Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kennedy School Creeps

"And it's so sad to see the world agree
That they'd rather see their faces fill with flies
All when I'd want to keep white roses in their eyes"
~Neutral Milk Hotel

Had a blast in Portland, Oregon with this Foxy little creature for my birthday last month! My roomie was sweet enough to purchase us both tickets to see Neutral Milk Hotel play live at the Crystal Ballroom and OHMYWOW was it an unforgettable experience! Honestly, the entire escapade in Portland was amazing. We ended up staying three days and didn't want to come home by the end of it. A local friend was kind enough to take us to a bunch of really neat places but I, of course, only ended up taking photos one of the days... someday I will be better at this!
We went to a few really rad bars, Kennedy School just so happened to be one of them. On our last day we decided to go back during the day to have a little photo shoot... 'cause who wouldn't want to get drunk in a "school" and take mischievous photos?!
Kennedy School used to be an actual elementary school until they turned it into the most amazing hotel/lounge/theater EVER! It has multiple bars, a pool, theater, restaurant, and gym. They even kept to the original school theme so every room has a different vibe.
Fox and I's favorite room was probably the Broiler Room Bar <3 The railing and chandelier details were the part I liked best about it...
I just had to wear my new 'cheerleader skirt' I purchased from Tobi for my birthday. It went perfect with the school girl thing we were going for and paired it with my 'Spare Parts' Star Wars tee to give an extra nerdy vibe.
Fox wore a pretty little lace bodysuit with her laced up shorts from Forever 21. We both rocked the thigh high stockings and Doc Martens to give our looks a bit of edge ;)

I have been recently swamped with a million things since returning from my vacation... but I promise to dedicate all free time to getting caught up so I can share all of the exciting projects I've been working on this spring and what's to come for summer! To see behind the scenes and sneak peeks don't forget to follow my Instagram & Facebook page...

Ashh <3

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Greeting Earthlings!

It feels as if I've been on a spaceship traveling to a million different planets with zero time to blog... but after a month of inspiring experiences and radical encounters I'm ready to start sharing again!
Star Makeup By Redd Walitzki
I am beyond lucky to have such amazing friends in my life. Not only are they extremely talented, creating some of the most interestingly beautiful things I have ever seen, but they also genuinely care about me. I've always been a bit awkward and shy so making new friends was never an easy thing. One of the reasons I got into modeling was to force myself to meet new people and possibly even friends. And that's exactly what has happened! ;)  
This set was a collaborative effort with two of my favorites... Carl Faulkner & Redd Walitzki <3 If you have not checked their work YOU NEED TO! I was fortunate enough to become their neighbor(just across the hall) so I get the pleasure of popping in on them just about whenever and they do the same. I haven't had friends that close in a long time, let alone peoples I can actually create awesome with. Expect to see plenty more from us in the future!     
Pastel pink sequin & mint green cupcake garters were made by myself and I am very pleased with how they turned out. The garters are super simple and cheap to D.I.Y plus they help keep your socks/stockings from  slipping ;)
A few of my wardrobe pieces might look a bit familiar because I styled them in a winter look titled I Live in a Hologram with You... <--Click title to see it!

Tank/Bandeau: VS Pink
Lace Necklace: Fathom Fortuna  
Tulle Skirt: Target 
Thigh High Socks: Sock Dreams 
Cupcake Garter: D.I.Y.
Holographic Sneaker Wedge: Urban Outfitters
Photography: Carl Faulkner
Makeup: Redd Walitzki
 I am currently working on so many projects, it's extremely exciting!! Can't wait to share more with you as soon as I can but in the meantime follow my Instagram & Facebook for sneak previews/behind the scenes.
XOXO <3