A Primitive Project: ‘Nymph’

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NYMPH

Spring 2016


Photographer: Miranda Berggren

http://www.mirandaannberggren.com

HMU: Nhung Nguyen

Instagram@seaofnhung

Wardrobe: Kelsey of P & K Collective

http://www.rawartists.org/vangdesigns

Instagram@PandKCollective

Additional Styling: Pakou Vang

Instagram@pkonvang


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A sun stricken siren pictured here entangled in a crystal-encrusted body harness by P & K Collective.

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Crystals are abundant in today’s world and used for many sorts of things, but the most known and probably the most prevelent of these eye-catching crystals would be the Quartz.

Here are some fun facts…

Lustre: Vitreous

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Color(s): Clear, Pink (Rose Quartz), Orange, Purple, Black, Blue, Green, Brown, Purple (Amethyst), Yellow (Citrine), White, Gray and Yellow (Ametrine)

…and many other colorful variations of chromatic hues…

Lore: Quartz is the second most common stone on the planet. It has been said that Quartz holds many metaphysical qualities. Clear Quartz a.k.a., the ‘Master Healer” also used to be utilized by Psychics in order to predict the future.


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Seeking solace in a moss-covered cove.

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A Sweet Project: ‘Rosy Cheeks’

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ROSY

CHEEKS

Spring 2016


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Model: Martene @ Ohlsson Mgmt

HMU: Stephanie Ruditys

Here are just a few shots of a gorgeous new face I collaborated with this past Spring. She was a pleasure to work with and was a natural in front of the camera.

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Top: Vintage

Shorts: Model’s own

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Shoes: Converse

Jeans: Model’s own

Shirt + Jacket: Vintage

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Weekend Getaway: Los Angeles, C.A.

Summer is here and I am so glad I got to see my beautiful cousin Ginny this past weekend. She currently resides in Los Angeles, and is the ultimate true blue Californian beaut, the cousin not the city. Needless to say, she’s pretty badass and I am very proud of what she has accomplished. I hope you all had a great weekend! Enjoy.

Los Angeles, C.A. 2016

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Here are some fun excerpts from my quick trip. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to take as many photos as I had liked due to the busy schedule and just wanting to catch up with the cousin. We only ever get to see each other once in a blue moon, so it’s so nice that I got to hang and say my hellos!

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First, we woke up and grabbed some much needed coffee, threw on some makeup, tornadoed the ground and tabletops with girl crap, gabbed, got dressed, and off we went to spend our money and our calories.

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The crash pad.

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Above, is a serene view of the courtyard. Below, is a rare digital image of an actual angel taken July 16th, 2016.

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Fairfax.

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Clearly in a hurry to grab some grub. Follow the blonde with the matching backpack and the jean jacket (with a sick donut pin attached from Madewell, sadly not pictured).

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On Ginny

Jacket: Paige

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Backpack: Rag & Bone

Shirt: Joie

Jeans: Paige

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Our moods after the foods.

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The backpack, the blonde and I then ventured into a fun pop up shop called Reservoir on Robertson Blvd.

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 THE glasses. A little bit obsessed.

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Dork alert.

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On Miranda

Bag: Marc Jacobs

Jeans: Urban Outfitters

Shoes: theory

Top: J.O.A.

Glasses: Ray Ban

A Punk Project: Part 1

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I love testing with new faces because I get to give them some tips and tricks for the future and I also get to teach them a few things about angles and cameras, as well as answer any questions they may have. We love to chat and they’re usually very sweet and polite, which makes our jobs a lot easier!

These photos turned out great. The hair and makeup, done my Amanda Shallows, turned out perfectly punk and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Stay tuned for more!


PRETTY

PUNKS

July 2016


Photographer: Miranda Berggren

http://www.mirandaannberggren.com

HMU: Amanda Shallows

@amandashallow

Styling: Miranda Berggren

Models: Julia + Kalli

 @Ohlsson Model Mgmt

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Bra: Model’s own

Black slip dress: Zara

Jewelry: Model’s own

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Some behind the scenes images…

We then ventured outside after a swift wardrobe change…

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Shirt: Chaser LA

Shorts: Model’s own

Shoes: Converse

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A Botanical Project: ‘At Home with the Horticulturist’

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One of my closest friends Christina looking flawless as per usual in her Third Ward Loft. She was gracious enough to let me raid her closet and basically rearrange her apartment for a day to take some photos! The brunette beauty enjoys hanging out in her living room and cuddling with Snuggles, her fluffy pup, and Joseph, her botany expert beau. Scattered around her cool + chic bungalow are many different blooming plants of various shapes and sizes. “Plants are food for the soul. They breathe life indoors and filter out harmful or negative toxins. They make a house a home and fill it with greenery and joy.” In other words, plants + place = good vibes.

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Shoes: Prada

Shirt with white piping: Rachel Zoe

Jeans: Seven for all Mankind

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Christina has a wonderful eye for selecting the chicest of the chic when it comes to her wardrobe, or pretty much anything else. Christina’s closet pictured below, is dripping with eye-catching textures, like monochromatic prints, furs, leopard pumps, and lots of leather, must haves for any “it” girl.

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Sandal pumps pictured above: Sam Edelman

Weekender Bag: Louis Vuitton

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Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Black distressed denim: Current Elliot

Glasses: Ray-Ban

Purse: Valentino

Bodysuit: Vintage

White leather jacket: J Brand

Lipstick: Nars

Red Lace Top: Alexis

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Now we’re on our way to grab some much needed grub. Burgers anyone?

A Wild Project: ‘Kat’

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WILD WILD WEST

COAST

June 2016


Photographer: Miranda Berggren

http://www.mirandaaberggren.com

Instagram@mirandaberggren

Model: Kat

Instagram: @violitia

HMU: Miranda Berggren

Wardrobe: Kat

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Shoes: Alexander Wang

Sweater: Tyler Lambert

Scarf: Vintage

Shorts: BB Dakota

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 BTS…

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Thistle + Hummingbird: Brunch at the Plaza

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Brunch At The Plaza

Sundays are meant for sleeping in, stressing less, eating more, and having some fun. Work hard play hard am I right? My friend Kat and I decided to have a mid afternoon breakfast pick me up. We headed to one of our favorite places, Cafe at the Plaza.

I wanted to share some fun and beautiful memories we captured below.

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Of course, before we left we had to snap some shots in our sundresses. Kat is wearing a vintage chiffon skirt from DKNY and vintage JCrew floral printed slip all from Lela Boutique in the Third Ward of downtown Milwaukee, WI.

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Theory booties on me to the right + Sam Edelman kitten heels on Kat to the left (oh the irony).

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Because I live a hop, skip and a jump away from said Cafe, I decided it was best we meet at my place and then walk over. We took a stroll down my street and saw some Spring time sights and delights. Below is Kat slinging her Coach cross body while en route to food.

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The neighborhood

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We made it!

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Same Theory booties, maxi from Target, Marc Jacobs backpack, Ray Ban sunnies.

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Photo props to Kat for this adorable snap above of some blooms in a mason jar.

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The Courtyard aka a little slice of Parisienne heaven…

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Only a brief lull.

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Trying to walk off our breakfast…and on to the next adventure.

Enjoy! x