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Friday, November 30, 2012

Winter Obsessions

I started this post yesterday... 

It finally rained (ok, sprinkled) today and I got to take out my Marc Jacobs umbrella to walk Aidan to school! Of course, Aidan saw all the flowers and immediately asked for his "cars" umbrella. As I walked him to school, I had on my morning sweat pants, a simple tee and a thin sweater. This is normal for our everyday California weather, but this morning was different...It was chilly, the weather has definitely changed and the air was nice and clean. I jumped as I saw slugs and worms on the ground, but all the while in my head I was thinking, What to wear tomorrow morning? The time has arrived for all my winter obsessions! 

Today... continues... 

The usual coat and scarf is always in need during this time of year. I'm going to Georgia next week and I have a sudden realization that I am actually not Winter ready... at least not for any other Winter but the California one. I am not ready for wind, rain or snow...  I'm a little worried I have to say. My solution.... is layering! I do have many ways to layer my current wardrobe pieces and perhaps even taking out those bulky sweaters that I stashed away. I love my fitted Calvin Klein tees so those are still a must have for my layering endeavors. I actually wore one out today with my boyfriend jeans and a bulky knitted sweater from HM.  Instead of the normal beanie, I will probably incorporate more winter scarves as headpieces. I'm on this current scarf headpiece frenzy so I need to find more creative ways of amping that up for the winter as well. I'm excited! 

Here are some must haves that I am going to be seeking for... I hope you have a great Winter and enjoy it because it's going to pass us by way too fast...  Have a great weekend my friends! 

By the way, I currently obsessed with the new Zara 2013 Winter Collection!.. especially the mens!  

Allure Magazine Scarf and Trapper Hat

Happy Winter!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Circle of Events Experience

I don't usually blog about a job because although I love what I do, it's still a job.  After working with Circle of Events on their 2013 Campaign, I had to blog about the lovely lady behind the name.

If you aren't married, you'd want to be after being around Susan, the owner and wedding consultant for Circle of Events.  This young and bright entrepreneur glows with passion and works like there's no tomorrow.   I had the opportunity to witness how this project blossomed from a casual conversation to actually booking the shoot, casting and finally styling the campaign. It seems like a blur now but the experience in itself was nothing less then perfection.

I've known Susan for awhile but to experience the wedding consultant, was a different story.  Susan exudes professionalism, compassion, emotion, sensitivity, and true love for what she does.  Even with a hundred things on her plate, her first priority was always on personnel. She was genuine in making sure we were happy, fed, and as eager to be part of this project as she was. She never once doubted the project or complained that it was too much work.  She listened, learned, gave inputs and ultimately made very important decisions.  She worked hard using the very best of her resources to ensure this project would be the best it could be.  Our crew consisted of individuals from Montana, LA to the Central Valley. This is the work of one hard working lady that we all loved so much.

The casting and shoot went great. Like all projects, there were obstacles in the way but there's nothing this lovely lady couldn't handle. Not only was she the client but she was also the Creative Director who knew exactly what she wanted. I watched as she did what she does best by running around town to meet with her clients one by one all the while still working on other projects consecutively.

Susan is a Destination Consultant so if you need someone who truly is invested in you with that extra touch of care, then Circle of Events is your final destination.  It's a one stop shop and this leading lady will become family because that's her number one motto... Treating you like family and taking care of your every need in the only way she knows how... with professionalism, commitment and her whole heart... with a cherry on top!

Call Susan for a consultation for your wedding or event.  Let her turn your wedding fantasies into a dream come true! If anything, you just have to meet her! Your life will be so much better because of it!



Photographer: Youa Vang of Youa Photography 

Lastly, I also wanted to take this time to thank my personal team, Amy and Alana, for everything you did. I couldn't have done this without you both. Thanks to Sandy, Susan's personal assistant for everything you did. You always go over and beyond what you do, which speaks a lot about who you are working for. To Youa, our amazing photographer who always kept everything so fun and exciting. You truly are great at what you do and have an eye for nothing but the best. To the models: Some of you modeled for the first time and wow, you truly blew us away! Thank you for being so professional, respectful and humble throughout the whole project. You made our jobs so much easier. We walked away with new friendships for a lifetime. To our beautiful hair and makeup team: You guys rocked! Thank you so much for your love and creativity. To Dong of My Decor, your work is impeccable and speaks for itself. You are a secret gem hidden in the Central Valley, ready to spread your wings! I say go for it! 

To Phillip and Cherpeek... Thank you for your kind hearts, your creative eyes and all around patience. We look forward to seeing your art as well and to many more future projects together! 

If you would like to be the next bride(s) or groom(s) for the next Circle of Events campaign, make sure you add her on Facebook! (Circle of Events on Facebook)

Til the next COE event..... Thanks for joining me on this venture. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Fashion Show Production

Thanks to Youa Vang and Berduction for this amazing video from the Fashion Show I produced for HMF.

I had an amazing time and I can't wait to produce for HMF again and again and again!