Lay me in the lily pads

March 10, 2017

Act Three Spring Summer 2017 Lookbook

This week, I’m feeling extra springy. Daylight savings is this weekend, which means spring is only a short few weeks away! I’m out of school for the next two weeks for SPRING BREAK! Holy moly all that gets me in a super duper happy good mood! (My final project kind of killed me, but it’s all over and I’m going to share it sooooon.) Act Three kills it with every lookbook they come out and this one is no different. With all this said, I felt it apropos to share the Spring/Summer 2017 Lookbook. The lookbook stars Annika White, who I featured in a Girl’s Got Style post here. The inspiration behind the lookbook were Kay Nielsen’s illustrations, which you can see here. They personally remind me of impressionist paintings.

Act Three Spring Summer 2017 Lookbook

Act Three Spring Summer 2017 Lookbook

Act Three Spring Summer 2017 Lookbook

Act Three Spring Summer 2017 Lookbook

Act Three Spring Summer 2017 Lookbook

Act Three Spring Summer 2017 Lookbook

Act Three Spring Summer 2017 Lookbook

Art direction: Sarah McGowan
Photography + layout: Danielle Suzanne
Stylist: Alexandra Spence
Model: Annika White

All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go

March 6, 2017

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

A few weeks ago, I shot a fashion editorial for SYN Magazine, which you can see here. The concept was combining the classiness of the 1950s/60s with the more is more aesthetic of the 1990s. I’ve been really inspired by the 1990s lately, more so than I’ve ever been before, which, I suppose, is somewhat natural because the first six years of my life were spent in the 1990s. My favorite eras are the 1950s and 1960s and it was super fun to merge the two together. You’ll see the pom pom earrings make an appearance again! (I was able to borrow the earrings for this shoot and took outfit pictures with them while I had them before I had to send ’em back.)

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

I worked with my favorite makeup artist and hairstylist ever, Shana. We’ve collaborated several times in the past (here, here, and here), but always doing hair and makeup on ME. Before I started regularly taking outfit pictures, my primary focus used to be on being behind the camera, so it was nice to collaborate in that way. Shana specializes in a lot of vintage looks, owns her own business, and is also into holistic health and wellness, so we’re often on the same wavelength.

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

This was also my first time working with a new stylist — Elise — who happens to be my neighbor! I to thank my Dad for this connection. He was chatting with our neighbor who mentioned her daughter is going to school for advertising, but that she does fashion styling on the side. It’s really really nice to find someone who is interested in the same things as you who lives so close by (almost right next door!). We will definitely be working together in the future!

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

A HUGE thank you to the Fairmount San Francisco for being so generous in letting us use their space.

PS View this fashion editorial larger in my portfolio here.

Photography: Micaela Hoo of Oh My Drifter (c’est moi!)
Fashion styling: Elise Filter Von Arx
Hair and makeup: Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll
Photography assistant: Dawn Marie Hoo
Styling assistant: Carly Jeha
Model: Kat at Stars Management

Another day of sun

February 22, 2017

Another day of sun

This past weekend, I saw La La Land for the second time. It is such a beautifully written, shot, and edited film with an incredible cast of actors, I needed to experience it twice. In another life, I would have liked to have been a film director, but I think I ultimately like photography and graphic design more, which is why I chose to pursue that. There’s still lots of time, so who knows where life will take me! I’m now singing the entire La La Land soundtrack in my head and looking up every behind the scenes interview and video I can find on YouTube. If you don’t understand the title of this blog post, you need to watch the movie STAT.

Another day of sun

This yellow dress from Act Three Apparel reminded me of the “Another day of sun” opening scene of La La Land, even though the weather has been more rainy than sunny lately. I can’t wait until spring because I know the flowers are going to have such a vibrant bloom this season with all the rain we’ve had!

Another day of sun

Another day of sun

Another day of sun

My bangs are getting so long right now, if you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m now wearing my bangs to the side until I get a haircut. I think I prefer straight across bangs on me, but it’s nice to change things up for a bit.

Another day of sun

Another day of sun

Another day of sun

Another day of sun

Veronica dress: c/o Act Three Apparel (sold out)
Shoes: Sam Edelman via Crossroads Trading
Giggle purse – red: JumpFromPaper
Pom pom earrings – denim: c/o ban.do

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