Christmas List: Item No. 2 by Kamie Kahlo

My Little Rainbow approached me this Thanksgiving with an idea. T-shirts! We love Wildfox Couture. My D loves rock bands. Put the two together and you get what's on my list. This comfy cropped jock sweatshirt is the perfect compliment to what may prove to be another dumping of snow. But more importantly wearing this may also provide inspiration for my next project. I can't wait to see what Rainbow comes up with, can you?

Dear Graduate: A Letter to Rainbow by Kamie Kahlo

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My Dear Little Rainbow:

You took a different path when finishing your high school years. You enrolled in the local community college estranging yourself from the plastic world of teenagedom and thrusting yourself into the young adult world of collegedom. What happened next was quite remarkable; From failure came success, from humiliation came pride and from isolation came openness. Your graduation and accomplishments are much to be proud of and your very different path is something that I could have predicted being your precocious, ever rebellious aunt. I would like to share a few of your thoughts about the last days of THIS part of a long, strange journey:
... The coming summer is already jam packed with plans for self discovery, hot yoga, vacations, unfinished novels, and unadulterated romances. Plans to move out of my parent’s home has for a long time been my go-to fantasy on sleepless nights and empty days. As I complete my final projects and exams I feel a small amount of weight being lifted from me. I’m beginning to notice what little things I had no time to appreciate as a student. Smells, tastes, and sounds now seem magnified to me. I feel this sense of excitement and empowerment that has laid dormant in me for the past three years. Everything I've done during this time was leading up to this point. I've played with the idea of joining the Peace Corps, with visiting the elephant nature parks in Thailand, moving to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and driving from ruin to ruin on the boarder of South America. Each fantasy was more potent and more inspiring then the next while ultimately I've decided to establish myself somewhere in Portland with a job, an apartment, and a boyfriend. I think I'll let my fantasies turn torpid before I take that terrific leap across oceans and desserts and what not. Graduation takes place on the forth of June, the day after my nineteenth birthday. Hopefully I will acquire some sort of photograph or memento to remember these final days by and how exciting and wonderful they've been despite the problems I've adopted in my personal life.

... I firmly believe that I can have anything that I set my mind to.
I hope these images are just the memento you wished for and I KNOW that you can and will accomplish anything you set your mind to. Congratulations to you my little Rainbow! What comes next is purely up to you.

Your Loving Aunt,

Madison High Meadow by Kamie Kahlo

The Twilight movie is set in the very-real town and surrounding areas of Forks, Washington. But due to cost factors and special incentives offered by Oregon, the film was primarily shot in the Portland and the Saint Helens area. So while it might be located in Portland, Madison High actually filled in for mostly interior shots as Forks High School in the film, while the majority of exterior scenes were done up north at Kalama High School in Kalama, Washington. On our little Spring break we payed a visit to this Madison High while we were in Portland.

Cast: Rainbow as Bella in a red jacket from F21 and Urban Outfitters forest green buckled rain boots and Lil Star as Edward in her Curious George sweatshirt and GapKids jeans.

It was mighty chilly "filming" on the steps of the high school.

Rainbow makes a beautiful Bella, don't you think?

From Inspiration to Translation: Antoinette by Kamie Kahlo

Just in case you forgot what we were all about, click on this image for a closer look! Old and new, romance and cuteness. I was inspired by Marie Antoinette. So for this shot, I styled our model Rainbow in a borrowed layercake dress, surrounded her with several beautiful antiques assembled from Lisa's "s**t sprawl" (her words, not mine.) Then I finished it all up with a beautiful TARINA TARANTINO Barbie necklace.

Contributors: Sean Watson as photographer, Rainbow as model, and Kamie Kahlo as hair, makeup, wardrobe and prop stylist and art director and graphic designer.

RAINbow Prim Prom by Kamie Kahlo

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Today's post shows the lovely RAINbow all dressed up for her prom. She chose a simple strapless, corseted satin dress in a bold jewel-tone color from FOREVER21. With her wavy hair and fabulous red pumps, she was definitely the bell of the ball. Check out this more casual version for only $14.99 at forever21.com. It comes in hot pink, purple or black and for that price, you may want at least 2 of em!