It's always such a pleasure to collaborate with talented people, and this shoot was no exception! Stephanie Larimer of Ruby Francis clothing has been a friend of mine for a year or so, and I've become such an admirer of what she does. We decided to team up and share booths at a few music festivals this year, and what better excuse for putting on a fashion shoot pairing her clothing with my accessories! A day spent scoping out locations and a few evenings scouting handsome men, and we were set! Josh Nichols of Kink Hair brought his team of hair and makeup experts, and it was on! Of course it wouldn't be a successful shoot without the ridiculously talented Sandy Gutierrez. She's such a pleasure to work with and takes such stunning pictures. I hope you love what you see, and hopefully we'll meet on the road at a music festival soon!
I have some exciting news! As most of you already know, I left my position as co-owner of the Foundrie back in March. What you may not know is that I'm working to open my own store in historic downtown Waterloo, IL! My husband and I bought a 100 year old building with a wide open store front and apartment above.....which we now live in! The store will be called Philomena and Ruth, after my grandmas. We'll carry handcrafted and independently produced clothing, accessories, jewelry, and housewares from the best artisans both local and nation wide! The opening is set for March 2015, and I could not be more excited to share it with you all! In the meantime, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. Check out our website for all the info!
I had an amazing shoot with photographer Sandy Gutierrez and models Jessica Sikes and Katie Zelle. We were going for a music festival gypsy vibe featuring my accessories paired with shorts and kimonos by Victrola. I'm soooo in love with the way they all turned out! What do you think?!?!?
I did a quick photo shoot today with the gorgeous Reagan and Kendra. I'm so ready for spring, and I just couldn't wait to show you all what I've got in store! As always, I'm keeping it sweet, yet edgy, with leather, studs and fringe! All of my new items will be up for grabs on etsy and in boutiques soon!
My latest photo shoot pics are finally here! A huge thanks to my fav models Kirsten and Kendra for workin' it....as always! It was also nice to take a break from behind the camera this time. I let Michelle Hudgins from Green Wall Studio work her magic. In. Love. I'll be posting the rest of the pics soon. In the mean time, head on over to my facebook page for a complete look book.
So I've been a bit AWOL with my new business venture at The Foundrie. But have no fear, Just Liv is still alive and well! Most notably in April's issue of St. Louis's own ALIVE Magazine. They recently featured one of my Peter Pan collar necklaces in a super bossy photo shoot in the Loop. A big thanks to Ziezo for helping get my designs out there! Also, show season is getting to be in full swing, so check out my new Upcoming Shows page to see where I'll be! And, of course, Just Liv is always available in my etsy shop and at several boutiques near you! You can find those on my new Boutiques page! See, I'm trying to give the people what they want! Until next time, my trendy friends!
As many of you may know, I've been helping out my friend Shelah with her store, The Foundrie for the past couple of years. And, even more so since she opened full time last April. It's an amazing store that focuses on handmade and vintage items from local artists and designers. Well, drum roll please.........I'm officially co-owner of The Foundrie!! Read more about it here!!