It’s 80+ degrees out, yet my brain is already deep in Fall. Staying ahead of daylight savings and the seasons for work can place one into the oddest time warp of a headspace. I’m constantly stuck in the season ahead of which we are in.
Which leads me to the following inspo board: ‘Feeling Present.’ An oxymoron of inspiration: Present vs. past. Fall vs. Summer. My head is stuck wrapped around France’s Summer songs of the 60s & 70s, Resort collections of 2015 and who knows what else. Ultimately leaving me at a crossroads. Choosing to live in jeans and without a bra but doing my best to throw in a flirt of a skirt or two.
For further imagery/ credit info…STQ’s Pinterest page is quite bitchin…
This story is dedicated to the heart and soul of my brother. Just about a year ago, he gave me a book by Adlous Huxley. The book was full of love with crinkled and stained pages. Tyler passed away in September and left me with a broken heart. Much of the mending for my grief is done here on STQ..through fashion, inspiration, creativity.. A source for healing this broken heart.
A few weeks ago, Maryann and I were shooting product for the shop when I had some random inspired idea in my head and kept blabbing out “1984″…”Brave New World”
It wasn’t until I got home and continued to evolve the story through curating research, that I was reminded that Aldous Huxley authored “Brave New World.” The world works in mysterious ways friends..
Enjoy the story and then pop over to the shop where many of these items may be further enjoyed
Photographer: Maryann Buchanan
Stylist: Tiffani Rae
Model: Madelaine Turner
OK so the designer is a soul mate and of my closest friends (that’s a love brag)
Angela is ALSO a genius in her creativity and behind the beautifully branded business; Cleobella. It has been a treat to watch her company grow. To have been a part of her first renegade photo shoot which entailed pulling apart our closets and running around to local stores.
We continue to find passion together through style but these days it’s more than simply on set and in the design studio. About 4 years ago, I called Ang to chat about the current web trends that were inspiring me. The little lady is so on it when it comes to the visual capabilities of the web and was right there with me. Cool—new canvas and playground!! We dove right into a meeting with her team and brainstormed about the online trends at present and to come. Since that moment her e-commerce store has grown and flourished and I often enjoy checking back to see what new developments have popped up.
The collections are designed and cultivated in Bali, where Angela spends nearly half the year with her husband and son. While navigating through cleobella.com, one feels as though they are taking that journey alongside Angela and the Cleobella team. What a goal accomplished. With beautiful imagery and explanations for the process of design and construction as well as the local families who have greatly benefited from production. Take peak and a stroll, allow yourself to get lost in Cleobella.com for a while…
CLEAN: Incredibly excited with the on the edge of your seat (or pants) expression of anything goes this year. And I don’t feel like we’re going to calm down anytime soon. I do tend to personally reach for an eccentric take on my personal style and constantly have to remind myself to simplify. Which is probably why I’m starting here with a white and clean story. Trending here: oxfords, laces, layers of mesh and technically placed appliques. This eccentric season of spring ’14 carries through even into our whites and I’m loving it!
Little box girl by Jan Wisse