Saturday, October 28, 2017

always treats, never tricks

hiya pals, i know it's been a hot minute but i'm still trying to get into the swing of the damn thing. i wanted to share some more photos with y'all, this time featuring some gorgeous clothes i was gifted by ains elke stylehaus! she posted a call on instagram for people with my exact measurements to model a skirt, and i replied a few minutes later like a crazy person. the skirt fits me like a glove and makes my butt look amazing, and the wrap shirt is the perfect complement. she also included a little wand enamel pin and a set of earrings so i was D-E-C-K-E-D.

i reached out to my gorgeous friend shaina to shoot them, because i'm in love with her clear and bright approach. we had so much fun gossiping and chatting, i almost forgot i was there to take photos. but eventually, we got around to it, and i'm in love with the result. i'm here to give you that little red meets hallo-housewife with a dash of the sultry vixen i'm always secretly trying to be.

Friday, July 28, 2017

praying with diana

hey folks, have you heard kesha's new song "praying?" more importantly, have you seen sasha velour's performance to it? these two things are very important to the meat of this post so if you haven't experienced both, go do that. i'll wait.

the combo of these two things created an extremely emotional environment inside me and usually when that happens i have to push the feelings out. specifically, this song makes me feel so weak and so strong at the same time. it reminds me of my abusive partner, it reminds me of my sexual assault, it reminds me of my brother's death. it reminds me that i have fought and hurt and worn so close to the bone, and still survived. it makes me want to scream and bawl and explode.

i also really relate this song to some of my favorite mythical creatures, banshees. they're celtic creatures who appear as women and warn of the death of a family member, though they can also predict death. their screaming or wailing is referred to as keening, and i feel like i've been doing it for months. so i called up my favorite creative partner, diana kelly and asked if she would help me with this concept, and of course she agreed. this shoot is a combination of anger and sadness and healing and i hope you like it.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

d23 expo

two weeks ago i had the opportunity to attend the d23 expo for the first time! i vividly remember watching from afar as the 2015 expo happened and pining so i was feeling very hashtag blessed when i realized i was going to be able to go! one of my good friends andrew was able to find me a weekend pass and i kind of put myself in financial ruin (as usual) to buy a plane ticket IMMEDIATELY. we also kept it a surprise from one of my favorite california homies as a little extra bit of excitement.