Isabella David

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🍃Diary of a 🇫🇷SAG-AFTRA actor, blogger & writer crafting vintage& upcycled dreams (online shop sooon)🍃living green🍃Contact:InfoIsabellaDavid@gmail.com

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Don’t choose the lesser life... I loved this passage when I first saw it @nayyirah.waheed, but then I was immediately all like, how do you know which is the lesser life 🤷🏻‍♀️? •
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This fall, I was surprised and gratified to get so much acting & modeling work in NYC again, but by the fourth weekend I was gone I missed my babies so much I couldn’t sleep & even ended up crying over my dinner 🙈🙄 I felt so lonely without all their little warm bodies pressed against me & I was too exhausted by traveling to do any writing in my downtime. It occurred to me maybe there was a way to still keep performance in my life without having to travel away from my family. While I do love singing with my professional trumpet-playing husband in our little mom & pop band @theisabells, I prefer to be a songwriter. When my sisters came to visit over Thanksgiving, I had another moment of inspiration. We went thrifting @shopgreenestreet & they found nothing of interest. Thrifting is an art like others: it takes practice & passion 😋💕
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“What’s your favorite color?” I asked Alex of @curiousconcoctions & immediately spotted a mauve @modainternacional sweater dress that had her & @initialssjld fighting like it was a proper Black Friday sale ☺️❤️. When we brought our purchases back to the empty spare room I use as a closet, my sisters remarked that the room (and the hallway tbh 🙈😂) reminded them of a store. •
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I realized I love sharing what I’ve learned about sustainability & slow fashion with others & do need to expand my blog, but I also want to take it in a different direction as a. I have more vintage, secondhand, & upcycled stuff (I sew, too) than one woman can wear & b. I love finding stuff for other people & inspiring them to embrace slow fashion & all its life-enhancing possibilities. I realized I could create an opportunity to still perform but stay home & still have energy to write and so I started @isabelladavidvintage . More on my blog & online shop this weekend! I’m so excited 💚🍃Have you ever had to decide between different career goals or priorities? What helped you decide? #inspiration #sustainableliving #actorslife #vintagelove #thursdaythoughts
“Clothes won’t change the world. The women who wear them will.” —Anne Klein// I bought all three of these pieces years ago & still love them. This cropped denim jacket goes with everything. I upcycled this peachy confection of a dress, cutting down its cupcake layers to something a little more palatable— i.e. a little less sweet, and these nude pumps will never go out of style. I don’t believe in trends, at least that’s what I’m starting to think. •
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To quote Karl Lagerfeld this time, “Trends are the last stage before tacky.” I think we need to celebrate clothes, to wear what we love, and to feel great in it. If we love our clothes, we won’t throw them out or constantly go out, searching for the latest thing. Do you think we can change to a non-trend fashion state? Or live outside of trends? Wearing what feels good/ right? Do you think people’s attitude to clothes can be changed? Or, as I’ve read, is it more likely for the world to end before capitalism does 😋💚🤷🏻‍♀️? #slowfashionmovement #fairfashionootd #upcycle #sewing #wednesdaywisdom •
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Photo by @once.upon.a.now// Hair & #mua #modelsown Dress by me ☺️❤️
Roundup on my blog later today of my favorite, organic winter essentials: oil, oil, & more oils 😋💚// I’ve been getting lots of questions about my manicure. Unfortunately, it’s not organic, although Philly has one gorgeous, organic salon in Center City! Little too far for me except as a special occasion, although on the plus side, I find if your nails & hair regularly look goooood , you’ll find you don’t even want to shop & acquire more stuff! 😋💕 Try to spend a little extra on nails too. Did you know places with “deals” are basically sweatshops? That said, got these done for a holiday party last week 🎄Overheard then copied this combo of @essiepolish’s “limo-scene” with “sugar daddy” on top 💅🏼💕#organicbeauty #greenbeauty #slowfashion #fairtrade #coconutoil
Thank you for all the likes 💚 I love sharing what I’ve learned about organic beauty care & slow, sustainable fashion over this past, life-changing year 🍃I’m so grateful to see others also seem to be enjoying the journey🙏🏼! Here’s to continuing the trip in 2018 & onwards! I’ll be learning to make my own things, selling some of them online, & in general learning and sharing more about what Livia Firth calls “common sense” dressing in the new year! #bestnine2017 #greenbeauty #slowfashion
When it’s so bright out after a snowfall, your toddler demands you “turn the lights down” 😂❄️ (The next pic is even better🙄🙈😋.) In slow fashion news, I’m wearing my new faux-fur mackage coat, & I love it! I loved this coat last season but only saw real versions. I kept an eye out & this summer I happened to spot a faux version by @1madisonexpedition on sale for only $75! Much cheaper than the real thing, just as cute, and I can now confirm the faux fur is PLENTY toasty & the drawstring waist makes it flattering compared to the silhouette of puffy coats. She’s showing off her craft book/ sun shield. We headed over to @artistcraftsman_sd where I also found fantastic eco stocking stuffers & now we’re going to make weird crafty things & drink hot chocolate... I mean “warm” chocolate. We do not like our sun too bright or our chocolate too hot  in this house 🤦🏻‍♀️☕️ #sundayfunday #toddlerlife #crueltyfree #ethicalfashion #fauxfur #mackage
One more so you can actually (kinda) see my new (ish) bangs & the shining lights of #ChestnutHill ✨🎄
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What do you guys think 🙈💁🏻? Thanks so much to @amssalon for this haircut & for making this tired mommy feel glam for a night 🙌🏼 One of my friends at the holiday party told me she started going there regularly because of my posts & that she loves them, too 🙌🏼! They really are the best—people & stylists ❤️Okay, time to cuddle up with a book & tea & watch the snow “carefully everywhere descending.” What are your favorite cozy reads? I just made a pile of Rainbow Rowells & Lianne Moriartys & am about to pick one! ☕️🎄❄️✨#snowday #bangs #eecummingsonpoint #bestofphilly
Philly is so beautiful this time of year ❤️🎄✨ #aboutlastnight #holidayparty #favoritetimeofyear
Guys... the bangs are back 🙌🏼 As is this vintage necklace soon to be available on my website 🖤
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Photo by @alkinney81. Top made by me ☺️#modelsown hair & mua 💄 #fashionphotography #vintagelove #slowfashion #ootd #fairfashionootd
Throwback to this Thanksgiving when my talented sister/ photographer @initialssjld took this shot of my outfit & @fvp42 photographed me in the same thing on the Philly streets today (with no makeup on & on my way to get a haircut @amssalon 🖤🙈!)
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One key aspect of slow fashion is simply trying to wear your clothes at least 30x. It’s shocking when you stop to think how often we buy things we don’t really want & then throw them away unworn. Asking myself one simple question has been transformative: is this actually something I’m going to wear often? Every item in this #ootd is something I have or will have worn in multiple ways, multiples times from my daily beanie by sustainable brand @scotch_official to this @freepeople cardi I bought while pregnant & these #otkboots which are my fall/ winter go-to 💚🍃Do you have a uniform? What helps you shop more wisely? Are you able to determine in advance whether you’ll wear an item multiple times? 💚🍃 #slowfashionblogger #streetstyle #sustainability
‘Tis the season of giving✨ @bulgariofficial is donating a dollar to @savethechildren every time you post a pic with your eyes closed & the hashtag #seemywish ✌️❤️#savethechildren •
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Photo by @alkinney81, Makeup by Annie H. #fashionphotography #portrait #headshot #actor #holidayfeels
Hard at work on my studio... website & @Etsy & @tradesy ships soon 🙈
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Framed illustration by me, available on my online upcycled & vintage fashion & art store, coming soon 🖤#fashionillustration #vintagelove #instaart #lovewords
All, 
everything that 
I understand, 
I understand 
because I love. —Leo Tolstoy •
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One from the archives. Photo by Golden Age Photography, makeup by me 💄 This silk @cynthiarowley dress is now a shirt! Available on my online shop soon... #upcycle #slowfashion #fashionphotography #chiaroscuro