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You guys know by now how much I love discovering what talent is around in Las Vegas, especially when that talent has a vibe that is perfect for a collaboration on a photoshoot project!
Meet Flor de Liz Guior, recent fashion school graduate and the mastermind who created the wardrobe for the fall 2018 photoshoot *Collection launching 9.15.18.
In anticipation of the launch party, I wanted to share a bit on her story with you.
This picture makes me happy. Why? Because it exemplifies so much of what goes into my business, but its not about my jewelry. At first glance it may seem to be that way, but if you look closer you will see. 80% of the jewelry on the table is my summer collection, statement necklaces and bangles galore. But it is the other 20% I want you to pay attention to. These larger,
The above graphic contains advice sent to me from a wise-beyond-their-years 5th-grade class. I was recently lucky enough to connect with them through my sister and heard they were studying the topic of Beauty. When I was in 5th grade, it was the age of the supermodel (yes, I am that old, lol). Not having a chance of looking like Cindy Crawford or Claudia Schiffer in my lifetime, I really didn’t understand that I still could be beautiful.
Here it is Tuesday morning and I am still reeling from the crazy wonderful things that came together this past weekend. What started as an amazing opportunity to finally work with a photographer who I met online a year ago through the rising tide society, quickly turned into a productive, inspirational, healing, exciting and uniting weekend. Think that is an exaggeration? I promise you it is not.
I want to include more photos from our brand shoot in the Anza Borrego Desert,
One of the most rewarding opportunities I get in this business is to lend out jewelry to photographers and stylists to use in their shoots. Why this is exciting to me is because by lending out jewelry, I get to see how someone not involved in the design process styles my work. I also get lots of beautiful photos to share with you guys. Not every photoshoot is my branding, and that is part of what is so fun.
This January I was excited to plan a collaborative photoshoot with McKenzi Taylor of Taylored Photo Memories. She and I had met right before Christmas at a show and were inspired to do a lifestyle shoot during a typically quiet time for both of us. I am always a mixture of nervous and excited when working on a new shoot, but I have to say McKenzi made me super comfortable from the start,
Starting in February, Desert Daisy Jewelry will be available at the Work/Shop owned by Sister House Collective. Located at 208 South Maryland Parkway, off the corner of Maryland and Carson, the Work/Shop is open Mon-Sat from 11 am to 7 pm, and on Sunday from 12-5. If you guys aren’t familiar with Ashley of Sister House Collective, you should definitely stop by and check her out. She has made it her mission to carefully curate handcrafted goods with a social mission.
Last week I spent a day looking at what 2015 brought me in the way of successes and adventures, this week I’m using those reflections to set goals for the upcoming year. I don’t love the idea of a resolution, but I do think setting measurable, achievable goals for a business is a smart idea. One of the things I recently realized I miss about working for a larger company is the structure of goals and feedback,
This weekend was my first Holiday pop up shop and I’m thrilled by how many new and old friends came out to support me. I have to give a huge thank you to my husband Dave and my good friend Jen who were there with me for the day. The photographs here are all courtesy of Jen (affectionately dubbed paparazzi this weekend), and the gorgeous natural light streaming through West Elm’s windows.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with West Elm,
This past Saturday I had a great opportunity to be part of the Chopper Con event at Backstage Bar and Billiards, hosted by Douche LaRouche and celebrating their 10 years. While this may not seem like the place an aspiring jewelry designer would be found, I was happy to be there. I have had incredible support in the local bike and tattoo scene here in Vegas. I love seeing my work styled in such a raw and rad way.