Daily Archives: June 3, 2013

In Bloom: A Stroll Around My Portland Neighborhood

In Bloom: Portland Tour

At the end of March, the Made U Look girls, fresh into Portland after a 14 hour drive from Bakersfield, swung by my house for a pre-game hangout. When it came time to line up a photographer for The Blogcademy, they were at the very top of our list — their style has always stood out to me because the majority of their photos are shot on a variety of film cameras. I love that sense of mystery because really, you never know what you’re going to get and the results are always so varied. I always feel that sense of suspense creeping up, just waiting to see what they captured and it’s always even better than I could imagine.

Made U Look had perfect timing: when they arrived, my entire S.E. Portland neighborhood was full-on in bloom. That week, the usual drizzly Portland weather had decided to part for us and it didn’t rain for a record five days straight (haha).

In Bloom: Portland Tour

In Bloom: Portland Tour

Only one photography team could convince me to crawl into my grumpy neighbor’s yard and pose in his flowers: Made U Look, of course. As I looked on at Gala, there was a creepy undercurrent…an element of a dark Alice In Wonderland vibe permeated the shoot.

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Latest & Greatest #18: The Novel by Joyce Lee

Latest & Greatest: The Novel

Over the weekend, I rediscovered The Novel by Joyce Lee which I first spotted last year in this beautiful bedroom makeover. I’m still on a huge kick for citrus hues ranging from apricot to mandarin and the tones in this photo represent everything I’m after right now.

I’m loving:

1. The Novel Print, 2. Shape Shifter Dress, 3. Givenchy Pandora Wallet, 4. Washi Tape, 5. Tassel Plume Necklace and 6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Neon Cutout Sneakers.

Check out more Latest & Greatest roundups here.
And view even more of Joyce Lee’s photography here.