Sorry we have been bad bloggers this week, but we've been very busy with all the Thanksgiving festivities and just relaxing over break. To all our American readers, Happy (late) Thanksgiving! Hopefully you all had a lovely time. This is a continuation from our last post, or another spot Emmett introduced us to while we were out exploring. As you can see the mini tree house was pretty high. Let's just say, climbing up there in heels wasn't the best of ideas but, it made for a good picture.

The top is a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier from the late 80's and belted with a Anthropologie belt. The necklaces are a Rosary hand me down in the family and the metal pendent is vintage. The denim leggings with snaps are from LF boutique and the Maryjane heels are Marc by Marc Jacobs. 

Hope you enjoy!  
 XO Valerie and Camilla


Into The Woods

Vintage fur wrap belted with vintage Moschino belt, denim leggings from LF boutique,Boots Miss Sixty and crop top with gloved sleeves Comme Des Garcon
 This weekend Camilla and I wanted to find a new different spot to shoot some recent vintage finds mixed with a few of the designer archives I've saved from my youth. When Emmett heard about our shoot he said he had the perfect spot. So all of us Camilla, Emmett and I went to check it out, which was out into the woods to shoot. We deemed Emmett the location expert and assistant for the day which he was excellent at when he wasn't swinging through the trees, Literally!


 The Hat Camilla is wearing is vintage Fred Hanson. The spot Emmet brought us to was fabulous and we ended up shooting two other pieces which we will be posting later. I think we will be going back again it's a lovely place and so secluded and peaceful.
XO Valerie and Camilla



I was inspired by the blogger style tease, when I stopped by her blog the other day and she had a project where she painted her flat mate and photographed her. It reminded me of a book I have had for years, that I absolutely find the most beautiful collaboration between two artists. I love collaborations, hence our blog. I feel people who truly inspire you to be a more creative version of yourself are sometimes rare to find. And when you find that person and it works, beauty happens. Veruschka broke onto the scene in the 60's as a top model and actress of the film Blow Up.  She has been photographed by all the greats, like Richard Avedon, as well as graced the covers of all the best magazines. In the 70's she meet Holger Truizsch a prominent painter and photographer, together they transformed her beyond recognition. The book is unbelievable and full of so many photos we had a hard time editing down to some of our favorites.

I just wanted to end by saying that so far, since Camilla and I have been blogging we have found some truly talented people who have inspired us in various ways. This weekend we are planning to shoot of some vintage pieces we found in the last month, and because it's also Thanksgiving break maybe we will end up getting to shoot more than one. Hope you all have a wonderful, inspired weekend. XO Valerie and Camilla


After Hours

Coat by Idra from Anthropologie, skinny jeans BDG, Sparkle top Vintage, Heels from Forever21,bracelet cuff brought back from India.

While Hanging out with my boyfriend the other night he shot these photos of me. Hope you like! XO Camilla


One For Jasmina

In January of this year our dear little friend Jasmina was diagnosed with NK leukemia. For the past 11 months sweet Jasmina has battled the disease with amazing strength and perseverance.  Her beautiful spirit has continued to shine even through the worst of times. Sunday, Camilla and I set up shop at a holiday boutique show to sell tee shirts that we designed and made to raise money for Jasmina.  You can find out more about Jasmina by going to oneforjasmina.com. We are selling them for $25, If you are interested in buying one please contact us at  butterflybyday@gmail.com

Six year old Jasmina

Tee Shirts available in S/M/L

Jasmina and her mommy

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path"- Agatha Christie
XO Valerie and Camilla


An Abbot Kinney State of Mind

There was no school Wednesday because of Veterans Day, so Camilla, Emmett and I went to Venice Beach to hang and shoot photos. Camilla is working on her portfolio for school and hanging out on Abbot Kinney is always fun and inspiring. Lots of great shops, Gallery's, and coffee houses. One of my favorite places is Abbot's Habit to grab a coffee and people watch.

Valerie is wearing a vintage full slip as a dress with a stripped tee and cardigan by J Crew over top and belted with a vintage belt. Leather Jacket from Alpine Stars and booties by Jeffery Campbell.
All the necklaces by Energy Muse.
Camilla is wearing H&M Jacket and skirt, Striped romper worn as a top only is Rapscallion by Samantha Pleet, Shoes booties Urban Outfitters. 
It was a wonderful day full fun and love and inspiration abound hope you enjoy a walk down Abbot Kinney.
XO Valerie and Camilla


It's A Sweater Thing

This is Kind of a renewal design I did the other day by taking a large mens v neck sweater and changing it up to make it more feminine. Both Camilla and I have been into taking Old boring clothing and making something new of it, like recycled clothing!
Basically I just took the sweater and cut the sleeves shorter then chopped off the bottom band and slit up the side seams to about 1/2 inch below the armhole. I had some silk charmeuse laying around so I sewed up two very, very long sashes. Then I attached them to where I had slit the sides of the sweater and sewed it together. What I wanted was to take these long sashes and wrap them around and around to cinch in the waist,then tie a big bow. Camilla threw it on over a little black slip and there you have it,cozy and feminine.It also looks cute with jeans and boots. XO Valerie