Snapshot: Texas Hill Country

 

A snapshot from this past weekend on a quick trip to my home state.  I went on a hike with my mom and sister (families that hike together…) at Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg, Texas.  This is a pic of one of the rock formations next to the famous granite dome.  It was a lush afternoon after a big rain– great news for a part of the state in a long drought.  This is what wikipedia says about this special place: “The Tonkawa, who inhabited the area in the 16th century, believed that ghost fires flickered at the top of the dome. In particular they heard unexplained creaking and groaning, which geologists attribute to the rock’s night-time contraction after being heated by the sun during the day. The name “Enchanted Rock” derives from Spanish and Anglo-Texan interpretations of such legends and related folklore; the name “Crying Rock” has also been given to the formation.”

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Snapshot: Santorini and Mykonos

 

Hi there, it’s been a while! I’ve been busy working, traveling, and developing new products and fun collaborations for the shop! Stay tuned on those…

Last month I was, however, in Greece for a work trip and got a couple snaps I thought I’d share.  The top is a crazy, red rock sunset in Santorini.  The second is a Wax + Cruz Cap appearance on the dock at the beautiful and stylish San Giorgio Hotel in Mykonos.  That hat is collab with my talented shibori artist  friend at Jilsu.  And the last was a lovely sunset on my last night in Mykonos…  I was in both places a short period of time, but I’d love to get back to Mykonos in particular to explore…

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Just a reminder…

 

…that summer is around the corner!

image by Neil Krug

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Cat Power: Manhattan

I’ve never even tried to do a feature on where I actually live! New York, New York! Cat Power’s Chan Marshall looks like an adorable badass in her Manhattan video.  This video captures the grit and romance of this city pretty accurately. I’m into it.

xoxo

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Vogue Paris in Peru

How do you work all of the amazing pieces you pick up while you’re traveling into your wardrobe?  I buy so many hippie dresses, scarves, and cotton blouses while I’m out of the country, but find when I come back to NYC, they just don’t feel right anymore.  They don’t feel relevant, or modern enough, but this story gives hope to all the floaty, woven gems waiting to be worn in my closet.  Veronique Didry kills it on the styling in this story shot by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer in the April issue of Vogue Paris. They captured Peru’s traditional layering style really beautifully, but mixed with it with a bold, denim work-wear aesthetic. Lots of inspiration here– so fun!

p.s. check out that turquoise cuff!!!

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we’re in business!

 

I’ve had my head down the last couple months working hard to produce my first product here at Wax + Cruz! I was so excited this week to get the first big shipment and stock our fledgling web shop with the Wax + Cruz Caps!  My idea was to produce something unisex that travels well and could showcase some of the beautiful textiles that I have been collecting over the last year. And here they are!!!  Sweet satisfaction.

Please have a look at our shop at the link above or go directly to www.shopwaxandcruz.com.

AND- to our surprise, our hats got a shout out on mega fashion blogger Garance Dore‘s site last month just as a few samples hit the streets of New York. I love her sensibility and am obviously super honored! Thanks Garance!

We already have some more projects in the works so stay tuned!

xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

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South Orange County, Southern California

Epic day at Swami’s in Encinitas, CA

I had the pleasure of spending a low key New Year’s with family and friends in San Clemente, California this year.  We didn’t do much besides visit with loved ones, surf, and hit up Pedro’s Tacos post-beach, but it was the perfect end to a hectic 2012.  San Clemente is a sleepy beach town, but it is home to some great waves and even better surfers.  If you’re passing through South Orange County for a day at the beach or a surf at San Onofre, remember that you don’t need much. Keepin’ it classy, comfy, and simple is the name of the game.

what to pack

1. Indigo scarves for cool mornings  2. Shades! like these by Karen Walker  3. A Wax + Cruz Cap of course!!  4. The perfect cozy sweater for cold nights  5. Your fav jeans that go with absolutely anything  6. Suede boots for a night out at South of Nick’s  7. This excellent everyday Dream Collective Necklace  8. A great tee or sweatshirt that reads like a little more than a “tee or sweatshirt”.  9.  Local San Clemente brand and all around vacay for your feet, Rainbow Sandals  10. Oversize beach towel by Pendleton because the Pacific is cold y’all  11. Your wetsuit of choice because, again, the Pacific is cold y’all.

Swami’s in Encinitas and an evening surf check at San Onofre (photo by Trevor Smith)

Trev loading the boards (wearing a Wax Cap of course) and a perfect sunset at San Onofre

xoxo

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Happy New Year Friends

Happy New Year Friends! Here is a piece I recently saw on the VSTR site. May 2013 bring you all Inspiration, Love, Success, Good Health, and Happy Travels!

xoxo

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Wax + Cruz Caps are here!

I am super excited to announce our first travel accessory here at Wax + Cruz! Collecting amazing textiles from all over the world is one of my true loves and I have been wondering what I could make with my growing stacks of wovens– I decided on something distinctly and culturally American, unisex, but with a twist.  These caps are made from a variety of materials, mainly hand-loomed Guatemalan ikats, suede, and bit of tweed thrown in.  They are all limited run fabrics, often vintage, and I have to say, I think they are pretty special!  AND they are made here in the United States.  Look for our web shop in the new year and feel free to contact me with any questions–

Below Trev and I are wearing some of the first samples… more soon! xoxo

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Inspiration: Texas Rebel Radio

 

 

I styled this shoot at the end of summer with my beautiful friend Edda P. and super talented photographer Silja Magg.  It was inspired by all the wonderful rebel chicks I know in my home state of Texas.  For some reason I know a lot of wild women there- starting with my grandmother, mom, and sister. Haha. Edda played the part perfectly because obviously there are plenty of wild women in her homeland of Iceland too! So here’s to all the wild ones– the one inside of me and the one inside of you. xx

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