Category Archives: Videos

The Inspirational Woman Project by Bri Seeley . . .


lotsa laughs with designer, Tanya Cardoso + photographer Emanja Alleyne | 11.16.14

So you may or may not know that I participated in a video shoot for Bri Seeley’s Inspirational Woman Project a few weeks back. I first met Bri (who is also an amazing designer) this past summer when I covered the Ballet Preljocaj at the Dorothy Chandler Music Center. Well about 2 weeks ago I spent the day with Bri and about 12 other amazing women. It was a fun day of shooting, laughing, talking and discussing what we love about being women. I am so on board with the mission of this project, that it was really an honor to be a part of the video shoot. I feel like it truly embodies my whole belief system.  If you haven’t yet heard of it, “The Inspirational Woman Project is a movement dedicated to women finding their inner power of inspiration.” I love the mission behind this project which emphasizes women encouraging each other to be their best selves, and in that, coming together with other women to create positive change in the world around us. I mean how fantastic is that?

You can read more about The Inspirational Women Project here. And purchase the Inspirational Women Project coffee table book that started the movement here. 15% of the proceeds from the book go to benefit Women Empowered.



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The Beauty of Hand Crafting . . .

I stumbled upon this beautifully shot video, by Leather One of One Workshop, showing how a leather bag is made, and thought I would share it with you. The time and attention paid to detail and perfection is what adds to the cost of high quality leather goods. When we purchase quality items made here in America it only helps to boost our economy and help our own skilled craftsmen retain their jobs. Just something to think about on this beautiful Friday afternoon!


Enjoy your weekend! xx

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Music to Create by . . .

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Angelique Kidjo featuring Peter Gabriel: “Salala”

This song is so beautiful, it’s one of my old go-to’s when I am spending long hours @ my desk. For certain kinds of projects it really gets my creative juices flowing . . .

What kind of music motivates you to create?

Visual Design: Behind the Scenes with Burberry Prorsum

Most of you know by now that I am a lover of textures, colors and quality craftsmanship. I love everything about the design process. Sketchbooks, fabric swatches, trims and hardware are things of utter beauty to me. I found this video showcasing the behind the scenes craftsmanship of the Burberry Prorsum Spring ’12 line and, of course, I had to share! I wanted to keep this video as a source of inspiration for myself because I love looking at the textures and watching the process of creation, so what better place to keep it than here? I hope you enjoy . . .


Randomocities: S*** Girls Say . . .

I recently discovered this via YouTube. It is a webisode created by Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey. This particular episode features a cameo by Juliette Lewis.  Though the title initially threw me off (I’m not a huge fan of curse words). I found it to be truly hilarious, and had to pass it on.


Can any of you relate?

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