Introducing Leela Cyd, an incredibly talented photographer based in Portland, Oregon & Los Angeles, California. She’s also Apartment Therapy & The Kitchn’s Photo Magician, where she teaches photo skills to freelancers & bloggers. Right now, she is excited about her new blog: Tea Cup Tea, a project dedicated to her most beloved beverage. “It’s a spot to share in all the fun, connections, friendship and snacks that come along with tea. I’m also gearing up for several cookbook shoots this Fall. Cookbooks are wonderful because I get to work with a team of fabulous people (stylists, cooks, art directors) then when we’re done we can clean up, feast and relax a little before going our separate ways. Lastly, I just confirmed that I’ll be teaching a photography workshop in Florence, Italy in May of next year — so stoked on that!”
Here’s a little bit more on some of the pieces she is wearing. The Tan bracelet from Mexico was handmade by a blind woman who uses horse hair and bullets! The dress was handmade for her in South India by a tailor named Shiva. He spoke no English and she spoke no Konkani, so they communicated by drawings.
…and now her favorite piece & why :
“This dress is my favorite because it reminds me of the time we spent living in India a few years ago. It’s bright, comfortable & happy – perfect for Portland in the rain with tights, a sweater & boots or in summer with sandals and a big hat. The full skirt makes it a goody for bike riding too.”
Photo by: David Kilpatrick