#StyleForAll: Summer of Fun

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Our newest collection is all about fresh prints, tropical touches, & retro realness. Featuring the ah-mazing Marawa, world conquering hula hoop pro and an inspiring squad of choreographers, illustrators, stylists, & cross-media artists (aka your newest girl crushes). We caught up with these ladies over email, chatting about everything from fashion to career to what inspires them most. Keep reading for the full scoop!  

Meet Marawa

About Marawa
Not only is Marawa an actual hula hoop master, holding the world record for 200 hoops at once—that’s right, 200!—she’s also the newly published author of the book, The Girl Guide. It’s just released, and we can’t wait to check it out!

What has been your proudest moment?
Writing my book!

What is your book about?
It’s about everything that happens when your hormones kick in and your body goes crazy on you! Everything I wish I could have known when I got my period and started wondering why I needed a bra…

Share some advice to your younger self.
It gets easier.

What’s important?
Family time.

Complete the sentence “I feel stronger when____.”
When I get everything on my list done.

What do girls today need to know?
You can do it.

What are you currently obsessed with?
My new orange juice press.

+Check out her website
+Follow her on Instagram: @marawa

Meet Elise

About Elise
Detroit native Elise Mesner (now based in Los Angeles) is an eclectic-minded painter, illustrator, fashion/costume designer, stylist, taste maker, cross-media artist, and fine art photographer/art director working and dipping into all arty media. Creamy colors, plants, fresh air, and drops of neon rule her world. With whimsy forever as her guide and a pocket full of moxie, she’s known for creating idyllic dreamscapes, both in front of and behind the camera, as well as on the canvas.

What is your signature style item or look?
Unbrushed messy hair with a slight nap of the neck dreadlocking. Apricot blush. Long frocks. Silk blouses. Solid color palettes. Fresh ginger oil on the palms, knee caps, and between bosoms.

What’s important?
LOVE. Love is all around. #paramount

What gets you excited?
Baked potatoes and french fries.

What are you currently obsessed with?
Making you laugh, vintage carpentry tools, eucalyptus leaves in the shower, and opening vanilla beans.

When do you feel most creative?
Waking up to the sunshine every morning pouring through the window — starts my mojo engine.

+ Check out her website
+ Follow her on Instagram: @lellopepper

Meet Gypsy

Tell us a little about yourself.
I am the Creative Director of Pencil Skirt Productions. I freelance as a Costume and Production Designer for film. I’m also an Illustrator. I have my two favorite artists illustrations tattooed on my drawing arm. I am terrible at karaoke, guitar playing, rollerskating, but I don’t let that stop me. I am awesome at drawing, taking photos, & making a mean dirty martini.

Describe your style in 5 words or less.
Rock ‘n’ roll, kitsch, pop, femme fatale.

Who is your style icon and why?
Divine – because no one can pull of a leopard frock the way he did.

What’s your signature style item or look?
Tight black pencil skirt, black leather motorcycle jacket, some form of graphic tee and a cute bra.

What has been your proudest moment?
I was pretty chuffed to win a Streamy Award for Costume Designing a show I was really proud of. More importantly, my family was proud of me… not much beats that.

Share some advice to your younger self.
Worry less about money, don’t date boys in bands, and go on ALL the roller-coasters

When do you feel most creative?
When all is quiet, which usually means before I go to sleep, or in the shower.

+ Check out her website
+ Follow her on Instagram: @pencilskirtproductions

Meet Irene



Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Irene, but they call me Discos. Montreal born, raised in New York City’s underground club scene, now based in Los Angeles. I am multi-faceted human who works in creative direction, fashion styling, dance, and choreography. I am certified as a Yoga Tune Up and Restorative Yoga teacher. I love body work and sharing it with others. We all need more body awareness and peace of mind!

Who is your style icon and why?
Grace Jones. Look her up and you will know why. She practices the elegant art of not giving a sh*t.  

What has been your proudest moment?
My proudest moments are when I have created new beginnings. Having lived in Montreal, the South of France, New York, Berlin, Vienna, and now Los Angeles, I had to gain the strength to be able to let go and start fresh every time I moved to a new country.

Share some advice to your younger self.
Don’t be afraid to be you.
Y
ou have time. Be patient.
Today is the youngest you will ever be, so live it with fearlessness and joy.

What do girls today need to know?
Never settle for anything or anyone.

What gets you excited?
Collaborating with people in art.

+Follow her on Instagram: @irenediscos

 

Meet Candice

Tell us a little about yourself.
Hey! I’m Candice Heiden, pro roller skater, choreographer, and co-founder of LA Roller Girls Entertainment. In addition to training professional roller skaters, I also train competitive and recreational skaters from beginner level to members of Team USA!  My hobbies are my artistic outlets outside of skating…I love to dance, although I have no formal training, and I design and produce costumes (mostly in 4 way stretch, best for skating). Fun facts: I have a degree in Finance, I lived in Colombia S.A. for almost 2 years teaching boxing and English language, & bananas are the only thing I don’t eat.

Who is your style icon and why?
Natalie Wood because she didn’t always look the same or adopt a certain style all the time. She was a classic beauty that exuded enough confidence to pull off the whole spectrum–from wholesome to sexy or relaxed and cool, but always a total babe.

What is your signature style item or look?
Gold roller skates.

Share some advice to your younger self.
Thighs are gonna come back, so keep doing you…

What’s important?
Right now, growing equally is important to me. I see certain areas of my life growing very quickly, and I’m trying to develop the others just as much, to make my life feel more balanced.   

What do girls today need to know?
Girls today need to know that there are other girls just like them that will help them achieve their goals. I wish I had found my girls sooner—there are girls on this shoot that are these kinds of girls for me. I am so grateful to have them now.

What gets you excited?
Seeing roller skating become more visible to the public.

When do you feel most creative?
When I’m listening to music driving.

+ Check out La Roller Girls Entertainment
+ Follow on Instagram: @larollergirls

 

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+ Are you crushing on these ladies as hard as we are? Check out our latest summer collection to snag these looks & more!

About Kat

Kat never met a mustard yellow dress she didn’t love. Make that mustard yellow anything, really—see profile pic as proof! In her free time, she loves to act in local theatre, sip old fashioneds, & beg friends to grab Ethiopian food with her. Who’s in?!

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2 Responses to #StyleForAll: Summer of Fun

  1. Kristin 06/06/2017 at 7:22 am #

    I’m curious what Marawa is wearing in the top most photo. She looks amazing in it!

    • Kat 06/06/2017 at 2:10 pm #

      She sure does! Thanks, Kristin! The items in that outfit are our Tickle Me Picnic Cotton Top in Secret Garden, Daytime Dash Cropped Pants in Geo Jam, and the You Desert So Much More Velvet Heels.

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