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JORD raises the bar for natural fashion!

    As I opened this beautiful wood box I fell deeply in love with JORD. Everything about their timepieces says, attention to detail. Not only is this a beautiful accessory but that fact that each timepiece is one of a kind is just too cool!


I chose to wear the “ELY” series in natural green and maple. The wood is super smooth and comfortable to wear. I love that I finally know what time it is without looking at my iPhone. This series also has the date display which is super helpful!

  It was so fun to examine this watch. JORD was sure to add as much detail as possible. On the back of my watch is a beautiful engraving of the logo and  also the phrase “Born in St Louis”.  Supporting local businesses has always been wildly important to me.



  Wearing a wood watch has inspired my other fashion accessories. This set has been a favorite since receiving my new piece!

  From left to right: Sunglasses (Free People) JORD woodwatch (ELY series) Necklace with Amethyst stone (family heirloom) Footwear (Merona)

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I had the privilege of working with the talented Joshua Kennon on an editorial recently. Check out his blog post and the images we’ve created!

For the hair I used Original Minerals Frizzy Logic and Davines Melu shield. Glominerals makeup was perfect for this minimalistic look.






Model – Ashley Hanson @Ford Models

Art Direction & Styling – Joshua Kennon

Hair & Makeup – Kristen Linares 

Fashion assistant – Courtney Kluge 

Image Capture – Joshua Kennon


Look One – Woven Sleeveless Blazer (Sparkle & Fade), Diamond Cut Lace Top (Forever 21), Straight Leg Pant (New York & Company), Motif Bangle (Francesca’s), Belt (Stylist’s Own) Shoes (Stylist’s Own) 

Look Two – Center Slit Maxi Dress (Free People), A-Line Coat with Zippers (BCBG Max Azria), Inverted Cross Necklace (Urban Outfitters), Ring (Vintage), Shoes (Stylist’s Own) 

Look Three – Rayon Maxi Skirt (MinkPink), Sleeveless Silk Bouse (Elizabeth & James), Lattice Cut Cuff (Francesca’s)


This story is based on the designs from Ann Demeulemeester (Self), Maison Martin Margiela (Team), and Lanvin (Alber Elbaz) for the spring 2012 season with additional inspiration from the lines of Cristian Siriano (Self).  What I respect most, and what captivated me about these particular houses was their unwavering dedication to their heart.  They took a season that is generally projected via bright palettes and flowing fabrics, and created something strong and empowering.  These shows took me to another place, a limitless place where the mind is free to roam, a place that is different for each individual.  They strayed from the path that I see so many houses going down.  A path that is led strictly by money and investors.  They chose to not limit themselves by “what will sell”, but rather followed their instincts and asked “what can I introduce?”.  I believe this is true innovation.  Each of these designers is where they are today due to their creativity, dedication to their vision, and the support of teams that believe in them.  I suppose these images are a glimpse into the world these shows created for me, a place that I like to drift back into every now and then.  These designers introduced me to a whole new world, and for that  they will always hold a special place in my heart.