Bramble Workshop x designlovefest: DIY Dip-dye Placemats

Jessica from Bramble Workshop invited me to assist her at a photo shoot a few weeks ago for a DIY she did for designlovefest— these beautiful dip-dyed placemats. When I got to the studio, turns out they needed me to be a hand model. :O Err… woulda gotten a manicure had I known.

Check out some of the pictures below (more pictures here). Photographs by Brittany Wood.





And here are some behind the scenes shots:

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We were pretty much on our hands and knees for the entire shoot 🙂

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Left: Table setting… on the ground. So much easier to take aerial photos. 😉 Right: Love the bleed of the dyes, especially the pink!! Such a great (and easy!) DIY.

Thanks for inviting me, Jessica! Check out more of Bramble Workshop’s DIYs for designlovefest below:

Everly at WWD MAGIC

After six days in Las Vegas for WWD Magic, I AM HOME. ‘Twas my first time in Vegas: 1) for more than a weekend; 2) not going to a club; 3) not sharing a hotel room with 3 other girls. Safe to say that it was not a typical trip.

We flew in Sunday evening, checked into the Palazzo (where we were greeted with champagne in the VIP lounge!), had dinner at Grimaldi’s (I had no idea there were multiple locations outside of NYC), and called it a night. Monday was an incredibly long day of unpacking 293023 heavy boxes, steaming 500 pieces of clothing, setting up our booth, and getting ready for the show. Even though we were pretty much the only booth that had a team of girls only, we somehow survived (barely). *insert bicep emoticon*

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A panoramic photo of our completed booth! Isn’t it beautiful?

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Yes, we steamed each piece of clothing. My first time ever steaming and let me tell you, it’s harder and takes a lot longer than it looks!

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Me with Everly co-founders and sisters, Adri & Fabe. 🙂

The show itself was in.sane, particularly the first day. We were on our feet for 12 hours, doing back to back (to back) sales with buyers. It was my first time doing sales/retail (like, ever, in life), and as an introvert, it was pretty mentally draining (not to mention physically). At the same time, it was pretty cool meeting and talking to tons of people from all over the U.S. By the end of the day, our feet were aching and our heads were spinning, so we got back to the hotel, ordered room service, and knocked out. Repeat Wednesday, ending with a team dinner at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab.

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Above: Our team of 8, ready to go on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, respectively. We’re all decked out in Everly clothing! It was fun choosing our outfits each day.

After our last day of sales on Thursday, everyone flew home, except me and Fabe. The two of us finished up packing, had a late dinner at Pho Kim Long off the strip, and slept like babies.

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Empty booth, all packed up and ready to be broken down and stored for the next Magic

On Friday morning, Fabe and I went back to the convention center one last time to finish packing, and then we finally flew home. Home sweet home.

A big thanks to Fabe & Adri for taking a chance on me and hiring me to coordinate Magic this year! It was a great experience and I learned tons. We had an amazing team of sweet and hard-working girls, which made the whole thing so much easier. Now, time to catch up on sleep all week. 🙂

Everly’s Booth in Progress

[This is a scheduled post… I’m at WWD Magic until tomorrow!]

It’s Thursday morning, which means it’s the last day of Magic. Thought I would share some behind-the-scenes pictures of Everly’s booth, pre-show!

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The booth is built in such a way that it can be easily assembled and broken down. Here it is at our booth designer’s warehouse in Carson.

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Adri and Fabe watching the progress

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Letters of the Everly logo ready to be mounted!

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It’s up! Testing it with a few lights.

After the booth is built, it’s broken down and shipped in crates over to Vegas, where the builders put it together.

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Arrived safe and sound at Magic. You can see all the pieces of the booth in the crates on the left.. our flooring’s been unrolled and laid out.

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The completed sign!

I’ll post pictures of the finished booth (with the 500 pieces of clothing displayed) next week! Happy Thursday!

Everly SS14 Lookbook

[This is a scheduled post… I’m at WWD Magic all week!]

Hot off the press– Everly’s SS14 lookbook! Check out some of the images below (via here).







If you happen to be at WWD Magic starting tomorrow (Feb. 18-20), you’ll get to see the entire collection in person! I’ve been working super hard (alongside Everly founders Fabe & Adri) to coordinate the show and I’m super nervous and excited to see it all come together.

Booth #70101… come say hi. 🙂

Tina Made Avocado Toast

THIS. This is my absolute favorite snack in the entire world. Like ever, in life. Probably because like this recipe, it has perfect trifecta of ingredients (avocado, cilantro, lime).

Please try it. Unless you’re one of those unfortunate people who don’t like cilantro… then… I’ve got nothing.


  • one slice of toasted sourdough bread
  • a few sprigs of cilantro
  • half a lime
  • half an avocado
  • salt & pepper

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Toast bread. Smash half an avocado onto your bread. Sprinkle salt and pepper on avocado. Sprinkle cilantro leaves on top.  Squeeze lime juice (maybe half a lime, maybe more/less). DEVOUR.

Bramble Workshop for Ella Moss

Just wanted to share about the latest project I worked on with Jessica of Bramble Workshop! She was hired by Ella Moss to make a backdrop for their spring photo shoot– and they loved her work so much that they also asked her to do the window displays of their Newport (Fashion Island) and SF stores! We made tons of paper flowers using a Cricut, glue guns, and sometimes paint. Though technically a “simple” project, it was incredibly time-consuming (as you could imagine) to put together the flowers, since each one had so many petals. Nevertheless, they turned out beautifully, no? I work for a creative genius.

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Photo shoot backdrop installed! Pictures above via Ella Moss’ IG here.

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Here’s the installation at the Newport store. Gorgeous. Picture above via Bramble Workshop’s IG here.

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And here it is at the SF store. Total flower count for the 2 stores– 546 flowers!! Thousands of petals. Out.of.control. Two pictures above via here.

The Chalkboard Magazine recently did an interview with Jessica at her studio and captured some beautiful pictures of the flowers, shown below.






See the rest of the photographs (and read the interview) here! Next up– a potential project for my other workplace, Everly Clothing? Stay tuned. 🙂

Life Right Now

It’s been two weeks since my life turned insanely busy (seemingly overnight), and I am pretty exhausted. No. Very exhausted. A look into some things I’ve been doing (briefly mentioned in my post here)…

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I’ve been working at Everly Clothing a few days a week to help coordinate their upcoming exhibit at WWD Magic (fashion tradeshow). We have 2 weeks left to go, and then we’re off to Las Vegas for a week with a bajillion other exhibitors from around the world. My time at Everly is spent multi-tasking like I’ve never multi-tasked before, and even though I consider myself OCD-organized, it challenges my capabilities to the max. I do love that I make tons of checklists though, because every day, I’ve been checking off boxes like no one’s business. Pictured above right– sneak peek from Everly’s ridiculously beautiful SS14 look book!

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A couple Saturdays ago, I freelanced at a wedding with Love & Splendor again. I had a blast with these crazy girls! They are so sweet and kind and hard-working… such a blessing to be able to work with them. 🙂

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A picture of the beautiful sweetheart table. The venue was the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Such a pretty space!

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And finally, I’ve been interning with Bramble Workshop. Here’s a Smilebooth backdrop I helped Jessica make for Method‘s photobooth at Alt Summit. Fringed tons and tons of silver mylar (and cut tons and tons of green fabric), and she sewed it all together. So crazy. Pictured above right– Jessica’s adorable dog Basho models in front of the mylar strips.

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Here it is in action! Hopefully someday, I’ll be able to actually attend Alt Summit (in Salt Lake City every year). Photographs above from Say Yes blog’s IG here, and Method’s IG here.

….That’s pretty much it. Of course, I’m still doing my OT work, and I started my weekly Photoshop class. Keeping busy for now, but who knows what next month will bring. 🙂 Taking things one week (sometimes day) at a time.

The end.