2.28.2015

COLOR DAZE

Before I begin... Disclosure: Ace Hardware has provided free paint samples. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.

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Excited to be participating in Ace Hardware's 31 Days of Color! I picked out my color, Absinthe Dreams, from a color wheel of gorgeous hues and shades. I immediately gravitated toward the creamy green-based color, dreaming of my weekend in Palm Springs in two weeks. I looked to the different shades of palms, cool blues, and metallic gold for my palette.

For the execution, Ace sent in a $.99 sample of the paint, which was a generous volume to really get to know the color. I contemplated different options; initially, I was going to shoot a beautiful flat on marble with a sage plant, gold candle, and a splatter swatch of the color. After setup, I felt it didn’t do the color much justice—I wanted to show its life and vibrancy! Next, I was going to pour the color onto my phrenology statue and make a slow-motion video, but that didn’t translate exactly, either. This is when the idea of motion came into play.

I observed its movement and texture and realized it had abject features, like an opulent Exorcist. I quickly ran to my magazine stash and chose a photo to resemble beautiful “yak,” and thought glitter would be the perfect touch. Lisa, my awesome intern, reminded be of Santigold’s album cover photo and we knew this was it. I have an extensive glitter collection, but unfortunately most of my craft kit is still back at my old house, so Lisa mentioned that she could make a moving .gif of glitter over the original photo… and it turned out more beautifully than I could have imagined! Lisa is amazing. Following, I included inspiration with the exact color, and directed to the shadowy forest shades of palms as well.

When I do get around to painting the walls in my loft, I’m absolutely stopping by the Ace Studio for color picking. Going to The Paint Studio at Ace is like going to your neighbor.

xoxo

2.27.2015

NEW YORK INSTAMINUTE



Nasty Gal Forte Dress, Plush gloves, Wolford tights, vintage boots // Tommy Hilfiger
~Fashion week roomies~ // Steph
The WhitePepper, Dolce Vita boots // Skingraft
TheWhitePepper, Nasty Gal fur stole, Frye boots // Visiting Teen Vogue & Conde Nast HQ
View from One World Trade Center

There so much where this came from, including some rated PG-13 film photos that were uncovered on Chris' disposable camera. A piece of the pie 'til then.

xoxo

2.25.2015

HAI

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Rag & Bone Daytona Top, velvet skirt, Cambridge-inspired satchel, Celine Papillon sunglasses

Again with my bad boyfriend syndrome. My posts will cease to be so fleeting, they will! I left for NYFW last week and began moving into my loft in DTLA immediately upon my return. And to say I didn't realize how much shit I have is the understatement of the year. I'm the type of person that likes to know where everything is; everything needs to have it's own specific spot. That is not the status of my room right now, resulting in a ton of anxiety. BUT I'm extremely excited about not having to commute to LA for work. It's literally a 6 minute walk (yay!) And you can bet there will be an apartment tour once everything's set!

PS. Now looking for an intern in the area to assist in bloggery duties, feel free to email me at hello@joellenlove.com if interesssssted

xoxo

2.11.2015

RESOLUTION

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Amber Pop Pack c/o Culture Riot, vintage Adidas dress, mesh top, rounded aviators, choker, BRATTY PUP, not seen:River Island metallic slides

I'm not sure why I've been on a streak of delayed resolutions, but next January is just too long to wait. In addition to purchasing only vintage dresses, as I mentioned before, I'm also making a commitment to never work with cosmetics companies that test on animals. This week it costed me a seat at the Grammy's, but I ain't even mad. And my newest one is to keep my new room clean when I move out--life is way too short to not know where my shit is.

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2.03.2015

WHAT WOULD I WANT? SKY

Nasty Gal peter pan collar blouse, Zara skirt, black knit thigh highs, vintage Asian clutch Nasty Gal peter pan collar blouse, Zara skirt, black knit thigh highs, vintage Asian clutch Nasty Gal peter pan collar blouse, Zara skirt, black knit thigh highs, vintage Asian clutch Nasty Gal peter pan collar blouse, Zara skirt, black knit thigh highs, vintage Asian clutch Nasty Gal peter pan collar blouse, Zara skirt, black knit thigh highs, vintage Asian clutch Nasty Gal peter pan collar blouse, Zara skirt, black knit thigh highs, vintage Asian clutch

Alice & Olivia Peter Pan collar blouse,  Zara skirt, loop knit cardigan, vintage clutch

So excited when I rediscovered this clutch that's actually a children's bag--I got it in the Philippines when I was 5 years old, but somehow, it just works. On a side note, it's very difficult to look at the camera with the sun glaring in one's eyes.

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