A one shot warm up for my graphic novels class. Haha this is pretty much how every ballet lesson I ever had at the esteemed princton academy panned out


Satsuma Candle

Liz brought back a bagful of delicious Satsuma oranges, so after devouring one I made some candles by following this DIY by Honestly-Wtf


Construction + Pattern Making | Lunar Gala

Leatherworking | Lunar Gala

this one started with a leather jacket that I thrifted from a church charity sale a couple years back. Soft, supple, real leather is very expensive,  and I had more than enough for a bodice in this jacket for 5$ (yes foresight!). On the downside, it sort of reeked of cigarettes and old biker babe, which was quickly mended by a trip to the dry cleaners and generous amounts of leather cleaner.

Leather doesn't slide easily against the foot of the sewing machine, sticking to the bottom and causing the stitches to become extroidinarily messy, To get around this, any edges that needed to be sewn I covered with tissue paper hastily ripped from christmas presents.

Aaargh, unfortunately I ran short on cash, so I couldn't afford to get my print made on Spoonflower. The semi-sheer silk that I needed to finish the skirt (none of their other options would drape or flow at all nicely) wound up being around 80$ for the two yards that I would need to make even a semi impressive gown.

So with a week left until the show, improvise.

These are the two scrap fabrics I was picking between. I really really really wanted this look to be a long maxi with a huge slit up the front a la Lanvin, but the silver silk cotton blend was just too heavy. It looked like a curtain.


Lunar Gala | Photoshoot

Alright this may be a bit preemptive, since I haven't posted any pictures of the actually line up here yet, but I'm currently thinking about how to shoot and document it. To that end, here are some editorial shots that I've been particularly attracted to of late that'll i'll be keeping in mind

Color Blocking


Half Full | Modelling

So at the end of last semester I modeled for the gorgeous Jamie Wlodinguer's lookbook for her print/apparel collection Half Full. Here are some images from the shoot and Jamie's pieces. (you should definitely go check out the rest on her portfolio)

Did you like how I just calmly slid that in there? All, you know I model. I feel that in all fairness I have to release the fact that I wake up on the morning and I look in the mirror and I'm like "yeah, that looks alright", however in front of the camera's lens I am usually reduced to a squinting awkward board. I was rigorously trained from birth that when a camera is pointed at you, you are obligated to look directly at it and smile as forcefully as possible. It is my theory that when the rest of my generation was learning to pout and smize from Tyra, I was puzzling out the Water Temple and searing legions of Charr in Ascalon. Thus it is much to Jamie's credit that she was able to produce such a beautiful lookbook.