Recently, Tim got a tintype portrait from the kind folks at Photobooth as part of a team building day with his work.

I had been admiring it for a couple weeks, so one day he sweetly surprised me by buying me my own tintype session!

Here’s a little video that Cool Hunting made about Photobooth, and the tintype process:

The image displays upside down in the viewfinder, as is the case with many large format cameras.

I ended up having a choice between two shots, because the photographer wanted to test if a fresh batch of chemicals was ready yet or not.

Here’s how the second shot turned out:

On the whole, I’m happy with how it turned out, but I’m interested in going back for a another round!

[Tintype images by Michael Shindler/Photobooth, all others by Tim Riot]

Well hey, it’s been a long time since I’ve done a TumbleDryLow post, but here is something worthy of consumption!
My dear friend and bandmate, Miss Kristen Adam, has launched Rococonouveau Design.

She says:

For as long as I can remember I’ve felt a particular connection to things of the past: vintage and period fashions, early 20th century classic film, vintage erotica & pinup photography, art deco architecture, art nouveau textiles & jewelry, and the gilded splendour of the rococo era. The goal in all my work on this project is to merge the essence of these core inspirations with the modernity of the 21st century. Thereby preserving the beauty of these bygone styles in a way that is relevant to today’s aesthetics. Hence, the name rococonouveau!

She makes these super rad little collar accessories that are the perfect thing to dress up an outfit, or lack thereof!
I had the privilege of modeling a bunch of these collars, along with a whole bunch of my sassy ladyfriends.

You should go visit her shop and get one of these. They’re reversible and super well made.

Dear readers, go forth and consume!

I recently ordered 4 pairs of shoes from Melissa, and thought I’d give my Vinyl IIs a shot at work today.

Seriously, if anybody knows where I can find these in Red, let me know!! Blue or grey also accepted.

I was all ready to leave, when a package arrived from my dearest Wifey, Miss Marie!!

SWEET JESUS she got me the Zac Posen for Target leather Jacket!!

Dudes, I almost cried.

As you may or may not know, Target may as well not exist for the carless in San Francisco. It was so especially sweet of her to hook a sister up!

I love all the little details this thing has! Especially the safety pin hangtag.

Thank you!!

Last weekend, Tim & I got brunch in Hayes Valley & stopped by my fave little candy shop, Miette!
We were greeted by these super cute cacti!
I am wearing:

Short sleeve hoodie – Cosa Nostra/Jeffery Sebalia
Grey lace skirt- H&M
Button leggings- Betty Page Clothing
Shoes – Indigo

Miette is the tastiest spot in Hayes Valley, with more candy than you can shake a stick at, and a working cotton candy machine!

Here’s hoping that the coming weekend is as delicious as the last!

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As you guys know, I’m a big fan of iPhone camera app, CameraBag — So it may come as a surprise to you that I should be reviewing another Camera App.

Let me tell you, Hipstamatic is rapidly becoming my new favorite.

This app uses a cute, lomo-like interface, which is demonstrated in this youtube video.

The user chooses a lens, film, and “flash” before taking the picture.
Each combination produces a different effect.

The app comes with a small selection of lenses, film, and flashes, and there are others available as in-app purchases.

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Check out the Hipstamatic photo pool on flickr for more examples.

What’s your current favorite app?


I recently got a new pair of glasses from the excellent folks at Phoenix Optical.
They’re the only place I’ve ever been to that has a full selection of vintage deadstock frames on hand, as well as a bunch of newer styles to choose from.


There are tons of resources online with vintage frames, but nothing beats being able to see how something looks on you.
Since your specs live on your face, it’s clear that buying them is not a decision to be taken lightly.


The staff was super helpful and helped me find exactly what I was looking for.
They were a little pricey, but well worth it for the experience.
Do you guys have a fav place for frames? Online or in person?
Show me your specs!