Testing Testing

The best part about having a photographer as a boyfriend is getting to bounce ideas for shoots back and forth and of course getting to test our ideas while they are still fresh.  A few weeks back Jeff and I did a really low key test shoot with a gorgeous and super funny model named Maggie Smith from Slu Agency. We had a few ideas we wanted to try so beware you're about to see a mashup of three completely different looks. The first is a norm core street style inspired look, I basically built this look around the beanie donated by Chicago based accessory line Robdechi. Besides the kick ass beanies and other hats, Robdechi specializes in Hybrid scarves that make traveling stylish as well as comfortable check out the line here : The other star of this look is the TopShop faux fur stole, this is a piece that you will get your money out of , its a really effortless way to add some style to any outfit and I would know because I also used it on our third look. The next look is my favorite from this test its very minimal, just an oversized white tee and thigh high socks make this look sexy but not like your trying to hard. This look was not about the clothing it was about playing around with a dark background and the lighting. The last look is my take on New Years Eve sparkle. New Years Eve is the one day of the year (according to me) that you can wear sequins and not look ridiculous seriously ladies take advantage of it !  

 Hat: Robdechi Faux Fur Stole: Topshop Jumpsuit: Tildon

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Touch of Blush

Like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West there was once a time when I could not be caught dead in the color pink. Any shade of pink repelled me and brought me back to the tacky hot pinks and fuchsias a la Paris Hilton in the early 2000's.  Again like Kimye my color palette is pretty industrial lots of black, white, beige and greys and while I would probably never goes as far as Jeremy Scott's army of Barbie girls in Moschino S/S 2015 I have been growing fonder and fonder of the color blush. Its a subtle way to add a little femininity to an outfit without going overboard. Try adding a blush beanie to your favorite fall outfit or blush purse to add an unexpected but delightful pop of color. The outfit I put Aurora in below is a little more than just a touch of blush shes wearing a pair of gorgeous blush Palazzo trousers. Although the thought may seem overwhelming you'll see in the photos below how blush makes a wonderful neutral. I hope you enjoy the lady like fall ensemble below and stay tuned for the exciting projects ahead!  

Jacket & Necklace: Vintage // Pants: Leith // Sweater: H&M








Vinyl Mini Skirt

For the last year or so I have been majorly obsessed with an adorable pale pink vinyl mini skirt from Topshop.  I apparently fell in love with the skirt at the same time as the rest of the world had because no matter how hard I searched, My dream skirt remained every shopaholics worst nightmare  sold out . Not willing to accept defeat I decided to buy the same skirt in my signature color... black.  A year later while I still love the dainty color of the pale pink skirt that still evades me I am reminded often of what an incredible purchase my black mini has been. Its a more daring take on a regular leather mini skirt but don't let that scare you as you see in my outfit below its totally wearable day or night ! While yes this is a hot skirt,all you really need is a white tee and some strappy heels to be ready for a night out, this is also a really versatile piece when styled correctly. If you read last blog you'll remember me mentioning how the style of shoe can completely change an outfits overall tone this is the prime example . Yes this outfit would also look great with some heeled booties but I dig the loafers and socks instead it brings the showy skirt down to earth. With the addition of the floppy hat and the comfy Tartan button down the skirt kind of blends into the background adding just a hint of sex but nothing over the top for the daytime. This is the perfect outfit for a brunch date or for a fall festival. Before you check out the photos I have to thank Aurora Adachi-Winter the actress/model based here in Chicago who was a dream to work with and photographer Jeff Delacruz who shot all the gorgeous back lit photos. Thanks again for stopping by enjoy the photos!  

Skirt: Topshop // Shirt: Forever 21 // Shoes: Vince // Socks: Free People // Hat: Nordstrom BP










The Camel Cape Coat

I have been recently learning the basics of fashion photography and I am very excited to share the photos from my first shoot ! The model is a great friend of mine Faith Lee. The outfit for this post is one of my favorites its a very Zooey Deschanel look that was inspired by the Alexander McQueen's "Pussybow" Silk Blouse. Unfortunately since I don't have $ 1,300 just laying around I decided to make the top myself by adding a black ribbon to a button down I already owned making my grand total for the top something around $6. I paired my faux Mcqueen top with high waisted black denim shorts by Dollparts Designs and this falls must have the camel cape coat. I rounded the look out by adding my favorite black lace up booties for a complete fall look that will make you feel a little bit British school girl but all around very chic and on trend for fall 2014. I hope you guys enjoy the photos and stay tuned for more shoots photographed and styled by me ! Top: DIY //Shorts: Dollparts Designs // Cape: August Silk // Shoes : Seychelles // Bag : Vintage