A fun afternoon with some lovey friends, rah and poppy. We shot the new Barbara sunnies by Poppy Lissiman.... "the new petite, slightly cat eye and a little bit Lolita-esque" describes Poppy. Had so much fun pulling together the outfits above, I'm completely in love with all the pinks in the first look- especially Poppy's fairy pink dress 😍😍😍😍. I pulled together my wardrobe favourites, Ganni, Sandy Liang, Golden Goose, Zara, All Saint and Dress Up.
Just some crazy random stuff for you to enjoy.
Vicki and I found this jacket.. we bought it together because their was only one left and neither of us were kind or selfless enough to allow the other to have it for themselves. We then wanted to shoot it, though it had to be a the MOST awesome / greatest / coolest shoot to give the jacket the justice and respect it deserved. It's just too cool.... it's reversible too :000000
We had no creative juices left for style / shoot ideas. So we made this stupid video instead. I cannot dance and Vicki is still in the learning processes of film and video. I feel like we both did a pretty great job, well one of us...
cool rock boots that make me seem cooler than i am
A girl once grew up in a small garden, covered with jungle like natives hanging low, allowing dappled light to seep in. With her pearls and silky frills she would put on her very best to go out into the garden where her fairy tales came to life. She made friends with all that lived beneath her toes. She spoke with the wind as it brushed by - sharing it her secrets so she wouldn't have to hold onto them - too beautiful to carry they were. She found beauty in everything. Beneath the hanging tree she gave life to the leaves that had fallen and picked the seemingly withered roses- for true beauty was not found in perfection. She knew a beauty that many others did not. She fell into many sleepless nights excited for the new dawn of possibilities.
As she grew, the garden made her wiser, stronger and more intelligent. It fashioned her for freedom and love. She always found home in the garden. Passion drove her to share the stories of beauty found in the wild foliage. She knew that she couldn't rest in this perfect utopia forever- and if she did the world would never know of what it held, it was soon to be taken away from her. The Beauty found was now to be given…
These photos were taken in my grandmothers garden, a garden that is over 50 years old. Its beautiful and wild, filled with all sorts of blooms, trees and the greenest of grass. As I type this, it is to be razed to the ground- the garden has to be destroyed. Poison was found in the attic of the house. Everything must go. Deeply devastating. Or seemingly so. The healing and love and golden life that wrapped us in this garden is worn by each of us as we carry the found love stories into new fields.
The lost garden found in each of us.
Photos by my mother
Written by Bella Thomas
Words edited by Erica Yi
" la bella vista"
"the good life" or " the beautiful life"
Living a beautiful life. Something we all admire and chase after. It can be done so simply and is different for everyone. We always try and over complicate it, comparing our lives to other people's. That easily just drives us further and further from living beautifully. This year I'm learning how to live a beautiful life. I want to read more, drink more green tea, treat my body well, think more highly of myself, be kinder, get off my phone, take less photos and experience moments, take risks, save money, go to Bali, buy pretty things, take more photos of my dog(s) and eat good food.
Jasmine, Lois and I have always wanted to collaborate together to create something. All of us with unique differences and talents. Jasmine with her perfectly collected feminine wardrobe, beautiful silk dresses with a touch of cool. Lois with her sweet persona loving all things arty with a tasteful eye for film photography so unique and timeless. We gathered at my house, clothes everywhere. Jasmine carefully picking each piece to get the shot we wanted. Lois making sure the lighting is perfect as you only really have one chance with film.... she has a patience that I envy.
Lois and I often work together, though we both agree this is our best yet. Hope you enjoy.
Image one: Lolita Hat by Lack of Color Aus, Vintage dress, Forever 21 earrings , Bagatiba Necklace
Image two: Kimono and rings my own. Artwork by Leanne Thomas
Image three: wearing: Garbo Dress by Reformation,
Image four: Elle Mcpherson Breeze Triangle Soft Cup Bra and Breeze Short, Bagatiba Necklace, my own jacket.
Image five: Urban Outfitters Bodysuit, Forever 21 Earrings, Bagatiba Necklace
Image six: Cap by Calvin Klein, American Apparel Bodysuit, Forever 21 Earrings, Bagatiba Necklace
Image seven: Cap by Calvin Klein, Urban Outfitters Bodysuit, All Saint Sandals, Forever 21 Earrings, Bagatiba Necklace
Image eight: Lolita Hat by Lack of Color Aus, Bagatiba necklace, All Saints Dress
Image nine: Vintage dress, Forever 21 earrings , Bagatiba Necklace
Servicing my current colour addiction with this bold sea blue dress (worn as skirt) andstrong tangerine structured top. As of recent I've been in love with colour, those strange ones that wouldn't normally be expected to be as intimate with eachother. A couple pictures andpieces of my new challenge to work with colour. I've thrown in a couple art bits that I thought were pretty fun too.
....................................................... the perfect cliche
<33333333 september twenty sixteen
all images taken on film by Vicki Liang