“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you choose. But get drunk.”
— Charles Baudelaire


Crystal Noreiga

Four glorious looks from the American Portraits editorial by John Alex Beck for Encens.

It was love at first sight when I first saw her. At the same time I was crushed because I didn’t know who she was. But after a while into fashion blogging I got pretty good with names and faces and suddenly recognized her. I wasn’t completely sure until she confirmed it on instragram though. She surprised me by adding that she had never seen the photos before. When the shoot took place she was told that the editorial was going to be in the (then) next issue of Encens but it wasn’t so after a while without a sign she stopped looking for it. Man, her “Thanks! :)” felt sweet, really.

(Source:, via toreyandkhorey)