Life + travel / Monday, 2 Mar 2015

Click Retreat Caribbean

click retreat caribbean

In January I was invited to teach a photo styling workshop with my good pal, Meta Coleman, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of The Seas, the largest ship in the world for Click Retreat, a conference for bloggers that focuses on photography and social media in the Caribbean for a week. When I got the email the only words I saw were “January”, “cruise”, “Caribbean” and immediately responded “YES!”. We visited Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten.

But, what would make them think I would even like it? I mean, it’s not like the Bahamas had photogenic pink buildings everywhere or anything…

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And it’s not like the scenery was very scenic. Bleh.

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Seriously, I couldn’t find a single pink building ANYWHERE in the Bahamas! It was so BORING!

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It’s not like we had colorful props to work with or delicious fruits to make smoothies with…

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Meta and I pretended we were recently engaged and on a romantic getaway the whole time taking our engagement photos…Somehow we keep getting invited to rad places around the world…just the two of us without our families…when in Rome!unnamed-12

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Style / Monday, 2 Mar 2015

3 trends I’m digging at Dolce & Gabbana’s A/W 2015 show

As you might guess, I’m A-ok with the continuation of the floral trend, but I’m also loving how designers are adding onto and embellishing it. Take, for example, Dolce and Gabbana and their ode to mothers in their A/W 2015 show. I saw three things that I loved. First, using handwritten type to create messages about mothers. I love how their use of color and imperfect writing:

DOLCE AND GABBANA TYPOGRAPHY MESSAGES

Second, as an ode to motherhood and womanhood, they used women in various stages including little ones and pregnant women down the runway.DOLCE-AND-GABBANA-MAMA-AND-BAMBINOLastly, much like Angelina’s wedding veil, some of the patterns were created from children’s illustrations. 
DOLCE AND GABBANA FALL 2015

I’m love, love, loving the playful, naive references as well as they shapes and color palette. I would wear every single one of these looks. Would you?

photos from Vogue.co.uk

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Life / Friday, 27 Feb 2015

This week & something you didn’t know about me…

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Here’s a little sneak peek of a project that I can’t wait to show you next week! Gah! I’m so digging working with balloons lately. They come in the most gorgeous colors and you can’t help but smile and wish there were more parties to use them for.

Joy of Oh Joy capped off her week by revealing something that no one knows about her—she’s a 2nd degree black belt. Ha! I never would have guessed! I thought it would be fun to do the same here and since I don’t get overly personal here on the blog I have a few to choose from. Let’s see, what would be more interesting to you…well, let’s start with, I play the cello. I’ve mentioned it before in the past so long time readers might remember. Yup! There you go. I played all growing up and in college. I toured Europe with an orchestra I played for in middle school, won a concerto competition in high school, played for the local college in high school, then my university orchestra and then while living in Denmark I played with the University of Copenhagen orchestra. I played for an orchestra when I first moved to Utah, but it ended up taking up too much time so I stopped. I still love playing Clifford (that’s his name, naturally), but find that I really only play when I have something to play for and usually it’s church or something like that.

In other words, I was REALLY cool in high school. ;)

There you go! What’s something that nobody would know about you?!

 

Fun links for the weekend:

This trip always looks like a great way to get inspired and see rad architecture

Knowing this is so crucial for understanding anything visual

I want this for my new office (but then again, I have a thing for office supplies so I want all of it like this and this)

If you live in Houston

I’d love these to go with my pink hair

These are gorgeous

If I had a little one and warm weather

Spring can you come soon, please? Love this

Bri’s favorite apps (I think I’ll do my own version soon!). What are yours?

 

photo from my iphone

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