Last weekend, April 27th, I attended Stagecoach festival in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, CA. A little something you might not know about me is my obsession with live music and how much I love country music. A lot of people are typically surprised by my love of country music, but let me tell you why I love it. To me, music is a feeling, it speaks through you directly into your soul and the emotions you have going on inside you. Music has the opportunity to be relatable to anyone at anytime. Country music is built off emotions, and that's what I love so much about it!
So I wanted to share with you all a few songs and artists that stole the show this last weekend and hope you feel it too.
Photographer - Anthony Baca
Stylist - Bianca Kofman
MUA/HAIR - Cherilyn Giaquinto
Model - Rebecka Palter
Wardrobe - Target
I am so excited to announce the launch of my brand new project, base-ology, with my partner Ariana Velazquez. Base-ology is an online boutique curating the best of vintage and small luxury brands to create one style narrative.
As stylists, Ariana and I understand the psychology of fashion and the fact that putting something on everyday not only reflects your mood but can also change it. We believe that the clothes you wear tell a story and base-ology exists to help others create and live their story in a unique way. We value the basics that every woman should have in her wardrobe while then mixing in what we like to think of as personality or character pieces all while keeping quality and design in mind.
We've put our heart & souls into this project and i can't wait to hear what you think! Please head over to www.base-ology.com and shop our Spring/Summer 2016 Collection.
Everyone, not just stylists, have their special accessories and pieces of clothing they just can't do without. I'm no different!! I definitely have my go-to uniform and fashion obsessions. Today I wanted you to learn a little bit more about me, so I'm going to share a few items that I'm absolutely obsessed with!! I'll also give you a few examples of where I like to buy these pieces if you're anything like me and must have them!
1. Goofy Stud Earrings - I love mis-matched & goofy stud earrings, my current go-to is a pair of silver shower nozzles that I got in Barcelona a few years back.
A friend just told me about an LA based jewelry designer called Obsessories LA. They have the cutest and goofiest studs I've seen in a while. Check out their shop on etsy here.
2. Baseball Caps - this love could stem from my love of baseball or even my non-existent skills at doing hair, either way, I can't do without my baseball caps! My current fave is a faded blue canvas that I got from Gap in the men's department.
Urban Outfitters has some great baseball caps if you're looking for a place to find some fun ones. Check them out online here.
3. Neck Scarves or Neckerchief's - Personally, I prefer to buy mine from thrift shops because the patterns and fabrics are always so fun and unique. But you can get them a lot of places now or even take your old bandanna's and turn them into your neckerchief's
ASOS has a few neckerchief's if you don't want to go on the hunt at your local thrift stores. You can shop here.
& last, but definitely not least...
4. Denim Jackets - I LOVE my denim jackets! I think they honestly go with everything! From black, white to moto and faux-fur collars, I have them all! Thrift denim is a great way to go. Personally, I raid my mothers closet for A Lot of my denim jackets, but brands like Madewell, J Brand or even H&M you can find some decently priced denim jackets.
My favorite place to shop re-purposed denim is a local San Diego brand, Tipsy & Trendy. Check out their outerwear here.
These are a few of the things that make up my personal uniform. Add in my favorite black 9" waist denim pants and a v-neck tucked in and you've got a Bianca Rose outfit. :) -- TaTa, for now
The Back Story:
Some of you who know me or have read my story, know that I got into this industry in a very round about and unconventional way. What I love about this industry, is that is fuels, breeds, and encourages unconventionality, so I started off right on track, in my opinion. I stumbled into this field because of the passions I have and those passions were fueled, in part, by witnessing and experiencing other passion throughout the world.
The turning point, that I can pin down, was my first trip to Europe when I was a Junior in college. I've always had these passions, but I never thought I could do anything with them, until then. This trip opened my eyes to adventure (although I've always had an adventurous streek in me) and encouraged me to try something new. While in Europe, I was studying communications and developing a research project for my International Studies minor. These 2 things alone were so far different than anything I'd focused on in academics for my 1st 3 years in college. It was a breath of fresh air to not have to think about the human body and it's recovery process.
In the end, upon arrival back in the states, I declared "I will not go to grad school to pursue my DPT". You can just imagine the heads that exploded when I decided this, trust me, I was met with far more opposition than I expected. But everything worked out in the end because all those pieces have led me here, pursuing my passion every day!
I've picked out 3 photos from the Europe trip below that really capture the transition I had into this field and the feelings I was forming while abroad.
Now that you know the back story, let's talk about passion...
I have a passion for fashion, creativity, art and travel. These things all intertwine for me and are fueled when I encounter more passion. I wanted to share a few of those passions that drive my passion. It's a combination of people, places, and experiences.
Other Creatives -
Alright, I've talked too much... hope you know a little bit more about the inner-workings of my mind and that I encouraged you to think further, do more, and step outside the lines.
Yours in Style,
Last week I traveled up to Los Angeles to a sample sale for Objects Without Meaning & since we were already in LA, we decided to make the most of it. This included a trip to the flower market, and a stop at Papillion Art Gallery for their latest exhibit by Zoe Buchman. The instillation is a collection of hanging vintage lingerie hand-embroidered with vulgar rap lyrics. The Juxtaposition, beauty and over feeling of the exhibit was absolutely amazing!! If you're around the area, I recommend a stop in while it's still here in LA. You can read more about the exhibit over at Papillion Art Gallery website. In the meantime, here are a few photos I snapped on my phone while I was there.