Sea Of Pearls

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I has the incredible opportunity to interview, Geneveive Cruz, designer of Sea Of Pearls. I am in love with the casual and laid back feel of her designs.  They are the perfect essentials that you will want to wear everyday.  You can dress them up or down without compromising your comfort.  ;-)  Here’s the interview!

Q:  Why did you decide to become a fashion designer? Fashion runs in my family.

A:  My whole family from my mother to my father to my aunts and uncles are in the fashion industry.  My parents owned a clothing factory and I always tell people as a joke that I was born in a Factory.  So long story short, it’s kind of in my blood…  LOL

Q:  What does fashion mean to you?

A:  It’s all I breathe…  I wake up thinking fashion and go to sleep thinking fashion.  I believe that fashion is what you make of it. I don’t feel there should be rules.  I believe fashion trends fade and true fashion is what you make of it and should make you feel GREAT!

Q:  What is your favorite part about being a fashion designer?

A:  The creation process.  I love starting all my collections with a theme and everything just ­flows from color, styles, all the way to the way we style it.

Q:  Where does your inspiration come from for the designs you create?

A:  Inspiration is everywhere.  Music, movies, family, people in the streets, but the true inspiration is my daughter.  She has always been my toughest customer, LOL!

Q:  What sets your designs apart from the rest of the industry?

A:  PASSION, but again everyone should have that.  I believe that every brand is unique.

Q:  How do you select the materials you use?

A:  Made in the USA with the biggest knitters around fabric must be soft and super comfortable.

Q:  What do you do to ensure the durability of your products?

A:  We garment dye every piece to assure softness and wear.

Q:  What advice would you give somebody who wants to work as a fashion designer in the future?

A:  Experience.  Always try to intern and work with someone who can really teach you and guide you before you try to branch out on your own.  And if you are sensitive and soft spoken, this is FOR sure the wrong industry for you.

Q:  How would you describe your personal style?

A:  Super Casual with a edge.  I’m the most happiest with a Tee, jeans and great pair of shoes.

Q:  What are your plans for the future?

A:  Everyday is a another goal.  I set short term goals all the day, so when I accomplish them I feel like I’m doing something right.  Plans are for Every Woman to feel like a PEARL!  :)

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You can find and follow Sea Of Pearls below.

http://www.seaofpearlsla.com/

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Have a wonderful weekend!  ;-)

XO, Chrissy

 

3D Cards Giveaway

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3D Cards are highly unique made using frontline technology in laser cutting combined with hand paper craftsmanship. They have beautiful intricate designs, ranging from Christmas, birthdays, thank you and wedding invitations.  This boutique business started five years ago by founder John X, in a Sydney one bedroom apartment and now has grown from strength to strength with clients from all over the world!

FFM has partnered with 3D Cards to give one lucky reader an awesome selection of 6 x 3D pop-up cards.  In order to win, just visit www.3DCards.com.au and name your favorite category of cards.  All you need to do is post your favorite category here in the comments section below or on FFM’s facebook page.  A winner will be selected at random on October 15th and announced on FFM’s facebook page, so be sure to visit us here on the 15th to see if you’ve won.

Good luck!!  ;-)

Like 3D Cards on facebook here!

Follow 3D Cards on Google+ here!

Subscribe to 3D Cards YouTube channel here!

XO, Chrissy

It’s like I got this music in my mind…

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My dad is a woodworking genius and has built tons of amazing things, such as furniture, toys, wine racks, decorative pieces, etc…  But, this one of my faves!  It’s a stand and acoustic speaker for your iPhone!  It has amazing sound amplification with no electricity necessary.  This handcrafted dock is the perfect accessory for home, office or wherever.  The sound from the iPhone’s built-in speakers gets sent through channels in the wood and out through two large holes in the front.  It is a completely power-free amplifier that can be endlessly customized to suit your style.  So cool and I’m so obsessed!!!  ;-)

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Contact me if you would like one too!  ;-)

Have a great week!

XO, Chrissy

“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” ~ Coco Chanel

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IMG_2154I’ve always loved pearls and these double back pearl earrings are my new obsession.  This entire outfit is casual, cool, and comfortable.  I also cannot get enough of these slip on sneakers, which will be my new fall staple.

This outfit made me feel like dancing, so I did!  haha….  ;-)

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Faux Leather Pants:  Express

Earrings: THPSHOP

Bandeau Bra:  H&M

White Shirt:  GAP

Have a great day!  ;-)

XO, Chrissy

Metropolitan Fashion Week 2014 With Designer Jason Ryan

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On Wednesday, September 17th 2014, designer Jason Ryan showcased 11 pieces from his past collection at Sur Lounge in West Hollywood.  This preview for Metropolitan Fashion Week was a smash hit making Ryan the one to watch this season.  The Jason Ryan Holiday 2014 collection will debut at Metropolitan Fashion Week on October 26th.  The designs feature a pallet of dusty pinks and gold accents, while incorporating silk satin, wool, mesh, metallic and fur.  I’m in love with Ryan’s dramatic and edgy style and cannot wait for the 26th!

Here are the pics from the event, enjoy!

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You can follow Jason Ryan here:

https://www.facebook.com/byjasonryan

@jsonryan

Have a great weekend!  ;-)

XO, Chrissy

Wine Beauty

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Ok, ok…  So, dabbing wine directly on your face may not produce the ideal results.  However, I recently went in for a “Wine Detox” facial and had amazing results!  Since there’s nothing I love more than enjoying a nice glass of wine (or bottle ;-)) with friends & family, I thought, I must try it.  After all, if it does the same thing for my skin as it does for my spirit, it’s a total win!  I left my wine facial with glowing skin, so I decided to seek out products that I could use at home that produce similar results.  Here’s what I found…

PÜRMINERALS Wine Exfoliating Mask – $29.00

Watch lines, dark spots and uneven skin fade from sight as ingredients work to reveal a visibly more youthful glow.

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Caudalie Vinexpert Firming Serum – $89.00

Visibly restructures skin so that it regains its firmness and elasticity, while visibly diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.

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ARCONA Wine Hydrating Mask – $40.00

Moisture-binding mask to nourish and replenish dry, dehydrated, depleted skin.

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Lastly, I found a really amazing recipe for an at home wine facial that left my skin feeling tight, soft & glowing.  Here it is!

1 tbsp raw organic honey

1 tbsp greek yogurt

1 tbsp red wine

Mix and  leave on your face for 5 minutes.

Wa…La….  Beautiful, glowing skin!!!  ;-)

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Have a wonderful day!  ;-)

XO, Chrissy

Incredible By Victoria’s Secret Sport

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This is hands down one of my favorite collaborations yet!  Like most women, I am obsessed with Victoria’s Secret.  I was able to put their “Incredible” sports bra and “Knockout” cropped bottoms to the test.  They definitely passed the test!  I have never experienced support, comfort or kept cool like this before with any other workout wear.

As you know, a proper fitting sports bra is the most essential part of your workout wardrobe and this one is designed for performance perfection.  VS sports bras are designed to be true to size, which means that you will wear the same size sports bra as you do in lingerie.  As always, you can stop into any Victoria’s Secret shop for a free bra fitting!

As for the cropped workout pant, all I can say is, “AMAZING”!  They feel like a second skin and kept me cool an dry throughout my workout.  They also give a little lift in the butt area for some added confidence while working out.  I’m in love!  ;-)

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You can shop for yours here:

Incredible By Victoria’s Secret

Knockout By Victoria’s Secret

Happy workouting!  ;-)

XO, Chrissy

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Peaceful Pink

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Happy Labor Day loves!!  ;-)

For me, today was a day of relaxation and rejuvenation with a focus on my health, my career and my beloved boo.  Of course with a little fashion inspiration!  Everything here is vintage, except for the Steve Madden sandals.  I love this pink lace mini paired with the army green jacket and peace sign scarf.  The pink lace definitely softens the rough & tough army jacket and the peace sign scarf adds a little edge into the mix.  Along with the gold chain embellished sandals, this was a match made in fashion heaven.  ;-)

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I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend celebration!

Have a great week!

XO, Chrissy

Pink Lace Dress:  Vintage (similar here & here)

Army Jacket:  Vintage (similar here & here)

Peace Sign Scarf:  Vintage (similar here & here)

Sandals:  Steve Madden (These are sold out, but you can find more amazing sandals here)

 

Grace Weber

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The Milwaukee-born, Brooklyn-based singer is about to debut her second album titled, “The Refinery”, which is out October 7.  If you didn’t know, now you know (and you should ;-))…  She is often labeled as an “Old Soul” and for good reason.  Grace’s music is grounded in powerful soul, roots and gospel sounds, with her voice and songwriting as the centerpiece.  I can’t wait to see her on the 14th of October in LA!!!!

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Follow Grace!!!

http://www.graceweber.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/gracewebermusic

https://twitter.com/gracewebermusic

https://www.facebook.com/gracewebermusic

http://instagram.com/gracewebermusic

https://soundcloud.com/graceweber

Have a great week!  ;-)

XO, Chrissy

Never Grow Sober

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I’ve always had a thirst for life, adventure, and good wine shared with good people.  I am obsessed with these new accessories!  Perfect for the #thirstygirl I am!  ;-)

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This is the ultimate #thirstygirl accessory.  The sophisticated 25 oz. bottle keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours.  The wide mouth allows for ice cubes and drip-free sipping.  Most importantly though, this #thirstygirl bottle also conveniently holds an entire bottle of wine!

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The Borracha Decanter features a measurement table to ensure you pour the perfect glass every time.  Hmm…  I think test tube wine glasses would compliment this very nicely.  ;-)

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My new best friend!  These teeth protecting Wine Wipes come with a mirrored compact.  The stain red wine leaves on your teeth is notably unattractive.  With these wipes, you’ll never be called “tannin’ teeth” again!  Wine Wipes’ orange blossom flavor also ensures that you won’t ruin your next sip.  So, wipe that wine off your smile.  ;-)

You can get yours here!

Cheers!

XO, Chrissy

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