Category Archives: WEAR + STYLE


December 1, 2017



Echo Park Craft Fair

Mack Sennett Studios

1215 Bates Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Dec. 9th & 10th @ 10:00am – 6:00pm

EPCF VIP Preview – Friday, December 8th @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

And, cocktails by GEM&BOLT * bites by Lori * music by DJ Pinchy Don!

Also raising money for INNER CITY ARTS this year!


The 2017 Echo Park Craft Fair holiday event expertly curates a new wave of local artisans alongside top international design brands.  

New Artists this season include: Baserange, Brother Vellies, Caroline Z Hurley, Jenni Kayne Home, Kissweh, Lucy Michel, Morrow Soft Goods, Rudy Jude

 The Echo Park Craft Fair, a bi-annual, two-day art and design event, makes its anticipated 2017 holiday appearance December 9 & 10 at Mack Sennett Studios (1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029). Founded by designer and stylists: Rachel Craven and Beatrice Valenzuela in 2009, the Echo Park Craft Fair has become a pioneering showcase for the thriving Makers Movement. Showcasing a meticulous curation of work that spans all categories, this incredible gathering features everything from ceramics to jewelry, handcrafted beauty products to clothing design, woodworking to textile art.

Founded at the cusp of what is now a global trend toward the support of the handmade and locally sourced, The Echo Park Craft Fair has evolved, over nearly a decade, from a backyard pop-up to a vast community event. Drawing influencers and tastemakers, as well as national and international retail buyers, magazine editors and stylists – the Fair has become a valued resource for showcasing products, igniting ideas and fueling creative inspiration.

Both Valenzuela and co-founder Rachel Craven are successful designers with established namesake lines. Together, they have spearheaded and nurtured what has become both an evolving e-commerce business and a one-of-a-kind communal gathering. “As the Fair grows it’s important to remember what it’s all about – we’re women and artists who are supporting each other, validating each other’s vision, laughing, creating and struggling together. No matter where it all goes, how much it grows – it has to remain about that sense of community and fostering a greater sense of beauty in the world.”


It is exactly this sense of inclusiveness, plus a relentless eye for quality and detail that sets the Echo Park Craft Fair apart from other markets of its kind. This is an event not merely showcasing and celebrating artists – it’s curated and founded by artists as well. Expanding far beyond from its beginnings as an intimate backyard gathering, The Echo Park Craft Fair now occupies the entirety of the legendary Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles, spreading across two massive soundstages and occupying an entire block just outside the historic venue. It features not only the best artists working in beauty, crafts and design, but also includes delicious, artisan food and drinks from diverse local vendors, including: Moon Juice, Canyon Coffee, Leaves and Flowers, Alejandra’s Quesadillas, SOO N Food, Gorumando, Lori, Morning Glory Confections, Solstice Canyon, Sun Potion, and Todo Verde, Yo Tambien, and  Zenbunni Chocolate. The holiday event will also feature a specialty cocktail bar hosted by Pharmacie.

Hosting thousands of guests over the course of the weekend, the Fair draws style-icons, celebrities and trendsetters – a creative-minded, discerning crowd who cull inspiration from both the vendors and vibrant communal atmosphere.


Instagram: @echoparkcraftfair



Mack Sennett Studios

1215 Bates Ave

Los Angeles, California 90029

Saturday, 12/9 –  10am – 6pm

Sunday, 12/10 –  10am – 5pm

Entrance Fee $10.00

2 Day Ticket – $16.00
Tickets Available:  HERE

Holiday Party Makeup Prep from Glo Skin Beauty

November 29, 2017

Perfect dramatic, flirty and minimalist looks for seasonal festivities with skin nourishing, mineral makeup from Glo Skin Beauty.

Featuring award-winning formulations, uniquely designed as an extension of their skincare line, Glo Skin Beauty mineral makeup delivers unsurpassed coverage and a smooth finish you’ll love.

In the mood for bold color or a softer, more natural glow?

Dimensional, longwear hues in the Glo Skin Beauty Leave Your Mark Crayon Box have you covered! Choose from an assortment of luxurious lip crayons and eye-popping shadow sticks that line and define your pout and peepers from morning to night.

The Leave Your Mark Crayon Box includes:

· Cream Stay Shadow Sticks in Beam, Pitch and Keepsake
· Cream Glaze Crayons in Heirloom, Chiffon and Dahlia
· Suede Matte Crayons in Rumor, Crimson and Demure
· Crayon Sharpener

Cream Stay Shadow Sticks: This lasting, pigment-rich, cream formula delivers buildable color with maximum versatility for an all-day statement. A built-in sharpener maintains the perfect point to prime and shade the eyes.

Cream Glaze Crayons: Shine perfected. Electric, high shine color combines a luxurious glossy look with intense saturation and impressive staying power. This crayon-inspired chunky pencil, enriched with antioxidant Vitamins C and E as well as conditioning Mango Oil and Shea Butter, delivers precision and convenience in one.

Suede Matte Crayons: Matte redefined. Saturated color provides intense payoff with a velvety finish. Each is enriched with antioxidant Vitamins C and E and conditioning Mango Oil and Shea Butter for nourishing protection.

This seasonal collection is available for a limited-time only while supplies last beginning October 2017 for $85.00 (Retail Value $170) at

You Don’t Need To Spend A Fortune For Chic Lenses!

November 17, 2017

I need glasses!! And before I go spend a fortune on designer frames – I am going gaga over this!

Loads of super affordable glasses! (And contacts if you need them)

I am loving so many, it’s hard to choose. And, they are so low price – I don’t have to!

I mean $27???!!! With lenses?

Brands like…

  • Picklez (for kids)
  • Lunettos
  • Covergirl
  • Ann Taylor
  • Hello Kitty has all of these:

  • All the major contact lens brands including Acuvue, Air Optix, Bausch + Lomb, Dailies, Proclear, and much more

Sexy Librarian!

1970’s Tennis Coach! (LOVE!)

Nerd city!

More reasons to check this site out:

USA based with our products shipping from Columbus, OH allowing for same day and overnight shipping capabilities.

House brands – Lunettos for adults and Picklez for kids – are rapidly growing brands at prices found below  most.

Prices start at $9.95 and with frequent sales and special offers.

High quality lenses – from free plastic lenses on up to Transitions are lower in price and pass all FDA/FTC guidelines.

Free shipping on any size order and 365 day free return shipping – don’t like it, no worries, they pay for shipping to you and back to us so there’s absolutely zero risk.

Sister site,, has the lowest prices guaranteed on contact lenses including an unheard of 20% new customer offer and includes the same free 365 day return policy.

They have been selling optical products online since 1996 with millions of customers.

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 It’s Black Friday Every day in November…. ONLY 3 weeks LEFT – Now is the to time to get your aprons!!!

November 13, 2017


Black Friday Every day in November….

ONLY 3 weeks LEFT –

Now is the to time to get your aprons, so you can look like you know what you’re doing in the kitchen on Thanksgiving!!!

As November is a month of giving thanks, Hedly and Bennett are saluting the Squad the whole month with four great offers! You can take advantage of one or all of them!

It’s great savings and FREE gifts balled up into one!  

Special reduced bulk pricing

  • Buy 50 aprons, get 5 more — FREE!
  • The newly launched Chef Socks : The perfect stocking stuffer!!  Buy 20 pairs, get 3 FREE!
  • A $5000 purchase gets your team + aprons a marketing promotion on our newsletter or a blog spotlight (45,000 unique visitors a day)! In addition, you will be entered into a sweepstakes for an Instagram post on @hedleyandbennett (over 80k followers)! *

To qualify, payment must be made by end of day on November 30th!

Follow the apron adventures!

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B A R K W O O D  C U L T U R E – Clothes for every body

November 5, 2017

B A R K W O O D  C U L T U R E 

Barkwood culture embraces becoming your best self without adhering to what society has deemed as acceptable and normal.

Barkwood culture promotes individuality and self-acceptance.


Weightless  Effortless  Classless  Ageless  Colorless
Boundless  Sizeless  Timeless  Priceless  Fearless

BARKWOOD clothes are designed with the drape of the garment considered on a variety of shapes and sizes.

Extra time is taken during the development and design process to ensure the garments not only flatter a variety of body types, but also seamlessly transition time, lifestyles and seasons.

Women are multidimensional, and so are the clothes.

The lookbook was shot on a size 2, and shot our product shots on an 8 and 16 to show how the garments seamlessly flatter a wide range of silhouettes.

Quality standard is high for our garments.

The clothes are meant to be lived in, comfortable, classic and chic.

Barkwood clothes are meant to work with you, not against you.

Garments are proudly produced in the USA.