Monthly Archives: February 2015

How To Spoil a Mom

February 23, 2015

BABY / Beauty / Uncategorized

IMG_3813-1-2Here are a few luxuries for any woman who wants to treat herself.  

Soon after Grant was born (8.5 months ago), showering was my first luxury. This was followed by shaving, giving myself a good blow out and eventually things like haircuts and pedicures.

Well, people, I’m moving into a world of spoiling myself again and here are my latest favorites!!!

I finally bought myself a Volcano candle from Anthropologie…before only as gifts!

NARS blush in Desire (blue pink). 

Tarte BB Cream for a “daily” easy look. “I woke up like this.”

The softest, most stylish pajamas I’ve ever had from Maison Du Soir. They pack up so small and and light. PERFECT for our upcoming vacation. Now I can stop dressing like a Yeti at least one night a week. This top will also be seen as daywear with jeans! HA!

Caudalie. Real eye/lip antiaging cream and I actually use it daily (probably because it was like a million dollars).

What are you spoiling yourself with? If not, what do you want!? 

P.S. Did a quick overhaul yesterday of the design. Thought about it a lot and then sped through the nuts and bolts. Needs a bit of work but what do you think?

Beach Bride

February 16, 2015

Photography / Uncategorized

Suzy LeQ-1-18Suzy LeQ-1-16Suzy LeQ-1-15Suzy LeQ-1-12Suzy LeQ-1-17Suzy LeQ-1-13Suzy LeQ-1-14The overcast day was so exactly what Suzy and I were hoping for! After some wedding dress photos, Suzy wanted to change into a favorite Mark and Estel dress. Oh no big deal…just that Mark and Estel and Rossmore did a beautiful colaboration on the New York Fashion Week runway this past week. HA!

Hair by @antionetternz_, Makeup @ashhley_anne, top @luxuryjones, model/styling @bbluexx, Jewelry @rossmorela, white dress by @markandestel

Suzy LeQ of Rossmore LA

February 9, 2015

Photography / Uncategorized

Suzy LeQ-1Suzy LeQ-1-4Suzy LeQ-1-6Suzy LeQ-1-5Suzy LeQ-1-7Rossmore LA Blog Post Photoshoot Field-1-7Suzy LeQ-1-8Suzy LeQ-1-9Suzy LeQ-1-10 Suzy LeQ-1-11Suzy recently married her love! She wanted some more  bridal photos where she could highlight this Luxury Jones top (custom made for her) as well as her Rossmore LA jewerly upcoming pieces. This is too fun for me and I had exactly this look in mind for her.

She even obliged me and wore this twig and flower crown I created for her. It was made from a tumbleweed I found near my house and some store bought baby’s breath. HA! Luckily, we had the perfect overcast day for the mood we were looking for. 

You can find Rossmore LA on the Mark and Estel runway during New York Fashion Week coming up!

P.S. We went to the beach too but there were too many photos for just one post. 

Hair by @antionetternz_, Makeup @ashhley_anne, top @luxuryjones, model/styling @bbluexx, Jewelry @rossmorela


False Lashes For Photos

February 2, 2015

Photography / Uncategorized

IMG_1450-1I LOVE false lashes, especially for photos. My view on photography is that an amazing portrait communicates the true beauty of the subject. False lashes draw attention to the eyes and add a dramatic, sultry, sweet or romantic look to the wearer depending on the style used. This type of look-down pose is really beautiful to capture and very popular right now!

There are so many brands and looks but I prefer MAC just because that is what I’ve used. At around $15 a pair, they have proven themselves for use many many times per pair. I use DUO glue which you can buy from MAC and from Target. The trick is using a tiny amount and waiting 30 seconds after applying it before attaching the lashes to your lid. Also, do a liner on your upper lid to make the lashes blend in better. 

False lashes look so incredibly perfect and sometimes you want that doll-like or pin-up look. I sometimes prefer the “natural look” for day to day use myself. When I do this look, I actually trim the false lashes with a small pair of eyebrow scissors to mimic my own lash patterns. For example, my lashes are random lengths in different areas so I just copy that pattern on the false lashes. My acupuncturist actually complimented me on the lashes the other day and was surprised they were fake!

If you have never worn fake lashes, even sparse ones can seem like too much but trust me, the more you wear them, the bigger/longer/thicker you will want to venture! HA! So buy the pair you think you’ll feel comfortable and then also buy the next level or 2 levels up as well. Thicker/longer lashes are better for photos and the more gentle ones are great for a little secret weapon for the run of the mill pick-me-up day.


Use an eyeliner to make a solid line/cat eye line on your upper lash line.

Set up a mirror on a countertop that tilts up so that you are looking down at it when applying the lashes.

Gently detach the lashes from the packaging and hold by the lashes with tweezers.

Apply a thin layer of DUO glue to the lash line of the false lashes.


Apply the lashes to your lash line by looking down into the mirror. The shortest part of the lashes go on the inside of your eye. line them up where your natural lashes begin.

You have a few seconds to slide them into the perfect place!

False lashes were worn in this photo! This makeup credit goes to @mishanesselrod from @holidaysalon!  Did you see Courtney of Maison Du Soir‘s other photos? Does anyone have other brand recs?