First of all, this little bloggity-blog-blog here may have contributed to my getting involved in some great projects! This blog was seen by some people at Bonnie & Clyde's, my favorite boutique in Chicago and source of some of my favoritest pieces in closet. They offered me an internship, and I accepted! So, I will be starting some fun projects with them very soon (which I will be sure to share with you all!) and I am thrilled to be working with one of Chicago's best boutiques! Yay!
Second, I had a chance to meet Tavi (who really needs no introduction, but if you don't know who she is, read this) over vegetarian soups + pastries to discuss an incredibly exciting project that she's working on! I'm overjoyed at the chance to possibly play even a teeny-tiny part in this venture. Tavi is just as sweet, intelligent, and friendly as she seems in her blog. On the internet, people can easily craft a persona that masks how dull they are IRL (I have been guilty of this), but with Tavi, What You See is What You Get. We chatted for a while about some business, then wandered around to some shops in the area. And since my camera and I are practically attatched at the hip, I took some photos! Click for hi-res.
At a bookstore, she checked out the collection of Vogue covers. I lusted after the behemoth book Helmut Newton Sumo, located in the stand just to Tavi's left. I WILL OWN THAT BOOK ONE DAY. It's the only thing I want for my birthday this year!
She bought the new issue of i-D, which led to us ooh-ing! and ahh-ing! over everything inside, especially the Miu Miu spread.
Finally, the first photo that is not of the side of her face.
Her mismatched socks ruled pretty hard, I gotta say.
Completely adorable! She really is as friendly as she looks.
After being unemployed (oh yes, did I mention? I found a new job!!), I am glad to be busying myself with creative activities and surrounding myself with really wonderful people. It's still a bit too early for me to decide if whether losing my "grown-up" job was ultimately good thing, but I do know that life has a funny way of working itself out over time. In my 24 years, I have learned that the trials and tribulations of life always give way to positive outcomes in ways you may never ever dream of. I lost my boring office job, but I'm pursuing creatively stimulating projects in fashion and photography, where my heart really lies. And that certainly takes the sting out of the job loss experience!
Exciting times, my friends. Very exciting times for me! Thanks for reading this blog and being a part of my journey! XOXO