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A Day the Life: Estelle, 13 by Kamie Kahlo


Estelle was trying her hardest not to smile for the camera. Tall and slender with big green, gold eyes and a full pout, she would glare at me every time I pleaded, "Look at me Estelle!" It wasn't that she was uncomfortable being photographed; it was that it was I on the other side of the camera. I’m her mama, the one that has been washing her tights and leotards for 10 years. Because, you see, Estelle is a ballerina. I tell the story of her dancing in the womb, gently pushing her hands and feet against the side of my tummy.

It’s true and she lives it to this day, pushing her hands and feet gently, not against my tummy, but against the studio air. She also manages to finesse the dance of leaving the nest while she keeps her eyes and ears at home. Because she is 13, she is entering one of the most exciting times of her life. As a teen Estelle wanders away from me a little bit every day. She does so with a graceful awkwardness. She is loving but tough as nails. She is confused yet has her feet firmly planted on the ground. I often marvel at her dance of life, so thoughtful. Her every move, however reckless, is carefully rehearsed and her positioning always perfect.

I spent some time photographing Estelle Sunday afternoon; Texting, filing her fake nails, texting, watching Fanboy and Chum Chum, texting, resting, texting, taking off her fake nails, snarling at the camera, re-doing her real nails, and texting.

Read all the deets on Estelle and scroll down for more photos of this beautiful girl. 

10 things I ♥:
  1. Friends
  2. Doing my nails over and over and over
  3. Crimping my hair
  4. Drawing
  5. Cody (my BF)
  6. Scary things
  7. Twinkie (favorite stuffie)
  8. Dancing
  9. Not smiling for the camera!
  10. Overdosing on my iPad- Psych and Bones

Top 5 on my playlist:
  1. So Sick, Ne-Yo
  2. Deuces, Chris Brown
  3. Mirror, Lil Wayne ft. Bruno Mars
  4. Where Dem Girls At, David Guetta ft. Flo Rider and Nicki Minaj
  5. How to Love, Lil Wayne

Fav Nom Noms: 
  1. Twix
  2. Skittles
  3. Milky Way
  4. Three Musketeers
  5. Fritos

Designer and Shopping Reveal:
  1. Coach shoes
  2. Nike dunks
  3. Adidas jackets
  4. Vans sneakers
  5. F21 everything
  6. Betsey Johnson dresses
  7. Papaya everything
  8. VS Pink
  9. Aeropostale
  10. Juicy hoodies










Black on Black by Kamie Kahlo


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Here I am playing with mixtures of feminine and masculine, much like Chanel does. Justin Gollmer and I shot this in his amazing new studio called Lucile. Here is a rundown on the goods:
  1. Jeffrey Campbell lace up booty sans tongue, wear fun tights with these!!
  2. Prada wedge, perfect with a wide leg pant.
  3. Report Signature pumps, you know what to do with these.
  4. Mara Fitch Jewelry aka Knitcake, layer these vintage babys on and even Karl Lagerfeld will swoon!
  5. Betsey Johnson open-toed pump, throw on a fabulous 40's dress and go Swing dancing.
  6. Juicy Couture jewelry boxes, I wear the bangles and showcase the boxes in my home. Bonus!
  7. Matisse Joplin rocker boot, skinny jeans and a black tank will take you to the next level, add a touch of fur (or faux fur) and you're "Almost Famous."
  8. My deliciously wicked and extra large Tano bag is not for the faint at heart. I carry my laptop in this one.
  9. All props are stylist (that's me!) own.

So next time you want to grit up your look a bit, think Biker Chic meets Lacey Siren and bring out your Dangerous!

Dreamy Organic by Kamie Kahlo

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Organic by John Patrick sent me this boy tank in fawn (via Fancy Green). The first thing I did? Washed it! And, this is a secret, I put it in the dryer too! The tag says "hand wash and line dry." I say, "Who has time?" I have found that if you wash your super soft organic thingeez in the gentle cycle and tumble dry on low, quality garments like this buttery tank will hold up. Not very green of me? Well, that's debatable. I think if I am using a front load economy washer, I'm stuffing it to the max, and using warm or better yet cold water for both cycles, I may actually be using less energy. Line drying I can't beat. That is something to consider next time. Treat my organics with "green" gloves. Hmmm, I like it!


I slipped on my OJP bias cut tank on, zipped up my skinnies, tied on my pink
Pumas and threw on a pashmina and Juicy track jacket and headed out the door for my morning walk. If I didn't know better, I would have thought that I forgot to put on the tank. You see, it's so soft, you could swear you were naked. Really! It's that airy! The rest of my day was all about running around tying up loose ends that always seem to pop up near the end of the week.


I got home, made dinner, concentrated on what was wrong with everyone elses lives, you know US magazine, unzipped my skinnies, untied my Pumas, slipped off my Juicy and floated into a dreamy organic sleep thanks to my fawn tank from Organic by John Patrick.

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait by Kamie Kahlo


I'm a wine-o! A sunny roadtrip to the Tri-Cities with my girlfriend Erin started with a visit to Canyon's Edge tasting room in Kenniwick, WA and progressed to a glass of Tercet at Bookwalter and a bottle of Foreshadow Merlot to bring back home. The next morning we visited a tiny cafe were E paroused my Mark. catalog. On these casual roadtrips to small towns, I pack lightly and wear comfortable. Here's what was in my suitcase: One Juicy Couture tracksuit for the long car ride, a Sucre tank top for those sunny surprises, a cute little puffy jacket from Forever 21 for those temperature drops at night, a pair of old tweed and lycra slacks in case I need a to dress up, a white tee because it goes with anything, a darling cardigan from Mapel (stay tuned for more picks) and my mark. Flip For It in Urban Neutrals compact great for traveling!

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait by Kamie Kahlo

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Today is my daddy's birthday! He would have been 87. I will celebrate by taking a walk in my Juicy Couture tracksuit and Puma running shoes to Macrina bakery for a yummy red velvet cupcake and maybe I will bring home a couple of petit fours from the local market. He loved sweet things–cupcakes, cookies, and me!