Fashion, lifestyle, Personal, Uncategorized

Casanova.

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Watching someone you love and respect work on something passionately with focus, drive, and serious intent makes you want them to achieve the success they’re reaching for that much more. In this case it’s been one of my best friends, partner in crime, and influencer Nick Casanova.

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Beauty, Cambodia, Expat, Fashion, lifestyle, Phnom Penh

Model behavior.

Photo: C. Nation Studio

Photo: C. Nation Studio

As I edged awkwardly out of my preteens with overly dry skin, lank hair, and standing about 4 foot 8, I had a strong desire to become a model-cum-actress after spending hours upon hours of flipping through glossies. I begged my mom time after time to enroll me into modeling schools, take me to LA for auditions, and avidly read seventeen like it held the truth to the universe. Luckily she had the wits about her to say “no” to the thousands of dollars it would cost to enroll me in what was likely a farce of a class, see that I wouldn’t be shooting up the eleven inches it would take to reach international modeling standards, and that like most things I had taken interest in- ballet, horseback riding, the viola- my passion to be a supermodel would peter out in due time.

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Cambodia, Expat, Fashion, lifestyle, Phnom Penh

The Rules* of Attraction

Accessories

The Rules* of Attraction.

via The Prevailing Taste

“Whether your relationship had a lasting date of a raw egg in direct sunlight or has the expiration of a Twinkie bar (none…)- you tend to learn things not only about the other person, but about the role of fashion and style in the coupling.”

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Cambodia, Expat, Fashion, lifestyle

GQ: “The Quiet American”

GQ RUSSIA

A few months back I wrote a post
on Ryan (of The Dollhouse Salon) and my adventures at the temples of Siem Reap assisting on set for a shoot for GQ Russia. The magazine is now on shelves and we’re feeling pretty happy for having been a part of a stunning shoot in Cambodia. Styled by Ekaterina Melnikova and photographed by Yin Chao.

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Expat, Fashion, Travel

Gidgette Bardot- a maker, a muse.

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A few years ago, I had the exciting and extremely fun opportunity to model the lookbook for Gidgette Bardot, an online vintage shopping site set up and co-founded and run by the delightful and lively Osiris Navarro.

Talented in numerous ways and busy, busy, busy- I finally had a chance to get inside the mind of one of Seattle’s favorite vintage connoisseurs, Osiris- the great.

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Beauty, Cambodia, Expat, Fashion, lifestyle, Personal, Phnom Penh, Travel

“Black Magic” & Photo Roll 13.

"Black Magic"

I was extraordinarily pleased with this editorial I shot early last month with the energetic and dynamic photographer Jack Malipan and creative and skilled hair stylist Ryan Drewe Taylor from The Dollhouse. Shooting in an oil slicked auto parts garage surrounded by rusted nuts and bolts wasn’t glamorous in any way especially when I saw a cockroach scurry across a pair of the wardrobe shoes.  Balancing in five inch wedges and a dress that barely covered my cake as onlookers gawked wasn’t easy either, but the results were entirely worth it. Who can complain when you’re working with such a great team? I absolutely adore working with these talents and look forward for more to come.

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Beauty, Cambodia, Expat, Fashion, Food, lifestyle, Phnom Penh

Ladies Magazine December 2013

For the December issue, the Ladies Magazine team skipped over to Sihanoukville for a pampered stay at Independence Hotel.

Ladies December 2013

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