Hallway Haute

Photos and writing by Mara Strobel-Lanka. Back to school shopping has been my favorite excuse for makeover moments since my first day of kindergarten. I may not be in school anymore, but I still love seeing Moms and Daughters wander into the shop looking for the perfect pieces to start the (school) year afresh. With… Continue reading Hallway Haute

Model Citizen

When I was offered a spot as a model in my favorite boutique’s second annual fashion show, it was like receiving my letter from Hogwarts. But as the day of the show approached, I became nervous, palpably so. I felt like I hadn’t prepared at all. The outfits had been chosen, sure. But was I… Continue reading Model Citizen

Doble Ve Editorial Shoot

When it comes to photo shoots, I prefer to stay behind the shot. I'm considerably more comfortable directing a pose, styling a set, or making corny jokes to enhance candid laughing shots (Spoiler: it's exactly as awkward as it sounds). But every so often I get the inclination or offer to work on the other… Continue reading Doble Ve Editorial Shoot

Model Q&A: Body Positivity

Q: What is your definition of the perfect body? A: I have thought about this question often because I used to tell myself, "when I have the perfect body, then I'll fully be confident." I think the perfect body is a body that you respect and a body that you take care of with diet… Continue reading Model Q&A: Body Positivity