ABOUT US: Q&A

May 07, 2012


Me: Vanessa ((the fashion gal)), Him: Tyler ((the fireman)), & Our Baby Girl: Charlie!

i hope you all had a fabulous weekend! and that your Cinco de Mayo hangovers are cured. today i wanted to share a little bit about us... to you! i have compiled a list of Q&A's that I have been asked by friends and followers... such as, "who takes your photo's?", "what's your favorite flea market?", or "how long have you guys been together?". i also threw in a few fun facts that i thought you might want to know! so here is a little more detail about Me & The Fireman!   **this "About Us: Q&A" will now be located in the top index!

ok... here we go!

A FEW FUN FACTS:
Me: I love knitting in the car on road trips.
I'm a Vegetarian... actually a Pescatarian {I eat fish}.
I spelt my middle name wrong for the first 12 years of my life... It's Mae, not May.
I played Volleyball in college.
When I was little I wanted to be a professional figure skater.
The Fireman: He definitely is not a Vegetarian.
He surfs, paddle boards, snowboards, and likes sports that involve a board.
He has a very contagious laugh.
He eats a Rib-Eye steak almost every night.
He secretly loves going to flea markets with me... i know he does! (he just hasn't admitted it yet.)

PHOTO'S:
What kind of camera do you use?
I use a 
Nikon D90 camera with a Nikon zoom lens & a Nikon prime lens.
Who takes your photos?
The fireman takes the photos of 
me for my "What I Wore's" and I take all the rest! 
Do you have any photo tips?
I do! I personally love a photo that are focused on the main subject and have a semi-blurred out background. So to accomplish this look I shoot with a pretty wide aperture {anywhere from 1.5-4 depending on the situation}.

WORK:
How do you guys bring home the bacon?
Me: After years of working in the fashion industry I have held many different jobs and titles from Buying for large corporations to Managing high-end retail boutiques. I've now branched off to work for myself as a Personal Wardrobe Stylist & Fashion Consultant. Which means I spend a lot of time in my clients closets or shopping for them to help build their fabulous wardrobes. I also work as a Wardrobe Stylist for editorial photo shoots and ad campaigns. Working with clothing and staying in the loop on all current trends has opened the door of Trend Reporting. I write a monthly LA Trend Report for a couple east coast companies. And that's what I do!
The Fireman: Well, he's a fireman {& a Paramedic}! He has worked for a station in the LA area for the past 8 years and loves helping people. He's a keeper.

A {little} HISTORY:
Where we're you two born & raised?
Me: Redondo Beach, CA
The Fireman: Hermosa Beach, CA & Ventura, CA
Have you ever lived in another country?
Yes! I studied in London for 8 months in college... It was amazing. Such a cool city!
Where do you two love-birds live now?
Redondo Beach in a cute little beach cottage with our pup Charlie!
How long have you guys been together?
 almost 4 years :)
 
SHOPPING: 
What are your favorite Flea Markets?
I love the Long Beach Flea Market. I have scored many many times there. It's just big enough to get some good variety, but not too big were I feel like I can only make it through two rows. I also like the Rose Bowl... but that is one large Flea Market.
Where are your favorite places to shop in LA? 
I will have to turn this question into a post... Because my answer is a little too long. Stay tuned. 
Do you shop Sample Sales?
Yes! I started shopping at Sample Sales {monthly} with my mom & grandma when I was 7 years old. I credit those treasure hunts {and stylish ladies} for my original interest in the fashion industry. 
 
FOOD: 
What's your favorite kind of food?
Me: Thai, Indian, Japanese, Farm-to-Table and Mexican. I can't choose. (oh, and I really love sweets too!)
The Fireman: Meat... & Farm-to-Table. 
What is Farm-to-Table?
It's local fresh food that is now being prepared in local hot spots... like GJelina & Tin Roof! YUM.
Where are your favorite places to eat in LA?Oh, that's tough. I'll have to turn this into a blog post too. Stay tuned. 
How many nights a week do you guys cook at home?
Well this all depends on how many nights the fireman is home. I would say we cook at home about 80% of the time... 10% is take-out... & the other 10% is a date-night. (we like cooking while watching Chopped... or any other good cooking show.)


STYLIST TOOLS:
What are your favorite Stylist Tools right now?
-I love 
Top Stick. It's the best double sided tape in the world! (it's made to hold toupee's on!)
-AeroTan by Big Sexy Hair. This is the best spray-tan-in-a-bottle if you need a last minute (natural-looking) tan. I use this on my legs if I want to a skirt or dress when i'm a little to pale. This stuff works.
-Mini Hand Steamer from Bed, Bath & Beyond. It's the best little steamer in the world! I use it at home only, when I need to only steam one or two things quickly. And this steamer has some major power... I'd say just as much (if not more) them my big industrial steamer. It's the real deal.



well i hope this isn't TMI and you all enjoyed getting to know us a bit better!
xo, Vanessa (the fashion gal)

17 comments:

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

I love this post Vanessa, it's so nice to get to know you better.

The view from my last post is from Romania {the country where I live}, a mountain retreat Sinaia with the Peles Castle.

Natali said...

Wow, very interesting facts about you guys, lots of fun information :) You two are a great couple!

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Always Maylee said...

Loved getting to know more about you guys!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Anonymous said...

Wow...when do you find time to write this blog?
I really enjoy it and nice to know you better...thanks for the good info on just about everything!

TheTinyHeart said...

I loved this post! It was fun getting to know you guys a little bit better. Charlie is adorable!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

GingerPeachT said...

Loved this!! I think I'll look into that self tanner hah

Anna G said...

Your so cute. I think it's sweet to read more about you and your fireman.

vanessa (the gal) said...

thanks gals!! i'm so happy to hear that it wasn't TMI ((too much info!)). pheeeew.

Kira said...

Great post, I feel like I know you better now :)

Amy K said...

I love this and I love your blog. I think we should follow each other! http://amyklundt.blogspot.com/

Much Love

The Jones said...

Aw that was so much fun to read! And what a darling picture, you two look adorbs.

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Awesome Q&A, I also am a HUGE fan of aerotan, it's funny that not that many people know about it! It came out when I was working at ULTA as a teenager.

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

Carried Away said...

I love your job Vanessa :)) Good luck with everything!

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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I just stumbled upon your blog, and this was a great post to start with! you and your firemen sound like great people. I live with my bf, Tyler, and our little pug baby... so our "family" picture looks pretty similar!
xx

kelly @ paper doll theory said...

your little family is so cute! and loving this q&a! i'm curious to know your favorite places to eat and shop in LA. kat and i will be there the weekend after memorial day. so i hope you post those soon!! :)

love kelly

www.paperdolltheory.com

oomph. said...

i enjoyed reading about you both...thanks for sharing! i would love to visit the rose bowl flea market...always see people come out with great finds!

[oomph.]

Monja said...

You look like Shakira!!!!!!
xo

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