As I write this from my new NYC apartment, this post is a farewell to California. While spending the past few years tottering between life in New York City and Carmel, California, I decided I had to pick a side. And New York won.
And while life on this coast is certainly more challenging in many ways (no one ever claims New York as being an easy city to live in), the easy way out never seemed like the better option for me.
So in the forests that acted as our after school playground, and on the beaches that raised me, this is my last shoot in California. I’m wearing a black velvet ATM dress, Saint Laurent lace up boots, vintage Oliver Peoples shades, a vintage Gucci backpack, Caydence Arellano jewelry, and my quartz crystal pendant for good luck.