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black + white, & a little bit of red all over . . .

Posted on: 12.31.2012

Wild Fox meet Wild Fox

Sweater: Wildfox Rose Slouchy Sweater

1. Sunglasses: Ksubi
2. Lipstick: So Chaud
3. Boots: ChloĆ© 
Red Bag: Unknown
Art: Chinese Hibiscus

xxx - PARIS 

. . . Lanikai Bikini Giveaway . . .

Posted on: 12.30.2012

Follow these simple rules for a chance to win!

Get cheeky in this Summer Wild Bikini.  I've teamed up with Lanikai Bikini to offer you a chance to win this knockout swim suit. If you don’t want to take your chances, you can order one here today.

  1. Post the giveaway photo to your instagram.  (Image here)       
  2.   Then hashtag the photo #SummerWild_Lanikai, + tag & follow @LanikaiBikini @CharcoalAlley 

The winner will be announced Monday, January 7 , 2013.
P.S -- If you want to double your chances of winning, "like" Lanikai Bikini's Facebook page here.

xo xo xo 

According to Lanikai, the Summer Wild bikini is,"slightly different then our other bikinis. This Hawaiian design is sexy and cheeky. The reversible bikini is perfect for tanning, with minimal coverage and soft edges leaving soft tan lines. The bandeau top has a removable tie if you want to have even more coverage." Our Hawaii trip was a blast, and this fabulous suit was a perfect fit.

| Model & Art Edit:Paris (moi) |
Photos by: TBartonphotography

Don't forget to flow with me on instagram @CharcoalAlley

There's a place in my heart where the sun will never set

|| Gypsy Sister Kimono : SPELL |  Shorts: Vintage | Bralet: H&M | Jewlery: SPELL | Leopard Bikini: Betsey Johnson|| 

. . . can you drop into this idea, here, and now?

Spontaneous moments of magic. unexpected surprises, utter moments of awe -- these are just some of the many, simple, everyday miracles that have been manifesting in my life since I started practicing yoga. I do believe that miracles arise constantly, but Yoga Asana had been the powerful catalyst that has allowed me to realize and open up to the idea that infinite possibilities exist. Right here and right now. Vinyasa Flow has allowed me to gain a better understanding and discovery of who I really am -- so much more than just this human form. I have expanded and continue to expand my view of myself, the universe, life. My yoga teacher, Jami Larson, has been a life changing energy that blesses me daily. She is an earth angel, a divine light that burns bright and sparks a drishti for the minds eye to see clearly, helping others to navigate a righteous path through dark or troubled times. At any moment, you can choose to let your heart be flooded with gratitude for the many miraculous fractures that arise and abound. Focus for a moment on your very breath. Feel the healing prana, the life force that is gifted to you in every moment.
I love this poem by ,Wislawa Szymborska, that, Jami shared today in the practice:
Commonplace miracle: 
that so many commonplace miracles happen. 

An ordinary miracle: 
in the dead of night 
the barking of invisible dogs. 

One miracle out of many: 
a small, airy cloud 
yet it can block a large and heavy moon. 

Several miracles in one: 
an alder tree reflected in the water, 
and that it's backwards left to right 
and that it grows there, crown down 
and never reaches the bottom, 
even though the water is shallow. 

An everyday miracle: 
winds weak to moderate 
turning gusty in storms. 

First among equal miracles: 
cows are cows. 

Second to none: 
just this orchard 
from just that seed. 

A miracle without a cape and top hat: 
scattering white doves.
A miracle, for what else could you call it: 
today the sun rose at three-fourteen 
and will set at eight-o-one.

A miracle, less surprising than it should be: 
even though the hand has fewer than six fingers, 
it still has more than four. 

A miracle, just take a look around: 
the world is everywhere. 

An additional miracle, as everything is additional: 
the unthinkable 
is thinkable.     

Jami says it best, “I practice yoga not to leave the world or it’s fullness, but to be fully present in this world in my spirit". That is a miracle. I am feeling this too, and I love it.
| Model:Paris (moi) |
Neon Words: Tracey Emin
Photos by: TBartonphotography
| Hair: Alex Gerrard|

Life on the fringe . . .

Posted on: 12.29.2012

|| Fringe Bandeau: Lanikai Bikini Bottoms: Mara Hoffman|| 

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair.” 

– Kahlil Gibran  

It's fun to mix and match. This white, fringe, Lanikai bandeau paired perfectly with my favorite Mara Hoffman, Abundant Angel bottoms. The simplicity of the top allowed the exquisite, geometric pattern, on the swimsuit bottoms to pop.

Exciting news!  Tomorrow, I am announcing all of the details for an awesome, Lanikai Bikini, giveaway. Make sure to stop by the blog to find out how you can win!

| Model:Paris (moi) |
Photos by: TBartonphotography
Waves: Artist Alex Kanevsky 
| Hair: Alex Gerrard|

. . . Fruit Salad . . .

Posted on: 12.28.2012

Paris :|| Studded Shorts: OMC vintage | Skull Shirt : SWELL | Bikini: Vintage | Jewelry: Antique| Watch: Rolex ||  Tessa :|| Fringe Bandeau: Lanikai | Shorts: Levi vintage| Kimono: Arnhem | Jewelry: Vintage | Sunnies: Ray Ban ||

 Work like a captain, play like a pirate . . . 

| Models:Paris (moi) + Tessa |
fashion photos by: TBartonphotography
| Hair: Alex Gerrard|

one with the trees . . .

Posted on: 12.27.2012

|| Dresses: August Street -- Joan Maxi + Winifred  | Feather Crowns: Free People ||

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” 
                                                                                                          -- Joseph Campbell 

| Model:Paris (moi) + Tessa |
Photos by: TBartonphotography

. . . Sugar High . . .

Posted on: 12.26.2012

Paris :|| Floral Denim : SWELL| Vest: F21 | Crochet Bra: Vintage JewelrySt. Eve + Vintage + Spell | Beanie : UO ||
Tessa :||Gypsy Sister Kimono: Spell| Lace Shorts + Crop Top: UO| Jewelry: Vintage | Sunnies: Ray Ban ||


| Model:Paris (moi) + Tessa |
Found images + 
fashion photos by: TBartonphotography
| Hair: Alex Gerrard|

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