Photo Story // Muted

It's been awhile since I shot the little blonde. Here's a look I shot with Rachel outside her East Village home. Dress and jacket from Zaful.

Photo Story // Moss

Last week I shot my friend and model Maeve (Images NYC) in the East Village. I do love this neighborhood. Some of my favorite people live here so I'm sure that has something to do with it. 

When people ask me about the people I shoot, specifically models, they usually ask if they have attitudes. Luckily I haven't had any divas but Maeve always stood out as being particularly nice. She's genuinely a sweet, caring person. She always has something kind to say. Maeve is joy to have in my life. Plus she will always go to Momofuku Noodle Bar with me so I'll keep her around.

Not My Art // The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a beautiful YouTube series of invented words by John Koenig. From the YouTube page:

"Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language—to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don't yet have a word for. The author's mission is to capture the aches, demons, vibes, joys and urges that roam the wilderness of the psychological interior. Each sorrow is bagged, tagged and tranquilized, then released gently back into the subconscious."

Here is the introduction a few of my favorite videos from the series. Check out the rest on their channel.

Tip Tuesday // Two Organizational Tips For Boots And Accessories

I don't have a closet in my bedroom in my apartment so I couldn't use the same ways of storing my shoes and accessories like I did at my last place. I had to get creative so here are two kind of strange but awesome tips for making your space not look so cluttered.

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1 // Had a party and popped a lot of bottles? Instead of getting rid of them, recycle them a different way and use them as boot shapers! They keep my boots standing straight up unlike the actual boot shapers that were given to me a few years ago. Also they are a great conversation piece. Anytime someone knew visits, they definitely comment on the wine bottles.

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2 // I own too many scarves, belts, and beanies and had no place to put them so I took two shopping bags that I liked and used them to hold all of my accessories. I used to hoard shopping bags from stores I liked so I may as well put them to use. Sad to say I recycled most of them before my move.

What are some organizational tips you have that may be a little strange but totally work for you?

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