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Birthday Girl . . .

Posted on: 1.29.2013

|| Red leather dress: Free People | Floral Denim Jacket: Haute Hippie ||
|| Jewelry: Vintage + Vanessa Mooney | Boots: Frye | Butterfly Coat + Sequin Shirts: Vintage || 

“Age is an issue of mind over matter.

 If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” 

- Mark Twain -

Oh my, another birthday!  So, how old am I?  Don’t laugh, but I like to think of myself as a timeless being.  I feel like age, in terms of a number, is just a way for people to peg you into some limited aspect of who you really are.  I subscribe to the notion that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, so, in the big, big picture, we are infinite. In yoga, they say that you are only as young as your spine is flexible.  The truth is, in so many ways, age is just a state of mind.

On my birthday, my best friend, Tessa, called and said, "let's do a shoot".  I couldn't think of anything I'd rather be doing.  It was totally spontaneous.  In hindsight,  I really wish I had washed my hair, but, that's the way the birthday cake crumbles.  I picked this “red hot” leather dress to warm up the cold, gray and foggy day.  A little trip to the green house gave us a hit of warm, humid air.  We had a blast!

| Model:Paris (moi) |
fashion photos by: TBartonphotography + Random found images.


  1. Great post Paris :)


    Coline !

  2. such lovely photos! and happy birthday! i am kind of in love with that quote.

  3. totally agree with you here....age doesn't define who you are.....this is GORGEOUS, happy birthday!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

  4. Love this so much, and Happy Birthday darling! xoxo

  5. I've always loved that quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, we are in deed spiritual beings having a human experience.. I don't go by numbers either.. I kind of loathe them, I drew an illustration on my blog a while ago about it too... why it's all measured up in numbers?...age, weight, paycheck, hours on the clock... animals don't live by any of those and look how happy they are.. I decided a while ago I wouldn't mind numbers either.. but anyway, happy birthday.. hope you had an awesome one and many more to come... fabulous photos..I'm especially loving the bijoux on you...I'm obsessed with rings and necklaces and earrings and bracelets..ha..I don't think a girl can wear too much of those can you?

  6. Happy Birthday !
    AMAZING photos !

    Love your blog.

  8. Happy Birthday lovely! hope you had a great day

  9. What great photos, you literally can do no wrong!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  10. you pics are great! lovely blog <3
    love, Yulia


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