“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”- Jack London
One of our favorite shops, Liliane Roland, is offering some seriously gorgeous spring and summer selections. We are loving sleek designs with pops of color. This lookbook makes us want to pack our bags and head to a swanky tropical resort (after purchasing an entire wardrobe)! Set in The Confidante Miami Beach, the mood is vintage yet trendy and sophisticated. Don’t sacrifice style for comfort this upcoming spring and summer. Your babiekins can have BOTH!
Clothing & Shoes//Liliane Roland
Accessories//Vintage, Gunner & Lux, Amour Bows, Sons & Daughters
Our love affair with Miami continues. This time, we spent the afternoon in the eclectic little neighborhood that is Little Havana.
Clothing & Accessories// Gucci ℅ Childrensalon, Spoiled Me ℅ Childrensalon, The Animals Observatory ℅ Ladida, Tiny Cottons ℅ Ladida, Emile et Ida ℅ Ladida, Blu Monet, Bobo Choses ℅ Ladida, Little Light Feet, Carousel & Bazaar, Vintage, Forever 21, Steve Madden
We walk a fine line in this industry between what photographs well and what wears well. Some things look amazing in a an editorial setting, but are just not wearable. I put together a couple of looks for tween/teen girls that my daughter totally approves of. A few things I am loving this season are: the color green, fancy skirts with an athletic waist band, ruffled sleeves, fun socks (always), velvet is not going anywhere yet (just choose a pastel color instead of autumn/winter’s jewel tones), and overall dresses.
Clothing & Accessorie// Ladida, Gunner & Lux, Topshop, Vintage
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning
Photography: Celia D. Luna | Styling: Leslie Schor | Set: Helen Rodriguez | Rugs & Pillows: The Salvage Snob | Makeup: Carolina Rostran | Jewelry & Shoes: Ileen Girl | Cape: Blumonet | Little Girl’s Dress: Little Rags & Riches | Maternity Dresses: asos | Little Girl’s Socks: Little Light Feet
I couldn’t resist posting a little behind the scenes of the Luz de Estrellas cover story for the 2016 Gift Guide. This is one of my absolutely favorite projects that I’ve ever worked on. As a child, I was obsessed with my great aunt’s pink bathroom. I spent so many hours in there playing with make-up, perfumes, and powder puffs. This shoot was a nod to those memories.
I’ve neglected this series a little, but I am always making notes of female artists that I want to chat with. Jenny Williams has been on my radar for some time now. Jenny is a Brooklyn based artist with a BFA from Cooper Union. Jenny documents her daughter’s fashion choices in a sketchbook. Her daughter (and her friends) have some pretty rad style, too! What I love the most about her work is that isn’t contrived or forced. It is casual and relatable and doesn’t feel out of touch.
When did you start creating?
Since I could pick up a pencil! I’ve always loved to draw.
What does “Art” mean to you?
My favorite art gets me in the heart more than the head.
What is your medium of choice?
For What My Daughter Wore, colored pencil. I also paint.
Has motherhood altered your creative process? If so, in what ways?
Absolutely. I’ve been a stay at home mom, so when my kids were young, opportunities that once existed for large blocks of time to make art were limited. I would always carry my sketchbook around and draw when I got the chance, using the inspiration at hand, which was mostly the kids.
What do you do when you encounter a creative block?
I almost feel like I don’t have the luxury to be creatively blocked, my time in the studio is so precious. But it happens. In terms of What My Daughter Wore, happily the inspiration is always all around me. When it comes to other projects, I’ll put them aside, and spend some time drawing from life or reading or looking at art that I love.
If you could give creative mothers any piece of advice, what would that be?
You aren’t going to get as much of your own creative work done as you did when you didn’t have kids – don’t even try. But don’t let it completely leave your life. Find ways to work it in, even small ones. This also gets a lot easier as the kids get older, which happens so much faster than you think it will.
Do you involve your daughter in your creative process?
Clementine is absolutely my muse, but she is an artist herself and likes to preserve a separate identity as such. She has staked out a corner of my studio and we often work in tandem if not collaboratively.