My PopUp Shop!!!

Hi Loves!!!!!

www.FRUMFASHPopUp.com

FRUMFASH is growing and it's about time :D We are excited and thrilled to announce that LAST WEEK we launched (soft launched) our Pop Up on online store. People were repeatedly asking me if I sold the clothes on my blog or any clothes at all, so we decided to do just that. Below are some images of some of the things we are selling and we will be selling many things like this in the future so look out for new and exciting styles :)

Much love, 

Libby 

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Happy Shopping!!!

Transformation

For quite some time, I have been trying to live my the philosophy of "there is good in everything". It is indeed entangled in the basic philosophy of having faith and being generally optimistic. During the time I have decided to live like this, I have done so simply by flipping my thoughts on the bright side and by doing this, I always seem to find a hidden blessing. Positive energy creates a positive aura, which draws all the best things into your life, that your heart could ever wish for. If you have a dream-- a desire-- I believe you were born with the innate ability to be able to achieve it. Whether it takes going to school or locking yourself in a room for 3 days until you finish a project, you should not forget that YOUR positive attitude is pulling your dreams closer to you.

Speaking of pulling blessings to ourselves, I had a lot of fun working with new talented people on my last shoot in South Beach, Miami. I met a team of new people, which is always a treat. This shoot brought me back to my childhood, twinning with my best friend or my sister. The following are some of the photos, which has been something I have been envisioning for a while! Always a lovely feeling when your thoughts become reality. 

Enjoy. <3 

 

xxo.

Libby

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Photographed by the talented FLICKSBYEDD

So keep your head up, my love.
— The Lumineers

Photographed by the talented FLICKSBYEDD

For My Dad

Today, sitting here at 11:30pm on my dad's Yarhzeit, I decide to proceed with my blog by writing a post in honor of him. 

My dad was a delightfully wonderful man. He was sensitive, caring, intelligent and kind. I am so grateful for the time I spent with him. Losing him at the age of 17 has taught me so much about life; so much about love. 

It has taught me to really tell people you care for them and to really tell people you appreciate them when you do. It has taught me to love with no bounds or limits. It has taught me to deeply treasure friends, family and those that I care about. It has taught me to be sensitive and kind to everyone -- you never know who could be deeply suffering. It has taught me to live life to the fullest and go for my dreams-- to never waste a moment and use my time wisely. Life has taught me so much too, but loss, as painful as it is, has a silver lining. 

Anyone who has been through loss understands that to a certain degree, one must rebuild his or her archetype in order to thrive. Often times in life we rebuild and, from it, a wellspring of wisdom arises. 

The following photos remind me of my father because his favorite color was purple-- the color purple is known to have deep spiritual meaning and it often tied to creativity, individuality and imagination. Seems like a good color to have around. 

Enjoy the photos and my return to FRUMFASH after a brief hiatus. 

 

xx

FRUMFASH at the OSCARS!

Here are some FRUMFASH contenders at the Oscars --

Dakota Johnson in an extraordinarily gorgeous Gucci gown

Dakota Johnson in an extraordinarily gorgeous Gucci gown

Isabelle Huppert in stunning beaded Armani gown

Isabelle Huppert in stunning beaded Armani gown

Jessica Beil in an incredible golden gown   -  today.com describes Biel in this dress as "royalty".

Jessica Beil in an incredible golden gown   -  today.com describes Biel in this dress as "royalty".

Ruth Negga in a precious vintage inspired Valentino Gown

Ruth Negga in a precious vintage inspired Valentino Gown

Keep on the Sunny Side

"Keep on the sunny side

always on the sunny side

keep on the sunny side of life.

It will brighten all the way, it will help us every day

If we keep on the sunny side of life"

There are two roads before you. One is dark, dreary and gloomy, and one is bright, happy and positive. Which one do you choose? The answer is not so simple. But ideally, you should always choose to be bright and happy rather than dark and gloomy.

Having faith and being positive are some of the best things you can do to have a great life. Almost definitely there will always be darkness looming somewhere in the picture, but its whether we choose to ignore it to dwell on it.

Darkness has it's place, too. After all, without darkness, there would be no light (or no knowledge of what light even is) but what I hope for you reading this right now is that light prevails and opens up all the doors you need to get to where you want to go.

The following photos are where darkness meets light. There is always an intermingling of the two to create any artistic piece with any contrast at all. The colors are pink, black and white. All basics, in my book.

Enjoy <3

 

Photographed by the talented Alicia Trisciuzzi

Photographed by the talented Alicia Trisciuzzi

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Happy Oscars Night !!

~Libby

Photographed by Alicia Trisciuzzi

THE OUTFIT

Suspenders / Skirt | Express Vintage

Turtle Neck | XXI

Thigh High Boots | LA Fashion District

 

Her Broken Wings

When I first landed in Florida from my cross country trip, I was in rough shape to say the least. I was run down and felt, in many ways, broken. Everyone told me LA would be a tough city, but it took really going there and experiencing it to see that. People move to LA to build successful careers and sometimes they will step on whoever they need to to make it to the top of the "mountain." Ultimately, I got stepped on a few too many times and I needed to make a safe exit before I was forced to live with any additional broken bones. 

I did find good friends there. Thank goodness there were moments of bliss during my time in California. I am so grateful for the people who helped me see glimpses LA's glimmering beauty. 

Since returning here, I have in many ways, learned to fly again. I have nursed myself back to health by surrounding myself with the most loving of people and I have managed to get a clear vision of what I want. I am so grateful that I have had the ability to piece myself back together to be the Libby I once was :) 

The following is a photo shoot I did with a new photographer, Alicia Trisciuzzi, and my old friend, and very successful fashion designer and stylist, Mariea Huynh, AKA NonSense 305. She recently came out with a line of jackets which were featured at Art Basel and I had the brilliant opportunity to see her jackets at the show. 

A move can bring so many unexpected pleasant surprises. ;) 

Enjoy! 

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Thanks for reading <3

Libby's Outfit

Skirt | Vintage Express

Underskirt | HM

Jacket | Vintage

Shoes | Kilame

New Year, New Color Scheme

Hello, Happy New Year!

For the past few days on social media, I have been seeing countless posts with the inspiring words, "New Year, New Me". While I don't think that the new year is the only reason to better yourself, its certainly an acceptable one, and bettering oneself is always an excellent idea!

In 2017, especially with spring right around the corner, there is one thing I will always endorse, and that is rocking color. Ironically, I am the only one in this post wearing all black, but I figured why not let the girls have all the fun :) Color is the quickest way to brighten up your day and your heart. So let's paint the town red... or green... or pink!!!! Let's just paint it.

Here's to an unbelievably fulfilling year, full of happiness, laughter, love, passion, smiles, warmth and harmony.

xo!

~Libby

Photo by Jonah Light

Photo by Jonah Light

The Outfits

Alicia

| Skirt | Vintage |

| Top | H&M |

| Boots | All Saints |

Julia

| Skirt | Love Culture |

| Top | Love Culture |

Libby

| Skirt | XXI |

| Turtle Neck | H&M |

| Shoes | Sam & Libby |

Rachel

| Skirt | Love Culture |

| Top | Juicy Couture |

 

 

Thanks for reading!!

 

 

 

 

The Power of a Smile

Imagine yourself in a dark room in which you can't see your hands if you were to put them in front of your face. You know that there is something marvelous in the room, but you simply cannot see it! This is when you shed some light on the situation! If you think of us all as rooms, with wonderful, amazing things inside, then it should be easy for you to fathom the concept of turning on the light to expose the beauty that lies within. Very often, we get by with the help of others. 

A few nights ago, my friend and I were eating sushi in South Beach. As we were headed back to the car, high on life, the full moon and sushi, we saw a man who looked very down and out, and needless to say not in the best place in his life. At that moment, I decided to give him a sincere smile and we had a short conversation with him before walking back to the car. Afterwards, I had a discussion with my friend about how good it felt for us to shed a little sunshine on someone experiencing darkness. I realised that this is a natural human inclination that we all have, much like turning on the light!

We are all given the gift to channel God's divine light, to heal this world, so why not use that fire inside to warm the hearts of others and hope that they will pass it forward to do the same thing? I'd say its not a bad idea! We're all on this planet together, so let's help each other out:) 

I would like to use this post to encourage you to acknowledge strangers, nurture friendship and help to heal the broken hearted-- because heaven knows there are a lot of them walking around. 

In the following video you can learn "How to Start a Conversation with Anyone". In this video, Malaviya Varadon, a radio personality in Dubai, encourages you to "make links" with strangers, and with that we can create a "world wide web". She explains the the first conversation you have with someone creates the initial link, and then every proceeding conversion strengthens the link. This is done by just saying the initial hello, asking engaging questions, paying unique compliments and more things that are explained in her Ted Talk. 

My thoughts are this: enough links could save the world. After all, you could be mad at a friend, but would you wage a war with them? Probably not. Peace starts one link at a time. Call me naive or what you might, but I think love + connection are the answer. 

Devorah and I with artwork by Marcus J. Freed

Devorah and I with artwork by Marcus J. Freed

To Be a Princess

I started this blog almost exactly one year ago, September 2015, to be exact. And at the time, I had an inkling that I wanted to make a change, and felt like I could. It may have been during a time when I saw girls far too young appealing to men far too old by way that they dressed, it may have been from what I saw as a demand for modestly dressed role models, it may have been trying to progress the fashion industry in whatever way I knew how, and thus making bigger changes in society (after all, life imitates art). Whatever it was, at that time, it has evolved, grown and changed as this blogging journey takes place. I have learned so much about valuing myself, by dressing modestly, much like a queen, or in many of our cases, a princess. 

How many Disney movies did you watch growing up? Countless, I would venture to say. Almost every Disney movie I can think of is based around a central female character -- better known as a "princess". These women, probably mostly being portrayed as women in their early 20's are polite, kind, caring, giving, happy and intelligent.  There is a reason why these women are being portrayed as "princesses". These scripts didn't just write themselves. Somebody took the time to write out all of the qualities that embody a woman who is captivating and embraces her femininity to the fullest. What ever happened to feminism being feminine? 

Lately I have been thinking a lot about the concept of women being powerful. To me, it is obvious that women have the power and ability to be more powerful then men, however, in the words of very wise and respected friend of mine, Rya, this is not nessecarily done by being like a man. As women we should be allowed to embrace our femininity, softness and sensitivities in this hectic, chaotic world. Some women are more feminine than others, and there is nothing wrong with being at the complete other end of the spectrum-- but I believe that we should be encouraged to value ourselves as the feminine beings that we are if we so choose; that is one true version of feminism. 

The following shoot is one that I did including some of my best girlfriends and a phenomenal, ground breaking photographer -- Jonah Light. I feel so lucky and fortunate to have been involved in this shoot with all of these hard working, goal oriented individuals who are all doing marvelous things for this world.

Please take the time to check out the bios and photos below :) 

Special thanks to my friends <3 

Jonah Light is an LA based photographer. True to his name, his Light-infused work speaks for itself. 

Jonah's Photography Website

Alicia Sky is an up and coming incredibly talented singer song writer living in LA. She sings about all of her adventures and about loving yourself and following your dreams. 

Alicia's Beautiful Disaster Music Video

Julia Barbie is a model, actress, manager, event planner extraordinaire. Need I say more? Read about Julia in my previous post, "The Weekend Away"

Julia's Manager Website

Rachel Kaufman is a model and professional home organizer. Her work is life changing. 

Rachel's Modeling Instagram

Paula Slate is a seriously stellar makeup artist who we had the honor to work with during this shoot. She specializes in avant garde makeup. 

Paula's Makeup Artistry Website

Enjoy <3

Photographed by Jonah Light

Photographed by Jonah Light

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SPECIAL THANKS TO GYPSY05 MALIBU FOR PROVIDING ALL THE WARDROBE

www.GYPSY05.com

<3

A Box of Chocolates

I feel so blessed this year to be at home in Miami for the Thanksgiving holiday. It's been such a treat to be surrounded by the support and love of my family. I am fortunate to see my mother, grandparents, brother, sister, aunts, uncles and cousins. When you're away from your family for a long time, you can be doing something as simple as going to BJ's with your mom or jogging on the Rickenbacker causeway with your sister and it's an incredibly rewarding and treasured experience. 

This morning, Thanksgiving morning, I woke up and watched some bits and pieces of Forrest Gump on TV. Watching this classic movie made me ponder on the deep, profound lesson that Forrest's mother explained to him on her deathbed -- life is like a box of chocolates; you create your own destiny by doing the MOST with what God gave you. Forrest Gump has essentially no fears and is able to trust his path and experience all of life's adventures. He hardly ever says no to any proposal, he works hard, and he ends up having such an interesting, dynamic, abundant existence. In my situation, I can almost guarantee that fear of the unknown has held me back from at least a few experiences throughout my life. How many times did I stay home, sometimes paralyzed in fear for no reason, instead of going out and experiencing? Countless. Now that I realize this, I feel more prepared and equipped to dissolve that fear and walk a confident walk into the future, like Forrest Gump.

On a more serious note, this Thanksgiving, we all have so much to be thankful for. Second chances, friends, the gift of life, opportunities, this planet, family, the little pleasures, laughter, our senses-- the list goes on. Some time this week, if not today, spend an HOUR  (it will more than likely be a little bit of a challenge. . . ) making a list of things you are grateful for. Not just in honour of thanksgiving, but in honour of yourself and your own consciousness. And add to this list every day; the list can be endless. I read this in a book recently and it quite an enriching practice. 

Please enjoy my Miami-themed Thanksgiving photos taken by my dear brother, Jacob, at our home in Miami Beach. A little glimpse into our life. Enjoy!

XXo,

Libby

Photographed by Jacob Jonas

Photographed by Jacob Jonas

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The Outfit

| Skirt | Handmade |

| Cardigan| XXI |

| High Heels | Dior |

 

Goodbye, My Love

In the recent weeks, I have decided to leave the effervescent bubble of reality commonly known as LA and come back to the place where I am from, Florida. Miami to be specific. My adventure in LA was kind, bold, and definitely eventful, and my decision to leave is not set in stone, as I have so many friends to come back to who have love for me, as I have love for them.

I lived in LA for 3 years and I have learned so many things. One of them being: Life is funny. In our mind exists so many different realms, all waiting to be explored, and sometimes different experiences and places, can bring them out of us and help us experience different sides of ourselves. Anyone who ventures into LA, especially the bold people who decide to live there, will tell you-- there is an undeniable creative force that exists within the "four walls" we call the "City of Angels" or Los Angeles. Perhaps it is the people with their constant swirl of ideas and the buzz of creative collaboration that emanates from almost every conversation being had in most parts of Los Angeles. It could be driving by movie sets on the regular, or photo shoots, art murals, architecture, the houses in the hills, fancy inspiring spots like Rodeo Drive -- or maybe its just simply the Hollywood sign. Ha ha.

Whatever it is that's going on, for me, personally, LA opened up a part of my mind, and a part of my soul, that had never been opened before. I definitely dabbled in some energy healing and had quite an artistic journey and evolution while living in there, so that could be the reason. Some may call it the inner child, but I simply call it "following my heart". We all deserve to follow our hearts, it is quite refreshing to do so. And not everyone's heart is going to lead to LA (although it seems like it with the amount of traffic on the 10) . . . Some people's hearts lead them to school, or a specific job, or a lover. Mine, at this point in my life, lead me back to Miami. The decision didn't make sense to a lot of people, but it made sense to me, so that is all that matters.

The following is the (second to) last photo shoot that I did in LA -- one I'm very proud of because it was fun and creative, like my LA experience, and because it includes photos of one of my very important friends I made while living there- Meghan the mannequin ( Haha - I do have real friends in LA - I promise! ) Anywho, enjoy the photos and speak to you soon <3

Photo by Saad Hameed

Photo by Saad Hameed

Photo by Saad Hameed

Photo by Saad Hameed

Photo by Saad Hameed

Photo by Saad Hameed

Photo by Saad Hameed

Photo by Saad Hameed

The Outfit

Dress | La Masion De Fashions |

| White Top | Free People |

| Sneakers | Airwalk |

Photographer website: www.Saad-Hameed.com

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The Weekend Away

This past weekend was a such a wonderfully, beautiful blessing, as I got to spend it with some of my dearest of friends -- one of them being Julia Barbie. The weekend started out with a big Shabbat dinner where Julia and I cooked all day long. We even made chullent, which is a beef stew that cooks all Friday night and is ready to eat for lunch on Shabbat. I never knew cooking could be so much fun, but Julia made a very agreeable team. Dinner was fun and we really want to entertain more in the future! 

As the weekend came to a close, I proposed to Julia that we do a shoot of her, showcasing her inner and outer beauty. Julia is a strong, independent woman who I admire so much. I feel so lucky to be friends with women who believe in themselves and their abilities to make things happen in the world. In addition to Julia being a director, producer and talent manager (and quite a talent herself... ), she is also starting an event planning company. Event planning takes a very special, multi-talented and understanding person and Julia is lucky that she elicits these talents to the utmost degree.

The following photos show how our weekend came full circle and we had the opportunity to do at Julia's home, with her dog, and with a very fun, artsy plot twist. We hope you enjoy.

xo.

Julia's Outfit

Top | Forever 21 |

Pleated Skirt | LF |

Heels | Angel | 

 

Finding Your Own Path

As I sit here to write this, I think about all the roads of life that have led me to this one moment -- my move to LA, making it on my own and being faced with many obstacles. What I realize is, it is ultimately not so simple. The roads of life are not like roads of the 405 South, or even the 101 North. Roads of life are full of emotions, smiles, love, pain, tears, chaos and laughter -- and so much more. If only I could share it all. This experience is a common mutual experience of all human beings. That is the beauty of it. We are all together on this planet, as isolated as it may sometimes feel. We are all searching for meaning in this big sometimes cruel world. Nobody ever said it was going to be easy, but when you get over that hump, that's when the fun starts. 

More than anything else, life is a joyous event to be celebrated. Life is a work of art-- a painting that we never stop working on until it's nearly perfect-- and then you add one more touch. Have you ever heard a painter say "I have never painted one true masterpiece -- I almost have -- but not quite " This is so much like the craftwork of our day to day life. What we are dealing with is a work in progress. We all have so much to give; so many talents to share. People are wrong when they say artists are comprised solely of musicians, painters, sculpters and chefs. Artists can be computer technicians, psychologists, mechanics and librarians. We are all on this earth trying to make this life as beautiful as possible -- trying to spell out what's in our heart. And it's always possible if you try. 

Photographed by Saad Hameed

Photographed by Saad Hameed

Photographed by Saad Hameed

Photographed by Saad Hameed

I chose this look as a fun party look to celebrate the inner fire inside. A fire burns within all of us that drives us to continue on our path, whatever that may be. We all have our own unique mission on this earth, and that is mind blowing to think about. For some the path is clear, and for others, it requires a certain amount of trial and error, and what one may call "a search". 

In my case, my "search" led me to a very fun place for this blog post. While meandering around in West Hollywood, I stumbled upon a costume house that carries a very similar collection to the one I would love to have one day-- La Maison De Fashion. I was lucky enough to form a relationship with the woman who owns the store, and the dress that I am wearing in this piece belonged to her mom from the late 1970's. As fate would have it, it fit like a glove. My fire led me to her :) 

Regardless of your situation, we all have the ability to tap into our fire, heart, soul and mind to figure out what the next step will be. Solitude and honesty with yourself is really needed to find your true way. With a million different directions to choose, often it is not so simple; in fact, usually it never is, but everything is relative and your situation could always be far worse ;) Additionally, it helps to listen closely to those around you who love you -- they, along with your biggest fan, your SELF, will help you find the way - the way home, to the warm campfire in a dreamy land, where it feels like YOU. 

Photographed by Saad Hameed

Photographed by Saad Hameed

Photographed by Saad Hameed

Photographed by Saad Hameed

Photographed by Saad Hameed

Photographed by Saad Hameed

Photographed by Saad Hameed

Photographed by Saad Hameed

 

Cheers, love and sequins,

Libby

The Outfit

Dress | 1970's Vintage Georgio of Beverly Hills - Provided by Angelina Pitt at Le Maison de Fashion |

Shoes | Love Culture |

 

 

Fostering Your Inner Child

Your inner child. What makes us all tick. You may not realize it, but it's true. That tiny voice inside of you that wants you to live the fullest life possible. That is the tiny you that wants to push you to be your best self. That little “living voice” that voice can help you reach your highest potential; your highest dream.

I have always had the feeling that children are slightly prophetic. Partly because they seem to be SO sure of themselves no matter what they are talking about and partly because they are completely untainted by life. I remember when I was a child, I was so purely myself, and then I reached a point when I changed. I became insecure. I listened to others tell me what was best for me and what I needed to do, a lot of this happening when I was at a very vulnerable point in my life. All of these changes left me feeling very unsure... about everything. It’s terrifying to not know what direction your compass is telling you to go.  It can make you feel very lost, and alone.

Everyone has been through this to some degree. Some say this is what your 20’s are all about. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, I promise.  My roommate in LA and friend of 25 years, Jen refers to it as Saturn's Return . This is a time in your life when you return to your normal self—you come back from searching in the woods, to you—to your truth.

In the words of a very wise friend -- We were not put on this earth to suffer. 

This shoot meant a lot to me. This child belongs to my dear friend, Jessica, and having the opportunity to do a shoot with her meant the most magical of things. One of them being an expression of child + inner child + Adulthood. All of these concepts are inherently tied together in the beautiful latticework that we call life. 

I met Jessica when we were just three years old in preschool, and now her daughter, Layla, pictured here, is three years old as well. It was such a privilege to be able to spend time with Layla at this beautiful point in her life. Being around them reminded me that those little people inside of us still exist—and not to ignore them, for they will lead us to paradise if only we let them, for they only want the very best for you. 

I hope you enjoy our photos, taken by Momma and best friend Jess—and now photographer!

PS- please never underestimate the power of being a mommy or daddy – it is a tough job!!!!!

Xxxxxo.

 

Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

 

The Outfits

-Layla_

Dress | OshKosh B'Gosh |

Overshirt | GAP |

| Shoes | Sam and Cat

-Libby-

| Dress | Forever 21 |

| Overshirt | Lucky Brand |

| Shoes | Flojo's

Choker | Ribbon

Special Thanks to:

Jessica - for being amazing and being Layla's momma. You are doing the best job ever and I am so proud of you!  Also for photographing this shoot, and last but not least for being a loyal friend for all these years.

Brad - for writing and direction Me + You , which partly inspired this blog post <3

Broghan - for being Layla's father and serving our country in Afghanistan. Also for being a loyal friend and an A+++++ husband to Jessica.

Jen - for teaching me about Saturn's Return and so many other interesting facts, for being my roommate + friend and for supporting me in and understanding my crazy antics. :) 

Modesty Is the Best Policy

There is a lot more that goes into being modest than just clothes. Modesty is a frame of mind that is very valuable for living in today's world. Modesty, perfectly put, is not showing everything all at once. Not telling everyone everything about you the first time you meet them. Letting people wonder. The mystique of a woman lies in what you do not know about her, rather than what you do. 

My favorite thing in the world is when my friends  (or my potential friends) are positively affected by what I am doing. When people approach me and encourage me to keep doing what I am doing, it is really a beautiful, peaceful feeling for me. My dream and goal is to change the world in a more positive way, which can be difficult and fun.

There are not many better experiences in this life than seeing and believing in positive results. So many people become jaded and lose faith in the concept of working hard and bringing positive results and light to those around you, but someone recently said to me that if you are making positive changes in your life, YOU are succeeding. I am now finding that to be true. 

In this post, which is a continuation of the post I made a few weeks ago with Jessica, I am showcasing the true inner beauty of a women who is dressed modestly. Jessica is a very chic and stylish dresser and I was so thrilled to be able to style her in a  beautiful green frock. It suited her skin tone so fabulously and made her look like a queen. My dress is a very sweet bohemian button up floral printed dress which I purchased locally consignment. I wore a light pink camisole under it, since it has a deep V and it looked really pretty. I was very proud of how these looks tied together with the beautiful Beverly Hills backdrop. Additionally, Peter captured all of it and he is a first rate photographer.

 I hope that you you enjoy the photos that we've created :) 

Photographed by the brilliantly talented, never ceases to amaze me, Peter A.D. Stahl

Photographed by the brilliantly talented, never ceases to amaze me, Peter A.D. Stahl

"The Jessica Walk" 

"The Jessica Walk" 

"Mystique"

"Mystique"

"But First..."

"But First..."

Confidence

Confidence

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Happy Ending :) 

Happy Ending :) 

The Outfits

-Jessica-

Dress | Vintage |

| Shoes | LF |

| Necklace | Forever 21 |

-Libby-

| Dress | Purchased Consignment Locally (no tags) |

| Shoes | Love Culture |

| Choker | China Town (NYC) | 

Photographer

Peter A. D. Stahl

http://peteradstahl.tumblr.com

Instagram: @Peteradstahl

 

Royalty

Meeting Kali was a joy. She was so sweet and funny and generous. She came to our friend's birthday dinner just in time for dessert and ordered an appetizer and then foot the bill for the entire meal. I had really never met someone like her before. She came from such an abundant perspective she actually really changed my outlook that night. She was wearing five beautiful and ornate rings on her fingers. All the girls loved the rings so much, that she took them off of her fingers and gave them to us and explained to all of us that she had her own jewelry line. This was our introduction to H.Crowne. 

It was a few months later that I texted Kali telling her that I featured her ring on my blog and coined it the "Abundance Ring" in honor of that night. She thought it was cute and told me it was actually called "Ophelia's Crowne", but that I could keep my name on my blog, which I did. A few weeks later, Kali had a trunk show at her show room in Hollywood, which really blew my sock off and opened my eyes as to what Kali had been up to in the past year. She told me to invite Ronit, who was the young lady who I styled with her ring on my blog post, and gave her an abundance ring as well. The following photos are some of the photos from Kali's Trunk Show for H.Crowne, her jewelry, crown and all things abundance line. 

The Sidis Crown

The Sidis Crown

A Beautiful Assortment of Costumes

A Beautiful Assortment of Costumes

The View, magic hour, and black and white. Photographed by Ronit Aronoff

The View, magic hour, and black and white.

Photographed by Ronit Aronoff

My personal Favorite display

My personal Favorite display

Close-up of Costumes

Close-up of Costumes

A Plethora of rings, crowns and beauty.

A Plethora of rings, crowns and beauty.

Rocking the Libertine Gold Photographed by Ronit Aronoff

Rocking the Libertine Gold

Photographed by Ronit Aronoff

The Colossus Crown in all of it's glory

The Colossus Crown in all of it's glory

Kali and the girls

Kali and the girls

H.Crowne

www.HCrowne.com

My Shirt - FifteenTwenty

FRUMFASH Presents: Petite Pointers

I recently did a photo shoot with Jessica, who is a petite young lady who would prefer to be taller. Shooting with Jessica is always fun because she is very knowledgable about fashion and especially knowledgable about petite fashion. From our powers combined, we were able to come up with an amazing look and list of rules for the ladies out there who are "a little less than tall".

Disclaimer: I believe being petite is beautiful, but the following tips are how to dress to accentuate your best petite self :) 

The following are a few of the photos. Enjoy! 

Photographed by the talented Peter A.D. Stahl

Photographed by the talented Peter A.D. Stahl

Photographed by the Talented Peter A. D. Stahl

Photographed by the Talented Peter A. D. Stahl

Photographed by the Talented Peter A. D. Stahl

Photographed by the Talented Peter A. D. Stahl

Petite Dressing Tips

  • Stay away from horizontal stripes, as they make you look wider.

  • Dressing in solid colors elongates your figure. 

  • Use smaller (rather than larger) handbags, as larger handbags will cover your figure. 

  • Try to avoid anything puffy, such as ruffles. 

  • Extremely loose fitting tops or dresses may tend to make you look boxy.

  • Wear a belt around your waist to cinch a loose fitting dress or top. 

  • Thick fabrics that come close to your skin tend to look better on petite women.

  • If you are truly petite, (5'1 or under) shopping in the kids section for basics may be beneficial for length purposes. 

Thanks for reading!!!!!

 

xx,

Libby

As We Reunite

Crossing paths with people is such a profound concept. One day you don't know someone, and the next day your soul is intricately tied to their's.  A soul connection is a very moving experience for everyone involved and affects you sometimes for a lifetime. That is something for which to be thankful. 

Photographed by Bradford Mahler

Photographed by Bradford Mahler

This past month I attended a very fun and interesting event  -- my high school's alumni weekend. It was very fascinating to see what everyone was up to nowadays. Everybody seemed to be doing very well. I seemed to connect and be bonded to the same people, which is kind of incredible and proves that people don't really change fundamentally and at their core. 

Prior to the reunion, I connected with Brad, who is a photographer, about doing a photoshoot for my blog. He was excited about doing it, so we planned it and shot on Sunday of the reunion. We shot at Lake Waramaug, where we both used to row for crew as teenagers, and an amazing creek, just by our high school. It was such an enriching experience to have come full circle from my high school years -- additionally, Brad has honed his skills into very, very talented photographer and I would recommend him to anyone. Yay for our class! 

Photographed by Bradford Mahler

Photographed by Bradford Mahler

Photographed by Bradford Mahler

Photographed by Bradford Mahler

My dress from the shoot is vintage which is on the top of my list of ways to shop. There are endless options when you start expanding your selections to all of the decades! Also yet another way to "reconnect", only with clothes ;) 

It's from American Vintage, which is a local clothing chain and has a really cool and eclectic selection of vintage dresses and other items. 

Photographed by Bradford Mahler

Photographed by Bradford Mahler

Photographed by Bradford Mahler

Photographed by Bradford Mahler

I hope that you enjoyed our photos, and the journey of Brad and I during our alumni weekend. It was a blast! 

xoxoxoxo,

Libby

The Outfit

| Dress | Vintage (American Vintage) |

| High Heels | Lola's Shoetique |

| Necklace | Forever 21 | 

www.MakeItABradford.com

IG: Bradford_Photo

Playing Dressup

Crossing paths with people is such a profound concept. One day you don't know someone, and the next day your soul is intricately tied to their's.  A soul connection is a very moving experience for everyone involved and affects you sometimes for a lifetime.

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Ballerina in the City

Oh Los Angeles. Thank you so much for your beautiful buildings, weather and people. So many beautiful things come out of LA and one of them is the encouragement of creative expression. Never have I been anywhere in the world with so many huge gorgeous homes which are funded by creative individuals -- actors, writers, designers, producers -- the list goes on. 

In this particular outfit, I was channeling one of my great creative loves, dancing. The beauty of fashion is that you can really channel WHATEVER you want, and then before you know it its a new day and you can be whoever you want the next day as well. Fashion can come from the deepest of places within you. From your most treasured desire and inspirations. I encourage each person to use fashion as a deep creative expression. In this way, fashion can be your vessel to get to where you want in life. 

Photographed by Gallant Ho

Photographed by Gallant Ho

Photographed by Gallant Ho

Photographed by Gallant Ho

Photographed by Gallant Ho

Photographed by Gallant Ho

Photographed by Gallant Ho

Photographed by Gallant Ho

Photographed by Gallant Ho

Photographed by Gallant Ho

Photographed by Gallant Ho

Photographed by Gallant Ho

The Outfit

Skirt | Love Culture |

| Top | Love Culture |

Heels Love Culture |

| Necklace Vintage

 

Special thanks to Gallant Ho for the spectacular photography. 

www.GallantHophotography.com