Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sabrina SL | Unbroken Broken Lookbook Part 1

I had the amazing pleasure of modeling for my Sabrina SL, my dear friend Sabrina's latest jewelry collection. Her jewelry is so, so breathtaking. I fell in love as soon as I saw and touched the first delicate choker necklace she showed me, totally handmade by Sabrina herself. Every single one of her pieces are handmade from start to finish, all with love and with so many stories to tell. Her latest collection is called the Unbroken Broken, shown by the theme of broken hearts that fit back together in many of the pieces. A collection inspired by love and the heartaches we all go through yet patch ourselves up over and over again. A romantic at heart, I love the concept. The entire shoot was shot on our favorite streets of Williamsburg by Sabrina herself. Doesn't she have such an eye behind the camera, as well? We styled the shoot from pieces from my own and Sabrina's closets. 

I am so lucky to have gotten to know Sabrina this summer, and I am so excited to see where Sabrina SL goes forward. Look out for something really cool that we are collaborating on for her line. Just wait and see. 

Part 2 of this shoot coming soon, plus a rad giveaway for you guys!

In the meantime, make sure to check out more of Sabrina's designs on her website HERE.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

F21xMe: Little Piece of That Oasis


Forever 21 romper
Stela 9 leather backpack
Sabrina SL midi ring
Brixton hat

Whenever I get the chance to take a day to get lost in the lush greenness of Central Park, THE oasis of the Big Apple, I really make a point to really take it all in. I stop to hear the birds. I look up towards the sky through the leaves and branches, and see how the light changes depending on the angle I'm looking up at it from. I stop to notice the way the earth feels below my feet. Strong and earthy, yet soft and wet with moisture. A reminder that nature will always be there even in the midst of all that is cement and metal and robotic. I search for the hidden paths not trodden by tourists and pretend that I am lightyears away from anything even remotely close to city life. I'll snap a leaf off a branch and stick it in my pocket to make sure that I can take a little piece of that oasis back home with me, because I can never be too sure when I'll be back again. 

Some of you are probably laughing right now from your homes in the middle of real wilderness or at least a home with an actual front yard or acres of land surrounding you all around, as I write about a tiny comparison that is currently the closest I can get to right now, but you know what . . . It doesn't matter. Being able to appreciate even the smallest part of nature, even a kind that is built by the hands of man, can make you feel the same amount of openness as being in the middle of the Poconos Mountains. And that is all that really matters. Looking forward to my next real trip into the wild. Fall will hopefully be much more full of things like. California anyone? I think home is calling. 

This romper by Forever 21 helped me blend into the earthiness of it all. Make sure to check out how others are wearing Forever 21 by checking the #F21xMe hashtag on Instagram :)

In the mood to shop more rompers? Check out these end-of-summer picks below from Forever 21!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Free People | Off the Beaten Path

Wanted to finally post these images I photographed for Free People's Off the Beaten Path story, featured on the Free People blog. I had the best day working with Joanna Rentz and Ali Kolbe of Free People, snapping away at this lovely new face, Elle Dawson, who just recently got signed with New York Models. Congrats girl! I knew you were a superstar in the making as soon as I took the first picture :) We photographed all over the small upstate New York town of Cold Spring. A town full of quaint little houses, nature all around and the most amazing view of the surrounding forests from the highest hillsides. I felt so far removed from anything remotely NYC feeling, and I breathed in hard to let that feeling stay with me a little bit longer. We worked to capture the essence of the girl on a path, exploring her option of the road in front of her and the nature around her. A girl strong enough to stand the test of time, and calm enough to be one with the world around her at the same time. 

Couture Overdose Event

NYFW is a whole lot more than just fashion. It's the people, the food, the drinks . . .  the parties. A whole week of overly indulging in one of the most overly indulgent of cities. How sweet it is. I brought a few of my friends to the Couture Overdose event in celebration the launch of Juicy Couture's latest fragrance, Viva la Juicy Gold Couture, hosted by SheKnows. The epic party took place at the popular Goldbar in Soho, an extravagantly decorated bar covered in gold decor from top to bottom and spilling over the brim with Studio 54 vibes. It exuded glamour and extravagance all around, from the party dresses to the drinks, making it a perfect fit for the Juicy Couture brand and the #CoutureOverdose that was keeping the night going. An overdose on the idea of all things "couture" is so fashion week. While casual wear is starting to make headlines on the runways, all things fabulous and glamorous still hold strong every single fashion week. I saw so many peeks of metallic foil and glitzy embellishments on the catwalk and at the presentations. Every girl holds a place in her heart for all things gold. We can't help it. Even if it's just a touch of it on your earrings, or even the heel of your shoe. Or maybe it's a splash of Juicy Couture's Viva la Juicy Gold Couture. Whichever way you decide to indulge in your #CoutureOverdose, don't be afraid to be indulgent! The fragrance can be purchased at Sephora :)