Friends In Cool Places

If I do nothing else in this lifetime (knock on wood), I'll still be happy to know that I've made some outrageously cool friends. And because I'm an all-or-nothing kind of girl, the bad news for them is that they're pretty much stuck with me for the rest of our lives. #sorryboutit

I have one interning in the White House right now, although I'm stealing her away from the Obamas next month and making her gallivant around Europe with me for a quarter. I don't think they're too upset with me, because looky what I found in the mail!
Mini Bo & Sunny! Top that, Hallmark.
Some pals are aiming for Hollywood, others for Wall Street, Silicon Valley, NFL/NBA/MLB/insertothersportsleagueshere, big name hospitals, graduate schools, law firms, Washington DC, so on and so forth. And I have no doubt a huge handful of them will make it.

But, do you want to know who's one of my favorite friends? (For unselfish reasons, naturally.)

Meet Mollie.
Because other than the fact that she's hilarious, spontaneous, and always a fun time - she's an aspiring photographer. Mollie is in photography school right now - and rocking it, might I add. Sometimes, she has final projects to complete. That's where my suitemates and I come in. We all needed a good release after a brutal week of Finals, and so when we heard that the theme for Mollie's project was "Capitol Couture" (aka Hunger Games), this is what basically ended up happening:
Erin: Caroline, you look like a quail.
I posted behind-the-scenes photos on my Instagram, and two of my other suitemates chimed in with:
Kylie: ...I'm not even gone one day.
Alya: ...I'm not even gone one HOUR.

What can I say? When everyone's away, the Hunger Games will be played.

If anyone wants photography work done in San Francisco/Bay Area, let me know! Mollie is always in need of good models, especially since her favorite one (me, duh), will be gone for three months.

Photography // Mollie Ballard
Props // Mollie Ballard
Makeup // Erin Ashby
Glossy Blonde


  1. A card from the Obama's! I'm all star struck! How cool is that!?!?

  2. What an amazing post - on a whole bunch of levels - awesome!!!

  3. Love the peacock feathers! They remind me so much of a masquerade in Venice!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

  4. That's such a fun idea for a photoshoot! They turned out FAB.

  5. Very cool! I love the White House pop up card!

  6. That card is sweet! You're cool. & I love the outfits & photography!

  7. Great Christmas card and great photos!

  8. HAHA! That's an AWESOME idea! Love the costumes.
    Lisa | c/oMKE

  9. i had a friend that interned at the white house too!!! my friends do much cooler things than i do haha!

  10. Christmas card from the Obamas? My friends need to step it up ;)

  11. you are doing college the right way.. love all the cool people you are meeting and adventures you are having..

  12. I love it!! You guys look like you're having so much fun! The costumes are great!

  13. Looks like you're enjoying college and I can't wait until I go away to school! I like how the White House Christmas card is like a pop up book. My family always gets the ones from Republicans like Paul Ryan and George W. Bush.

  14. Great photos! Looks like you were having a great time.

    Follow each other on GFC? please let me know.

  15. I love that the doggies signed the card, too! :)

  16. aww heart this post so much!!! it's amazing to have truly inspirational friends as they make you want to explore the world more and do amazing things!! these photos are stunning!!!

  17. That White House card is pretty cool!

  18. Interning with the Obama's that IS impressive. And a quarter in Europe I would have loved to do that when I was in college. This shoot is too funny you guys looked like you had a great time.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  19. A card from the President, no big deal.

    I also hope to make the list next year.

  20. I'm impressed with your White House card! I also love these photos. Your friend is a great photographer.

  21. What a fun thing to do! And what a fun group of friends you have!

    And what fun YOU are!

    Looking forward to hearing about your adventures Europe...I can only imagine the great stuff you're going to bring back!

    You're a doll....=)

  22. what an amazing feather!! :)

  23. Such a fun post - you girls look like you had a great time!!

    Have a fab Christmas :)


    Fashion Mumblr

  24. Cool friends are a good thing to have in life!! And those pictures (and the styling) looks really fun!

  25. Seriously?! A Christmas card from the President and First Lady? So jealous!


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