Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Florence Photo Booth, long overdue

Ok. There's something we all need to accept here. The timing of my posts is not going to make sense of lot of the time. That being said, I finally scanned all of the polaroids/photo booth photos that have been sitting around my desk for the last several months... to a year. Oops. So I'll be sharing them here, naturally. 

The first time I went to Florence in the winter of 2012 for a writing conference, my roommate and I stumbled upon an old photo booth in the street. I went crazy and insisted on going back several times. Since I'm shit at directions she had to show me every time. When I found out I was going back I immediately added that to the list of things I had to do while I was there, which was pretty small. I thought it would be nice to show the transformation. The first set of four strips were taken in January, 2012, and the next set were this past April. Over two years later in the exact same photo booth. It's pretty damn neat. I love it when things come full circle. This was somewhere I really thought I'd never get to go again. 



My traveling partners would disagree with me, and it may have been because I'd been there before and felt more comfortable in the city, but I think Florence was my favorite of the five cities we went to. I got to go out by myself for a little while here. My friends really wanted to rent bikes (not my thing), so I took that opportunity to venture off alone, it was so relaxing. I feel at home there. I could see myself living in Florence if I ever live abroad. These are so special to me.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

little lace wedding dress

I don't know if I've ever talked about my newest job on here or not. Before I left for Europe I had been working in a candle store, which closed down (due to zero business) in February, leaving me unemployed for almost two months, which was a a really no-good time. Completely by chance and a little bit of misunderstanding, before I'd lost that job, I ended up wandering into a locally owned bridal shop while I was taking some stock photos for an internship assignment, simultaneously trying to rush since a huge snow storm was on the way. I got to talking to Alyce, the owner, and a few weeks later I went in to talk with her and her mother who run the store together. I went in thinking we'd just be talking about taking some photos for them, but I ended up with part time job in the store as well. It's been great.

We've been planning a big photo shoot for a while... maybe in the next few weeks. But in the meantime they were nice enough to let me borrow a few dresses to do a little shoot with my friend, Visnja. I'm saving most of the photographs to post over on the store's blog, which is in the works now. But here are some of my favorites of one of the dresses. It's a gorgeous mid-length, vintage lace wedding (or just because) dress. It's to die for. I'm tempted to get it just to have on hand for photographs) All of the accessories and clothing items shown (except for the orange shoes, which were Visnja's), are from the store (The Newfangled Bride (check out the website!)).

This shoot was a lot of fun in a few different ways. One, a change of wardrobe, I don't get to use dresses this pretty very often. Two, the neighborhood we used, right behind the store, is also where both sets of my grandparents live and used to live. I rode my bike down this little gravel alley all the time. And Three, the neighborhood is also where I took my very first photos of Visnja, seven years ago. Things coming full circle, no?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

new room, a quick update

It's been a while, hasn't it? I moved recently, but that's coming up on almost a month ago so that excuse for not being active on this thing is wearing a little thin. I'm absolutely loving my new room. It's an attic room. I have wanted an attic room ever since I first read A Wrinkle in Time. Meg's room sounded ideal to me. It makes the fact that I'm still living at home with my mom and brother a little better. (I love my mom and brother, but I'd rather be on my own). We ultimately decided for me to have this space because I am super hyper-sensitive to noise, and this place is pretty sound tight. I haven't heard anything once. It's really private and has skylights, so I've got a ton of natural light coming in. My old room was so dark all the time it drove me insane. I've almost got the room sorted. I just have a few more things to hang up and put away, which I'm going to try and get done today. Then I will be able to make a post showing it off.

Until then, here is an instagram photo from last week of my little nook, vanity area. Excuse the dead flowers.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hello, I'm not dead. Here is a girl with a bird's nest on her head.

Nope. Not dead. I just moved a couple weeks ago, which is exhausting. But I am still here.  I'll have a lot of things to share pretty soon. My new room is coming a long nicely and I'll show you as soon as I've got all of the decorating and boxes throwing away done. I've also got a new computer set up and a slew of photos I'm already mulling through. Here is one:

Friday, June 20, 2014


I've been super busy recently so I haven't been able to make any real posts. (They're pretty mediocre right now anyway). We'll be all moved into the new house this time next week so there'll be more things then, hopefully. I'll start to put more into this thing. Until then here is an old picture. I miss using film all of the time.