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ALC x EMBODE Holiday Pop Up!

Hey guys, I hope life is treating you well!  I’m popping into your in boxes to invite you to a holiday pop up I’m doing with one of my nearest and dearest friends from college. Khrys and I will be at the W HOTEL, Saturday, Dec 15th and Sunday December 16th. Khrys is bringing her beautifully handcrafted jewelry collection all the way from Washington, DC to share with you at our two day Pop-Up event. I’ll have limited edition styles from my Holiday Collection, and there will be light bites and sips for all! You can check out more of Khrys’ work on IG and online @ . Come out to shop with us! Can’t wait to see your smiling faces and give you all hugs!!!


Photo Shoot Behind the Scenes . . .

Hey guys! Its been a long time. I’ve wanted to post more regularly, but life has gotten kinda hectic between homeschooling and growing the business. Things are even more hectic since I moved out of the studio. I definitely need a larger space, and I am eager to move my office back out of my home, but in the meantime I have been blessed to find a really cool co-working space that I love. Earlier this week I did a quick photo shoot there for the recent production we received. I still have to get more product and lifestyle shots, but it felt good to get the interim shoot done. I’m gearing up for a holiday pop-up next month so the schedule wont slow down until after the holidays, and that’s fine, I’m enjoying the process. I’ll pop back in with more deets soon. For now you can peep some #bts (behind the scenes) imagery from the shoot below! xo

New Dallengere Tassels + Dally Mini Keychains

I really need to work on my core muscles . . .

Some of the new colors + prints . . .

Paying attention to details . . .

A pull back shot of the shoot . . .

One of the final images . . .



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!


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!


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!


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!


I know I’m in California, but . . . .

I’m wishing for snow!!!  . . . wishful thinking and wrong shoes for snow, I know, but a girl can dream! Have a great weekend!

Model: @kris_modelchic


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