Monday, February 29, 2016

Viva Mexico

Ext. Peluqueria -Day
Nearing the peluqueria she spots him through the window, sitting in the barber's chair, laughing along with the other men in the room as  the ends of his hair gather on the floor. Her anger rises noticeably along with the temperature as she awaits his exit. Propped up against the side of the building she kicks up a cloud of dust from beneath her white high heel as she contemplates exactly what she intends to says to him.

When you've been taking photos in a small town for as long as I have, it's east to feel as though you've run out of new spots. Everywhere I go I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a new location, and even have some of my friends doing the same, which is exactly what led to me propping my tripod up outside of a Mexican restaurant this weekend. Cancun, as it's called, features a pastel mural along one of its longest walls painted  to resemble locations you would find in a Mexican town. Upon seeing this, ideas for story lines that I could have take place there, well, and in actually Mexico, began running through my head. Having just received a bright blue wiggle dress and equally radiant collared jacket from Pinup Girl Clothing, I thought it could be fun to shoot them together and create a nice explosion of colorful photos. Only regret is that I couldn't get my headscarf to cooperate. 

As I first unwrapped the package containing the wiggle dress I had the nervous feeling that I wasn't going to be able to get it over my hips, but turns out it's packed with stretch, but the good kind that stays tight to my body and doesn't wind up bagging after 30 minutes of wearing it. Once zipped I turned for my first glance in my full length mirror and was pretty shocked I what I saw - I've never felt more Joan Holloway or even Kim Kardashian in my life. Gotta say, it felt good yo. Some serious you can take over the world vibes exude from this outfit, which is exactly what helped me to land on "the girl goes to Mexico to get revenge on the con man who stole her money and worse, her heart" story.

Hours later as I sipped coconut La Croix (my latest obsession) and watched these photos upload to my computer I thought to myself how I couldn't have been happier with how all of the colors came together. Use your imagination and you might just believe I'm actually in sunny South America. 

Dress and Jacket: Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes: Ebay
Headscarf: Vintage


  1. Love the pink + blue combo - delicious cotton candy shades. <3

  2. These photos! These colors! I adore everything about them. <3