Friday, May 27, 2011

Thank you America

What are you guys doing for the Memorial weekend? We are going camping with our buddies up at Thomas mountain. Should be coooold, but perfect campfire and smore weather!!

Most importantly though, I'm thankful today for living in the country that I do and for all the servicemembers who fight everyday to protect our freedom. It's really amazing to think that I'm able to go after all of my dream(s)...and with no limitations. Anything is possible.
So America, you're the bees-knees. thank you.

Just a quick update: the photo shoot on Wednesday with San Diego Rivieria magazine went great! Melissa, the photographer, was brilliant! She was so patient with my awkward, non-model self that she put me at ease very quickly.

Oh!and a big hello to all my new guys are awesome.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rivieria Photo shoot

I'm starting the day on a {glamorous} one. I have a photo shoot with Orange County's prestigious lifestyle magazine, Rivieria this morning. I'm thrilled!! We are shooting at my Los Angeles showroom, Shayna Masino Sales since my "studio" aka second bedroom, is under a foot of Spring 12 fabric swatches and sketches right now. I'll update tomorrow :)

Happy hump day everyone. xo

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy blog birthday!

Today marks the one year birthday for my blog! I was thinking about it yesterday and it's really unbelievable how much this blog has helped me to grow both personally and professionally.
The friendships that I have made are invaluable, and I can't imagine being where I am today with out the support from all of you! It really has helped me continue on in times of darkness. I can't thank you enough.

and of course a huge thanks to happenstance for talking me into it...

all my love.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

social networking

Some excited news last week, the kendall k. lace "betti' shorts were featured in the June issue of People Style Watch. Five days later, I think it has finally has settled in :) I wanted to wait a few days to post this because of all the mentioning I did on face book and twitter.

But this got me to thinking...what is the proper way to utilize each media outlet with out sounding redundant?

I once heard someone say, use your face book account for friends, linkedin for professionals, twitter for the people you want to network with and the blog for inspiration.
But with all these social media outlets, the line becomes blurry at times and/or the people that are connected in all areas are bombarded with your posts.Please tell me, how do you guys differentiate your outgoing news? and does it bother you to hear the same thing on different outlets?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

a few things...

So this is usually not my style but there are so many things I need to share with you today...

1.) This photo from last Friday's Best of North County party, hosted by San Diego Magazine.
( I'm hoping to drop off some samples to the editors this week...I'll keep you posted.)
left to right: Julia, Bianca, Heather, Haydee, me and Brandi. haha!

2.) If you are in LA this Friday, please stop by the release party for the new online magazine, Collected. I'm so proud of my friend Jessica!

3.) I'm officially ready for the turban. She makes it look so easy... what do you think?

4.) Please read about the wonderful things Hardt Haven is doing with the children in Ghana. Read the entire story here and donating just a $1.00 can go a long way.

5.) Check out this new online shop!! Holly's Craigs list is selling the Amanda dress for 10% off!! and be sure to check out the missed picks section...tons of cute stuff.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Balenciaga and San Francisco

How cool is that cake??!

Right, how perfect are those words together?! This last Sunday was my birthday, and my darling hubby decided to surprise me with a trip to see our very dear friends up in S.F! We had an amazing time, even adding in a little work, visiting the charming boutique Bryan Lee. {kendall k. will be there in the fall}
The weekend was full of laughter, yahtzee, real german food, red velvet cake to die for, farmer's market, alameda flea market and a museum visit to see the Balenciaga exhibit at the de Young. It was the perfect thing to get my creative juices flowing... seriously. awe. inspiring.

Now that fall production orders are in, I can concentrate on selling though inventory and sketching next Spring. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!