During the early days of Spring, the weekend is where I find myself embracing the beauty that has been overlooked from the hustle of another work week.
For spring this year, prints and patterns flatter the most precious silhouettes, I find this versatile crepe midi dress by Eliza J to provide just the right amount of floral for the changing season. Paired with a yellow gold freshwater pearl strand bracelet matching earrings and retro cat-eyed sunglasses, it’s time for a weekend getaway in bloom.
Eliza J Floral Midi Dress. Vintage Faux Crocodile Hat Luggage Bag. Beauty, Belleci Cosmetics. Lips, MAC Cosmetics. Nails, Rossario George. Heels, Cole Haan (similar here & here). Photography by rf_fisher_photography
Have you ever realized that any journey starts with just one step then with the next and so on? A person’s journey begins with a thought, a vision then the daily practice of action to create the result. The steps taken, will often contain a dose of uncertainty and fear taking us through doors to the next level of achievements that await us.
For those of you that have followed me for the past six years have seen me start from humble beginnings, just a young woman thriving to be her authentic self to fashioning not only a name within the industry but more importantly a message that exudes passion and positivity, Every set back is the set up for the glamour in life ™.
For many they may see glamour is an illusion, a form of mystery revealing a fragile state that changes with time. Glamour, from my perspective is the journey that surrounds us from all facets of our lives. I will openly admit I am not perfect but like every woman, I strive to create elegance by choosing clothing, accessories and the proper mind-set that enhances my future and the next door I will enter.
Years from now, ingénues, fashion mavens, and fashionistas may perceive my journey and image as an inspiration that can be seen beneath any particular garment or accessory I have ever fashioned to the current era. My love for the historic implementation which surrounds the dated architecture of a bygone era, a label-less garment made of materials held together with a story, and the authentic, yet poetic messages I write and speak are all sincere expressions of my personal courage to succeed.
Bettie Page Clothing “Cristina Dress” c/o Dee Foreman. Vintage Pearl Brooch & Rhinestone Earrings (similar here & here). Vintage City of Paris Millinery. Beauty, Face Belleci Cosmetics, Lips, Hickey Lipstick, Nails, Rossario George. Heels, Kate Spade (similar here & here). Photography by rf_fisher_photography
Working within the wine industry I find myself able to experience a fruitful array of prominent wineries any time, however what if you don’t have this same privilege? The solution is rather simple, you become a member with California Wine Club and get what you exactly want.
With each delivery, you’ll discover a prominent assortment of wines from all reds to a healthy mixture of two or four bottles. You can decide if you want to receive deliveries monthly, every-other-month or quarterly. California Wine Club (CWC) memberships are accompanied by a 100% guarantee, if you aren’t satisfied with the wine selected you are welcomed to either your money back or a new bottle. You’ll find with each club shipment CWC latest issue of Uncorked, a monthly newsletter featuring your month’s wine selection.
The club offers five levels starting with their Premier, Signature, International, Aged Cabernet and Pacific Northwest. The California Wine Premier Club includes two bottles of award-winning wine from small California wineries, as the International Series provides two bottles of handcrafted wines from around the world, mostly reds. The Aged Cabernet Series is accompanied by two bottles of finely aged Napa Valley Cabernets recommended by the Robb Report. Finally, for those who adore wines from Oregon and Washington the Pacific Northwest membership provides you one white and red wine that are from small award-winning wineries.Delivered to me this month were two prestigious wine labels from their Signature Series, a 2014 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Corley Family’s Monticello Vineyards in addition to Comartin Cellars 2014 Santa Ynez Valley Cuvee Cassidy GSM. What I enjoyed most about getting each bottle was learning the wineries history, aromas, case production and hold time. All these key notes where listed in their Monthly Uncorked Newsletter.
I find the California Wine Club would appeal to an array of different wine lovers due to its accessibility of wineries, blends and labels. The club is a fantastic way to discover wines that you wouldn’t find in stores, perhaps you could call them hidden gems.
Wine c/o California Wine Club & Photography by rf_fisher_photography