Save it for a rainy day

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Save it for a rainy day
(studio violet)
Save it for a rainy day
(love mae)
Save it for a rainy day
(laser bread)
Save it for a rainy day
(pilli pilli)
Save it for a rainy day
(love mae)

Well folks, it's raining, it's pouring, and the old man may possibly be snoring. (my dog is snoring right now. does that count?) And I'm kind of excited because it hasn't rained much all winter. (aside from taking the dog for a walk in the rain. that's no fun). Today is a self-proclaimed get-stuff-done-day. Rainy days are good for that. What are you up to today?

True.

Monday, February 27, 2012
True.
(photo by tiff)

I've always loved that line from the song "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel.

In other news, my mom comes home tomorrow night! Woohoo! The week has gone by fast, but I've been missing her like crazy lately. Especially today. Today was one of those days with a million little annoying things to do. Like catch up on emails, do laundry, do homework, walk the dog, edit pictures, yadda yadda yadda. It was also one of those days where I didn't even turn on the computer until lunchtime, hence the late post today (again). Sorry for the sporadic posts; I'm sure regular posting will resume later this week. I hope your week is off to a spendidy swell start!

Friday.

Friday, February 24, 2012
The Hunington Library
Hello and wishing you a happy Friday night! Is it just me or did this week go by reallllyyyy fast? Now I don't usually do a blog post at night, but I've been busy running around like a chicken with its head cut off all day and I'm just catching up on blogging/reading blogs now.

I've got a pretty big shoot tomorrow for an amazing amazing boutique in NYC. And yes, I'm going to be super vague about it until I post the final images ;) I'm nervous/eager/anxious (and yes, i've got butterflies). Just think... this time tomorrow it'll allllll be over. I'm extra excited for this one though.

(photo of me at the hunington library by my dad)

Saddle up.

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Current/Elliott Spring Summer 2012
Current/Elliott Spring Summer 2012
Current/Elliott Spring Summer 2012
Current/Elliott Spring Summer 2012
Current/Elliott Spring Summer 2012
Current/Elliott Spring Summer 2012
Current/Elliott Spring Summer 2012
Current/Elliott Spring Summer 2012
Current/Elliott Spring Summer 2012
Today I am feeling a bit lazy, a bit cozy, and a bit like I want those saddle shoes. Pretty please?

PS. Apologies in advance for the cheesy title ;)

(current/elliott spring summer 2012)

Today.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Today was a most wonderful, happy, happy day. It started off a little miserable when I woke up completely tired, BUT I just got the loveliest bit of good news. I'm going to keep you hanging and not tell you what it's about for fear of spoiling the moment. The weather is beautiful, it's nearing the end of the week (yes, i start counting down to the weekend come wednesday). Nothing is going to get me down today :)

PS. Polaroids are from here and here.

A Melodic Dream

A Melodic Dream
A Melodic Dream
A Melodic Dream
A Melodic Dream
A Melodic Dream
A Melodic Dream

The springlike weather we've been having the past few days (and which we'll continue to have this entire week! huzzah!) has got me longing for spring. Don't get me wrong, I love winter. I love staying inside and soup and sweaters and all things cozy. But spring... spring is fresh; refreshing, alive, you know? The cherry blossoms are starting to bloom. The days are getting longer. Oh yes, and this Ruche lookbook has got me longing for spring as well :)

photography: elizabeth messina
makeup and hair my kc witcamp
furniture rentals from found vintage
umbrellas from bella umbrella
styling and art direction by shopruche.com
model: ashlyn pearce

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Little treasures ♥

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Little treasures ♥
Little treasures ♥
Little treasures ♥
1. Gifts from Tamar
2. Framed butterflies from Chinatown
3. Vintage French book about painting that's sadly falling apart (probably going to take the cover off and frame it for my wall or something)
4. Pretty Polaroid notes


Just some miscellaneous little treasures I've added to my collection.

My mom leaves for Florida early tomorrow morning (to visit her mom). I'm going to miss her. A lot (i miss her already and she hasn't even left yet). BUT I'm sure my dad and I will come up with something special to do - just the two of us - in the meantime... As a side note, my mom pre-made my dad and me meals so that we wouldn't go starving come dinnertime. Moms are the best ♥.

PS. Thanks for your sweet comments on this post. I'm definitely feeling less stressed than last week, especially after the long weekend. Just gotta take one day at a time. But that's life for you, eh? :)

Books are friends

Friday, February 17, 2012
Books are friends
Books are friends
"A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend."
~Anonymous

It's a long weekend over here in the states. Which means two things: no school for me on Monday and no work for Dad on Monday. I love days when the whole family has off. I'm not sure how we're spending the day together, but I'm sure we'll come up with something fun, even if it means playing board games all day and then watching a movie on TV or something. I need a good little rest and relaxation. I haven't had time at all to start reading my new book (the book thief). Perhaps I'll do that tonight...

Regardless of if you have a long weekend or not, treat yourselves to a little somethin' fun. You DESERVE it :)

(photos by somehowlou)

I see a rainbow

I see a rainbow
To be honest, the past few days have been pretty stressful. I won't bore you with all the nitty gritty, and besides, there are some things that are just too personal to share on this blog. February has been an incredibly busy month so far. Too busy for my liking. And it's about to get even busier. So many things are uncertain at the moment, it's driving me insane (i'm a bit of a control freak and when things aren't planned, i go crazy).

On a gloomy day a few nights ago, a rainbow appeared as my family and I were eating dinner. And it made me smile. Because maybe it means that better times are up ahead. I just have to keep calm and carry on.

It was cold, winter morning

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
It was cold, winter morning
It was cold, winter morning
It was cold, winter morning
It was cold, winter morning
It was cold, winter morning
"It was cold, winter morning. I observed through the window how she got out of the cab. I opened the door and for the first time I saw her gentle eyesight - eyes cold as they were a frozen ocean. Then I allowed her sleepy body to lay down on my bed. Through the lens I followed her sad dreams."

I cannot express to you how much I love this photo series by Laura Makabresku.

Bookworm

Monday, February 13, 2012
Bookworm
Bookworm
Bookworm
Bookworm
Bookworm
Bookworm
I wish I looked this chic while lazing around the house a.k.a. this is pretty much what my ideal Sunday would look like.

Speaking of books (or pictures of books, rather), I just downloaded 'The Book Thief' on my Kindle. Can't wait to start reading; I've heard so many good things about it.

As a side note, I just discovered the other day that I can touch my toes like the girl in the fifth picture. I'm pretty excited about that, that's all :)

(photos from aubin & willis ss12 collection)

Sleepwalking

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking
I showed you a sneak peak last week, so here is the rest... a simple little shoot I did at my house a few weeks ago with Brianna at Look Models SF. It was a wonderfully cozy rainy afternoon, and I was glad to be photographing inside instead of outside. We had plans to go outside, but it was just raining too hard. We'll have to save part two for a sunny day.

I'll be uploading these and more from this shoot on my website soon, so stay tuned for that. Photos from this shoot are now on my my website.

Moonlight

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Moonlight
Moonlight
Moonlight
Moonlight
Moonlight
Vanessa Bruno's Spring Summer 2012 collection film is the latest love of my life. Starring Kate Bosworth and directed by Stéphanie Di Giusto, the film is about "A stellar girl, a radiant girl who clutches onto the moon and arrives in an unknown land, on unmarred ground, as immaculate as her white ensemble.

Is this the end of reality, the beginning of a dream?"


You can read more about the story here.



The beautiful piece of music you hear is 'Awakening' by Sebastien Schuller. I think I've found a new artist to love.

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