Saturday, December 3, 2011

golden alligator

stills from kyle's new short, Golden Alligator.
it's snowing outside.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


pen & photographic collage

one of my new books, Flowers.
When I was 16, I found out that I have a half sister. It was a very shocking surprise.
You can find out the craziest things in a short second.

A few of you asked if I dyed my hair...I did! It was ombre for a few months but now it's back to normal, a little better for the cold winter. I can't wait for december and a little break.

happy thanksgiving! I'm so thankful for your kindness and all of the wonderful people I've met through this blog. I'm working midnight-9am for black friday, best of luck to anyone else who is, also!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


here are some things that I use frequently, as of recent:
cable knit sweaters from american apparel
lip butter by KORRES (it's natural and made in athens!)
all over shimmer in "kitten" (how could you resist with that name) by stila and
"silk road" by nars
nailpolish by american apparel in dance and bronze

speaking of frequency, it's been so terribly long since I've posted here!
I've been so busy with schoolwork and I have many projects to show very soon.
I promise not to stay gone for so long ever again!

what kinds of posts would you like to see more of?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

goodbye summer

Just wanted to say a quick hi.
School has been pretty busy, as it's my last year ever.

Spending time working on projects, bundling up for the new cold weather, and listening much to the newer Elected album (which I would almost advise against buying the physical album because the images are so repulsive and make me nauseous when I have to flip it over, but the songs are so beautiful).

Saturday, August 27, 2011









pz silver shade spectra at lake superior

Some people believe there are whales in lake superior
I wish it were true
especially if they were belugas.
We only saw one chipmunk and a bunch of rocks, and statues of norwegians.
There's such great history there, but we didn't find leif erikson's sword or anything exciting like that.
We did however find the best caramels and the smoothest sitting rocks in existence.

my final year of MCAD starts this monday.
last first day of school forever!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

mountain in the clouds

Mount saint helens.
I thought it was a mountain. how strange that it's a volcano.
a stratovolcano.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

short & sweet

chantal goya

audrey hepburn
anna karina
grace kelly

nara leao

Getting inspiration from these lovely ladies, as I'm missing my long hair. I have to remind myself of how insanely thick my hair is and how hot I would be had I not cut it.
Who do you think wears it best? Audrey looks beautiful no matter what, especially with short hair, but I've always loved Chantal Goya's cut.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

mid summer










(top from Nadinoo, shorts from american apparel // top photo taken with spectra pro, others with nikon d5000)

Today felt like the first true day of summer, it's hard to believe summer is already half way over. Kyle and I both had the day off, and we were able to spend it doing all kinds of summery things. Walking around lake calhoun, watching sailboats, having the most delicious breakfast and dinner, finding baby rabbits, eating gelato, and stumbling upon the perfect summer festival, Tour de Fat (which was the coolest thing ever). Then we came home to find fireworks outside our window.

Nadinoo's lula's untie me top is by far my new favorite garment. It's the perfect cut for summer, with the most adorable bow and buttons, but I'll definitely be wearing it year-round. The dress version is equally as perfect.

Monday, July 18, 2011





Kyle had this dress for me as a surprise a few nights ago! It perfectly matches the dessert I had made.
To make that delicious treat, it's very simple...

mix half a tub of ricotta with half a cup powdered sugar,
one tablespoon vanilla, one tablespoonish cinnamon,
and the juice from two large strawberries.
Mix it all together until smooth, add extra of whatever you find necessary to make it tastier.
Spoon into sponge cups, and add sliced strawberries and blackberries!
Let me know if you try it.

Things have been pretty busy since getting home from Portland. Lots of collaborations and commissions are underway, including something sweet with the always wonderful nadinoo (I'm still waiting for the perfect day to wear my lula's untie me top!), Audrey Grace Boutique, and my amazing friend emily of Tender Cuts.

I also had the pleasure of meeting the adorable Vanessa of The Velvet Bird! She's so sweet and perfectly southern sounding, and it turns out we know some of the same people! Check out her blog if you haven't.

It's very humid, the weather man said it's worse humidity than the amazon. Hard to believe for a place that's frozen 9 months of the year.

Friday, July 8, 2011

















(all shot with my pentax k1000, with 400 speed lomo color negative film and lomo red scale)

Visiting Portland was a really love trip, as expected. We flew to Seattle then took the train from there to portland, which was a really beautiful ride. Unfortunately it started to storm and became dark, so we couldn't take many photos. We've decided that we'll take a train over a plane any day. We met my new niece, had voo doo donuts, saw the farmers market, visited lots and lots of nice shops, and spent time with my brother and nephew.
Luckily my job can be done practically anywhere, so when kyle's done with his filmmaking BFA, we have lots of nice options for places to move. I'd say portland is in the tops of our list.