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June 2013

With A Little Help From My Friends

June 29, 2013

I feel like I haven’t posted in forever. And it’s probably because life has been more than the normal sort of hectic it usually is. Big changes are on the way and everything is happening so quickly! In two weeks I will be officially moving to New York City for a brand new job. Leaving Philadelphia after growing to love this city for all its grit and charm for the past 2 and something years is going to be extremely bittersweet. I have fallen in love with Philly during my time here, and most of this love is because of the wonderful people I have made a part of my life. So many shared sets of laughs, explorations around the brownstone lined streets that never seemed to end, the best brunches I have ever, the cutest dogs that will ever get to know, and the strongest feeling of community that I have ever felt in a while. Coming from California, where everything is so spread out and scattered, moving to Philadelphia and being able to walk nearly anywhere and everywhere if I wanted to was super refreshing. And working for Free People has definitely given me an eye opening experience into the fashion world and my place in it. I know I won’t ever find a working environment like the Free People home office ever again, but sometimes change is good. With this move to NYC I see fresh possibilities, grand adventures and a whole new discovery of myself and my dreams. Since I was just 15, I’ve always wanted to move to this city based on what I read and seen in the movies. And now I finally am. My impression of the Big Apple since moving to the east coast never dwindled to anything less than the glow of the brightest star, and even though I’ve been back and forth so many times between Philly and NYC, I know I still have so much more to explore. It’s funny how things work out. And always when you least expect them. I know that I am going to miss the best friends that I have made here in Philly oh so much. They make me laugh non stop and never fail to make me feel like my best self. Going to miss those chill Philly weekends with my favorite girls, but that doesn’t mean they have to end. I know Philly visits will always be in store. And here are the pictures to let you know why. Taken by moi.

Polly Want a Cracker?

June 26, 2013

AGAIN kimono, Modern Vice Presley boots, Karen London necklace
A throwback to early spring. When I lived in my old as heck, bleached
out Levi’s. Which I would still be living in if it didn’t have a huge
tear right below the right butt cheek. Gotta take care of that quick.
Never got around to using these pictures for some reason. But I really dig the vibe of them. It was sprinkling on me. I wore this shirt to
sleep the night before. And my hair was unwashed. A hot tomboy mess with
a touch of lace to give the allusion that I am somewhat of a put
together sort of person. Sometimes you just have those kind of days. You
just got to roll with them with your chin up and hope for the best. Had
a little fun with the editing. A little magical flair never hurt one
bit. But to get to the bottom of the real story here, I am basically
posting this because the shirt worn in this post is currently missing
in action. A sad fact in deed. It was one of those pieces that you throw
on in a mad rush because you know it will work and look cool with
anything. Even bunny printed pajama pants. Yerp. Hopefully I dig this
baby back up soon. Maybe it’s lying in the bottom of my dirty clothes
pile. Or I don’t even want to know where. All I know is that I love band tees and I love disintegrating Levi’s and light flares and that’s that.

Earth, Wind and Fire

June 25, 2013
A pretty shoot I did with my lovely friend Mckenzie a few weeks back. On
Cinco De Mayo to be exact! Been wanting to do a shoot with this
photogenic girl for ages and we finally got around to doing it! I love
the way the shapes and movements really pop in the hazy black and white color scheme.
This kimono by one of my favorite brands, Spell and the Gypsy Collective, is like pure magic. The way is falls, the way it flows when
one dances, the spectacular tie dye print that looks like a cotton candy
interpretation of the sky. I had the idea of earth, wind and fire for
this shoot, and worked it so that the elements of her outfit mimicked
elements of nature. The beautiful light we had during this midday shoot
(earth), the seamless drift of tangled crochet and fringe (wind) and the
striking and regal feathered headpiece that I made just that morning
(fire). It’s crazy what one can do when you get creative at the last
second. Thank you Mckenzie for being my model this day. You are a doll.
**Photos and Styling by me

Daydream Believer

June 24, 2013
Vintage Dress, Gypsy Junkies kimono, Natalie & Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice Jett Bag and Officer Boots, Vanessa Mooney choker, Karen London necklace

This past week has been a complete
whirlwind. Sometimes life really takes turns when you least expect it,
and important, almost life-changing, decisions need to be made. And
dreams need to be put into perspective. Big and beautiful things have
always been on my horizon, but lately they all have been a little closer than usual, and I’ve been working hard to shift things into a
faster gear. It’s a little scary and a whole lots of stressful, but I
truly believe that things happen for a reason and that sometimes you
just have to throw yourself into the flow a new current when the
opportunities arise. This summer is looking like it’s going to be a big
one. And with that, I wear all white and creme. And a dash of pink for
good measure. Was feeling sick on Friday, but finally recovered by night
before my friend Mckenzie came to visit me in town. And an epic weekend
went on to flourish.
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