Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Afflicted


It's been two years since AFFLICTED was born! Happy birthday!

Directed // Shot // Edited by Cassie Meder
Director’s Assistant: Christine Shields
Hair // Makeup: Blaine Provancha 
Model: Larissa Board
Styling: Samantha Lemieux
Assistant Stylist: Holly Coombes
Eye FX: Connor Anderson

Monday, September 29, 2014

Farewell Waters


I thought this would be a good time to say my goodbyes. Summer has come and gone and though it's not my favorite of seasons, I still feel a sense of nostalgia and longing for this time of year. 
These photos were taken by my friend Jennifer Hardin early this summer on the latter end of my numbered days left in Portland. 
My need for summer probably dates back to my times spent in the water. I love water and I love swimming. I love oceans, lakes, creeks, rivers - anything. And they've always been a stone's throw away from where I live. An extremely severe chlorine allergy prevents me from being in water any time I want. I have a huge gorgeous pool in my apartment complex teasing me every day! So summer was always my designated water season.
My time in and near the water before my final move to the South was very special. I said goodbye to my backyard Columbia River for the last time in these photos. Later in June I said goodbye to the ocean in Santa Cruz that was quite literally in my backyard. Then I said goodbye to my family, friends, and the West altogether -- and now a swift kick to my first scorching summer in the South!
This dress is pretty special too! Some of my best memories are from when I lived in Downtown Vancouver in 2011. I lived within walking distance of the trendy Main Street and the bustling but cozy Esther Short Park area. It was such a peaceful time! Anyway, one day when I was walking around I came across a $1 sale rack in front of a vintage shop on Main Street. Alas, this slip dress find of the century was discovered!
Have a happy, spicy, pumpkin-y Fall!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Black Velvet


I think this is mine and Pax's first shoot together for this blog! She's not much of a sport when it comes to photos (she gets her photo taken a lot), hence the annoyed facial expression in that last photo. She did really well after awhile, though. She eventually fell asleep on my tummy for the majority of the shoot and ended up being a much better model than myself.

Seth Farmer Photography and Amber of DNA Stylix came over to my house to help me out and they both did a wonderful job! We had a blast. I hope you enjoy the photos and the interview!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Trapeze Swinger Off Duty

Jacket: eBay
Jodphurs: really old from Forever 21 (similar bottoms here) 

I took these photos really quick right before jumping outside to run some errands right after my friends from Carousel Ink stopped by to shoot some campaign images at my house. They so graciously gifted me their neat Trapeze Tank before they left! This top is very feminine and incredibly unique, so I dressed it down a bit with some masculine touches. 
Do you remember in the 90s and early 2000s when it was popular to wear lingerie over jeans and under blazers and such? My favorite outfit in the 6th grade was a lacy silk camisole with lace lining paired with a velvet blazer and jeans. I still wish I had that. I still love that look so I do it when I can get away with it!
Also! Funny story about those pants - when I was signed with an agency for the first time they had me pick up a list of pieces from the mall to wear for my first professional test shoot. They said I could take everything back after the shoot, but I thought that was kind of shady so I kept everything even though I didn't like much of it. Soon enough these pants started to wear on me and now, six years later, they have all kinds of paint stains and holes, I don't care. 
Keep watch for more of my work with Carousel Ink in the coming weeks!


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