ash & me, part ii

My favorite sort of work: bright and lilting but also a little bit upsetting, in a way you can’t quite understand.

the witch & the sprite, part ii: polka dots & trilliums

The second batch from my recent shoot with Holly. I like having friends who are dark where I am light. I am more a fairy, swathed in silks and gleeful scandal, than a witch. I need more trenchant forces to balance me.  

borfdy

  This weekend I celebrated what was probably the best birthday I’ve ever had! On Saturday night, four hours before my actual birthday, I ran away to join the circus. Spielpalast Cabaret, that is. Oh, Spielpalast, my heart. The best possible way to describe this show would be “Ozian”. Have you read Wicked? Do you…

the witch & the sprite, part i

My favorite thing about photography, I think, is making people look exactly the way they see themselves. Seeing them smile as their private fancies bleed into real-life color. My lady Holly, for instance, is a lab tech by day – read: not allowed to wear harem pants or flowy scarves or anything that might catch…

ash & me, part i

Last month I spent a few hours shooting film with Ash LaRose, which was one of the most rewarding modeling experiences I’ve ever had. Ash is the kind of photographer who jumps up and down and tears her metaphorical hair out when she gets a good shot. I am the kind of model who does…

yellow polka dots & a touch of scandal

This dress from Lady Jane Vintage is my birthday present to myself. I ordered it on a Thursday and it arrived two days later, cosseted in pink tissue paper. Since then I’ve been wearing it as often as I can get away with, because holy shit – LOVE. How much more perfect can one dress…

petticoats, greenery, & things I’m digging

My backlog of posts is so clogged it’s insane. I probably have 10-15 fully formed posts I’ve just been too damn lazy to hit “publish” on. I took these photos about two weeks ago, so rest assured that a) my hair is just that much longer and b) the greenery in my front yard is…

gingham, smoothies, & beauty labor

There’s this post making the tumblr rounds positing that praising a woman’s makeup or clothes is just reinforcing patriarchal beauty standards. “[R]ather than praising beauty labor,” it claims, “we should be dismantling the system that requires it, to thus free up women for other pursuits.”* And I could not disagree more. I think when people…

rockacherry | shaped by style

Check out my inaugural outfit post on Shaped by Style, in which I go full screaming rockabilly in Kristina’s dress!

shiny schoolgirl

These photos needed no editing. Literally the only good thing about getting up at 7 is the shimmery almost-harshness.

vintage watercolors & winooski in bloom

My camera is finally back! Just in time for nascent spring, too. The whole city looks scrubby and new when I sit atop the hill and observe. I love love love the bright tentative green of almost-leaves. It’s weird how anxious I got without my camera. I am someone, I’ve discovered, who gets extremely anxious…

three years: part II

It’s my anniversary. I get to be overtly narcissistic, okay? I came to blogging for the style and stayed for the photography. My earliest photos were almost unconscionably shitty; I look at them now and can’t believe I put them on the internet under my real name. Learning my way around my camera and cultivating…