Last Friday I spent the day in LA and previewed the new Whitney Eve Collection.

First of all, I was completely impressed by the amount of detail that went into the preview. Plants and floral were everywhere. Everything was so cohesive with the vibe of the clothing. In addition to that, there were gorgeous florals by Bloom That, a mini nail station (I got mine painted grey - of course) and also a super talented fashion illustrator (@jeanettegetrost).

It was a very intimate event which gave ample opportunity to browse through the collection. I loved the juxtaposition of floral, lace and a bit of abstract animal print utilized throughout.





Today was a Sunday well spent.

First of all, wow, I'm blogging about something that happened the same day of the post. I haven't done that since the beginning of Hanger Shortage. But I think it's because I was really excited about my day. I came home and edited the photos right away and couldn't help but just share them and a little about what I'm feeling.

My girl Haley, designer of Junim , opened up her home for us to have a little gathering to display her line, mine (16thColony) and Katie Dean Jewelry. It was a day meant for shopping, drinking and chatting. But what I really took away was the value in getting together with passionate, like-minded babes. All of us girls ended up extending the party and discussing various topics about running a business, the meaning of social media these days, etc (plus, a little boy talk - duh). It's these kind of stimulating conversations that get me really inspired and energized. I was in great company today and just genuinely happy about it. As I continue to work on Hanger Shortage and also my line, I get to meet the most awesome, creative people and I'm always amazed when I look back and see all the relationships I built. I also really love when I can bring those people together. Thanks to those who made it out today.



Australia - Part Two.

Previously I recapped Melbourne and today it's all about Sydney. Australia has been number one on my travel list for a really long time. I think it all started when I was just 12 years old and began scuba diving - shortly after I learned about the Great Barrier Reef and knew that I had to get there someday. Even though I didn't make it up to that part of the country this time, there were plenty of other reasons why going Down Under was a top priority - I'll get to scuba or snorkel there at some point for sure. Anyway, I've also just been really intrigued by the culture and the style/fashion that comes out of there. Plus, who doesn't love koalas?

The first day in Sydney it started to pour down rain as we happened to be by the Museum of Contemporary Art. It was already on my list of things to do, so naturally this was the perfect event during an afternoon rainstorm.

Another thing that I wanted to hit up was the Rocks Market. I'm already really into going to random sidewalk sales and flee markets here in the US, so I wanted to see what this was all about. I liked the fact that artists of all types were lined up in their booths right there in the middle of the city. There were food vendors and people just strolling along. It had a really good vibe to it.

Bondi Beach was another really awesome place to see. I had seen photos of the Iceberg Swimming Club and wanted to check it out in person. Bondi also had some really great shopping. Since it was going into Fall there, the whole place was pretty much like a ghost town. But I kinda liked that gloomy, dark feeling that cast over the beach.