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WHO KILLED THE PAPER DRESS?

I was asked by GOOD Magazine to document a day in the life of a paper dress, made in the 70's and worn in 2015. Turns out a dress from the 70's likes the same stuff as a dress does now! Ice cream, coffee, bike rides, walks in the sunshine, and margaritas. 

All photos shot for GOOD Magazine

Model: Ashley Tibbits


California Pottery Launch Party @ DREAM COLLECTIVE

I attended the party for the new line of jewelry at Dream Collective in Silverlake and was stunned at how much the shop had changed since the Kuu Collections party. I honestly couldn't have imagined it being any more beautiful than it already was, but the new plants, arrangements, items, and the freshest line of jewelry proved me otherwise. California Pottery is the name of Kathryn Bentley's new collection, which not only comes in brass but also sterling silver. The opening party was a great success, thanks to the likes of Pharmacie LA (and their beautiful acai cocktails), Lauren Spencer King who featured a new print of hers, Ramsey Conder, who makes gorgeous cast cactus miniatures, as well as the cool people who manage to make Dream Collective such a great shop to visit in the area. 

Ramsey's cacti garden, and Lauren's print on the wall. 

Ramsey's cacti garden, and Lauren's print on the wall. 

Spencer Ayer from Pharmacie LA

Spencer Ayer from Pharmacie LA

Highlights from the California Pottery collection

Highlights from the California Pottery collection

Some of the newest designs of mix-n-match fine ear studs, made with yellow and rose 14k gold and precious stones.

Some of the newest designs of mix-n-match fine ear studs, made with yellow and rose 14k gold and precious stones.

Kathryn between Lauren Spencer King and Ashley Neese

Kathryn between Lauren Spencer King and Ashley Neese

Mar with guests

Mar with guests

Admiring some of Heather Levine's earthenware lamps

Admiring some of Heather Levine's earthenware lamps

Beatrice Valenzuela, owner of self-named shop in Echo Park 

Beatrice Valenzuela, owner of self-named shop in Echo Park 


#MELONMEET - LOS ANGELES

This past Saturday the 26th, Sara Cath and I hosted the first ever instagram Melon Meet for digs apparel, a company that seeks to generate awareness towards traumatic brain injury through art and community. Their meet was in New York City, being their main headquarters. There were also meetups in San Antonio, Houston, Sydney, and Dallas to name a few. 

The turnout was fantastic, and everyone made such incredible images. It was really inspirational to be surrounded by people eager to create, and seemed to generate a ripple effect towards what we all were doing. 

Between two backdrops there was a table full of fun props and things to play with. My favorite are the confetti eggs.

@portablesera

@portablesera

Thanks so much to everyone who came and decided to spend a very hot Saturday playing and creating! I hope to have many more gatherings involving community and creativity, because what else is there? 

Also a BIG thank you to digs apparel and Maz McWilliams for creating this movement, and for supplying a chance to make things happen. LOVE!