Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday Feels



The sun is starting to shine down under and it's time to celebrate. Life is busy and again I feel like I must apologize for my absence on social media and my blog. It hasn't received the love it deserves and it kills me. But it doesn't mean that I haven't stopped being inspired, almost to the point of a pure anxiety meltdown. I see so many things I am inspired by, so many things I want to create, so much I want to do and see, that it just sends me spiraling. Does anyone else ever get that way? It's like my mind is running at a million miles per hour and I look around and see something shiny and go, "I WANT TO MAKE THAT." Then it stresses me out and I don't do it because there are so many things I want to create. But that being said, I have been doing a lot of art lately and that is why my fashion posts have been limited. Trust me, after a day of painting all of my clothing is ruined so I have to keep the two very very separate.

So if I am not doing blogposts and I am not creating as many fashion shoots, what the hell am I doing? Well I got a new job and I am working on creative strategy at an agency here in Sydney. It's amazing. While doing that I am constantly curating my fave tunes on my spotify and keeping my eyes on the webs for things that inspire me, so I figured...why not share it with you!

Oh and I am heading to two pretty amazing festivals over the next few months so I am getting into major costume design mode. It's going to be insane. Just wait.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Take it all in

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Moving across the world has been such an adjustment. I have enjoyed the self discovery over the past few months, from growing and meeting new friends to finally doing art again. Though I hate everything I make at least for a few days, then look at it again and begin to enjoy it. Ah, the troubles of art. But besides 'finding myself' I have been thinking about life back in the states a lot. These photos which I shared on instagram, but not on here are a perfect segue to talk about what I've been feeling lately. Because I am sure you definitely care. *Sarcasm*

I can't begin to tell you how soft my heart gets when it comes to thinking of the past. I think this melancholic feeling is just heightened from getting older. Being a year older this past August, just means another year in the past to reminisce on. I look back and miss so much. But I look back with this idealist vision of the way things were, yes some parts of my past were magical..growing up in a beachside town, silly nights with my friends, etc. But I was really so miserable in high school I had to do my junior and senior year at once just to get out as soon as I could.

It's a funny thing to consider, the past, the future, the present. For some reason we always want and need something, rather than just being content with our lives as they are. The bright side is, this urge drives you to continue to move forward in life, but I constantly have to remind myself how important it is to appreciate the present. Because nothing truly exists other than the current moment. And how beautiful the breeze is, your breath, and the sights and sounds of the very moment you're living in, in that very moment. Take it all in, one thing at a time. Take one single minute and think about it...promise it will make you feel a little differently than you'd think.

So to celebrate the now-ness and the super chell-ness we should all be living...enjoy this chell playlist I made.


Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fashion Hacks (One is so good I almost don't want to share it!)

This post is full of so many life hacks it makes me giddy. Are you ready? There are three pretty ingenious hacks coming your way. Okay, well two are ingenious, the other one is nothing special. 

1. Use a hair tie, fence, ledge, and your iPhone camera timer to get those OOTDs when you're alone. Yup, I am that big of a loser. I just never have time to get OOTDs lately and I wear a cute outfit to work, swear I'll remember to shoot it over the weekend, then forget what I wore. So now I am trying harder to document my outfits when I wear something I like. P.S. when tying your phone to the fence, be careful and make sure there is something like a little ledge for your phone to sit on or that it's wedged in the fence for extra support.

2. KEYCHAINS ON YO SHOES. I am going to fully proclaim that this is my ingenious invention. If you look closely at my feet (remember I shot these alone in an alley using a hair tie to tie my phone to a fence so the detail shots are definitely subpar) you will see I have some neat keychains clipped onto the loops of my shoes. I did this a few months back with some fur pompoms, but was inspired by the idea of leather tassels too. I happened to find these gorgeous white and black leather tassel keychains in Witchery on sale for $20, lucky for me! The shop attendant was so confused when she asked, "Cute! You got two tassels, one for you and one for a friend?" And I responded, "Nah! Both for me and my shoes." Now, I am thinking any kind of keychain could be perfect. Next up I am thinking acrylic filled shapes for lots of jangly flair to pair with my pins and badges on my leather jacket. Putting keychains on your shoes is an ideal way to spice up your everyday black boots and basically have a brand new pair of shoes with the swap of a cheap accessory!

3. The not so hacky, life hack, is these vintage pants. I got these pants probably over a year ago and kept thinking about throwing them out. I couldn't figure out what to wear with them! I cuffed them, trimmed and tailored, and still couldn't figure out what to pair with these trousers. Finally, this Rolling Stones tee proved these are truly my favourite pants. I am now on the hunt for every pair of vintage trousers I can possibly find! They look really cute for a night out with a lacy bralette and blazer too! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

where'd ya go?



Sorry I have been so MIA lately. From Splendour in the Grass and various music sets, to trying to look for creatives to collaborate with while working a full-time job (that basically consists of 3 jobs within it), I've been busy! But good news is I am painting again and still discovering tons of jams for you.