Sunday, January 30, 2011

plant one on me

i'm redoing some potted plants at home and i always seem to choose thick, green succulents. i think they are beautiful and really easy to care for.

i saw some of the biggest succulents growing outside in california yards.

this is what succulents look like in a philadelphia yard... potted and small, yet really charming. i love this little backyard!

spring can't get here soon enough. if seasonal depression is real i think i have it bad.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


my friend, diane, has the most inspiring living space. she keeps art, books, records, antiques, and anything else that inspires her close, so she is always able to create her own beautiful art pieces. here is a little glimpse of her work space that i had the pleasure of capturing.

hopefully she will let me take more photos of her space next time. i think you will find it so inspiring!

Friday, January 28, 2011

city pioneer

today's vision... kris chau looking at the world through rose colored glasses.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

winter white

it's been snowing an awful lot this winter.

longing for days of sun-kissed noses, little cotton dresses, cherry popsicles, and sunset walks.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


a thai salad and the juice bar for lunch...

Monday, January 24, 2011

april catalog, new york: day 2 & 3

we woke up early to meet for breakfast at the smile cafe and then headed to milk to meet sasha pivovarova for free people's april catalog. as soon as we arrived we organized the clothes and sasha got in hair and make up. one of my favorite photographers, guy aroch, shot this amazing catalog. the day was long, but we had to make sure every detail was perfect. here are some behind the scenes of days two and three all mixed up into one post.

hope you enjoyed the sneak peek! thanks to free people blogger, julia, i was able to get some photos of myself too :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

sasha pivovarova - model off duty

i had the honor to work with sasha pivovarova this week for free people's april catalog. she arrived moto-cool in leather.

this bike was sitting in the lobby of milk studios. i thought it was appropriate for this post since sasha seemed ready to ride.

i will post day two and three of shooting tomorrow!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

april catalog, new york: day 1

some of us arrived in new york wednesday afternoon with four suitcases filled with clothes for free people's april catalog shoot. we stayed at the beautiful bowery hotel on the lower east side. captivated by new york city, we quickly placed the bags in our rooms and hurried down stairs for tea, shopping and dinner.

i bought these sunglasses at on one my favorite shops, in god we trust.

doub picked up this entire outfit. hat and jeans: club monaco, jacket: topshop, sweater and clog boots: in god we trust, bag: vintage

i love the color of her new boots.

lauren got this furry hat to go with her alexander wang cape.

day two we meet sasha pivovarova, so check back for her model off duty style!
giveaway winner revealed!

i just want to thank everyone who shared their lovely beauty secrets and tips with me during our giveaway! i must say there are a few new products i'd like to try because of it.

ok, let's get to it!

so, i thought the best way to choose the winner was to draw from a hat. a little juvenile, but kind of fun.

are you ready? here is goes...

the lucky winner of $125. in MAC products is...






Eileen, to have your new products sent to you, please leave your email address in the comment box below and i will get in touch with you later today to finalize all the details.

thank you to everyone who entered. i plan on having more giveaways in the future! x

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

back to new york

we are heading back to new york today to shoot our april catalog. we are shooting in studio at milk, so it should be a quick one. photographer, guy aroch, will be shooting for us. i look forward to seeing guy again, but the real excitement will be styling model, sasha pivovarova!! oh my gosh... i hope i don't get star struck!

my bags are packed and ready to go! i will have lots of behind the scene photos when i get back.

oh and the giveaway winner will be drawn this saturday! if you haven't entered yet do it here.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

apartment complex

my friend, lizzy, is featured on in a series called apartment complex! i love her sweet, vintage-filled apartment, so i wanted to share it with you.

all of the beautiful photography is by conrad benner from streets dept.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


enter here to win $125.00 in MAC cosmetics! all you have to do to enter is leave a comment below on your favorite beauty product (i'm always looking for good products) and follow my blog by clicking the "follow" button on the right side of the screen. the drawing will be next saturday 1/22!

here's what you're getting...

cleansing tips: dual ended tips to fix minor make up flaws $14.50
prep and prime: helps prevent oil breakthrough with a 50 spf $30.
mixing medium for lashes: allows you to customize your mascara color $25.
mixing medium eye liner: allows you to customize your eyeliner color $25.
liquid eyeliner in teal: waterproof $9.50
prolong wear lip gloss in pretty peach: long lasting $19.99

u.s. entries only. thank you and good luck!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

a real new york minute

we ran to new york this afternoon for a fitting with model, ashley smith. then ran around the city for some shopping and then home again.

model off duty... cozy and pulled together

treasures from around the world adorn the walls of our showroom...

a mini cupcake stop...

shopping in between and frankie's for dinner...

sleepy ride home to philadelphia...

i wish every day could be like this.