Thursday, July 12, 2012

Long time, no post!

Hello to all my followers! Its been a while, hasn't it?

As some of you know, I've had a lot on my plate since last year when my parents announced they were moving to Italy. Its been a little rough, but I've been a busy bee trying to get things together in preparation for my move to SoCal, arranging work and a place to stay. Luckily, I've found the latter, but I'm still working on the former. I'm also in the midst of building up my wardrobe stylist portfolio and have had a lot of fun (and success) in doing so over the past several months!

Curious as to what I've been up to? Here's a peek!

To see more, check out wardrobe stylist blog: Jet Blonde

While I'm not closing Muffin Top Baby, I will be updating this new one more frequently as I produce more work. So be sure to check it out/follow to keep up with me and all my photoshoot adventures!

All my love,
- K

Sunday, April 29, 2012

april showers

Currently Listening to:
"Icarus" by White Hinterland

The weather has been wonderful here in Sac lately. We started out a bit rocky around late March, early April, but now as its getting closer to May we find ourselves with lots of gorgeous (albeit hot) sunshine so yesterday I had an impromptu "photoshoot" out on the street. (Please ignore my roots XD) Now today on the other was a great day for thrifting! So I took my little sister and her friend to Thrift Town where we literally 'went to town' on the all the great finds and prices...

You can almost guarantee you'll walk away several items under $15 after a trip to TT--good for your closet, bad for your wallet if you've got loads of extra cash to spend. Today, I did not in fact have much on me save for a few dollars in tips I made the other night at work and with said green; I was able to walk away with a beautiful, sheer mint button up collar blouse, an AMAZING lavender blazer, and a pair of high-waisted Levi's (that seemed to fit oh-so-perfectly) that I plan to DIY this week for some NG-inspired cutoff shorts.

In other news, I will be shooting with my friend Ashlee tomorrow! (Check out her blog on my blogroll: spooks + scales) We're going to do a great Lolita inspired photoshoot. Can't wait to hang with and photograph her again; its been too long and she's such a talented individual! She's a fellow mermaid-at-heart too! Hopefully its not too hot tomorrow--I don't want her melting like a popsicle in this soon-to-be-summer heat! :)

xoxo Coco

tonight, we are young

Currently Listening to:
"We Are Young" by FUN

This past week was a busy one. I shot with Mr. John Danger (pictured above, with the curly hair) and we did some amazing film work together. (I can't wait to see the results!) I took my camera as well so I could photograph him for my "Portrait of a Photographer" series which I plan to revive over the next coming months. The last one I did was of miss Jacqueline Harriet and I loved how they turned out... Then I shot again with my good friend Danny Fung (the handsome Asian gentleman with "swag" reminiscent of James Dean) who I will be collaborating with as a stylist on a shoot for Glacier Magazine for the June edition. Its been a while since I've done any styling like that--the last time I think was when I was visiting Katie and Brad and Farley down in LA. Needless to say, I'm definitely looking forward to it :)

Here's a sneak peek from my shoot with Danny! (Wearing my new, super-awesome poncho!)

Danny and his camera are amazing--and so are you guys! <3

xoxo coco

Saturday, April 7, 2012

the week in photos

From breakfast at Estelle's to training at Dive Bar, from mermaid tails to mermaid hair,
all the way to my three new favorite nail colors from Wet & Wild :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hello, Sunshine!

(Covergirl lipstick in Spellbound #325, Minted nail color by Revlon,
seashell ring from Bows & Arrows in downtown Sac)

Long time, no post, huh? Well, my sincerest apologies to my readers for being such a bad blogger. I can't believe its been nearly two months since I last posted--shame on me! I definitely missed you guys, and I plan to post quite a bit more now that I've settled into a new job and have begun the big transition from teenager to adult. (I know right, finally! Lol) A lot has been going on since my visit to LA this past December, while most of it has been really, really tough, I know it will be worth it in the long run :-)

At the moment I'm working steady hours again, I've got a new project under my belt for the upcoming Summer, and I'm getting ready for my parents' big move to Italy. Supposedly my step-dad will be leaving later this month to settle in there and he'll come back in June or July or so; with my mom and sister soon to follow. Its a bit scary to think that I'm going to be out on my own, with the only family I have far, far from here (all the way on another continent!), but I'm trying my best to adjust to the idea and to get ready for it. I'm saving up and hoping I can find an affordable place of my own when the time comes, but until then; I'm enjoying the time I have left with everyone.

The weather has been UH-MAZING here in Sacramento the past week or so. Its been bright and shiny, a little windy today and yesterday, but nothing a light jacket can't fix. Spring is beautiful--its my second favorite season, next to Summer, even though it can be BLAZING here in the Summer months. Still, I'm already breaking out the shorts and enjoying the maxi dress weather I've been presented with lately. I'm really looking forward to being able to lounge around in nothing but a swimsuit though. That is definitely one of the best feelings! Speaking of which, I've been keeping my eye out for some cute must-haves for the warmer weather. At the moment, I'm crushing super hard on dyed & destroyed denim jeans with studs and the like. So, so cute...

I attempted to DIY a pair last weekend with my little sis, but the kool-aid and food coloring didn't hold up. While I was dying them, they looked gorgeous and I was really excited for the outcome, only to toss them in the washer, take them out, and find they looked exactly the same as when I started with them! The dye had completely rinsed out! I was bummed to say the least, but I'm planning to do it again with real fabric/rit dye, and not the organic/alternative stuff. Despite following the directions of another DIY tutorial, it just didn't work. Fingers crossed that it will next time! Until then, I've got two very important interviews this week--so wish me luck? :-)

Outfit post coming soon! <3

xoxo Coco

P.S. What are you guys looking forward to about Spring/Summer the most?