The Creature of Comfort

FEATURING; Maggie McCutchan

  Hair/design/photography by Anna Embry @annaembryyy

Hair/design/photography by Anna Embry @annaembryyy

Those of you who know me well have probably been wondering when I would do a Marie Antionette concept. Well here it is. I managed to produce a summer-themed, bikini-wearing, macaroon-endorsing, beer-drinking, modern spin on my girl Marie Antionette.Yes, this ended in a cake fight and, yes, we both had stomach aches. 

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Those of you who know Maggie well, know she's an old soul. Friends fondly refer to her as the "creature of comfort". This is a woman who loves a casual beer at the end of the day, on her front porch, in her slippers, watching the neighborhood wind down. 

I’ve known this chick a long time. I'm talking wayyyyy back to Barney days. Maggie and I grew up next door to each other. I remember going over to her house after school and being delightfully confounded by her preference for the 5 o'clock news over our regularly scheduled programs on Nickelodeon. But don't let her geriatric preferences deceive you--Maggie is a goofball. When I picture her in my head, all I can see (and hear) is that signature belly laugh:  leaned back, clutching her stomach and crippled from laughter. Along with being my first locker partner ever, Maggie was one of my original partners in crime. I won't go into all the details of the shenanigans we got into but, suffice it to say, I got sent home for bad behavior on several occasions (sorry John and Denise!!). All these years later, this weirdo still gets me laughing until tears. 

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HAPPY CAKES  

These delicious little delights are from our friendly neighbors at Happy Cakes- a neighborhood gourmet bakery featuring artisan desserts. Nothing like a little midday pick-me-up from Happy Cakes- Their staff is always friendly and inviting. Their product is never disappointing. Make someones day, or treat yourself- also offering gluten-free & vegan options, there is something for everyone!

FEATURED TREND

 White high collared vintage shirt; $32

White high collared vintage shirt; $32

  Twelve by Twelve  Skirt (S); $110

Twelve by Twelve Skirt (S); $110

 Mustard high collared sheer dress; $24

Mustard high collared sheer dress; $24

  Madewell  blue sky and beach bikini set, top (XS) bottoms (S); $45

Madewell blue sky and beach bikini set, top (XS) bottoms (S); $45

 Blush vintage high collared blouse; $26

Blush vintage high collared blouse; $26

 Freebird slipin booties (7); $65

Freebird slipin booties (7); $65

 Vintage high waisted levi's; $42 

Vintage high waisted levi's; $42 

  Madewell pink bikini set,   top (32B) bottoms (S); $45

Madewell pink bikini set, top (32B) bottoms (S); $45

FEATURED UPCYCLE

 Repurposed cupcake stand; how-to at  annawu.com

Repurposed cupcake stand; how-to at annawu.com

Light & Love 

anna