Last weekend we went down to Michigan City to enjoy a day under the sun on Lake Michigan. I probably never had as much fun shooting (both these and the video lookbook) and was even happier after seeing the images we were able to capture.
Wanna see the whole retro-inspired look in action? Wish granted:
I’m wearing: forever 21 jacket, h&m dress and tights, swatch watch, anthropologie headband, ray ban sunglasses, hellen lima bracelets
People often ask me if I miss Florida. In all honesty? Not really, not yet. But I’m sure that will inevitably change. These photos were one of the “test-shoots” we (Elliott and I) did in downtown Orlando before I embraced fashion blogging for good. We had just received a new lens from his generous parents and were still figuring out the “blurry background” trick. As for the outfit, I apologize we didn’t capture the shoes (how amateur! Motorcycle boots, FYI). The chick seems so indecisive: sunglasses or headband? Turns out, they were both fine. What I’m not so sure about are the purple tights and the squishy dress. And the cropped jacket. Other than that though…
I’m wearing: topshop blouse and hat, seven for all mankind jeans, dkny coat, arezzo boots
I love when retailers dive into inventive mode with their winter hat designs. There’s not much you can do if the main requirement is as demanding as preserving your body heat in place, but Topshop totally hit the right note with this cat-hat. See how it turns a lame winter ensemble into something more intriguing?
I’m wearing:topshop shirt, h&m sweater, jeffrey campbell boots, tom ford sunglasses, urban outfitters bag
Say hello to my new bob. While I was away for Christmas, my aunt Debby who’s a hair dresser took matters into her scissors hands to save what was left of healthy anything on my head. Counteless rounds of relaxers, color and bleach later my hair was feeling more like my Barbie doll’s synthetic head. Not good. Surprisingly I didn’t think much of what I wanted before sitting in the chair and letting Debby work her magic. I’m very happy with the outcome. Classic, short, sleek, healthy. Very Anna (Wintour)
I’m wearing: trevita dress, h&m skirt, versace for h&m belt, forever 21 tights, jeffrey campbell boots, ray ban sunglasses, accessorize earrings
Mrs. Claus, is that you? If so, you’re awfully late, huh? Just kidding … It’s me, you guys! Ps: Feeling wild today. These photos were taken on Christmas day right after gift unwrapping (bags are empty indeed). We had a gorgeous sunny day in Indiana, still chilly, when I thought: what better day to try out a super bright, red-ish, warm outfit? And I literally had to force the tights up my legs. For some reason black and cold feels a little more natural. A little curious fact? I’ve almost tossed the red jacket at least five times in the past but my husband always keeps me from doing so. Should I thank or blame him?
I hope everyone had a holly jolly Christmas, with plenty of eating, noise, “Home Alone” playing in the background, gift exchanging… you know, the usual. The Robinson’s Holiday Extravaganza began on the 23rd, with the ladies lunch and cookie decorating/baking ritual following. On the 24th, we began a new tradition with a midnight Christmas dinner (a Brazilian thing that I’ve brought on to the table, literally. On the 25th we opened gifts while savoring my mother-in-law’s crazy-good finger foods and later reunited with the whole Jacobi clan (grandma, aunts/uncles and cousins for an even larger celebration). It’s the next day and I still feel the food coma. Santa was extremely generous this year (Tom Ford’s Nikita: awesome), there’s no room for complaining. What about you guys? Any new traditions or old ones you would like to tell me about so I can copy next year?