Thursday, October 23, 2014

THROWIN IT BACK ON A THURSDAY

Throwing it back to when Kristen and I did this shoot together in Chicago! I never got a chance to post these photos and they were taken by the amazing Norvin, it's about time I shared these to you guys. Go check out Kristen's blog here - she's an amazing stylist with exquisite taste, Kristen has very big things heading her way and I can't begin to express how excited I am to see where she goes with her career in the fashion industry. xx

Saturday, October 18, 2014

new beginnings

Guess who's back, back again - hi guys! As you can see, I've fallen off the face of the earth these past few months and I truly do apologize. I haven't forgotten about this, I have spent endless nights sitting in front of my computer screen trying to think of the words to say to you all. I let this summer and the events that came along with it get the best of myself and my creativity. I got caught up in the wrong crowd, doing the wrong things, letting myself do things I said I would never do. I lost a part of myself this summer, but I also found a huge part of myself that I am forever grateful for. If you have been following me on my social networks these past few months, then you are probably aware of the major changes that have happened in my life. This upcoming Thursday will be officially a month of me living in California! This move was entirely unexpected and sudden, but it was one of the best decisions I have made for myself. Texas will always have a piece of my heart, but staying in Texas was only going to drain me of my ambition and creative differences. It was not easy leaving everything behind, but I did this for myself - I'm doing something for MYSELF for once. I am determined to accomplish my goals and dreams out here and I will not let a single damn thing stop me. I will work hard, I will fail, I will continue to try until I have absolutely nothing left. My goals and dreams are the only thing that keep me going and getting through every day. I have been writing new material, preparing to go in the studio to start working on my EP, and collaborating with artists/stylists/musicians for new blog inspiration! Oh, did I mention that I colored my hair for the first time and added some blonde/green/silver/blue craziness in it? Spontaneous decisions either make me or break me! Join me on this exciting journey and please support me along the way, it means the world to me that you guys still care to keep up to date with my blog. I'll be posting soon with more things to reveal and material to share! x

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

when home isn't really home anymore

For the past month or so, I have been doing a little bit of traveling and taking advantage of summer. I was in Los Angeles for a little while, and then I came home (Houston) for a few days, and then I left for Chicago. For those of you who don't know, I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. I lived there for a good 12/13 years of my life until I had no choice but to move. I moved to Texas with no expectations but to live a miserable life and rebel against my father because I was an angsty teenager. Little did I know I would build such amazing relationships here and grow a love for Houston, Texas. I spent years and years after I first moved to Texas wanting to come home to Chicago so terribly. I looked forward to every single summer trip to Chicago, hoping to see all my friends and all of my family. But there was something incredibly different about this year. This year, I didn't really look forward to this place I called home for so long. The people I knew, the places that I spent so much time at as a child...it didn't feel familiar anymore. I have been in Chicago for about a week now, and I have been nothing but uninspired and unmotivated. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing my mother and being able to spend time with my siblings. But the environment around here, it doesn't feel like home to me anymore. Maybe this is all a part of growing up and this is what happens when you learn to develop and change into the human being that you're meant to be. I have a yearning to come home to Houston, Texas. That place has grown on me, and I have been missing the place and the people in it more than anything. I have always been grateful for the family that I have there, along with the amazing friends and the lovely people. But I have grown such a copious amount of love and appreciation for everyone and everything in Houston, Texas. I have grown so incredibly homesick, I'm counting down the days for when this Chicago trip is over. Nothing feels the same to me anymore. The house that I grew up in, the places that I used to explore as a child...it all feels strange and unfamiliar to me. I'm no longer close with the people here anymore, the people that I used to call my close friends. Everyone has moved on to the next chapter of their lives and none of those chapters really have a place for me in it and I'm completely okay with that. This sudden realization and transition has made me realize that home isn't really home anymore. Home is not the place you grew up in. I believe that home is the place that you feel safe, the place where you can walk around freely and be able to feel completely at ease and happy with yourself and the people around you. Home is the place that you run to when you are struggling, the place you run to when you need some peace of mind. Home is no longer here for me, my home is back in Houston, Texas.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK - HAVEN CHRISTIAN

The weekend is almost here, is anyone else as excited as I am?! Things have been super crazy for me, but I haven't forgotten to keep you guys up to date on the lovely, talented people in my life! Today I am introducing you guys to the beautiful, Haven Christian. She is a model and shop owner of Tipsy Gypsy! She currently resides in Michigan and spends her days caring after her adorable pups and managing her boho-chic trendy shop. Haven wanted to start modeling around the 6th grade, she would go and get glamour shots done because it was so popular at the time - and then she just started doing little jobs one after another! Her shop idea sparked simply because she's always wanted to go to fashion school for merchandising. Haven always had the confidence she could do it all on her own, and well, look at where she is now!
Haven has got a love for online boutiques, and she's recently gotten into shops such as Spell Byron Bay, Nasty Gal, Wildfox, Novella Royale, and much more. She also appreciates the cheaper side for basics such as Forever 21 and H&M. If she could put together an outfit from any store, it would be from Forever 21 because you can get so much more for your money! As the years have gone by, modeling has become more of a hobby for her. She's been very focused with her shop, Tipsy Gypsy, which just recently launched! Tipsy Gypsy is filled with many boho street style and handmade articles and there are so many unique items. There are things from flower crowns, to accessories, to swimsuits and cardigans - you name it and they've got it, all imported from all over the world and made just to fit you!
SHOP TIPSY GYPSY BY CLICKING HERE!
"The world is endless for you, you can be as big as you want to be and you can be as successful as you want to be whether that means being a model, store owner, etc. You've just got to get your feelings out and go forward with whatever it is you want to do with life!"

With Haven's modeling and her online shop, she's done it all on her own! She's hopes to have her own store front one day and continue the process of Tipsy Gypsy. This beautiful lady has so much talent and confidence, go give her shop a chance and check out what it has to offer! Follow Haven on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with her modeling, her lovely face, and Tipsy Gypsy!