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08.11.11

FIGHTIN’ WORDS


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02.23.18

MY CREATIVE PROCESS OF SHOOTS

a lot of people send messages asking about the process of a shoot, or specifically the creative director/art director role. it’s actually kinda fun for me to think about and i’m going through a little depression right now so hey, distractions!

RESEARCH

once you get the job, the research starts. let’s say it’s a clothing company. i think about who wears it, how do they feel when they wear it, what’s the vibe, which one of my friends would wear it? what’s the head of the company like, what does the about section on their website say? what kind of instagram imagery are they drawn to already? it’s important to understand the company really well before you get started.

CONCEPTS

then ideas! and this is the part you really gotta push yourself because it feels like everything has been done. for me, my best ideas come from sitting down and doing a little train of thought exercise. recently i was thinking about a shoot with circles. i sat down and wrote down all the things that come to mind when i think of circles…crop circles, the tops of glasses, animal spots, the stone ball from indiana jones (let your mind get weird and random!) pick one or two you like and expand on it. how would it look if you did a shoot with a bunch of huge stones coming at the camera? sometimes your mind takes an out there idea and then simplifies it and boom! maybe those stones just become bubbles or something different? take your mind on a ride! (or actually take a real ride, cars or plane rides usually give me good ideas too)

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01.26.18

WEEKEND AT HOME / 97

last week i talked about pantry organization, and this week it’s all about the closet space! my closet is a permanent mess, so this week i wanted to get inspired to organize my clothes. a few of my favorite ways to organize the closet is by color and clothing type. for example, i separate tops from dresses/skirts, and then color coordinate both sections out by color (kind of like a rainbow) across my closet. if you’re anything like me you have way too many clothes to fit in your closet. i try to donate or sell clothes a few times a year to clear out space for new items. another solution is to add a storage rack outside of your closet. i’m really loving the idea of putting a few really special items on a gorgeous storage rack outside of the closet. something handy to grab, and also add some beauty to the outside of your closet. – erika

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09.21.17

TRAVELING THROUGH ITALY FAVORITES

my boyfriend and i have been planning this big trip through italy for many many months now and it’s coming to an end very soon. i wanted to give you 25 of our very favorite things to do, eat, drink and see…along with some tips about traveling through italy. it’s been so memorable and i’m so happy we decided to just go for it!

thank you to my friends who gave me recommendations and i hope this list helps plan your next trip. it can be kinda stressful planning a longer trip (we did 1 month) but it’s so incredible to immerse yourself into a culture.

we started with 5 days in rome…

1. roscioli was one of our top favorite meals in rome. make a reservation at la salumeria (it’s busy!) and order la gricia pasta and the burrata with sun dried cherry tomatoes. the cheese and meat plates are also insanely good.

2. forno campo de’ fiori is an awesome little bakery in a popular square. grab a few slices (wish i could try them all! my favorite was the ham) and a beer and enjoy on the street while people watching. cheap price and amazing taste.

3. meridionale is a cozy little restaurant with eclectic decor and good food. i also really enjoyed walking around that neighborhood. please get the squash pie with melted fontina. so unique!

NOW TRAVEL: ROME >> POSITANO

it’s a little tricky to get to positano but not too bad. we knew that the pricy part of our trip was going to be in the south of italy. there’s so much tourism there and it feels like all the prices just go way up for hotels, food, and transportation. but it’s worth seeing for sure, so you gotta just let that part go. we chose 2 nights in positano and 2 nights in capri and ended up extending capri by two more days. it was definitely the right amount of time for us.

we took a train from rome to naples and then got a private car to drive us to the hotel. our hotel was gonna charge like 150 euros for the drive (around 1.5 hours) but we used this recommended driver that charged us 120 and she was really great. it’s gonna be your most expensive transportation probably. the roads are very windy with extreme cliffs, i am not sure i would recommend driving it yourself. but that’s just me.

you can email [email protected] and they wrote me back immediately. tell them what time you want to be picked up from the train and they handle it all from there.

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08.01.17

30 DAYS NO ALCOHOL RESULTS

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so far it’s been three weeks since i’ve had any alcohol. same story for justin. i’ve only done a two week break in the past so i was very interested in trying a whole month. our mexico trip was filled with poolside margaritas, beers with lunch, wine with dinner…you know how it goes on vacation. that always makes me want to come home and take a break. but this time we said we were going to do a solid 30 days without alcohol. not even a sip. here are the results so far…

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