dark days

I feel like this year has flown/is flying by.  And while everyone and everything is moving on, I think fashion trends are a good mix of old and new, which I am really into. 

So without further ado, here are some of my wardrobe desires for the upcoming fall months in New York.  As usual, I'm a huge fan of black...and things I have no reason to buy and wear because I never do anything fancy enough....le sigh...

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moving up up up

Well hello there!  I realize it's been quite a while, but I've been super busy, and super broke.  So the whole shopping thing has become more depressing than anything, but now (hopefully) I am back in action.

Now that I am living back in New York, I've had to acquire a (gasp!) real job. Yes yes, but it's actually not bad at all, and I'm looking forward to sprucing up my wardrobe a bit.  I'm referring to it not as business casual, but as business FIERCE! 

aaand off we go..

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I think we're safe just starting there.  I still have to win the mega-millions...




So I've been out and about and traveling as much as possible lately.  I bought no souvenirs, but here are a ton of photos I took from a week long adventure in South Florida...


summer is here!

It was like this every day.  I do think this may be the prettiest place I've ever been.



the cut through 
(on polaroid fade to black)

(on expired polaroid blue)

how awesome is this thing?!  bummer it was apparently just being used for storage :/


these next few are something I did...because I thought it might be neat.  ha..


(all shot w/ a holga + expired agfa)



Doesn't the Epcot ball look especially epic?  yesssssss


my favorites:

riding on a boat at 7am almost every day
getting a little sun
and swimming multiple times a day

self portrait 
(polaroid spectra + expired 990)
((don't worry, I do have eyebrows))

I hope you all enjoyed my not-so-timely update.  More to come soon...


**all photos were shot on film, polaroid or medium format, and posted with little to no photoshop.  these photos were taken by me, and I do this because I love it, not because it's making me any money (because it isn't).  so please, be kind and don't steal my work.  if you would like to post something I've done on your own blog or website, just ask.  thank you :) 


I want it I want it I want it

I love everything about this outfit....other than the scarf.  I could do without that.
dress by WPQ, $68 


and I have to call extra attention to these shoes, because they are amazing.  and I don't really do the low wedge, so that's saying a lot.



copyright adrienne claire darnell


I took this photo of my friend Bonnie last night, and thought that I should share, since she's wearing bits from my closet :)

the leopard print jacket she's lying on is by Motel.  the giant mink shawl was my grandmothers (love), and the fox fur neck wrap (underneath the mink) is from Express...many years ago...when they still had cute clothes.

shot with a polaroid sx-70 + artisticTZ film + flashbar

this makes me very happy


need that


more from my kelly osbourne obsession.  she's just so cute to me lately, I can't help it.  and she looks so happy.  but seriously, I would wear the shit out of that dress. 


current staples

I've been on the fritz lately, mostly due to being backed up with my photo editing and getting stuff together for a show, and a week long feature I have coming up.  :)  More on that later!  

Anyhow, within the past two months, I haven't been able to get enough of my ivory tights, and my favorite handbag purchase ever.  Well, maybe in a while anyway.  So here are some quick polaroids I took of my new bff's..

random ivory tights, found in my dresser.  score.

bag by michael kors

ps.  i'm also spending a lot of time over on tumblr.  if you guys are into that, we should totally be tumblr friends too.



(all photos by me)


the frills

I will note that I am not a fan of the dress on that particular model's body type and skin tone, but I would wear the shit out of it...if I had something festive to attend.  

Also, I dream about those shoes at night.  So, so, sad.



I think this is amazing, and I must have it..