À la mode

Necklace: TJ Maxx, Vegan Leather Blouse: Magpie, Suede Skirt: Goodwill, Faux Fur Jacket: Altuzarra for Target, Shoes: Talbots

Photography by : Blake Von D 

Every thing you do in life, do it "a la mode"; With style (in French). Be deliberate in your look. Let it represent who you are, not just who you want to be. Wear what speaks to you and let that speak to everyone else. Back in grade school, I was always told I dressed "different." "Christine why do you always dress in costume?" Words from my peers. I didn't understand how what I was wearing was so abnormal to everyone else. I just wore what I felt like wearing. One day I may want to be punk, the next preppy. I may want to be bohemian, or just combine all of those a create a whole new genre. No matter what, I'm always 100% ME. 

One thing about me then and now, is that I've never worn what was "in." I define my personal style as classic, because I'm consistent. I know what I like and I stay very true to that. I love textures, so I mixed leather, suede, & fur. I love blazers, so I find any excuse to wear one. I am inspired by all things art so I used my body as a canvas. Style as my media of choice. I don't do labels. I do pieces. As a thrifter, that's how I think. If it's a timeless piece, I'm wearing it today, tomorrow, next year, and maybe someday my kids will wear it too. I'm not about fashion "do's and don'ts." If I like something, I'm wearing it. Style is about you and the statement you want to make. Mine says "I'm a strong, passionate, & creative individual. Watch me live the hell out of this life."

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Fade To Black

Jacket: Attachment, Pants: The Limited, Shoes: via Buffalo Exchange

Photography by: Clint Blane (Instagram: @clintblane)


Fade To Black

By: The Rolling Stones

I see a red door and I want to paint it black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black

I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back

I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a new born baby it just happens ev'ry day

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and it has been painted black

Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facin' up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you

If I look hard enough into the settin' sun
My love will laugh with me before the mornin' comes

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black

I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

Hmm, hmm, hmm,...

I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal

I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black


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Sweet November

Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs, Top: Love Culture , Skirt: Vintage, Shoes: Aldo                                          Photography by : Clint Blane (Instagram:  Clintblane)


"...Flying high and fearless, Baby. I've kissed death a thousand times before...Remember me for who I was not who I am I'll pray you remember this sweet sweet sweet November..." - Sza

Sometimes I forget to live in the "Now." I get so caught up in the future. The why's, the hows, the whens, and the wheres. I want so badly to know where I'm going and what's going to happen to me and when it'll all make sense for me. When will I find love? How long will it take me to get where I want to be in life. When will these lessons be learned and life can stop testing my nerves!

I have to remind myself that "It is written." This life is already laid out for me. I have to learn to let go and step out on faith; Just take in every moment as it comes and enjoy whats happening to me at this very moment. There's so much I'm grateful for. So much beauty around me. I don't know how much longer I have left on this planet. The Universe stays busy unfolding. Whether I'm ready or not life is going to happen to me, so what I need is to get on board. Because that's the only way I can receive the gifts that have yet to come to me. These days I spend my time getting to know and love ME. And to be quite frank, it's fucking amazing! I highly recommend it.  -C.M.Hamilton

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No Longer Afraid

Being me isn't so easy to be...I'm sensitive, complicated, guarded, & little stubborn. I love hard, so I hurt easily. I'm critical, so I always see the flaws. I'm a perfectionist, so I'm very particular...But that's okay...It's okay that I'm sensitive, because it shows how my heart is pure. It's okay that I'm complicated because it means I have depth. It's okay that I'm guarded, because it means I'm protective over my heart. I'm critical because I want the best for me. I'm particular because I know what I like. I'm sharp and direct and not everyone can handle it. I'm passionate and expressive and most people aren't. I'm not everyone's "cup of tea." They don't all "get me." But, I know myself. I love myself. I can't worry about what others think, because they aren't living my life. I'm no longer afraid of not being liked. I'm no longer afraid of being me. Because being me is the best thing I could ever be.