Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fashion Show!

It has taken me a really long time to get around to this, but finally, I have fashion show picture's for you! I gave a little sneak peek of Zachary's collection in my post In the Studio of Zachary Fernandez, but he was not the only fabulous designer in this show. Georgia Gubetzahl, Mikayla Phinessee, Emily Hampton, Sophia Zurr, and Quin Sotelo (who I modeled for!) were all among the amazing roster of designers at this amazing show.

In case you weren't there, I decided to show you all some of my favorite moments, both on the runway and off. The runway photos were taken by Nathan Bennett, Greg Gutbezahl, and Sasha Berliner, while the backstage photos were taken mainly by me, but with some help from Emily and Zachary.

I hope you like it! Maybe we'll see you next year...

Friday, April 11, 2014

I Want to Live in a Dolce & Gabbana Ad

I first fell in love with these flawless Dolce & Gabbana spring advertisements when I saw them in Vogue magazine. To me, they embody everything an advertisement spread should be. They're visually stunning, the models look flawless yet real, there are no extremely sexual, controversial, or sexist shots (unlike some of their previous ad campaigns... and lots of them), the clothing is sublime, and they show the spirit and style of the brand. The winter 2014 ads were equally as heavenly, but I think I may like these a bit more just because it's more flamboyant and colorful. They're fun to look at--as if you're really looking into a moment in a Dolce & Gabbana designed Italy, with everyone from bakers to fishers to beautiful women and men. In a world where things are often taken way too seriously, it's refreshing to see some candid, fun, and at times even funny pictures that are still stunning. The models actually look happy and healthy, and as if they're really having fun.

In the Studio of Zachary Fernandez

This past weekend I went over to my best friend/future couture designer Zachary's house to help him with some last minute fashion show preparations. While I was slaving away and inhaling probably more toxic paint fumes than what is healthy (when you can't find gold venetian lace and you want gold venetian lace, what does Zachary do? Paint white venetian lace gold with heavy duty paint at the expense of his and his best friend's health. Sigh.), I thought I'd show you around his studio and give you a sneak peek at his collection on display at the OSA fashion show (which I am also modeling in--more on that later).

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunshine Blogger Award

The amazing Krystle Martin just nominated me for this award, thanks girl!

-You have to post a picture of the Sunshine Award in your blog post.
- Post 11 facts about yourself  
- Answer 11 questions. Same questions answered by the blogger who nominates you
- Link back to person who nominated you to let them know
- Nominate 11 blogs for the Sunshine Award -- no tag backs
- Let the bloggers you nominated know you have nominated them

Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Inspirations

This spring, I'm really into weird stuff--and a lot of it. April is the blossoming of spring, so I'm loving florals, pastels, and warm colors right now. I'm usually into more minimaistic things, but this month I'm completely throwing that away and taking a dive into the more bohemian side of things, which is something I never thought I'd be able to pull off...more on that later.

Keeping in tune with the bohemian vibes with me this month, I'm super into jewelry and necklaces this month. Lots of layering of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings is really great right now and has been prominent both on runways and street style for quite some time now. I'm also planning on venturing into a category I'm widely unfamiliar with: head wear. Hats, headbands, wraps, scarves, I want to try it all!

This is definitely unlike me, but hey, style is dynamic. If it was static and definitive, it wouldn't be interesting would it?