Messeca for Solestruck Ads

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I wanted to share these recent landing pages that I designed to promote some hot new spring styles by Messeca over at Solestruck.


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If you’re a stiletto girl, these are for you. I was super impressed with the quality and these have some major edge. With these babies on, the sidewalk will be your catwalk.


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Work it in the Elisha and Ember by Messeca. Yeow!

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Cheers from Iceland,

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Goodbye, Paris. Hello, Reykjavik?!

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Photo by Juliane Berry, Paris.


Paris was by far my favorite trip EVER. I mean, I expected it to be good but it far surpassed all my expectations. Gala and I left Paris this morning (after one last delicious pastry for breakfast, of course) but we were far from ready to go home — we had one more stop on our epic journey. As we boarded an Air Iceland plane (!!!), I knew we were in for even more excitement and surprises. As you’ve probably figured out, Virgos have a hard time taking the easy route, traveling included. We arrived in Iceland this evening and took a cab past miles of what appeared to ancient volcanic moonscapes. And now, the second chapter of our EuroVirgo 2011 trek continues.

I have so much more to share with you, coming up soon-ish!


Cheers from Iceland,

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Link Love: 2.24.11

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Vogue Italia by Paolo Roversi, February 2011


10 lessons for young designers, straight from Wieden+Kennedy’s Executive Creative Director.

• I’m a big fan of Portland favorite Stumptown Coffee’s packaging because it’s simple yet effective.

• JC Penney has just been rebranded but to me, it’s nothing groundbreaking. Thoughts?

• A look inside a French woman’s makeup routine. (via Anna @ D16)

• A recent interview in New York with Carine Roitfeld, former editor of French Vogue is inspiring because she isn’t afraid to speak her mind.

• Who pays full price for designer clothes and then casts them off after just one wear? These people do.

• How to deal with trash talk in your life.

• I enjoyed taking a look at the branding of a bistro in Canada.


Sweet Cheeks: Style With A Cause

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Sweet Cheeks is a company that was founded by two-time Olympic medalist Hannah Teter. As a pro snowboarder, she has taken her notoriety and funneled a significant portion of personal time and energy into raising awareness for a variety of social causes.


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When some old friends from local agency Nemo HQ approached me and asked me to design a site for Sweet Cheeks, I signed on immediately. I was inspired by the merging of style and social consciousness in an effort to help those in need.


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What exactly is Sweet Cheeks? It’s a line of panties that Hannah and her friends promote with at least 40% of net proceeds of each sale going to Children International. Sweet Cheeks says that “It’s about gifting, in the name of peace, love, and posterior. Wearing a pair of panties never felt so good, so pair up today.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Development of the site was done by Nate of OK/No Way.


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Bonjour from Paris!

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Comment allez-vous? Gala and I have been having an absolute blast in the City of Love! Here are a few snapshots from the last few days. Enjoy!


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Photo by Juliane Berry


Un. Traveling with your BFF is the best! Do it! It’s so nice keeping company with someone who wakes up at a similar hour and shares the same taste in hotel rooms, shopping and food. No stress!


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Deux. Give the old classics a new spin. Let’s face it — Gala and I rarely ever play by the rules. Having a great time is paramount, especially when you’ve just traveled halfway across the world. We made the most of our time at the Eiffel Tower and strolling down the Champs-Élysées towards the Arc de Triomphe, shooting polaroids and even throwing on our matching Mickey Mouse ears for a few shots.


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Trois. Nothing can beat the excitement of finally seeing the Eiffel Tower in person. Nothing.


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Quatre. Nobody explained to me what an authentic espresso would taste like. Let’s be honest here — I am American, I am used to the flavor and consistency of Starbucks. On our first day in Paris, my face shriveled with just a sip. Ha!


Au revoir!

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The Week in Pictures: 2.19.11 // New York City

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Near Wall Street with Bianca, Saturday


Hello once again! Here’s what I’ve been up to during the last week. The Week in Pictures is a few days late because I was in-flight from New York to Paris for what felt like ages. But, let’s back up a few days. In true New York fashion, the second I arrived on Thursday night, everything felt like it was on fast forward. I am still wondering when New Yorkers find time to sleep! It was so great to catch up with friends, old and new, that very night.


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In transit (PDX > NYC) / A late night with friends, old and new


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On Friday, I wandered aimlessly, waved to our nation’s first president on the way to the subway and finally made my way to Soho. Oh, and I caved for a pair of leather shorts at Topshop that reminded me of modern lederhosen.


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Mischa and Bianca


On Friday night, I was so excited to revisit my favorite bar in the East Village, Ella. The modern 50s era decor is immaculate and the band playing 50s Sinatra-style throwbacks was spot-on. What I love about New York is that you can walk a few blocks and be in a totally different scene. At a 50s rockabilly night at another bar, I sat at the edge of the room while perfectly styled twenty-somethings danced the night away in full skirts, red lips and curls. In contrast, I felt like a cyborg outcast in my head-to toe black, Rick Owens and zippers.


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On Saturday morning, Bianca and I cabbed it over to the Meatpacking District to visit Bumble and Bumble and her friend, Mischa (hairstylist extraordinaire). The salon is so beyond amazing. Modern decor with a clinical element paired with a view to kill. What’s not to love?


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An early afternoon all-you-can-drink champagne brunch turned into total mayhem; we knew it was time to clear out when a champagne flute was shattered. By the time I got back to Bianca’s apartment and repacked for Paris, there was a drunken dance-off taking place in the living room. I love New York.


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Late Saturday night, Gala and I boarded a plane bound for Paris. That was an adventure in itself that I will tell you about someday soon. Until then, I’m off to wander the streets of Paris. xoxo!


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