#CreateWhereYouWant with Looptworks in Salcombe, Devon – Part One

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I’m back! Those of you that follow my Instagram know that the past 6 weeks have been a whirlwind of work and travel – I have posts coming from London Fashion Week, photoshoots in fancy London Penthouses and all the gossip from my trip to Las Vegas… but first, I wanted to introduce you to a new Stylesmith client, Looptworks.

I met Looptworks co-founder, Scott Hamlin, in Las Vegas at the Downtown Speaker Series, and as it happens, not everything that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, and we started working with them at the beginning of September.

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The company produces consumer electronic accessories (and some apparel and other accessories) and works exclusively with already existing materials. This video from Scott’s talk at Downtown Speaker Series goes into depth about the company and the ethos and practices behind it. I highly recommend watching it.

The iPad case featured in these pictures is their Tiki Case in Buttercream, made from excess belt leather, this colour is available on their website, but it’s also currently available in black on Apple.com here, and is one of their best sellers.

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One of the campaigns we’ve been working on with them for social media is #CreateWhereYouWant – this idea that this world is vast, beautiful and worth exploring, so why (if you don’t have to) spend it chained to a desk – create where you want. Keeping this in mind, whilst I was home in Devon in Southwest England, I took my work with me to some of my favourite places on the planet.

Starting with Salcombe. When I was younger we’d spend most summers down in the South Hams area. We’d park our caravan, pitch our tents and spend six glorious weeks by the coast exploring. The Salcombe estuary is home to beautiful coves, crystal waters and a ton of boats, I love being by the water and grabbing a cheeky cider on the water is simply heaven.

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Later this week I’ll share another favourite Devon spot, but in the meantime I’d love (and so would Looptworks) to see where you create! Follow Looptworks on Instagram and tag your posts on Instagram or Twitter with #CreateWhereYouWant – I can’t wait to see!

Kelsi xx

#UNIQLOLA Part Two

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Earlier this month part two of our project with UNIQLO was released! As mentioned previously we followed a dozen Angelenos around Los Angeles as they shared with us their favourite L.A spots.
Check out all the behind the scenes snaps and find the links to the new videos!

Deborah Fenstermacher: Music Manager

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Watch her film here.

William Hsu: Venture Capitalist

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Watch his film here.

Sol Dance Academy

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Watch their video here.

Salvador Camarena: Stylist

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Watch his video here.

Zuzka Light: Fitness Celebrity/Blogger

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Watch her video here.

Jake Edmondson: Photographer/Cancer Researcher

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Watch his video here.

That’s a wrap (literally) on the filming portion. Stay tuned for more #UNIQLOLA fun though :)

Kelsi x

Handmade Events: Pop Up LA 2014

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Last night was pretty magical. I spent the evening dining with almost 2500 people in the middle of Will Rogers State Historic Park. Best described as a “happening”, the event, produced by Handmade Events, is designed to bring together thousands of people for a pop up dinner, al fresco, for an enchanting evening.

Tickets were $30, and tables first come first served. You bring your decorations, your “tablescape”, your food, your beer and wine and dine with your friends (and your 2000 new friends). The invite stated you must be dressed in white and the location was not revealed until 3pm on the day of the event (though you knew it was in the Santa Monica area)

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I was invited by the Main and Rose PR girls, who were running press for the event. As such our table was hosted, and we were treated to food and drink and an expertly decorated table. The team went for an old Hollywood/Movie theme to honor Will Rogers.

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One of the best parts was wandering around checking out how other guests had decorated their tables, one of our favourites was the Alice and Wonderland themed table (complete with costumed guests) but everyone was in the spirit of the event and everyone made an effort.

It was a really special event (one that Ludacris showed up to, check out my instagram!) and I’m definitely on board for next year, in fact I can’t wait.

Learn more about Handmade Events and their Pop-Up Dinners here. The next one is in San Diego in September!

What I Wore: Dress: LOFT, Chucks via Victoria’s Secret.

Kelsi x