womens fashion

It's a Vibe

I got to spend six beautiful days back home in Seattle this Thanksgiving and I'm so excited to finally share some of my adventures!

I wanted to take advantage of the warmer weather and beautiful backdrops so I set out to set up some photo shoots. Originally I reached out to Alisha hoping she could do my hair for a project- this photographer turned hairstylist is someone I've worked with in the past. Alisha started out taking photos four years ago and then found herself doing hair (she's really good at it). Sadly she wasn't available with all these salon bookings, but she mentioned setting up a photo adventure of our own.

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A date with Alisha was set and I took to Pinterest to get some inspiration and get a mood board together.

I don't believe in changing who  you are in a sense, but I do think that trying to fit in is something we as humans naturally try to do. What am I talking about?...my style. Living in Alaska, being a hipster: ripped jeans, beanies, felt hats, Docs; these are not what you'd see a lot of around town. I decided it was only right to go all out for this street style shoot in a place that is accepting of my fashion sense.

As I looked through the many images on Pinterest, I came to the conclusion that a male model could add something- but who? I don't work with other people often unless it's in a styled bridal shoot setting; it was so much fun working with Hunter. It was his first time behind a camera, but I sure hope not his last!

Scroll down to check out all of the looks from that day! Fingers crossed and keep an eye out, you may just see Alisha and I working together again this fall during NYFW.

Till next time lovely people.

I think I aim for a sort of androgyny. It sort of tones down some of my more masculine features...But overall I have never felt very masculine or feminine which allows me to feel free to play around with the clothes that I wear.
— Hunter Long

Fall to Winter

Fall in Alaska doesn't last long; and cold weather doesn't have to mean sacrificing your sense of style. Living in Fairbanks, Alaska the clothing shop options are very limited. The only mall in town has less than 10 stores- having moved from Seattle it's been a tough transiotion for my closet but a fun challenge. 

I never thought I would be one to suggest looking at the clothes section in Fred Myer but you have to work with what you have. Some of my favorite sweaters have been found at a store that's mostly known for groceries.

Cold weather calls for a whole lot of sweaters, cardigans, and jeans. If you're like me and you're getting tired of the same two pairs of denim then I highly recommend checking out Fashion Nova. There are so many options of high waisted, distressed, color, crop style jeans to choose from.

Happy Friday beautiful people.

xoxo

Photographer: SNH Photo

Behind the Scenes

Have you ever seen a photo and wondered how it was done, what work it took to get the shot? My shoot with Rock was one of a kind, and so I wanted to take the time to talk about the journey to the final image.

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If you haven't put two and two together just yet- Rock is the beautiful stud in the photos. I've seen many a photos in Vogue, Gap and Polo ads with horses; and wanted to do something of my own. I set out to the Internet, Facebook to be exact to try and find someone with a horse I could use. I posted an ad and found the sweetest woman in the area willing to let me come look at her land and horses.

Once a week, for a month leading up to the shoot I would drive twenty minutes to go play with Rock and get him used to me. The day before he was stomping around, not letting me get close to him and I was so nervous it wouldn't work out. But the day of, after feeding him an apple he was all cuddles.

I pranced, sat, knelled, danced, and walked around for an hour with this beauty- the outcome was more than I could have asked for. Hopefully next summer Rock will be broken and I can try my hand at actually riding him.

Till next time. Happy Friday lovelies!

Photographer: Arctic Rose Dress: Silk Fairies

Summer to Fall

Living in Alaska, fall comes and goes pretty quick. Since fall fashion is my favorite thing I'm always sure to take as many photos as possible, and with winter just around the corner I have to start stocking up on content!

This colorful Chen Burkett skirt was so cute I wanted to find a way to be able to wear it in the cooler autumn months. If you don't own any thigh high boots, then I must say you're missing out. Mini skirts are great in the summer for showing off some leg, but once temperatures hit 50 and and below it's time to start being smart about what you wear. Long socks and boots are a practical and stylish way to keep a good part of your lower body warm while still looking fabulous.

Full Look:

Top- Forever21 Skirt- Chen Burkett Boots- AmiClubwear

Save some money, stretch your closet!

Happy Monday lovelies.

xoxo

Sister, Sister

My circle of friends has always been small- not to say that's a good or bad thing, just how it's been. When I first found out I was going to be moving up to Alaska there were so many things I was worried about, one of which was what I would do in a new place with no friends.

One day as I was scrolling through Instagram I stumbled upon a photo of Louisa, where she tagged Fairbanks, Alaska as where the photo was taken. Seeming too good to be true, I still asked if she lived there. Over a year later and I am so happy to say that what started out as small talk over Instagram has turned into real life friendship.

My African sister, Game of Thrones watching partner, blogging mentor- couldn't have been blessed with abetter friend up here! Make sure you check out more of her amazing style at La Passion VoΓ»tΓ©e.

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Photographer: SNH Photography