Sometimes the observer is observed.


I’m much more used to observing than being observed. But last fall, I decided to turn the lens on myself, and I asked some trustworthy experts to help me.

Stylist Roxanne Carne (whom I found via Thumbtack) gave my wardrobe a firm and gentle appraisal one day last October. She showed me how to support my playful personality with a grounded, casual, and thoroughly classic style . Check out Roxanne’s blog–she is quiet dynamite for the sleeping style in you.

It took me another month or so to get up my courage and invite photographer William Petruzzo to my home to document who I am right now. (I found him through friend and fellow AU MFA alum Amina Hafiz Sarraf) It was a splendid time. Bill put me at ease right away, and he even made me like my face a little.

Here are the results
. Is this a face you trust? Let me know in the comments.


(Hair by Alchemy of Silver Spring. Make-up by me, with help from YouTuber Kandee Johnson ).