So happy to start the new year out right with an interview on one of my favorite blogs, La Mignonette. Joanna has such a beautiful eye and I was honored to share my thoughts and some unpublished photos with her, and with you.
On Monday, as the nation shivered and cussed its way through a hard case of the blues, I celebrated not being in New York and ordered four bare-root rose bushes. Haters are going to hate, but say what you will about David Austin - the man can name a rose. "A Shropshire Lad", "The Lark Ascending" and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" made it to the top of a list that also included "Eglantyne", "Fighting Temeraire" and "Lady of Shallot" to mention just a few. "BougainFeelYa" and "Golden Showers" may smell just as sweet, but I'm a lady who enjoys a little romance in her life.
In summation: my dear friends, I couldn't possibly say it any better than Georgie Boy, so why don't I just let him do the talking.
It was 10°F when I landed in New York. That was almost two weeks ago; it was cold then and it is cold now and I have had just about enough, thank you but no thank you. More than the temperature though, what I am missing most right now is color. All these soft, watery winter sunsets have lost their charm. Entire meals have become based around ghostly white vegetables produced from the bowels of my refrigerator: turnips, kholrabi, daikon, shriveled parsnips and pithy knobs of celeriac.
Give me a fresh Rainier cherry and a bundle of glossy, fragrant tarragon and summer squash filled up with sweet yellow sunshine. Give me a fat chicken and a red pot and a bottle of cold white wine.
P.S. I've done an interview with Zoé, and it's on her wonderful blog Wild at Heart.
(All photos taken on a Canon AE-1 Program using Kodak Porta 400 speed film, June 2012, upstate New York)
We made it!
I'm off home to Washington for the next two weeks to recuperate from a December that knocked me senseless. Going to see my mountains and my ocean and all the best beasts of fur and feather. I'm bringing along some black and white film for a change - it's been a long while since I had Tri-X in the chamber, and I'm excited.
P.S. Let's celebrate our 2013 lifestyles with carefully guarded optimism. Follow me on Instagram.
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I had so much fun styling the Fall 2012 lookbook for Bows & Bandits Vintage, shot by Jacob Pritchard. A mix of new, vintage and pieces from my own wardrobe, I like to call this look "outfits I wish I was wearing right now." Many thanks to our gorgeous model Rachel who brought us amazing gluten-free chocolate chip cookies she had baked herself, and to the whole fantastic team who let me play dress-up all day and call it "work."
Find more styling work on my Portfolio.