happy with you.. she did a great job letting you find you own way. i think you have alot of your moms looks and that says alot lol..she was my dream girl when i was a

    Comment by Anonymous — June 14, 2014 @ 6:44 am

  33. That was a really sweet post, Lola. Congratulations and good luck in the future. When I look back at high school, they were the best years of Kid-dom. College is fabulously better. Also, out of all my friends, if they didn’t go away to college, then they wished they did. Don’t let fear hold you back. Also, don’t get two degrees. Total waste of time (and money). Good luck kiddo

    Comment by Amy — June 14, 2014 @ 10:45 am

  34. Congratulations!

    High School was like going to boot camp. LOL! No matter what subject you were learning, you were being taught self discipline, developing regimes and completion of tasks to obtain goals.

    You earned your break and fun in the sun!

    You did a good job of preparing for your next steps and it appears you have a direction in life.

    Just remember to keep growing in whatever you do, use it to drive forward in your career and in relationships.

    Don’t be afraid of what you don’t know, learn to welcome challenge.

    Most important love all people, love your life and do everything with passion!

    Your Bright and Amazing and the World is All Yours….

    Comment by Anonymous — June 14, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

  35. that was a nice of reflecton, a memory is safe keeping forever rewind the future lola, look back but dont step back.

    Comment by jahcourt — June 14, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

  36. whatever the past was in our lives today is to be greater that was a nice of reflecton, a memory is safe keeping forever, rewind, remind the future lola, look back but dont step back, lola you have only touchs the frings of things

    Comment by jahcourt — June 14, 2014 @ 5:07 pm

  37. Through some mess of flip boarding I came across your post. I just want to say schooling is priceles- both the pain and the glory associated with.- but mostly the friendships. Life is sweet for the late bloomers. Don’t rush.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 14, 2014 @ 6:52 pm


    Comment by Anonymous — June 14, 2014 @ 6:58 pm

  39. Congratulations! Rad post and love the playlist! We’re going to share and link back for our next #MixtapeMonday on TASTEdaily. Have an awesome summer!

    Comment by Nicole D'Alonzo (@NikisNotes) — June 14, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

  40. congratulations, and I’m sure your Mom is very proud of you, go girl to rule the world

    Comment by Anonymous — June 15, 2014 @ 2:26 am

  41. congratulations, and I’m sure your Mom is very proud of you, go girl to rule the world

    Comment by Claudia — June 15, 2014 @ 2:26 am

  42. congratulations, I’m sure your Mom is very proud of you, go in that way

    Comment by Claudia — June 15, 2014 @ 2:28 am

  43. Lourdes, may you enjoy your college years, indulge in every class and opportunity of the college and community. Study your course manual steadily, be creative and endearing. Be also wise and cautious. Remember going off the track are lessons to, greet every day as a beautiful blessing. We are praying and rooting for you.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 15, 2014 @ 11:15 am

  44. Here is a playlist of those songs. At least I think I got it right.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 15, 2014 @ 11:30 am

  45. Commenting to let you know I read your words. Good for you. Nicely done. Tribal prints nice.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 16, 2014 @ 12:43 am

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