Best Buds

January 28th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Blue Flower Kimono Via They All Hate Us Bundle Of Flowers via Planet Blue

Flower Mouth via Pinterest Car Full Of Flowers via Pinterest Cara Delevigne with Flowers Via Studded Hearts Daisies In Hair via Luciana Rose Daisy Doc Martens via Pinterest Embroided Flowers Over Fashion Editorial via Pinterest Floral Applique Skirt via Riches For Rags Tumblr Flower Crown Bohemian Diesel Flower Hat Piece Via Match Book Mag Tumblr Flower Shadow via Then Let It Be Tumblr Flowers In The Hair Via Bohemian Diesel Ice Rose via Pinterest Ombre Nails With Rose via French Vogue Real Flower Jacket Via NyMag The Cut Top Hat With Daisies via Bohemian Diesel Vogue Rose Floral Mouth Model via Pinterest

Is it spring yet?  Because it sure feels like it in LA.  What ever happened to winter this year? It still hasn’t been cold enough to break out the faux fur in full effect.  I guess I can’t complain too much as I don’t really miss the single digit winter weather in NYC. So with high’s not dropping below 60 degrees, I thought why not start wearing those best buds from last year? It will at least help me pretend that day-light savings time doesn’t exist.

5 Tips For Optimizing Social Media Content

January 27th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Cable Knit Sweater Checking Phone via The Fashion CloudSo this isn’t rocket science and a lot of us already know it, but…I thought these were some good reminders and wanted to re-post from SmartBlog Social Media. Sometimes a little reminder never hurts, right?

5 Tips for optimizing content for social media:

  1. Put time and effort into header images that catch the eye — use images whenever posting to social platforms
  2. Brainstorm two blog titles: one which is optimized for SEO (long-tail keyword) and another which is more appealing on social (short, intriguing, eye-catching). Use the first on your site and the other when promoting.
  3. Get the technical details right: Edit for grammar, spelling and broken links. Use link shorteners like bitly, and keep posts short on all platforms (as shorter posts get higher engagement)
  4. Ensure post has a hook and a call-to-action: Try a question and “Read more”
  5. Encourage comments and REPLY TO THEM

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Oh, Go Brand Yourself

January 22nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Chanel Bikini

Chanel Cone via PinterestChanel Surfboard via Pinterest Chanel Logo With Hands via Pinterest Chanel Paper Bag via Pinterest

Chanel Fast Food via Pinterest Chanel Perfum Bag Purse via W Magazine Chanel Sky Tram via PinterestClaudia Schiffer Chanel Tattoo via Pinterest

There’s nothin’ like  a good logo. No words, no slogans, nothing but a single image that acts as a universal symbol for what you created. One small icon can stand for a legacy’s history. There aren’t many brands that have a logo that can go wordless on a blank sheet of paper and still be recognized and coveted, and of course, in fashion – Chanel reigns supreme. There is no mistaking those little “c’s” from anything and anything that has them usually has the stamp of approval from the moment you lay on eyes on it. You can put that sucker on an order of french fries and people will want to buy it (and it’s not b/c those fries are gluten free either).  That’s how you know the power of your brand and the importance of what it symbolizes.

It takes more than just a sleek design to make a logo memorable. It takes a community, a meaning, a power greater than just selling  a good quality product to someone (however quality does matter too). For your logo to stand for something beyond just your brand, your brand itself needs to stand for something greater. People need to believe that your brand is part of themselves and have an attachment to it. When people believe in your cause and understand and support you in why you are doing what you do, that’s the true power of a brand and its logo. Think about it, and then… go brand yourself.


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Kate Moss Is Boss

January 1st, 2014 § 1 comment § permalink

Kate Moss by Corrine Day Vogue UK, December 2000Kate Moss Black Dress Runway Fashion Show 9a7f50efb4a31e761aa4f425d501d8a1 33e53b9e21b921a4844d722b639138d3 49dba6730ad42ac67b783ae078b674de 236d462b5df02949e6159526728a6541 782a523b9f41ac5e08c750587487de1d b5a049566e84fd6bb3225010ace4c922 b0135ffdcc67ceb028017bbe7dd37e1f e6a8cd771a252af8a88d1d2c518d8008 kate-moss-vogue-1993-photo-corinne-day-d Kate Moss by Corrine Day, 1990 Mario Testino The Vogue ArchiveSo the champagne is empty, your head is hurting, and now you have to hit the gym to beat all those people who’s resolution is to exercise more. What more do you need than a Kate Moss pick-me-up? Nutin’ better. #katemossisboss

Thirteen Things I Learned This Year

December 31st, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

This Will Be My Year

I once had someone say to me, “this is gonna be your year”. I thought that was crazy at the time, but as everyone is looking back at 2013, yah, I think it was the start of “my year”. I learned a lot about myself, about the world, and how complicated life and business really is. With everything that I experienced, it will only help 2014 be an even better year. So, to prep and remind myself, here are the top 13 things I learned this year.

I'd Rather Be Honest Than Impressive

1. I’d rather be honest than impressive. I think my #1 pet peeve is someone not telling me the truth, so I always tell the truth. Even though it doesn’t always benefit me, I look back and always find that I’m much happier with telling the truth than inflating it and looking like a big shot.

Work hard and be nice to people @ttrujillo2. Don’t let work be your life. Work, so that you can live that life that you want to.  This came late this year, but I realized that it doesn’t really pay to put work before your family, friends, or yourself. There will always be more work to do, it will never be complete, and sometimes hard work doesn’t pay off. Work hard, but remember that you work so that you can live the life that you want to live. So remember to live it up.

Forget Those Who Forget You3. Forget those who forget you. I found myself caring a lot about people who never really cared that much about me. It doesn’t do you any good, so its time to move on and give time and energy to those who do value you.

Know Who You Are And Know It's Enough4. Know who you are and know that it’s enough. Indeed-y. Stick to your values, what you believe in, and never apologize for who you are, even when others are trying to bring you down.  Believe in yourself. Even when no one else does.

Never stop doing your best  just because someone doesn't give you credit.5. Never stop doing your best  just because someone doesn’t give you credit. This is something that I’ve never stopped doing, but as I’ve been a part of some big projects I realized that it’s more important now than ever. No one is going to give you a pat on the back every time in front of thousands of people, or give you that virtual high five. Just because it doesn’t have your name on it, it doesn’t mean that you stop doing superb work or putting your best foot forward. Sometimes the stuff you do when no one is watching matters more.

You Can't Always Get What You Want #quote6. You can’t always get what you want. Truth. Even if you work your butt off, sometimes it just doesn’t work out like you planned. And so what? Life is too short and too wonderful to miss out on. Something else will come along that you want and that you will get.

Take Time For Yourself7. Take time for yourself. This is a big one. I’ve been so caught up with work and pouring 60-70+ hour work weeks that I didn’t take care of myself this year. I bought 40 Yoga classes, and realized its been almost an entire year that I haven’t used them. Needless to say, right now I’m scrambling and going to yoga every day to make sure I don’t waste a dime. Take care of yourself. No one will take care of you for you, you need to make sure that you’re doing what you need to do what’s best for you. Your health and well-being is invaluable.

Shit Could Be Worse #quote8. Shit could be worse. When you think that you have the worst day E-V-E-R, stop and remember that it’s really not that bad and there are so many other circumstances you could be in that are much worse. Be grateful, even for those bad days as they help make you who you are and can only make you a better person.

I work because I love this shit9. Do what you really love. I work because I love this shit. Find what you love and never let go. Your job, hobby, or practice it doesn’t just appear out of no where and it doesn’t come in a linear fashion. Sometimes the path to your “dream” is a zigzag or a bumpy one, but that’s ok.

Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher10. Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher. I think this makes all the difference. The people that make us better, push us farther, and make us laugh make life, well, a wonderful life. Hang out with peeps that are only going to make you a better person.

Always keep your eyes open. Grace Coddington Quote11. Keep an open mind. Nothing stays the same, inspiration can come from anywhere and anybody. Don’t shutout anyone or anything just because it isn’t the status quo. Walt Disney practiced this a lot. He didn’t care where the ideas came from or what your job title was, he just wanted the best ideas and sometimes that’s when the best ideas come from – where and when you least expect it.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight; Create anyway.12. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight; Create anywayEnough said.

Challenge Yourself. Push Yourself. Best Yourself #quote

13. Best Yourself. Always try to make yourself better. You can always improve. You can’t control the circumstances around you, you can only control you. You’re the only one that can make yourself happy and you have the opportunity to change and make your life what you want it to be.

So, I’m looking forward to the next year, I think no matter what happens it will be my year.

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