Sustainably Radical: Look 1

This is the first look of a sustainable series that I was assigned to do for university for a “Sustainably Radical” assignment. Everything used to style my models were articles of clothing or fabric and objects that we already owned. My goal with these looks (6 looks in total, more to come) was to spend the least amount of money possible, be sustainable, and contribute less to the fast fashion market by not ordering clothes for this shoot. My concept was to portray how fast fashion effects the sea surrounding the island I come from, as people only think the results of fast fashion can only be felt where the production takes place. But the ocean is all connected, and the fibers and dyes spread all over the ocean, through the waves and beyond, and I wanted to focus on the emotion I have towards that situation.

Model: Deshawn Seymour

The Butterfly Effect 2

Part 2 from my butterfly photoshoot series.

I love coming up with concepts and modeling them myself. I love styling people and producing other shoots, but I also love being in front of the camera, because I get to create the kind of outcome I want, you know? It’s one of my only ways of creative expression, I love it.

The View

Always be grateful..

While my parents were in London, we went out to Westminster to meet with my dad’s friend. The sun was shining, and the breeze was perfect, and I just had a moment where I felt extremely grateful. I always feel grateful, but this time was so different. I just felt like I was exactly where I was meant to be, and I was doing everything I’m meant to, and I rarely have that feeling. The second photo is the background of the first photo, through my eyes. And what I saw while I was thinking about everything it took for me to get to where I am now. There’s not many photos in this post, but I just felt like sharing 🙂

XO- Ally

In Bloom

Breakfast date turned photoshoot

Hello loves,

Long time no see. Here’s a quick little outfit of the date from a breakfast date over the weekend. I can’t believe that summer came and went just like that, and I’ll be back in London in 3 weeks. Already can’t wait for Christmas!

XO- Ally

Flower Power

A quick little OOTD featuring pink corduroy trousers (Topshop) and a floral mesh halter top  (Urban Outfitters). Don’t forget to follow my instagram (@xoallyy) for regular outfit and lifestyle posts!

XO- Ally

Milk Train

Introducing… my favorite ice cream

Milk Train cafe in Covent Garden is one of my favorite places in London that I’m missing and craving a lot right now. They have some of if not THE best soft serve ice cream I’ve ever had. They have so many quirky topping like cotton candy and popcorn, and you get so much served to you for what you pay for. I definitely recommend it if your in or around London. Here’s a couple of snaps from my most recent visit with my parents.

XO- Ally

Bristol

took a quick day trip to Bristol and fell in love.. here are some things I saw there

I’ve never been to Bristol before this, and didn’t really know what to expect. It was suck a laid back and genuinely cool place and I loved the difference in the vibe compared to London. It was full of creative art and skateboarders all over town. Below are some of the places I explored!

XO- Ally

Cabot Circus

St. James Priory

The Harbour

Bristol Museum