Out Takes

OUT TAKES: Reminiscing

September 5, 2016









This past week I added this Upcycled Button Dress to The Curvy Elle Shop. I originally did a photo shoot with this dress back in 2012, while I still lived in New York.  This was one of the very first items I made with the intention of maybe trying to sell, but for whatever reason, I never actually put it up for sale.


My mom took these photos while she was visiting me. I had just finished up a design job that I had not been very happy at, and I was at a cross roads — stay in New York and look for another job or come back home to California and try my hand at my own little business. It was a hard time, because I was feeling “done” with New York and the fashion industry there.


Obviously, you know what decision I made… Since leaving New York, I have not had one moment of regret. I love New York and fashion, but California is home for me and (long term) I could never work in the fashion industry traditionally.


Since I finally put this dress for sale, I thought it was fitting to do an “Out Takes” post of pictures from the photo shoot. (See the original post entitled, ‘Upcycled Dress.’)



I’m Wearing:   Upcycled Button Dress  –  The Curvy Elle   //   Black Tights – Spanx   //   Boots  –  Chelsea Crew (Similar) >


Out Takes: Holiday Time

December 2, 2014

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After a long dry summer, California is finally getting some much needed rain —  making it really feel like fall. One of my favorite things to do is curl up on the couch with a warm fuzzy blanket while watching something on Netflix as it pours outside. Knowing you don’t have to be in it, makes rain so inviting.

These photos are Out Takes from a photo shoot from 2012 entitled, “A Very Victorian Christmas.” In this shoot I visited a local working farm and historical house, called Ardenwood. I grew up visiting this site and especially loved going for Christmas, when they decorate the house for the holidays. I hope to try and make it this year.

Make sure to take advantage of the final days of the Black Friday SALE (ends tomorrow!) at The Curvy Elle Shop and my other Children’s vintage shop, Elle Enfant. Take 30% OFF your whole purchase with the following Coupon Code: BFRIDAY




< I’m Wearing:   Vintage Red Dress  –  The Curvy Elle (Similar)   //   Black Tights  –  Spanx   //   Brown Moccasins  –  Eastland >

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