Seth Menachem. Los Angeles, California. March 2014
Seth is my brother. His son asked him to wear a dress this fine Sunday morning, and Seth did just that. His son just turned two, and it’s amazing when children don’t yet understand gender roles created by society. These roles are unfortunate and I am proud of my brother for being comfortable enough in his own skin to don a dress. Now, he does live in “hipsterville”, so I wouldn’t be surprised if every male starts wearing floral dresses and Jeans down Robertson..at least you will know who started the trend.
Hope you have a great Sunday. And take this moment to think about how we can all let our kids be free..be creative…without old fashion gender stereotypes stopping us.. Oh and look at his feet,
San Anselmo, California. February 2014.
I feel like I was an outsider observing such a sweet moment with this dad and his daughter. They were listening to a band play, while taking a break from cruising on their boards. Safety first, they are both with helmets!!
This shot is not about the fashion..it’s capturing “a stop and smell the roses” moment on a gorgeous California day. Oh and this dad has some seriously good hair…
Lara. Mill Valley, California. Mom. Entrepreneur. Creator. Magazine Guru.
Fashion Notes: Floral Top: Veronica Beard, Green Jacket: Stella McCartney for Adidas and Boots: Fendi. Lara’s skinny black pants fit her like a glove and add that rock-n-roll appeal… and she has the thin legs to work that look.
Lara walked through the door of a local surf/skate shop to watch her offspring ride the half-pipe and my eyes widened. In Mara fashion I sidled next to her and told her she has great style. Lara was so laid back and seemed to not be turned off by my weird request to take her photo.
I asked Lara about her life, and where she grew up…I knew it was a place where people have good manners and are wholesomely nice, and she grew up in Wisconsin! When I asked her about her work, she humbly said she founded Dwell Magazine. I was utterly impressed – and didn’t hide it
But I know why. Dwell Magazine is not just a magazine, each issue is art, each issue is the equivalent to a gorgeous architecture book. I love that Dwell highlights so many types of homes..not just large or “expensive”, but creative, sustainable and homes where people have obviously thought outside the box.
Dwell Magazine was founded in Mill Valley, California, which excites me, because I love hearing about creative visions being executed into full fledged realities..especially in my new part of the world.
Lara’s love of architecture and design is quite apparent is her clothing choices. She is certainly one Haute Mamma!
San Rafael, California. February 2014. Fashion Shot by Barb Myers
“Many of you love to poke fun of mostly mothers who wear workout clothing all day, and begin to look like one another. Look, we all are squeezing a lot in our days, and showering and/or changing is asking a lot, isn’t it? Or is it more the thought of someone seeming like all they do is workout, and having the luxury of such choice…we can discuss that in another forum :)…
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Latoya. Miami. February 2014.
How can you not love a mom who’s son begged her to get “Swag” shaved on his head? And I assumed “swag” is a California term, but it seems it has made it’s way to Miami’s youth. It’s hard to find the true definition of swag as it relates to current pop culture, I just assume it means you have a cool way about you…but I may be so off, and I think this mom defines the word as I do…
Fashion Notes: She’s casual in cut offs, a tank top and lace up black army boots..but she’s glamorous with her wavy, sexy locks, gorgeous teeth and pretty nails….This IS Miami, lots of attention to detail!
Tipani. San Rafael, California. Febraury 2014.
She’s filled with joy this mamma, and happens to look great in clothing..it’s always the tall, thin ones!! Loving her chunky rings..skinny pants and combat boots.
Natalie. Miami, Florida. February 2014.
Natalie is a member of the fashion industry and is well known for her styling. Her hair is amazing and she has that perfectly French sensibility - not trying hard, but still looking sexy and effortlessly chic. The open back blouse is quite refined and pretty. For those of us with larger “assets”, this type of top will look much different..much!!!
Fashion notes: Steve Madden Shoes, ABS blouse and J Brand Jeans.
Lola. Miami, Florida. February 2014.
This is what I do after working out and not having time to change. I wear my moccasins and throw on a cool jacket and gold hoops. Lola is majorly dedicated to the art of exercise, I know we can all see that..oh and she has 4 kids! People ask me how I get good pictures in a sea of Lululemon…well, it’s people like Lola who know how to funk up what could of been a boring workout look.
I love the bright socks with Birkenstocks, her pattern, shiny leggings and hole filled Hendrix t-shirt–and of course the oversized sunglasses.
Lu Gold. Mom. Artist. Miami, Florida. February 2014.
Fashion Notes: Glasses and “Pocketbook”: Gucci, Vest: Target, Tank: Forever 21, Pants: To and Be. Lu’s style is always changing from day to day..she can be funky, conservative and creates the best costumes for her many Miami social events.
Lu was raised in Miami by a Cuban mother and Jewish father. She is filled with amazing stories and incredible impersonations of her Cuban mother..she can do a Cuban accent and a New York accent like a professional. Lu attended the prestigious Miami performing arts school, New World and continues to be a highly dedicated painter.
Lu is filled with the benefit of being an artist, she’s creative and fun..always a free spirit this mamma. Her paintings reflect Lu’s inner spirit, and I will attach an image of her work soon. She resides in a historic Coral Gables home with her husband and three children.
Miami, Florida. February 2014.
This mom has a style and she’s working it like a champ..I love that. She is Miami, and I am so happy I was able to capture a shot exemplifying this colorful city.
Fashion Notes: High Waisted acid wash Jeans, bright green midriff shirt, colorful kicks and hair half up. Can you so picture her in roller skates?