Shoot Party

Last weekend I attended a shoot party in Washington DC hosted by The Directory and The Locale Workspace.   The Directory is “a directory of talent where photographers, brands, and models are able to connect and collaborate.” – Kristan Servidad, CEO & Founder, THE DIRECTORY.  Click here and check out their website!   The Locale Workspace is an inmate venue located on H street in DC.  My friend Kiara and I had a GREAT time stepping out of our comfort zones as “models” for the day <3.


Check out the photos taken by some of the most creative photographers in the city!


 Photographer: Ilona Zaren – Insta: @nazarenko_ilona



Photographer: Ed Kirkland – Insta: @shutter_to_think_photo,  Website

Photographer: Tre Smith –  Insta: @artis.tre, Website

Photographer: Nicole Short – Insta: @thephotoladyofdc

Photographer: Preston Slater – Insta: @pressonly1



My style: Spotlight on Fashion Nova

I LOVE me some Fashion Nova!  If you have not heard of them you must not have an Instagram account, LOL!  Fashion Nova is a LA-based online women’s fashion company.  They work with influencers such as Amber Rose, Kylie Jenner, Blac Chyna and many…MANY more.  The company is notorious for their sexy “Kim K” inspired night-out style.  However, they have a plethora of every-day female fashion.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the Brand:


Jumpsuit: Forever Together Jumpsuit


Jacket: The Good Life Jacket – Bleach Wash


Old Romantics Dress – Burgundy


Bring Me Back Bodysuit


Cross My Side Pants – Ivory


Monkee’s of Fredericksburg

Monkee’s is a contemporary clothing store located in Fredericksburg,Virgina.  Last month I had the privilege of visiting the store to take a few pictures of some of their Fall collection, with the owners approval of course!  Monkee’s carry clothes from fashion designers such as:

  • Kate Spade
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • Draper James
  • Barbour
  • Lilla P
  • And more!

Here is a link to their website!


Baroque fashion in modern light

Baroque is a style of art that was prevalent in Europe during the early 17th to 18th century.  This period was known for exaggerated movement and sharp, easily construed detail.  The overstated style of Baroque art was created to amaze visitors of the European nobles by presenting the extravagance and supremacy of land.

This over-embellished style eventually found it’s way into the fashion industry.  Fashion companies such as Balmain, Marie Claire, and H&M have made sure to keep the dominant characteristics of this time-period while integrating a contemporary flare.

I have had a love for this style of art since I was a young girl without knowing the name or history behind it.  I love to ride that fine line between “costume-like” and “luxury-couture”.   These pieces make a major fashion statement without being too theatrical.


See more here