This weekend was a lovely time celebrating the love of two dear friends and their union. Not only was I honored to style this beautiful bride, we spent the whole weekend filled with friends, family and so much love your heart can burst! It is the day after I came back from the Mission Ranch Hotel in Carmel, CA and my heart and soul is still buzzing from the wonder and joy that sparked through this weekend.
I'm convinced it is LOVE that made her hairstyle last perfectly through the evening while dancing and being whipped around on the dance floor...and maybe a little help from SEVEN Fini hairspray available at The Local Salon NoHo, CA.
I'm happy to experience love and beauty in life.
Im trying something new this season. I find fall/winter to be a difficult season for me to dress. I live in LA where we have plenty of sunshine and not many chances to wear typical seasonal wear including warm coats. I will be, what I call, closet shopping. Going into the depths of my closet to find items I have not worn in a while and shopping for new items that I can add to my everyday looks.
I love a classic vintage look with lots of color. In the cooler seasons, my look completely changes. Here, I still have a classic inspired look. Sandals are ok to wear in the fall in LA. My top is a wool minidress paired with a vintage circle skirt. I brightened up this ensemble with a new giant purple necklace. I am loving this new necklace, as it's going to be a staple throughout the holidays. Now if I only had a colorful simple knit dress. Pants is a whole other story that does not work for me at the moment.
I have started a lookbook to get inspired and feedback on what others think. Click on the link above to check out what Iv'e come up with . Feel free to leave a comment or suggestions.
This beautiful intoxicating flower is one of my favorites. The night blooming Cereus (pronounced like "serious"). A type of tuberous cacti. When healthy, this plant has several flowers that will start to develop near late spring through early summer. Each flower will bloom for only one night! These past two nights are the beginning of many special nights to come. If we go out to dinner, we arrive home greeted by the strong sweet smell of these giant flowers. They are about 9" in diameter. Each stalk is covered with flowers that will all bloom on different nights. Sometimes I like to sit on my porch with a hot beverage and seriously enjoy the Cereus!
I put a side by side photo below of Monday night flowers and Tuesday night flowers. You'll notice the photo on the left has two flowers that are not open on the right. The photo on the right is of those closed two flowers "open". You can kind of see the flowers wilting in the background from the night before. I find them spectacular and breathtaking! They give me a big smile every time.
I've attached a quick time lapse video I found. Enjoy. :D
This year I became a certified Deva Stylist. I've been a hairstylist for some time. When I think that nothing more can be done...I hear about the Deva technique.
Their system is very unique. It's the highest consentration of botanically infused products out there and they do NOT use a comb when cutting the hair. Which makes sense. If you wear you hair curly all the time, why stretch out the curl? It just creates more frizz. There is absolutely no sulfates in their cleansing/conditiong agents. NONE! Cleansing is done with the product + friction. Sound crazy? Well maybe...all the curly girls and guys need to retrain the way they take care of their hair. The no sulfates plus botanical infusion creates moisture moisture moisture. Which equals NO FRIZZ. Go figure!
Deva is a whole new concept of soft natural curls.
I have wavy hair and notice a huge difference in moisture and anti frizz.
Capella Salon has the highest amount of certified Deva stylists in LA.
For more info on Deva care check out their youtube tutorial or go to www.devaconcepts.com
This is my latest pair of plugs for myself! Wood combined with irridescent blue crystals and turquoise swarovski crystlas.
These mother of pearl with red crystals are not my latest...but one of my festiv favorites!
What a big Pin Up weekend. Sturday 1/23/10 turning little lovlies into Pin Ups. This was a first time event of its kind for playclothes and it good bookesd up quick! They girls got to do photoshoot to keep for themselves or as a Valentine surprise for that special someone. The whole store was 15% off for the day. It was any girls dream. Doing a photoshoot in a GIANT vintage closet. Every prop imaginable was at their fingertips. Make up was done by Besame Cosmetics, Hair by me Sandra D, and Photography by Julia. Photos to come soon!
On Sunday 1/24/10...more Pin Up. A day spent at the Historic Warner Grad Theatre in San Pedro. What a grand theatre it is! If you did not make it, you missed a good one. This was a 100 minute fashion show modeling original garments worn by great hollywood actresses like Bettie Davis and Norma Sheaer just to name a couple. Each model had such elegance and charisma gliding across the stage channeling old hollywood. The photo below is a quick shot just before curtain call of me and one of the models Tiba.
Here is a little write up:
and some photos:
and more on the event:
be sure the clock buzzscene at end of article for more pictures! What fun!
I will be styling a vintage fashion show put on by Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA). Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at 7pm.
I have styled this vintage fashion show before and it is not to be missed! This is a very unique fashion show where you will see authentic peices from the 1920s thru the 1950s.
Held at the historic art deco
Warner Grand Theatre 478 W. 6th Street San Pedro
Here are some photos of the show-
Be sure to check out above..."Pin Up Weekend" for more pictures and articles on the show.
Saturday, January 23rd star in your own pin up photo shoot!
Champagne! Chocolate-covered Strawberries! Pin Up Photos!
And best of all....
Shopping!! (Entire store 15% off!)
Spend the afternoon being fluffed, made up, pampered and photographed - just in time for Valentine's Day!
$20 Reserves your space and includes these services by professional Hollywood artists:
- Make up by Besame
- Hair by Sandra D
- Pin Up Photo by Julia
Provide your own pin up wear, or shop for a new, sexy outfit from Playclothes' huge selection!
Enter the Betty Page Look-Alike Contest!
Save the date - Saturday, January 23rd from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM!
Times for photo shoots are limited -
Call (818) 755-9559 now to reserve your space!
11422 Moorpark Street
Studio City, California 91602