Friday, January 31, 2014


This week I've been working on some self promotion materials and here is a look at what I have so far, Happy Friday everyone! 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


OK, I admit it. I'm obsessed with frames! Many people may complain about having to wear glasses, but I actually love being able to wear an extra accessory. Over the years I have collected some great frames, here are my favorites. 

In the photo above you can see the pair that I'm currently wearing (and obsessed with) these great Warby Parker frames. They were 2013 fall limited edition, and I snatched them up while they were available. I'll probably start itching to buy a new pair by this summer, thinking about getting at pair at Vint & York. What are some of your favorite designers?

Monday, January 27, 2014


I recently found these awesome creatives on Instagram, my inspiration for the coming week. Happy Monday everyone!


I usually like to keep it neutral on my nails, and this week I decided on two neutral tones. I found these colors at my local pharmacy by a company I've never used before - Julie Nail Color. I definitely am impressed so far! Their color selection is great and they were relatively inexpensive (A+ in my book). Nude and black go great together, and look awesome no matter what you're wearing. 

Here is a breakdown of what how I achieved this look: Paint your nails nude, I did two coats. 
With a fine brush paint guidelines for your triangles in black. 
 And for the last step I carefully filled in the black triangles.

I always use Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Top Coat. It's my absolute favorite at the moment - it dries fast and leaves every manicure looking professional. Even if your not the best at painting!
Let me know if you tried out my nail tutorial this week, and show me pics! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Today I gave my sister this fun manicure with Essie's Lilacism. Such a great color, especially if you're looking to get away from all of those holiday colors! Now if it were only spring time...

She is also wearing mittens I knit a few months back. They were my first pair, so please excuse the errors! I created the pattern myself, but I was inspired by The Purl Bee and all of their really fun patterns. I'm currently working on a honeycomb knit scarf, I'll post it soon!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Meet my new best friend - this necklace! I pretty much haven't been seen with out it since I found it at Zara. It dresses up just about any outfit, day or night. Here I'm wearing it with a Madewell Chambray shirt, and my everyday Aldo boots.

Monday, January 20, 2014


Let me introduce myself - My name is Kristen, I'm 26. I currently reside and work in Astoria Queens, a wonderful little (under appreciated) place to call home. I'm a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer, and lover of all things creative. You can often find me drawing or painting, knitting, baking, and biking! So sit tight, and stay tuned - Many more posts to come!

In the mean time, enjoy some photos of my favorite space - my studio!