Saturday, March 31, 2012

My birthday Giveaway!

 Collection B jacket, Forever 21 skirt and bag, Vintage shoes

 Hello everyone! Today, March 31st, 2012 is my 21st birthday!
 And to celebrate my birthday with the blog world, I'd like to do a giveaway with this fabulous Collection B jacket! Its called the Kiera and is a size small. It's tan, faux leather and is an excellent addition to your spring wardrobe! 
To enter my giveaway please do the following-
1. "Like" Collection B on facebook
2. Make sure to follow Mod Fox on Google friend connect!
3. Leave a comment with your email address.
and lastly
if you do win the jacket, please take photos in it and post them to your blog!

I'm not sure where today will take me but it' sure to be a great birthday!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

March Bows

Bag-, Skirt- Urban outfitters, Pussy bow blouse- My friend, Pete

I LOVE this little purse. Okay, so I'd like to think I'm the best of two worlds; badass and romantic, and this bag provides me with both in that it has a leather texture and cute feminine detailing. I like to have a little bow with my black and white leather. The nice people at Oasap sent this bag to me and Ive used it everyday since!
And my birthday is in 2 days! Ahhh! What to do, what to do. Regardless of my exciting bday activity, I will be taking photos to show my readers, whoever you are!
Sometimes.. life is shit. Sometimes you work really hard for things that maybe in the real world and the grand scheme of things don't even matter. And even if you don't achieve those things at least you achieved working to get them. And that's what school is. It's a silly thing that you work and work at but doesn't always get you where you want to be. So I done working at school, and I'm going to start working at real life. Because the only things that really matter to me are the real things. Not bullshit units and grades.
So no, I'm not finishing school. But that doesn't mean I'm going to fail at life. I'm going to be extremely successful because I'm a driven individual who is very, very passionate about photography.
I know how to work hard at that and I am more than happy to do it. This lady is done wasting her time, money and resources on school. And the thing about me is I know I'm going to do well. I have no doubt in my mind. Even if I have to contact every fashion photographer in every fashion magazine, I'm going to do it, no problem. Although this week has been extremely disappointing, I'm going to be fine. there's a big world out there that extends beyond what the educational system cons young people into believing. You don't need a bought piece of stamped paper to get everything you want in life.
Sorry, but I'm not buying anymore.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sugar lips

My birthday is on Saturday, March 31st.
I will be 21.
I don't know how different my life will be once I'm the big two, one. I'm not really a drinker as it is, so I will just look at this as the last physical boundary to cross. It's frustrating to be told where you can't go just becuase of your age. But on Saturday March 31st that's all over.
Is 21 old? It seems a bit old.. but..
I think I've still got some good years ahead of me.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Work the latest catwalk trends with Vila clothing!

In spite of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood showcasing a rather masculine women’s collection during the recent Autumn/Winter 2012 London Fashion Week – complete with military jackets and baggy jodhpurs – the overall theme among British designers was one of tailored femininity.
Attended by the likes of Sadie Frost, Pixie Lott, Edith Bowman and Made In Chelsea stars Millie Mackintosh and Amber Atherton, London Fashion Week was a riot of waist-cinching style and autumnal colours.
Nottingham designer Paul Smith, whose “classic with a twist” collection featured soft velvet suits, colour panelled cashmere sweaters and waist-cinching dresses in muted browns, greens and rust shades, gave a new edge to winter fashion for women. Speaking recently to Reuters, Smith explained:
“It’s very much about tailored garments but also giving them a femininity, so adding shape to the waist, respecting the female form. I’ve never really been brave enough to show [femininity] in a show before, I always felt I wanted to stick more with my typical androgynous look. But I pushed it more this time and so far it seemed like it worked.”
Meanwhile, designer Matthew Williamson went for a blue, orange and brown-themed Russian-inspired collection, with fur jackets, larger-than-life gowns and dresses in iridescent or fiery shades, and 60s-style work suits in orange, navy and red.
There’s good news for those of you hoping to get in early with the latest Fashion Week trends, with plenty of high street brands already serving up on-trend creations at affordable prices. For feminine glamour, browse the Vila clothing collection at Very – you’ll find everything from stripe-panelled dresses to slim-fitting skinny jeans.
The latest collection from Vila also has plenty of pieces in on-trend autumnal shades, so you can get a head-start on this year’s looks and start planning your autumn/winter 2012 wardrobe!

(Quite possibly my first post without a single image!)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Modern Mondrian

 Collection B- The white Angelina, Mondrian dress

I bought this Mondian dress at Goodwill for 3 bucks. Ive always wanted a Mondrian dress, one, because they are so 60s looking because of Yves Saint Laurent 1965 dress below

and its pretty much the epitome of colourblock, which has been huge this spring, thus again bringing around 60s fashion into modern fashion. And the second reason I wanted this dress is because I'm an art history major who has a focus on Modern Art and I love Piet Mondrian and De Stijl (the style). The whole constructivism philosophy is very interesting to me along with Mondrian's efforts in being so different from other artists especially in early developing modernism.
 (Okay you have to forgive me. I realize all I ever wear are my Litas these days but they are so god damn badass!)


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Addicted to working- My week of shooting in LA

So I recently realized something: I am addicted to working. I absolutely love it. I almost can't stop my self from editing and networking all day. I'm constantly thinking, improving, and working at my photography. Last week I drove to LA with my best friend, Alicia, who is a makeup artist (see her videos here!) to carry out 5 days of straight shooting. I did a casting call for LA models and we recruited 5 beautiful, talented and incredibly sweet girls. And so we did a shoot a day for 5 days. Firstly, that's crazy. I had already done my stylized wedding shoot that saturday, then had an engagement shoot that Sunday. Now I was going to leave early Monday morning and continue with this crazy pattern of photography scheduling. Remember one shoot is pretty freaking exhausting. There is loads of effort that go into planning, themes, ideas and making sure everything turns out the best it can for the circumstances.
Just the worry of making sure a model would show up on time is tiring! I always have a moment after Alicia finishes up the makeup and hair, where I briefly freak out and say an inner, resounding "Don't fuck this up". Because at that point it's its really just up to me to prove to this model that she didn't waste her time driving over here on her day off. I feel like adding that bit of pressure is a good thing. Creative people thrive under pressure. So i woke up on Friday morning completely exhausted, having that oh-god-why-did-I-do-so-many-jobs-in-a-row-I'm-in-so-much-pain-right-now feeling. But I chugged some dayquil, took a couple pain pills and pushed through my last shoot at Griffith park. I was so sore, which made me realize that I do some strange poses when snapping shots. I'm flat on the ground, I'm hoping up on tables, I'm one legged against a wall. I must look very silly, but hey it gets the job done. I came back home on Saturday, feeling sick and I totally puked a couple times from exhaustion. hahah.. But everything went fairly smoothly. 
We had no flakes, no disasters, and didn't get kicked out of any locations! Yay!
So being addicted to working (and still deciding if this is good or bad) I would love to show you guys a bit of what I did last week, day by day.

Day one- Monday


Day two- Tuesday

 Day three- Wednesday
 Christina (Hammer Black)

 Day four- Thursday

Day five- Friday

That's my LA week! I still have sooooo many photos to go through and edit, so please "like" my FB fan page to see more!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Angelina in Black

 Collection B jacket, H&M mint skirt and blouse, forever 21 bag, Jefferey Campbell Litas

These were taken in downtown Sf at an Academy of Art building. That weekend I actually went to check out the Academy of Art school of photography. I headed down to the main building, got all checked in then I hopped on a bus. The bus dropped me off across the street and I honestly had no clue where I was supposed to go. Soon I realized that the photo building was across a busy street in a building that had all oil paintings in the window. Oil paintings.. in a photo school. I hiked up 4 flights of a hollow building that didn't hold much for me. I wandered through hallways to locked lab doors and more dead end confusion. I was already against my initial plan to attend the art academy, and this visit just further reenforced that. 
So yes, the Art academy isn't for me. I don't have the time and I don't need to spend the money and resources to go learn more about doing something I already do. I want to work full time under another better established photographer, and luckily I've just been offered a second shooter job in SF!
In closing, no more school for me. Just real life, please.

Again don't forget to check out Collection B's facebook store, using all my photos!