STYLE TODAY consists of a vintage man cotton button-up and (also) vintage jean overalls. Both these babies i scored from thrift stores in Florida. Honestly the key to going thrifting is to pretend you are walking into your store of choice, for example. Urban Outfitters. Then, once you have basically convinced yourself you are walking into this overpriced madness of musical festival wear, you have a better chance of spotting something you like/want and the price will give you chills. Thriftiness is an skillful craft, ladies and gentlemen, and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise

Jewelry usually is a one-hit-wonder for me, and when I have pieces i love, those babies never leave. I do love the little details around ears and hands, so ya know. But i did throw together a $2.50 marcjacobs necklace via the store bookmarconline by purchasing their marc jacobs silver keychain with promotional sharpie and simply attaching it to a silver chain. Plus, I added a vintage carousal for value effect. I always need a pen or marker with me for quick drawing or writing, so this does the trick, and plus now it is “fashion.” 

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Tuesday morning coffee was accompianed by the sweet sounds of The Rolling Stones, The Who, and a little Ozzy. Although my record player is not working at the moment, which is just not okay, spotify does the trick well. Worked a bit, ran a few errands, threw in some yoga, and now off to get my hair done with my lifelong friend @bbaumgart Brooke, and who knows what the hell i am going to get done. I am quite bored at the moment, even with my mile long natural blond braid (circa 2005.) We shall see.

Til tomorrow, folks. 

WEARING COLOR is wearing more black. Waves of color seem to be consistently appearing in my wardrobe for some time now, which is something I never noted. Do you know what is the most popular color in your wardrobe? The darkness of my closet’s right right (aka, all color scaled) drips black and black and black. Anyway, I am quite into the the art of Technicolor film at the moment, which has been a lifelong hot and heavy affair. My techniques are founded in black and white illustrations + the use of ink, but I am finding vast inspiration with mixing the right saturation and hues beyond just the black. 

But I mean, in the end, if I wear an abundant of saturated pinks and green, when my photo is taken in B&W, I will be even darker since those colors appear the most black on film. So I guess in the end wearing color means wearing more black. Right? Right. 

BACK TO SCHOOL time is approaching, and still trying to get oodles of creative work done before I lose my miscellaneous free time. Thank god for ragandbonenewyork trash because now I have a vinyl drop to utilize. Today I played around with the lighting and location for natural lighting. Since this baby is creamy white, I am able to easily edit for some quick concept work. 

Recently found a brand spankin’ new vinyl drop outside of @rag_bone ragandbonenewyork off Bleecker street in the West Village. I hooked it up caddy corner from my window for that natural light perk! I am beyond stoked to utilize my apartment for a more studio-like space for creative endeavors. 

I am not a photographer, but I do enjoy ‘image making’ like for example, the work of Tim Walker (who is a photographer, but if you follow my gist.) This year, who knows what is in store for me and my work, but I hope to laugh a lot, get more tattoos, drink more and less wine, and breathe. Also, watch some more Pee-Wee Herman to keep that quirky inspo a’flowing. 

Keep updated with www.stormritter.com to see whats up. 

(Let me introduce you to my authentic Howdy Doodyventriloquist dummy doll from ‘50’s (featured in the last photo) Still without a permanent name, my affectionally called ‘Howdy’ is quite the parlor trick. Keeping it fresh, Pee-Wee Herman style.)

THE WORLD OF TEXTILES is encompassing my mind. The last weeks of summer are starting to speed up with jobs and personal work. GRÆY CORPORATION, INC is expanding and our growing team of creative, young people is damn cool! Working quite a bit at my home studio downtown on illustrations and studying some textile compositions for apparel. The plans I have for GRÆY CORPORATION, INC apparel are directed towards our unisex collared shirts, ties, and scarves. Go big or go home! I LOVE the talented people I have around me and working along side. This is going to be a fabbbbulous year (even though NYU will kick me in the ass of course.)

Also! I am starting to book some style assisting jobs to start off my fall lifestyle, specifically one at Glamour! Let’s make this year spontaneous. 

HIGHLIGHT: Styled By Storm Vintage Collection on etsy features beautifully preserved home decor and accessories. Usually in Florida, my mother (who is also the connoisseur of vintage shopping) and I will search through estate sales for the perfect pieces. Not only have I been doing this with my mom since I was a little kid, but she has exposed me vintage entertainment from classic television sitcoms to anything on Turner Classic Movies. Challenege me to label a time period. I dare you.   

Sarcasm aside (like that would ever happen), nostalgia somehow holds more meaning to me than most, and I believe that is not a unique trait. My goal in style and fashion is to always promote history and cohesion to the past because everything does come full circle. The trick is making that current circle bigger than, but not overlapping the previous.

Check out Styled by Storm Etsy & follow my style styledbystorm + @styledbystorm! Vintage clothes and jewelry will be freshly stocked in the next coming months. 

UP AND READY, and the air conditioner is off. I have to say it is pretty damn early for the city to be feeling such a fall vibe, but my open window seems to be the portal to the future ‘pumpkin-flavored-everything-land.’ Living in the West Village at the moment - more pictures of the apartment to come - but loving the atmosphere obviously! Although, I am not ready to embrace fall, as I am desperately holding on to my thoughts of 90 degree Florida weather and tequila sunrises.  

21 and ambitious, as they say, I freelance work as an assistant stylist for editorial fashion (recent cred: russhmagazine, vogue, colehaan) as well as my own work of styling and art via styling shoots for schoolofvisualarts photographers, like meganbreukelman. I am into building an image on the spot, due to my history in theatre set design and current concentration of costume. Basically, give me a concept and let me run. 

In June, I launched a side-project Etsy store of Styled By Storm featuring vintage and antique home decor and accessories. Not only do I have a passion for styling, but vintage styling is a whole other world. Nostalgia is one of my pillars of values, so education in historical social and pop culture is in the future for me (and you) as well. Ya know got to know a little about everything! 

NYU starts up in a few weeks, as well as my growing illustration designs for my start-up GRÆY CORPORATION, INC. via styledbystorm, hopefully stocked by the end of the year!  As for now, follow my Instagram to follow my style styledbystorm

Does it sound like I am all over the place? Well, perhaps I am. But at least I am giving it the old collge try, eh old sport?