I never, ever wear pink.  It's just not my color.  However, I got a last minute invite to a party this past weekend and needed something festive to wear.  So to avoid the usual Adrienne outfit of all black or various shades of gray, I went on the hunt for something that was still "me", but a bit brighter and a tad more festive. 

Dress: via Nasty Gal , Bad ass snake bracelet, also Nasty Gal

and to keep warm since it was, oh, 30+ degrees out, I wore this fantastic power shoulder blazer by Funktional

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I am trying to get better with the outift photos.  It's really like pulling teeth to get my boyfriend to take them though!  But, you get the idea. 

Happy Holidays to everyone!  See ya soon!



Old New York

Oh haaaaaaaay!

I'm still super busy being nerdy and taking tons of photos and researching which cameras I'd like to buy, however, I did manage to jet up to New York for the Thanksgiving holiday for a little break.  My mother and I stayed with my sister and co. for almost a week, and while it was awesome to get away, I sure am excited to be back in Atlanta.  

So we started off our holiday with a quick visit to Little Italy and Chinatown, until I had to make a run for it because Chinatown smells terrible, and I came close to getting sick more than once.  All of that fish just sitting out...ugh.  So after that, my mom forced me to Times Square so she could find some New York themed gifts for her friends at work.  I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I cannot stand Times Square.  I used to live in NY, I am not a tourist, therefore I have no desire or patience to deal with all of the people that lurk around there.  We did however manage to snap a few quick photos before I got too bitter...

(photo via Polaroid Spectra w/ expired 990 film)

jeans: thrifted Miss Sixty, bag: oooold Express, leather jacket: vintage, sequin top: Nasty Gal, glasses: UO

I loved these shiny mosaic horseys, found at the 5th Ave. subway stop

I find this really horrifying, more so in person..

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Meanwhile, back in Queens...

I noticed this old church in Astoria, Queens while taking a walk around with my mom.  It's near my old apartment off of 31st Ave, but I never really took the time to notice it before.  and although you can't quite see all of the details because of the overexposure, I love the way the way my Spectra captured it.  

view from my sister's kitchen window in Astoria, on Thanksgiving Day

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We also had time to fit in several touristy adventures, since my mom lives for that sort of thing...

Calvary Cemetary in Queens

I know it may seem a bit morbid, but this place really was quite lovely once you get out and walk around all of the thousands of graves that must be there.  I think it may be the largest cemetary in the US, and is really mindblowing.  (photo is a triple exposure done w/ my vintage ciro-flex and expired konica film)

Wintuk girl in Times Square

this girl...was crazy.  we actually went and saw the show that night though, and it was amazing.  it was my first Cirque du Soliel experience and I was LIVING FOR IT!  (taken w/ the ciro-flex & ilford xp2 super)

JUMP!  for really obnoxious advertising.  yikes.

times square, via ciro-flex & ilford xp2 super

Madison Square Frenzy

I managed to grab a double exposure w/ my ciro-flex of everything that was going on in Madison Square Garden, while we were waiting for Wintuk to start


this was the second day we were there.  I was so excited to go outside with my camera, and then here comes the mist and fog.  oh well..

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Wow!  I can't believe I finally got around to posting more consistently.  I'm trying to get better, really.  :)

So I've put together some really fun outfits lately and would love to show everyone, so this evening (after I color my faded roots), I will attempt to set up my Polaroid on a tripod and make something happen.  Wish me luck!



so much for dressing down

I am completely obsessed with dresses lately.  Which makes the fact that I don't own very many even worse.  However, I have been on the hunt, but it seems like everything I find is either too expensive (per usual), or sold out in my size.  Bummer.  I also tend to want the ones that I really have no business buying.  As in, I have no where to wear them to. 

Anyhow, here are my latest "ooooooohhhh" worth finds.  At least thats the sound I made when I saw them.  Partly because they're so pretty, and partly because I can't have them.

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(this one, I MUST have!)

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aaaaand I'm just going to stop with that one, because I'm so obsessed with it right now, I can only keep thinking about how awesome it is and how I have to figure out where I'm going to find the money to purchase it.  ugh!  I even have the perfect shoes for it too...

I'm done!  So hopefully I can get one or two of these before the holidays.  Meaning, before our fun filled trip to New Orleans with the all star crew of Homepark Atlanta.  I cannot wait!  However, my bank account is not too pumped about it.

In other news, I have another post coming in a day or so with some photos from my Thanksgiving New York trip (I know, I'm behind), and also some cute outfit photos from recent funtimes!

See you soon!


Fade to Black

I figured this little project deserved an entire post just to itself.

PolaPremium recently released some film for the Polaroid SX-70 that's never been seen before, called Fade to Black.  Of course being the massive nerd that I am, I ordered a pack of it immediately because it is also very limited.  Until yesterday, it had been chillin (literally, har har har) in my fridge for almost a month, so I decided to quit waiting for something exceptional to come along and just try it out while the light was nice.

and here you have it..


I took this photo of myself in our living room because it happened to be the right moment for it.  Then I scanned it 20 times during a 12 hour period in order to catch a lot of the color changes, because after 24 hours of taking the photo, it turns completely black. 

amazing right?!  I swear I am completely obsessed with this film and think it's the most beautiful thing ever.  I've already ordered 2 more packs to play with in the coming months. 

In other news, I took a recent trip to New York and took lots of fun photos, so I'll be sure to post those real soon.  I've been so busy lately I can hardly think or remember to eat. 

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Exciting happenings this week:
Tonight, 12/7 = shooting photos for an album booklet, with the help of photo genius Matt Odom
Friday, 12/11 = push pin photography show @ Tilt Coffee Shop in Castleberry Hill, Atlanta

see you all soon :)



it's magic

Sooooo I posted some photos from the Burlesque Camera Club shoot a few weeks ago, but I just recently got back the film shots that I did from that night, and I am in love.  For these black and whites I used my 1950something Ciro-Flex TLR.  This camera is fully manual, which can be horrifying, but is really fun for the most part.  I was worried about it being too dark for these to turn out, but I am actually really thrilled with the results.  Anyhow, have a looksie for yourself, and please, let me know what you think  :)

Hot Toddies Flaming Cabaret

Miss Melissa Coffey

ahhhhhh yes, the magic of film!  I'm so nerdy about my love for old cameras and film, it's beginning to border on obsession.  whatever though. 

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moving on, this past weekend in Atlanta was pretty amazing.  there was an art stroll in our little neighborhood, Castleberry Hill, and I had several pieces of work hanging down at one of the gallerys at a Push Pin show.  I've never put up prints for sale before, nor have I had any sort of public viewing for my photos, so needless to say, I was nerrrrrrvous.  Well, lucky night for me, I ended up selling 4 out of 7 prints, and won the title of Best in Show!  I was totally stunned that my photo was chosen out of 212 hanging in the gallery.  I also had a ton of friends show up, and it felt amazing to see that I have so much support in our little community <3

here is the photo that won, taken last year on a vacation with friends to Tybee Island near Savannah, GA

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photos from the Push Pin show @ Big House Gallery - Granite Room

hanging my prints, photo by HamWithCam

this was right after they told me I'd won, hence the awkward/surprised stance..

w/ Jess after she was awesome enough to buy one of my prints

(last 2 photos stolen from Jess)

You know, it is unfortunate that it's too dark to see my outfit very much in these photos.  I was pretty proud of it too, because it was bangin!  However, I would like to mention that the white top, which is a bodysuit featuring a FIERCE tiger face, is from Forever21 and is probably my most favorite thing I've ever purchased from them.  The material is thick so it's not see through, and it fits perfect!  I love love love this thing.  The plaid shorts were also from Forever21 and are great as well.  ...and just when I thought I was over this store, they pull me back in.  ugh! 

So I'm out for now, to anxiously await the arrival of some new Polaroid film to test out in my SX-70.  I'm planning a couple of awesome weekend activities and adventures that will surely produce some amazing photos, so please come back! 



holidaaaaaaaay, celebraaaaaaaate

I swear that song is still fantastic!  I mean it really doesn't get any better than 80's Madonna.  You know, before she lost her mind.  Anyhow!  I wish I could find some festive holiday parties and whatnot to attend, because all I'm interested in lately are party clothes.  Fall/winter wear has always been my favorite, but when you throw some sequins on it, I really start to flip out.  I know, it's pretty pathetic.  So without further ado, here are some of my favorite pieces floating around the internet right now. 


                                          Satin Bow Heel - $98                                            

I know this isn't all fancy and holiday party-like, but I just realllly reallly want it!


yes, I still want these...I'm pretty sure I think about them every day at this point.

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aaaand that is all I have for you for now!  Although I would like to mention that I could also use a fatty curling iron and some hair color, as I am really feeling the need to do something different with my hair.  I also need some new black leggings because mine are looking really sad at this point.

Anyway, I will now be in mourning for the rest of the day after seeing that topshop has those Ashish wedges back in stock.  Tears!!  So now I'm off to find myself an 80 year old husband that will leave me tons of money so that I can purchase all of these things..



dances in air

As I've mentioned recently, I haven't been doing my usual internet clothing shopping spree/lurk as much as usual because I've been taking lots of photos and spending most of my time editing and such.  Well, last week I had the opportunity to take part in a shoot with the Atlanta Burlesque Camera Club, and I happened to pick an an awesome night!  The models for the night included two lovely girls that also happened to be FIRE BREATHERS!  and a really impressive local aerielist, Melissa Coffey.  She was THE sweetest and probably the only person that can still look absolutely amazing while hanging upside down. 

Anyhow, here are just a few photos from that night, but they're my favorites so far, so I hope you all enjoy them too.  :)

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(I love grain)

So, that's all I have at the moment.  I'll be right back later this week (hopefully) to share a few exciting and cheap pieces I've just stumbled upon...and ordered.  whooops!  These things include, but are not limited to, TIGERS!

THANKS to those of you still stopping by and saying hello while I've been on my little shopping hiatus.  I appreciate it!  So guys, have a lovely week!



ey ey ey

At 2am, I cannot seem to quit thinking about everything I could wear with THESE

..if only I could afford them.  sad, sad bunny :(

Anyhow, my weekend turned out to be pretty crazy, but definitely a whole lot of fun.  Friday night my boyfriend's band played at some of our friends house and it went way better than I expected.  Meaning, the cops didn't show up! 

Before the the party, I headed over to Slice for food and a cocktails with pals Dusty and Jess

We got Dusty to take our picture, but apparently he has a fondness for choosing bad angles, so I won't be posting that one!

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I arrived at our funtime shindig with camera(s) ready to go, and after a few VERY delicious sweet tea vodka and lemonade drinks, I was actually running around shooting!  You know, I have to get that liquid courage at these events, otherwise I am just no good.  Here are a few of my favorites from the night..

me + Emil, brought to you by Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka

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That night was fun fun fun, but the next day was rouuuugh.  Therefore, Emil and I decided to take a little walk through the neighborhood and have breakfast down at Johnny Cake's.  On the way there I snapped this with one of my newer Polaroids..

So while I'm thinking about it, I should probably apologize for my lack of posts lately.  I have been nuts busy lately and it's been great, but I haven't had time for much internet fun, other than posting photos to my website and such.  One of the most exciting things I've done was help photographer Joeff Davis do a cover shoot for an issue of Creative Loafing.  They wanted to shoot the cover photo with a Holga camera, but didn't have one or know how to use one, so they found me!  It was actually really cool to see how the real pros do it, and I was totally flattered when Joeff sent me an email later telling me how awesome I was.  Score!  Anyhow, they shot the cover with my holga and my film, and I directed Joeff on how to work the magic with such a sketchy little camera.  So I'll be getting a special thanks in the issue.  Yay!  Let's hope it gets me some work..

And now, I have to run.  Yet again.  However, I will be back super soon to post some fabulous clothing items that I DESPERATELY need.  Oh!  And to share with you all some really beautiful photos I took last night of a local Atlanta aerialist.  SUPER pumped about these!  I'll be cooped up in my loft editing for the next week...

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my favorite photo from the past month, shot from my plane window on a flight to NY.  behold, the Holga magic..