Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Road Ahead

Photographer: Evan M. Rummel
"The road goes ever on and on. Down from the door where it all began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can. Pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way. Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then/ I cannot say."- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.

This has been an interesting year so far. I have absolutely no clue what the next step or move is but I have faith that it will be a great one. I have been exposed to such amazing and creative people and it has awoken a side of me that I have kept dormant for so long. I feel my creative juices flowing, and have no concept of the impossible. 
It's a great feeling.



Dress: Vintage; Faux Leather Jacket: H&M

Friday, July 17, 2015

Flashback: First Kiss Dress

Photographer: Elias Montes
There's something so beautiful about looking back. It makes you appreciate the time because you are no longer in it and you can learn from it. At the time of this shoot, it was freezing and I was trying my best to think warm, warm thoughts (I'm on a beach in Barbados, lol). Now that it's 80+ degrees outside with humidity, I find myself treasuring that time when I could put clothes on without sweating, lol. Dress: First Kiss Dress, Free People. Sweater: H&M. Sneakers: Chuck Taylor All Stars, Converse.


 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Coming At You...Soon

Hey guys, 
I know its been awhile. I have been in the process of reworking The Urban Nomad so that it reflects what I always wanted it to be. I'm so excited for the projects that I have lined up and will be sharing with you all soon, you can always follow me on instagram for more updates here and here

Until then, live free, run wild, love strong. 
Michelle

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Disfunkshion Magazine's Style Icon

I recently had the honor to talk with Disfunkshion Magazine for their Style Icon feature.  Disfunkshion Magazine is an outlet for creatives (fashion, art, design) as well as a source of inspiration for others. They believe in strengthen your unique voice and allowing it to be heard in an age when everyone is trying to make you a copy. If you haven't discovered them yet, you can pick up a psychical copy at a Barnes and Noble or purchase an eformat from them online. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Looking Back...

Free People Catalogue- Sept. 2014
This year has been nothing short of amazing even with its setbacks and missteps. I challenged myself and left my comfort zone and made decisions that showed me who I am and what I am really capable of. The best thing I have learned so far is that you should never, ever apologize for wanting more for yourself or better. I am surrounded by people who push me and challenge me every single day (sometimes it's a blessing and other times I want to harm them, lol) and I wouldn't trade them for the world. The question to ask yourself as this year comes to an end soon is: Are you surrounded by people who see you potential? and if not: How do I get those people around me? There's a saying I always heard growing up that says: Iron Sharpens Iron.  Always make sure you are sharpening and uplifting your friends and they're doing the same for you.

Friday, November 7, 2014

This is 30.

Sunday, (November 2nd) I turned 30 years old. This is the one birthday that I have been counting down to. To me, its a decade that I get to enjoy the time of being comfortable in my skin; my 20's was all about finding myself and now that I know who I am I get to enjoy it and make no excuses for it. To celebrate turning 30, my sister and I climbed up on our roof for a little photo shoot. My sister is becoming so talented and owning her craft; I'm so proud of her. My hair is now in Marley Twists (again) and hopefully it will be all Winter.        














                         
Top: Dolce & Gabanna, Sweater: Anthropologie, Pants: The Row, Necklace: Free People.

Rings: "Crossed Up Ring": Helter Skelter Metalheads, "Silver Lining" Midi Ring: Sabrina SL, Others: Vintage

Necklace: Exaggerate Fringe Collar: Free People, Rings: Vintage

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Face: Rocky Barnes

The Face: Rachel "Rocky Barnes" Horowitz
Ethnicity: American (Southern California native)
Height: 5'7" 
Bust: 32 
Waist: 24 
Hips: 35 
Eyes: Brown 
Hair: Brown 
Blog 

Why I Love Her: Rachel makes the everyday bikini body ready look easy. You can see she's a SoCal girl (laid-back, suntanned and free) and you can do nothing but sit back and enjoy the pictures of her easy style that she posts via instagram and her blog. She's not just a model, but a social media machine; with collaborations with brands as well as landing pretty legit modeling work separating her from the rest. Her work includes: Skechers, Miami Swim Week, Swimwear brand Indah, Soleil Blue, Van De Vort and a collaboration with Nena & Co., just to name a few. If blogger/model/social media powerhouses are anything to be reckoned with: watch out as this girl takes over.                        


 
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