September 27, 2013

Brooklyn, NY

"To have her here in bed with me, breathing on me, her hair in my mouth-I count that something of a miracle." -Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

August 27, 2013

Fall Fashion

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Just got the new issue of Santa Barbara Magazine with this 12 page spread we shot for Fall 2013, super grateful for this day.

Stylist: Leah Forrester

Hair and MakeUp: Renee Loiz

Location: Union Hotel, Los Alamos, CA

July 9, 2013

C Magazine Fall Weddings Cover

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Super excited about the fall 2013 issue of C Magazine Weddings. Grateful to have been given the opportunity to capture such beauty for the feature spread and cover…as well as a few additional pages on fashion styled by the uber talented and sweet as pie, Annina Mislin…plus an article on the dreamy wedding shower Beatrice Valenzuela and Heather Taylor hosted for Simone Leblanc.

Styled by Annina Mislin

Hair and Make-Up Renee Loiz

Floral Kelly Oshiro

All Images captured with Fugi Pro 400H 35mm film 

July 4, 2013

Love The Ghost

Emma Garr, Los Angeles, CA 2013

July 3, 2013

Emma

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I lovetheghost NYC 2011

July 2, 2013

Lisa

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Los Angeles, CA 

July 1, 2013

Thank You

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "Thank You," that would suffice." -Eckhart

June 17, 2013

Summer Vibes II

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Bianca and Channon Roe at home for Santa Barbara Magazine Summer Cover Story.

Leather Sandals all by Beatrice Valenzuela

Channon Roe Design

Hair and Make-Up by Luna Bella

June 14, 2013

Summer Vibes…

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Bianca and Channon Roe in their Ojai home for the cover of Santa Barbara Magazine…read more about their incredible design skills and bohemian lifestyle here…

Bianca and Channon Roe at home for Santa Barbara Magazine Summer Cover Story.

Leather Sandals all by Beatrice Valenzuela

Channon Roe Design

Hair and Make-Up by Luna Bella

May 2, 2013

Noon Studio on Design Sponge Today

Grateful to share Jane’s art and philosophy today on Design Sponge. I met Jane through a mutual friend recently and was fascinated by her natural dye house. Jane has founded the only natural dye production house in America… Noon Design Studio

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Image above: This is the table in my dye room.  We have our old little trusty scale there, along with some madder roots.  Madder roots were cultivated in India almost 4 thousand years ago to make a rich red or orange color.  We use them in the same way as they did then.  One of my favorite madder recipes calls for soaking the fabric in castor oil and letting the dew at night draw the oil into the fibers, and the sun during the day to dry it and fix it.  After we repeat that process 3 or 4 times over a couple weeks time, we use the madder roots to create a fiery, glowing red color

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Image above: The components to our indigo dye kit.  Each kit comes with all needed dyes and auxiliaries, instructions with shibori ideas, one pair of gloves and rubber bands.  The dyes are packed in dissolvable paper to eliminate waste, and the shibori wrapper can be reused for wrapping or anything else. Available for purchase here.

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Image above: A noon design studio blanket dyed with madder root and cochineal. This was a collaboration for Commune Design in Los Angeles.

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In its current form, the practice known as Noon Design Studio has been around for about two and a half years. I still have the philosophy that everything we make here should be able to be buried in the back yard and create nutrients for other living things.  If it’s possible, why not?

I highly recommend reading the full interview here…her process is really interesting as well as inspiring.  

April 15, 2013

Twice

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"Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice." -Henry Ford 

April 12, 2013

Blue

A sweet little article in Santa Barbara Magazine on this stylish pixie…Blue Caleel…

"Fashion changes, but style endures." -COCO CHANEL

April 4, 2013

April 2, 2013

Well Well…

One of the best friends a gal could have…and the best chef ever!

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"One cannot think well, love well, or sleep well if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf