Seven Magic Mountain, near Las Vegas.  Photos taken on Google Pixel 2

Seven Magic Mountain, near Las Vegas. Photos taken on Google Pixel 2

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to the colorful journal of Marissa Berrini, creative director, traveler, artist, and curator living in Los Angeles. Launched back in 2010, as Bourbon and Goose, Marissa's blog serves to be an inspiration for those times we’re stuck in a rut and help expand our community to dive deeper beyond the eye candy and more into the soul all while discovering self-worth, love, being present in the moment and creating the life you were meant to live.

ArtSpeak: Alique

ArtSpeak: Alique

Iris Apfel by Fashion Photographer: Alique

My search continues for photographers and lately I've been on the hunt for female photographers focused on beauty. Mainly because I'm going back to my roots in the studio after abandoning the cosmetic world over 6 months ago. I still can't believe that my life used to revolve around branding and product development for items like wrinkle creams and eyeliners. Don't get me wrong, it was fun but there's more to life than a temporary fixes and a bottle of cream. But I do miss the photo shoots with gorgeous models and working alongside creatives like my friend, Kelsey Fugere. Luckily I can still pursue my passions and collaborations. While I'm prepping for a big beauty shoot next month, I stumbled upon Netherlands and New York based fashion photographer, Alique. My research usually consists of many clicks on the track pad or iphone, most likely started on instagram, pinterest and good old staples like Vogue (yes, I google everything). So what exactly struck a cord with me about Alique's work? Her portraiture. I am completely head over heels in love with her photo series for S Moda featuring style icon, Iris Apfel. See for yourself on her portfolio and instagram. Fashion Photographer: Alique Fashion Photographer: Alique Images via Alique's Portfolio and Trendland

 

Self-Expression / 02

Self-Expression / 02

Quotable: Moonrise Kingdom