Inspirational Words For This Sunday

Poem by Kitty O’Meara

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

May you find peace and comfort with Kitty’s poem. An optimistic silver- lining. Stay positive, healthy, and strong. We will heal together! xo Jenn

Greta Thunberg, You Are A Leader, An Inspiration, Thank you!

Who I am following and I am in awe of her!

Greta Thunberg, a sixteen year old Swedish climate activist with a mission to bring awareness globally. She is nothing short of inspiring. A young girl that will pull at your heart strings and make you want to do better. Her impact is global and is inspiring our youth. I love the way she speaks and how she has the ability to be blunt and respectful in the same breath. So composed and confident. Greta is determined, empowered, and showing the world that you can not sit back and just talk about it. We need action! Like Greta says, “All we have to do is wake up and change.”

She believes the one small step everyone can do now is to read and educate themselves to understand the emergency of the climate and ecological crisis. The reports are fact based not opinion.

Greta has started a movement called Fridays For Future.

The Workout Uniform

Keep it simple. Keep it focused on the movement. Dress to get the job done with no fussing. I am Lululemon fan. Especially now with the Align line up. Everything lasts! Wash in cold water and hang dry for longevity. Dressing like a ninja mama in all black seems to work for me. Get moving in what makes you feel good. These pieces work for me.

Tank, bra, leggings from lululemon, Bandana and water bottle from REI, Sneakers from adidas by Stella McCartney

Fitness Inspiration image from Well + Good via Pinterest

Simona Halep

Simona Halep, the Romanian tennis star made history for herself and her country at Wimbledon today! She played in the zone. An absolute powerhouse. A performance that dominated the game with her grit, stamina, strength, speed, aggressiveness, and determination. The true definition of athleticism. A body that all young athletes can look up to and be inspired by. She trained hard and respected her body and mind. Simona’s journey is inspirational. Her speech was so sweet. Never stop moving is my favorite saying!

(images from CNN)

Get Ready For Vogue Paris

Mother And Daughters, Three beauties!

It is the little things that can get you excited.  Thank you for print!  On December 6th, Vogue Paris will be hitting the shelves with their special Christmas issue featuring the Birkin clan.  Three women that don’t need an introduction: Jane Birkin with her daughters Charlotte Gainsbourgh and Lou Doillon.  They all are admired for many things but most definitely for perfecting the effortless style of denim, a white t shirt, and a Birkin bag.  A casual and unpretentious style.  Promising to share everything from film, fashion, life, music, and more.  This issue has already earned its spot on my shelf for eternity!  image from WWD.  Can’t wait to see it!

Be Bold This Season

Monies is a Danish company making sculptural statement jewelry founded by goldsmiths Gerda and Nikolai Monies.  All pieces are handcrafted from natural materials in their Copenhagen workshop.  Think elegant yet playful.  I discovered these beautiful gems over the summer but now layering up with oversized accessories seems perfect to match with those cozy knitted sweaters.  I am a fan of Monies and their clip on earrings have caught my attention.   You can find a nice selection on Farfetch.  (images from Farfetch)

Bihor Couture’s Story

bihor-couture

Something good to share!  Beau Monde, a fashion magazine is partnering with a small town in the Beius Country of Romania to keep their craft alive by creating the brand Bihor Couture.

Fashion designers find their inspiration by traveling around the world and immersing themselves into different cultures and traditions to draw inspiration for their next line.  Unfortunately they don’t always give those communities credit.  But through the awareness and support of Beau Monde the story is changing.  The local creators of Bihor can now sell their 100% authentic Romania design pieces online.  Their handcrafted pieces are bold, bright, unique, and steep in tradition.  The Beius Authentic Jacket is artwork, the scarf is fantastic, and the blouse is simply perfect.  Pieces are for pre-order only due to the length of time that goes into each handcrafted and hand embroidered piece.  Quality takes time.  There is no mass manufacturing here in Bihor.

The video is eye-opening, beautiful, inspiring, and true!  I want to visit these ladies.  I want to befriend them.  They are talented and don’t hold back any punches!  I want to learn their craft.  This story makes my heart sing and it deepens my love for authentic fashion.  Connecting faces to stories is how messages can be conveyed.  Thank you to my dear friend, solid liquids who shared this story with me. Keep them coming my way!  I have been meaning to share this story and no better time than now. Discover Bihor Couture for yourselves and share this story.

video @ Bihore Couture and images @ Branding News