Sunday, February 28, 2010

Lost Things

Found this pretty video here. Love it!

Elle Greece February '10

Dressed in knee high boots and vibrant hues, Nataliya Gotsii puts on a show for a story in Elle Greece's February issue. Photographed by Dimitris Skolulos. Fabulous!

Futureclaw January 2010

Photographer Elias Wessel brings high fashion to the rough and tumble streets of New York City in his most recent shoot for Futureclaw magazine. With the help of stylist Storm Pederson, Wessel captures the stunning Tatyana Usova in The Love Zone.

Whistler Weekend

I can't believe I'm posting these pictures a month late. But like Heather said, better late than never. This is from our fun trip to Seattle/Whistler last month, January 21-25th. Heather and I flew up on Thursday and then all of us girls drove to Vancouver on Friday. We had such a great weekend! We celebrated Jenny's 25th birthday on Friday night by going out to dinner in Whistler Village. Saturday we spent the day exploring the Village and hanging out. We made dinner Saturday night and watched some movies. We headed back to Seattle Sunday and then Heather and I flew home Monday night. It was great to spend time with all my girls. I love them so much!! It was also pretty awesome to be up in Whistler just a few weeks before the Olympics started. Whistler was all decked out and we got to go to the official Olympics store at the village.

Friday, February 26, 2010


These are my two assignments from this past week for my Photoshop and Color Theory classes. The assignments ended up being the same for both classes. These are my takes on the RGB color model. The second picture is one my favorite! My professor told me it was the best work he's seen from me! How exciting?! I definitely pushed myself with these, trying out fashion photography. I'm hoping throughout the semester I will have a lot more fun fashion images to post on here! Thank you Heather for all your help with this!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Last weekend Heather and I made these cuties! They're both about 9" tall and were super fast to make, but that might have been because two of us were working at the same time.

Pattern: Amigurumi Two, by Ana Paula Rimoli

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

[5 things] for fun

I found the idea for this blog on here.

5 things I am looking forward to:
going to seattle friday
spending time with the nelson fam in seattle on monday
getting my student loan check next week
finding a job (hopefully in the next month)
getting the big bang theory from the library

5 things I did yesterday:
jillian michael's 30 day shred dvd for the first time (killer!)
went to target
made the BEST sugar cookies
worked on homework
watched kelly pickler on the ellen show

5 things I wish I could do:
travel the world
move back to seattle now
buy a new car
pay off all my debt/student loans today
find a direction in my photography and be more confident in my work

5 places I'd like to travel:
new york

5 cute things I've found online lately:
promise's diy necklaces
arian's etsy and cute owl city video

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Non Plus One

A short film by Gia Coppola & Tracy Antonopoulos to celebrate the grand opening of Opening Ceremony's new Ace Hotel Shop. Starring Jason Schwartzman and Kirsten Dunst with music by Coconut Records (Jason Schwartzman).

Music Monday: Taylor Swift

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tribute: Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen
March 16, 1969 - February 11, 2010 (age 40)

Alexander McQueen dropped out of school at age 16 to pursue a career in fashion design, learning tailoring on Savile Row and pattern making from costumiers Angels and Bermans. He showed his degree collection fresh out of the Central Saint Martins Masters program in 1994, which was bought in its entirety by style icon and fashion editor Isabella Blow. The label is known for its dramatic, gorgeously constructed pieces, combining elements of British tailoring with French couture. Signature looks included billowy dresses cut in hourglass silhouettes, frock coats paired with skinny pants, sharp, angular suiting, and darkly romantic gowns covered in intricate embroidery and lace. Gucci Group acquired 51 percent of the label in 2000. In 2004, McQueen designed his first menswear collection and was named British Menswear Designer of the Year by the British Fashion Council. The brand introduced fragrances in 2003 and 2005 (Kingdom and MyQueen) and in January 2006 launched McQ, a more affordable, denim-based ready-to-wear line including menswear, womenswear, and accessories. McQueen flagships stores are in London, New York, Milan, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, and franchised stores are in Istanbul and Moscow. Tragically, McQueen was found dead in his London apartment in February 2010. The cause of death was apparently suicide.

"When you see a woman wearing McQueen, there's a certain hardness to the clothes that makes her look powerful.... It kind of fends people off. You have to have a lot of balls to talk to a woman wearing my clothes."
Alexander McQueen in The Guardian

Fall 2009

Spring 2010

I'm interested in designing for posterity. People who buy McQueen are going to hand the clothes down to their children, and that's very rare today.
Alexander McQueen in
Harper's Bazaar

He will be missed.