Gintare at Wilhelmina
I know I’m getting ridiculous with this Box Pleat Skater skirt but I styled this shoot long before I ever wore it on the blog. This is my version of an “end of the year recap” post. Here’s some work I did throughout the year that you may not have seen because I didn’t showcase it on the blog. Besides blogging and running an online boutique I do work as a fashion stylist when I can. It may be the toughest of all my jobs but I like the challenge. The first photo set is with Gintare. She is very much a high fashion girl and Danny Delgado (the photographer) and I wanted to commercialize her a bit.
Annie Helvey with Next Models
Diana Zalucky Photography
The shots with Kayla and Annie were done by Simon Soong at TYE Studios. Sorry I don’t have high quality images, had to snag them off Facebook. The last photo set was a little shoot I did with Diana just out and about in a neighborhood nearby. Quick, easy, and fun. I think it turned out pretty chill. I’m my own worst critic so I’d love to know what you think of these looks/shoots. Happy New Year everyone and I hope it will be prosperous for us all and full of work we can get really excited about.
Thanks for sticking with my blog!
Oh hey, I have braids now (part of my Halloween costume). I’m so excited about it. I recently went to style a low key shoot with photographer Diana Zalucky. She loveessss Polaroids. We ended up with stacks and stacks of them. I hate instagram recap posts, but I’m totally down for a Polaroid/film recap.
Lately I’ve been thinking about shooting with film just for fun, I don’t think I’m quite ready for the cost associated with Polaroids so I’m just gonna get a Fuji Instax. My only decision is whether to buy it myself or request it as a birthday present. It’ll be nice to have tangible photos sometimes. Anyway here’s a few of Diana’s favorite Polaroid shots from the shoot.
I was so happy when I got the call offering the livestream so I could share the shows with my readers. I hope you all enjoy, I’ve got to run and get ready for brunch with Levi’s and Lucky magazine then Fashion’s Night Out tonight with my lovely girls!
I’ve got a permanent tan so I can cross that off the old booty to-do list, the other stuff I’m definitely in need of. This was the 5th day out of 6 days for my Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim adventure so you know I was pretty much exhausted. The pouring rain that decided to come join the fun didn’t help either. I had to be on the beach super early to host a brunch with Salon Allure for their Sample Sale and I was sort of feeling like going home after. I’m glad I decided to stick around. Visiting the Wildfox Swim Cabana with my girl Natalie perked me right up.
I’m pretty sure I scared a few people with my photos on instagram, making them think they’d missed the show somehow. The actual runway show would take place the next day. It was really nice getting to see the collection up close and personal and getting to try on all the sunglasses. I thought last year’s collection was cute and fun but this year’s is sort of a must have. It’s really wearable, sexy and still really fun. That floral high waisted number…sigh.
So with Salon Allure, BCBG (meh), Gottex (skipped this one in favor of Wildfox and a real meal at The Raleigh), and Wildfox behind me on my agenda next was Red Carter, L*Space, Luli Fama, White Sands, and Suboo. Whew. Um…
“My girl. Ria gives the best side-eye” – @adelduca
I’m wearing my “I’m sick of the heat and I’m ready to go home” outfit. Haha. Basically a Urban Outfitters bralette, a Unif top, a hat so I don’t have to worry about my hair, and a Forever 21 skirt you can’t see. Oh and Hellz Bellz x Vans flats. Yeah that’s right…flats. I mean they’re leather and suede with buckles and chains so they’re totally acceptable.
Shardea Washington!!! She’s got a lot of hair, so this is impressive. Love working with her & seeing her working.
Red Carter was a really fun show. Loved the prints, the metallics, the disco ball purses, the styling, the basketweave pony tails, all of it. So well done.
L*Space was typical, nothing to write home about. Definitely pieces I’d want. That whole bronze body makeup thing was a big no though. Luli Fama was nice but it was long. Like really long. Like look at your watch long…ok you get it. White Sands as always was pretty and very girly. Loved their high waisted number but the styling was bad. Suboo was PERFECT. It was my first introduction to the brand and I loved so much. I left my camera in Natalie’s hotel room unfortunately but it was almost better that way. I want you guys to see the video from the show and drool with me. They have a Refinery 29 Shops deal going on right now too that’s just calling my name.
Filthy Magic Floral Crown Miu Miu Catwalk Sunglasses c/o Gypsy Junkies Mimi Daisy Tunic BCBGMAXAZRIA Nadalya Heel
My friends over at Miami Style Mafia snapped this photo of me at the Tory Burch collection preview at the Delano Hotel. The only other outfit photo I had from this event is via instagram. I think this was my 4th MBFW Swim Week outfit. Can’t be sure, it’s all a blur now haha. I was really excited to wear this floral headpiece out and about. It was definitely a hit at the tents and events. The dress I feel I’ve worn to death but I’ve never gotten a chance to properly shoot it on the blog which is a shame because I adore it. It’s my first Gypsy Junkies piece and it definitely won’t be my last. I picked it up from Lulu’s with a gift code I won from my friend Kirstin’s blog.
All smiles despite the heat. — My FAVORITE suit from the Tory Burch preview
The amazing view from the Mercedes Benz Star Lounge
The theme of the Mara Hoffman show was described as “desert outlaw gypsies”, can I totally claim that when people ask me to describe my style. I wish. The show was my swim/resort dream. Adorned in Pamela Love the models owned the runway.