Spotlight: Rebecca Lewis of Gramercy Eight

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Photos By: Sari Morgerstern
Styled By: Myself
Relapse Clothing: (Stone Cold Fox, Flynn Skye)

I got to spend the day at one of my oldest, fellow LA transplants, Rebecca Lewis’s in-home studio located in the Downtown Mecca. Walking into her dressed up adult like studio, I had an aha moment of realizing how we’ve really bloomed into young adults.
Her exposed brick, crystalized wall, hung up soldering tools, work table, and industrial like furnishings throughout her living room were such a homey balance.
Her place was lit with vibrant energy…
Becca is the owner and designer behind Gramercy Eight. I met Becca in a FIDM chat room whilst both of us were hunting for the “perfect roomie”… Our criteria for a roommate really matched; Someone to party with, and someone who is OCD with cleanliness. We were both just shy of nineteen years old, and thought we understood everything about life, obviously… We never ended up becoming roommates, but we were great friends.
An eery turn of events happened on February 28, 2012 where Becca fell from a three story fire escape, landing on the most fragile part of her body, which was her dainty spine.
The following morning I sat at Cedars with a bundle of flowers looking at my poor friend, Becca in so much agony laying on a hospital bed… I thought that would for sure be it for her, that one last straw to get her back to her home roots in Georgia, and it was.
She moved home, but my oh my did she not skip a beat with her creativity.
Becca took one jewelry design class in Georgia, and that was it for her, the rest was self taught… Working with delicate metals, geodes, crystals, gold, rose gold, silver, and brass, Rebecca created an Etsy account and was up and running a business.
Sitting and reminiscing while running my hands through a vast collection of crystals, Becca told me to pick out a stone that I was drawn to where she then proceeded to make me a finger bracelet, with a raw ruby, (that I’m currently wearing right now, and may never take off).
I have so much respect for this lady, she ended up taking a traumatic accident and turning her life around completely.

Check out her pieces here

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Sporty Spice

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Model: Jace Ray
Photographer: Aaron Feaver
Styling: Yours Truly
MUA: Michal Cohen
Hair Stylist: Mateo Sifuentes

The inspiration behind this fun shoot with model Jace Ray, was a ‘sporty chic’ mixed print effect. As a team we were able to concur this style with a smoky and more natural face, frazzled hair, and with the help of some great brands, such as; Again, Mimi Chica, Poprageous, Dog LTD, Italia Independent, and more…  

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Trustfund Beauty Campaign

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Photos By:
Emma Holly Jones
Model: Keeley Hazell
Hair/MUA: Yuji Kojima
Styling: Me

I styled a Nail Polish Campaign for ‘Trustfund Beauty‘ featuring model/actress, Keeley Hazell. 
Keeley is wearing sunglasses from a local hand picked vintage eyewear shop called, Hotel De Ville, jewelery from XIV Karats, swimsuit by Red Carter, and dress and jumper from The Ruby.

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Valentino Pre-Fall 2014

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Photos Via: Valentino

Well, well, well…  Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are speaking my language with this Valentino Pre-Fall 14′ Collection. Thank heavens ‘lesbo chic‘,Teddy look will still be in, in the Fall. I’m feeling the mixed textures, boxy cuts, capes, and more on the masculine side footwear. These silhouettes are so effortlessly chic. There is also some animal embroidery, and floral prints incorporated into many of these pieces. It looks like we can look forward to seeing a lot of muted green, auburn, rustic orange, and grey this upcoming Fall.

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Chanel On Aisle One

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Have you already heard about the Models that went shopping at the Chanel F/W 2014/15 Ready To Wear Show in Paris? If you have not you can view the entire show today!
I love the color choices that Karl used for this collection, and the fact that these Women aren’t all dressed like the classic Chanel Woman. Karl says, “Nobody tells us what to do, we are totally free and freedom is a good help for creativity if you know how to manage the creativity and not to go into another direction… But I am quite focused.”
I can see how focused he is with the uniqueness of his show. From the grocery items, shopping carts and baskets that were intertwined with the classic Chanel chains, this show was so thought out… He has really mastered our modern day woman, and knows what we are all coveting. I love the “Boy” direction he has been taking the brand by storm with these last seasons. The accessories (BELLY CHAINS!!), shoes and oversized tweed coats are so up to par.
Check out the show and an interview with Karl..
The only thing I will say that I found to be distasteful were the handbags that were in what appears to be a meat tray, it’s quite literal and offensive.

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What were your thoughts on the show??

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