Chameleon

May 1, 2017

Chameleon

Chameleon

Over the years, my style has evolved—and thankfully so! (So glad I outgrew my awkward, cringe-worthy early teenage years!) At the heart of my style is the girly/vintage vibe, but I’m also super drawn to casual, effortless, mismatched, unpolished, avant-garde normcore (for lack of a better word) looks. Over the weekend, I wore this outfit. And I loved it. And I felt me in it, but it’s also so very different from cutesy, feminine ensembles I usually share. An outfit like this is more risky and gutsy for me, so I think I’m getting more confident in what I choose to wear.

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I used to obsess over curating everything I wore, making sure the color palette matched to a T with everything else I own, but I’m the type of person who has a lot of interests, so maybe I have a lot of styles when it comes to fashion, too? I definitely feel like I encompass many styles when it comes to my graphic design and fashion photography work. My friend Alex wrote about this when she rebranded her blog from Larkspur Vintage to Okay Andie. They say you’re influenced by who you hang out with and I think a lot of it has to do with where I’ve been spending my time online. I’ve been browsing a lot of online indie shops that all have the same relaxed, imperfect, oh-hey-this-outfit-doesn’t-match-but-I-don’t-care vibe. I’ve been trying to find a common thread between the girly looks and the casual looks and I think it’s that they are both whimsical and vintage-inspired, just in different ways? Am I making any sense at all? Am I overthinking this like I overthink everything else? Just wanted to get my thoughts out there.

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Don’t get me wrong: Girly and whimsical will always have my heart; I’m just now sharing it with laid-back and irreverent. Off-beat and quirky, always. 😉

A few of my favorite ladies/brands absolutely killing it on Instagram in the style department:

@okayandie
@double3xposure
@lisasaysgah
@robinreetz
@themoptop
@hannahmorgan
@emmatheyellow
@melissasonico
@waltz_studio
@byfarshoes

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Do you feel like you have multiple styles when it comes to fashion (or anything else)?

Shirt: Cal Student Store
Shorts: American Apparel (RIP)
Shoes: Birkenstocks
Socks: Lunanaysocks

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April 25, 2017

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Seriously guys, what is UP with me this year? This is the third time I’ve worn black in an outfit in four months, which is probably more times than I wore black for the entire past four years… or something like that.

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These are some pictures I took over at Jaclyn‘s apartment. Her apartment has a window that creates beautiful light and shadows during different times of the day. She’s started a series called “Hall Portraits” where she photographs different people in the same spot by the window in her apartment at different parts of the day. It’s really interesting to see the location stay consistent, but people’s coloring, personality, energy, and the weather make each photo entirely different. We shot these photos early in the morning.

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Jaclyn is very slow and deliberate with her photos. She shoots exclusively with film and doesn’t edit any of her photographs, so she needs to make sure everything looks good in frame. We only spent about 20 minutes taking these images, but she had a clear vision and wasn’t afraid to direct me. As a fashion photographer myself, I love modeling for other photographers because I get a chance to experience other photographers’ shooting styles. Some photographers will give you free reign: “Do pretty, graceful, soulful model-y stuff!” After Jaclyn composed the shot, she pretty much gave me the freedom to move around and make my own facial expressions within the boundaries of where she placed me. We had many silent moments (save for music playing in the background) while I waited for her to compose the shot or focus her lens or adjust her angle.

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Photographing with film definitely makes you more intentional about composition instead of pressing the shutter a million times and hoping something good comes out of the bunch. (I’m guilty of the latter when it comes to my digital photos.)

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Jaclyn, thanks for photographing me in the only black shirt I own. I’ll model for you any day—although I may have to buy myself more black clothes first.

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Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017 Lookbook

April 13, 2017

Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017

So happy to share with you our Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017 Lookbook!

Let me give you a little background info on how the collaboration for this lookbook all came together. Longtime blog readers will remember me featuring a San Francisco Bay Area-based fashion designer, Lily Luong, back in 2013. Well, it turns out Lily is quite a neato little lassie. She’s an actress (maybe you’ve seen her in the Grammarly commercial?), a model, and a vintage shop owner. Both her personality and style are the absolute sweetest and to me, she’s the epitome of the Drifter Organics girl. I’d been eyeing Lily as our Spring/Summer 2017 Lookbook model for months and was so happy when she agreed.

Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017

Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017

Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017

Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017

Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017

Lily and I have been Internet friends for years, but can you believe the first time we ever met in-person was at the shoot? The shoot—that leads me to how Alexandra and I met. We shot at Alexandra’s adorable San Francisco apartment in Lower Haight. We met a few years ago on Instagram, and like Lily, the first time we met in real life was at this shoot! Alexandra and I have really similar styles, so her apartment was perfect as-is—I didn’t have to bring anything of my own to style it with. Made my life easy!

Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017

Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017

The title of our Spring/Summer 2017 Lookbook is “Imaginary Picnic” and it’s all about enjoying sunny weather, fresh produce, and pampering yourself in the comforts of your abode. Our tagline “Nature Looks Good on You” makes the appearance in not only the form of a new t-shirt (yes, we launched a t-shirt!), but as an everyday motto to live by. You’ve probably heard people say, “That color looks good on you!” The idea of “Nature Looks Good on You” is wearing nature makes us be our best selves. If “wearing nature” sounds very woo-woo to you, it essentially means we’re supposed to live in harmony with our surroundings. This is everything from feeding our body whole foods to taking care in how we decorate our living environment to being mindful about how we clothe our bodies and what we apply on our skin. A term I hear people throwing around a lot is “slow living.” You can say “Nature Looks Good on You” aligns with the principles of slow living.

Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017

You may recognize Jenny Lemons shirts make an appearance a few times in these photos! They just went so well with the theme.

Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017

A few new product releases:

Drifter Organics Spring/Summer 2017

I’m really really happy with how these pictures came out. It makes me think, this time last year, we were running our Kickstarter campaign. We didn’t even have a website yet. Now we have a website, new products, two seasons of lookbooks under our belt, and are stocked in several stores across the country. It’s incredible to see our business grow and I’m forever grateful to have the Internet to share it all. See our lookbook and new products on our website here.

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