Fall in Film

 
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Film. The delayed anticipation. The frustration of learning something new…or something old. What a magical gift the analog camera has given us. Who could imagine a world in which we could only ever return to those special moments in our memories? What a gift it is to get to go back to those moments, after the film has been developed. When the roll is finished, I get to unwind the film, unwinding my mind in the process, surrendering to the scratches, light leaks, and dust speckles. Imperfections are perfect in film.

Digital now feels so wrong to me. We take a photo, we disapprove. We re-do it…again and again. Come on –we’re all guilty of this (or we know someone that is). Since I’ve begun shooting film a few months ago, my favorite nights are when I get to sit down with my love and check out our latest prints. Flipping through the photos (in real life!), reliving our past adventures. We only ever take 1-2 photos rather than hundreds on an iPhone.

The film shots below reveal our travels to rural Connecticut, Christopher’s adorable hometown, where we spent a magical weekend with his family. We traversed the train tracks behind his house, wandered around the town shopping, laughing, and exploring with no plan in mind. Leave a comment if you’re digging the film vibes! All my looks pictured below are vintage, vegan, and sustainable.

Jacket and hat lent to me by Christopher’s incredible Mom, Susan. Boots are vegan by Bhava Studio.

Jacket and hat lent to me by Christopher’s incredible Mom, Susan. Boots are vegan by Bhava Studio.

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My hunky boyfriend, @TheChrisBarnett on IG.

My hunky boyfriend, @TheChrisBarnett on IG.

Wonder Woman inspired ring on my ring finger handmade by the amazing woman behind @yugendesigns (look up her work in IG!)

Wonder Woman inspired ring on my ring finger handmade by the amazing woman behind @yugendesigns (look up her work in IG!)

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Chris again…yes I have a hot boyfriend.

Chris again…yes I have a hot boyfriend.

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Saved and dried this beautiful rose he gave me in the latest book I’m reading about the chakras.

Saved and dried this beautiful rose he gave me in the latest book I’m reading about the chakras.

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Vegan boots by Will’s Vegan Shoes.

Vegan boots by Will’s Vegan Shoes.

Light leak magic.

Light leak magic.

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Super cool light leak and motion blur, by my incredible photog/boyfriend.

Super cool light leak and motion blur, by my incredible photog/boyfriend.

 

1960's Floral Separates

 
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I slipped on the silk Yves Saint Laurent set for the very first time, nervous the look wouldn’t fit, after having drowned in it as a daydreaming little girl. My sigh of joy was audible as the zipper went up with a smooth ease, almost as if the pieces were made for me.

I immediately felt like I was transformed into my beautiful Nana, my style icon, who sweetly let me borrow this look from her fashion archives. She moved to the US entirely on her own following WWII, eventually starting her own modeling agency in Boston while raising her two children with my sweet Pupa. Her stories of classic photoshoots, doing the makeup for high fashion editorials, and throwing smashing agency soirees, never cease to inspire me.

I only hope I can follow her lead throughout my own career, growing a flourishing company in an industry I love. This is the mentality I hope to bring to my blog. It’s my love of vintage fashion, and sustainable living that I’d like to bring to my readers and friends.

Photography: @Jamoy

Crop Top & Maxi Skirt Set: Vintage YSL, 1960’s

Glasses: Quay Australia

Shoes: Vegan flatform sandels, Amazon.com

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Summer of Love

 
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Summer 2018 brought me some sweet surprises that only come to the reckless. If you're wondering what on earth I'm referring to, let me pose this question: What's it like to be truly happy? If you've been thinking this repetitively, then the answer is probably that you're not happy at all. This is what led me to quit my job this summer and take three spontaneous trips. Although I spent an ungodly amount of money, I found myself again. Here's where I went: 

  1.  I traveled to Tulum, Mexico, (see pics on THIS post) basked under the soul-southing rays, meditated and released the negativity that had been plaguing my life.
  2. My next trip was to visit my Grammy in Ohio where my Mom met up with me (photos of us below). Reconnecting with the three generations was an experience that I'll hold with me forever. I had forgotten how similar we are, until we sat down together, laughing uncontrollably, bickering like three sisters, and taking in the iconic tunes of Frank Sinatra over a glass of sweet, red wine. The rooms we slept in were the very same from my Mom's childhood home.
  3. My last trip was a quick jaunt over to Europe to experience Spain with my best friends from college. You know you have great travel friends when you can cram five girls in one bed and still barely fight. I learned how to say "vegano" (the very essential word for vegan in Spanish) and forgot how to say yes and no in my own language upon returning to the US. 

This summer, I made a big decision for my own sanity to become a freelancer, focus on my business, and more importantly, myself. Although most people thought I had lost my mind; turns out I found myself a mate who also lost his. It doesn't happen often when you meet someone and get that strange feeling that you've met before, someone you can truly be yourself with. 

For me, this summer taught me that true happiness is a balance between work and fun, being healthy, progressing in my career, embracing love, and letting go of harbored anxiety. 

Tulum, Mexico. Frederick's of Hollywood vintage bathing suit top and vintage 1980's high-wasted shorts. 

Tulum, Mexico. Frederick's of Hollywood vintage bathing suit top and vintage 1980's high-wasted shorts. 

Sunset, Formentera, Spain 

Sunset, Formentera, Spain 

@TheChrisBarnett (boyfriend) and I shot by @jgoldbergproductions. Wearing Vitamin A, sustainable swimwear. 

@TheChrisBarnett (boyfriend) and I shot by @jgoldbergproductions. Wearing Vitamin A, sustainable swimwear. 

Classic Rock Couture  t-shirt, vintage Levis shorts. Photography:  @lkfphotography  (my talented mother)

Classic Rock Couture t-shirt, vintage Levis shorts. Photography: @lkfphotography (my talented mother)

Classic Rock Couture  t-shirt, and my Grammy’s 1970’s vest + her killer vintage glasses. Photography:  @lkfphotography  (my talented mother). Styling: my fabulous Grammy 

Classic Rock Couture t-shirt, and my Grammy’s 1970’s vest + her killer vintage glasses. Photography: @lkfphotography (my talented mother). Styling: my fabulous Grammy 

Mom & Grammy, Ohio 

Mom & Grammy, Ohio 

 
 
Valencia, Spain 

Valencia, Spain 

Tulum, Mexico, shot by me 

Tulum, Mexico, shot by me 

Me and the girls. Valencia, Spain 

Me and the girls. Valencia, Spain 

 
 
Tulum Beach, Mexico 

Tulum Beach, Mexico 

Shayna and I, Tulum, Mexico 

Shayna and I, Tulum, Mexico 

 

Boody Eco Wear Workout

 
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Seriously needed these lunges and a kick in the Boody Wear to get back into my workout routine. This brand's sustainable workout clothes are my new favorites...so soft, breathable and made from bamboo viscose (AKA no nasty synthetics necessary). If you haven't heard, most workout wear contains toxic chemicals that are not only terrible for your skin, but also can enter your bloodstream when you sweat.

I don't write about fitness often, but I love that this brand gave me an ethical reason to get sweating. To give you all some background, I've danced my whole life and started working out when I was about 16 at my dad's health clubs because I felt I was getting too skinny from dance. I learned the proper form for most workout moves from my dad and brothers, and then from the variety of fitness classes I've taken over the years. In general, I try to hit the gym 3 times per week and do a mixture of cardio, weight-lifting, and taking different classes. When I'm not near my gym, I try to think of bodyweight circuits, like I did the day I shot this look in Bushwick. Repeat the below circuit three times for a full-body workout: 

  • *Stretch (active stretching, make sure you warm up fully before moving on the the circuit) 
  • Alternating jump lunges (10 each side)
  • Straddle dance jumps (threw these in for fun - try a few each side if you've done them before and stretched fully)  
  • Sprints (100 m) 
  • Planks (hold for 1 +mins)
  • Wall Sits (hold for 1 min) 
  • *Stretch (again) 

Photography: Jamoy

Black racerback sports bra, black leggings, white tank top by Boody Wear

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