Friday, December 7, 2012

Lovely Jubilee is undergoing a makeover! is undergoing a makeover
Please check back in the new year to learn more about how Lovely Jubilee can tell your story!

In the meantime please visit our Facebook Page to take a peek at some of our projects.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Taking Note: Celebrate small milestones and relish in large ones

photo by chaz cruz

Two years ago today, I said 'I do' to the most amazing man. He has not only been my rock, but has also been my number one fan over the past couple of years- especially with Lovely Jubilee. He is of course the VP :)

I admit, there are days where I forget to say "thank you",  "I appreciate you", etc... But now, more so than ever, do I realize how much I appreciate all he does for me, for us, and for Lovely Jubilee. Thank you babe! Here's to many more years of growing and falling in love with each other all over again...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Taking Note: Good things come to those who...

I've always had an uneasy feeling anytime I heard the saying "Good things come to those who wait". Patience is definitely a virtue, but gumption is another one that I value just as much. Hard work and pushing through closed doors has proved positive time and time again for me, and I can't imagine any success without hard work.

I'm currently working on a few projects at the moment, and one of them has me at the edge of my seat! As I type, Lovely Jubilee is going through a bit of a makeover :) This past year, has served its purpose to captivate and briefly inform its visitors. And now the talented minds behind DL/sh Design are once again creating something magical for me and painting me a lovely website! With a ton of reflection, and tons and tons of self assigned homework I hope to bring forth a clearer image of what Lovely Jubilee is capable of and what our future holds. So definitely keep your eyes pealed in the next month or so for some changes... all good I promise. Lovely Jubilee is putting on her big girl shoes for 2012 :)

If there is anything that you wish to see more of or even see at all on the new website... please send over a note to!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Inside//Out - A Beauty Editorial for Utterly Engaged Magazine Issue. 20

 If you follow me on twitter, you'll remember this behind the scenes pic I posted a little while back? Well it was from a shoot that I styled for Utterly Engaged's most recent issue! Doesn't that table full of accessories just scream fun?! Well check out the beauty editorial in Issue #20 HERE and read below for my recap.

This shoot was so fun to work on. The ladies of UE came to me with this editorial they were shooting, and I jumped at the chance to style this shoot that focused on the powers behind good hair & makeup, and the ability to let true beauty shine through. Unlike most wardrobe styling I do for photoshoots, this one was more about the hair & makeup and needed to be silently but strongly supported by accessories.

Each girl had a very distinct look to go along with her "flaw", but didn't necessarily have anything to do with her flaw. I knew that I wanted each girl to have a strong definable look that the readers of UE could relate to.

I kept the jewelry strong to the concept, but also exhibited restraint to not over style them. I loved working with Caroline Tran, who captured these breath taking images. Also, the artiste's behind the brushes- Amy Clarke, who not only corrected the "flaws" but also brought out each girls true beauty! and Melina Ruiz for taking the vision for each gal and ampping it up ten fold!

Ballerina Mod - Twiggy meets ballerina. Love love loved this look! Lauren's goregeous eyes and oval shaped face made for the perfect canvas to pull this look off. Simple Marc Jacob studs, with a vintage gold and white necklace from the 1960's were the perfect accents to this ballerina mod look.

 Soft Whispers - Soft, light, airy, romantic. Sara's long flowy hair and sweet demeanor solidified this look for me. It was all about long wavy curls, soft blushes and lashes for her! This pearl bib necklace (made by her! made for the perfect way to add some soft whispers to her look.

 Miami Babe - Hold the phone! Talk about one hot mama :) I channeled Lucia's inner Miami mamma- big hair, hot pink lips, and big flashy aqua/gold earrings by Kendra Scott were the perfect way to amp up this Miami Babe's look.

 Hollywood Glamour - Lana Lake meets Elizabeth Taylor in this red carpet worthy moment. Wavy curls that swooped across Henny's flawless face, winged liner, a deep red lip, and ears dripping with jewels, were the perect way to channel her inner old hollywood glamour queen.

 Oh So LA - Trendy LA chic meets demure sex kitten. LA glamour is known for its ability to make bed hair and bright red lips look sexy and fashion forward. Such that, this look on Samantha was perfected with tousled locks and sultry red lips topped off with the perfect gunmetal and crystal Givenchy necklace.

 Ethereal Goddess - Effortlessly golden and radiant was the name of this game. Couldn't you imagine Marcela on the beaches of St. Martin?? Gold accessories like this amazing Anthropologie necklace and Nordstrom earrings made this look effortless and put together. I wanted her to have that hair up- don't care... but I look amazing pony tail, with a glowing and dewey look to her makeup. Loved it!

 Last but not least... remember my comment about how I had a pocket full of smoke an mirrors that day??? Well if you look closely at each "look" you'll notice that they're all wearing the same dress! Yes, it was the story of the sisterhood of the traveling dress that day. And for this last picture, I worked with a total of 4 dresses and 2 tops to pull off this neutral palette :). Part of my job is to execute a look and feel and to communicate a specific message through the use of clothing and accessories. And with this fun last image I leave you with a behind the scenes image that I posted on my twitter the day of the shoot....
 I told you I had a pocket of smoke and mirrors! :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Featured on Ruffled! | Genie & Dan - A Little Prince Inspired Wedding

Check out the feature HERE!! This was such a fun wedding to design and collaborate on with the bride, Genie from  Petit Plume!

From the whimsical ceremony centered with large white balloons dripping with trims and sweet details. To the reception room sprinkled with sweet florals by Bunch Studios, a custom backdrop we created for the dessert table using the couples illustrations, custom designed table numbers and place cards, to the string of birds fluttering over the dance floor.... this wedding embodied the true spirit of the Little Prince. Our goal was to capture the essence and magic of the story while weaving the bride and grooms personal story through it.  I love working with brides and grooms that love incorporating their personal talents and passions into their own wedding!

Wedding Venue and Catering: Seven Degrees 
Wedding Photographer: Serena Liu and Alice Hu of Lovely Leaf Studio 
Day-of Coordinators: Joshua Chang and Nancy Luyen (
Event Design: Wilmarose Orlanes of Lovely Jubilee 
Wedding Flowers: Bunch Studio 
Wedding Cake: Icing on the Cake 
Dessert Bar: KEA Designs
Bride’s Hair: Hair by Andrea Buhler / Bride’s Makeup: E.Label Artistry 
Invitation Illustrations: Kenny Yamada 
Accessories and Heirlooms: Petit Plume 
Videographer: Studio 205 Films

Utterly Engaged Issue #20 | Coulours of Spring!

Have you seen it yet?! Issue #20 is out and is as be-a-utiful as ever!
Take a gander and flip through the pages... Lovely Jubilee had the honor of producing and designing UE's Leap Year Party Remix this year! Check out the party recap on pages 120-133. I also had the privilege of styling a beauty editorial for the beautiful gals behind the magazine! Check out the Inside/Outside feature on pages 27-41.

It was so much fun working on these projects! Keep an eye out for my recaps on each one and my behind scenes pics as well :)