Sunday, January 30, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wait, there's more!

Check out Anja and dalas' Valentine's video from our photo shoot! There's french music, and of course, ladies in their dainties. Andddd...click HERE to jump over to my Colette Patterns tutorial on surface cording! 
Cording Tutorial
Cording Tutorial

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Colette Patterns: Ladies in lingerie

Colette Valentine's Day
Hello hello! I'm elated to finally share these photos from a very spur of the moment Valentine's Day photo shoot for Colette Patterns. I'm still pretty amazed that plans for this lingerie shoot came to fruition in less than a week! From sewing to styling to modeling, I was able to join in on all the fun parts of bringing this vision to life. As always, it was a dream working with Sarai, whose color palette and sewing patterns are endlessly inspiring. Anja and dalas brought a wonderful sense of composition and camera know-how to the set and really captured the girlish fun that sweet Jade and I had during the shoot. We faux knitted, played go fish (with a set of vintage playing cards I received at an Apartment Therapy themed white elephant exchange), and embroidered (little pink hearts, of course). Caitlin and Sarai rearranged the studio and styled props to make the perfect set. You can't even tell that we're lounging in the middle of the CP sewing studio!

I learned a couple things about modeling during this shoot: be versatile in your movements, play off the other model's mood, have fun, relax, and breathe! (Thanks to Molly for the tips!) Oh, and my cousin told me that if it hurts or feels awkward it probably looks great, haha (which was definitely the case in the third photo from the bottom, luckily it only took one frame to get the perfect shot!)

Keep an eye out on the Colette Patterns blog for Nutmeg themed tutorials from yours truly...I have quite a few lacy DIY's headed that way! You can also check out extras from the shoot right here. Anddd, take a look at the front page of Colette Patterns. Yay! 
Colette Valentine's Day
Colette Valentine's Day
Colette Valentine's Day
Colette Valentine's Day
Colette Valentine's Day
Colette Valentine's Day
Colette Valentine's Day

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Clevernettle 2011

Clevernettle
Yesterday we spent a few hours at the Clevernettle headquarters styling up Anja's shop photos and shooting them in a new way. It was awesome to see Anja so enthusiastic about her business, especially when we treat ourselves to lunch at Blossoming Lotus afterwards! Gotta love warm coconut chai and a smoked maple tempeh wrap. Yum! 
Clevernettle

Monday, January 3, 2011

Books I read in 2010

2010 was the year I picked up reading for fun again. I owe these books for keeping me entertained on long bus rides...

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
(these first three in bold are my favorites)
East of Eden John Steinbeck
Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
My Mistress' Sparrow is Dead (Short Stories, edited by Jeffrey Eugenides)
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
A Pale View of the Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
Drown by Junot Diaz
Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez
Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang by Joyce Carol Oates
The End of Vandalism by Tom Drury
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (Never finished this book)