Wednesday with Sisilia Piring

 

Hello, my name is Sisilia Piring,
My IG handle is @sisiliapiring,
My childhood dream growing up was to be a Scientist,
The best thing about living in Los Angeles is the wide selection of natural foods,
I can’t start my day without my bullet journal + coffee,
I never leave the house without bullet journal + water bottle,
Podcasts keep me motivated during my daily hustle and
music helps me unwind.
It’s never too late to go after your dream!
My favorite Wolf Circus jewelry pieces are the Emelie ring, Marcel signet ring, and the Woman Vase necklace to name a few!

 

 

 

Where did you grow up?

 I was born in Indonesia, but moved to Los Angeles when I was 8. I grew up in and around Pasadena. 

How did you first get into photography? 

I was introduced to photography in 8th grade when I took a film photography class. It was so fun! We had a darkroom and got to develop and print our own photos, but my love of photography didn’t start until my dad gifted me my first camera.

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How did you come to own your first camera? 

My dad gave me my first camera in high school. It was an old digital camera that Polaroid made and it was turquoise! It  had the lowest resolution but I cherished that thing!

Who are your photography legends? 

Guy Bourdin and Juergen Teller. 

You have an impressive list of clients! Who has been your favourite to work with and why? 

Thank you! There’s been quite a few— Burberry and Nylon Magazine to name a couple. Burberry because I got to shoot for them a few times for their Art of The Trench campaign. I got to really know the team. Everyone was so wonderful. The whole experience of shooting with them and being around the creative team was an amazing experience. Nylon Magazine because I got to shoot everything in film and I grew up admiring the mag so it was a surreal experience.

Where do you pull inspiration from? How does the internet play a role in your creativity? 

I pull most of my inspiration from road trips and adventures. The constant change in motion is very inspiring. I love seeing new places and trying out new things that I wouldn’t normally have. The internet plays a vital role too, especially when I’m art directing a shoot, styling a shoot, or pitching a concept to a client. I like to pull images from Pinterest or Instagram. 

What is your favorite kind shoot?

Fashion editorials are my absolute favorite! They’re fun and you get to be more creative. Anything fashion related, really. I love when a client hires me out to shoot film! It’s how I started in photography so film will always have a special place. I also love lifestyle shoots from time to time. 

We love your Instagram! How would you define your personal brand?

I would say California free-spirited, bright, minimal, mixed in with fashion and photography. 

 

What do you love and hate about Instagram? 

 I love that through Instagram I’ve met some amazing friends and have worked with some really great brands that I admire and find inspiring. As for dislikes, I think that people sometimes mistaken someone’s Instagram as a highlight reel and it’s easy to get lost in that perception that someone else is living your best life. I also find myself comparing my style or my feed to someone else’s and that’s natural because we’re all humans. That’s why lately I’ve just opted for a less curated feed, not caring if it doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing altogether as a feed. Posting photos as a documentation of what’s happening in my life at the moment.

Who are your current favourite designers? 

Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Jacquemus, Rejina Pyo

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What would you like to see yourself doing in 5 years?

My husband and I will soon be taking a year to slow travel across the country. We bought a vintage camper that we’ll hitch behind our SUV and live in a new state every few weeks. In 5 years I’d like to see us owning a piece of land, being mortgage free, and building a tiny home or two.  One for our home and one for guests who come to visit or a studio we can work out of since we are both freelancers and own an online shop, Shop Girl. By exploring the country we are hoping to find a place that resonates with us the most and can see ourselves growing old in. I also see us expanding our shop to grow into a small brick and mortar and organically evolve our career, delving into different things we’ve always wanted to do. 

What would you do, see or learn if you had more time?

If I had more time I’d love to read more, especially books on human behavior. It’s so fascinating. I’d love to watch more indie flicks and learn another language. 

 

 

 

How do you like to spend your free time?  

Writing, reading, or having a simple picnic with my family. 

What’re your favourite podcasts?

I have so many fav podcasts but my go-to’s are:
— NPR How I Built This
— Couples Therapy by Casey + Candace Neistat
— No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis
— The Goop Podcast
— Oprah Super Soul

What’s your favorite snack? 

Chips, crackers— basically anything cheesy, crunchy, or spicy.

 

 

Photos by Hannah Faith Lord.

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Wednesday with Hannah Lord

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Welcome to Wednesday Women, a new series featuring women that we can’t get enough of — and that we can’t wait for you to meet. Just think of it as #WomenCrushWednesdays’s big sister (if WCW only featured smart, accomplished women that we’re dying to befriend).

First up, we’re talking to our eternal muse Hannah Lord or, as you probably know her, @hannahfaithlord on Instagram.

 

 

Hello, my name is Hannah,
My IG handle is @hannahfaithlord,
My childhood dream growing up was to be a Film director.
The best thing about living in California is the weather, duh.
I can’t start my day without my hair brushed.
I never leave the house without my camelbak waterbottle.
Music keeps me motivated during my daily hustle and
wine helps me unwind.
It’s never to late to be a violinist!
My favorite Wolf Circus jewelry piece is the Gia Hoops.

Where is home?

Silverlake, California is where I live but I’m originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Do you have any daily rituals? Not really now that I think about it…is that bad?

I do the same sorta thing every morning like get up wash my face, brush my hair and teeth and get dressed, but everyday is different really so I haven’t kept any rituals going.

What was the first job you truly felt excited about?

I actually recently did a job with Atelier Dore for Net-A-Porter that I was really excited about!

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What do you do for work now?

I work part-time as a digital marketer and I also freelance as a photographer, creative director, stylist, and model (depending on the project).

What is the best thing about what you do?

The creative freedom. It’s hard for me to do the same thing everyday. I would shrivel up and die if you told me I had to work a 9-5 doing something mindless. I like to constantly be challenged and moving about. My spirit animal is a great white shark so that makes sense, also my dad can’t sit still for more than five seconds so could be from him haha.

How would you define your personal brand?

H.F.L is a Photography house offering personalized photo diaries for brands who are looking to expand their social media journey beyond their own imagery.

Hannah wears the Gia Baby & Pearl Hoops

How has creativity played a role in your career?

My whole career is based around being creative so without it I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing. I’ve always loved creating new things so I feel very blessed to be able to do that everyday.

What is your favorite project you’ve been a part of?

I was able to be on Steven Chee’s team for an Editorial for Grazia Australia a few years ago. We flew in a heli to multiple locations around the South Island of New Zealand. The whole shoot was amazing and very inspiring.

What would you like to see yourself doing in 5 years?

Shooting or Creative Directing big campaigns around the world but campaigns that are for a Cause or have some sort of bigger purpose behind them. Still working out what this would look like.

How do you like to spend your free time?

In the winter I enjoy snowboarding at Bear Mountain with my Fun Gurlz Crew, and in summer I’m keen on a nice beach day with some beers and a wee surf.

Do you have any style muses at the moment?

Oracle Fox has been my muse since I found her on insta like five years ago. She’s a queen.

What would you do, see or learn if you had more time?

I would write a book about my life so far and the struggles my family and I have faced. The book would be a series cause I’m not nearly half way through my life so I’d just keep writing and releasing books until I died. People would have to decide for themselves if the last book was a happy ending but I would write the books in hopes to encourage other people through the difficult things life throws at them. Oh and I’d also surf more, learn how to speak spanish/french, and learn to play Mandolin.

 

 

 

 

Are there any women in your life that have been most instrumental in your career?

My best friend Kayla is a graphic designer and a huge support in everything I do. She has pushed me forward when all I’ve wanted to do was crumble at times. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her. Also shout out to Cassie Ebner of Palo Santo Studios who has helped me a lot the past year or so after moving back to LA from overseas. She is a powerhouse and has amazing energy.

How would you’re best friend describe you?

Hmmm…probably motivated, outgoing, creative, intense/intimidating at times haha, and loyal.

 

 

 

 

Photos by Beau Simmons & from Hannah’s instagram.

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