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December 8th, 2013 | By | 684 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Lovers + Friends

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Sparkles, sex appeal and a touch of edge…just a few reasons why we heart Lovers + Friends. The LA-based brand is for go-getters and fun-seekers, so we can most-certainly vibe with this one. So off to Los Angeles to meet the woman behind this oh-so-SWELL brand, Raissa… (more…)

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December 6th, 2013 | By | 411 Comments

DIY: Driftwood Chandelier

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When the weather in Southern California drops below 50, it’s officially time to break out the Christmas decor and dish out some ‘nog. All fun and games…until New Years rolls around and you’re in for the foggy post-holiday break-down. So this year, try adding festive accoutrement that will last beyond that tray of rock-hard sugar cookies. Idea #1: The Driftwood Chandelier. Get the how-to after the jump. (more…)

December 3rd, 2013 | By | 846 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Stone_Cold_Fox Travels, Stone Cold Foxes (and Pugs) with Cydney and Dallas

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New at SWELL, Stone_Cold_Fox adds vintage lace and Bowie flares to some of the most figure-flattering and feminine silhouettes we’ve ever seen. Try on the the Stardust jumper and you’ll see what we mean – it’s full-on mega babe status…babe-alicious, Baberaham Lincoln, etc.  To celebrate the arrival of the line at SWELL, we met up with best friends/SCF Founders Cydney and Dallas to talk about the line and the foxes behind it. Read on for the interview + take a photo tour of their new downtown loft office… (more…)

December 2nd, 2013 | By | No Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Get close to your subject. Since water reduces color, contrast, and sharpness – the closer you are, the more crisp and vibrant the photo will be.

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