photo shoot prep last week . . .
How are you guys? How were your holidays? January is in full swing and moving full steam ahead. I’ve been working hard on several projects that will ultimately result in a subtle restructuring of my business. It’s both exciting and slightly nerve wracking, but such is life. Sometimes that’s how change feels, and its not necessarily a bad thing. I’m a firm believer that many of us need to spend more time outside of our comfort zones, because that’s the place where you experience the most growth . . . and I’m all about growth . . . unless we are talking waistlines, and after the holidays, thats something thats been on my
stomach mind as well. But I digress! I’ll be checking back in soon with more updates, as well as previews of the new collection. Take care of yourselves out there!
I’m wishing for snow!!! . . . wishful thinking and wrong shoes for snow, I know, but a girl can dream! Have a great weekend!
Field Trip Pre-orders shipped this week!
A quiet moment @ The Commissary . . .
Been working on a few new prototypes . . .
Date night: Chris Rock @ the Dolby Theater . . . the BEST!!!!
Been carrying my butter-soft Field Trip Tote non-stop . . .
Styled a photo shoot earlier this week. So fun!
Love the juxtaposition of these buildings . . .
There’s been so much going on in the world. So many things to pray for. I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. x
Love + Blessings
The Field Trip Tote in Camouflage Leather w/ Black Strap
Field Trip Tote in Black Leather w/ Camouflage Strap
Field Trip Tote in Black Leather w/ Camouflage Strap
Pre-order Between 11/6 and 11/10 and save $15
Hi guys!! Can you believe November is in full effect? I wanted to pop in to let you know that our newest style, The Field Trip Tote is here and ready for pre-order. This bag has been in rotation in both colors since the moment I got my hands on it. It’s a sleek combination of versatility, functionality + style. Here are the deets:
DETAILS + DIMENSIONS
size: 16.9h x 16.5w
one 9″w x 7″h interior slit pocket, one attached shoulder strap with strap drop of 10.5″, magnetic snap closure, 30″ detachable cross body strap in contrast leather color, made of soft cowhide, unlined,
available in camouflage w/ black strap or black w/ camouflage strap
Pre-order Price: $165, after Pre-order Dates: $180
To pre-order one for yourself click here.
The Verdana 3-in-1 in Liquid Gold + Gunmetal
Verdana 3-in-1 in Camoflauge
Verdana 3-in-1 in Noir
Hey guys! Can you believe it is already September??!!! Where did this summer go? So much has been going on in my camp, I don’t even know where the time has gone! My kids start school next Tuesday, and this year we have decided to homeschool them, so our family is in the midst of an exciting new experience.
Our booth at Unique Markets Summer Session @ Barker Hangar
My booth partner, Renee Hulett of The Silver Feather (an awesome jewelry line!) and I @ Unique LA
The Verdana 3-in-1 makes it’s debut @ Unique Summer ’17 Market . . .
Day two, chatting with other makers and creatives . . .
Two weeks ago I participated in the Unique Summer Market @ Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. It was a two day show for makers + designers that I’d been contemplating doing for a while. Before I had surgery this summer, my friend Renee approached me about getting a booth together. She has a wonderful jewelry line called The Silver Feather. You can check out her wares here. Doing shows are really out of my comfort zone, but seeing as I was facing a dire prognosis, I thought it would give me something to shoot for recovery-wise, so I agreed to participate. I’m so glad I did. It was definitely an experience that pushed me outside of my comfort zone, nonetheless, it was a really fun show. I was inspired to create a new style which we debuted for the show: The Verdana 3-in-1 waist pack/cross body/clutch is an exercise in fashion + function. It can be worn 3 different ways which allows for ultimate versatility. We sold out of the black + camoflauge colors at the show, and have since sold out of liquid gold. So I am opening up pre-orders for a new batch! I’ve added the styles to the website so click here to check them out and preorder one for yourself or a friend!
Day Date Zip Pouch in Sage
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” -Maya Angelou
Click photo above or any of the links below to listen!
Hey guys, I’m excited to share the new single LISTENBEE just dropped called Children, featuring Cosmos + Creature. I love the youthful nostalgic vibe and the mellow tone, it’s perfect for a breezy summer drive. Check it out for yourselves, and like on Soundcloud, Spotify and Hype Machine! Definitely one to add to your playlists! Click here to listen.
Beauty in the everyday . . .
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
I love this wonderful description of beautiful people. It is a written testament to my personal philosophy. I’ve always felt that true beauty comes from experiences, imperfect actions, trying, failing and trying again, humility, pain + happiness, growth and loss . . . in other words true beauty surfaces when life is lived. I think in this world of social media we have a tendency to focus on beauty in an unhealthy way. Surface beauty, made up beauty, photoshopped beauty and perfected beauty. I yearn for the day that our society appreciates + recognizes beauty in the imperfect as a whole, but until the world catches up, that’s where I will continue to reside. It’s much more interesting there.
ALC Design Studios 380 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
Are you guys ready for summer? This is the last week of school for my kiddies. I’ve been lying low, dealing with some health issues, + taking a break from social media among other things. I haven’t been able to get to the studio regularly so I’ve been working from home a lot. I posted the picture above to remind myself that dreams really do come true. For years I dreamt of having my own space to work from and I just realized that in a few short months I will have been at the studio for a year! It sounds crazy, I swear this has been the fastest year of my life! God is so good. I just have to give thanks.!!! Anyway, I’m excited about summer’s swift approach. I’m looking forward to our schedules relaxing a little as far as drop offs + pick ups go, and I’m excited about lazy summer evenings and beach sunsets. How about you? Do you have any trips planned? What are you looking forward to this summer?
Summer is here!! | The City Bruncher Coin Purse in Sage
I’ve been adding new items to the shop and have a few more fun things coming soon. One of my favorites is the City Bruncher Coin purse in Sage. The perfect color for summer, and the perfect size to grab + go!