Firefly West!

If you follow us on Instagram you already know that in January 2015 we're re-launching our LA office!

I started Firefly five and a half years ago from my studio apartment in Los Feliz, CA. After about 2 years in LA, I relocated the business to New York. While I knew that NY was home, I didn’t want to say goodbye to all the wonderful southern California couples.  Soon after the move to NY, I hired Alia with the idea that in the not-so-distant future she would head up the CA office. Three and half years later, the Firefly West office will indeed be reopening with Alia at the helm. Look for our downtown LA office in January of 2015.

So excited to become bicoastal!  

xx Firefly

Fashion Week Through the Eyes of Blonde Lasagna

"I don't believe in erasers. People are not perfect and neither is art! Blondelasagna is meant to be spontaneous, quirky, sassy and free. Each piece is created with passion and personality that I hope transcends paper."

- Blair Breitenstein

Blair Breitenstein is a Seattle based artist that we adore!!! The way she captures fashion and people is brilliant and we are not the only one noticing this, she is blowing up all over the blogging and fashion word! Check her blog out here, her Etsy shop out  here and instagram here. :)

Oscar de la Renta 

Oscar de la Rentas designs were inspired by the summer of 1991 and the innocent hazy dreams of suburban life. The structural patterns and shapes were modeled after early computer codes and the colors of light pink, bright green and cerulean were meant to evoke a backyard summer pool feel. The gowns were gorgeous, girly and fun! We absolutely loved the cutout floral pieces! We cannot wait to see what Oscar de la Renta has in store for bridal designs this year!!!

Donna Karen

Donna Karen's pieces were red, black, tan and blue, with scribbles, splashes, strokes and sequins evoking the art on New York streets. Her show stood out with oversized hats and sultry bras. As you can see they made quite a statement!

J. Crew

J. Crew's collection was super chic and inspired by nautical adventures. The hues were inspired by the ocean - deep teal, rich indigo and all sorts of shades of azure. Every one of the outfits were perfectly layered and looked like they were made to blow in the wind on a beach. And of course fashion week fans were loving the Instagram's and videos of Jenna Lyons and Man Repeller hanging out on the streets of New York. :)

Opening Ceremony 

Opening Ceremony made quite a splash this year by foregoing the traditional runway show and instead debuting their line in a 30 minute one act play written by Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill. The show, titled 100% Lost Cotton, took place at the Metropolitan Opera house, starring Elle Fanning and was about the lives of models. We thought it was brilliant! The clothes made their statement in the play with a black and white palette, pops of coral, orange, and pink, with a lot of perforated neoprene.

Nicole Miller

One of our favorite shows this year was Nicole Miller!!! Her look came from Brazil where she got inspiration for optical patterns and a whole lot of tropicana. Palm prints, floral prints, tutti-frutti embellishment were all seen walking down her runway. Her pineapple jacquard on a clingy cropped sweater and skirt combo was our favorite! We are so excited to see what she is going to do for Bridal fashion week this year.

We hope you have an amazing weekend!

xx Firefly 

A Few Of Our Favorite Things // September

Can you tell we just came back from Santa Fe?? Although we're back in NYC, we're still basking in the colors and style of the southwest. 

1. Painted Antlers - We always love a painted antlers! This Etsy artist, Lano Amano, designed this tribal print antler, painted with colors inspired by Topanga Canyon: bright fuchsia, marigold, sky blue, burnt orange and summer salmon. Yes, Please! 

2. Robert Blue Mug - Robert Blue is a New York potter that creates impeccable stoneware. This mug reminds us of the beautiful New Mexico landscape and is something we want to see in our cupboards this fall. :)

3. Tribal Rug - Our recent trip to Santa Fe had us swooning over all things southwestern and tribal rugs fall right into this category. They add warm coloring and geometric designs to any interior.

4. Stacked Sapphire Ring -  This NYC designer, Mociun, is known for her unique grouping of gems and delicate touches. We love this 14K gold, sapphire, and red diamond ring she designed!

5. Oversize Dreamcathcer - Our friends, Hitomi Matarese and Charlie Walker, design these incredible dream catchers. These whimsical decorations are made with exceptional materials and each one is crafted by hand. We have used them in our styling before and Teissia even has one in her living room at home. Love!

6. BoHo Coverup - We love the gauzy bohemian clothing from Jen's Pirate Booty. Her designs are inspiring us to soak up the last bit of summer sun.

xx Firefly

Wyatt Wilson

Just a few short months ago we welcomed our newest team member, Wyatt Wilson, to the Firefly family and we figured it was about time we officially introduced him to you. After several days of labor (ah!), with her husband Noah by her side, Alia gave birth to this precious little boy and we couldn't be more in love! He's so cute!! Alia and Noah are already proving to be amazing parents.

Photos by Trent Bailey

Photos by Trent Bailey

Summer Soirée // 100 Layer Cake

We are so excited to share with you our Summer Soirée that was recently featured on 100 Layer Cake!!! We collaborated with The Wedding Artists Collective and Poppies and Posies to design this super fun dinner party that took place at one of our favorite locations, the Whythe Hotel. The night couldn't have been more magical. The rich colors of the flowers, low hanging lights, the warm summer air, and a table full of insanely talented and fantastic wedding creatives was the perfect recipe for a great time. 

The night was really about celebrating our community of fellow planners and designers and expressing to them how grateful we are to be a part of such a supportive and innovative group of people! Our host Lisa, from The Wedding Artist Collective, has begun hosting #collectivegatherings and we're beyond touched to have been involved in the very first one. Next on their list is Palm Springs! We're excited to attend that one and will fill you in on all the fun.

xx Firefly

Our Top Picks // Best Dressed at the Emmys

Last night the stars came out looking their best in hopes of winning Emmy gold! While they were focused on awards we couldn't help but drool over their stunning red carpet gowns! We've picked out our favorite looks of the night and they are drop dead gorgeous! We're definitely taking notes on the trends this season - whether its the white and silver combinations or the bright corals, we love it all. Which look is your favorite?

 

1. Camila Alves in Zuhair Murad

2. January Jones in Prabal Gurung

3. Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad

4. Heidi Klum in Zac Posen

5. Lizzy Kaplan in Donna Karan Atelier

6. Amy Poehler in Theia

7. Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano

8. Hayden Panettiere in Lorena Sarbu

9. Michelle Monaghan in Giambattista Valli Couture

10. Cat Deeley in Burberry

11. Keke Palmer in Rubin Singer

12. Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli

xx Firefly

Moodboard Monday // I am a Fan

Today's moodboard is inspired by our Brooklyn adventures. One of New York's greatest treasures is crossing over the bridges that lead into Brooklyn and getting lost in the endless neighborhoods. Each with their own flavor and style. We particularly love the countless industrial buildings that have been converted into restaurants, cafes, bars and peoples homes. Here, you can find brilliant uses of old industrial fans, antique furniture and incredible light fixtures. There is inspiration everywhere. 

Happy Monday!!!

xx Firefly