Pippi LongStocking’s Adventures

So I flew to Europe end of June sorta last minute – me from NY and my bestie Lily from LA – and so followed our crazy seven day swirl tasmanian sweep through 7 countries… or so I recall.  We rendezvoused in Dusseldorf, Germany, drove our vintage 1975 convertible Mercedes Benz to Paris the next morning, passing through Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France.  After hanging out with our friends in Paris for a day, driving that baby back early next morning back to Germany, so we could catch our plane to Palermo, Sicily mid day for our little place in the sun for a day and a half; then flying back to Dusseldorf for another day in the country with the castles in the sky.  Afterwards, when our feet could not move on their own and our eyes could not stay open after sleepless days and nights, we returned to our respective cities.   Did I thoroughly confuse and reprogram you yet?  Check it out – and believe it when I say that the world is my oyster!  Safe travels… Until then…

 

 

America America!

“Oh beautiful, for spacious skies” – decided to explore what’s right in front of my eyes – America, America – my land is your land.  Having lived in the United States most of my life, I still get to discover new corners of this country that are as grand and lovely as any other part of the world.  Some of my travels take me to California, Texas, Puerto Rico to name a few, even if just for a few days.  The paradigm shift allows me to get a fresh appreciation for the beauty and the grandeur of my own homeland.  I hope you do too!  Enjoy:)

From Bermuda to Savannah, and Don’t Forget LA!

Travel is my meditation and the best way to change paradigms of perception and reality.  I’m all for a quick getaway or two, if only for a day.   Everything is close to your fingertips if you are on the east coast like NY – a day in Bermuda, a day in Savannah, a few days in LA or Puerto Rico, a week in Europe and beyond.  Here are some snapshots from my trips around the bend, here and there and everywhere!  Enjoy:)

Kenze Story

Upon my recent visit to LA – I had a privilege to work on the photo fashion shoot with my great friend Ben Duggan, a very talented model Kenze and hair and makeup specialist Heather Rae.  The Story was published by the Damaged/Goods magazine and the rest is history.  Please check it out!  We are all proud of our baby!

Kenze channelling those LA sunrays!

Fashion Weeks Come and Go, but Style – Never!

With another Fashion Week season behind us, I find it fascinating that fashion and style can be mutually exclusive.Trends might dictate the market and influence the buyers, but style can’t be bought or even taught, sort of like love. And then there are those very few rare individuals and trendsetters, visionaries if you will, who possess that certain intangible something, the priceless quality to inspire without trying. In my aspirational moments of working with very talented friends and professionals in fashion and art, I feel that sense of freedom and direction in the collective love of what we do – our artistic passion. Here are some visuals from last fashion week and the styling projects that I had the privilege to work on. Viewers can draw their own parallels. 🙂

 

Miami Blues

Miami Art Basel is a well known destination for art gurus, artists and collectors. So without a further ado – I flew in to see my bestie Lily Kay early in December and have some much needed fun and sun!  Parties, art events, dancing and shmoozing in South Beach is all glamorous and hilarious and may be worth repeating again next time.  But as it is getting closer to New Year in NYC and much cooler than LA or Miami’s tropical atmosphere, I might just be the Devil’s advocate and escape again for a few days to paradise:)  Until very very soon… Enjoy! 🙂


 

Why I’m Still In Love With Paris!

Paris to me is the epitome of everything old grand and extraordinary,  where New York is the epicentre of all that’s new, in flux and a state of constant reinvention.  Two of my favourite cities of all time – the city of light and love and city of Gotham that never sleeps, because it’s so high on life!   Every time I visit Paris, I experience a paradigm shift where everything slows down, and I become its misteress of the night.   Here are some of my 10 days and nights spent with my lover Paris, its people and its beauty in the Fall 2016 just last month.   Enjoy!

When The Models Are Gone – I’m On!

Fashion week is quickly approaching and the models are converging from the Hamptons, St Tropez, Ibiza etc after manning, tanning and planning their return to the runway.  The Big Apple is a perfect setting for this “Holly” who goes lightly snapping selfies wherever and doing photo shoots with my left and coast east coast buds.  Until then… See y’ll come fashion week in NYC…

August Is The Month of Last Chances

If that truly is the case – let’s take all the chances there are ’cause “The Winner Takes It All!” per ABBA.
Between the east and west coast hopping – I take them often, whether in LA, Palm Springs, NYC, Hamptons or other states and cities in transit; between resorts, concerts, getaways, museums or sporting and cultural events and etc…
Life is full of wonder and wander – so let’s get lost and find wanderlust!
Enjoy!:)

It’s Called Collaboration – as in Celebration!

Looking back at the year 2015, a retrospective glimpse of all things considered, said and done  –  I have been very fortunate to connect, collaborate and create some interesting work along with the best talent out there in fashion, photography and art.  Some of the photo-shoots I was privileged to style not only been published and praised for their originality, but provided a solid foundation of growth, reinvention and inspiration for myself and my peers – photographers, models, hair and makeup professionals.  In the end – it is just the beginning of friendships, love of our craft, and celebration of the creative force.   Here are some of my favourite pictures from various shoots this year.  Enjoy!

 

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