Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lady Zimmermann- W Magazine

Model Raquel Zimmermann photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde Vinoodh Matadin

Friday, July 24, 2009

No H&M in Texas

Living in Texas has its pros and cons. Having no H&M in this massive state is definitely a disadvantage. Today I will be heading out to Las Vegas and later San Francisco so these are some of the things I plan to buy at H&M when I get there.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bambi+Stella McCartney=Latest Campaign

Photos Courtesy of

Summer updates

Right now I feel like a kid on Christmas morning with my new lens for my D80. I just got back from a week long vacation all around Mexico and I had such a great time. I took plenty of shots and tequila shots! Visiting the town of Tequila in Mexico where they make tequila is bad news. I'll try and post some photos up before I leave on Friday to my next destinations.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lost Dogs

So today I'm leaving to Guadalajara, Jalisco and I yet have to start packing. I always leave things for the last minute and I just began washing my first load as we speak. Just today I ordered a lens for my DSLR which I am really thrilled about. I bought it used off of ebay for half the price. The one thing that totally convinced me to buy a used one was that it had a 30 days trial in which I would get my money back if I wasn't satisfied with it. Now I just hope I get it in time before I leave to my upcoming trip to Las Vegas and San Francisco. Although everything seems to be exciting and good at this point, three nights ago my two dogs ran away. With no trace of them in any dog pound we assume that they were most likely taken in to someones home. I still haven't put up any signs up for them but I did go around a big part of my neighborhood in search for them. It kills me not knowing if they are safe but I can only hope that we will eventually find them.

These are the last photos I took of them on the 4th of July.

Frankie Morello Spring/Summer 2010 Menswear

The first thing that caught my attention for Morello's collection was his intro theater act to his spring/summer collection. The collection was visibly inspired by equestrianism, baseball, and golf, all which are closely associated with country club organizations often for the rich and famous.
I really liked the transition from the prim and proper to the rebellious street inspired baseball players.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fashion in 3D

Another reason to love Dazed and Confused. The London based style magazine published their August 2009 issue in 3D. I need to get my hands on one of them. If I had $75 to spare on a year subscription to a magazine this would be on top of my list. I really like what fashion magazines are doing lately. First the V issue cover that glows in the dark and now this!

Photographed by Terry Tsiolis
Styled by Nicola Formichetti

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

cell phone diary 7/11/09

After cleaning up and closing the store we

were headed to Track One restaurant to to celebrate Melanie's last day at Express.

If you're ever in El Paso, Texas you should stop at Track One. It's a really cool restaurant located inside a train.

There we had some great wine, buffalo wings, fries

and a huge order of nachos.

We posed for photos and later I did the stanky leg and dance to Michael Jackson songs.

Don't judge me, it was a tribute! Our waitress even did thriller for us.

life through a point and shoot

Photos from 2008
starring: Carrie, Ignacio, Hope and Vogue

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Pale is the new tan

Now this is what I call a great editorial. When you pair great fashion, photographers, stylists, and models together this is what you get. One more reason to love Dazed & Confused, the magazine that is. I like the dark sadistic undertone behind all the images.

Photographer - Matt Irwin

Model - Arthur Daniyarov

Fashion Editor/Stylist - Robbie Spencer

Hair Stylist - Tomo Jidai

Makeup Artist - Ayami Nishimura

Androgyny at it's finest

Hugo Boss F/W 09

I really like the androgynous look for the latest Hugo Boss campaign.
These two pairings create a great diptych.

I'm pretty sure that they were intentionally taken in diptych form to create a compare and contrast between the images of the man and woman.

Jean-Francois Carly-Photographer

'The September Issue' trailer

Friday, July 10, 2009

O Canada!

As a big fan of Coco Rocha I was thrilled to see that for one of the challenges on Project Runway Canada the designers had to design a dress for Coco.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld and his fan

I've been a fan of Margaret Cho for quite a while now. I remember my college English teacher showing us videos of her and later giving us assignments based on what we just saw. This is my personal favorite one because of her great impersonations on Karl Lagerfeld. "Bitch, it's not that hot!"

picture of Karl Lagerfeld before losing weight

Friday, July 3, 2009

Warped Tour 15th Anniversary

Somehow I managed to sneak in my DSLR into the festival and took these photos. Sadly my umbrella didn't make it past inspection.

A Few Words of Advice...

For those of you who are looking into pursuing photography, below are some really helpful tips to get you started. The following article was found here. Also, check out the rest of the feature on vintage cameras.

A Few Words of Advice...

Find your eye
"Visit museums and galleries and look at photo books. Whose photos do you admire? What subjects or styles are your favorites-landscape, portraiture, fashion, nature, reportage, candid street scenes, architectural, abstract? Do you want to be a photographer and not just a snap-shooter? Answering these questions is essential before buying a camera."

Do your homework
"Find what type of camera is best suited to your style of shooting, what type of camera was used by your idol, and which camera models were the top of the line and had the best array of lenses and accessories." [Ed. note: The easiest way to find out all these things is probably just to buy McKeown's book.]

Popularity counts
"The camera needs to be popular enough that lenses and accessories are not hard to find. You should consider strictly mechanical cameras and use a separate handheld meter. You can also go vintage wihtout buying secondhand: Some classic cameras are still available new, like Linhofs, Leica Ms, the Komamura Horseman, and K.B. Canham-and some new cameras are classic by design, like Alpa."

Avoid Weird batteries
"Many cameras with light meters used mercury batteries, which are no longer available, for ecological reasons. If a camera uses batteries, check to see that they're AA or AAA. Also, avoid instant-film cameras-whether Polaroid or Kodak. No matter what the latest rumor is, these films are either extinct or nearly extinct."

Avoid plastic
"With cameras, there is very little classic in plastic."

Givenchy Spring 2010

Backstage for Givenchy

My Top Runway Picks

pictures courtesy of and

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Terry Richardson for Vogue Nippon

Model: Abbey Lee Kershaw