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Who says headshots have to be boring?

I'v had several opportunities to get dope photos taken (see here, here and here), but when the team at Studio 821 offered to help me out with new headshots, I jumped at the offer. Rather than the traditional smiling-with-my-arms crossed photos, I wanted to do something more colorful and beauty-focused. My usual MO is neutral colors and a basic facebeat, so I was counting on the genius of makeup artist Trina Paul of Pout Studio and photographer Michael...

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A Bespoke Tailored Blazer Might Just Qualify as Self Care

Have you ever thought about the amount of engineering that goes into making sewn-together scraps of fabric perfectly fit your body? It's kind of magical. And it feels like the ultimate wardrobe indulgence. Romualdo is a bespoke tailoring business that's been around since 1968, so when my friend Micah of Fallon Thatcher invited me to be part of a campaign for their new line of women’s custom blazers, I jumped right on it. If you’ve ever had...

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Perfection is a Myth and Other Learnings from Tether

It's been a while! For the past year and some change, I've been busy creating Tether, a community and agency for creative image-makers like photographers, stylists, producers, and more. It's been a fun ride and I've learned a lot about myself, building a brand, and the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. As much as I'd like to have it all figured out, I don't—which is very uncomfortable for me—but I'd like to share what I have learned...

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Cincinnati Premium Outlets x Thread Giveaway!

Long time, no blog! I have plenty to share (or do I?), but as of now, I'm jumping back into the blogging game with a dope Thread Cincinnati giveaway: a $125, $75, and $50 gift card to Cincinnati Premium Outlets. Before you enter--and you should--let me just reiterate my love for Off 5th and mention that I found some fantastic sandals at Nine West, a cute shirt and denim jacket at J. Crew Factory, and several fun home goods...

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Almost-Spring Cleaning

You know how it doesn't feel like you've really cleaned until you've moved some furniture around? While Spring is technically weeks away, the recent warm spell has me in a clean-up-and-clear-out mood that extends to my online home as well. This weekend, I'll be putting proverbial paper over my digital windows and rebuilding TheStyleSample.com to better reflect my updated brand. There will still be a blog, but I'm putting more focus on what I actually do--and I...

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Planning a photo shoot? Here’s how to put together a shot list

This may seem like a "duh" statement, but I'll say it anyway: In order to get what you want, you have to know what you want. Right. Duh. But you'd be surprised how often clients go into a photo shoot without a clear plan. Most people have vague ideas about what they want out of a shoot, but until we can project thoughts into each others' minds Star Trek-style, a shot list is the best way to communicate exactly...

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Travel // 5 Things to Do in San Diego

The weather outside may or may not be frightful, but one place isn't having these problems: San Diego. While it does, in fact, rain in Southern California (Tony Toni Tone LIED y'all), the weather is pleasingly temperate year-round. There's an ocean, of course, as well as parks, mountains, and trees with fruit on them(!) in addition to plenty of good food and fun spots to explore. Here's what you should do: 1 // TAKE THE FERRY TO...

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Shopping // Gettin’ Lucky Kat

I've reached a point in my life where I just want to be comfortable. The idea of floating through life wearing pajamas and bedding--as in actual blankets and such--is extremely appealing. Meanwhile, I'm also (supposedly) an adult. Taking meetings while wrapped in a comforter is not exactly professional. Enter casual wear from the likes of Lucky Kat, a locally-based online retailer started by my friend Katie and her mother. They specialize in reasonably priced boho-chic styles...

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