"Glitter Covers a Multitude of Sins"

WOW, wow, wow.  Being a makeup artist, a wardrobe stylist and an art director I rarely get to play and design photoshoots exactly the way I see them in my head.  Thanks to David O'Donohue for being the actual best person for helping bring my over the top glossy glittered dreams to life with this photoshoot. And a massive thanks to my two Jenna's (yes, both their names are Jenna and I love it) for modeling.  Serious dream team. 

If I could get you inside my head and show you what elates my creative mind, it'd probably look a lot like this. Hope you enjoy. Xx

Hair + Makeup + Wardrobe + Art Direction by Gabi DiPace

Photography by David O'Donohue

Models Jenna Farro + Jenna Lee

Do You

I have been traveling a lot over the past 3 weeks. I was down in Miami last week and I started to fall in love with pretty much every person there.  Fashion wasn't a conformity thing, it was a self expression thing. Each person was so different with their fashion, hair, makeup, vibe... AGH. I just left there so inspired.  I think all too often we try to follow exactly what we see on Instagram but gosh, honestly the more different each person was from the other, the more attracted I was to their style. 

I saw this girl walk in to a coffee shop the other day with a flowery summer dress and a flower crown... I have to be raw for second, I had the thought, "that's so dated & out rn" (shame on me!) I quickly caught myself and took another look at her. She took time to get ready that day. She woke up that morning, looked in the mirror, put her makeup on, her prettiest dress on and topped it off with a flower crown and she looked GORGEOUS.  And you could tell she felt it in the way she carried herself.  

Isn't that all that matters anyway?  Feeling beautiful? I've personally been carrying around a bright metallic pink purse just because it makes me happy.  It's totally not "in" but honestly?  WHO cares.  I like it. 

Whatever you do today, promise me one thing.... Be you.  Dress like you.  Do your hair like you. Dance like you.  Talk like you.

Cause there's only one of you and it'd be such a shame if the world never saw it Xx

Shirt http://goo.gl/Vc421K

Jeans http://goo.gl/IGVCo1

Hair by Tiana Trotz at Craft Hair Co. http://www.crafthairco.com/

Photography by Seiji Inouye www.seijiinouye.com

Young Once

I had a conversation with some of my best girls on the forth on how we're only young once.  We all laughed as we were getting ready feeling like our outfits were a bit "riskier" than normal.  But we felt beautiful and you could tell in our demeanors.  If I'm honest, I feel vulnerable wearing tight clothes and I know that's the case for a lot of us. We question the back of our thighs, if we have any cellulite, "is that back fat?" "Am I bloated?" AGH! YOU GUYS! Our bodies are beautiful and we should love every curve and imperfection. I, personally, don't want to look back on my 20's and feel like I dressed and lived insecure.  If we could only see through the lens that other's do, we would probably feel wildly beautiful.  We are our worst judge. Be risky today, cause you're a babe. 

 

(Wardrobe Links Below)

Shirt: Truly Madly Deeply for Urban Outfitters

Flannel: Forever 21  http://goo.gl/69zj4M

Shoes: New Balance http://goo.gl/Wo7PSe

Hat: Dues Ex Machina  http://goo.gl/5CstFK

Hair by Tiana Trotz at Craft Hair Co. http://www.crafthairco.com/

Photography by Seiji Inouye www.seijiinouye.com

BRKR SERIES

This is the beginning of my BRKR Series.  This will include some of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe for summer.  I'll be doing 6 different posts with 6 different looks.  Hope it inspires you to fancy up your wardrobe for summer, 'cause you deserve to look like a babe!  

This first look is my new favorite dress by Groceries in Venice, CA paired with these gorgeous free people clog heels. Groceries apparel is all organic, which I LOVE. Their clothing contains no chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, gmo's and no toxic fertilization. Just a fun fact!

(  Wardrobe Links Below )

xx