Archive for November, 2011
Check out this beautiful music video for Fleet Foxes! Directed and animated by Sean Pecknold.
Sharing our story and the mission to live, learn and grow… full length video release TOMORROW!
Co-directed by Advocate Amber B Dianda and Kirk Dianda. Original soundtrack by Loren Humphry.
“Be present while embracing every experience, reflect, and use your experiences as tools to improve the life of others and yourself!” -Brooke Reidt
Win Element Eden Advocate and artist Brooke Reidt’s favorite coat for the holiday season, the sherpa lined Chesapeake wrap coat. Adventure out and explore nature in full embrace!
Love it too much to wait? SHOP FOR THE CHESAPEAKE COAT
Foam Magazine gives us the urg to tie a handkerchief over our mouths, throw on some hikers, top it off with a felted wide-brim and play out our inner bandit with their Gypsies and Thieves editorial piece from the Dec/Jan issue…
Teen Vogue brings anoraks to the party this holiday season!
Layer a fur hooded, full length puffy with your sequin frock this season and grab your silver platforms (or military lace ups if you’re feeling funky… Time to turn on the twinkle lights, sprinkle some nutmeg on the egg nog and dance the night away!
This December 1st, Element Eden will be releasing a self titled short film, “Eden” The Story of Element Eden, which aims to capture the story of the brand, its family, and vision. In creating this project, I co-directed the film with my husband and filmmaker, Kirk Dianda. Together, we documented the spectrum of personalities, products, and stories, which will be set to an original soundtrack that we co-directed with Loren Humphrey.
To string the story along, I created a set of handmade stop-motion animations that not only help tell the story of Eden, but also present the brand’s quirky personality. The painstakingly hand-made paper cutouts, pieced together, are a perfect compliment to a story, detailing creativity and fashion.
TIS THE SEASON… To not be the one who shows up to all of your upcoming festivities empty handed. Don’t be “that person” that the store bought fruit cake every year and calls it a done deal.
Now’s your chance to do away with all of the fruit cakes and try these simple home made recipes that will result in happy tummies and hearts!
This is my uncles famous homemade apple pie recipe that even has Johnny Apple Seed’s stamp of approval!
If you want to REALLY want to leave people drooling, match it with a scoop…or two, of home made vanilla bean ice cream!
The famous Ham and Cheddar rolls:
This recipe is what keeps everyone coming back for more more more! Since I can remember, people have always been begging for my mom’s famous Ham and Cheddar rolls. These little nuggets of cheesy goodness melt in your mouth and go perfect for just about any occasion. The dough is a simple recipe that you can do so much with! The recipe shown below is the sweet roll dough that you can add anything to, to cater to your liking… Adding walnuts and cranberries is another great choice… its very versatile!
On July 24, 2010 thousands of people around the world uploaded videos of their lives to YouTube to take part in the “Life in a Day” project.
Oscar wining director Kevin Macdonald whittled down over 4500 hours of footage into a 90 minute film that wowed audiences at the Sundance Berlin and SXSW Film Festivals earlier this year.
Now after releasing in theaters across the globe, the film has returned to were it all began, at YouTube. Watch it for free here and be sure to explore the channel to learn more about this amazing piece of cinema history.
An old school friend of mine, Soma Helmi from Bali was one of the talented film makers chosen to feature her life in a day. Watch her interview below and find out more about Soma here.
While facebook and twitter provide a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with inspiring young women across the world… chatting in person always seems more precious in life. Luckily, we get this opportunity quite often through community connections with the local fashion colleges, sharing our experience and knowledge with some of the young girls studying fashion!
Recently I was able to be on a trend forecasting panel, alongside several other women (a designer, costume curator and fashion blogger) discussing various forecasting roles in fashion. Yet, while our purpose is often to fuel their fire, it equally builds our enthusiasm in return through the open ended opportunity and vision held by each girl!
Susie Q is one of those young gals I got to chat with after the presentation, not only taking on a complete course load full force, but developing her own design company along the way! Hope her work above inspires you as much as it did myself!
A little chit chat with Susie:
ME: Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
SQ: My biggest influence has definitely been my mom, she is a go-getting, loving, giving, athletic, bread-winning superwoman! She has taught me to love nature, traveling, animals, good food, and to surf. Without her I would not be who I am today.
ME: When did you first dream up the idea to start your own company?
SQ: My dream first started in 5th grade when I wanted to own my own boardshop. In high school I started cookin’ up all these different names for a clothing brand, but that was put on the back burner as I went on to study different majors in college. In 2009, I was influenced by a close friend to follow my passions. & here I am living my dream, studying textiles & fashion at CSULB, and trying to grow my company AU Gold Clothing! Life couldn’t be better.
ME: What would be your dream magazine to get editorial in?
SQ: I would have to say WWD or Vogue because they are the Queen of trends. But I totally dig Juxtapoz’s style, if they added a fashion category I would love to get a spread in their raw, artistic magazine.
ME: What has been the biggest challenge so far? How do you overcome it?
SQ: The biggest challenge is probably not having the resources and the know-how. There are so many areas I want to touch on in my business, for example, cultivating eco-friendly natural fibers and using ethical business practices to produce the garments; but I don’t have the knowledge, time, or resources to do so at the moment, just a hope & a dream. I’m not super worried though, because I know everything will come in time.
ME: What’s your favorite sunshine activity?
SQ: Ooo, I love anything and everything under the sun, but I’m going with a hike down to the beach and a nice, chill surf session with some good friends. A game of beach volleyball is a definite bonus.
I wanted to end my guest blogging this week with a post on why I became a blogger and what inspired me. Ever since I came across Mandy Shadforth’s blog Oracle Fox about a year ago, I became completely engulfed in the content of her posts and her impeccable eye for style. She is the main reason I decided to start a fashion blog and it’s been great to see her become such a noteworthy fashion blogger. Mandy’s creative talents shine right through on her website and has had the opportunity to get involved in many different areas of the fashion industry. An Australian native, her laid back surfer girl lifestyle with a passion for creativity and an amazing eye for style is what has made her such an influence on me and continues to be.