Those who know me well. know that I am a little bit scarf obsessed. So when I was styling this look, I couldn't choose between which scarf to use and I decided to go for double trouble. I think I may be on to something here! The big scarf look (I know some of you are rocking full on blankets right now) is a major fall/ winter trend. Instead of springing for a new scarf, try layering a couple of complementing scarves to get that cozy feel. If you are ready to bring a new scarf into your wardrobe, I recommend the scarves from Norlha (available at Nomadista.co, an online eco-boutique). They are handmade on the Tibetan Plateau from natural fibers like yak hair, wool and silk which create a soft and warm layer. Pair with a chunky knit sweater like this one from Chinti & Parker, and an upcycled leather skirt.
Even though I've lived in London, New York and LA, it always feels so good to come home to Jackson Hole, my hometown, and let my Wyoming Woman spirit roam.
Cities are fantastic places, but small towns don't get enough credit. The people in a small town are so genuine, and interconnected. They say what they mean, and mean what they say, and I value that. The energy, the ambition and the good intentions translate well in a small town. It's been so wonderful being back in this mountain town, connecting with new people and friends from my past. There is so much talent here.
So when I began pulling pieces from the new Chinti & Parker collections for an upcoming shoot, I decided I wanted to shoot in my 'backyard' and infuse some of my Wyoming roots into the looks. I reached out to photographer Lindsay Linton and found in her an amazing collaborator to help bring the vision to life. I hope you enjoy the posts over the next couple of weeks. They are a wonderful look into my life in Wyoming which reflect the fashion sense (and brands) I've brought back with me along side local brand Aion, and some draw-dropping scenery in this place that I call home.
I love it when two of my favorite brands collaborate! Westward Leaning has always belonged to the cool kids club, and their partnering with Olivia Palermo for a capsule collection of fierce sunglasses took it up a notch. Known for her classic taste and calculated pairings, Palermo oozes chic without so much as batting her beautiful eyes. Whether you are soaking up sun on the beach or out for a winter walk, these sunglasses are the perfect accessory to keep you looking cool while doing good. Sunglasses, $210. #social ($10 from the sale of this model will be donated to ADCAM's Maasai Project)
This weekend, I am working with an amazing local photographer, Lindsay Linton, (who cut her teeth in NYC) to shoot a Wyoming Woman editorial in my hometown of Jackson Hole, WY. The backdrops are breathtaking, and the fashion cozy and wearable. So excited to share more soon, but for now this snap shot will have to whet your appetite for some western editorial inspiration to come.
Working for myself and running a startup, I sometimes forget what day it is and all of a sudden I realize it's Saturday night and I've got a date! Always in a time crunch, I found a simple beauty routine to amp up my look without needing to be too precise or heavy handed. Ever find yourself in this hurry-up-and-get-ready pinch? Try these super easy steps to create a sultry Saturday night look!
Here's what you you'll need:
+ tinted moisturizer
+ a neutral brown eye shadow (and an eye shadow brush)
+ a darkish brown brow pencil (adjust the color to your skin and coloring)
+ a red lip color that you love!
2. Using an eyeshadow brush, brush on a couple layers of a neutral brown color to your lid, moving up and out toward the crease and outer corner of the eye. I used Mauna Loa from Alima Pure, $12.50.
3. Take an eyebrow pencil and fill in your brows slightly to add a touch more framing to your eyes (you can check out our How to Get Full Browns video tutorial here). Then take the same pencil and line 3/4 of the outside bottom of your lid using a bit more product on the outer corner. I used, Eyebrow Pencil 02 from Logona, $19.
4. Then, dip your eye shadow brush back into the brown shadow and use it underneath the eye to blend the pencil into your lower lash line. Create a smudged imperfect look.
5. Gently apply a coat of mascara. Try to keep the application light so your lashes look natural. I used Dr. Hauschka's Black Mascara, $34.
6. Dab a touch of the red lipstick onto your finger tips and rub gently into the apples of your cheeks, pressing outward and upward as you move from the center of your face toward your ear on each side.
7. Apply the red lipstick you love. Blot. Smile. I used Strike It Up from Ilia (compliments of Eco Diva- thanks so much!), and found that if I wanted to tone it down, I could wipe the lipstick away with a tissue and then add a gloss overtop. It was the perfect amount of color and shine for a daytime version of this look.