Thursday, October 27, 2011

45. Images à la sauvette (Images on the run)

Some pictures so far from my B&W film photography class this semester...

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on Earth which can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory."
-Henri Cartier-Bresson

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

43. Curiouser and Curiouser

"'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat.`We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'"

Just cast as the Cheshire Cat in YCT's production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland! Goes up in December, first read-through tonight!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

42. Playground Love

Rusty stop signs, muddy baseball parks, big sweaters, blue railings & brick walls.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

41. It's Witchcraft

Ouija boards, loose braids, bunny rabbits & pastel love potions.

Wildfox literally never ceases to inspire me. They come up with the BEST stories for each collection and always have in mind a very specific, alluring, mysterious "girl" to embody the collection's aura. This video (it's an old one) is my all-time favorite from Wildfox so far. It sets the perfect darkly-enchanted and magically-desirous mood for Halloween!

Click here for the full story on this campaign and for more pictures of the GORGY RACHEL BALLINGER<333

Sunday, October 9, 2011

39. NYC Trips

Probably stating the obvious here, but there are many, many reasons why I love Yale. Lately, I have been taking happy advantage of how close it is to New York, hittin' up the Metro-Noth train ride that goes right to Grand Central. I've been twice just this week!
I went into NYC on Wednesday to be a background extra in CSI:NY, or "college type #47" as my check-in identification put it.  Here are some quick, sneaky Blackberry pics since I figured my big cam wouldn't be so subtle O:)
 It was a long day from 7AM-6:30PM, but so. much. fun...and I even got paid for it! My job was to walk back and forth a few times in the background while the main actors did their thang. We started on a street corner near Astor Place then relocated to Washington Square Park after a quick lunch and an outfit change. I met a bunch of really interesting people and it was just the most exciting feeling to be on a real set! I think I heard someone say we were filming episode 7 of the current season, to come out in early November. Not 100% sure, but if you're a CSI:NY watcher, then look out for meee!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

38. Alfa Romeo Young Designer Competition

Exciting things! So my friend Jacque who goes to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland just told me about this really incredible opportunity for young fashion designers called the Alfa Romeo Young Designer Competition. Jacque is the Press Officer for the St. Andrews Charity Fashion Show 2012, an annual event that is teaming up with Alfa Romeo to create the competition. 

The winners of the competition will get their designs on the catwalk of Britain's largest student-run fashion show, £1000 in prize money, a feature and spread in The FS Magazine, and the opportunity to design a line worth £500 for this year's chosen charity, The Muir Maxwell Trust.

Applications close on OCTOBER 15, so if this sounds exciting to you (which it should!!) APPLY ASAP! More details on their website

And here's a quick video to learn more about the St. Andrews Charity Fashion Show itself. I got goosebumps while watching it just because it seems like such an inspiring project to be a part of. It's so exciting to see the huge impact a student-run event can create!