Wednesday, January 12, 2011

LIFE + EDITORIAL: B.Scott for Obvious Magazine

I had the pleasure of styling media maven B.Scott, of, for Obvious Magazine's Empowerment Issue in high-fashion menswear featuring some of the European and Japanese designers that I love. B. Scott will be is featured on one of 4 covers in addition to a 5 page editorial spread, all shot by amazing photographer Jerris Madison. The full issue will be out VERY soon so stay tuned to

Here are the issue's other 3 covers. I LOVE this pic of artist Hazel Dooney!


LIFE: Friends and Food... That's what it's all about right?... And 2 of my favorite veggie dishes

The other night I did one of my favorite things. I enjoyed a healthy, flavorful meal and drinks with my husband and friends. I've been a vegetarian for over 5 years and eating and creating delicious vegetarian dishes has turned into a hobby. The creating part has turned into an enjoyable competition with carnivorous eating to prove that meat-free (and dairy-free if possible) dishes are even more enjoyable than all the steaks, hamburgers, and fried chicken I've ever eaten.

The night was potluck style so I brought this AMAZING collared green salad:

- chopped collared greens
- chopped Red or Yellow bell peppers
- chopped green onions
- Olive oil
- tamari
- lemon juice
- cayenne pepper
- optional teaspoon of Agave sweetener

This was what was left at the end of the night...

My plate was full with collared green salad, home made corn bread,
brown and wild rice, and the best green beans I've ever had (flavored
with onions, ginger, soy sauce, agave, and love)

After a long night... We started with 5 bottles....

I also wanted to share another one of my favorite dishes that I JUST created 2 days ago!
Have you ever dreamt up a dish (flavor, color, smell and all) and then created it perfectly? I envisioned a spicy, rustic, deep Red, tomato-y, did I mention spicy? dish with chunky veggies. I created it like I had been making it for years :)
Spicy rustic tomato-y veggie stew. I'm not a chef so I honestly can't tell you how much of each ingredient to use:
- 1 regular size can of tomato sauce
- lots of paprika and ground sage
- olive oil
- finely chopped or food processed onions, garlic, and cilantro
- 1 large jalapeno pepper cut in half
- 2 small habanero peppers cut in half
- 2 large Anaheim chilies
- 2 large pasilla peppers
- vegetables of your choice (I chose zucchini and cauliflower)
- served with optional rice
~ heat about 4 table spoons of olive oil in a pan and pour in the paprika and sage. Mix. This will create a thick paste
~ pour in the tomato sauce and stir
~ add all of the peppers and let simmer for 10 minutes
~ add all veggies and cook for another 10-15 minutes
~ serve over rice
Perfection... Enjoy!
*** All images taken with my Canon 60D camera.

LIFE + ART: LACMA Museum VIP access part II- Fashioning Fashion

I only had two and a half hours to spend at the LACMA and I saved the best for last. Fashioning Fashion- European dress in detail 1700-1915 is a beautifully curated display of 18th-early 20th century dress in relation to textiles, silhouettes, and politics. Here are (many) highlights from the exhibit. I had a hard time narrowing it down :)

The Fashioning Fashion exhibit ends soon on February 2nd. Please make it a point to take it in.
***All images taken with my new Canon 60D camera

LIFE + ART: LACMA Museum's VIP access part 1- The Olmecs

The LACMA Museum (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) graciously sent me a pair of VIP tickets to view their latest exhibitions and visit the new Resnick Pavillion. I finally carved out the time to visit and what a great way to start the year.

"OLMEC- Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico"

There are varying opinions on the true origins of the Olmec People. Many (including myself) believe evidence which points to fact that the Olmec's are of African descent. What cannot be argued is the majestic abilities the Olmec people possessed to create figures and true works of art with pure man power. Seeing it up close is jaw-dropping.


Hubby's color palette looked so good against this Olmec artwork reproduction

An original Incense holder. Imagine the energy and scents that escaped from the top of this

Unfortunately the exhibit has ended but there is so much more to enjoy at the LACMA and new Resnick Pavillion. Check out all of their current exhibits here.

Happy 1.1.11

Pure Energy. Genuine actions. Unimaginable joy. Clear mind and spirit. These are the guidelines for this year. Overall I'm going to enjoy living and clear space for the amazing possibilities the universe has planned. What I will not do is procrastinate, self-destruct, force energies or relationships, or give in to self-pity.... What's the point?

For 2011 I'll be using to express who I am, not only as a wardrobe stylist but as the person I truly am, the things I love and the things that inspire me. Some are related to fashion, art & culture and some are not...

Thanks for listening :)