I’m still stuck reveling in all the memories from my trip to Joshua Tree this past weekend. I can’t get over how insanely beautiful it is there. Little did I know that when I visited the park on my birthday in January I only saw a small portion of the landscape. This time around, Paulina and I drove through almost the entire park, searching for the perfect scenery to take photos. I adore how within a mile the landscape and vegetation can change so drastically. Around every corner there seemed to be something new we had to stop and look at. For this reason I think the desert will forever be one of my favorite places to shoot.
This set is from our first day exploring, when the winds were so strong I had to hold onto my hat for nearly every photo. Paulina and I ventured down a dirt road and pulled off to the side to scale rocks and pray we didn’t run into any rattlesnakes.
I tried to channel some Erin Wasson vibes for my outfit inspired by the amazing bag I’m wearing from Mochila Mochila by Freay. These bags are handmade in Colombia by women of the Arhuaco Tribe. It can take up to one month to weave a bag and each pattern holds spiritual and cultural significance. The particular one I’m modeling in the photos is the Zenith Bag which I know I’m going to treasure for ever and ever. The beauty of other cultures always astounds me and this bag is the perfect example. When I look at it, I can imagine all the hard work and love that went into creating it, which makes me love it that much more.
WHAT I’M WEARING
MOCHILA MOCHILA BY FREAY- ZENITH MOCHILA WOVEN BUCKET BAG
URBAN OUTFITTERS – URBAN RENEWAL SHORTS
URBAN OUTFITTERS – TEXTURED KNIT V NECK TEE
FREE PEOPLE – CABRIOLE ANKLE BOOT (SOLD OUT)
MERMAID BY HAND JEWELRY – SALTWATER DREAMWEAVER RING
HEART MAJESTIC – BIRDS OF A FEATHER ABALONE ARM CUFF
BAHGSU JEWELS – TURQUOISE ELFIN RING