June has been a bittersweet month for me since 2012 . Besides the fact that as a Gemini , the thought of getting older terrifies me , it’s also a reminder that certain friends are no longer here to celebrate in life & life’s accolades . This June has been an interesting one none the less , I’m older of course but I feel more confident and it seemed to happen overnight lol . There’s also been a shift in my thinking and within that shift of thinking , the results have been very positive lately . I honestly think that one of attributes to this shift has been the influence and friendship of , Danielle Dilworth , one half of my go to muses and a star in her in own right ( a 22k instagram following , a National Muscle Milk commercial , and D&A contract) . We met through a makeup artist and hit it off immediately , I appreciate her carefree positive thinking (it’s contagious), no nonsense demeanor and the fact that she’s always brought me on board for quality projects . It’s rare to meet someone in the industry who keeps their word and is consistent in their character but she’s been the real deal . So when she told me she’d be moving to New York to further her career , I of course was sad but I def understood the move and supported it 100% . Before she left though she wanted to shoot some more looks for her portfolio so I of course was game. I pulled pieces from Nasty Gal , Rag & Bone , and Levi’s , and grabbed some accessories from the archive . We didn’t have a specific theme set , but based on our previous experiences I knew we’d produce some great stuff organically and that’s exactly what happened. Shooting her would be photographer DHinez (a star in his own right too ) & probably the most underrated makeup artist in town , Sera Curran.
We had such a good time on set shooting and laughing that we went on till 3am , and just based on the raw images , it’s some of my best work styling wise and as a creative director . I’m lucky I got to kick off this month in such an awesome way and continue my self made promise of expanding my creative horizons . It was a great send off to Dani’s new endeavors in New York and of course bittersweet but knowing Danielle , I know we’ll be back on set again for something great sooner than I think.