A Poetic Combination

October 31, 2017

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Zimmermann top
M Missoni pants
Gucci shoes
Hysteria by Happy Socks socks
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Beret season is back. The epitome of French style. With a silk blouse and high-waisted trousers, it’s a no fail look. In my imagination, it’s one that poets would wear while smoking cigarettes in a lonely corner of a Montmarte cafe back in the day. Just thoughts as friends. The idea feels so sexy for a woman. Currently, I’m working to find more and more ways to wear this combination differently. Today, it’s with a pair of bright and playful socks and some concrete stomping platforms. Just a few extra ingredients, and viola . . . a classic look is made fresh again. Yet possibly dangerous due to the height of this particular platform. But it’s totally worth the risk. 

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Powering Through

October 30, 2017

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Storets blazer
Each Other t-shirt
Long Tall Sally pants
By Far boots
STATE backpack
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It seems like these days have been rolling right into the next with hardly a second to breathe. I’m up to my neck with deadlines, while at the same time I am experimenting with new editing styles and new ways to shoot. And just new ways to express myself in general. I’ve been letting my boyfriend’s taste in creativity rub off on me, and it’s been really putting me in a mood to experiment. The ideas definitely keep me up all night. Trying to be innovative while at the same time trying to sustain is a balancing act I am still in the process of learning. It’s something that most likely will never be perfected, but it is exactly that that motivates me the most. The challenge of it. And the eventual reward. Even when it means hardly any sleep at all. The task of learning becomes a goal itself, one that you can never stop working towards. Because there is no real end to learning. And there never should be.

So here I am, coming out of a weekend where I mostly worked (from the comfort of my own bed at least). I’ve been powering through, and there sure is a lot to get through between the work I do for my sister and for myself. But even with the work overload we give to each other to get done what needs to get done, she is still always the rock that keeps me going when I think I’m about to give up. We are a team. We may not always be the most perfect team. But in a way we are the best team. Sometimes there are days where its frustrating working with my sister, my best friend, the person who knows me the best. The closeness can be the brightest light or the darkest dark, depending on the hour. Haha. But it is that closeness that is so fitting to what we do on here. The creativity that we are able to bring out in each other because of how comfortable we are together, well, that is the real thing. And that real thing is the real goal. That is the reason I power on. To reach that real thing. And on those days when I feel my energy waning or my shoulder slumping a bit more than they should, I just throw on a pair of power shoulders to fake it. Sometimes faking it ignites the real thing.

And I’ve been loving mixing grey textures recently. How about you? Fitting for the weather we’ve been having in NYC lately. 

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A Getaway with Swell

October 26, 2017

You really don’t know how important it is to escape until you just get on the road and drive a few hours out. No looking back. At least for a few days. Thanks to the generosity of Swell, my boyfriend Gabi and I were able to have a special night away from the city. It was a very nostalgic trip, for our very first trip together when we first started dating was a weekend in Saugerties, a town exactly in between the Catskills and Woodstock. It was one of the most refreshing weekends of that summer; maybe that year. I really have a soft spot for Upstate New York. It’s quaint and spacious. A whole lot of endless green. Sleepy in the most beautiful way. It’s a whole new world up there. It’s a place where you can give the trees a chance to talk to you. The breeze to sing to you. The sunset to grab you around the waist and swirl you around until you gently fall into an early and deep sleep. The loveliest thing about the Catskills, is how early everything closes once the sun goes down. Especially in the fall and winter. The quiet is the perfect reason to come prepared to spend lots of time with yourself and the person/s you happen to be with. A book in tow. Marshmallows by the fire you just built yourself. A film on the laptop. Cooking a simple meal for dinner on the hot plate. Coffee in our Swell cups in the morning. Wine in them in the evening. Hiking a new trail a local tells you about. But mostly, lots of conversation. Even just the act of being together doing nothing at all can feel like the sweetest escape. It’s sometimes all our minds need in this crazy world we live in. Gabi and watched the sun go down right when we arrived at our beautifully minimal Getaway House trailer. We took a nap in the bed, platformed right beside the full wall window that faced the sun going down behind the trees. It was as if as the sun went down, my past month’s stresses disappeared right alongside it on the other side of the glass window. That window was a picture of serenity. A snapshot meant to be save to later be brought forward when my mind starts to go a million miles a second. Our two days in the Catskills was all about just that. Slowing down to what feels like a million hours per second. Now isn’t that a nice thought? 

Thank you Swell and Getaway House for making our two days upstate as perfect as can be. 

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