October 23, 2013
(Photos by Kate LeSueur, styling by Meghan Erwin)
Hi readers! Kate LeSueur here and today we’re talking about working with other professionals on a shoot. Knowing how to work well with others is an imperative part of the job; it makes for much better work and usually makes working way more fun. Especially when starting out, it’s a good idea to get to know your community of other creative professionals—stylists, makeup artists, wardrobe stylists, producers—and to start building relationships. Reaching out to people blindly never hurts either!
October 22, 2013
Ready for our second easy, last minute Halloween Costume DIY? Amy and Jen created this adorable bird using glasses, feathers and a hot glue gun (inspired by an old favorite Martha Stewart craft!). I love this one for something like a work Halloween party where you don’t want to fully commit to a whole costume, but still want to be festive and in the Halloween spirit. Feel free to swap out different colored feathers for different birds! Peacocks, blue jays and cardinals would all be fun and colorful.
Ready for the easy directions?
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October 21, 2013
I surprised myself when I bought these strappy, studded, stacked heels (bottom right—now sold out) on Friday night when I spotted them on J.Crew.com for a small, small fraction of their original price and available only in my size. They feel so much more cool than the practical ballet flats I typically buy. I’m really curious to get them and try them on—I’m hoping they’ll kind of feel like this? We’ll see:) Do you ever buy things that surprise you? I think it’s important to leave room in our wardrobes for those little gems—sometimes even just one different piece can inform an entirely new direction for your look. It can kick it up a bit or introduce a new feel to your current aesthetic. Totally recommend getting out of your comfort zone when it comes to wardrobe—have some fun!
Here’s my dream outfit for fall:
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October 18, 2013
Fall is finally here in Austin and it feels incredible. Time for sweaters and boots and rainy days—it’s my favorite time of year! Last night we went out to the newly re-opened Jeffrey’s for Adam and Bill’s birthday and had the most amazing meal; steaks, prosecco, the best mashed potatoes in the entire world (besides my Nana’s!), a heavenly kale caesare salad, lobster blini…it was decadent. It was really fun to be there when there was a chill in the air too; something about eating steak and potatoes when it’s actually cool outside makes it taste even better. This photo, above, is from the Josephine House that’s part of Jeffrey’s and I had to sneak this picture last time I was there; doesn’t it feel like something straight out of a Nora Ephron film? Definitely on my must-visit list for Austin visitors.
Links from this week including my favorite new fall candle and two fun upcoming events, after the jump.
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October 17, 2013
We’ve all been there: it’s Halloween. You planned months ago on an amazing costume but now the night has come and you somehow have nothing to wear. Not to fear! With the help of my crafty team Amy + Jen, we’ve come up with three truly last-minute costumes you can pull together in just a couple of hours with minimum effort. None of these will require you to go to a costume shop, and all of them are pretty adorable to boot (and don’t worry—none of them are a “sexy” anything;). We’re kicking off the series with this darling Bubble Wrap Ballerina that is a cinch to put together. Here’s how:
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October 15, 2013
Hello Readers, Ana Davidson here! Now that I’ve given you an idea of how to build a comprehensive styling kit, let’s talk about how to use what’s in it. Some of the items in your kit are very straight forward. Scissors, shout wipes, pasties, double sided tape – these have very obvious uses. Other items may seem bizarre but you’ll eventually rely on them as much as, if not more than, any of the other things in your kit:
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October 11, 2013
(Another one of my essentials? Perfect vintage tops like this one, one of my favorites)
I’m one of those people who searches forever to find her favorite fill-in-the-blank: mascara, ballet flat, prosecco. I love hearing about other stylish gal’s faves and dishing about my own , so I was oh-so excited to spill over on Camille Styles about all the favorites that have made it into my own personal Hall of Fame (from the Thank You cards I swear by to my kitchenware must-haves). Check them all out right here—and I’d love to know: what are your beauty/kitchen/office must haves?
A few fun links after the jump!
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