Check out this short video my friend Zeenat Umar made for her multi-media class. She imagined it, filmed it, edited it-- and it was a painstaking process I'm sure. I just got to come along for the ride! And while it was a joy to model for her, I won't lie it felt a bit odd initially. Hopefully my self-consciousness doesn't show through too much.

Zeenat's professors and classmates loved it. Let us know what you think!


red, gold, and green

Here I am in Bergen, Norway-- the prettiest little "undiscovered" city in Europe. It's referred to as the 'Gateway to the Fjords' and actually looks a lot like San Francisco. But... it rains 250 days out of the year! Minimum. And it was quite chilly too, so I'm layering up and wearing about half of my suitcase.
And this wheel stuck in the mud, well, that's art.

Jacket: J. Crew
Vest: Zara
Shirt: J. Crew
Tank tunic: H&M
Jeans: BDG
Sunnies: H&M
Boots: Sigerson Morrison


queen's guard

Here I am on the outskirts of Stockholm visiting Drottningsholm (Queen's Island) Palace, where the reigning Swedish queen still lives. And I am sporting what I referred to as my, um, Police Academy attire. Don't laugh! It wasn't intentional. It just happened. Scroll to the bottom to see what I mean... and enjoy!
Police Academy!

Blazer: Silence + Noise
Shirt: J. Crew
Tank: Mango
Pants: Kenneth Cole
Shoes: Nike
Bag: Coach
Sunnies: H&M
Hat: Target



Here I'm loving life as a tourist in Norway. During our Scandinavian extravaganza, we went on a tour of the fjords in the Norwegian countryside-- so stunning! (and I promise I will get around to posting those pics too). But check out how cute my lil companion aka photobomber in the matching red jacket is...
Wool jacket: Club Monaco. Red vest: Zara. Floral Dress: Forever 21. Black pants: Kenneth Cole. Shoes: You can't see them here! (trust, it's better that way). Sunnies: H&M. Bag: Coach. Lips: Mac "Ruby Woo."



Rainy and cold in Iceland, but no ice! And nothing 4 layers and a makeshift face mask can't fix.

Utility Jacket: J. Crew
Wool Coat: Club Monaco
Pants: Kenneth Cole
Shoes: Nike
Scarf and sunnies: H&M
Bag: Coach
Emergency umbrella: Reykjavik convenience store


old country

...the time I went to Scandinavia for 2 weeks and packed a miniscule carry-on. Seven countries and 3 climates = layer, layer, layer. Day 1: Stockholm, Sweden. Intermittently sunny with a chance of tropical storms!
Top, jeans, and jacket: Urban Outfitters. Tank dress: H&M. Hat and sunnies: Target. Shoes: Steve Madden. Bag: Coach. Watch: Movado. Lipstick: Mac "Ruby Woo."

These pics were taken at Skansen, Stockholm-- 17th century, rustic Sweden come to life.
*note to self: don't wear flat, flat ballet flats on cobblestones.



Abstract watercolor prints in pastel, anchored with black.
 Dress: Gap. Cardigan: J. Crew. Pants: Club Monaco. Shoes: Zara. Bag/Belt: Forever 21