Thursday, September 16, 2010

Beige and Floral

Autumn is right around the corner, which to most people means Autumn colors. I hate fashion rules with a passion. I don't like to think that I have to wear brown and musty greens all season, I look horrible in those colors usually. I like wearing fun color combinations and patterns, it makes the threat of the cold seem brighter to me. I am sort of crazy wearing what I do seasonaly though. This whole summer I have been wearing a big letterman sweater even in the hottest of days. I am rather ridiculous with my fashion choices.

I love florals, I think that is obvious though. This fall I like the idea of beige and floral. Maybe a classic trench with a pale floral dress or a muted top with a pink flowery skirt and nude oxfords paired with pale blue knee highs? It is such a spring look but I think things should be confusing. If you want you could even throw in some more autumny colors. I have a cute orange scarf knitted by yarnovermovement that would look nice with either outfit.

urban outfitters; saks

fred flare; american apparel

urban outfitters; saks

fred flare; revolve clothing

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Style Inspiration: Marilyn Monroe

Yes, yes this seems so obvious. I am really getting a lot of inspiration from Ms. Monroe lately though. Everyone has their Marilyn that they like, I like her most with longer hair and an all around more natural look. This morning I was outside on the porch sans makeup with my hair a mess, it was a bit cold so I was wearing black leggings and a big chunky vintage sweater. It reminded me of her last photo shoot. I went from feeling a mess to feeling chic and effortless. I have been wanting to find a sweater like that for ages, but I suppose my vintage men's varsity will have to do for now. So right now my causal look is late Marilyn.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My Drawings

This summer I started drawing more frequently again. Actually very frequently, at some points I was drawing 4 or 5 girls a day. I have the tendency to give my drawings away to my friends, which means I don't have a lot of them. Here are a few though...

There is more on my flickr if you are interested.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Striped Shirts

Everyone who knows me would agree that I love stripes. I at the very least have ten striped tops, no matter what they are always in style. I still even have a few from when I was a teenager. I am by no means a jeans and t shirt type of gal but I believe there is nothing more effortlessly chic than a striped long sleeve t and jeans. I love all stripes but especially the classic black and white, I would take that over navy and white any day of the week. The french standard does of course have its place. Anyway, I have been hearing that stripes are "all the rage" right now, but really when haven't they? Here is a look at some of my favorite moments for the striped shirt...






Anthony and Anna

Johnny, Joey, Marky and Dee Dee

Oh and look, its me being a dumby in one from my collection.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Underwater and on Prairie

I have been extra horrible at updating the last six months, sorry! I have moved three times since my last post, and have been without a computer. I have been drawing again and am very happy with my new work which I will post soon. Check out my flickr if you want a little preview. Anyway I have worked with Claudia Susana quite a bit recently and thought I would post some of our photos.

In June we did a shoot in the Sharon Woods. We were trying to catch the fireflies in the photos which was actually crazy hard. Magic did happen though, and Claudia produced some amazing photos as usual.

This photo was actually taken the same day. I am in front of the house I stayed alone in over the summer. I love this photo because it has the yellow daisies in the background which I had a love hate relationship with. I would pick them and put them in vases in my bedroom window.

These photos were taken last weekend. I am modeling with Ashley at her boyfriend's pool. This was such a fun photo shoot to do. It was basically just a girl's pool party. We listened to The Talking Heads and ate Chipotle. We also were pretending it was the 80's in our awesome retro bathing suits.

Check out Claudia Susana's blog and website for more magical photos.

Well, that's it for now, but expect more frequent posts.