Monthly Archives: October 2015

Life in Contrast . . . .


October is swiftly coming to a close. Unfortunately, the weather here hasn’t quite reconciled itself to the fact that we are in our second month of Fall. I am yearning for cooler weather, boots + sweaters, and nights by the fireplace!

What’s your favorite time of year? Are you a summer lover, or does Spring make you sing? Do you love Fall or is Winter your thing?


Haight Fringe Clutch now available at Taylor Jay Collection . . .


As of this month, select pieces of Ayanna Listenbee Collection, including the Haight Fringe Crossbody Clutch, are now available at Taylor Jay Collection. Taylor Jay Collection is located at 3843 MacArthur Blvd, in the Laurel District of Oakland, CA. Check them out if you happen to be in the area! Taylor has her own eponymous collection of beautiful jersey separates that you will definitely want to adopt into your wardrobe as well!

It’s Wednesday! Only 2 more days until the weekend!!


Note: pom sold separately. Pom’s will be available on the website next month. :)

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behind the scenes @ today’s photoshoot . . .

This is what’s happening in the studio today my friends. A mini shoot for something fun. Sometimes you just gotta use your jack-of-all-trades skills to make things happen, you know? As much as I love photography, this is one of those times when I wish I had an assistant and a professional photographer in my back pocket. Nevertheless, it will get done! What’s going on in your neck of the woods? Any professional challenges or triumphs taking place?


A Current Affair Vintage Pop Up . . . I spent last Saturday traipsing through tons of amazing vintage clothing, jewelry  and accessories. There were 60+ vendors showcasing an array of vintage delicacies from every era imaginable. Inspiration was everywhere, from the clothing racks to the people perusing them. It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday. The event was put on by A Current Affair and held in a bright and airy penthouse space on the 11th floor of the Cooper Building. Walking the aisles proved to be a treat. There were beautiful displays of well curated jewelry, clothing and accessories at every turn . . . I loved the decor of the lounge area, which featured mid century modern furniture provided by Urban Americana. Even the furniture was available for purchase. I fell in love with this dress, however I had to leaver her behind. It’s a funny thing, being a small business owner, I tend to weigh my high end purchases by what I could do with the money I would be spending if I were to put it back into my business. I often end up walking away, unless I just can’t get that item out of my mind. She was hard to walk away from, and as I was looking at her, two ladies stopped and told me I had the perfect hair for that dress. Lol! Never heard it put that way before, nevertheless, she remained on the rack. At least I have a picture of her!
vintage_clothing_shopping_ These racks of clothes and their color (or lack of) make me so happy! I fell in love with so many of the vintage frames in the Allyn Scura booth. It was definitely a little slice of heaven for this sunglass addict . . . Loved the light fixture at the elevator bank upon entering/exiting the 11th floor. I was drawn to this work of art by Berlin based artist, Nike Schroeder. This particular piece can be found hanging in the Cooper Building lobby.

A Current Affair vintage pop up was founded in 2010 by Richard Wainwright of NEW/FOUND and Joey Grana of Scout. ACA is a 2 day pop up held 3 times/year in Los Angeles at the Cooper Building Penthouse and recently added a Brooklyn New York pop up to it’s roster this past Spring. Ticket prices for the event range from $12-$28. Vendor prices range from around $40-$2000+. If you are planning to go, I suggest getting the preview admission tickets in order to get a first hand perusal of the goodies in a relaxed atmosphere.  Visit for more info, upcoming show dates and vendors.

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