A San Francisco Mint Bridal Editorial: Part II of III

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 look a lot of thought. And not just finding the right pieces or figuring out what would photograph well, but I really put myself into the moment and wanted to figure out just how to execute this beautiful and jeweled, tulle turban that I made [...]

October 12th, 2016|

A San Francisco Mint Bridal Editorial: Part I of III

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), my dear friends, Nanette Wong (an amazingly talented photographer) and Nikol Elaine (bestie and fab make-up artist), and Lace & Liberty (a local San Francisco bridal separates and accessories company) the answer was an instant, "YES!" When it comes to weddings, there are so many [...]

October 10th, 2016|

NYFW SS17 Vlog Part II: Backstage with Tanya Taylor, Chromat and Katie Gallagher

Day 2 of my NYFW trip was so packed and filled with excitement. It was my first time ever attending backstage at a fashion presentation and I'll be forever grateful to Bumble & Bumble for having me. Being able to see the full looks come together from the makeup to the hair was such an amazing experience. At any given point in time, you can see models moving from makeup to hair, being primped and patted with highlighted, and from one moment to the next they come alive on the runway or platform. I am fully spoiled now and know [...]

September 27th, 2016|

NYFW SS17 Vlog Part I: Supima, Michael Costello, and The House of Bumble

Another year attending New York Fashion Week and it's still as exciting as my first runway show. This year, I was so blessed to have been invited to cover backstage hair with Bumble & Bumble. Throughout my NYFW vlogs, you'll get to see what goes on backstage and you also get to hang with me as I Uber my way around New York. In this part of my vlog I arrive in New York and head straight to the House of Bumble! I rushed to make it to the Supima design competition and then Michael Costello's SS17 Show next! Stay [...]

September 19th, 2016|

August Vlog: South Lake Tahoe

I've only been a Californian for 2 years now and we finally made it a point to get out to Lake Tahoe. I have to say that California has really opened my eyes to nature and has challenged me to do things outside of my comfort zone. Living in Florida practically all of my life, I'm not used to mountains or scenery. The beaches we have down packed but the heights, not so much. My parents were visiting us from their recent cruise and it was such a fun way to experience this beauty together. We paddle boarded, paddle boated, [...]

August 22nd, 2016|

3 Summer Outfits You Need Right Now Ft Banana Republic

(Click here to watch the video) It's Summer Time and the outfits are goooood! We've been having a few nice weekends here, with hot days and cooler nights and I just can't get enough. So I've teamed up with Banana Republic (once again cause we're the real dream team I tell you) to show you how to style the hottest trends of the summer. So let's jump right into the top 3 Summer outfits you need rn. Outfit 1: I picked up this canvas skirt and the AMOUNT of combos I've been pulling off is unreal. At first glance, I [...]

August 3rd, 2016|

How to Manage a Blog While Working Full Time

Oh shit. So you started a blog or small online business and you're thinking to yourself, "What did I get myself into?!" It's terrifying. A few years ago, (when I started this blog) I imagined myself blogging every other month or so. Casually uploading a photo of an outfit and imagined it getting 10,000 views in a day. Doesn't that sound like the best dream ever? The truth is, you're in for a fun ride and blogging or running a small online business (while working full time to bring in the real cheddar) takes work - like any kind of [...]

July 20th, 2016|

Saying YES to the Dress with a&bé bridal shop

I've been so excited to share a little more about my wedding on MELSANV.COM! So, today, I'm taking you back to the day I said "YES" to the dress at a&bé bridal shop Dallas! I know you're wondering why I went all the way to Dallas to get my dress. The truth is, every year we have a family reunion at my grandfather's memorial site in Dallas, TX. And since I live so far from my family, I knew it was one of the only opportunities I'd have to have them help me pick my dress. I'm going to dig [...]

July 7th, 2016|

Nikol Elaine Beauty Editorial / Flower Bomb

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 one to be just that - simple. Something about the softness of this lighting and how FLAWLESS Christina's makeup is, made me think so much of fairy dust or magical unicorns galloping in the clouds. Are you feeling trippy yet? I'm so bummed this is [...]

July 5th, 2016|

Timbuk2 His + Her Style

Ever since my FEMME collab with Timbuk2, my FEMME bag has seen better days. When I mean I ran that thing into the ground, it sure gave a good fight. So when I had the chance to make a custom Timbuk2 backpack before my New York trip I jumped at the chance! I will admit, having so many options put me in a creative spiral. I wanted one in every color! I even headed to SnapChat and you may have helped play a big part into the final design. Either way, I'm obsessed. AGAIN! Heading to New York was a [...]

July 1st, 2016|