Interview with Jewelry Designer Shelly Duke of Shel Couture

A couple of months ago Z and I got to meet and work with an amazing jewelry designer named Shelly Duke, the creative force behind Shel Couture. She hired us to shoot photos and video of her latest designs for the launch of her new website and lookbooks. We met up with Shelly and her husband Travis and instantly felt like we had all been friends for years. It really just felt like we were hanging out with old friendsRead more

Interview with AMUSE SOCIETY Co-Founder, Mandy Fry

I met Mandy the first year of the Design for Humanity fashion show, when she was the head designer for Billabong. I was invited back to model her designs for all of the Design for Humanity shows that followed, and it was always one of my favorite runway shows to do. Mandy is an amazing designer and inspiring person, and is now one of the co-founders of the ultra cool new brand AMUSE SOCIETY.    When did you start designing? HowRead more

Style Interview: Jess Watson, Owner of The Shop. in Laguna Beach

Southern California is the origin and influence of much of the beach style that spreads out around the world. Local designers and boutique owners here play a big roll in shaping the upcoming trends. I had a chance to catch up with Jess Watson, the owner of a very popular Laguna Beach boutique called The Shop., to ask her a few questions. The Shop carries swimwear, women’s clothes (and some cool baby clothes!),  cool gifts and accessories from popular brandsRead more

Essential Beach Accessories for Summer

My favorite season is just around the corner, SUMMER!  I love summer- longer days, warmer nights, salty hair, sandy toes, beach bronzing and barbeques.  We are pretty lucky here in Southern California to get a lot more than just three months of summer life and beach days, which is why I believe so much summer fashion and beach style inspiration originates from here.  This year I designed and introduced a new beach accessory, the Bikini Clutch, a stylish handbag with a waterproof liner that isRead more