Prom Queen-The Art of Turning off Men

Normally I don’t model for my own photographs as the self timer and my mild awkwardness in front of the camera doesn’t offer me a lot of freedom. However, this morning I had blow dried my hair out and figured it would be a loss not to capture it for the world (or a very…

More is More is More is…

Scenario: It’s late, nighttime, what some would call early morning. I have watched every makeup challenge video on YouTube. A new video pops up: “My Minimalist Wardrobe”. “I can get into this” I think to myself. Behind me is a wardrobe overflowing with clothes dating back to sixth grade, a cold sweat rushes over me….

Make Bad Art

Call it an identity crisis, or a mental breakdown, but my urge to throw my phone into the ocean is becoming all too strong. How fucking privileged of me. However, since I’ve got your attention by swearing in the mere second sentence, I want to talk about young creatives on the internet. If you’re reading…

To the Ladies of the Lens

Before I absolutely bash male photographers (kidding), I’d like to recognize that my first photography role models were both men: Tyler Shields and Richard Avedon. But today is for the ladies of the lens. Actually, every day is for the ladies of the lens. I’m truly tired of feeling like shit around male photographers. At…

“You’d be pretty if you ____”

There’s nothing like those snide remarks, the “you’d be pretty if you ___” or the “maybe you should ___” comments. Well, here’s what you say to those “fuck you”. Developing a “fuck you” attitude has truly been a life changer. I mean what possible comeback is there to “fuck you”. As a photographer, specifically a…

Styling a Vintage Shift Dress

There’s something about vintage clothes I can’t resist. Maybe I spend a little too much time romanticizing clothing, but I love the thought that someone else once enjoyed the same piece I own today. Not to mention, vintage clothing is often built tougher and lasts much longer (sounds like I’m trying to sell you a…

In Trend-Animal Prints

Although you may have tossed your leopard print belt circa 2005, animal prints are making a comeback, in a different way. Instead of the outdated style of covering whole articles of clothing in one animal print, clothing companies are celebrating the animals themselves through embroidery and patches. This fun trend has made its appearance more…

Self Love

Whether you see thrifts and prints as a blog, zine, or a collection of nonsense, one aspect remains true, I founded this ‘thing’ on the principles of individuality. I was a sophomore in high school when I finally got thrifts and prints up and running, that was the first year I made the decision to…

Valentine’s Makeup

Valentine’s Day is up there with the lame holidays, which includes Saint Patrick’s day and Easter, but anything can be fun with makeup. Last year I did a pretty boring set of three makeup looks to celebrate the holiday. This year i’m doing something a little more fun and a little more me. Of course…

The Anatomy of Fish

Sometimes, when the sun hits a fish just right, they’re not just brown or orange, but pink and green and blue […] in that little patch of sunlight where there is no “just”, but more of what could be  The anatomy of fish is the name of the essay I submitted for college. I wasn’t…