Green Fairy

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Sometimes the best combos are the most unlikely ones. That's why I had a feeling this mermaid sequin wonder of a holiday party dress just belonged in the wild for part 2 of my "rustic" collaboration with Heather Kincaid and Fiore Beauty. Well - in the wild or if you prefer, at a swanky fete, bubbly in hand. But for today, it belongs amongst the evergreens.

Only Heather could take reality and wash it with magic the way she does. When she told me about this whimsical location, I barely even heard the part about the quarter mile hike up a steep sandy cliff hill to get there. When you find woods like these smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, you don't ask questions. You put on your hiking shoes.

I absolutely love what the Fiore girls did with this look. I hadn't been missing my short hair but how could any other hairstyle compliment this dress as well as Larisa's faux bob? And after Allison dolled my eyes up with this green smokey look, I immediately ran out and bought some green eyeliner which I'll be using daily throughout the holidays. As for the nails, I never thought I would be an acrylic girl but Jaimi showed me the difference between tacky and glam when it comes to long nails and now I'm hooked. How could I not be when she adorns them in individually placed multi-toned metallic glitter flecks? Hello.

Dress the Population dress, Zara shoes, Melinda Maria earrings (similar but in turquoise) and ring 

Stay tuned for more details about the beauty looks from this shoot and additional shots on Heather and Fiore Beauty's blogs!

Photography by Heather Kincaid
Hair, makeup, and nails by Fiore Beauty

Winter White

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Around the holidays, everything seems to be more amped up, more intense, more exciting, and more decadent. We go big or we go home. So this week I am thrilled to share these photos from an extra special 2-part shoot I did with the magical Heather Kincaid and Fiore Beauty. We frolicked in the woods, we happened upon trees trimmed with lights and baubles in the wild, we bonded with woodland animals. I love working with those girls.

I am definitely a girl who loves white all year round. In the winter it's such a refreshing contrast to the usual darkness of the season and it reminds me of fluffy fresh snow. In this look, it was fun to mix the varying glamorous textures and tones of white with accents of the color of the moment, oxblood. The Fiore team made the look come to life with hair guru Larisa's sassy Bardot tousled waves, and makeup maven Allison's space odyssey metallic lips (and just wait til the next round when you'll get a closer look at the mani from holiday heaven).

Guess coat, All Saints top, Zara pants, Marlies Dekkers bra (similar), Alexander Wang boots, Target driving gloves

See you back here on Thursday with part 2, featuring a holiday party look to remember!

Photography by Heather Kincaid
Hair, makeup, and nails by Fiore Beauty