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January 29, 2013

jessica alba

chances are you might have seen the buzz that jessica alba was at alt summit.  i had the opportunity to interview jessica on thrusday and learn a it more about her and the honest company.

ok, lets be real before i get into this interview.  i know you are all wanting to know a thing or two.  one, is jessica as beautiful in person?  umm, yeah x10.  she is even more gorgeous in person.  too be honest (because sometimes i am overly…honest, that is) she is stunning.  i mean when i talked to her i was a little taken with her beauty.  but besides being so beautiful jessica is a truly lovely person.  she was super sweet and easy to talk to.  i didn’t have a tape recorder and i wasn’t taking notes, and since i was a little distracted by the gorgeousness i can’t remember every word that was said but i’d love to share a bit with you:

Question 1 : why did you decide to start the honest company?  the truth is that jessica couldn’t find diapers that she felt were safe, worked well and were affordable (for everyone).  jessica shared with me how she came to a a point where she just thought that constant diaper rash was just something her babies would have to endure and she just didn’t feel that was right.  she tried several brands that didn’t work and some that still contained harmful chemicals.  after doing her research she decided to start her own company and offer diapers (and many other products) that are safe, honest, affordable and yes….stylish (have you seen how cute the diapers are?  even for boys!).

Question 2 : being a mom, a business owner and an actress is a lot to juggle.  how do you prioritize and what does a normal day look like for you?  jessica shared how she has made all three, very important roles, work for her and her family.  some days her daughters go to pre-school, which is right around the corner.  during that time, jessica pops over to the office and takes care of business.  she shared how she loves being involved in many of the details, even things such as packaging.  jessica has also done a really smart thing in setting up play area for her kids in the office so they can tag along and have a place of their own.  things like making breakfast and bath time are important parts of the day that she always likes to be there for special times of the day.  and when and if something comes up with one of the little ones jessica drops whatever she is doing …being a mom is job #1.  as for juggling being an actress and motherhood, i learned that jessica always brings her little ones along on location.

Question 3:  do you have any intention of creating natural beauty products for honest in the future and for the time being do you have any natural products that you love and recommend?  i didn’t quite a get a clear answer on whether honest plans to create a beauty line.  anything is a possibility.  however, jessica has done her homework and tested many many natural products.  in her upcoming book, the honest lifeshe shares a whole list of must have natural products that actually work (can’t wait to get this book next month when it is available).

we even dished a bit about things like botox in hollywood and how hilarious the movie this is 40 is.  it was such a treat to be able to sit down and talk with, yes, a movie star, but also a fellow mom, that saw a need, stepped in and made a difference!

jessica has always been one of my faves when it comes to fashion so it was no surprise that i loved her look.  here are a few pieces she had on (or similar to) that i la la loved :

jessica alba fashion_lalalovely



.01 sneakers  / .02 earrings / .03  bag

February 21, 2012

this amazing space with gorgeous windows
Fleet’s Pools concept is pretty smart
this photograph by Gaelle Le Boulicaut

 these words

polka dot shoes by Marais (on sale now at Pretty Mommy)


July 6, 2011

This entryway | A shelf doubling as an entry table = brilliant

This bracelet | What to say?  Nothing.  Somebody just buy it, please.

This ensemble | from Decade + pretty much the whole blog

Mr. Moustache Baby Mobile | I’m ordering today.

Lauren Conrad’s eyes | I know this is a eyebrow tutorial but I’m wanting a eyeliner tutorial.  UPDATE | Here is the eyeliner tutorial.  *Thanks, Kari*

June 22, 2011

I pretty much need this bike [+ the gold booties] by Public Bikes via Design Story

I’d love to have this hanging on my fridge [have always loved these polaroids by Jen Gotch via Pinterest]

A very real life bookcase with a solid gold light fixture.  See the rest of this home in the current issue of Rue.

This Alexander Wang which is called the Rocco Satchel.  I need it just for the name. It’s the perfect diaper bag for Rocco.

Joanna Goddard sharing her motherhood style which is pretty much perfection.  I’m loving the whole get up, including the Sakura Bloom Sling, which I am convinced just might be the best sling.  I just need one, to try out, to prove my theory.


Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Home” from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo.

This is my favorite song at the moment.  It just makes me happy.  And so does the video, now that I’ve seen it.  Kind of makes me want to run off, become a hippy + join a band.  Kind of.


Simple Lovely is simply one of the best style blogs out there.  And Joslyn Taylor, the author, can be described quite simply, as lovely (and to that, I’ll add super stylish, smart and warm).  I know this because  I had the pleasure of meeting Joslyn at Alt Summit, this past January.  The thing I particuarly love about Joslyn, and Simple Lovely, is that her blog is not only full of gorgeous style but she has great content (Joslyn can write).  And by great, I mean content that has personally challenged me to simplify and to be more meaningful in my purchases and the things I accumulate.  However, it’s a pretty sure thing that I’m wanting some new this or that after I read Joslyn’s posts because she has killer taste and a way of finding the next great thing.  But I can promise that the next great thing is a quality piece of something that you’ll want to keep around for a very long time.

Here is what Joslyn is la la Loving

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A young Mick and Bianca…so, so gorgeous (image via All Things Stylish)

My new Clare Vivier La Trop — I’ve wanted this forever and it was definitely worth the wait…I am smitten.

Coffee made in a Chemex carafe — The best cup of coffee ever. Truly. (image via Design Sponge)

Debbie Carlos’ dreamy, beautiful *huge* posters — They totally transform a room.