Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Interview with JK...


A few years back I went to Turkey for a fashion event with V2K.  It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  Istanbul is by far the most incredible city I have ever visited.  My Uncle Paul and his family just returned from an adventure there. They sailed out of the Port of Bodrum, made their way up to the Cappodocia region, where all of the dwellings are build into the the hillsides of volcanic ash, and wrapped their journey up in Istanbul.  I am reminded of the Turkey's rich history, and why it is so damn enchanting.  Photos from my trip coming soon.  Enjoy, these are some of the most beautiful images I have ever seen. 

Featuring the stunning Lauren Brower.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I have been away from my desk for many days.   I am broken up.  My Aunt left this earth 8 days ago.  Her time came too soon.  We called her Poont.  She was 20 years old when I was born.  We were super tight.  We got into a lot of trouble together.  She was really really funny.  She was really really into doing hair and makeup, as a hobby.  My mom let her give me my first perm when I was in 7th grade.  It hurt bad.  "It is Hell to be beautiful" she said.  Isn't that the truth.  

She spoiled me rotten.  I will miss her every day.  This snapshot was taken when I was 14.  After 4 hours in my backyard with The Poont and her spiral curling iron, I hit the town in a fancy plum and black taffeta party dress and dyed-to-match heels.  Our inspiration must have been "Little Bo Peep with a dash of Elvira".  The occasion was a dance, not just pizza and a movie at the Lory theater.  I still have the gold herringbone necklace.  She gave it to me for my 13th birthday...  It was all the rage.  So were 6 inch bangs.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


The Evergreen state.  It was nice.
There was light until late.
There was wine.
There were mosses, rocks, mountains, and butterflies.
There were smiles and tears.
There was living off the grid.
There were quiet towns.
And upon my return, a note at the baggage carousel.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


56 days ago I stuck many seedlings and seeds into some dirt.  The dirt was in boxes.  The things grew.  I had some help from my friend Marta Teegan.  She is a master gardener.  She wrote a book called "Homegrown".  It is a good book.  You should get it.  I am proud of the plants.  The gave my patio life.  The lettuce tastes like crap.  Everything else is awesome.  I guess mid- April in California is not exactly "early spring".  Next time lettuce.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


When I learn to play the guitar and release my first album, this will be the cover.  
The album title, "Happy to Be".

photo credit: Kelly Mathis

Tuesday, June 7, 2011




So this girl is gonna have a baby.

A party was thrown.

There was sunshine and Pimms cups.

There was Jazzy Shockers, Lin Dizzy, and Lucky Doo.

There were chic females, Galore.

There was Laughter, Galore.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Part IV.  A brief ode to Donald Judd.  The Chinati Foundation and the arts movement in Marfa Texas was founded by Donald Judd in the 70's.  He took 340 acres of open desert sprawl, and turned it into permanent gallery space for large contemporary art.  I have photographed none of that.

I felt particularly akin to his obsessive order and placement of things about the studios in which he worked.  My new motto in life after this week spent in Marfa is WWDJD.  You were not allowed to take photos in any of his buildings or studios, so these we mostly shot from behind the glass... and some photos of his perfect and simple furniture.