You look so warm, so dynamic. I was done at university and suddenly felt the world come alive around me. The trees came into color and nature seemed to beat like drums or a heart. See me run. I was wayward singing in a place I had closed my eyes to, but had always been. I ran through it all like I had never been there before. My surroundings were numb to me until I was granted my freedom.
Now it’s time. Time to be alive at all hours of the night. Time to play under the moon and picnic under the stars. Time to make photographs on rooftops and watch films outdoors. Time to read books I’ve never read, go to cities I’ve never been and fall in love with people I’ve never met.
Like the sun, all stars find their way back round. Haunted in Manhattan. Listening to words spoken down in St. Marks after midnight. You cover your eyes, even at night. You wear tall black stockings and float on the subway. You’re hidden, but obviously hiding. The night awaits you, you meet a fancy cowboy in the back of a tea room in Brooklyn and listen to the stars. The likeminded artist, the kind soul and tainted spirit. You drink the sea and the solar system. You run rancid down the wide concrete because you can. You are infinite. You are infinity.
seeing stars lenon sweater by wildfox
sunglasses from Becon’s Closet
shoes by Jeffrey Campbell
photos by Jaglever
Indie rock chicks and hip-hop chicks. Blowing bubble gum on her bike. Pouring coffee all day in her chucks. Be my main squeeze. I don’t think of you that often, just every time I’m in the city in my thigh-highs or busting through the burroughs on my skateboard. We can just stay at home and beat the summer heat, or dress up like dolls and dance on rooftops. The summer is ours.
“I Don’t Think Of You That Often” sweatshirt by The Orphan’s Arms
little white dress by LUX
mirror frame sunglasses by Nastygal
human alien shoes by Jeffrey Campbell
Rock and roll suicide. Teenage wasteland. Rebel with a cause. Thrifted jackets and patent boots. Midnight guitar sessions and making out with sunglasses on. Dancing around the motel in your sheer vintage nightgown. Summer is here and it sounds classic.
Summer shade. When going on a walk in the summer’s cooler temperatures, one must be dressed like they’re walking out of an Audrey Hepburn movie. Shop Joa recently sent me this perfect striped maxi and crystal necklace. A maxi is a nice way to wear something summery, but still stay classy and fairly warm. I couldn’t really decide what to pair it with, until I realized I just received this awesome bustier from Gypsy Warrior. Combine that with a lightweight fur coat and it’s the perfect dark, summer shade look.
black fur jacket by Banana Republic
The baddest bitch at your high school. The biggest brick house on the block and the highest heels. She’s totally rich because her dad invented Toaster Streudels. This is the suburbs. Where high school is the all eccentric hell and the mall is the judgement court. She pulls up and screams, get in loser, we’re going shopping. She has her dad’s credit card. She knows everything about everyone. That’s why she died her hair brown, so she could hide all the secrets.
Evil takes human form in Rachel Lynch. In reality, she may seem like your typical selfish, back-stabbing bitch, but in reality, she’s so much more than that. She’s fabulous, but she’s evil.
Bliss and I had so much fun shooting this Mean Girls inspired lookbook for Miss KL. We drove around Coco Beach listening to good music and making magic happen with french fries and bleachers. I was yelling out loud at invisible bitches the whole time, (to give it attitude.) Walking around town in our Jeffrey Campbell’s and cut offs, we got hollered at by everything that walked. But, we just hope you guys enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed making them. Much love and thanks to Miss KL for the May Girl of the Month honor! You can get every piece of clothing from this shoot on Miss KL, so shop the lookbook here. And read my girl of the month interview here!
Drop back like it’s magic. Learn from everyone. Experience everything. Follow no one. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t care who gets the credit. Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
platforms by Jeffrey Campbell
sunglasses by Nastygal
photos by Kiara Jade + Rebecca Michelle
A night out for the fashionable few. I spent Wednesday night with one of my best friends, and fellow blogger, Tom Kivell. We met our freshman year of art school. We had three art classes together, drawing, 2D design and 3D design. It was crazy to say the least. I actually met some of my long-time best friends in that art cohort. As you go through college you start to learn who’s worth keeping around, and who’s just plain lost. You can’t keep people in your life that are a negative influence. Your help can only go so far, you have to focus on you. Even though we met our freshman year, Tom and I became good friends when he interned at Vogue and I was interning at VICE. Talk about #stress. (It’s a great thing to bond over!) Anyways, with graduation three weeks away, I’m just thankful that I’ve been smart enough to only keep people in my life who have are positive influence, and have the same ambitions as me. Your friends are a reflection of you, so watch the company you keep! xx
Happy Friday <3
lace cape by Nastygal
leather lace up boots by Jeffrey Campbell
sunglasses by Wildfox
The 4/20 Blonde Mixtape: You Can Smoke To This –
1. High All The Time – 50 Cent
2. Mary 3x – Wiz Khalifa
3. Marijuana – Kid Cudi
4. Morris Day – Felt
5. Original Don – Major Lazer
6. Mojo So Dope – Kid Cudi
7. Early Morning Tony – Felt
8. My Girl – The Temptations
Really hope you all enjoy this blessed holiday and light one for your blonde!
Love songs as we lead each other out of the dark. You’re gonna have to fight. You’re gonna have to forgive, and you’re gonna have to let go. To understand the heart and mind of a person. To look at ourselves as potential energy, instead of defining ourselves by what we already achieved. We are not the darkness in ourselves. We have a great capacity for love.
And in the end they say only three things really matter, How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of the things not meant for you.