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On Film…

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I loved the experience of shooting with film. It forces you to actually think, be present and purposeful. There are only so many shots to take and there is no seeing what they look like instantly or trying that same shot over and over. I let myself get really into it, taking the time to think about what I wanted to convey.  I think the vibe came out just right.

 

Photographer: Jonas Denzel
Location: Cira Green

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A Hype Bae Birthday…..

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Photographer: Jonas Denzel (An absolutely wonderful soul and very talented!)

Location: North Philadelphia

 

Fashion Details:

Jacket & Jeans  – Good Samaritans @gscc.phila #shopgoodsamaritans

Flannel: Thrift

Turtleneck: Uniqlo

Shoes: Vans

Scarf: Unknown

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Doing More with Less…

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Simple, all black with a splash of color in my #GoodSamaritans custom faux leather jacket.

#ShopGoodSamaritans

Photographer: Bryce Lennon

Fashion Details:

Jacket: Good Samaritans @gscc.phila

Poncho/Hoodie: Modell’s Sporting Goods

Dress: Unknown

Shoes: Aldo

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Progression…

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This shoot was FREEZING! Do not let my smize fool you, the wind blew so hard I ripped my falsies off after the first few shots LOL. But as usual I had a lot of fun with my photographer Bryce! We found some cool wall art in West Philly near the El and let that be our backdrop. This shoot was especially exciting because I was able to wear one of my custom pieces. The jean jacket I have on is the first piece created for Good Samaritans, a clothing collective started by myself and my insanely creative partner in love and life. Our mutual passion for vintage fashion and custom clothing led us to create our own brand. Good Samaritan Clothing Collective is a lifestyle brand that adds a personal touch to new and vintage clothing. All pieces are specially sourced, hand crafted, and one of a kind. Starting this brand was a major progression for me. It takes all that I am to put my creative efforts out into the world. I think we all get a little afraid to share our ideas with others but the world would be far less cool if we did not!

How have you progressed in life so far? Any projects you’re afraid to start?

Photographer: Bryce Lennon

Fashion Details :

Jacket: Good Samaritans @gscc.phila

Poncho/Hoodie: Vintage from Mexico

Pants: Vintage, Iguana Vintage

Shoes: Nike

Choker: Made by me!

 

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Reflections…

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2016 has been trying to say the least. This new year I hope, as I do every year, to strive to be my very best self. To push forward my mind, push back my insecurities and become a better version of myself with every passing day. 2016 was the year I decided to take this blog more seriously and push my limits in every area of my life. Creating this online space has been one of the greatest challenges. Opening myself up to others in a way I never had before. Simply getting comfortable in front of the camera was something major. It was a striking blow to my natural shyness and a stepping stone along my journey of self-love and reflection. I hope you enjoy these throwbacks as much as I do and as you see how I have changed and progressed I hope that you will be able to reflect on your year with kindness and get excited for what’s to come!

P.S. Let this post also serve as a special thank you to my photographers Catharine and Bryce. These two have not only helped me become more comfortable with myself but have been nothing short of amazing in the work that they do. Their kindness, insight and willingness to listen have been a true blessing!

 

Click photos to get details on the looks I’ve worn this year.

 

Happy New Year!

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Saying Goodbye to Summer…

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   With Labor Day past us Summer feels officially over. Yet, Mother Nature is taking her time. The 80 degree weather continues and I can savor short dresses and sandals for a while longer. This is something I would usually love but, for whatever reason,  I am ready for a night chill and leaves to turn color. I want hot cider and cinnamon. I am longing for jackets and warm sweaters. But as this shoot shows the heat still called for a less is more style. The off the shoulder dress, (which after some thought I have decided is a tunic lol) was a great find in one of my favorite boutique stores on South St. I paired it with my favorite gladiator style sandals and a vintage woven clutch. I’ve also been rocking my natural hair and loving it. The unrelenting summer heat won’t really allow for any other style, really. For beauty I kept it simple, as usual, and focused on making sure my skin looked simply clear and even. How are you dealing with the end of summer?? Are you ready for the Fall ahead of us?

Photographer: Catherine, @CathAlyse

Location: West Philadelphia/Malcolm X Park

Fashion Details:

Dress – Temptations Boutique

Sandals – Nine West

Woven Clutch – Vintage, Retrospect

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Dog Days and Denim…

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The Dog Days of Summer
noun; the hottest period of the year (reckoned in antiquity from the heliacal rising of Sirius, the Dog Star).

I know I’ve said it a million times and you have too, IT”S HOT! Hotter than ever it seems.Every morning I abandon the chill of my conveniently air conditioned 3rd floor walk up and enter what seems to be Mother Nature’s latest interpretation of “hell on earth”. I am immediately caught in the rapture of thick muggy air and blinding sunlight. Because of this, I’ve nearly abandoned makeup. I’ve mostly restricted myself to light natural looks and only on special occasions, like this photoshoot. Yet what I have stubbornly held onto are my jeans. My vintage destroyed denim is a trademark of mine and the heat will not stop my style! I’ve been pairing them with light tanks like this one for balance. I wear an outfit defiantly similar to this one at least twice a week. Tanks and jeans have never forsaken me and I intend on returning the favor. And sure, I toss on some shorts here and there but the jeans are always on my mind and often what I try on before the heat bullies me into bare skin.

What style staple are you sacrificing in this summer’s heat? What are you holding onto?

 

Photographer: Bryce Lennon

Outfit Details:

Jeans: Vintage Levi’s custom destroyed by Me

Top: Zara

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Shoes: Aldo

 

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Keeping it Simple…

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Beating the heat this summer has been my top priority! 90 degree weather requires a “less is more” attitude and I think this outfit hits the nail on the head. I kept it simple with shorts and a crop tank but kept texture in mind pairing all my cotton pieces(Tank and Kimono) with these silken shorts from American Apparel. The shorts are super short but still loose and comfortable. These suede gladiator sandals have have been my go to this season and you can probably tell by the many tan lines on my feet lol

How are you keeping cute and cool this summer?

Photographer: Bryce Lennon

Outfit Details:

Kimono: H&M

Crop Tank: Forever 21

Silk Shorts: American Apparrel

Gladiator Sandals: Eternity Fashions

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

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Fun in the Sun…

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This was an exciting day. I never do sexy shoots. I always stick to capturing my fashion. But lately I’ve felt the modeling bug and decided to do something for fun. These are the results!

Location: Port of Philadelphia

Photographer: Feese, @ScumVision215

Makeup & Styling: Myself

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Something for Summer…

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Let’s talk hair! This is the very first post I am making with my hair in it! Lol and surprisingly enough my hair was straight. I rarely straighten my hair these days so it was really fun! I spent the whole time feeling very old hollywood and glamorous. My hair stylist gave me an amazing hair cut that has begun to grow into something very Marilyn-esque and I love it!

This Summer I’m staying true to myself in cut off shorts and loose tops. I hate to put too much thought or effort into outfits in the warmer months. It’s such a great opportunity to be both creative and comfortable. I make all my own shorts and jeans out of vintage finds and almost always go for baggy vs. tight fitting.

My makeup was easy breezy this day as well. I did my normal everyday look and pumped it up with a red lip and bold lashes! 

What’s your warm weather look?

Location: Cira Green Park
Photographer: @CathAlyse

Outfit Details:

Top: H&M

Shorts: Vintage Jean Shorts: Created by me.

Bra: Victoria’s Secret

Shoes: Aldo

Makeup Details:

Foundation: Black Opal Beauty True Colors Matte Foundation in “Beautiful Bronze”

Contour: Black Opal Beauty Finishing powders in Medium and Deep.

Eyes: Elf Bronzer Palette in St. Tropez, Cream Eyeliner in Black

Lashes: Ardell, Wispies

Lips: MAC, Lipstick in RiRi Woo

 

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