Author Archives: Orphans of Wisdom

Do you suppose?

A little weekend inspiration for you wildflowers out there! Be different babes and bloom wherever you are. Take a moment to reflect on your week and enjoy the day whether it’s sunny or gloomy out there. It’s all about your state of mind.

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Hearts Like Wildflowers

I hope you are blessed with a heart
like a wildflower.

Strong enough to rise again
after being trampled upon,
tough enough to weather
the worst of the summer storms,
and able to grow and flourish
even in the most broken places.

                                                                             – Nikita Gill

 

 

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Meet Ellie Waters

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Ellie Waters was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma at the age of 14

“For anyone just starting their cancer journey; you are going to have your highs and lows, no one said cancer was easy but you just have to show the resilience and strength inside of you to show cancer who’s boss! It going to be tough, but you are tougher.”

– Ellie Waters

Check out Ellie’s #RAWBEAUTY + #HEALTHSTORY

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!

#JUSTSAYING

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Meet @lizflower4

 

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Lizflower is a uterine cancer survivor. She was diagnosed at 26 years old.

“My biggest advice to give to anyone fighting any type of sickness is to keep fighting for that light at the end of tunnel. It’s hard sometimes, it can lonely sometimes, because it’s your battle and no one else’s. No one is going to understand exactly what you’re going through. But remember how strong you are.”

Check out Lizflower’s #RAWBEAUTY + #HEALTHSTORY


 

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JOIN OUR TRIBE!!

Are you from the San Francisco Bay Area and want to participate in a mindful triathlon?
Join us on our first time. We have to walk the walk after all right?

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The event will consist of a 5k, some YOGA and it ends with meditation.

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And if that’s not enough…you can also JOIN OUR TRIBE for the San Francisco event on April 24, 2016. We’d love to meet you all there!  <3

To register email sandra@orphansofwisdom.com for password and go here to register under OrphansofWisdom group. Let’s do this!

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Chiaroscuro | FAST Fall 2015 Show

UC Berkeley’s Fashion and Student Trends (FAST) Fall fashion show (Chiaroscurowas last week and I would like to give a proper nod to some of my favorite designs.

 

Dress by Jiechun (Chloe) Lei

The band across the shoulders, the mix of texture in fabrics and the A-line silhouette makes this dress radiate a feminine type of cool I can get down with.

Designs by Nicholas Murphy

His inspiration :
“Amorphous bodies. Obligations. Murmurs. hjjk highlights, or hi-jacks, agender silhouettes moving through space and our perceptions of gendered bodies.”

Nicholas’ designs were some of my ultra favorites. I loved the soft fabrics chosen when paired with bold makeup and design choices like those sleeves! Initially they took me by surprise as I tried to make functional sense out of them. Moments later, when taking the collection for the art form it was and I felt moved and excited to see more!

Designs by Xin Yu

Her inspiration :
“The pressure of creation and the fear for a lack of structure is encountered by the free spirit as soft as velvet to bring delight to life. Gleaming from underneath the mask is the youthfulness and mischief.”

The velvet used in Xin Yu’s collection gave the line a touch of sophistication while the silhouettes provided a youthful touch. These pieces are perfect for the upcoming holiday parties.

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Design by Xin Yu

Designs by Yang Qu. 

Yang Qu’s collection wrapped up the show and it did not disappoint. I loved the mixing of patterns, colors and fabrics. It felt very high-end. The styling was on point and I appreciated the risks taken.

Overall, FAST and its designers put on a great show. I applaud the hard work that was done behind the scenes by designers and the production team alike. Way to go Bears! I look forward to next semester’s show.

 

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Tiffany & Co. SF Fashion Event

My lovely and talented designer friend Cake, designer for Kajan Cake, invited me to an exclusive event where her designs were going to be showcased along with new Tiffany jewelry! We all had an amazingly good time and Moanalani Jeffery got the best photos to capture the night which are finally here! Enjoy amigos.

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For more information on getting your hands on some of Kajan Cake’s designs please make sure and check out www.kajancake.com and/or email sandra@orphansofwisdom.com.

Macy’s Walnut Creek Grand Reopening

#LATEPOST (video added below)
| November 21, 2015 |

Today was a good day! Macy’s grand reopening was good times to say the least. Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, CA has been undergoing a makeover for some time and today shoppers got a chance to come in, take part in various activities, get going on their holiday shopping and enjoy big SALES!

My favorite moment? Meeting Candice Cuoco, designer of  HOUSE OF CCUOCO from Season 14 of Project Runway. She is one down to earth chica with lots of style!

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Want to see an exclusive backstage interview with Candice shot by yours truly?? Check out the video below. FIDM Social Ambassador Valeria Molina (@FIDM_mvaleria) asks Candice some questions about the inspiration behind her new ready-to-wear line, life after Project Runway, how she deals with criticism, and what is next for HOUSE OF CCUOCO.

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| MUSIC MONDAY

Better late than never!!

It is still Monday out here in California. Enjoy the tunes Orphans!
xoxo

This one right HERE (<–click this link) is FRESH off the press!
Erykah Badu – Hello (feat. Andre 3000)  (<–click this one to buy from iTunes) 

 

Next track is on FIRE!

Mr. Orizo – The Church (<–buy on iTunes)