Saturday, March 05, 2016

staying stylish while staying warm - THE END

here is the final feature for this 
"staying stylish while staying warm" 

this series has been such a wonderful experience for me to do. 

i want to sincerely thank everyone who agreed to got out in the cold with me. 
there would be no series without all of you. 

my goal with this was to show you.... yourselves. 
i wanted you and everyone who came to to see you. 
and know how fantastic i think you are. 

i chose to do this in the winter for a multitude of reasons. 
the challenge. 
the beauty within the snow.
i find that winter clothing at some point have to give way to practicality. 

i wanted to show how other people ensured to merge their representation of self while being faced with the reality of needing to stay warm. 
i also think that winter style forces us to get creative. 
that everyone does it a little different.

bye for now everyone



Monday, March 03, 2014


model: laura

song/artist: biko/bloc party

well here we are subject #28!
 i can't believe the final post is here. 
i am exhausted. 
ha ha ha.

today's song choice is by all time favourite band
 bloc party. 
they are not together any longer... 
as far as i know. 
there were rumours that they were getting back. 
either way i love them. 

sorry i went MIA over the weekend. 
i decided to take a little break and have some fun. 

this gorgeous face is laura.
she is the last and final feature for this series. 
laura is last because she is literally the last person i photographed for this series. 

laura and i work together. 
laura is a 
highly creative, 

she is a very talented makup artist. 
check out here blog:

she will be updating it there with some awesome makeup tips and creative ish.

her look is so wonderful. 
i always look forward to seeing how her makeup will look when she comes to work. 

until the day of our shoot i had no idea that laura is also a very talented artist. 
i photographed her at her apartment 
 before we started shooting, 
i got to see her paintings. 
in that moment it all made sense. 
her ability to do such gorgeous makeup is because is a fantastic painter and sketcher. 

i have always admired people who can draw and paint. 
i am terrible at both of these things. 
i always wished drawing had been my talent. 

here are the photographs laura and i created just a few short weeks ago.

bye for now

(1.) do you love or loathe winter?
a: loathe winter.
i thrive like a lizard in the sun.

(2.) what is your favourite item you are wearing right now? and why?
a: my jacket. i wouldn't go out if not for it (see q #1)
(3.) what is your zodiac sign?
a: i am a leo

(4.) describe your style in three words...
a: cheap, basic, annnnnnd makeup. 
but none of those to describe each other.
ha ha ha.


Friday, February 28, 2014

the trailer and the truck

model: rob

song/artist: the trailer and the truck/josiah wolf

subject #27 is my friend rob. 

i met rob through ian. 

rob was not originally scheduled to be in this series. 
but i am sooo glad that he was available. 

i have always thought that rob was very good looking. but i did not realize how incredibly handsome he is until i took these photographs.

while doing edits on these photographs i found myself just staring at his image in awe. 

his features are not something that i noticed right away. 
to be honest, 
i think that it is because sooo many fashion mags 
mens mags 
ALWAYS feature blonde haired blue eyed people. 
that at this point all people with those features look exactly the same to me. 

i had initially asked rob to pose for me because he has impecable style. 
he really knows how to put an out fit together. 
 and when we began shooting i realized he was exactly what i had anticipated. 

but when we began shooting his close ups. 
i was blown away by the structure of his face! 
it is soooo gorgeous. 
from a design perspective, he features are so interesting. 
to me, they not typical of his blonde haired blue eyed counterparts.

anyone who knows me... 
knows that i am a women who is rendered immobile by a handsome man. 
if we have dated you can rest assured that you are a man with a gorgeous face. 

now some people may say
 "well, marla, everyone thinks that way." 
"yeah being attractive is great." 
but seriously, for me, if a man is incredibly handsome and has a face. 
i could care less what else he has going on. 
he could be a terrible dresser, short, unemployed, over weight, a total asshole etc. 
but if he has a handsome face... he may have my heart. 
yes i am superficial. 
don't be so surprised.

with that said one of the wonderful things about rob.... 
 is that he seems completely oblivious to the fact that he has stunning looks. 
because rob is the 
most polite 
"handsome man"
 i have ever met. 

i really enjoyed taking your photograph rob. 
and i really want to have you in front of my lens again. 
your look is outta this world. 

thank you for posing for me.

see you all tomorrow for my last post in this series. 


(1.) do you love or loather winter?
a: i loathe winter because of the short sunlight hours.

(2.) what is your favourite item you are wearing right now? and why?
a: my pants. they're thick wool and keep me very warm.

(3.) what is your zodiac sign?
a: scorpio

(4.) describe your style in three words....
a: casual, urban, prepster