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New Wave

new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love these two sets of photographs photographer Brandon Long took of vintage shop owner Eleisha Caripis. Brandon shoots solely in Polaroids and he is so so good (not to mention Eleisha has killer vintage style–see for yourself).

new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
The color photographs have a beautiful golden drenched-in-summer feel to them that is pulling at my heartstrings. Summer is truly my favorite season of them all. ♥

new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love this photograph. I think she looks like Anna Karina here, non?

new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
See more photos from this series on Eleisha’s blog here and here.

Me by Ariel

me by ariel - drifter and the gypsy blog
me by ariel - drifter and the gypsy blog
Right before the end of last year, I was photographed by photographer Ariel Tzu-Chi for her final project for school. Her project was centered around local Bay Area bloggers and their style. We spent the afternoon at one of my favorite spots in San Francisco: The Palace of the Legion of Honor. The architecture of and surrounding the museum is just beautiful. There’s a hiking trail nearby that goes down to the beach too. On a clear day, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge from the beach, but neither Ariel nor I felt like hiking to the beach that day, ha.

me by ariel - drifter and the gypsy blog
me by ariel - drifter and the gypsy blog
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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.

the streets of rome - drifter and the gypsy blog
Photographer: Guy Aroch
Hair: Amy Farid
Make-Up: Deanna Hagan
Model: Karmen Pedaru
Shot In: Rome, Italy

Images courtesy of Free People

Starfish girls

starfish girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
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.

starfish girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
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.

into the woods - drifter and the gypsy blog
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.

portrait of a quiet girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
“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.”

portrait of a quiet girl - drifter and the gypsy blog
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

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