Things that make me feel happy…

and this…  I love the Modern Museum of Art’s campaign with these hand written notes from visitors.   This one is among my favorites. [vintage camera / moma]

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Once Upon a Time / 32

It was a big week, you guys, and am I ready for a nap.  This rainy day isn’t helping to keep me awake either, but hey, if I still get to surround myself with the creativity of my work I. will. not. complain.  That would be tacky.  So, here’s what I loved about my week… Behind the scenes at the collection photoshoot (all bts photos taken by the fantastic Cody Kiniry): Model, Erika Leachman, gets primped by me and Myriah Bujak (hair stylist + photography assistant). I wanted a make-up-less look for the models, so I didn’t hire a make-up artist this time around.   But Myriah was ready with this brush to keep the inevitable shine in check + she added just a hint of blush for impact. This picture cracks me up.  Model, Erin Kiniry-Ensor, and I busted some unexpected pilates/jazz-hands type moves.  I have no idea why we did but, then again, we’re an odd bunch (though lovable, if I may say so).  Myriah and Erika took a break from styling to join in. I’m kind of a freak for organizing projects, so this photoshoot was no different.  Cody caught this shot of me running through my list pairing hair style with model with product with wardrobe.   My brain may have been mush without it. The sweetest picture of Erika.  And that dress!  (Generously on loan from Poppyfrock Vintage) Myriah and Erin prepping for these hair flowers.  Note the tourists in the background (and in the next photo below).  They all thought Erin and Erika were celebrities and even asked to have their pictures taken with them.  How very very awesome. Me taking a picture of Cody taking a picture of me being dooped by Erika.  I’ll forgive her. Going over details with Myriah Myriah styling Erika’s hair for pieces like this and this   That would be me, getting everything set with the camera before we officially began.   I can be easily distracted. Myriah assists me and Erin.  This turned into one of my favorite images from the collection. And then the entire crew (that’s Cody on the far right)… it’s a wrap!  (photo taken by a random reveler with my Fuji instant camera + these great collectable goggles supplied by Erin and Cody’s mom… Thanks, Rebecca!) One more thing… Our friend, Derek (we call him Reggie), is in town from Copenhagen where he’s living and tattooing. …

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A gentle reminder…

I think this is true.  We are destined for even greater things than what we can ever imagine.   Happy Friday, friends.  I’ll be back later today with some photos from my week and a few links from around the web… [ illustration by molly jacques ]

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Make / 4

What a fresh + inspiring take on a tote bag; and an even greater reminder to pay attention to the beauty around us (although I feel like I’m always looking up because I’m a shorty, but whatevs…). Here’s > the full iron-on tote DIY project from Oh the Lovely Things.

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Lucky 2013 collection…

Want to see the new designs in the shop? Yes?  Here ya go…  More to see over at the shop, if you’d like. Models: Erika Leachman and Erin Kiniry-Ensor Hair: Myriah Bujak

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Pretty things…

Have I ever shared that my chalk board was one of my favorite childhood toys? I’m getting in on this chalk pencil.  How neat. Bright, happy notebooks make my heart leap. … and this buttoned high neck, slit back blouse… oh my. Are you ready for the new shop goodies?  Almost ready to go! [ chalk board pencil / blouse / note books ]

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