Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fresno State Spring '14 Fashion Show





As I'd mentioned previously on here, I got the opportunity to model for Julia Vogue, one of the show's sponsors, a couple Saturdays ago now. It was my first time doing live modeling and walking a runway. I must say, it was a lot of fun! Here's the video from the show. I show up at around the 5:10 mark. 

Much thanks to Fashion Inc., Fresno State's fashion club, for putting on the show, Danika Brumbeloe for giving me the opportunity to take part in this, Sydney Manguino for doing us Vogue girl's makeup, and Julia Vogue for entrusting me with the jewels for the night. I had a great time! Should be getting photos from the event in coming weeks, so stay tuned for that.

xo
Maddie

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Widow: Black Riding Hood













Hoodie; Widow | Jeans; Paige Denim via Nordstrom | Shoes; Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal

Photos by Megan Lane

I got this hoodie this past fall, and have worn it countless times since, but have just barely gotten around to having it photographed for a blog post. This tattered crop hoodie is by none other than Widow, and is probably the best article of clothing to come into my life. Honestly, everything Widow puts out is incredibly gorgeous, but this was my number one pick. I'm actually sad that it is currently in the 90's in California, because I means I won't be able to wear this beauty for awhile. 
I have also finally found the perfect pair of black jeans. Every other pair I have has a broken zipper... Ha. This coated pair is by Paige Denim, which I found at Nordstrom Rack for about 80% off, what a steal! Also, again with these Nasty Gal shoes. They've pretty much been my go to since I got them. The best. 

Hope you all have a great week!
xo
Maddie

Thursday, April 3, 2014

New Seasons











Coat; Evil Twin via Wasteland | Dress; Forever 21 | Boots; Doc Martens via Nasty Gal

Photos by Megan Lane

California has actually been getting some rain again!! I never complain about that. These photos were taken yesterday, the day after a big rainstorm, hence the gorgeous clouds. Perfect weather, if you ask me. Also, my favorite EVER coat (cardigan? Whatever you wanna call it), by Evil Twin. It is so warm, and fuzzy, and cozy. It's just the best.
Also, I just started a new job... At the Fresno Chaffee Zoo!! I'm an educator/guide there, so I get to work with both the animals and people. It's awesome getting to educate guests on all the different animals. It's also really nice to have a job that I don't dread going to. I'm pretty happy with it.

Hope you guys have been having a great week!

xo
Maddie

Sunday, March 23, 2014

DIY & Spring Time!












Crop top; The Laundry Room | Kimono; The Laundry Room | Shorts; Originally from Pac Sun/DIY | Thigh highs; Urban Outfitters | Shoes; Shoes Cult by Nasty Gal | Jewelry; Vintage, Modern DesignAltin Place

Photos by Megan Lane

What a blessing it is to live in California, with this wonderful weather. Not having to deal with the polar vortex here is pretty awesome. It was a bit windy this day (as I'm sure you can tell in a few of these), but the weather was wonderful nonetheless. I love shooting with my best friend. She gets better with it every time. If I'm being honest, this crop top was a bit out of my comfort zone. I usually wear crop tops that aren't so... Cropped. These shorts I got from Pac Sun a couple of years ago, but I hated the colors. White and pink. So, I decided to try dip dying them. I folded them in half and dyed the middle black (which ended up turning out gray, but I'm liking the effect anyway). Then one side purple, and the other blue. I'm really loving how they came out. 
So I have started applying for jobs... In LA. Yeah. I think it's time I just throw myself out there and get out of Fresno, and living at home. Not going to lie, I'm absolutely terrified, but, it's time. If I don't push myself, then who will? I have applied for some pretty cool jobs there though, so prayers and good vibes would be appreciated. I'd be pretty stoked if I could land one of these. 

Hope you all have wonderful week!
xo
Maddie

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Fashion Show


Hey guys! So I'll be live modeling for the first time at Fresno State's Spring Fashion Show. I'll be walking for Julia Vogue, and I'm super excited (and also pretty nervous)! I'd love if any of you guys in the area would come out. :) You can check the Facebook event page here for more details!

xoxo
Maddie

Monday, March 17, 2014

Winter Is Over














Tank & shorts; Forever 21 | Bralette; The Laundry Room | Boots; Dr. Martens via Nasty Gal | Turquoise jewelry; vintage | Sunnies; Target | Lipstick; Revlon Va Va Violet

Photos by Megan Lane

It's starting to feel like summer here in central California. Can't say I'm complaining too much. Time to wear nothing but shorts and tanks or dresses. It's always nice not to have to worry about trying to layer. The in between days are the worst, when it's too warm during the day to need a jacket, but cools off at night enough to wish you'd had one. My only qualm is having to bring out the sunblock to protect my delicate (and extremely pale, ha!) skin. I hate smelling like sunblock. I always end up forgetting just how many tattoos I have during the colder months, and am always a little surprised when it's time to break out the shorts. Funny how that works, isn't it?

Hope you guys have a great week!
xo
Maddie

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sunset Boulevard











Hells Angeles muscle tee; The Laundry Room | Jeans; H&M | Boots; Rock N Republic via Kohl's | Lipstick; MAC Up The Amp

All photos by Courtney Coles

Mark this day in time. Thursday, February 27th, 2014, the day I fell in love with Los Angeles (who'd of thought, I used to hate the place). A day of exploring, shooting, and girl talk with Courtney. One of the best I may add. This was the one day I was in LA that is wasn't raining or overcast. Courtney is nothing but good company, and we're pretty similar in a lot of ways. Not only is she a great person, but she is an incredibly talented photographer. One of the few who still shoots with film. I'm sure I've talked about it before, but I absolutely love film photos. There's just something so raw about them. A moment captured in time, just as it was. It's not like digital, where you make all these adjustments to it in photoshop, or other photos editors. That's why I love it so much. Because it is, just as it was in that moment. It's not being romanticized or altered to try and project it in a certain light, with 5 different filters thrown over it (hi, Instagram). 
This has honestly been my favorite shoot to date. So if nothing else, please, please, check out Courtney's work here.
These were all shot in Echo Park, on Sunset. Two Boots Pizza, which is the most similar I've found to the central valley's Me N Ed's Pizza (except Me N Ed's makes me sick, Two Boots didn't), was our first stop. After finishing our slices, we headed next door to Origami Vinyl, which doubles as a venue upstairs, as Courtney told me. Really rad place, honestly. Then lastly was Stories, a bookstore reminiscent of Portland. It was all just really rad. I've gotta thank Courtney for not only these amazing shots, but such a good time and being great company as well. 

Cheers, y'all. 
xo
Maddie