Gimme Shelter

As promised, here are a few more of the shots from the little interior shoot I did with my lovely friend Ainsley last week. I loved the shoot’s slightly undone, menswear inspiration with a dash of 60’s Bardot. The experience totally inspired me to get more creative with shoots and to try out different things!

Aside from the journo school grind, I’ve also been crunching out applications for various writing positions or internships once I’ve graduated (can’t believe I’ll be done in just over a month!). There’s a couple that I’m really hoping for. Depending on how things go, I’m on the precipice of a pretty exciting and turbulent point of my life. I really have no idea how things will pan out, but I’m really hoping that whatever happens post-grad, I keep moving in the direction that I want to be headed in.
On an entirely non-career related note, I am so excited for this weekend. For once, I don’t have a huge list of school tasks to tackle, so I have lots of fun things planned. Yay free time!!! You are so hard to find and I cherish you so. 
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! x To Vogue or Bust

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  1. 3.2.12
    Heather said:

    You look so gorgeous – I love the boyfriend feel of that sweater!


  2. 3.2.12
    Tina said:

    wow this is so gorgeous! you have such a stunning natural look to you!

  3. 3.2.12

    You are such a beauty! A little bit of Liv Tyler-aura! 🙂 xoxo

  4. 3.2.12
    Shannon said:

    Beautiful pictures! You are so gorgeous.

  5. 3.2.12

    You're so gorgeous, Alex! I too am looking forward to the weekend… free time is so precious!

    xo, alison*elle

  6. 3.2.12

    Gorgeous and has a killer personality 🙂 So good working with you!

  7. 3.2.12

    I'm graduating soon too and it's so scary! Good luck with your internship search!

  8. 3.2.12

    You look gorgeous Alexandra! I love these shots! Those shorts and the white blouse look perfect on you. BEST OF LUCK WITH YOUR APPLICATIONS!

  9. 3.3.12
    Marisa said:

    You are absolutely stunning! Especially in that photo of you sitting down with the golden sun shining on you. Can't wait to see what else you'll be experimenting with on your shoots! Good luck with your applications and enjoy your free time this weekend!


  10. 3.3.12

    how are you not a model?! beautiful inside AND out! x

  11. 3.3.12
    Well... said:

    Ooh, good luck with the applications! I'm sure you'll be fine 🙂
    Seriously, these are sooo pretty. Makes me want to try shooting indoors. Haha, the lighting is beautiful. I'd love to see how you experiment with future shoots!

  12. 3.3.12
    Cee said:

    These pictures turned out so beautifully, pally! Not only is the girl in them stunning, but the location is smashing, too – Ainsley lives in a seriously amazing house. Does she want to lend it out to desperate bloggers who need indoor locations? Because I'd be interested 🙂 So glad to hear that you have a relaxed weekend ahead for once – hopefully this miserable weather lets up so we can all actually enjoy the early spring!

  13. 3.3.12

    These denim shorts are just divine and worn with white shirt and flats, you look amazing!! Enjoy your weekend!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey
    PS: I have just completed my 50th blog post-My top ten must-haves feauturing my style icon and blog namesake-AUDREY HEPBURN!!

  14. 3.3.12
    Kelly said:

    Alex you look so gorgeous! Trying to do good indoor shots is definitely tough! But looks great!

    Check out my blog for my giveaway with Frock Candy!!


  15. 3.3.12
    Nicolette said:

    you are so beautiful! love the photos!


  16. 3.3.12
    yiqin; said:

    you have stunning eyes <3

  17. 3.3.12

    You look so gorgeous in these photos miss! I love those shorts with the crisp white shirt.
    It sounds like you have some exciting prospects on the horizon, I am excited/not excited about applying to grad schools come the fall. Real life! Ah!

  18. 3.3.12

    You are completely stunning ! I'm feeling very inspired my bardot too !

    Cool styling !

    xoxo from Japan

  19. 3.3.12

    stunning looks…
    and i always love the glow on your face.

    how come your skin is so flawless???
    secrets please!

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  20. 3.3.12

    ohh so nice that you're graduating soon, i'm not done another year. good luck with looking for placement/internship! i love our top!

    cheers, Carla

  21. 3.3.12
    Anca said:

    Absolutely love this look! It is so clean and put together yet so elegant and classy. You look absolutely stunning!


  22. 3.3.12
    Asher said:

    Absolutely stunning photos 🙂

  23. 3.3.12
    claude said:

    wow, the secong picture is gorgeous, I like that one best!
    have a nice weekend:)

  24. 3.3.12
    pavlyn said:

    There pictures are gorgeous, I totally agree, you do have some Liv Tyler in your look! The boyfriend sweater is awesome – we've been stealing a lot from our boyfriends lately, haven't we? Scarves, watches, sweaters…What do you think is next?

  25. 3.3.12
    Sunkissed said:

    You are such a stunner Alexandra 😀

  26. 3.3.12

    soooooo Alex, i got 2 words for you – IN LOVE!!!! this whole shoot and your gorgeous beauty is off the charts awesome! from the lighting to the outfit to each and every simplistic but stunning detail, it's de-light-filled.

    just over a month left? gosh has time really flown by, congrats on almost being done lades. i just know you'll land the perfect job afterwards, you're a force to be reckoned with. happy weekend wishes!! xo ♥

  27. 3.3.12
    Anonymous said:

    I just found your blog and I am so impressed. This whole photo shoot is unbelievable!

  28. 3.3.12

    Gorgeous pics!! love your shirt and shorts! Good luck with finding interships:)

    Kisses, Lucy:)

  29. 3.4.12

    Sounds like an exciting and amazing time in your life! Dream big! These photos are so breathtaking, I can imagine them being in a magazine. Gorgeous!

  30. 3.4.12
    minnja said:

    Great blog and I'm your newest follower.
    If you like, follow me back. It would make me very happy 😉


  31. 3.4.12
    Judy said:

    You look absolutely stunning!
    I love the carefree but still polished look of all of these.


  32. 3.4.12
    MizzJ said:

    You look beautiful and totally radiant in these photos! Congrats on nearing the light at the end of that tunnel too 😉

  33. 3.4.12
    Elisabeth said:

    I'm crazy about shorts right now-the blue ones look very nice on you-well done!

    E from Helsinki

  34. 3.4.12

    OMG! You're beautiful.
    Lovely look!

  35. 3.4.12

    lovely outfit hun! And good luck with the internship hunting! It can be a hard task but once you land one you will learn so much! i've loved all mine so far 🙂

    By the way I'm a new follower to your blog 🙂

  36. 3.4.12

    You look soooo beautiful, love the clean white shirt on you! STunning!

  37. 3.4.12
    Marie said:

    wow you look so beautiful ! 🙂

  38. 3.4.12
    Ashley said:

    Absolutely gorgeous! 🙂

  39. 3.4.12

    love your style, really amazing!! nice blog darling 🙂 xo

  40. 3.4.12


    X ELLE

  41. 3.5.12

    OMG I love these photos.

  42. 3.5.12

    Beautiful, I love the menswear inspiration too! You should model after you graduate. 😀 And congrats on almost being done with school!

    <3 Kelly

  43. 3.5.12

    I 'm glad to see these photos! you are a true beauty

  44. 3.5.12
    Alana said:

    Beautiful shots. I love how casual and relaxed (and gorgeous!) you look.

  45. 3.5.12

    Love this outfit, you look so beautiful.

  46. 3.5.12
    lisa said:

    If anyone can pull off Bardot-inspired it's you. Lovely photos!

  47. 3.5.12
    Leonie said:

    These pictures are beautiful, you look stunning! I especially like that last picture of you. Those shorts are pretty too by the way, I am sure they will come in handy during the summer.

    Happy Monday! xo Leonie

    The Signature Bow

  48. 3.5.12
    Ulrika said:

    Loving the outfit ! The soft colours look gorgeous on you.



  49. 3.5.12

    You are gorgeous! I love these photos as well as this outfit. I especially love how pretty the blouse and shorts are together.

  50. 3.5.12
    Sam said:

    Hi Alexandra…the photos came out exquisitely! I like the photo shoot idea, it all looks so professional, like a page from a magazine. I wish you all the best with the applications, you have a successful future ahead

  51. 3.5.12

    These are all so amazing and I love how simple they are because it makes you the absolute star of the photos!

    Good luck with your internships and the future. That's so exciting!

  52. 3.5.12
    Megan said:

    Ah! These are SO beautiful… that second photo is magazine-worthy. You're stunning!!!

  53. 3.6.12

    These are totally gorgeous!

  54. 3.7.12
    Marcella said:

    I love the 'undone' nature of this photoshoot, it gives it such an effortlessly sexy, cool vibe. You are so incredibly gorgeous, and these photos have definitely done you justice!

    x Marcella

  55. 3.7.12

    Crisp pure and oh so charming! The whiteness of the sheer shirt is so beautiful against the dreamy nostalgic setting! 🙂

  56. 3.9.12

    AHh, love that headshot of you! So gorgeous. Also, wish it were really shorts weather here in Vancouver already 🙁

  57. 3.10.12


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