Women’s suits have an interesting history. Wanna hear some? Excellent. In the 1870s, Paris was in an uproar over the custom-made trouser suits being worn by actress Sarah Bernhardt. She liked to call them her “boy clothes”, which- safe to assume, further pissed off those men and women who already felt she lacked the proper level of shame. In the 19th century, women were experiencing … Continue reading Red Vintage Blazer, or 90s Power Mom
This opera alludes to the Roman legend of the Aeneid. It tells the story of the Trojan warrior Aeneas who’s ship is blown off course on his way to Italy. He lands instead in Carthage where he meets Queen Dido and falls in love. Dido is skeptical, to say the least. Continue reading I Kinda Sing Opera Now
The other day I was all excited to sit down and start recording a video about one of my favorite works of art– Ugolino and His Sons by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. I’ve loved it for years and I can speak about it at length; there should’ve been no issues, right? Haha, yeah, okay. Here’s what happened. I got myself dressed in a silky, sophisticated blouse– appropriate … Continue reading Aim for Better, Not Perfect
This sort of balmy, breezy weather makes productivity feel like a dirty word invented by soul-crushing fascists. Continue reading The Great Escape?
Hey everyone, welcome back! As promised, I’m here this week sharing my experience with fashion and portrait photography. I don’t profess to know everything. I don’t even profess to know half of everything. So why am I writing this post? Because every new endeavor is an accumulation of hundreds of tiny little successes and failures, and in the time I’ve been doing this, I’ve learned … Continue reading Try New Things: Fashion Photography
It’s been a while since I’ve shared my random thoughts with you all, so let’s get this trainwreck started, shall we? Okay, full disclosure, there is no trainwreck. I just like the sense of drama that it promises, sort of like those clickbait videos on YouTube which make it seem like your favorite GRWM gal has just broken up with her adorable boyfriend, the one … Continue reading Random Thoughts
It’s that time of year again. More specifically, Saturday. September. Witness months of mulling over whether I’ll ride my bike, go for a jog, or lift a weight. Every night I say tomorrow morning and every tomorrow morning I say tonight. Ad nauseam. The result? I’m still feeling good and sexy in my body, but I’m sliding downhill faster than a speeding bullet. Okay, the … Continue reading My Journey Back to Fitness, Again.
This past weekend I got into my car for a run to the store and realized it was the first real time I’d been outside all day. The thing that made me realize, more than the fresh air, was a blazing sunset. It was, in fact, one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen in all my life. No kidding, I wanted to cry, and … Continue reading Rise of the Sunset
“Success is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeed.” A couple of years ago, I created an Instagram page purely for fashion and self-portraiture. I didn’t tell a single soul about it because I was just starting out, unsure of myself, and embarrassed to ask people to check out my pictures. I’ve grown a lot since then. For me, taking self-portraits has been an awesome … Continue reading Why Self-Portraiture + How to
The other day, while scrolling through Facebook, I saw a picture that a family member posted of her daughter relaxing in the passenger seat of a car, smiling at the camera. The caption read that her daughter was now officially a sophomore in high school. “Where does the time go,” her mother declared. I decided to quickly browse the comments before adding my own, and … Continue reading Don’t Tell Me I’m Pretty