A Poisonous Glamour

Thanksgiving 2016 is complex. It’s difficult to feel entirely thankful when so much in America is awol. There are many precious things to be grateful for, but it’s also important to recognize the suffering of minorities, Native Americans at Standing Rock, women, and anyone who identifies as other. This state of confusion brings to mind a juxtaposed legend, my dearly beloved Leigh Bowery: the beautified monster.

enhanced-31970-1411758030-6 I recently re-watched The Legend of Leigh Bowery documentary, and am feeling inspired by off-putting opulence, which I think can be a real driving force.

efcfeadfff1c4b44536b4e8074d0f9d3 My wonderful sponsor, SHOPBOP, is having a sale and I wanted to share some overt pieces of clothing that I’m just mad about! Get em’ while you can! Sale ends late Thursday evening. For the record:

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The Calm Before And After The Storm

Hope everybody had a wonderful, cozy Thanksgiving! My parents and I traveled to Orlando so my sister could make a holiday dinner for us for the first time. It was quite special, as she’s a newly wed in her first condo which overlooks a small lake with a running fountain. We played Apples to Apples and mom made her sweet potato pie, which is always my favorite.

Design Crush ThanksgivingSpeaking of giving thanks, check out the feature Kelly over at one of my favorite blogs Design Crush did on me! I talk about 3 things I’m thankful for (which includes… rainbow dresses?)

565989855282112802And I am totally thankful for this beauty my sponsor Hayden-Harnett sent me!

Getting a new luxury leather handbag is a special time in a gal’s life. As a photojournalist on-the-go, my entire life is stowed away in my bag. I needed something roomy enough to carry my idea journal, phone, kindle, camera, and makeup- and I made the conscious decision to stay away from black. I wanted to add a burst of color to my collection (because everything else I own is neutral). Minty blue is one of my favorite colors and always reminds me of smurf ice cream. YAY ICE CREAM BAG! This bag is somewhat girlier than what I usually go for, and the thin snake print etching is not something I’d imagine myself carrying. But this design stood out to me: It’s classy without being redundant and still takes chances. I can’t wait take the Aqua Cobra Havana out for a night on the town- it will blend in admirably with Miami Beach’s Art Deco buildings and brighten the streets along with the skyline’s tiny lights!

IMG_9828 copyIMG_9839In other recent news, I photographed the launch party for Rekorderlig cider at The Freehand Miami hostel (one of my favorite spots). THAT STUFF IS SO GOOD. It was a great night by the beach.

IMG_9842 copyIMG_9872IMG_9945 copyIMG_9877 copyIMG_9817 copyIMG_9884 copyIMG_9890 copyIMG_9917 copyStay tuned for upcoming Art Basel mania. I’m having a panic attack already!

A Thanksgiving List: 30 Things I’m Grateful For

And now, a video by Jenn and Eva via Hyperfluent: How to say “Thank You” in 30 languages. I say it in Hebrew!

Thank You 30 Ways from Hyperfluent on Vimeo.

 

Vegan sweet potato pie smoothie via Healthy Blender Recipes:

  • 1 ½ cups mashed cooked orange sweet potato or yams
  • 2 cups almond milk OR rice milk or soy free for soy and nut allergies
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • 3  or 4 Tbsp maple syrup depending on your taste preference
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch Celtic sea salt
  1. Throw all the ingredients in your blender and puree until smooth and creamy.