We recently had the privilege to team up with the stunning Melissa Crouch at Joshua Tree National Park and magic was created.
Get to know our fave model, Melissa!
Get to know the creative genius behind some of our favorite photo shoots! Brittany gets candid with us in an exclusive interview.
Tell us about yourself- where are you from?
Born and raised in Orlando, FL!
How did the Owl’s Attic come about? Had you always wanted to open a boutique?
Nope, the thought never even crossed my mind actually, haha. Although I do remember growing up saying I wanted to end up with a job where I could be barefoot and bring my dog to work so I guess that part worked out! Actually, I was going to be a teacher. My degree is in Elementary Education. I went into teaching because I didn't really know what I wanted to do, and I've always been good with kids so I just went for it. But somewhere along the line I realized it wasn't going to make me happy and picking for vintage does make me happy, so I guess I found a way to turn it into my job.
How did you come up with the name “Owl’s Attic”? What were some of the other names you were tossing around that didn't make the cut?
There really weren't any other names- we settled on that one pretty quickly. It was fitting because since day one, our shop has always had a very attic-like vibe, especially in our first location. Dim lighting, and stuffed with all kinds of treasures from many different era's. How we imagined a rad grandma's attic would look after a lifetime of adventures and collecting.
We chose an owl because it reminds us where we started. In our very first days of picking for the store we kept coming across vintage owls. Everywhere. The owl represents the gate keeper of knowledge and for us, it's the knowledge of the past and the stories our vintage pieces tell. So the owl stuck out in our minds and quickly became one of our favorite icons of the 60's-70's, which is the era that we are most inspired by.
What do you think makes The Owl’s Attic stand out from other vintage resale stores?
Well for starters, the other vintage stores basically provide the space in which they sell other people's collections. We actually go out and hand pick each of our pieces ourselves, one by one. (Duh, that's the best part!) We've dug deep and had to get our hands dirty. Literally blood, sweat and tears (tears of joy that is). Every vintage piece in the attic is a part of our own curated collection. We built our business completely, with our own hands, our own ideas, our own money and we went about it as untraditionally as you could imagine- no business background, no retail background, we just figured it out as we went. From an idea fueled by too much coffee and a thrill for the hunt, we created a real life business. We are a true mom & pop shop. It's just the two of us running the show. And of course, our shop dog Dallas, who has become pretty popular in the community.
How would you describe your style?
Like boho hippie with a twist of grunge. I love a flowy, carefree dress with a bad ass, chunky pair of boots or something unexpected like that. And lots of rings. No outfit is complete without at least 4 or 5 rings.
Where does your style inspiration come from? Who are some of your style icons?
I've always found inspiration in 60's-70's fashion. I was raised on music from that era so I think that has a lot to do with it. Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin - they both had this beautifully carefree, gypsy vibe about them. Jimi was the king of mixing prints on prints and he could pull it off like no other. They both truly achieved an attitude of not giving a f*ck what anyone thought, which is just as inspiring to me as how cool they looked doing it. That's something most people try their entire lives to accomplish. And in current fashions, Erin Wasson all day. Her style is always on point.
When you’re out thrifting what is your process? Do you go with something specific in mind or do things just pop out to you?
We never have anything specific in mind, we just know it when we see it.
You have styled many of L+L’s photo shoots. When styling a shoot, do you start with a vision or wing it? What’s your process?
A little bit of both, really. I definitely start with a vision in mind but it doesn't always go as planned. So whenever that happens I just go with the flow and it all turns out.
We all know that things don’t always go as planned during a shoot. Do you have any funny stories?
Well, not funny really (even now lol) but once I was on my way to a shoot in my '78 VW bus when my engine blew up on the interstate. Long story short, I showed up probably 2 hours late, with less than half the clothes and props I had packed, and there was like 6 people waiting for me. It was terrible. But weirdly, I think that ended up being my favorite shoot to date. (But the poor bus is still parked)
What do you think is the most challenging part of styling a shoot?
Packing. It's so hard to decide what to bring and what to leave behind...because there's so much good stuff!! I always try so hard not to over pack but it happens every time. It's the worst when you realize in the middle of a look that you need something you decided not to bring...so I tell myself it's better to be safe than sorry! And then I end up with an entire van full. Oops.
Tell us the favorite outfit you have styled and why.
Hmm, that's hard, there have been so many! But the first outfit that comes to mind was this little vintage lingerie bodysuit, very lacy and feminine, paired with a baggy pair of torn up low rise boyfriend jeans and a chunky pair of clogs. It was so simple but I really loved the way it came out. I think it was the mix of feminine and tomboy that came out beautifully together.
When you have a photo shoot to do, what is your favorite part of the whole process?
In the middle of a shoot, when everything is coming together. Everyone is cliquing and the vibe is right. And also of course when I get to see the edited photos for the first time.
Besides your vintage selection, what are some of the other brands you carry in your store?
We carry a handful of local jewelry designers. They all have their own unique styles so it makes for a perfect variety. 1411 Designs, who uses salvaged vintage materials, crystals and vintage coins, so each piece is completely one of a kind. Then there's Gypset Co, who is known for her dainty designs. Very feminine and natural. And then of course Love + Leather!
We carry a line of crochet tops and bikinis handmade by Rockerbands, and a collection of the cleverest little planters that house little airplants, handmade by Hello Happy Plants. And we also have a beautifully handcrafted line of leather goods, handmade by Imperial Wolf.
Dallas is a staple at the Owl's Attic
Tell us about Attic Originals.
Attic Originals is our own line of crop tops, tank tops, tees and patches that we design ourselves. Most of the designs are 90's inspired and we are currently working on some 70's inspired designs, too. Soon we'll be introducing some one of a kind vintage reconstructed pieces that we'll be adding to our new website so stick around!
Get to know the man behind the lens of our latest photo shoot collaboration with Bella & Chloe Shop, Quenton Noy.
Where are you from and what do you do?
I am from St. Augustine, Florida, but live in Merritt Island, and I am a fashion and music photographer and graphic designer.
What three words best describe you?
Passionate, creative & unique
When did you get into photography and what inspired you to start taking photos?
About six years ago my grandmother passed away. She was a great photographer, and a little bit before she passed she had started teaching me some of the things that she knew. I loved every second of it, and I loved the feeling of getting the perfect shot! So I continued pursuing photography because I loved it so much and also as a way to keep her legacy alive.
How would you describe your photography style?
I don’t think that I have a specific style of photography; I feel more that I lean on the side of creative and unique, so whatever form those might be in, whether that be in fashion or music, I love to capture whatever is appealing to the eye.
Do you remember the very first photo you ever took? How do you think your style has changed since then?
I remember the very first photo I have ever taken was actually a picture of bamboo. I stood in the middle of bamboo trees and aimed the camera upward, and I thought it looked cool. But back then I didn’t do any editing except for whatever filters I had on Instagram, so I think my editing style has changed a great deal since then. Now I focus on cool and unique color combinations and crazy lighting.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from two places, one being road trips. I think that road trips are fun because you never know what kind of shot you will get, and it's super spontaneous and I love spontaneous things! And you also have the ability to get a million different backgrounds, cause no one place is exactly the same. And the second place I get inspiration from is actually Instagram and Pinterest. I will find two or three different photos and think of how I can rework a shot or editing style to make it crazy different, and in the process I get ideas for different shoots I could do.
Tell us about your favorite photo shoot you've done so far and what makes it your favorite.
My favorite shoot is one I did with my good friend Devin, and we just decided to wake up early one Saturday morning and shoot a friend of ours who is a model as well. It was our favorite because we didn’t have any guidelines or restrictions, so we made it a super edgy and unique shoot with crazy makeup and crazy lighting, and we shot for about 6-7 hours and lost track of time.
What's the craziest thing you've done for the sake of getting an amazing shot?
I have stood on top of someone on their hands and knees while on the beach shooting for family Christmas photos.
Who are some of your favorite photographers?
Bliss Katherine, Sasha Samsonova, Chuck Lang, & Derrick Freske
What's one thing people don't know about you?
I am only 19
What were you doing right before you sat down to answer these questions?
I was bathing my two dogs!
We recently teamed up with Paige Mazzie and her photographer boyfriend Tony Aguilera as they traveled through the desert creating beautiful images.
Get to know a little bit about Paige, the model behind the shoot:
Have you ever had a moment where you're scrolling through Instagram and see a picture of an outfit or accessory that you absolutely fall in love with? If you're anything like us, you've had the thought 'I wish I knew where I could buy that' on more than one occasion. Luckily, a new app has been created that is about to make every fashionista's dream come true.
Created by blogger Amy Roiland, FashionTap is an app that's about to revolutionize the fashion world and you can be a part of it.
Now as a consumer, when you see an item posted, you don't have to just wonder where it came from or endlessly search the web looking for that one item. Each item you see posted is tagged and linked directly to the exact product page of the product posted.
Shoes, necklaces, even lipstick and eye shadow are tagged and linked to make online shopping a breeze for you.
Meet blogger Amy Roiland AKA @afashionnerd, creator of Fashion Tap, the revolutionary app about to the change the blogging world.
Golden Paradise Necklace
At age 14, you began your obsession with fashion when you became a Jennifer Love Hewitt fan. Who were some of the other early style influencers for you?
Rachel Bilson and Nicole Richie for sure. I was obsessed with their style and I loved how Nicole would wear those big amazing sunnies around!
How did you come up with the name A Fashion Nerd for your blog?
The name just came to me at random, actually. I am a pretty nerdy weird chick and I am super obsessed with fashion so A Fashion Nerd was the perfect username for me. It really explains who I am in so many ways, not only am I nerdy but I am super nerdy for fashion.
Rumor has it that prior to A Fashion Nerd, you had 3 other blogs that you kept quitting and starting again. Can you tell us what those other blogs were?
Yes, my first blog was FortheSakeofFashion2 in 2009 and I had it for a while and then quit. My second one was in 2010 and it was called Amy A La Mode. This one I was trying to focus more on. I quit this and moved onto doing Mod Dolls with a friend of mine. Someone said a partner was what I needed to succeed. This was NOT true at all. All I needed was myself to succeed. After I split ways with my Mod Dolls partner, I started A Fashion Nerd and focused my attention 100% on my blog. I also did all of my own brand negations and my own photos with a tripod and clicker.
Disco Queen Choker
Everyone thinks I’m funny when I:
Snort when I laugh.
The fad I think should go away forever:
Frayed low waisted skirts, ewwwww. (We agree)
The famous person people say I resemble most is:
The last dream I had was about:
My friend Sarah having an entire room filled with racks of the most amazing vintage dresses from the 60s at her parents house. WTF
If I was a superhero I would be called:
A Fashion Nerd / HAHAHAHHA
The next Love + Leather necklace on my list is:
Golden Rocked. LOVE IT!!!
"FashionTap is a fashion social networking app that allows users to make money off the clothing and products they already know and love. FashionTap is also a database for the entire fashion industry to be found on, by location and category." - Amy Roiland (FashionTap CEO)
FashionTap makes it convenient for you to find all the products that catch your eye without the hassle of having to search Google and dig through multiple websites to find your desired product. Long gone are the days where you had to ask "Where did you get that?" because FashionTap already has the answer and will take you directly to the product, effortless and hassle free.
Below is a example of the difference between posting on Instagram vs. FashionTap
What sets FashionTap apart from other fashion apps?
Other fashion apps aren't solving any real issues at all. No one is helping anyone be found in this industry and no one is helping people drive sales or getting paid to drive sales the right way. Most people who make FASHION based apps want to just make money off of everyone and get ahead. I created FashionTap with my experience and the problems I was running into in the fashion industry. I want to make a difference in this world and help connect everyone on one social platform. I want to help everyone be found finally for work and find others and drive sales easily and organically. I love this industry with my full heart and I think this is what sets me a part from others.
These days, social media plays a huge role in influencing consumers. How do you feel that FashionTap will become a major player in the influencer game?
FashionTap connects influencers with brands, designers and retailers, which is exciting. Our app is a super organic way to market your brand without shoving it in someones face. You can casually go through your stream and see different people wearing the same jacket in so many different ways all linking you back to that exact jacket to buy. Influencers run this entire industry and without them your brand won't get too far. Just look at ColourPop, they became SUPER famous very quick by social media influencer marketing.
You talk about FashionTap becoming the IMDB of the fashion industry. Give us an example of what you mean by that.
We are a database for everyone to be found on by what they do and where they live. Now everyone can connect with everyone in the fashion community. I want everyone to be found easily and there are no databases for the fashion industry. This is the 1st reason why I created FashionTap, I noticed this huge void and issue. My boss wanted me to find her bloggers in Austin TX for SXSW to send them her designs to wear at the festival. I couldn't locate any, not anywhere. This was a huge issue and a red flag for me. Who do you think spreads the word best about your designs? Bloggers of course!
"I want girls to go to runway shows and tell other girls to add them on FashionTap instead of follow me on IG or add me on FB" - Amy Roiland (FashionTap CEO)
Who are some top bloggers on FashionTap that we might recognize?
Missalissa, AstylePixie AKA Erika, JagLever, etc.
"Love + Leather is on FashionTap and we love it! We can easily tag all of our necklaces and link them directly to the web page where the necklace can be found." - Renee Tobias (Love + Leather CEO)
What are some things you are doing to get the word out about FashionTap?
We haven't had any budget yet to do marketing, all the marketing you see is all organic and word of mouth. Everyone loves the app, the response has been insanely amazing. People are really spreading he word for us right now.
Being such a go-getter, I am sure you have used some unconventional methods to get your foot into doors during your FashionTap journey. Tell us the craziest thing you have done!
I am all about the back door way of doing ANYTHING. I actually want to write a book one day about this. One thing I did was get a modeling agent to represent me and send me on Fit modeling auditions to get the brands attention and talk about my blog and how I am a blogger. I actually started working with these brands as a blogger because everyone was impressed with my then 8k follower count.
How often would you suggest posting?
2-3 days at least, stay active and be consistent and persistent!
What are some things a user can do to grow their following on Fashion ap?
Go to my page @Amy and click on my newest followers and follow them all. Interact with everyone on the app and leave comments. One of our bloggers works with every single brand on our app, amazing. Network and interact on there. Go to our search page and follow all of our top users as well.
How does a user gets featured on FashionTap?
Write me or just be active and I will see you. I follow everyone, or at least try to follow everyone to see what they are doing on the app.
Can you share some success stories you have heard from other FashionTap users?
Erika just got noticed today in public because someone knows her from FashionTap! She also has booked work from the app as a blogger with LaModa101 and ANGL clothing and others. MissAlissa has worked with every brand on our app! Tay the model booked a print job through our app. I have an entire HUGE list of success stories, it's amazing.
You’ve said you have one user who has worked with every single brand and designer on your app. What do you think they did to have that success?
She has amazing content, she's incredible and she has an amazing look. She is VERY consistent and very persistent and knows how to get through to brands and market herself.
We couldn't be more excited for Amy and her success with her app FashionTap!
Make sure to catch Amy Roiland on Shark Tank premiering on Friday, April 29th at 9|8c on ABC!
33 Minimal Nail Art Ideas to Keep Your festival Game Strong
From geometric to simple lines, we have your festival nail style covered.
This festival season, less is more. Nails are a great asset to your look, and you can make your nails stand out without trying too hard. Cute, simple details that don’t take much work will ramp up your effortless, ‘cool girl’ vibe.
All you need is a pack of nail stickers or a nail art pen you can buy from any beauty store. You can also DIY with regular nail polish and bobby pins to create your own original nail art.
Get inspired with these 33 rad nail art ideas!
Perfect festival face...
Coachella is right around the corner...this year....go for a subtle (low key) cool girl statement.
ALL THAT GLITTERS
All you need is some glitter, stars and Vaseline and you are ready to create this summer's perfect festival face in a flash.
Mix the glitter and Vaseline together and apply wherever you want to add some shimmer.
You can add your stars on top of the mixture. The Vaseline will help the stars stay in place. If you want to keep it simple, you can apply just the Vaseline wherever you want the stars to stay.
*for a more permanent fix you can use Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue eye shadow primer instead of the Vaseline
Click on images for sources
Less is always more. A few dots here or a line or two there will help you achieve your ideal 'cool girl' festival look.
To create a paint base, mix together equal parts cornstarch and face lotion until it forms a thick mixture. Add in 1/4 tsp. or less of vegetable oil to prevent the mix from caking up. Don't add too much oil though—you want it smooth, not watery. If you want a pop of color you can add a drop or two of washable paint.
Apply the mixture using q-tips, a thin paint brush or an eye shadow brush.
*If you're in a pinch you can use plain, white toothpaste without any abrasive particles (mint-free and fluoride-free are best for sensitive skin) to work as a mixture. Just add in your paint. Perfect if you need a little color and want to avoid the hassle of different ingredients.
We recently had the opportunity to team up with Katie Possage and photographer, Erin Gort, for a magical, romantic photo shoot.
Check out the entire Ethereal Romance look book here.
Meet Free People designer & model, Katie Possage
Tell us about yourself: where are you from/ where are you now/ what do you do?
I'm originally from Pittsburgh. I came out to Philly for school and then ended up staying. I work full time designing for Free People so I don't see myself leaving anytime soon. ;)
What does a typical weekend outing look like for you?
A weekend outing for me would usually involve brunch. I try and get all of my adulty to-do list things done on Saturday and then spoil myself with mimosas all day Sunday.
How would you describe your personal style?
Rocker meets boho. I like to edge up a lot of my clothing with tougher pieces (leather boots, or a kick ass belt).
What are your favorite Instagram accounts to follow right now?
I'm obsessed with @pursenboots- always have been and always will be. A few other of my faves would have to be @littleblackboots @brittneypanda and @leahhofff. I stalk too many to remember all of them. ;)
Golden Moon choker
Recently we had the privilege to team up with you for a photo shoot. How did the concept for the shoot come about?
Well, Erin and I had wanted to go visit an abandoned mansion we had found for a while now. We had planned a while ago to go on a certain weekend, regardless. Once we started to collaborate with Love + Leather we realized we could turn this into something pretty magical. There's something about an abandoned space that we both get really excited about. There's a certain stillness that is felt when you're exploring somewhere new. We love imagining what it must have been like in it's prime.
Describe your process for putting together outfits/looks for a photo shoot?
Well I guess that kind of varies for me. I usually pull things that I personally love or would rock myself. This one was different for both Erin and I. We started with the necklace and would choose looks that went with our vibe and the necklaces themselves. It came out in a sort of ethereal, edgy way which we both were into.
How do you feel Love + Leather fit into the mood of the shoot?
It definitely added that harder rocker edge that I'm especially in love with. I love mixing something tougher with something sweeter. Long story short, it was the perfect combo.
We heard that you upcycled some of the outfits you wore in some of the pictures. Is sewing another hobby of yours? Do you make your own clothes?
Well, I design full time for work. In my spare time I'll try and fix some vintage finds to give em a little update. I also sell some of my designs at a boutique in Philly. I do a lot of alterations on the side, usually just for friends who need something fixed. I've been working on altering wedding gowns this last year which is a little harder of a project than I normally take on, but super rewarding seeing the final outcome.
What is your favorite look you put together for the shoot & why?
The white gauze tiered maxi with the For Love and Lemons set underneath. Solely because I love twirling in that damn dress! It's perfection.
We know that doing a photo shoot is always an adventure. What is the funniest story you have from one of the shoots you’ve done?
Last year Erin and I and our friend Christina were up in the mountains shooting for the weekend. We had talked about camping out for the night and Erin thought you could just show up to any campground and set up shop. Well, turns out you can't (haha) so we ended up sleeping in my car for the night. I have a little Honda civic, so try and imagine 3 girls curled up in this thing. We pulled off the side of the road behind some trees so we wouldn't get the cops called on us and tried to pass out. Needless to say, we didn't exactly get a good night's sleep. It made for some good laughs and a memory we all still joke about.
The best song to dance to is:
my entire 80's hits cd that I have in my car (yes I still use CD's)
If I had a warning label it would say:
moods highly affected by full moons
My go-to outfit is:
my Levi's, low cut tee, bra hanging out, and booties
My most bizarre talent is:
annoying the shit out of my boyfriend and still managing to get him to stay around ;) haha
I would have the hardest time giving up:
5 hr energy shots
The next Love + Leather necklace on my list is:
Disco Diva Necklace....like NEED IT NOW
Follow Katie on Instagram.
Meet photographer, Erin Gort
Katie (left) and Erin (right)
Where did you grow up? How do you think that influenced you as a photographer?
I grew up in the suburbs outside Philadelphia. I spent a lot of time at different farms riding horses. I think this definitely helped to foster my love of dream-like photography. It was just a bunch of girls spending their afternoons running around on ponies and frolicking in the clover fields.
How would you describe your photography style?
I kinda hinted at this already… I was everything I shot to feel like part of a dream. Whether it have a hazy or mysterious quality to it, I want it to feel a step above reality.
What do you think makes a memorable photograph?
Anything a viewer can not only connect with but wants to get lost in.
Do you remember your very first photo shoot? What was it?
I started toying with photography back in high school and I remember doing an assignment on capturing a “modern day fairy tale.” It was so cool and I even bound the prints in an old book I found at an antique store.
Cosmic Queen choker & Disco Nights necklace
What do you think you have learned since that first shoot that has helped you the most to get to where you are now?
Oh my, if we are talking about what I learned since high school, the answer is a lot! I think when I started taking photography more seriously the main lesson I’ve learned is to really slow down and take the time to set up your shot. It's so easy these days, with iPhones and point-n-shoot cameras, to just start clicking and worry about everything afterwards. Candids can be great, but a well thought out shot can be extraordinary.
How much of your shoots are planned out versus just winging it?
I’m a total crazy researcher. I come to any shoot with 7000 references of angles, poses, styling etc. Once I get the ball rolling though it becomes very organic and more of a ‘go with the flow” approach.
During a shoot, things don't always go as planned. What is the craziest, unplanned thing that you've experienced?
Actually for this Love + Leather shoot our location fell through and we ended up driving some odd hours to a new location. Thankfully everything worked out but it's always fun to be kept guessing.
Where do you get your ideas and what inspires you to create such beautiful photographs?
As I said I'm a crazy researcher. My phone is full of screenshots and I have bookmarks up the wazoo.
Who are some of your favorite photographers right now?
There are so so many! But to new a few: Tamara Lichtenstein, Marie Zucker, and Asher Moss. The work of Sally Mann has a very special place in my heart though.
What was your inspiration for the concept of the L+L shoot?
Our location is what really kicked off the whole idea. We went and shot at a bunch of abandoned homes in the middle of the woods. I wanted to evoke the the idea of feeling lost and out of place but actually feeling very content there.
The last picture I took with my phone was:
this crazy thrift store I went to in Brooklyn with floor to ceiling crates full of records. I was overwhelmed.
My strangest pet peeve is:
I hate when people fidget. It drives me crazy!
I would have the hardest time giving up:
The longest I have gone without sleep is:
I need sleep. I maybe pulled a few all nighters back in college but otherwise I always make time.
If I could go back in time I would:
go back and visit the 1920s. What an era for fashion!
The next Love + Leather necklace on my list is:
The Mystic Moons is a total classic!!!!
Follow Erin on Instagram and check out more of her incredible photography here.
DIY Crystals: Cracking a Geode
How to make your own crystals using a geode
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. This fun, hands-on activity allows you to create your very own sparkle. Perfect gift for the gem in your life or a colorful addition to your DIY collection.
*Alum is a type of salt that can be found at most grocery stores or drug stores. Alum makes the crystals hexagon-shaped.
Step 1: Take an egg and crack it in half (longways). Clean it thoroughly and let it dry. Once dried, use a paintbrush to coat the inside of the egg and the edges in white glue.
Step 2: Generously disperse the alum powder over the wet glue until the inside of the eggshell is completely covered. Tap out excess powder and let it dry overnight.
Step 3: The next day, fill a container with 2 cups of very hot water (almost boiling). Add 40 drops of food coloring and stir.
Step 4: Add 3/4 cup of alum powder to the colored water and stir until completely dissolved to create the growing solution. Do not leave any undissolved crystals in the bottom of the container as this will cause the alum to grow on them and not your geode. (Put it in the microwave if there are any crystals that won't dissolve). Allow to cool approximately 30 minutes before going to the next step.
Step 5: Place the alum-coated eggshell into the growing solution with the inside of the eggshell facing up allow it to sink to the bottom. Let it sit 12-15 hours. The longer you leave the eggshell in the solution, the larger the crystals grow.
Step 6: When your egg geode is ready, simply take it out and let it dry. The wet crystals will be somewhat fragile, so be careful. If you are not satisfied with the size of your geode crystals, return the geode to the solution and wait a day or two. As water evaporates from the solution, more alum will be deposited in your geode, increasing the size of the crystals.
Step 7: Put it in a safe place and don’t touch it for a day or so.
Voilà! You have made your very own crystal geode! If you decide to try this project, make sure to post your final product and tag us @loveandleather on Instagram or Facebook! We love to see our L+L babes DIY projects and draw inspiration from them.
L+L: What do you use as style inspiration?
Tracey: I love anything that makes me feel like i am still living in the 1970s.
L+L: What is your favorite article of clothing that you own?
Tracey: I adore my velvet bells from Basil and Lola and Miracle Eye... And an amazing pair of really exaggerated bells by Free People. I also love my old concert shirts from the 70s and 80s!
L+L: Which Love + Leather necklace is next on your list?
Tracey: I am coveting Earth Child and Dream Catcher. Need them to continue living..
L+L: How would you describe your personal style?
Tracey: Stuck in the 70s./wannabe groupie i was born a few days after Woodstock and i think somehow I was infected with the vibe forever.
L+L: Describe yourself using only three words.
Tracey: Tiny. Evolving. Grateful.
L+L: What three songs do you currently have playing on repeat?
Tracey: Only Memories Remain by My Morning Jacket.. Get the Point by My Morning Jacket and Space Oddity by David Bowie (rip)
L+L: Lastly... What is your favorite color?
Tracey: Black. Forever black.
Enter to be our next L&L babe of the month! Get a chance to be featured on Love + Leather's website & social media accounts and W I N a free key chain of choice.
Here's all you have to do:
At the end of the month, we will announce the winner via email.
Here's all you have to do:
- Submit one or more photos (we prefer "more") to firstname.lastname@example.org showing off a Love + Leather piece with your creative touch. This isn't limited to on-the-body styles. We love flat lays and display photos, too. The provided photos must be attachments. No URLs or alternative download methods will be accepted.
- Please provide your full name, age, and location.
- Copy and paste the provided questions to your right in the body of your e-mail. Give us some good answers!
- Provide links to your website/blog and Instagram if applicable.
At the end of the month, we will announce the winner via email.