LA Transplants are Haute. Fashion Designer Mama.


Rachel. Mom. Fashion Designer. LA transplant. Marin County. April 2017.

For all things Rachel,


Rachel talks about how she waited to have kids – and you can tell in conversation, that she appreciates being a mom. Like we’ve heard over and over, you can’t do it once..and that’s something I truly believe. So many moms have little choice in the matter, and it’s the American way. To me, all moms should have a year off, paid, with a guarantee of job security. But this country makes moms do it all – at once, it’s impossible and unfair. And if we wait to have kids, biologically we’re penalized, medical intervention isn’t cheap and health insurance doesn’t cover fertility treatments.

It’s a subject so deep and disturbing, discussing the treatment of moms in general, gets me on a never-ending rant – as we all should be. We are set up to fail, and it’s the wealthy who have the opportunities to raise kids, without endless obstacles.


On a lighter note, Rachel is taking her daughter to a puppet show, after a quick visit to the photo booth. Rachel is from LA, and is now moving to a very bohemian town in Sonoma  called Sebastopol. Sebastopol is known for its liberal politics, small town feel and famous residents with many musicians, writers and artists.


I meet people everyday, who move from big cities to rural areas and revel in the tight communities and slower pace. I think for me, living in Marin is amazing – but I still can’t deal with not being able to find food after 9:30, or a bar that’s filled with lots of people who talk loud, and not because they are drunk, but because they are just loud talkers.  I do frequent Berkeley, San Francisco and Oakland to feel socially stimulated, if need be.


Fashion Notes: Prada glasses, Ella Moss top, Jamie jeans, Dansko boots. Cute kid: Cat & Jack dress, Elephantito boots



Haute Heels. Steep Hills. So Impressed.


April. Mom. Owner of Dollface Beauty. San Rafael, California. September 2013.

April is so chic looking… and believe me wearing heels in Northern California takes serious commitment and incredible balance. Walking down unpaved and steep streets is hard enough in “un”chic shoes, but in heels, it's comparable to running a marathon in stilettos (okay I'm exaggerating as usual and have never attempted participating in a marathon or running one wearing heels)

April is the owner of Dollface Beauty in San Anselmo, California.  This den of beauty provides all of the beauty services, like make-overs and eyelash extensions and the not so fun, but imperative stuff like waxing…..Check out this beautifying spot,

I like how April adds some color with her bright shoes and the gold hardware on her very glamorous looking handbag.  Her son's silly face is pretty cute!!