Friday, May 29, 2009

Oh So Coco!

Fashion File video on Coco Rocha

According to Coco Rocha ranks number four in the top 50 working model listing.

You can also check out her personal blog at
her Coco's official web page at

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hedi Slimane

So if I could name one photographer that has inspired me the most throughout my photographic career it would be designer and photographer Hedi Slimane. His work can be seen in magazines such as i-d, Interview, Vogue, Vogue Hommes International and more. Currently he has several books published full of rock photography including artists such as Pete Doherty, Courtney Love, Daft Punk and Amy Winehouse. Slimane’s contribution to fashion and the art world has earned him the top spot on my list. This man has a great amount of talent!

These images can be found in Hedi Slimane's Rock and Fashion Diary. You can see the rest of his portfolio by visiting

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ruidoso, New Mexico

This past Memorial Day weekend I took a two-hour road trip from El Paso, Texas to Ruidoso, New Mexico. Here are some photos of my weekend in the Land of Enchantment.

Misty Mountain Gourmet Shoppe has the best fudge, coffee, brownies, jam etc.

My Sister's Closet is a vintage store for women and is located next to Misty Mountain.

Inside My Sister's Closet you can find plenty of vintage designers wear from Escada to Salvatore Ferragamo.

Ruidoso shops

Little League Baseball Tournament

Lake at Inn of the Mountain Gods

Deer in the woods

View outside our cabin

I really recommend visiting Ruidoso during the winter months where you can go skiing, snowboarding or tubing at the Ski Apache resort.

Bleach is my Friend

After three long years of owning two of the exact same pairs of Levi's 511 jeans I decided I needed some variety in jeans. Most of my closet is full of dark denim and I really needed some light jeans to change it up some. I decided to bleach a pair of my 511 jeans and here is the result.

before and after

Some areas were in the bleach longer than others so they came out blotchy and unevenly bleached. The end result was somewhat satisfying. If you're going to bleach anything and want it to be evenly bleached I really recommend you make sure it doesn't float to the top of the water because the areas not in contact with the bleach will be darker than those that are. I would also experiment on something that you wouldn't mind ruining.

The Carrot

The new style of denim called "The Carrot" is being released by Levi's. This style of jean hasn't been popular in the past and many think it's unflattering. I really like the silhouette of this style pants and these Zara pants which have been out for a while are my favorite. I think it was about time for something new besides skinny jeans.
Left: Zara
Right: Levi's

if i had a voice i would sing

Karin Dreijer Andersson from The Knife goes solo with her debut album Fever Ray.

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
Directed by Martin de Thurrah

Not everything that glitters is Gold

Model:Carrie Purcell

Originally I took this photo of my friend for her street style blog but then decided to do something more to it. enjoy.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Men's Prada Fall 2009

Miuccia Prada's latest menswear collection is very minimal with a great attention to detail. The studded garments and shoes really sold me on this collection.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Visionaire 56 Solar

The new Visionaire issue is one of my favorites so far. The 56th issue is remarkably innovative and a must have for collectors and art enthusiasts. This particular issue was done in collaboration with Calvin Klein and the magic really begins when you expose the book to direct sunlight. The black and white images, embroidery and case all start to turn to color when viewed under the sun. For $250 you can own one of the 3000 limited edition copies of this issue. I want one for myself, along with the other 55.

Life is a party...

This project began as a way to portray the youth of today in a variety of situations dealing with parties. The body of work was inspired by the day-to-day experiences we go through as a way to celebrate life. These events in our lives serve as a medium for socializing, conversation, and recreation purposes. I also wanted to show the consequences of bad choices, which are fundamentally growing and learning experiences that help shape our identities.

examples of my body of work

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Check out this great North Texas community blog dedicated to the arts, design and culture in the Denton/DFW area!

more to come

So I've decided to dedicate more time to this blog and hopefully post some interesting things for you to look at. Be ready!