February 28, 2013

Celebrate You!... The Follow Up



What I learned from the Simply Be Celebrate You! contest was so much more than I had anticipated. I knew people would be drawn to a trip to New York City and some new digs, but what actually grew from it was dozens and dozens of people who just wanted to practice this exercise in self love. Continue....

February 22, 2013

{FASHION} The Woman That I Want to Be


Admittedly, I spend a lot of time thinking about the future: my goals, my aspirations, where I'll be in my career and in my personal relationships and how my friendships will evolve and grow as we all move in our respective fields and from one city to the next. I don't get so caught up in it that I can't live in the present, but it is fun (and often self-motivating) to think about where I'll be in one, five, ten years. For a long time, I couldn't picture myself ever getting married (I think, subconsciously, it's because even as a child, I knew that I wouldn't have a traditional family), and I certainly couldn't imagine myself in the white-picket-fence-suburban paradigm that so many of us are raised to idealize. I could picture myself as a career woman, a person who was independent and strong willed and had great hair and a home that looked like something out of a budget-version of Architectural Digest. Continue...

February 6, 2013

London Calling

First of all, I know I've been a "bad blogger." When the first thing you wake up to in the morning is a text from your mother saying, "you haven't updated your blog in two weeks," then you know it's time to buckle down at your laptop and hammer away. I have good excuses, though. Okay, they're not excuses, it's just that sometimes life happens in this completely chaotic, unexpected way. Like you find yourself on a whirlwind transatlantic trip. Like you are shooting muliple times a week with people in the fashion industry you've only ever dreamed of working with. Like you have a five-month-old-puppy. Like you make a mandate to be single and then find yourself falling for someone. (Cat, bag). And all of a sudden, it's fashion week. Continue...