Jean Paul Gaultier

After visiting Jean Paul Gaultier’s exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art in early February, I suddenly discovered myself having a newfound appreciation for the designer. Not so much for his ability to make clothes, but more for his capacity to create art.  Unveiling various pieces from several of his collections throughout the years, his display of garments was different from anything I had ever seen. With talking mannequins and a revolving oval catwalk, every inch of Gaultier’s personality shone through in his display. His ability to take street wear and eclectic everyday materials and convert it into something wearable is incredible. Using everything from rolls of film, hair and ashtrays, Gaultier is able to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. My favorite pieces from the exhibit were his famous conned bra made for Madonna in her Blonde ambition tour and the Odyssey collection that was inspired by the scales and jewels of mermaids and nautical trends with bold strips. Some of the most interesting pieces were Gaultier’s garments made for men that were inspired from women’s clothing. Creating dresses and corsets that uniquely fit the form of a man’s body, Gaultier continues to show his ability to truly create pieces of exquisite art

happy birthday to me!

last week I celebrated my 22nd birthday. instead of doing a big dinner out, this year I decided I just wanted to have a small party at my place. here are some snap shots of the night.

homemade cupcakes

mini snacks

homebar

beautiful birthday flowers from courtney

vegas

this past new years my high school girlfriends and I decided to do a big trip to vegas as a final hurrah before we graduate in May and take the leap into the real world! reuniting all together for what may be the last time for a long time, the 9 of us had the best time of our lives. here are a few photos of the once in a life time trip none of us will forget.

first night out: studio 58

jello needles

December 31st: exploring the strip

New years eve: TAO nightclub

vegas by day

Pure nightclub

night vision

deadmau5 at XS

spinning

xo, vegas

The fashion of self

As Coco Chanel once said, “A girl should be two things: Classy and fabulous”. I believe that whatever your style, it’s important to feel confident in what you’re wearing. I would describe my style has casual, eclectic chic. I am a very outgoing, outspoken girl who likes to have fun and be social but at the same time professional. This easily comes across in my clothing with the many different prints, textures and colors that are displayed. The first thing your eye is directed to are my tight fitted green skinnies. Made from cotton and elastic these pants are perfect for any springtime event. Pairing them with vintage cowboy boots I found at a thrift store in British Columbia, I like to show off my Canadian roots while still paying tribute to my current Southern home in Dallas. I am also wearing a cropped, sheer lace blouse and a white satin blazer that has been thrown over top. The shirt indicates my playful side without giving away too much. Lastly, I am sporting my classic Ray Ban aviators, which have become an everyday staple in my wardrobe.