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I’m Not Afraid Of Anything But Fear Itself.

“…There’s a million membranes to break through…”

The Queen B of Rock n’ Roll, of lyrical riff, of poetry that has you thinking harder and laughing louder and smirking stronger than those standing next to her would enable. She defines herself, by herself… strong and confident… and past the I don’t give a fuck attitude… right next to it perhaps… lies purpose and belief. Lives so short should be full of purpose, if nothing else.

A weekend reminder of what badass, genuine, intelligent, true-to-yourself, creative… fearless… what this all looks like. Also… she loves Bob Marley. Happy Friday loves.

– Break on through to the other side….

xx Amy

By Light and Dark…

A few shots taken during the lighter times of day, when you feel like “ahh, I got all day”, when truly… well, you don’t.

Before one can wrap a head around that (let alone your own), night has begun its fall… day has done its dance over the hills…and you are still there pondering on. My golden hour ritual walks with Jhuma the dog and my Love leave me fresh for a good nights rest and easy breathing. Really, take a stroll every night for a week at sundown… what a difference that jaunt makes. Fall is here, leaves beneath the feet.. and that crunch crunch noise just feels right.

Digs in order:

Embroidered Top: Tiger lily

High Waisted Denim/Lennon Glasses/Jewelry: Vintage

Printed Maxi Dress: Kanako Print Maxi

Tall Buckle Boot: Vintagexx Amy

Oh! still wishing it wasn’t final…

Please check out this incredible band Lucius… and this equally wicked single. Its reeeeal good.

Coddle Me. Please.

Fall is here.

I’ll always give my full love and devotion to the months of Summer for the obvious….music festivals, camping trips, dancing in dewy grass with no shoes, ice cold cocktails at 10pm dressed in your bathing suit and ready for the next dip, hikes, boating, cooking all your meals from the land, blooming colors, sun kissed skin, roping curling hair, long days, long nights, beautiful friends, far off dreams that come close with each day, star gazing,road trips, gardening, instrumentals, crickets, birds bathing, bus adventures….

Yes. All good, great and certainly grand. Though…

I must give respect to the Falling of Fall.

While colors still drape the streets in leaves of different hues, today i’m soakin my darks and neutral softs together, in one big batch.

Its time to put on some clothes, and for the first time in some time… i’m ok with that.

Your clothes must make friends with one another as you topple them atop one another like family in a house thats just… too small. “You willlll go together damnit. You love being close dont you… yes, yes you do.”

That favorite shirt that was the life of the party all on its own just got slammed with an ACNE shearling. Take it.

Bless you Black for making it so damn easy… Camel n’ Cream… you can be in that mix as well.

stay warm.

xx

Amy

Hearts Like Ours- Free People

A recent project I worked on for Free People…  go here for all the words and shots. A beautiful evening spent running around with equally beautiful and inspiring women…. Annie Edmonds behind the lens, Emily Nickrent on hair and makeup… and styling by yours truly.

Just a snippet on here….

…This shoot was inspired by late August eves… what’s known to my whole being as my very favorite time of year. Those late afternoons that turn dark before you know it, though the temperature barely teeters. Your skin still wears that golden hue from the sun of June’s first strong kisses. A red lip is all you need to feel beautiful. Music plays live along sidewalks not yet walked… lights dangle from tree lined squares, where they, in the night, have taken a rather empty seat to the normal hustle of the day’s daily dos… 

This here… I say… spend 24 hours outside alone. Go to dinner by yourself. Bring a book. A journal. Go see a show that makes you comfortably uncomfortable. Put on a red lip for YOU. Reflect. To love yourself, unconditionally. To understand who you are alone, with only your own mind to answer to. Much becomes clear around you, all that was heavy suddenly dissolves. Negative thoughts lift … and the life you have made and continue to make seems, suddenly, limitless…

Lucius….. Amen. Nuff said…

xx Amy

Today, I’m thinking Backwards.

Sundays urge me to warp backwards… mostly to avoid the futures Monday, but also…. Sundays are meant to bask, marinate, and really… look damn good for no reason at all. Jump on a bike, take that bra off… but please, for god sake, make sure that belly’s button is covered. A little spritz of extra volume in that mane… skates, ice cream, weapon of choice.

Set.

So. On that note. Some of my favorite ladies…..

xx Amy

Future Wear.

The thing is… with this whole fashion world…. your always lookin’ ahead. Wishing it was Fall in Spring, Winter in Summer…. or in this case, pleading your very own God you were “Resorting” in 2014.

What about the present eh? “BE PRESENT”.. man.

In the (very)rare case I say F*ck the present… I want these pieces now. Resort 2014 collections had my little brain all tweaked on the future.

Why these in particular? Chloe is a no brainer… always, so we leave her out of the reasoning.

Soft color pallets with pops of color… large interesting shapes, big palazzo pants and baggy shorts… boyish layers, printed mix ups, and a little bit of beautiful strange that jumped the wagon.

Top to Bottom: Suno. Rochas. Opening Ceremony. 3.1 Phillip Lim. Sonia Rykiel. Stella McCartney. Chloe. Chloe. ACNE. ACNE. Alexander Wang. Alexander Wang.

Local Natives I A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

xx Amy