Category: photography

south side spring

alan emailed me this photo earlier today. it made me so happy i had to post it. happy spring! x.


saturday celebrations and inspirations

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
Coco Chanel
happy weekend everyone:) and HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY EVENING to my adorable friend Sarah Gleason. i usually never plan my outfits ahead- but i usually always mix a cocktail around 7pm and play good mood music for getting ready. now that i think of it, i might go layered with jewelry or wear different makeup tonight… enjoy the free time, i’ll be enjoying mine. x.

wide open spaces

lake michigan. alan and i walk to this spot on the lake front almost every night. this night was especially blue and i can’t explain it but it changed so much in so little time that it almost felt like a song. like the tones had changed but the harmony remained intact. or something to that effect that makes a little more sense. i like sunsets in strange places, like cities or in the middle of kansas. when i was in fiji i remember thinking, “this is it? this is supposed to be the most beautiful sunset i’ve ever seen?” like i had been cheated. i don’t know why i thought it could stand its ground in the face of my unreasonably high expectations. isn’t that always the way. we’re most impressed by what we can’t see coming. blown away by the unexpectedly sublime. i like chicago and lake michigan. i like that the color of the water changes daily, that the chicago skyline sits quietly in the background, that i won’t know what it will look like tomorrow until i arrive. x.

love’s got to do with it

i’ve been sick for the past two days and my beau has been taking extra good care of me. i’ve got this love sick (literally) puppy thing going on today and can’t seem to help myself. x.

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” -Rainer Rilke

hide and seek

as for spring 2011, Chanel, Valentino, Jason Wu, Nina Ricci, Erdem, Dior and more… are into sheer. in the next couple months i hope to see this recent runway trend on the street, accessible to all. lace is not only feminine and flirtatious but romantic and sophisticated- vintage and glamorous. i expect i’ll have a few new additions to my closet and all tied up in lace well through march. x