Red Rocks


_LU_8413blog_LU_8338sblog Working with new talents is always a great way to challenge yourself creatively. Rus Anson, a photographer from Spain, reached out to me to do a test shoot last week. I immediately said yes because her work is incredible, but I also wanted to work with someone I didn't know. Phoenix has a fairly small creative circle, which I love, but I've noticed that I've started to get into a bit of a creative rut. With all my energy focused on content creation for social platforms I had forgotten what it was like to create for a high-fashion editorial.


I was so inspired working with Rus, Jessica Fierro and Alexandra Smith. The professionalism and excellence was off the charts. It really made me want to go back to creating high fashion content.


Rus asked for some location recommendations. I suggested Papago Park since it's terrain that she doesn't get to see that often. We also chose a spring story since it's relevant to publishers right now. The pastel palette was magic with the mountain.


I can't wait to do this all over again.

Untitled-1s (1)blogPhotography: Rus Anson

Styling: Alex Evjen MUAH: Jessica Fierro Model: Alexandra Smith, The Agency AZ

Graphic Tank 3 Ways


I made a new purchase last week from one of my favorite stores, Frances Vintage, and it has easily become my favorite thing in my closet. This graphic tank is so comfortable and made by a local artist. It was only $30.00! It has a picture of a skeleton the designer found in the desert and the geographic coordinates of where it was located. Cool, right? I love that by wearing it I'm supporting a local boutique, artist and Arizona. Sometimes these "edgier" pieces can be intimidating if you tend to be a bit more classic and feminine, so I thought I would show you how I style it three different ways.


#1 Geek Chic - A classic blazer and jeans never goes out of style. Add this tank and some sandals to dress it down or put on pumps and jewelry to dress it up.


#2 Femme - Wear a classic pencil skirt with it. You can tuck it in or untuck it and add a belt to define your waist. I wore my preppy oxfords from GAP, but wedges would look cute with it too. If you don't want to show off your body as much, choose a maxi skirt for comfort.


#3 Indie - Overalls are a trend right now that I was a bit reluctant towards, but I really like them now. These overalls are by Free People and can be found at Frances as well.

Photos by Liz E Studio.

Tank and overalls from Frances Vintage.

Bye, Bye Summer

This may be a bit premature, but I'm saying good-bye to summer. It's still over 100 degrees here in Arizona, but all of the retail stores are starting to bring in their fall clothes and that means summer is gone in my book. Besides, I hate summer in Arizona and anything that makes fall come faster is A-Okay to me. Here's my tribute to all things summer and a happy farewell until 2010!

Bye, Bye to Summer