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san francisco, style, fashion, travel, lifestyle curated by Ariel Tzu-Chi

Fashion is about projecting where you're going in life.

Therefore, life is fashion, fashion is style.

That's the lifestyle I am producing. 
 

風尚是一種生活品味的投射

因此生活即是風尚,風尚便是品味

這就是我想實踐的生活方式

Outfit | Feeling Pastel


The best thing about hanging out with photo friends is, starting a photo session in the middle of the walk is totally normal. With people I trust, worries about composition or posing is unnecessary; paranoia about lighting is completely off limits. But to top that, those who we shared the same struggles and aspirations are just as precious as the sun, the moon and the shooting stars.

Each time hanging with people like this, I can literally feel that my metal clarity is fixed up. Each talk with talented individual like this, I truly am grateful to be getting older; for the lessons we've learned and the shimmering knowledge we've gained from the fermented experiences brought us collectively closer. Pastels would be the perfect representation for that thought, if color is needed for the reeling - soft and light, it is. None is a statement, but together, they can be genuinely placed side by side, like cotton candy clouds.

和同是攝影師的朋友在一起,隨時隨地都能拍。總是無需擔心構圖或姿態,也無需擔心光線和成相,同樣的語言是無需翻譯的。每一個藝術家都是一個秘密,我們都有很脆弱的內心和很堅強的靈魂,否則我們不會不斷與自我拉扯。

和這樣的人對話,讓我內心充滿溫暖。一次次的感受到被同理安慰的感動,無需多加解釋就能被理解的矛盾痛苦。這條路,並不孤單。年歲增長,也不寂寞。因為這些經驗和智慧,需要時間的累積,變成一個溫柔的人,需要受傷的心。粉嫩色系很適合這樣變老,不需要光彩奪人,輕輕柔柔的,可以穩穩地走在一起。


Photo by Karen Santos


Update:
Karen wrote me a sweet and kind note on her Facebook, I'm so blessed ---

I met Ariel in art school and admire her for so many reasons-- her gentle demeanor and tenacious nature, an effortless and impeccable sense of style, her clean artful photography aesthetic, and the poetic and profound way she has with words on her blog. I'm in awe of the posts where she takes fashionable self-portraits on her adventures!
She featured some of the casual portraits I took of her on our brunch date a few weeks ago and wrote a short & sweet blurb of our shared experience together (below). It made me feel sentimental and grateful to know kind, collaborative hustlers in this industry who are true to themselves and their craft, when much of the world is competitive and mainstream. I’m a believer in the energy you put out in the world is the one you’ll get back, so to have Ariel in my realm must mean I’m doing something right.

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