Monday, June 24, 2013
|Arnold making getting rid of wrinkles.|
|Anthony and Arnold being fierce.|
About two weeks ago my co-worker Arnold asked me if I would be able to help shoot some photos of clothing for a boutique he and his friend Anthony work for. These pieces of clothing, along with tons more, will be part of their bosses new online store. I am not quite sure on the exact date of the website launch but I'll be sure to keep ya'll posted.
What's funny about this shop is that two years ago I was assigned to photograph this very boutique for the SF Chronicle when I was interning there. When I first walked in I thought that the place looked so familiar and asked Arnold if there were more of these boutiques elsewhere. He informed me that this was the only one in which I replied, "OMG Arnold I've been here before!" I even found the story and photos that I took framed outside. (Above)
I also found out today, which Anthony informed me so nonchalantly, was that the owner of this boutique is going to be a contestant in the upcoming season of Project Runway! How freaking awesome is that!! Congrats!
So here are some images of the stores beautiful clothing as well as Arnold and Anthony being trés fierce!
Monday, May 27, 2013
Dress: Vintage dress, thrifted. Hat: Target. Belt: Anthropologie.
I think this dress is just darling, it's just too bad that it fits me kind of awkwardly. Its pretty tight around my waist but loose in the shoulders and upper half. If only it fit better, I would love to wear it more places. At one time I was considering dying the dress a different color, so I could wear it out more. But alas.
I enjoyed this shoot, I did it against the white wall in our spare bedroom and basically threw the dress on and some makeup and went for it. I recently saw a sneak peak of Adored Vintage's (an amazing little company that sells the cutest vintage clothes! Future post on them in the making!) wedding shoot for Thrifty Hunter Magazine and became super inspired. With limited time but itching to shoot something, these photos were born. And I really enjoy them. I love making diptic's and these are sick.
So I do not believe I have shared the good news! I've been working for this fashion start up called Stitch Fix for almost 6 months now and on Tuesday I was taught how to style! (My next post will be more about what Stitch Fix is but here's the gist of it.) Stitch Fix is a women's online styling start up where women can go fill out a an online profile all about themselves, sharing information such as body type, type of style you resonate best with, eg: boho, preppy, classic etc., and what occasion you'd like the clothes for: work, a fun summer wedding or vacation, or you just want to spruce up your wardrobe, every client gets their own personal stylist. The stylist chooses 5 items for the client, usually 4 clothing and one accessory piece. The items are then shipped off to the customer and if the customer likes all the items she checks out online and if not sends them back and only pays a $20 styling fee.
I get to add in one new item for every missing item in a client's fix before it gets shipped off. I love it! I even went out this weekend and bought some fashion magazines to read up on what styles work best for different body types. I'd say that this has been the best type of homework I can ever remember having! If my job is keeping up with the latest trends and figuring out which clothing pieces work best for each client then sign me up. I hope I get to style more and more in the upcoming months!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Here are some photos from a shoot I did back in January. I was fortunate enough to work with a wonderful model named Tahnia (Go like her facebook page here). She was lots of fun to work with and a great sport considering I took her someplace off the highway in Half Moon Bay where she had to run across the highway and then walk around barefoot through sticks and leaves. Trooper. At one point during our shoot I ran to my car and grabbed another lens then locked the door and ran back thinking nothing of it. We finished the shoot and walked back to our cars and I started to rummage around for my keys, at the same time saying bye to Tahnia. Before she even drove off I had soon realized what I had done, I had locked my keys in my car on the side of the highway in the middle of winter. My first thought was, naturally, "FUCK!"
Luckily I some how thought to bring my phone with me during the shoot and was able to google AAA's number and plead with them to look me up in their system and come save me. I talked with 3 different receptionists because I am registered with AAA in So. Cal and they couldn't find me anywhere in their Nor. Cal system, which after we figured that out made the process a lot smoother. Finally one receptionist found me, mind you I had already been out in the cold for almost an hour trying to stand in any patch of sun I could find on the side of the road. So step one complete, AAA was coming for me but step two, where was I on the highway? "Ummmm I'm going ummm north on the 92 freeway towards the ocean?" I told the woman, "Alright...Well I'll send someone your way and hopefully they can find you," she said. After about an hour of waiting for AAA I saw a yellow and blue truck come around and I frantically waved my arms and waited for the kind man to find a place to turn around and unlock my door, which he did in 5 min or less. Moral of the story Michelle should always have 10 extra spare keys on her at all times!
At least I really like the photos :)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
|Volunteer worker at Salvation Mountain|
I've abandoned my blog this past winter. With a new full time job, new friends, new boyfriend, and personal goals, that I am currently trying to figure out, my blog unfortunately fell below the waistline. But in an effort to figure out what to do next in my life, creatively speaking, I am going to make a big effort to bring back fashion, journalistic, music, and, inspiration posts. I also work with a lot of beautiful ladies so hopefully you will be able to see some of them and their great styles on here as well!
These are some photos from a trip I took back in November from a trip to Salvation Mountain out in Slab City. Slab City is way out in the desert near the border of CA and Mexico. Out there is a huge art piece called Salvation Mountain. There are little nooks and crannies in the mountain filled with messages, photos, and idols where people can remember loved ones or just go and explore. I was able to make it out there with my friend David and cousin Taylor, who were kind enough to follow my inaccurate directions and make our 3 hour trip into 4 1/2 hour one without too many complaints.
Till next time!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Vest, dress, and shoes: H&M. Tights and Hat: Urban OutfittersHere are a few photos that some friends took of me in San Francisco. I hope everyone had a great holiday and New Years! I got some cool gifts from my folks this year, one was a gift card to Rayko photo center so I can hopefully get back into some darkroom stuff and share that with you all! Happy New Years!