about noelani


25. California native. Writer. Reader. Late night online shopper. Latte lover.


Mode and the Like is a catalog of my opinions and favorite things. Here you’ll find thoughts on literature, fashion, design, beauty, art, and culture alongside the occasional post on San Francisco living. While Mode and the Like has been around in some form or another since 2011, it’s a constantly-changing space for those who appreciate the finer things in life and enjoy intellectual stimulation.


Behind Mode and the Like is me, Noelani (but you can call me Noe—we’re all friends here). I hail from the small town of Calistoga and am currently based in San Francisco. I’m a copywriter and poet, but I’m also a bit fashion- and beauty-obsessed. I try to accommodate my many interests with this blog, so sometimes you’ll find a review of makeup products I’m loving, my outfit of the day, a rundown of the latest books I’ve read, or a creative essay I’ve penned. In essence, you’re getting a full-access pass to the chaos within my brain. I’m happy to have you here.