Chicago has been brutally cold lately, but that didn't stop Nathan Adhikari and I from walking out to Montrose Beach in Chicago last week to shoot these photos and explore a bit. I live in Uptown right by Montrose Beach by the way... so close that I actually live on Montrose Avenue. It's glorious living so close to the beach in the Spring, Summer & Fall.... but in Winter it's a hassle. I've been meaning to photograph this necklace from Uncommon Goods for a while now. It has become my favorite necklace and I love the long chain the geode dangles on. It's so beautiful and natural and simple... just my style! I love to just slip it over my head and let it dangle. I am into really earthy jewelry and costume jewelry mostly... this is a really classy and finely made necklace and the purple amethyst with gold detail is so classy. I highly recommend this necklace for gifts. I LOVE it! Since the holiday season is coming up, here are some personal gifts and gifts for women from Uncommon Goods ♥.
Outfit Details: Hat: American Apparel
Scarf: Forever 21
Necklace: c/o Uncommon Goods
Petticoat: c/o Chic Wish
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Shirt: American Apparel
Photos taken by the fabulous Nathan Adhikari
It's no secret that I am completely obsessed by Andy Warhol's life, art, hobbies, interests, friends and legacy. When I lived in New York City this same time last year, I read a fabulous book on his life from the New York City Library called, "Pop: The Genius of Andy Warhol" and I laughed so many times at his humor and behavior. I went to see his Gold Marilyn and Campbell Soup Cans along with one of his Death & Disaster Paintings with Kate Gabrielle at MOMA in NYC, too! Kate gifted me a fabulous "Warhol Fan Club" pin, too. Thank you so much, Kate! I also picked up a huge carrot juice obsession after learning that is what Andy Warhol drank all of the time. I seriously can't get enough of the Andy Warhol Museum Twitter and I tune into Andy's grave camera that's live 24/7 and it calms me. I adore his work and his style.... a true artist who lived and breathed art yet is so misunderstood at the same time by the general public. I've always been obsessed with designing shoes and it turns out Warhol was quite obsessed with feet & designing shoes as well. I really wish now that I would have gone to the store to buy some silver balloons for this shoot since Andy was obsessed by silver (known to obsess people on amphetamines, which Andy was). He turned the every day into art by taking grocery store items and turning them into art.. thereby questioning, "what is art and what isn't?"
Costume Details: Pants: American Apparel
Socks: My Mom's
Shoes: Forever 21
wig: Unique Thrift Store (bought new)
Glasses: c/o Glasses USA
wool blazer: My Great Grandma Pauline Whitmer Lindsey's (Polly)