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Friday, December 20, 2013

boobiesN'jackets

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am addicted to buying jackets. I realize Los Angeles may seem like a ridiculous place to have an abundance of overcoats, but the nights here a little chilly. However, when you want to dress up a plain jean and tee, a jacket is a great addition  that will immediately tie to any outfit together, making you look effortlessly chic [or if you happen to be naked].


The first photo was taken as a test shot, this was my actual outfit of the day. I had a 90s inspired day: my mood dictated baggy Levi's and a gray tank top with a hand knit scarf (courtesy of my grandmother). You will notice I wore my handmade Mala prayer beads throughout the entire shoot. The last few photos don't have any jackets or much of anything but the shoot ended up being natural and beautiful and I wanted to share.


As you may have probably noticed, I love all things vintage. I like to mix and match vintage (in this case jackets) with current trends. This way you can always infuse your own style into any trend without ever looking like anyone else [or if you happen to be naked].

*Boots are Sam Edelman

I hope you enjoy the photos ladies and gentlemen .  .





and badder than ever.

We are embarking on a new year. A fresh start and a chance to reinvent yourself. Nothing feels better than going through a year of struggle only to truly learn who you are and have spiritual growth. Once you can look back you realize how strong you are and how many more chances you have to reinvent yourself, and grow, and learn. Once you realize you don't know everything, you get a whole new excitement for the unknown, and leave fear in the dust. Now you get to change your style, wear things you never thought you could. Try new things with your hair, makeup and suddenly your personality shines and your confidence is reinstated and renewed. 

Here are some of my 2014 inspirations.  I hope they make you think of some of your own.. 









Thursday, October 17, 2013

The vulnerable truth

This shoot with Ed Duarte took place last week. It was complete natural lighting, I have no makeup on and I just needed to prove (to myself) being sexy isn't about the makeup or hair, obviously. It's your attitude and the way you feel inside.
Sometimes you need to humble yourself and realize who you are isn't what you wear or what others see.  It's that part of you that no one can see or hear; only you know exactly who you are and the day you fall in love with that part of yourself, forgiving all the mistakes you made in the past is the day you become your truth.


If you feel sexy you are sexy




Vintage Guess Cutoffs
Black DKNY Shear Bra
Plain white tank

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The little suit that could.



This is art, a woman's body should be celebrated. Curves create shadows and reflect light to tell stories. Beautiful tales.
Beautiful love songs.




I can't help it but when I see a vintage swimsuit or bodysuit I immediately need to buy it. It works with almost anything, especially high waisted or by its self at the pool. Bikinis are sexy but I think a high cut on your thigh and an open back screams sex appeal.

I bought this "snake skin" swimsuit at one of my secret thrift shops for under two bucks.

I went over to my good friend and fashion photographer Angel Alfaro's studio to shoot for his upcoming coffee table book. He captures women's bodies the way they were meant to be seen. Even his nudes would never be called trashy or glam. Just raw, beautiful art. No makeup, no hair products (obviously) yet these are by far my favorite shots in a long time. When you are comfortable in your skin, your surroundings and confident there's no way you could be wrong.


We also took a stroll outside in literally my underwear and my moto boots. Here is the rest of the shoot. Hope you like!


Check out his work:
http://deltaelement.com/



















Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Floral Prints

One think I've learned is that you can wear anything you got damn please as long as you feel good in it. I love mismatching prints but still saying in the family. It reminds me of the denim on denim look but with more color of course. This could go wrong if the colors are too bright or the pattern on both pieces are too bold. Especially when doing floral like this, it's better to keep the colors breezy and light. I'm wearing my flat boots that I stole from my sister ages ago and both pieces are thrift store finds. Thank ya goodwill—you may smell funny at times but you rock.

Photographer: Ray Guiterez









Monday, July 8, 2013

STELLA DOTTIR

My real life Icelandic fairy god mother. Stella Dottir is everything you'd want in one and so much more. Her art pours into her daily life and I'm always excited to go to Stella's show room since I met the designer/artist years ago. Her store, which is more of a home for the fashion inspired and the neighbors throughout downtown LA is also the home for her beloved kitties that will roam in and out. Reminding me of a French boudoir with paintings she has laid out that she paints after having beautiful visions and dreams—Stella designs her pieces after old Hollywood glamour mixed with 20s inspired lace and cuts. Any glamour girl back then would be ecstatic to wear. Except I personally am dressed by Stella and get to try on a one of a kind dress made from vintage fabrics, Stella sat back in her chair to delight in her creation.
I was with my photographer Jeff Linett that day, so you know we shot almost immediately the moment we left the store.




Thank you Stella for being amazing and I hope to be just like you when I grow up.


Light.


Go check out her store online:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/stelladottir

Location downtown:

1242 e7st #106, Los Angeles, California


Photographs by Jeff Linett









Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dirty in the Club® - LackofRAM - Summer Mix 2013 by ActionGoNow

Dirty in the Club® - LackofRAM - Summer Mix 2013 by ActionGoNow


Hey boys&girls—
If you're looking for the summer anthem and love a great house beat then I encourage all the cool kids to take a listen.

GKR


Keep it dirty dirty.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Nature, beauty and being raw.

The tranquality of Mereno Valley was unexpected. It was an hour and half outside of Los Angeles and I was having a hard time understanding why we were going to shoot there till of I saw the beauty of the mountains and the uncharted territory that Los Angeles hasn't tainted, yet. 

I arrived to shoot with a very talented and amazing photographer named Ray Guitterez. I shot with the plants and rock formations as my back drop and props and I became a part of the beauty and rawness that was around me. 

I have a hard time expressing emotion verbally at times but when I finally got to shoot the pain, happiness, joy and even my anxiety from my life transended into my images. I finally felt at peace especially with everything happening in my life I knew I needed exactly this shoot to make me feel like myself again. No studio, no makeup artist. Just me, nature and the photographer. 

 

When life becomes too much, especially in this city, I encourage everyone to reconnect with nature, even for a few hours it will recharge your soul and make you realize the importance of being connected with the world outside technology. No cellphone service made it easy to forget the bullshit that lerked back in LA and I finally had my therapy session, not as a model but truly as an artist. 

 

It wasn't till the drive back and hitting five o'clock traffic did reality hit me. I am excited to share these photos with you and I hope they inspire you to explore your backyard and truly listen and connect with the world around us. 









Everything worn is vintage of course, even my boots-- 

90's grunge mixed with country boho. I felt like I could lay in the fields for days...