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i had the pleasure of meeting my sweet friend brynn watkins through a close friend of mine this past year. her love for life, people, and creativity reflected in her passionate and kind spirit. she is one that you feel like you have known for years right after you meet her! she has also contributed wonderful posts to my online magazine, which has added a new spark of talent and interest to the site. check out her blog: you are bound to be inspired! read on for more inside scoop on this lovely blog…
1. What is Being/Elliott all about?
Being/Elliott is all about people and products that inspire me. Being Elliott focuses on the whimsical fascinations of my life. It is an online platform where I share thoughts, ideas, travels, life and personal style.
2. Why did you start Being/Elliott?
As a naturally curious person, I wanted to have a platform were I could talk to designers, artisans, and shop owners I admire how they do it all. I love all the relationships I have garnered through collaborations and interviews. Being/Elliott has created lovely relationships that will last a lifetime, and I have learned so much!
3. How have your life experiences shaped the way you see the world and blog?
Working in the high-energy fashion world can make you overlook the little things in life sometimes. I want Being/Elliott to have a different message instead of the typical “buy this and it will make you feel better.” I want Being/Elliott to be a place to learn about people who work tirelessly to make beautiful things. I want to inspire people to go out and create for themselves and start becoming the lovely, kind people they were designed to be. I have learned in my life everyone has a unique purpose in this life. If Being/Elliott can help them realize this purpose, then I am over the moon about it!
4. Describe who you think your typical reader is (her style and attitude towards life)?
My readers are curious and love to learn and think about new ideas. They love a good book and often find their minds wondering to a place where their dreams are a reality. They love learning about new craftsman and arts, and they buy products that are both culture conscious and lovely. They are wonderful one and all.
5. What is the best advice you can give your readers today?
Go after what you want but don’t trample anyone to get there. Be kind in all things and remember everyone is fighting their own personal battles.
6. What are some of your fashion must-haves for the upcoming spring months?
- a hat to keep the sun off your face like this one from Rag & Bone.
-a pair of kicky sandals for beach walks like this pair from Nisolo Shoes.
-a light dress for exploring. I love this one from Imogene and Willie.
-a unique necklace that supports a wonderful cause from Red Earth Trading Co.
7. What is the best advice you have ever received.
To “use helpful words not harmful words, the kind that build people up and not tear them down.” I can thank my wonderful and inspiring mother, Laurie, for advice like that. I was blessed with loving and compassionate parents.
8. Share your favorite piece you own and why.
I love the vintage gown my Grandmother Fairy Belle made. We were exactly the same size back in the day, which means I get all of her amazingly gorgeous hand-sewn gowns. She designed them herself, and they are all precious gems in my eyes.
9. Share three products you are currently obsessing over and why.
-My new full moon cuff from Young Frankk. It is modern and adds a unique statement to any outfit.
-I am loving this lovely Silk and Linen dress from Siobhan Barrett. It is the perfect outfit for any special occasion. I am in love.
-This amazingly intricate black fold over clutch designed by Lee Coren. It is such a statement piece and is perfect for those nights you don’t want to take a huge purse with you.
10. Do you have any closing thoughts you would like to share?
Smile more. Love more. Try more. Eat desert first. Focus on others
Photo credit: Jackie Osborne
first point: a clover canyon prism dress=immediate california dreaming. trend on point: an angular skirt is the ultimate item to add to your work wardrobe. final point: neon is not only suitable for twinkle bloom earrings; it belongs on spring-filled ‘thank you’ notes too! p.p.s. a polka dot wall planter will always gracefully welcome those easter-colored tulips. happy warm weather, pastel colors, and beautiful days!
1) Clover Canyon Prism Desert Neoprene Dress 2) Kate Spade ‘Skyline’ Bracelet Watch 3) Nicholas Bonded Split Skirt 4) Ava Tortie Shades 5) Capri Blue Jar Candle 6) Twinkle Bloom Earrings 7) Neon Note Set 8) Carnival Cone Wall Planter
i am that flower girl that must always have fresh buds in her house. it adds color, sunshine, and joy to a monday…it brings more life and warmth to a week! i have been finding stunning finds at trader joe’s for a reasonable price point. my new bunch of yellow tulips were under $5 there! p.s. whole foods is having a sale on friday ~ 3 bundles of tulips for 10 dollars…hooray!
I have been getting many questions about what I use on my skin, so here it is! Before I begin, I would like to mention my extensive research and testing before I commit to what I use on my face. I have tried multiple brands over the years that profess to change your pore size, break outs, and blah blah blah, but they all drastically failed. So, I took a plunge and went against my hesitation of using organic products, and my skin has never looked better!!! True statement: I refuse to switch products for as long as I love. I am hooked on the healthy glow.
Side note: the summarized reason why I adore each product is written below. If you have any questions for me, comment on the post!
Important fact: if you are breaking out, don’t fail to moisturize. That will not promote oil…it will provide your skin with much needed hydration creating clear skin. For a while, I believed the opposite.
Here is what I use daily, and it is in the chronological order of use.
Skin by Ann Webb Super Vitamin C Serum (why I love: this heals any damage on your skin from the sun, acne, or scars. It creates a glow immediately. Huge recommendation for this.)
Rhonda Allison Drops of Essence Hydration Drops (why I love: it supports tissue and slows aging. This is a must have for seasons that create dry skin. If I don’t have this in the winter, my skin is in trouble.)
Rhonda Allison eZinc Protection Cream (why I love: this is highly protective against the sun. Favorite fact: zinc causes your skin to build its own protection against the sun while filling it with antioxidants.)
Glycolic Herbal Wash (why I love: this eliminates black heads…no joke.)
Skin by Ann Webb Lavender Silk Face Scrub (why I love: this is hydrating, yet it is not too rough on the skin. It can be mixed with any cleanser, and your skin feels like porcelain after using.)
Rhonda Allison Fruit Acid Botanical (why I love: this can be used as spot treatment on pimples. P.S. it fights DRASTICALLY against hormonal break outs. Use this. Duh and duh.)
Rhonda Allison Raspberry Lotion (why I love: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and it contains all acids needed to demolish acne while refreshing your skin.)
Skin by Ann Webb Cucumber Sage Balancing Mist (why I love: promotes healthy pores, hydrates, and clears skin.)
Skin by Ann Webb Goji Azelaic Potent Clarifying Serum (why I love: aloe based healer that reduces lines and makes your skin flawless.)
Skin by Ann Webb Acai Berry Repair Cream (why I love: this energizes and firms your skin while you sleep…yes please!)
Skin by Ann Webb White Tea Clay Mask (why I love: hey olive oil, hey kaolin clay, you detoxify and repair my skin in a powerful yet calming way. Who knew the combo existed? I use this twice a week!)
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask (why I love: #1: this has Kombucha in it, which means that you are loading your skin with antioxidants and powerful extracts. Must. Buy. Now. It’s more pricey, but rejuvenated skin is worth every penny…annnd it lasts a long time!)
Rhonda Allison Derma Peel (why I love: I use this when I feel like my skin has a dead skin build up. You see the skin cells come off your skin. Immediate, healthy, refreshing results!)
Skin by Ann Webb Peppermint Milk (why I love: yes, this is a generally a cleanser, but it’s so hydrating and gentle, so I will soak it on my face for hours. Obsessed.)
I buy all of my Rhonda Allison products from my amazing esthetician, Shelly Klein, who works at the Skin Studio.