Archives: September 2010


All I can say is….breathtaking.

My friend and photographer extraordinaire BRENT VAN AUKEN recently shared with me his most recent photoshoot with artist Mel Metz. She is quite a pretty little thing isn’t she?  I have never been more inspired to get a tattoo.  Or a horse for that matter.  What beautiful creatures.

You can see more photos from this shoot HERE


I think I will always have a thing for polka dots.  It’s just hard to go wrong with them.  This outfit was my favorite yet to illustrate.  Again…I think it’s all about the dots.  I’m seeing them everywhere.

….loving THIS and THIS and THIS and THIS!!!

Here is a handful of links to where you can find this outfits “look-a-likes”.  I have had quite a few requests asking where I found my lace shorts.  Look no further.

1.  Giuseppe Zanotti Open Toe Red Suede Pumps

2. Motel Erin Polka Dot Blouse

3.  Bonne Nuit Lace Tap Short – (out of stock in black!)

4.  From a Seed Hair Clip


FREE PEOPLE is one of my all time favorite brands. Somehow…they continue to get better and better with each new collection. Their September lookbook makes me anxious for the change in season. Can you believe it’s already fall!?! Where did summer go? I don’t even remember it beginning! I’m looking forward to the colder weather (or at least what we call “cold” here in San Diego) so I can wear some of these amazing pieces.

Behind the scenes video of the September 2010 catalog, shot in Kent, UK. Featuring models Dewi Dreigen, Karolina Babczynska and Adam Wallace and shot by photographer Iain McKell.


I’ve been looking forward to sharing these photos!  I’ve had them on my hands for a bit now but we have been waiting in anticipation to release them!  Sam and I had the opportunity to work with Krystel Tien of COUTURE EVENTS on an old Hollywood inspired wedding shoot.  Generally, Sam is not to fond of the camera, but he was a trooper and looked pretty darn handsome if I can say so myself!  Taryn and Shelby of JOIELALA are responsible for these amazing photos.  I just can’t say enough good things about these girls!  Invitations and menus were created by my sweet friend Suzy Lee of DEAR DARLING.  I am obsessed with her calligraphy.

Today, our Vintage Glam Inspired Photoshoot was featured on STYLE ME PRETTY!  More photos can be found in their GALLERY.



photography: joielala photographie
coordination: couture events sd
florist: exquisite blooms
jewelry: liz law
hair accessories: rachel larraine
stationary: dear darling
hair: christine colwell
makeup: dana of think pink
linens: a perfect table
gown: my own by san patrick
locations: viggilucci’sbabycakeshorton grand hotel
getaway dress: sarah seven
shoes: badgley mischka