Wednesday, January 9, 2013

True Love

"Really I only photograph what I truly love. By this I mean, I only get involved with, and place in front of my camera, what moves me, uncontrollably deeply."

True love. I can think of no better way to describe the magic within this book that compiles some of Tim Walker's best photographs into one magnificent fairytale of fashion. Passion pours from the pages, evoking a certain sense of wonderment that is intensely captivating and thought provoking. With exotic themes and divine color schemes, Tim Walker's Storyteller gives the viewer a glimpse into the enchanting and inquisitive mind of this master photographer. 

Being in high demand for magazine editorials and ad campaigns, Walker's elaborate sets are what ultimately set him apart from the rest. With a special team for creating his dreams, hours upon hours are dedicated to constructing the theatrical sets and props that will simply make your troubles melt away like lemon drops.

May it feel like a fairytale, an adventure, or an odd unsettling dream, Tim Walker's bewitching work provides an escapist, like myself, the grand opportunity of getting lost in his neverland. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012


My favorite time of year... the much anticipated event of the Christmas Season blew up in my studio as I gathered my gaggle of girls to watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. With a table full of champagne and candy, the bonbons literally dropped from our hands as we gawked at the gorgeous gals dominating my screen in itty bitty undies and oversized angel wings. The Biebs stole our hearts with his acoustic version of "As Long As You Love Me," and the Angels stole our appetites with their tantalizing physiques and sultry catwalk struts. Oh, to be an Angel...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Abstract Grace

Color illustration by me. Black and white illustration by Grace Coddington.

Presenting Grace Coddington-- former model turned legendary Creative Director for Vogue. With her new memoir hitting bookstores November 20th, Grace's book is sure to top the Christmas lists of fashion-oriented individuals worldwide.
The creative force behind Vogue magazine became ferociously famous overnight with the premiere of The September Issue back in 2009. While the documentary film highlights Grace's career and the important role she plays behind-the-scenes of the magazine, the memoir focuses on her life in front of the camera, working as a young model with some of the most influential photographers of the late 50s and 60s. The icing on the cake? This book is sprinkled with charming illustrations drawn by the amazing Grace herself.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cream-Colored Ponies and Crisp Apple Strudels...

Furniture and decor from Room Service, shoes by Dolce Vita.

Fashion Island, Newport Beach. A magical place where you can find anything at all that your heart desires. I tend to do more browsing than buying, but I'm one of those strange birds who enjoys just looking. While admiring all the pretty (and expensive) things, I decided that:

1. I will one day put sparkling checkered floors in my foyer.
2. My home will have a scattering of strange objects and savvy furniture (a given, considering my knick-knack-packed studio at the moment).
3. I must find a place to wear shoes like THIS. 
Of course, acquiring all of these things requires a generous budget, so, lastly on my list:
4. Must obtain enough freelance contracts to afford weird decor and ridiculously amazing shoes.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Je Suis Un Tigre, Écoute-Moi RAARRR

Believe it or not, we do experience some cold weather in California... but after last week's 85 degree heatwave and 23 years of braving the Canadian wind-chill, I refused to pull out my winter outerwear just yet. Attending a backyard art show in some light layers, I realized I may need to embrace the idea of beachside bundling and invest in a winter coat this season. And perhaps a new toque. 
"Hear me Roar" tiger necklace by Jenny Bird, jacket and jeans by JBrand, silk blouse from Urban Outfitters, boots by Vince Camuto, scarf--borrowed from a friend who will probably never see it again.