Dead Jellyfish, Cows, and Oyster Shells and a Homegrown Magazine.

The title of this post pretty much sums up our {Embellish} shoot on Sunday. We went gallivanting around West Marin to shoot our piece on summer fashion essentials, finding abandoned barns, sweet little beaches, and majestic cliffs off of the Pacific Ocean. It was incredible. And the best part of it is that we're learning and growing and improving as a team. Each one of us in our roles has definitely stepped it up from last issue, and if there's one thing I love, it's progress and growth.

I can't wait for you all to see the pictures. I wish that I could include them all in the magazine, but alas, it would be a 400 page magazine, so I'll be posting some of the ones that don't make the cut here, after we launch the issue (coming super soon, can you stand it?).

There's one thing I'm coming to appreciate about this little publication. It's a homegrown project. We don't have big studios, or expensive equipment, or a huge staff of writers and photographers and editors. We don't have a massive following (yet). We don't need that stuff. All we need is a few people who really believe in what we're trying to do - and that is to show people that life can be so freaking beautiful and exciting if you just decide to commit to it. All we really need is some creativity, and a whole lot of drive. All we really need are readers who really get it. And we are so fortunate to have all of those things.

How sweet is that?


I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau 


Love, Camilla

[this picture was taken on the side of the road somewhere, by the magnificent Claire Cella. Kenza Salem is our gorgeous model. and it's one of my favorites]