A San Francisco Mint Bridal Editorial: Part III of III

By | October 14th, 2016|Editorial, Fashion, Style, Wedding|

Well, beauties! Our three part series (did you miss Part I or Part II?) has finally come to an end but I think it's safe to say that we saved the best for last? So, let's jump right into this look! This look goes out to all of my bad-ass brides. The girls who really [...]

A San Francisco Mint Bridal Editorial: Part II of III

By | October 12th, 2016|Beauty, Editorial, Fashion, Wedding|

WOW! What an overwhelming response to our first bridal editorial! You guys seriously make my life every. single. day. Today, I'm excited (again!) that I get to share part II of III from our San Francisco Mint collaboration. This look is so special and exciting to me because I really gave the styling to this [...]

A San Francisco Mint Bridal Editorial: Part I of III

By | October 10th, 2016|Editorial|

Finally getting to share this top secret project HAS to be the highlight of my week! With only a few weeks away from tying the knot myself, it's sort of surreal to see myself as a bride in these photos. So when an opportunity arose to work with The San Francisco Mint (the DREAM venue), [...]

Nikol Elaine Beauty Editorial / Flower Bomb

By | July 5th, 2016|Beauty, Editorial|

Today's beauty editorial is bitter sweet because it's the very last of our Nikol Elaine Beauty collaboration. Doing this collab challenged me in so many creative ways, but getting to work with these beauties made it worth everything. I could ramble all day about this editorial but to keep things simple: we wanted this last [...]

Nikol Elaine Beauty Editorial / Green Goddess

By | June 29th, 2016|Beauty, Editorial|

Are you ready for more beauty goodness?! We're back with the second edition of our Nikol Elaine beauty editorial. Let me just start by saying that it excites me 10,000 times more when I'm editing a beauty editorial and my friend just happens to be the model! Julianne Cronin of The Wink Blog stepped in [...]

Nikol Elaine Beauty Editorial / Bohemian Dreams

By | May 2nd, 2016|Beauty, Editorial|

And just like that, a beauty collaboration is born! If you're a long-time MELSANV.COM follower, you're no stranger to Nikol Elaine's makeup artistry. Nikol is an amazing friend and her passion really fueled this entire project. After scarfing down eggs, toast and coffee at brunch one day, Nikol and I started talking about different beauty [...]

Before the Aisle: Should I Get Lash Extensions?

By | April 12th, 2016|Advice, Beauty, Editorial, Review, Wedding|

As I embark down this fluffy and white, Pinterest saturated path of wedding bliss, it feels very normal to get easily sucked into doing things "most brides do." You know, those traditions that are tucked away in the bride bible along with spray tans, laser hair removal and the plethora of other things brides do [...]

Editorial 03: A Natural State

By | February 26th, 2016|Beauty, Editorial|

I can't even type. I can't explain what runs through my blood when I have a vision for an editorial and Land EXECUTES. I often dream of these misty wonderlands. Where the grass is green, the flowers are in bloom and the mist creates water droplets. I don't know where my fascination with water droplets [...]

Editorial 02: Gloss or Grain

By | February 5th, 2016|Beauty, Editorial|

Whenever I'm inspired by magazine editorials, I'm always interested in the medium in which they're produced. Sometimes I rip pages out of glossy mags and stash them in a binder for later inspo, but then I come across the dark and grainy photographs that I wouldn't dare tear. Why? What is it about the way [...]

Editorial 01: Find The Light

By | January 21st, 2016|Editorial|

One of my new year's resolutions this year was to produce more editorial content. Creative content, a collection of my thoughts, my style pushed passed barriers I didn't know existed and always with a nod to the thousands of magazines you'd find spread across my bedroom floor as a teen. You see, before social media [...]