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The Streets of Rome

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Photographer Guy Aroch has this soft, muted-hue quality about his work that makes it easy for me to identify his photographs before confirming they’re his for sure. When the folks at Free People sent me a preview of their February 2015 campaign, I was really excited to see Guy Aroch shot the photos! The beautiful photography and clothes along with the backdrop of Rome (hello new place I want to visit!) are pretty easy on the eyes to say the least.

the streets of rome - drifter and the gypsy blog
the streets of rome - drifter and the gypsy blog
the streets of rome - drifter and the gypsy blog
Everything about this outfit. Yes.

the streets of rome - drifter and the gypsy blog
the streets of rome - drifter and the gypsy blog
Obsessed with this dress.

the streets of rome - drifter and the gypsy blog
The closest I’ve ever been to Rome is watching the movie Eat Pray Love, so this definitely stirs up the wanderlust in my heart.

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Photographer: Guy Aroch
Hair: Amy Farid
Make-Up: Deanna Hagan
Model: Karmen Pedaru
Shot In: Rome, Italy

Images courtesy of Free People

Starfish girls

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One of my very favorite photographers is Michal Pudelka. I first discovered his work on Flickr years ago and I am amazed by how far he has come since then.

starfish girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
starfish girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
Michal recently shot the Valentino S/S 2015 campaign and it’s safe to say I’m in love. There is so much visual tension and story telling in Michal’s work that traces all the way back to early Flickr photographs. It’s interesting how his work has evolved yet so much of it is the same.

starfish girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
starfish girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
These photographs have sort of a Greek mythological Siren quality about them. One of my favorite things about Michal is he always has multiple models in his shoots. I think it adds so much to the story without being overly chaotic.

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starfish girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
Excuse me while I find a tree to rest my head…

Photography: Michal Pudelka
Director: Riccardo Ruini
Stylist: Karl Templer
Hair: Tomo Jidai
Makeup: Petros Petrohilos
Models: Vanessa Moody, Hedvig Palm, Maartje Verhoef, Grace Simmons and Clementine Deraedt

Into the Woods

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Have any of you seen the movie? I haven’t. BUT I’m really inspired by this editorial, also named Into the Woods, for Harper’s Bazaar UK. Except these woods are fields of flowers. (Quite contrary to the dark, eerie woods in the film and much more my speed!)

into the woods - drifter and the gypsy blog
into the woods - drifter and the gypsy blog
I had to laugh a bit when I saw that the styling was done by none other than Leith Clark (the founder of Lula Magazine who’s since moved on to Violet Book). Of course that’s why I love the styling. Of course.

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I love the blur and movement in this shot. It makes you feel like you’re falling. I can stare at it for days.

into the woods - drifter and the gypsy blog
Photography: Erik Madigan Heck
Styling: Leith Clark
Hair: Tomi Kono
Makeup: Deanna Melluso
Model: Katrin Thormann at Premier

Portrait of a Quiet Girl

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You know that feeling where you look at a piece of art and think, “Man, I wish I made that”? That’s exactly how I feel about this photo essay shot by Chrissie White (in collaboration with Elvia Carreon) for The Photographic Journal. Such a well-thought out series. Such great tension. A little bit of quirk. I really am blown away.

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“Hours go past so slowly and a curious behavior exposes itself in the face of solitude. The true nature of our being emerges when absorbed in the comfort of familiarity and home. It is within this space, that we feel compelled to play.”

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I was talking to a friend last week and she told me how good visual art is like a massage for your eyes. A funny statement? Yes, but I totally understand what she means. Do you get that feeling too, friends?

portrait of a quiet girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
portrait of a quiet girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
I’d really like to know how Chrissie got this shot:

portrait of a quiet girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
portrait of a quiet girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
View the entire photo essay here.

Photography: Chrissie White
Wardrobe styling: Elvia Carreon
for The Photographic Journal

My heart is made of glitter

my heart is made of glitter - drifter and the gypsy blog
my heart is made of glitter - drifter and the gypsy blog
my heart is made of glitter - drifter and the gypsy blog
There is nothing that makes my heart beat faster than a lace dress. A cream lace dress and my heart is doing dances. This dress from Free People is so fun to dress up in, especially if you have a fancy occasion to wear it. (It would be so lovely for a winter soirée!) If not, just dress up in it for the sake of looking pretty! I definitely take every opportunity to wear a fancy dress. And this dress is a cream lace dream. The perfect little fairy dress if you will (unless you’re more into the dark and mysterious, in which case they also have the dress available in black… you can be a fairy noir!). But me? I’m more of a floaty and ethereal kind of gal.

my heart is made of glitter - drifter and the gypsy blog
my heart is made of glitter - drifter and the gypsy blog
My friend Hana Haley took these photos of me one lovely little San Francisco afternoon. (See the last photo shoot we did together here.) I’ll be so sad when she moves to New York City this coming April. But let’s not dwell on the negative.

my heart is made of glitter - drifter and the gypsy blog
my heart is made of glitter - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love the raw edges and beaded embellishments of this dress. I paired it with a pair of bold lacey heels I found at Crossroads Trading.

my heart is made of glitter - drifter and the gypsy blog
Do you like to get dolled up just for the sake of getting dolled up? It’s kind of a therapy for me. It reminds me of back in the ’50s–and earlier–when people would get dressed up just to go to the grocery store or something. It’s crazy how much the world has changed since then. But then again, I don’t know how much I’d like having the obligation of getting dolled up EVERYDAY. (You better believe there are days I don’t wear makeup or change out of my sweatpants or style my bangs.) That’s the beauty of playing dress up; you only do it when the spirit moves you.

my heart is made of glitter - drifter and the gypsy blog
my heart is made of glitter - drifter and the gypsy blog
my heart is made of glitter - drifter and the gypsy blog
Photographs by Hana Haley

fp one gemma dress c/o free people (more party dresses here) and shoes are via crossroads trading

click here for more of my outfits.

An Autumn Wedding

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an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
For some reason, when I think of getting married, I always think of getting married in the springtime. The air is fresh, flowers are blossoming, leaves are green, spring just feels like new beginnings. But Keely and Aaron’s autumn wedding is seriously making me rethink that.

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I’ve been following Keely’s photography for a few years and her wedding is just incredible. I wouldn’t expect anything less from someone who has such a keen eye for natural beauty.

an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
How ’bout that foliage??

an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
bride
dress: esque by leslie pennel —designed by keely and leslie
necklace: etsy
rings: thatch 

an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
groom
tie: asos
suit coat & pants: nordstrom rack
shirt: h&m

an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
an autumn wedding - drifter and the gypsy blog
Keely told me on their wedding day, there was hail, blinding sunshine, rain and fog. They never personally got rained on or anything. It just made great for photos (spoken like a true photographer!).

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photography: david matthew fiser 
videography: chris o’dell 
venue: the hamill house 
food: da kind soups 
florist: passionate about peonies

Dream girl

dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
I saw this photo shoot from two of my pals Ashley and Emily and a few other people and I died. And then I looked at the photos again and I died again. And then I knew I had to share this with you guys so that you can die at how unrealistically beautiful these photographs are too.

dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
These photographs sum up my style so well (okay so maybe I wouldn’t dress quiiiiteee so flamboyantly in real life, but we’re talking aesthetics here, so don’t get too literal on me). Color, but not too much color. Dreamy, but not too much dreamy.

dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
dream girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
photography by johan santos
art direction & styling by ashley ording
hair & makeup by katherine sterrett
model is emily theobald

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