Outfit: Pink Velvet

 When Samantha Hylla contacted me about working together- it was a year or so ago. We had been meaning to meet in person, but things fell wayside until only a couple of weeks ago. We met up in Allerton Park in Monticello for a quick shoot. The sun was intense but we had fun talking anyway. This dress twirls and swirls in the most wonderful way, and I bought it while visiting Red Velvet for the second time! It was such a wonderful trip with my friends! It was really nice meeting you, Samantha! Thank you for the wonderful photos!
 Outfit Details: dress- Red Velvet (Elsie Larson & Emma Chapman's old store in Springfield, MO, USA)
shoes- c/o YesWalker
gloves- vintage
hat- vintage, Adrienne Weber
parasol- Dallas & Co.
lip stain- Revlon in Gothic
See this outfit on Teen Vogue!
love, polly



I've always loved photos from my childhood because of course no one remembers much from a very young age. It's a way to jog your memory or at least see what you used to be like and how you used to act. I can definitely see some of my personality traits in these photos that make me the person I am today. Thank you for taking so much time to get me dressed in the morning, Mom. I'd like to think that it's beginning to pay off. Thank you for acting as my costume designer on Halloween, as well. That's another reason why Halloween is my favorite time of year! What childhood memories stick out most to you? XO!
love, polly


Styling Emily Otnes

When my friend Emily Otnes asked me to style her album cover and music video... I was thrilled! Collaborating with her on exactly what she wanted was so much fun and she loved all the props I suggested such as these paper lanterns, vintage suitcase and pillows, vintage knitted blanket and fresh hydrangeas (my trademark!). We also included glitter and confetti which is always fun to work with. Thank you for trusting my vision, Emily! I am so glad we got to work together! Thank you to Anna Longworth who shot and edited these photos, and to Hannah who assisted with lighting.
 Me, touching up Emily's lipstick. This was such a fun shoot! I loved helping her with her make up and painting her nails as well as styling her outfit, props, and the flowers in her hair. I am definitely in my element in these shots. So Happy .
Thank you so much once more to everyone involved with this shoot. Thank you to my beautiful friend Karin Kirsten of Wunderlust who so generously gifted this flower crown to me that Emily is sporting! Thank you to Elsie Larson for gifting me this beautiful headscarf I am wearing in these behind the scenes photos. If you'd like to hear some of Emily's music that will be available on her album on iTunes come Fall 2013, visit her youtube channel and Bandcamp! We're rooting for you, Emily!
*Styling, Make-up and Set Design by Paulie Antiques
love, polly


Outfit: TV taught me how to feel, now real life has no appeal

I've been so obsessed with "Oh No!" by Marina & the Diamonds for the past few days and it has really been helping me stay motivated and happy. I spent a few hours today hemming this floor length dress, so I figured I might as well snap some photos of it today. Welcome once again to my blue and pink color scheme :) Have a lovely Sunday! I am off to work with my graphic designer on my digital portfolio! MUAH!
Outfit details: Dress- vintage, estate sale, I hemmed it myself today! 
shoes- vintage, St. Louis thrift last year
feather fascinator- made by me, Paulie Antiques (a variety for sale soon)
phone- Adrienne Weber's childhood phone (thanks, Adrienne!)
nail polish- Essie "A Cut Above"
lipstick- Sephora, Rouge Artist Intense #40
love, polly