There’s some people who you can just tell have the wisest of souls.
Courtney, aka Prettylittlefawn, didn’t have to say much to reveal hers. Her beauty is striking, and her dialect smart. I only know her now through a series of interview questions and a couple of emails back and forth, but if I ever get the chance to meet her in person, I feel like I would learn a thing or two.
She’s an actress and a blogger, and one of the fresh faces who took part in our west coast FP Me anniversary shoot at Vasquez Rocks. And while I’ve stepped behind the scenes of many FP Me shoots before, never one out on the West Coast in a surrounding that seemed so magical. I wanted the deets… so who better to ask then one of the muses herself? Get to know a little bit more about this FP Me babe below, and get a glimpse into what it was like that day on set and in front of the camera!
Where are you from? How has this shaped the person that you are today?
I’m from Orange County, California – and I have to say it really has made me who I am today. I grew up in North Orange County, in a city with lots of antiques and vintage shops, which made me a real lover of thrifting and recycled clothing. I fell asleep almost every night as a kid to the sound of the Disneyland fireworks in the distance, and when the show The OC came out when I was in high school I was shocked by how many people knew about where I was from. That being said, I think Arrested Development paints a more accurate picture of Orange County.
Get the look: Chance Platform
Where do you currently live? Any hidden gems in your neighborhood that you’re willing to share with us?
I live in LA now, in Echo Park. I actually just moved to the neighborhood this month, so it’s been really fun exploring my own backyard. I live really close to Dodger Stadium which is a bit strange, but I’m also fairly close to Downtown LA. My biggest recommendation to someone visiting from out of town is to hit up the Arts District. There’s an arcade with games from the eighties that serves cocktails, a delicious pie shop called The Pie Hole, and my absolute favorite restaurant, Church & State, where you can totally pretend that you’re in Paris for the evening.
Get the look: Vintage Fringe Leather Jacket
What inspired you to start your blog?
I started my blog when I was feeling especially lost a few years ago. I was struggling in my career, and in my life, and I wanted a common thread, something to help me stay grounded. It started out more as a photo diary, and I really wasn’t planning on sharing as much of my life with the world as I have, but I feel that it really helped me grow as a person.
Get the look: Haiku Pullover
What’s been the most important thing you’ve learned or gained from blogging?
The most important thing I’ve gained from blogging is definitely a sense of community. Whether it’s a fellow blogger or a reader, I feel such a connection through social media that I really didn’t think possible. It’s so amazing to be a part of such a rad group of ladies. I haven’t had the chance to meet too many bloggers in person, but I still feel like I know so many, even if we’ve never got to share a cocktail or go on a little shopping date. It’s a bit like having a lot of pen pals!
How do you typically spend your days?
In addition to blogging, I work as an actress, so many times I’ll have an audition or two that will take me all over LA. I love books on tape, so for most of my drive time I’m immersed in whatever book I’m currently reading. I also really love thrifting, so if I have a spare moment, I’ll hit up my favorite thrift shops and hunt for a bit. It’s pretty easy to get lost in the racks of clothing and housewares, but I’ve found the most amazing gems for my wardrobe and apartment. After that, I’m likely to go home and make dinner with my boyfriend (usually tacos or curry). Not a bad life.
You just took part in the west coast FP Me anniversary shoot… what was it like to be a part of something like that?
It was incredible! It was a day of clear blue skies and desert sand, trying on amazing clothing, and frolicking about with lovely, friendly ladies. What more could a girl want?
Any special highlights or moments from the day that made it unique?
Being able to meet the other FPMe Stylists was definitely the highlight for me. I’ve been a big fan of most of them for a while, so it was great getting to know them a bit better. And the clothes. Did I mention the clothes?? I felt very lucky to be able to see all the new spring styles a bit early, and I had a hard time not trying to put all the clothes in the trunk of my car and driving off.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Someone gave me a great piece of advice about love when I was younger, and it always stuck with me -“In the end, when we’re old, we all look about the same. Choose kindness above everything else. A kind heart is all that matters.”
What do you picture your life looking like 10 years from now?
I don’t have an especially clear picture of my life in 10 years. I don’t know where I’ll be living, what I’ll be doing, or really even what I’ll look like (here’s hoping my incessant sunscreen applying helps combat extreme aging). I do know that I’ll still be with my incredible man, and that I’ll be happy. And really, what more could I possibly need?
What does being ‘free’ mean to you?
Being free, to me, means being comfortable with yourself. I spent a lot of my youth being so uncomfortable in my own skin, not trusting my own instincts, and always putting others above myself. Now that I’ve grown, I’ve really learned to let go of a lot of my own hang ups and be comfortable and happy with who I’ve become. It’s liberating knowing that you are enough.
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