1. Spring is here!

    Spending my Monday off putting together a little inspiration for a shoot this weekend…so happy it’s finally Spring. Looking forward to the weather warming up a little more, spending days back at the beach, long outdoor brunches filled with mimosas, and day trips to nowhere in particular. Definitely craving a get-away to the desert, although I won’t be attending Coachella. I need something a little more chill, and the desert always makes me feel better. Slowly spring cleaning out my house this week as well…having this urge to get rid of so much. Spring is a new start and I’m feeling it this year.

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  2. Black and White, Art is Emotion by Ashley Noelle

     

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  5. Jason and I met on Valentine’s Day 6 years ago. He had recently moved to Los Angeles and booked me as a model for a shoot. I had a boyfriend at the time so when I met him it was strictly professional. Although, I did think he was pretty cute. We shot again and he invited my boyfriend at the time and I to meet up for drinks one night. That night, Jason and I had this crazy chemistry. It was undeniable. Before I knew it, Jason had thrown me over his shoulder and carried me out of the bar. I drove home thinking “oh no, I have a crush.” Cut to week later, we had another shoot and, well,  it’s been the two of us ever since. The thing about our relationship was that it was so easy. I instantly felt comfortable with him, we could talk about anything, we had so many things in common even though we grew up completely different, liked doing so many of the same things. I feel like we just compliment each other.

    Two years after we met to the day, Jason proposed to me in New York City. We were walking to the Metropolitan Museum through Central Park and were taking photos in the snow. Unbeknownst to me, he  had set up a camera to take some self timer photos and I thought he was going to push me into the snow since right before the photo was about to take he got down below me. But instead, he was down on his knee opening a box with a beautiful ring in it. The camera caught three photos in a row…him down on his knee and me with a look of shock, us hugging, and then the two us us falling down in the snow. After, we walked through the Met and then had pizza and beer. It was a pretty amazing Valentine’s Day.

    A year and a half later we were married in Pasadena under an huge tree hung with lanterns and lights. I had daisies in my hair and a strapless, slinky lace dress on and Jason was in a handsome suit. We had family and friends surrounding us and danced all night. We now live in Laurel Canyon in a house that feels like it’s a treehouse with our Sheltie, Leon.

    We love taking road trips, exploring new places and visiting old ones. This was the first one I had been on where we didn’t really have to been in any particular place by any particular time, we could just drive wherever we wanted. Our first night we stayed in Cambria, CA. We arrived pretty late and found one of the only places open in the sleepy beach town. It was the Cambria Ale House which felt like you were having a drink in someones house, who happened to have plenty of beer on tap.  The next day we started our drive up towards Big Sur, stopping here and there to to check out the beaches and amazing cliff views of the ocean. Got to Big Sur after sunset, so we stopped at Fernwood Tavern for some tacos and wine, and some wi-fi. The next day was up to the Russian River, with a stop in Sebastopol to have a wood carving stand make us a “Parry’s” sign. We checked into a hotel in Guerneville and walked over to the main strip to get a bite to eat. Hit up Pat’s where I put some tunes on the jukebox and started talking to some of the locals. The diner part has an amazing drawn map of the Russian River on the wall that I loved. Did a little bar hop on that strip ending with Jason and I dancing alone after a much regretted tequila shot. But it was fun. The next morning we packed up and explored the area a bit more. I had never seen the Russian River and it’s beautiful, so many great vacation cottages and cute restaurants. After a late lunch we decided to drive straight up to Jason’s hometown of Roseburg, Oregon. Cut up through the gorgeous wine country to the 5 and then drove the night away with one stop for soft serve at Foster’s Freeze. We crossed over to Oregon and decided to park for the night at the Jackson Wellsprings in Ashland, a really interesting hotsprings and RV resort we had stayed at before.

    The next few days we re-experienced Roseburg. We drove around the area with its foggy mornings and gorgeous back roads. Did a little thrifting and visited some old friends. And had Jason’s favorite pizza a million times.Then it was up to Portland where we got our “I’ll Keep You WIld” “Keep Me Wild” tattoos, perused some records and had some beers at the Landmark Saloon after Jake Ray played. Back down to Roseburg to visit Jason’s grandfather who at 77 still takes care of a dozen horses on his ranch. Drove all night towards Reno under the prettiest full moon on the California 89. Woke up in Reno and decided to stay the night in Truckee, where our good friend is living at the moment. Made a dinner at his awesome A-frame house and sat by the fire drinking wine and catching up. Woke up and grabbed some coffee at Coffeebar and started the drive around Tahoe. Stopped the take some photos in front of that absolutely stunning lake and then hopped on the 395. I am a southern California native and I was always curious about the eastern side of the state that I had never seen. The 395 is pretty awesome…the rolling hills, Mono Lake, and the sunset was one of the best I have ever seen. We stayed in Bishop for the night, and then woke early to grab some breakfast from Schat’s Bakery. Decided to take our time and drive through every small town we passed through. Stopped to skate down a long, empty road in the desert with Leon. When we hit Mojave the emails started coming in and reality hit. Back to Los Angeles. And looking forward to our next trip. I’m thinking the South.

    Video - Jason Lee Parry, Kevin Castanheira, Caleb Barton
    Art Direction - Jason lee Parry
    Video edited by - Kevin Castanheira, Jason Lee Parry
    Photos - Jason Lee Parry, Jenny Parry, Caleb Barton


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  6. start your engines

    I first read about Nina Rindt a couple years ago…and loved how amazing her style was (and how cute she was with her German racing driver husband Jochen Rindt). Not sure if it’s because of her but my obsession has grown with the gear the drivers wore and the style of the chicks who loved them. Still don’t exactly have to guts to wear my father-in-law’s racing leathers out as a set, but I can’t stop picking up patched racing jackets or anything with a checkered flag on it. What I wouldn’t do for that jumpsuit in the second photo. Helloooo. Threw in some photos of Francoise Hardy on the set of Grand Prix as well….looking like a babe per usual.

    All photos via Selvedge Yard and Classic Driver

     


  7. Lovers + Friends Spring ‘14

    Last Thursday I picked up my girl Vivianne Lapointe of Live Fast Mag and drove up through Beverly Hills to the Hotel Bel Air for Lovers + Friends Spring ‘14 Launch. We spent the afternoon sipping on champagne, creating our own flower bouquets and taking a look at the new collection.  Loved the crochet dresses and tops and the super soft pastel prints. Between the collection and the flowers, I think I am officially ready for spring. Such a nice afternoon spent with some gorgeous ladies…here are some photos from the day mixed in with some of my favorite looks.

    Photos courtesy of Lovers + Friends and Jenavieve Belair

    Wearing dress by Blu Moon from Planet Blue

     


  8. on the road #fplovestories

    Happy New Year! I’ve been out on a road trip since for a week now shooting a love story with Jason. Exploring new places and meeting some very interesting people. In Portland, OR at the moment but the plan is to head to Idaho next. So far we’ve stopped in Cambria, Big Sur, Guerneville and Roseburg (Jason’s hometown). About to step out and get some coffee so I thought I’d post a few of the Polaroids we’ve taken so far. I’ve never been on a road trip before without a real destination so this is nice to just roam around. All clothing Free People or vintage.

    For more updates find me on Instagram @onthe_wayout

     

  9. Here is the Lykke Wullf Holiday Collection film I worked on a month ago. Really great day working with a talented all-women team. And totally digging those seeing eye prints. Check me out seeking some spiritual enlightenment and getting all psychedelic.

    Directed by Pele Kudren

    Director of Photography Katelin Arizmendi

    2nd Camera Operator Katie Stenberg

    Head Stylist Jemma Swatek

    Styling Assistant Pastel Purge

    Make-up Artist Jennifer Ziliotto

    Starring Enaia Greber and Jenny Parry

     


  10. the fuzzy sweater

    One of my all time favorite movies is “Empire Records.” I especially loved Liv Tyler in it and her super simple outfit that consisted of a cropped fuzzy sweater, plaid miniskirt and lace up boots (and a red bra underneath worn especially for Rex Manning). I was speaking with my friend last week about how that look never gets old…fuzzy sweaters just look good.  Here’s my current inspiration…and Amber Valletta with that bob?! What a fox!

     


  11. ‘It’ List- November

    Here are a few of the things I’ve got on my mind…

    1. Red lips, bare face- So easy, and such a pick-me-up.

    2. For Love and Lemons Holiday Collection- With the holidays fast approaching (like, next week!?) I’ve got holiday party dressing on the brain. Probably one of my top ten favorite things to do is go to other people’s holiday parties. It’s not stressful like your own work holiday party and there is usually a open bar. Win win.  But, hello, you still gotta look good. I saw For Love and Lemon’s Eternal Love dress online (which I thought was an absolute perfect party dress) which led me to their gorgeous Black Swan/ballerina lookbook. Sooo good.

    3. Noe Undergarments- And for under those party dresses? I’m obsessed with Noe Undergarment’s cool girl innerwear. Although it would be a shame to hide them under a dress from the world. These pieces need to be seen!

    4. Pilates- Currently doing a mix of reformer Pilates and cycling at Cycleates. I’ve been spinning on and off for a couple years now but this is the first time I’ve tried Pilates on the reformer and I am in love. Hoping this new obsession will prevent any poundage that always seems to appear in March. Damn March.

    5. Leather and fishnets- Most likely thanks to Saint Laurent there an increase in leather pieces and a random pair of fishnets in my closet. The last time I wore fishnets on a regular basis was about 7 years ago. I also wore red lipstick as an everyday thing so maybe I’m just regressing. Nah, it’s just Hedi. You’ll know if the next time you see me I’m wearing a skinny tie or some lil sparkly 80’s-ish dress.

    6. LONG white blonde hair- I’m on a mission to grow my hair long. Again. I know this is asking alot being that I have bleached hair but I am determined. So I’m popping Viviscal and Biotin like there’s no tomorrow and using the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment. We shall see…

    7. Leopard Coat- Questions that need answering… why does leopard just go with everything? And why did I give away my last leopard coat? Need one for #8 (see below). P.S. There’s those fishnets/leather skirt combo again (see #5).

    8. New York!- Planning a trip to New York next month which now has me asking “What to wear!?”

     


  12. Life of the Party- Blue Life Holiday Campaign

    Some of my favorite shots from the Planet Blue Blue Life campaign featuring one of THE coolest (and kindest) chicks I’ve ever met- Abby Brothers. Absolutely loving the tie-dye galaxy prints… and the palm tree printed pieces mixed with white cowboy boots? Yes. Definitely fueling the fire for the fast approaching holiday party season. x

     

  13. This Saturday, November 16th I will be hosting a party with Abby Brothers, Molly Stone and Brandy Redd of Night Seid at Planet Blue Venice. Come have a drink and shake it with me! Hope to see you there!

     

  14. Dress- Blu Moon by Planet Blue, Hat- Vintage, Shoes- Topshop

    And voila! Here’s my urban cowgirl look. If you ever read my last blog A Gemini Rising you may have noticed I have a thing for country music. Kinda surprising right? I grew up listening to punk and then bam! I like country music. My not-so-secret dream is to be a country star, like bad-ass outlaw style. A few weekends ago my friend and I went to Montana’s, this western bar near my hometown. Can I even tell you how excited I was to go? It was ridiculous. Plus it was the rodeo that day so the place was filled with cowboys. And there was a specific line dance to EVERY SINGLE SONG. It was amazing. So there you have it, I have a little country in me. Now give this girl a record deal!

     


  15. Photos- Lotus Josephine

    I found this furry white vest years ago at my favorite thrift store and about this time every year it gets dragged out of storage. I think my favorite time I’ve worn it was for a ‘cult’ party a couple Octobers ago where everyone had to dress up like their own made up cult. We were an Icelandic witch cult or something, we all had to wear white. It was perfect.