22 January 2010

Set Me Free.

"We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves"
-May Lamberton Becker

AHHHH!! Sometimes I get so terribly in my own head. It's so refreshing to just clear my mind of all the yesterdays or tomorrows. Having the freedom to begin anew. Nudes and whites erased the former pallets of some designers' previous collections. Simply, they are blank slates of innovate design. With these collections the freedom of a light breeze takes the shape of sleeveless blazers and tailored shorts, an easy start to a new phase in life.

It would be so amazing to fly, to be set free and roam the world. If I was not so in love with acting, I think becoming an explorer would be a wonderful career path. The journey. These gorgeous designs capture the free spirit of an avid traveler. Scarves to tie your hair back and skirts to move about in without constraint, these are the perfect collections to pack on your next grand expedition... even if is just a trip to the farmers' market.

I love individuality. Seeing people who hold on to their dreams, who follow them without restraint, this truly inspires me. Bold prints and vivid colors spotted the runways this season and it could not have been more appreciated. My favorite thing about a fresh start is a satisfying finish.


Celine RTW Spring 2010 (style.com); Yves Saint Laurent RTW Spring 2010 (style.com); ChloƩ RTW Spring 2010 (style.com); Vena Cava RST 2010 (style.com); Marni RTW Spring 2010 (style.com); Jenni Kayne RTW Spring 2010 (style.com); Diane von Furstenberg RTW Spring 2010 (style.com); Erdem RTW Spring 2010 (style.com); Etro RTW Spring 2010 (style.com)

18 January 2010

Space Lover.

I've been falling more and more in love with the all that lies beyond our world. I'm fascinated by the night sky and long to be somewhere I can see the stars without inhibition. Maybe it's the fact that we know so little, there's nothing to quash our imagination of what might be. In my own life there is so much I have yet to discover; so many fears I have yet to overcome; so many grand adventures I have yet to begin. I feel like I'm at the start of this wonderful journey into the great unknown. I still know so little. Like a scientist's wild hypothesis, I'm able make these grand plans without the fear of being wrong. I'll look up and wish upon the brightest star tonight and tomorrow my adventure begins.

Monciun Moonwalker Skirt $230 (beklina.com); Katherine Fleming Python Clutch $1,300 (openingceremony.us); Adidas Superstar 2 Star Wars Sneakers $85 (adidas.com); Mociun Heaven Tee $40 (jumelle.com); NARS Lipstick in Porte Vecchio $24 (spaceNK.com); IvanaHelsink Dress $260 (beklina.com); Rococo Gold Leaf Lacquer $35.50 (spaceNK.com)


13 January 2010

Charley Harper.

"When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don't see the feathers in the wings, I just count the wings. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or unutilized parts; and herein lies the lure of painting; in a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe."
-Charley Harper

Charley Harper called his artistic style "modern minimalism". He looked past the minute details and captured the simple beauty in the world around him. His prints inspire me both artistically and philosophically. Just finishing a film and getting ready to go back to school, it's easy to forget how wonderfully happy I am at this point in my life. I have such freedom and so many dreams. I have no idea what's to come and I absolutely love that. I think a lot of people might fear the unknown, but I find so much beauty in the possibilities that lie before me. I just want to focus on the simple things; family, friends, dreams and aspirations. An uncomplicated view of the world. A world in which all these elements become interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced. I cannot control what happens around me, but the life I choose to live... that is my small rectangle, my ordered universe, my simple ecosystem.

The freedom and simplicity I saw in Charley Harper's prints filled my mind as I refreshed my memory on this seasons looks. Exciting shapes, inspiring colors, textures and patterns; I saw them in some of my favorite designers' Spring 2010 collections and found them to be wholly fascinating. In this world of chaos, be inspired by the simple things!

"All this beauty; you might have to close your eyes."

ADAM Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear Collection (style.com); "Trumpeter Swan" by Charley Harper (Ford Times Print: Price Upon Request)

Isaac Mizrahi Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear Collection (style.com); "Roseate Spoonbills" by Charley Harper (Ford Times Print: $595)

Porenza Schouler Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear Collection (style.com); "Sunfish" by Charley Harper (Ford Times Print: $395)

Carolina Herrerra Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear Collection (style.com); "Flamingo-A-Go-Go" by Charley Harper (Original Painting: $25,000)

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear Collection (style.com); "Box Seat" by Charley Harper (Lithograph: $50)

Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear Collection (style.com); "Packrat Palace" by Charley Harper (Giclee Print: $200- $240)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear Collection (style.com); "Asian Tiger" by Charley Harper (Wall Mural: $295)

Erin Featherston Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear Collection (style.com); "Owl on the Prowl" by Charley Harper (Giclee Print: $200- $240)


12 January 2010

A Little Tease.

It still seems a dream, yet our wonderfully talented director has already put together a teaser trailer. Surely it will whet your appetite for what's to come! Enjoy.

09 January 2010

Stand Up Naked.

What to say. I've spent the last few months of my life getting to know someone who I'll never get to be again. I feel like I've lost some part of myself. We just wrapped filming Evan Falbaum's "Getting Outer Space" in which I play the role of Tara.

Acting allows me breathe life into someone else's words. It connects me to facets of myself I never knew existed. I spent months figuring out how to honestly be another person. I studied Tara; her past, her background, her studies, her feelings. I guess you could say it's like controlled schizophrenia. "Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances"- Meisner

Now it's over. Filming. Hmmm.
It's funny, actually. You're thrust into this world; new environment, new faces, new schedule, new life. You expose yourself emotionally for just a few weeks. Then, you're back to painting, knitting, reading, sketching... back to my routine, my rules, my life. It's a bit unsettling, to be honest.

Rosalind Russell once said:
"Acting is like standing up naked and turning around very slowly."

Odd, but it is. Ha.
And I miss it!
Uh OH!
Now I guess I'm the odd one, but I do. I cannot imagine doing anything else! This is my passion and I thank God for it. What a blessing to be able to do what you love. I've been so fortunate to have met such talented people on set. Every new face had something wonderful to offer, the new environment became a home away from home, I became quite used to the new schedule... I loved it all and I miss it dearly.

Filming my first feature has really taught me so much about who I am as an actor and as a person. I know I'm going to scrutinize everything. I'm already thinking about how I could have done this scene or that scene differently. Oh, but the experience. I cannot even find the words to fully reveal it. Thank you so much GOS cast and crew. I will never forget this.