As a total interior design nerd I am geeking out right now that I am looking at my macrame work in Phoenix Home and Garden for the second time this year!! Huge thanks to Anthony Williams design and his community at Local Trade for creating such a unique platform for artists and local craftsmen and women to share their work!
I recently had the opportunity to photograph Miss Sareena Dominguez for Desert Loom again. Sareena is so much fun to shoot and I feel like we always get really great images. She has amazing energy and I love that she loves vintage so much! Did I mention she is a seriously talented musician? Seriously, she’s a goddess. Check her out here. We shot a few vintage dresses as well as some gorgeous jewelry made by my friend Johanna at Harold Jewelry. Serious dream team! I love it all.
Photos by Aslan and Andria at Shepard Visuals
I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with a local interior designer, Anthony Williams, on a really cool project called Local Trade. Anthony’s background is in real estate but has recently shifted over into the world of interior design. For this new project the idea was to complete gut and revamp a Phoenix house that he would later put on the market and furnished it all with pieces made by local artisans. I contributed the large triangle macrame piece and some of my macrame plant holders in the images above. He had a big reveal party where people could come and shop and check out everyones work. It was super cool to have my work included in such a well designed space with so many other amazing local makers and I am beyond thankful for such an inspiring community!
SO much has happened in the last couple of months that I haven’t updated my blog. Many photoshoots, local markets, new skillshare classes launched, local workshops, new products created, joining a mastermind group, launching a new portfolio website, a trip to portland, planning a trip to iceland, really cool collaborations with an interior designer and then some! Did I mention I also have a full time job that has nothing to do with any of these things hah. This is probably a huge reason I haven’t updated because I’ve been crazy busy. I’ve been sharing many of these things on my instagram but it’s nice to have a space like this blog where I can share multiple images at a time and more of the stories behind them. With that I wanted to share one of my most recent photoshoots with Miss Kylla wearing some gorgeous velvet pieces from my vintage shop and some insanely cool jewelry from Harold Jewelry. It was an absolute blast to shoot with this little lady and I am really happy with how our images came out!
Hello friends! I recently launched a new online class through Skillshare called 5 DIY Shibori Techniques using Indigo Dye . Huge thanks to Silas Kyler + David Hildereth for filming and Tremaine Ranch for hosting us on their beautiful property and letting use some of their furniture! Check it out over here and let me know what you think!
I recently had a macrame workshop party in my living room to celebrate the launch of my very first online skillshare class! I also was trying to test out some patterns I’d designed and also see if workshops were something I’d be interested in doing in the future. It was a blast and I decided I definitely want to do more workshops! The girls were able to learn a couple of different knot styles and create their very own pieces using the patterns by the end of the workshop! It was really cool to see each girl really enjoy the process. We decided it was the combo of instant gratification and the sense of accomplishment you get as you are making these very simple knots and then before you know it you have a beautiful tapestry! It’s magic and it does some good stuff to the brain! Keep your eyes open for phoenix workshops in the future. I’m hoping to do one in winter as soon as I can find a place other than my living room to host ha!
Model Sareena Domingez // Chair + Blanket Tremaine Ranch // Wardrobe + Macrame Desert Loom // Jewelry Gaia Athena
I recently did a shoot for Desert Loom with my beautiful and talented friend Sareena Domingez. All morning the sky threatened rain and we dealt with some pretty intense wind but it ended up being one of my favorite shoots of the season! Our friends at Tremaine Ranch leant us their space and gorgeous peacock chair + blanket which were completely perfect for the wardrobe we were shooting. My friend Jordin at Gaia Athena leant us some of her gorgeous jewelry which also matched the styling fabulously. All and all it was seriously magical and I am so grateful to have such wonderful and talented friends to make beautiful shoots with!
CREDITS: Models Mia & Alexis // Hair by Jaime Voelz-Leaman // Makeup by Kerri Metcalf // Photography by Tiffany Egbert
Another lookbook shoot for Desert Loom! I know I said I’m only going to do four of these a year (haha yeah right!!) and shoot everything else on mannequins but I’ve been having too much fun with these shoots and also knew that once May 1st hit I wouldn’t be able to shoot in Phoenix for about 5 months due to the intense desert sunshine. This was actually supposed to be my last shoot of the season but it made me pretty excited about shooting so I decided to squeeze one more in this weekend.
This shoot was such a blast and there was something about the sunshine that was absolutely incredible. I really like shooting in areas where you can get multiple types of light and we were totally able to get that this time. I was also able to shoot with some of my absolute favorite people which greatly amps up the fun factor! Jaime and Kerri totally killed it on the 60s style hair and makeup and my two models Mia and Alexis were absolutely stunning. Such a great shoot!
Apparently I’ve been totally slacking on the blog because I’ve been a busy bee trying to get all my shoots in before May! Above is the second lookbook we shot for Desert Loom. Originally I was just planning on doing one lookbook per season to make things a bit easier on myself but since it’ll be way too hot May-September to do any new shoots I wanted to make sure I had lots of pretty images to share on instagram especially throughout the summer. This one was supposed to be a summer lookbook to be released in May but I had too many Spring things I wanted to shoot and was able to get this one on the calendar earlier than expected. Yay! We will be shooting the summer lookbook this weekend and after that I’ll be taking a bit of a break from fashion shoots for the summer which means I’m going to have more time for making macrame and woven pieces, cooking and food styling and doing yoga. Awww yeah summer time! May is pretty much my second “new years” where I reevaluate everything and plan for the fall so even though I won’t be photographing pretty ladies for a few months I’m pretty excited to slow down a bit during the crazy hot Arizona summer.
CREDITS: Model Chante // Hair by Jaime Voelz-Leaman // Makeup by Kerri Metcalf // Photography by Tiffany Egbert