Friday, October 14, 2011

Green Machine

3.1 Phillip Lim

I have a coat that is this exact same beautiful green that I bought for a mere $4. These Regine heels, however, are far more. A girl can dream.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Non-Model's Path to Becoming a Model pt. 2

With CEO of Studio Sixth Sense, Stephen Goudeau

All clothing by Studio Sixth Sense

A Non-Model's Path to Becoming a Model pt. 2

By Noreen

A lot of times for up and coming people in the fashion industry, work is more of a collaborative effort and often involves little or no pay. It's termed TF (time for) and basically means that each party puts forth their time and effort as compensation. Sometimes, it's basically a way for designers and photographers to take advantage of this and get models to work for them for free. I've even had designers promise pictures from shows for portfolio purposes as compensation for working with them, and never follow up on that promise.

So when I worked with Studio Sixth Sense, it was really refreshing. Aside from the fact that the whole Studio Sixth Sense team was so amazingly sweet, they not only had a food tray before the runway show TO FEED THE MODELS, but they also made EACH model a small gift bag (with their names handwritten on cards) and filled with lots of goodies.

I don't have to tell you how luxurious and sophisticated the clothes are. Or how everyone at Houston Fashion week was raving about the collection. They have what it takes to get somewhere in the fashion industry. More importantly than anything else, they have an appreciation for the people that can help them get there. And that my friends, will make all the difference in the world.

You can check out Studio Sixth Sense on Facebook

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Non-Model's Path to Being a Model pt. 1

Top by United Colors of Benetton
Shorts by American Eagle Outfitters
Photography by Cody Criglow

A Non-Model's path to Being a Model pt. 1
By Noreen

I've always despised the way people are so quick to label themselves as 'models' and I've always been really hesitant to call myself one. So I always found it comical when people would mistake me for one or tell me that I could be one. Sure I have the height, but I'm far from the qualifications of what I believe to be a bonafide model, you know, the seemingly unreachable perfection you see in the fashion magazines.

The modeling industry has got to be one of the hardest industries to be in. The sole basis of the job is to be judged on your looks and that can be tough on even the most self-assured soul, let alone my own. But while it's easy to start thinking about the cants, the hows, and the many ways I am not fit to be a model, the only thing that I realized was that I should just do things that I enjoy.

I have to say that even though I will probably never be good enough to go pro, what I DO have is good enough to help other people. I've been able to participate in 2 charity (unpaid) runway shows. Being able to help other people is probably just as satisfying as a contract with one of the top modeling agencies in New York.

Bottom line: The only person who should judge whether you can or can't do something is yourself and sometimes the only thing that is stopping you from doing things is yourself.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Be Nicole Fashion show

Photography: Ryce Yanez
Clothes: Nicole Larson
Ankle Boots: Payless

All clothing by Nicole Larson

Free People top
Target Jeggings
Payless Boots

Because of the Make A Wish foundation, Nicole Larson was able to visit the Fashion Institute of Design in New York. Now at 15 years old, this fashion show debuted her first collection and proceeds benefited the Make-A-Wish foundation Texas GulfCoast and Louisiana chapter.

The collection focused on the versatility of being able to mix and match different pieces together. Featuring flattering sweetheart necklines, vibrant magentas and teals, and sophisticated shrugs. The Be Nicole Larson show was a blast and such a fulfilling show to be a part of. She was so sweet and the clothes were super casual chic and colorful! I was totally in love with the color palette. Hope you guys enjoyed a peak!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Diamonds & Pearls

Totally fell in love with that denim halter jumpsuit!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Nicole Larson Fashion show

I will be in the Nicole Larson fashion show this Saturday March 26. If you are in the Houston area and are interested in attending, msg me! I have free tickets.

To read more about this worth cause click here

p.s. I will have pictures from the Diamonds & Pearls fashion show soon! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Diamonds & Pearls fashion show

I'm proud to say that I'll be walking the runway at the Diamond & Pearls fashion show. If you're in the Houston area, come out for a good cause! All proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation.

More info here
Tickets can be purchased here

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Death and Beautiful skulls

Life sized crow necklace by Blue Bayer

Don't get me wrong. Pamela Love is an obvious accessory genius but at upwards of $600 and more for one of her creations, it really has me wondering if owning one of her pieces makes you look cool or just makes you downright stupid when there are plenty of other great jewelry designers out there who don't wring their customers dry. I've always been a fan of Blue's jewelry and knew that when I saw this necklace, it would be mine.

Forget the roses. Forget the fancy dinner. I celebrated a belated Valentine's day with someone special pigging out on a box of Whitman's chocolates and watching American Psycho by candlelight. That might qualify as the best Valentine's EVER.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wooden platforms by Martin Margiela

CVS Valentine's socks

Nothing satisfies my sock fetish like a 2-for special at the local drugstore. Never underestimate the power of convenience.

Wishing all of you lots of love this year!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This vs. That

I've been having a really hard time lately distinguishing between things that I want versus things that I really NEED.

Do I want the black or do I NEED the camel????

So clean. So chic. So need it.

found here

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Find Rewind Vintage update

These cute items and many more handpicked for you! Check out our store at

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I love Music

This tattoo immediately caught my eye. If there's one thing I remember from the 12 years of being a bad piano student, it was the treble clef and bass clef. Turns out she writes music and also sings. One of the most creative tattoos I've seen in a while and was great inspiration for the day!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Circle scarf by Charlotte Russe

Lace boyshorts by Victoria secret

Photography by Five O' Clock Follies

I asked my friend to help me commemorate my first tattoo. What we were able to come up with was more than I could have ever hoped for in a photo. Something meaningful to one person will never be as meaningful to another, but I just want my readers to know when they see this photo that after everything is said and done...

there is beauty in the broken.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A present (gift) for the present (time)

What Christmas looked like in 2010.

Leopard wedges by Nina.

p.s. New vintage items added to the Find Rewind Vintage store! Check it here.