August's installment of 'Behind the Scenes' highlights Ali from the fashion blog, In Jackie's Shoes. Ali and I met in the lobby of The Grand America hotel in Salt Lake City last January. We were both attending Alt Summit and instantly bonded.
I adore Ali's M.O, don't you? "I believe that chic is forever and inspiration is everywhere. Following in the footsteps of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, women can be stylish, worldly, and fascinating all the days of their lives. With an eye toward design, fashion, food, music, pop culture, and so many other things, In Jackie's Shoes is about cultivating a beautiful life."
Ali resides in San Francisco with her adorable family. Follow her on Instagram to keep abreast of all the adventures she goes on while always looking super chic.
Collects snow globes, magazines from all over the globe
Admires women with full lives and chutzpah
Daydreams of laying on a beach (but never really do, even when I have a chance!)
Guilty Pleasures handbags, shoes, and nachos
Weekend Pursuits trying new restaurants in San Francisco (the food scene here is incredible), hiking with my kids and husband
Libation of Choice sparkling water, champagne, red wine
Coffee or Tea coffee (I didn't become a coffee drinker until relatively late in life, but I'm making up for lost time!)
Blooms of Choice peonies, all white bouquets
Favorite Book Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann
Where I’d Rather Be Paris-- this might be the year! I haven't been since I visited at age 16 with my grandmother.
Lipstick or Gloss of the Moment Nars Tasmania
Nail Polish Du Jour I'm about ready to start wearing Fall colors again. Perennial favorites are Essie Chinchilly and OPI Lincoln Park After Dark
Scent My all-time favorite is Hermes Eau des Merveilles
Style Icons Carolyn Bessette, Jenna Lyons, Julia Sarr Jamois, and, of course, Jaqueline Kennedy (my blog In Jackie's Shoes is named in her honor), especially during her Onassis Greece period
The ultra chic fashion illustrator, Maya Beus, agreed to be the first person to participate in what is to become the monthly interview series, 'Behind the Scenes'. Maya currently resides in Vancouver and is the illustrator behind the 'Girl with Flower Crown' print currently available from Life Styled.
Collects Nothing. I travel too often so I tend to live light.
Admires People who are successful and kind.
Daydreams About artist retreats somewhere on the coast where I could just draw, swim and drink wine.
Guilty Pleasures Daily Mail. I judge myself.
Weekend Pursuits Work.
Libation of Choice Gin&Tonic. Extra lime.
Coffee or Tea Both. Smell of coffee and comfort of tea.
Blooms of Choice Cherry blossom.
Favorite Book Herzog by Saul Bellow.
Where I’d Rather Be Nowhere. There is only here and now. ;)
Lipstick or Gloss of the Moment Oh dear... Elisabeth Arden, 8 Hour Creme lip balm in Berry blush. Heaven!
Nail Polish Du Jour 90% of Essie range.
Scent Prada Amber.
Style Icon This changes too often. Anyone brave and free and fun in their attitude to life and dress.
Can’t Leave the House Without Water bottle.
Pending Vacays Surfing in Hawaii.
Social Media of Choice Still Facebook.
There you have it, a little glimpse 'Behind the Scenes' of Maya Beus' life of late.
Apparently Emerald is so passé. Pantone, the global authority on all things hue, recently revealed Radiant Orchid to be the "it" color of 2014. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm."
"Design is the silent ambassador of your brand." Paul Rand
This month I'm crushing on
#GIRLBOSS "As the Founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, the fastest-growing online retailer in the country, Sophia Amoruso is the creative visionary, modern-day entrepreneur and fashion doyenne who has forged an unprecedented path in building a modern brand."