Escape to the Mountains

Since living in LA, it's been few and far between getting to do the usual escaping but my friend Bethany and I got to find this incredible spot where we'll definitely be going more often. We're both used to sceneries like this– with her being from Seattle and me spending a good portion of my time in Northern California. (See some past adventures here: Big Four Ice Caves, Mount Tamalpais, Tennessee Trail)

Before we both moved to LA, we'd always meet in landscapes that looked like another world and it's what felt like home for the both of us. Getting to explore and be in awe of what we'd find, we realized how much we missed that when we took this little trip. Capturing moments like this mean so much to us and this was a sweet way to revisit that and continue to build those same adventures in the midst of being in a busy city like LA.

Hope you enjoyed! Here's some of our favorite go-to pieces below:

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Caught In A Deserted Light

"What mysteries may unfold
for a curious soul that simply asks to see"

A few days ago I got to shoot in Lassen again. It was deserted, quiet, and calm. I love that I never know what to expect, and in choosing my outfits for different shoots, the feeling is always different. Isn't that how all creativity is? We enter it, not knowing what will come out of it, but to be delighted and surprised by its results, thus learning more about ourselves. Take a look at the latest venture and shop the items below as well: 

Wearing: Free People top (here), Free People pants (here), Free People hat (here), Aurelie Bidermann ring (here), 2bandits necklace (similar), Faryl Robin shoes (similar)
Photos: Charley Woodman
Styling: Mel Denisse

Mountain Spine

"I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it."

Serene moments like these are rest to my soul. The weather has been in my favor and I got to shoot/feature this beautiful dress in the mountains. It's the perfect romance between the simple black maxi and a bold statement piece. I remember thinking the back strings were chains because they give off the illusion of a heavier look, but it's effortlessly light weight and gives a feel of something more. I'm looking forward to using it in more ways than one this spring/summer. 

Also, for a limited time, you can use the coupon code "meldenisse" at Fevrie to receive 15% off your next purchase. Expires 3/14/15. See the look below and find your own simple statement piece :)

Wearing: Fevrie dress (here), Free People hat (here)
Photos: Charley Woodman
Styling + Editing: Mel Denisse

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