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Floor Boarding . . . A Quick Inspiration Grab

working with muted pastels, rich amber tones + icy blues . . .

A few things inspiring me right now:: 

  • amber
  • earthy, muted pastels
  • icy blues
  • soft gold
  • signatures in blotchy ink
  • classic patterns with a nod to nature; like tortoise shell
  • the beauty of dark skin

What’s inspiring you?

Happy Thursday peops!

xo,

Styling Project :: Desert Shoot

I was recently asked to style a shoot for my friend, Kristen, whose modeling career is taking off. I’m always honored to be asked to lend my vision to creative projects that fall in line with what I’m doing. It was a fun collaboration, plus we had a really great team, which makes working on projects like this A LOT of fun.

Model:: Kristen Drayton @kris_modelchic
Photographer:: Will Utley @wutlife
Videographer:: Nichelle Holliday @soulinkproductions

Scroll down for a few behind the scenes shots I captured from the shoot.

BTW, it was about 53 degrees and SUPER WINDY . . . can you tell?

You know what they say, teamwork makes the dream work!

I loved the cracked dry riverbed, it was a perfect contrast against the bold colors we used.

location #2 was an abandoned house in the desert . . .

I love capturing behind the scenes shots. Kris + Will work great together.

I love this shirt dress Kristen wore, the glam contrast with the abandoned house was perfect.

The sun was beginning to set as we headed to our 3rd + final location . . .

We used this amazing rock formation as our backdrop for the last session . . .

I think golden hour photos are my favorite. The light at this time of day is fantastic . . .

Working on projects like this with like minds give me life! It was really cold and windy, but Kristen, in true model form, was a trooper. I cant wait to work with these guys again!

xo,

For the Love of Color + Pen . . .

Pen addict that I am, I am thoroughly in love with my new Kaweco fountain pen. I have recently added a few others to my stash that I will be sharing soon as well. There’s nothing like an amazing pen + a quality piece of paper to jot ideas or sketches with . . . simple pleasures. Do you have a favorite pen or paper that you like to use? If so, please share!

xo,

Pre-Orders for Solana Cheetah Straps Now Open!

Hey guys! Pre-Orders are open for the Solana Cheetah Strap! If you love options, you will love options, you will love the Solana Cheetah strap! Add her to your existing bags to make a bold statement or to add a patten pop! The perfect way to freshen up your existing bags and wear them in a cross body style. Ships 3/17. DM for invoice. Pre-Order price good thru Sunday 3/4. Click here to snag one!

xoxo,

Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen . . .

Beauty in the everyday . . .

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

-Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

I love this wonderful description of beautiful people. It is a written testament to my personal philosophy. I’ve always felt that true beauty comes from experiences, imperfect actions, trying, failing and trying again, humility, pain + happiness, growth and loss . . . in other words true beauty surfaces when life is lived. I think in this world of social media we have a tendency to focus on beauty in an unhealthy way. Surface beauty, made up beauty, photoshopped beauty and perfected beauty. I yearn for the day that our society appreciates + recognizes beauty in the imperfect as a whole, but until the world catches up, that’s where I will continue to reside. It’s much more interesting there.

 

xoxo,