Saturday, September 29, 2012


Last night was amazing. I took some time to catch up with one of my best friends -- nicknamed Auntie M. We drank wine, made spring rolls and then danced the night away. I haven't felt so overwelmed with joy in a long time. Insecurities faded...

Life was good at least until I returned home. I felt the insecurities crawling up my legs and up my back. They wraped their arms around me and squeezed every drop of joy I felt out of me.

They dragged me to the mirror and as I gazed at myself teeth wine stained, hair in a disarray, eyes squinting at the light I felt an odd sense of security. I was back, feeling low and depressed.
This look shows the progress I've gone through starting with being drained of all optimism and ending where I sit within myself currently.

Perhaps I came off a little strong?

The Curtains of My Insecurity Hide Me From Your Love

I can be a very sensitive individual. My emotions are always trying to interfere with the functioning of my life. While taking the shots for this look I couldn't help but reflect on why I was taking them. Why I was allowing a bit of my soul to be ripped from me with every "ca-click" 
I feel like there is a slight price to pay for it. There is a price to pay for a beautiful image. You find yourself holding your everyday appearance up to a magnifying glass looking for imperfections -- cropping here, blemish removing here or there, adding a tint of lavender and red, distorting, creating sunlight.
 The end result is never what you hoped for, but it's the best you've got, so you accept it. In my life, my insecurities prevent me from truly living and enjoying the many things and experiences I am fortunate to have a part of it.
 Eventually it'll either get better or worse, only time will tell. But I hope this lesson on me sits well with you and takes your quality of life higher. 

I guess I never realized...

I guess I never realized how static the blog has been...a change is coming...but not in the way Obama has inspired us all :/

think ACTUAL change...

Anyway. This is my roommate. This dude is friggin hilarious. The other day he asked me why I never put him on the blog. I think he was hinting at the selfishness and static nature of the blog.
After my awkward laugh I decided to go ahead and give it a shot... I'd say they turned out pretty good!! Thoughts?

Friday, September 28, 2012


Today I decided to go all black. A lot of my friends know I love to wear all black when I go out. There is something about darkness and the solidity of wearing all black thats is alluring to me.
This look I took to work for the 2nd first day and I loved it.


Monday, September 24, 2012

The Darker the Plum...

Bought these pants from H&M a while ago. These chinos fit so well and are so incredibly confortable. Not to mention they are a cool color that has worked for spring and summer but will work for fall as well. I look forward to the endless possibilities :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

If You Look Hard Enough, It Might Change Your Life

I wasn't really feeling the previous look I styled with the goat skull so I redid the look completely. I love this one more than I loved the other one. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.
Should be on lookbook shortly so take a look!

Envision: Fashion Week MN

I had a blast at the Envision event hosted by City Pages on 09/21/2012. I met a lot of great and talented people. It's been a while since I've been surrounded by so many people with the same interest in aesthetics and style. Here are the runway shots I took, enjoy! At the bottom of the post is a slideshow of the rest of the shots from the runway.


Friday, September 21, 2012

It was the way you made me feel

Like the pants in the Thanks Dad look, I begged him for these. Using the same template I made these into harem pants. I've been considering adding to my usual repertoire of tight fitting pants, pants with volume and interesting proportions. I've seen it a lot for this upcoming season and I figured I'd try it out.

Interesting Jewelry: Goat Skull

I found this skull in the virgin islands a few years back after hiking through the forest. I kept it as a souvenir and it's just collected dust on my bookshelf but I decided to try it out as a necklace. I'm happy with it. 

Good Stuff

I performed at a RAW gig downtown Minneapolis about a month ago. I came across her while she was assisting an artist friend set up for the show. One look and I had to take a shot. I love everything about what she is wearing--very minimalist but also dynamic with the cut of the skirt and the cardigan. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Shoes

Normally I don't buy Steve Madden shoes or anything for that matter, but I was in the mall the other day and these jumped right out at me... I'm pleased that they did

Secretly, I Really Want Dreadlocks

I think I could do dreads, but I got a little time before I can do that. Perhaps when I'm older and established in my career I'll take a risk and grow them. But honestly the idea of that gives me a headache. I love them but I doubt I'll get them... but you never know right?!

DIY: Graphic Knit

So tomorrow I'm going to an event that requires I put a little more effort in the clothes I wear. Even though I still have no idea what I'm going to wear, I came across this option.

Basically I took a plain white knit button down. I taped the sections with painters tape and then painted on the shirt.

I love the result

Heres the look:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Dad's Crazy Pants

These pants were my dad's after a few months of begging for them, he gave them to me. Definitely something I'll be keeping forever!

Music Festival Style