Even though I was born and raised on the East Coast in Orlando (407 represent!), I’ve always been a West Coast girl at heart. There’s just something about the California lifestyle that intrigued me from a young age—the endless summer days, palm trees everywhere, rock coastlines—not to mention the style and trends that come with it.
Last fall, I had the opportunity to do a photoshoot in Venice Beach for two of my favorite fashion labels: Carmar Denim and Emma & Sam. This was my first real collaboration and I was extremely excited to represent brands that I truly love and actually wear on the reg. We spent the day on the eclectic Venice Beach boardwalk trying to capture that iconic California vibe the brands are known for. Despite a few alleyway outfit changes and awkward wardrobe malfunctions that come with street-style shoots, I have to say, I think we succeeded.
I don’t know about you, but I am thrilled that fall is officially here. I mean, what’s not to love about the changing leaves, cooler weather and endless amounts of comfort food that comes with it? All that aside, what I think I look forward to most is the fashion.
I recently traveled to Birmingham, Alabama for the 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival. I absolutely loved being back in the South and exploring a new city for the first time. Our weekend consisted of watching amazing indie movies, eating delicious BBQ and attending event after event alongside fellow filmmakers. With our itinerary so jam-packed, versatility was key when it came to styling choices.