Floor Boarding . . . A Quick Inspiration Grab

working with muted pastels, rich amber tones + icy blues . . .

A few things inspiring me right now:: 

  • amber
  • earthy, muted pastels
  • icy blues
  • soft gold
  • signatures in blotchy ink
  • classic patterns with a nod to nature; like tortoise shell
  • the beauty of dark skin

What’s inspiring you?

Happy Thursday peops!

xo,

Boss Sisters Who Brunch | A Day of Sharing + Connecting

A wonderful day of inspirational stories, sharing + connecting . . .

I shared my story to a packed house!

I was blessed to share the stage with these beautifully inspiring women . . .

So thankful for the friends who came out to support . . .

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 2nd Annual Boss Sister’s Entrepreneur Empowerment Brunch held in Long Beach CA, at The Grand. I can’t tell you how much this event blessed me, and from what I hear, it blessed all the women in attendance that day. I was able to share the stage with some amazing women. I was encouraged, and inspired and left the event with a full spirit. It was truly a day of female empowerment. I wanted to quickly share with you how this came about, as many of you know I am not a public speaker although I am quite an excellent public listener.  ;)

At the beginning of 2018 I was thinking about what I wanted to accomplish in the new year. I decided to choose one word for the new year, that would help me to remain focused and keep my tasks and projects in alignment with my word. Well, during quiet time one morning God gave me the word to focus on. He said He wanted me to be more visible.

Visibility. Ugh.

This word was definitely from God, because visibility is not a word I like to use in relation to myself, however, I am smart enough to know that one can only remain invisible for so long.  I also know that to do the things He has called me to do, I must be visible in some way. So, I chose the word VISIBILITY for 2018.

Fast forward to this past April . . . Deanna Lewis, co-creator of Boss Sisters Who Brunch, reached out to me to ask me to be a speaker at the event. She said The Lord had put it on her heart to ask me to participate early one morning while she was still in bed. Isn’t it amazing how God works? I automatically accepted, knowing that I could not possibly say no, even though I was semi-cringing inside. I asked her what she wanted me to speak about and her words were very simple: “Just share your story. ” Well that’s what I did, in a nutshell.  Click the video below to peep if you like, and be on the lookout, I hear Deanna is planning on hosting another event in the Fall. :)

xoxo,

Boss Sister’s Entrepreneur Empowerment Brunch :: I’m a Speaker Yall!

Hey guys! I’m honored to have been asked to share my story at the 2nd Annual Boss Sister’s Entrepreneur + Empowerment Brunch! I’ll be sharing the stage with 5 other amazing women on Saturday, June 2nd at The Grand in Long Beach. Click here or on the link below to secure tickets for yourself and a friend! www.brownpapertickets/bosssisterswhobrunch

(p.s. pray for me yall!!! this is a definite step out of my comfort zone! ;)

xoxo,

Styling Project :: Desert Shoot

I was recently asked to style a shoot for my friend, Kristen, whose modeling career is taking off. I’m always honored to be asked to lend my vision to creative projects that fall in line with what I’m doing. It was a fun collaboration, plus we had a really great team, which makes working on projects like this A LOT of fun.

Model:: Kristen Drayton @kris_modelchic
Photographer:: Will Utley @wutlife
Videographer:: Nichelle Holliday @soulinkproductions

Scroll down for a few behind the scenes shots I captured from the shoot.

BTW, it was about 53 degrees and SUPER WINDY . . . can you tell?

You know what they say, teamwork makes the dream work!

I loved the cracked dry riverbed, it was a perfect contrast against the bold colors we used.

location #2 was an abandoned house in the desert . . .

I love capturing behind the scenes shots. Kris + Will work great together.

I love this shirt dress Kristen wore, the glam contrast with the abandoned house was perfect.

The sun was beginning to set as we headed to our 3rd + final location . . .

We used this amazing rock formation as our backdrop for the last session . . .

I think golden hour photos are my favorite. The light at this time of day is fantastic . . .

Working on projects like this with like minds give me life! It was really cold and windy, but Kristen, in true model form, was a trooper. I cant wait to work with these guys again!

xo,

Mood Board Monday 4.2.18

This week my husband + kiddos are off for Spring Break. Unfortunately, I’ve been fighting allergies for the last 2 weeks and they have deceptively gotten worse just when I thought I was getting better. Nevertheless, the show must go on. It’s been really busy around here lately. My son will be a teenager in a matter of days, and I’m excited to have a quick family get away on the books. The weather is changing, the days are getting longer, and my mind is full of new designs to be executed. I’m thankful for the future at hand. Some of this lighter mood is probably reflected in this week’s Mood Board, a nod to the first glimpses of summer.

Cheers to a fantastic week ahead for all of us!

xoxo,

Solana Cheetah Straps have Shipped!

Thank you to all who Pre-Ordered the Solana Cheetah Strap! They are packaged and on their way to everyone who ordered, and are now available in the the shop to order as well. I love the new life they add to my existing bags, and I think you will too. I whipped up a few extras to have on hand in the studio for immediate delivery. Click here to grab one for yourself!

xoxo,

For the Love of Color + Pen . . .

Pen addict that I am, I am thoroughly in love with my new Kaweco fountain pen. I have recently added a few others to my stash that I will be sharing soon as well. There’s nothing like an amazing pen + a quality piece of paper to jot ideas or sketches with . . . simple pleasures. Do you have a favorite pen or paper that you like to use? If so, please share!

xo,

Pre-Orders for Solana Cheetah Straps Now Open!

Hey guys! Pre-Orders are open for the Solana Cheetah Strap! If you love options, you will love options, you will love the Solana Cheetah strap! Add her to your existing bags to make a bold statement or to add a patten pop! The perfect way to freshen up your existing bags and wear them in a cross body style. Ships 3/17. DM for invoice. Pre-Order price good thru Sunday 3/4. Click here to snag one!

xoxo,