#WCW “Really, I do not know whether my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the frankest expression of myself.” – Frida Kahlo. Head over to www.StyleByPatty.com and read about this incredibly talented #fashiondesigner @amanda.casarez and see her vibe through her clothing! Photographer @mcarter.fashion
“ I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.” – Frida Kahlo I’m so proud to share these photos and new blog post with you about fashion designer @amanda.casarez. Click the link in bio to learn about this incredible artist, mother, visionary, friend, designer, teacher. This photo concept was totally out of the box for Amanda and I. Thankfully @mcarter.fashion was there to capture our vision perfectly. #styledbyme
“Surround yourself with really good people. I think that's an important thing. Because the people you surround yourself with are a reflection of you.” - Aaron Rodgers Credits: Models @spooky.city @maggietehan Make up artist @elissamua Wardrobe @amanda.casarez Photographers @mcarter.fashion @thurztin Art direction/styling @stylebypatty #styledbyme
“We all want to be a little glamorous, a little playful and a little mischievous at times.” - Jason Wu @jasonwu Home life while imagining my fashion life. Credits: Models @spooky.city @maggietehan Make up artist @elissamua Fashion designer @amanda.casarez Photographers @mcarter.fashion @thurztin Art direction/styling @stylebypatty #styledbyme
“I find my characters and stories in many varied places; sometimes they pop out of newspaper articles, obscure historical texts, lively dinner party conversations and some even crawl out of the dusty remote recesses of my imagination.” - Lynn Nottage. A glimpse into what the recesses of my restless mind look like. From my brain to your insta feed, the team that makes it possible: Models @spooky.city @maggietehan Make up artist @elissamua Fashion designer @amanda.casarez Photographers @mcarter.fashion @thurztin Art direction/styling @stylebypatty #styledbyme
“All art, from the paintings on the walls of cave dwellers to art created today, is autobiographical because it comes from the secret place in the soul where imagination resides.” - Gloria Vanderbilt. Read about the concept behind this shoot on the blog www.StyleByPatty.com Art direction/styling @stylebypatty Models @spooky.city @maggietehan Make up artist @elissamua Fashion designer @amanda.casarez Photographers @mcarter.fashion @thurztin #styledbyme
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” - George Bernard Shaw. Want to take a look inside my mind and what I look like in my natural habitat? Click the link in bio and check out my imagination come to life. This editorial couldn’t have come true without these magical human beginnings: Models @spooky.city @maggietehan Make up artist @elissamua Fashion designer @amanda.casarez Photographers extraordinaire @mcarter.fashion @thurztin. When you find a group of creatives like this, that are willing to follow you down the rabbit hole of your mind, you are truly #blessed.
“We shouldn't be copying what we see. We should try to find our own sense of style, to believe in ourselves.” - @donatella_versace Outfit deets: Top by @dvf via @renttherunway Pants @loft @loveloft_marketcommon Shoes @justfabonline Mahjong clutch via @daochloedao Photo by #instagramhusband #stylebypatty
“The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.” - Amy Tenney #WCW Outfit deets: Sweater by @dvf via @renttherunway Pants @loft @loveloft_marketcommon Shoes @justfabonline Photographer #instagramhusband #stylebypatty
“I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect and beautiful journey of my life” - @kerrywashington Skirt by @msgm via @renttherunway Photo by #instagramhusband Read my open letter to millennial moms on the previous post with my daughter in the pic. #inspirationalquotes
I’m a millennial mom trying to do it all. I want that successful, long term career as a fashion stylist. I style clients during the week & weekends. I’m an editorial stylist on photoshoots I’m fortunate enough to be a part of. I manage my own website & try to post interesting content to my social media as much as I can. I want to be a self-aware mom that is always there for my daughter & raise her to be as physically, emotionally & psychologically healthy as possible. In an era where women are statistically speaking, waiting longer to get married, I chose to get married in my late 20s & want to nurture & continuously work on growing my marriage with my husband. I want to be physically healthy, so running 3-4 times a week is a must. The more I watch The British Bake Off on Netflix, the more I want to try baking more complex recipes. I’m currently watching Game of Thrones season 8 & season 1. I take my daughter to swim classes, museums & nature walks every weekend. Headphones are a part of my wardrobe as I listen to different podcasts to stay on top of current events & I like to read long scientific articles about outer space & science. *You read that right, I like science n stuff* lol. What you just read is basically the chaos that are my wants and needs and the mess behind me is the personification of all of that. It’s pretty, its fun, it’s a mess, but it’s my mess. Do I accomplish half of these goals on a regular basis? Meh? Do I want to & have the best of intensions of nailing everything & end up on the couch not doing a thing? Of course, I do. I own all of it. So, when the blog posts & the social media content is irregular, now you know why. As millennials our generation is unique in that we adapted through the fastest advances in technology in the span of 30 years. We went from type writers to wifi on our mobile phones within our life time & are the most adaptable generation. With that, comes being over loaded, over stimulated, overwhelmed & dealing with anxiety about wanting it all, doing it all & being the best at it all. On this #mothersday I just want to let all the moms know, you are doing it right, KEEP GOING!
“The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.’” - Arianna Huffington. Posing fabulously in my daughter’s playroom that doesn’t exist after I close the door behind me 😂 amiright moms? #mothersday #stylebypatty Wearing @msgm via @renttherunway Photographer #instagramhusband