Category Archives: Artist

Tierney Gearon: World Renown Artist and Photographer

As one of the most influential photographers of our time—having been discovered by Charles Saatchi,Tierney Gearon has established a career capturing moments, timelessly and accurately. Little did I know, before meeting her a few years ago when she took photos for my website, she also traveled the world for half a decade modeling. While she was pursuing her first passion, Ballet in Utah, a European modeling agency discovered her and helped ignite a life into the modeling world. Over time her interests grew and it was through her pastime of taking photos that she was encouraged to extend and grow her skills into and beyond the industry, ultimately to become a professional photographer. Not only does her resume and accolades within photography blow me away, she also is a woman with a powerful story that has inspired me deeply. As a professional working on the other side of the lens—and successfully, it’s apparent she is a woman of true talent. But In addition to it all, her dedication to her family is what I might admire the most. With four beautiful children whom she has evidently encourages to follow their passion no matter what, It’s apparent in the way she speaks of them that they are her gold. When you are in her home you can even feel the free spirit of great energy and greater love and it’s absolutely contagious. I had a chance to catch up with Tierney and ask her a few questions! Here is what we talked about…..

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JL: How would you describe your style?
Tierney Gearon: Creative, artistic, bohemian and colorful.
 
JL: What are your must-have beauty products?
TG: I have terribly dry skin—so all my organic oils are a must.
 
JL: Do you have any daily rituals that you can’t live without?
TG: Exercise is an absolute must. I mostly hike and do yoga–we also just moved to a beach farm
lifestyle and so my new favorite thing is to walk the goats and sit with the chickens; it keeps me grounded continually.

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JL: What has been the most exciting part of your career so far?
TG: Commercial photography wise, the biggest challenge I have ever had to do is when I had to shoot the Oscar Issue for the New York Times Magazine; we had to also shoot little vignette videos. I had an hour to do each person and it was the first time I had ever done film so I had to come up with the concepts and make it all happen. Working with such a large crew was also not easy, I am a one woman show, but we did it and we did an amazing job!
 
JL: Being a mother of four, how do you balance your work, creativity and motherhood?
TG: I don’t know, some how I just do it! I just don’t think about it. I take care of myself but my children come first hands down.
 
JL: As a woman who has achieved so much, how important has the support of other women been to your career?
TG: I think the biggest support is the belief in one’s self and taking care of yourself. I know what it feels like to support my female friends and I am very empowered by it, in turn I’m encouraged to support myself.

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JL: Who has been most inspirational to you in your work and life?
TG: My own life story. My family and children inspire me.
 
JL: What advice would you give to other women you wish someone would have told you?
TG: Learn how to take care of yourself and to say “yes” to as much as you can without hurting yourself or others!

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Q & A: Caroline Vreeland: Flawless Songstress

I am so excited to share this interview with Caroline Vreeland. She is not only an incredibly gorgeous, talented, and smart woman, she is a force. It is rare to meet such a beauty with an inner kindness that is so palpable. She is an inspiration and I am so excited to watch this babe’s career skyrocket! Oh and by the way … she happens to be Diana Vreeland’s great granddaughter—one of the most formidable women of all time!

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JL: How would you describe your style? 

CV: Minimal, boyish, easy

JL: What are your must-have beauty products?

CV: Right now I love January Labs eye cream, Korean collagen eye pads, Aquaphor on everything, Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizing balm, & Glossier rose water spray

JL: Do you have any daily rituals that you can’t live without?
CV: Face timing my sister, green tea from Alfred, and taking a selfie with my boyfriend for the
app “Everyday.”

 

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JL: What has been the most exciting part of your career so far?

CV: Having people come up to me on the street and tell me my music has meant something special to them! And shooting for Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion book (twice!) was a huge milestone for me as well.

JL: What inspires most of the songs you write about?

CV: It can be anything from a fight with a friend, to the art I see, or the book I’m reading; anything & everything inspires me. I’m like a freak with too much empathy. For instance, I will see someone in a painting. A farm girl maybe. Then I’ll daydream about what her life was like-no … it’s more like I’ll feel her life as if it were my own. Deeply. I really feel these people! Then I’ll build a world in my mind of what a day in her life is like or what she’s going through, and I the somehow write a song about it! So although something may not have happened to me specifically, I can truly feel like I’ve been there, felt those emotions, so, in a way, all I come across becomes a part of me.

JL: As a woman who is building a career, how important is the support of other women?Who has been most inspirational to you in your work and life?

CV: Successful, confident women provide a sense of security to those searching to find love for themselves. One of the most inspirational things that has happened to me is having girls write messages to me explaining how I’ve given them a sense of pride in their bodies or big boobs, or the way they carry themselves, or in the idea that they can express themselves the way they want to. The number of followers one has on Instagram doesn’t matter. What matters is that I could have some kind of influence on women. One girl wrote to me last week saying she’s always hated the scar on her face but since seeing how I embrace the scar on my forehead, she’s learned to find the beauty in hers. This brought tears to my eyes. This, to me, is the importance of influence through social media.

JL: What advice would you give to other women you wish someone would have told you?

CV: Never give up on what matters to you, never give in to what you are not, and never compromise who you are at your core. Be kind to everyone and I mean everyone because you never know what someone’s truly going through, and a small kindness from you could change their day or even their life.

JL: Lastly, your Great Grandmother Diana Vreeland is one of my favorite icons of
all time, how has she influenced your life?

CV: I’ve said this before but it is the bare bones truth. Nanina (as we call Diana in my family) is in my blood, a part me, flowing through me. It sounds crazy but I know she is inside me, guiding me. Because of her I am not afraid to be imperfect and brave.

For more insight, check out her website www.carolinevreeland.com

Catching the ZzZz

According to an exclusive Women’s Health survey, nearly 80 percent of women have trouble sleeping at least a few times a month while 23 percent have issues almost every night. What’s worse, per the National Sleep Foundation, half of all women regularly wake up feeling unrefreshed, which can strain the body, exhaust the mind, and increase risks for ailments such as diabetes and depression. So how do we sleep better? We are going to take a look at busting some myths and finding out some truths. f19471e774fc34d438d00af8a2ef2b46

Catching up on sleep: While it’s tempting to sleep in on weekends, keeping a regular sleeping schedule seven days a week will help you fall asleep at night.

Working out at night: Exercising regularly does make it easier to fall asleep but be sure to finish working out at least three hours before bedtime—preferably in the afternoon. Exercise raises your body temperature and it takes about six hours to get back to normal temperature and cooler body makes it easier to fall asleep.

Resting for your brain: Generally we tend to think our minds need rest but it’s primarily our body; our brain still is working while we are asleep.

Alcohol: While drinking alcohol does make you tired and put you to sleep, drinking ultimately disrupts and fragments your night’s sleep, which causes waking up in the middle of the night.

Bedroom: To strengthen the association between bed and sleep, try not to add any activities that say otherwise in your bedroom—like watching TV or working on your computer.

Whether it’s breaking a habit or starting one, hopefully some of these truths can provide a better night’s rest for you. Reap the important health, body and mind benefits good sleep can provide by ensuring your nighttime slumber is up to snuff.

Photo by: Irving Penn, found: lacloserie.tumblr.com

A Tribute to our Artist – Lucas Risé

283523_10150275020493672_4787958_nI have always had an attraction to South American style and art, which is why I so enjoyed working with Argentinean artist, Lucas Risé, on the design of our art work and logo. It is evident from his creations that, as he says, he views the world through colors. Painting signs and murals in Buenos Aires since a very young age, Risé focuses on art that interacts with its surrounding environment. He has designed vibrant textile patterns and has an impressive commercial portfolio, but his true passion lies in dimensional art.

PHOTOS-1During his adolescence he painted street signs, his first incursion in painting. He studied Graphic Design in the Design and Urbanism School of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His unique style matured during his travels and experiences in South America, Africa, the United State and Europe. Painting street signs and murals in Buenos Aires since the age of 12, Risé focuses on art that interacts, that transforms from different angles to become a universe of its’ own. His dimensional art has been featured in publications and capitals the world. In 2006 he was a finalist in the prestigious National Art Awards (Buenos Aires) for a functional sculpture featuring 20,000 individually painted pieces and belongs to numerous international private collections.

His signature “Sans Parapluie, in French means without an umbrella, was inspired by his 3 year-trip around different countries. You will find it written inside all of his custom cabinets

Click here to view his website and the many publications that have featured his innovative work. Pay special attention to the vibrant color he uses. Thank you for your inspiration, Lucas.