One of my favorite fashion people is Diane von Furstenberg. Born in 1946, she first brought her famous wrap dress into the public eye in the 70s. Brilliantly, she is now designing swimwear for the modern girl and teaming up with Roxy to influence a whole new generation. I admire her longevity within the fashion industry and I love the fact that she is an over 60 role model for women of all ages.
I thought this would be a fun thing to do. Rumor has it that Ms. Sharapova lives around here. I've actually seen her a couple of times around town. It's always fun "celebrity" spotting, although I would never bother them in their daily lives. So, here's a chance to meet her if you're so inclined.
Hope you're having a great week! Teri
I have a little favor to ask you. Since I've been working with Emily over at The Stylist LA, I've met her assistant Katie who is adorable, sweet, articulate, and just so likeable. She made the top 10 to be the next Fox Sports West Girl and you can vote for her here bit.ly/Xq8CSc
Voting is through April 8th, so vote as often as you can! Click on her stars to "rate this girl." Thanks so much! It'll be fun seeing her on TV and at all the sporting events! Follow her on Twitter @Katie_Wee
One of my favorite people I've met since writing my blog is Emily of The Stylist LA. We've become friends and have regular coffee dates which brings me so much inspiration. The first thing I always say about her is that she's the hardest working twenty-something person around. I'm constantly in awe by her late night tweets and weekend updates all while working diligently. I wrote about her here, which has been almost 2 years now and her business is growing wildly so I must do an update soon!
However, I shot these photos of her place back in the summer and so before the end of the year is up, and since this is my last Beach Nest post of the series, I wanted to share them with you.
Emily has the cutest and best location nest where she lives with her dog, Hurley, a stones throw from the ocean. Owning your own successful business, living at the beach, being young and having a full life doesn't sound so bad. Emily is a wonderful example to me of going for what you want and getting it!
I'm always a fan of people who have an entrepreneurial spirit. I know how scary it can be to create something from your vision and present it to anyone, let alone the public at large. Estelle Shaw is a South Bay local who I met through my blog. I'm so excited for her that she is launching her company and first product this month. I think it's such a great concept and idea, and she's the perfect one to represent the line, as she is a busy working mom herself. I wanted her to tell you in her own words a little bit about Fitness Flower:
In a sentence tell us about the product-
Six convenient exercises, to be done as part of your bathroom routine, that get you into shape in less than 10 minutes a day.
I created Fitness Flower to encourage women to incorporate fitness into their busy schedules, without taking any additional time out of their day.
What do you hope people who use it will get out of it?
I hope people start changing their mindset about Fitness and Health. It doesn't always have to be setting aside an hour or two to workout, fitness can be part of your daily routine. Fitness Flower is "Fitness that Fit's your Life"
What's your story and how did Fitness Flower come about?
Fitness has always been an important part of my life. Since I was young, I’ve expressed myself and stayed healthy through movement. I started ballet at 6, joined a professional company at 16 and was in my first Broadway show at 28 and was part of the Rockettes Christmas Show at 31. Through my passion for dance, I learned firsthand about fitness and the body, knowledge I later built on by working as a Pilates instructor and a personal trainer.
I’m passionate about helping women focus on health and wellness without asking them to devote precious time exclusively to exercise. After years of toning and developing my body, as a professional dancer, as well as the bodies of my students, as a Pilates Instructor and personal trainer, I had my first child. Being a mother taught me that finding time to stay and shape while raising children, having a career and maintaining a home is a real and common struggle. I didn’t want to sacrifice fitness, and I didn’t want other women to have to either, so I created the Fitness Flower program. I started with the Bathroom Begonia. I knew I wanted something visually pretty that people would want in their homes, that shows them what to do, and reminds them to do it. It has been a long process of finding the right illustrator, material, package design, production facility and more, that I have been learning as I go.
Where can people buy Fitness Flower?
Fitness Flower launch event is this Thursday at Shore Fit in Manhattan Beach
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