Yesterday I had a defining moment in my career. I went to Skylight Books, (one of my favorite local bookshops) and grabbed a few new shelter mags, as I do pretty much every Sunday. At checkout, I opened up Elle Decor and landed directly on this page. Yes, dear friends, a full page of me in my jungalow in an ad for Loloi. What the what?!
My heart skipped a beat. I knew this was coming out, but still–seeing in there, in print was really exciting. I looked over to my little Ida, and held the magazine open to that page, showing her. “Look Ida,” I beamed, “momma is in Elle Decor!” She looked at me quite blankly and said, “I want a smoothie.”
Fine. Smooshed bananas and strawberries are infinitely more exciting than your mom’s dreams coming true. I get it. Well I was still excited. And truth be told a smoothie did sound good.
Anyway…back to my kvelling…A few months ago Loloi asked if they could come shoot the ad here at the jungalow I was like “here?!?” I still have a hard time believing that MY little rental is getting this kind of play–but hey, I’m not complaining. I told the kind folks at Loloi to come on down!
I actually really love this rug too.
And then of course there are the Loloi pillows that I’ve been incorporating into every project since the shoot.
I loved the way that Tami did my hair and makeup. I still felt like ‘me’ but just kind of like a mermaid version ;)
And while sometimes it’s not easy having another stylist style my home, the very talented Crisman and I totally hit it off, can’t you tell?! He loved all my weird sh*t just as much as I do!
The whole experience was pretty dreamy, and Cyrus let me keep the rug–which I’m pretty obsessed with. (Thank you Cyrus!) If you love it as much as I do you can purchase the Xavier rug here.
Pinch me! Then let’s get smoothies.
Photography by Taylor Scott and Lacey Land.