there’s some serious wow factor going on with the face right now and of course, i’ve decided to jump on board. i go in and out in love with blush but next thing you know, it’s the one thing i can’t live with out. with so many colors and formulas to chose from, you can say i’ve become a bit obsessed. what else is new?
make a ‘c’, they say
some major pop above the hollow
dust across apples, up to the eyes
to the eyebrown and beyond!
what’s the single most requested item that’s in the closet of all of my clients? super soft, long-sleeve button downs shirts. they’re both having a moment and always a classic. imho, if you want the absolute best, you’ll find yours at xirena. there are gorgeous new colors to chose from season after season, in a variety of fabrications. i suggest you start with the basic white beau and your closet will never be lonely again.
so i want you to know that i did an insane amount of research to write this post. i literally went over the top, above and beyond what is even necessary. i really had to get into character to drive this point home to you...
NO WIRE HANGERS EVER!!!
the truth is wire hangers are ugly! they seriously just do not look good in a closet and clothes are all about looking good and feeling good and they should be treated with the same level of intention. clothes deserve better than wire... wood, velvet, plastic... take your pick. there are too many negative wire hanger connotations (do i need to spell it out for you?) to have them hanging in your closet. it’s just bad juju.
your closet is a safe space. it’s meant to be beautiful and inspirational. it’s a place of care and how you express yourself to the outside world. it’s art. having nice hangers is a small investment that really makes a big difference in how your clothes hang and look in your closet. i like to look at my closet as a merchandised store because it makes me feel excited to put together outfits and get ready in the morning.
that’s how you want to start your day!
also, i did a bit of digging to try to understand what motivated joan crawford to freak the F out on wire hangers. it turns out her mother used to work in a dry cleaner and there was trauma surrounding her childhood, about poverty and her ability to have.
you can have! no more wire hangers ever.
a peek at some of my favorites from mara hoffman’s spring/summer ‘20 collection. in a time when small, independent designers seem to make much safer design choices to appeal to a broader audience, it’s refreshing to see mara bring back some of the character that we’ve come to know and love of her. it’s hard when the demands of high sales goals stifle creativity, particularly for a unique brand on the rise. always rooting for mara and for her to thrive in her unique glory.
it’s definitely been a wild ride this past year...first in closing the store and then diving head-first into the whirlwind of the edit. as the months flew by, i started to realize just how much i needed some space to mourn the closing of the store and get a hang of my new life without it. starting a new business is already a battle and there’s loads of things that fall through the cracks along the way. it actually started innocently enough, i didn’t really think about it. i was engaged with my new business and clients and i kept forgetting to document anything that i was doing anymore. and then slowly it started to progress and i found myself not wanting to engage that much on social platforms at all. stepping back from it all was a necessary part of my mourning process and it felt better to be more present in my daily life and not be obliged to share it in a way that just didn’t feel meaningful to me anymore. taking a big break from social, my blog and the newsletter has helped me recharge and enjoy again what had started to feel like a chore. and now things have changed and i’ve really started to miss it and the grounding, creative space it’s been in my life. before mira mira had an IG or even a website, i had a blog and we poured a lot of love and energy into it. so if you want to see where i’ll be spending more of my time these days, find me here. it’s where i’m able to visually collect my thoughts and inspirations and make creative sense of the work that i’m doing.
looking forward to seeing you here! ❤️
looking forward to seeing you here! ❤️