lookbook

Lookbook

I have found a real appreciation for local businesses thanks to my time living in Seattle. My fashion roots started in Ohio where supporting local business isn't as big of a deal as it is in the Pacific North West. Since my move I have found a new respect for those who've created a brand and make clothes by hand. I recently had the opportunity to meet Victoria, the woman behind Kheops.

Her story is a little different from most I've met; she recently moved to Seattle from Europe in hopes of making a name for herself and her clothing line. Back home her brand is well known and has sold hundreds of pieces, so you might be asking yourself why she chose to move to Seattle. Not knowing much English, she decided to move to an area where she already had a network of friends and family who could help her make this the perfect starting point.

40 plus looks; 3 models in 8 hours! It was humbling to be a part of something so fabulous. You can only see five looks here but you still see just how versatile she is. Something fun, sophisticated, short, long, fitted, and loose- she has made all of this and even more! I love how unique the clothes are, not like anything you may see on the runway. A one stop clothing shop with various kinds of fabrics, all sorts of colors and various styles of clothing. Kheops is set to launch their website at the beginning of May but for now you can follow all of her adventures and new designs on Instagram and Facebook!

Photographer: Tereza Janakova / Makeup: Taylour Chanel

Skater Girl

I’ve always been a little shy and reserved; you could ask any one of my family or friends and they could vouch for that. 80% of the time I would rather stay home then go out to the bars… unless its bowling! However, when I get in front of a camera, I become a different person. I’ve been known to stop strangers to ask them to be a part of a photo from time to time, and this shoot can attest to that. As I got off of the bus on Capitol Hill I noticed some kids skate boarding. I thought that they complimented this outfit well, so I walked on over and asked them to skate around and pose with me.

Ever since I got these Dr. Martens for Christmas they haven't left my feet. Once you break them in they're very comfortable and useful when Seattle weather decides to change last minute and you see rain on the forecast. This grey skirt was hanging up just begging me to take it home for the small price of $10, so I did! One skater skirt later and this look was born.

About the look:

Top- Zara

Skirt- Forever21

Shoes- Dr. Martens

Photographer: Holly Phan

Hello Fall

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Fall is finally in the air here in Seattle. The leaves have changed colors, the temperatures continue to drop, and the rain has even come back!

I recently had a fun fall-styled shoot with local brand Jaleh at Volunteer Park. Both new and old pieces from the line were brought to shoot, with a new twist on the styling to showcase the more casual side of the brand.

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This brand has so much to offer: colors, patterns, short sleeve, long sleeve. Dress it up, dress it down.

You know that rule about no white after Labor Day- break it. Who even came up with that?! I loved pairing this high low top with a nice pair of jeans and flat with a simple gold bracelet.

We shot eight pieces from Jaleh's collection and every item had something different to offer. My favorite look of the day was definitely the mustard peplum shirt; peek the rest of the looks and let me know which ones are your favorites!

xoxo

Photographer: Luba Kochubey/ Clothes+Styling: Jaleh/ Makeup: Heidy Escobedo