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Homestead: Out & About New Orleans

Out and About Homestead New Orleans

Homestead is a new mom and pop-style shop in the heart of Uptown New Orleans. It’s filled with superior quality goods for home and life and I’m totally in love! They have gorgeous products like marble cheese boards, wool scarves, memo books and gardening tools with wooden handles. Homestead was created by urban farmer Robert Hohne, of Truck and Barter Farms, and vintage rental company owner Julia Hohne of Mrs. Vintage. I also snapped some photos of the Mrs. Vintage showroom!

Out and About Homestead General Store New Orleans

Homestead General Store New Orleans

Homestead General Store New Orleans

Truck and Barter Farms Shirt at Homestead New Orleans

Antlers and Glass Jars at Homestead General Store New Orleans

Fieldnotes at Homestead General Store New Orleans

Homestead General Store New Orleans

Homestead General Store New Orleans

Homestead General Store New Orleans

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Click Your Life iPhone Photo E-course Giveaway

I introduced you all to Kara a few months ago when she released her e-course, The M. Well, Classes Kara Made has launched a new amazing class that y’all have to know about! It’s called Click Your Life and it’s an online course for iPhone photography.

Click Your Life iPhone Photo E-Course - Classes Kara Made

The iPhone camera is the most used camera in the world. I use it every single day to document my life (and to post to Instagram!) and it has honestly replaced my DSLR for day-to-day documentation. The quality is really incredible and I’m happy to share all my secrets about how to make your photos even more fabulous. -Kara

Click Your Life is a basic guide for iPhone photography and includes eight lessons on lighting, general tips, tips for Instagram, and 5 lessons on great iPhone apps.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Once again Kara is nice enough to give two Ciera Design readers free enrollment into this e-course! Enter below using Rafflecopter.

And y’all, if you don’t win, or want to get started NOW, this class is super affordable for all of the information you’ll be getting! The introductory price of $8.50 is only for a limited time. The price will rise in early 2014 when additional content is added so sign up now! 

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Good luck!! Have any questions? Feel free to contact meIf you are in a reader click out to access the Rafflecopter entry form.Please note that your entry will be removed if you do not complete it correctly.

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Herve Leger Backstage: New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

Hey guys, I’d love to welcome the lovely Carly to the blog today! Y’all have to check her blog out, so much awesome stuff from fashion week including sneak peeks from backstage like she is sharing with us today!

Hi Everyone, it’s great to be guest posting on Ciera’s beautiful blog. I studied fashion design and worked in New York City in the fashion industry for a few years. About six months ago, I decided to combine my passions of photography and the artistic elements I love about fashion into the blog Carlytati.com.

Working in the industry has taken me around the world to many interesting places working with very talented and dedicated people and my friends and family in other fields were constantly wondering what my job was like. What did I see? What was I doing during all those trips to places like India to Italy. The blog is a journey in photos of things I find interesting or beautiful to share with you some of the things related to fashion from behind the scenes. I can’t resist to have some food and travel on there too, that’s just part of the journey! Thanks for reading~~

Backstage at the Herve Leger New York Fashion Week show was full of energy and excitement for the collection. It was a huge backstage area for hair, makeup and dressing, and yet it was packed with people eager for a first look from all around the world. The press was clicking away with their cameras, capturing the beauty preparations. The celebrities were talking with Lubov and Max Azria about their inspirations for the season and getting a sneak peek before the looks hit the runway.

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The models were being made up into the vision of the strong and confident women of the Herve Leger presentation for Spring 2014. Drawing on their signature body conscious silhouettes, the twist was in the pops of prints inspired by polynesian body art. Other details included fringes that moved as the models walked.

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The makeup look was created by Val Garland of team Sephora and was inspired by a beach goddess, all bronzed and glowy. So what were the products used to achieve those subtly smoldery eyes?

1. Apply a bronzer in the socket line to create a natural looking shadow.
2. Apply Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con Plush Shadow in colors The Glam and The Lolita.
3. Sephora’s Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner in Must Have
4. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer
5. Buxom mascara on the lashes

As the models lined up to take the catwalk, I left backstage just in time to watch the show! So there you have it, a snapshot from backstage. I’m looking forward to trying the smoky eye look at home. Do you think you will try it?

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Maine Through A Golden Half Camera

One of the things I miss about living in Boston is being so close to Maine. We used to go up and visit Zander’s grandmother all the time! I just came across these photos that I took with my Golden Half camera of their fish house and the launching of the float one year, I think from 2011.

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The M Photography E-course Giveaway

I’m super excited to be able to offer y’all this giveaway today! I have been a huge fan of Kara’s blog, I Just Might Explode, for about three years now. She is an amazing photographer and offers lots of cool e-courses and PDFs in her Classes Kara Made shop. One of Kara’s newer classes is called The M and it’s for anyone who has been scared to slide their camera’s setting from Auto or Shutter/Aperture Priority over to the big M.

If you’re a blogger who wants to bring your blog to the next level with its own unique photographs or an Etsy shop owner tired of low quality photography representing your amazing product, The M will be a fantastic resource for you! Or if you just want to take better photos of your family, self, and life!

The M Photography Ecourse

This class is for anyone who wants to learn the technical aspects of digital photography in an easy to understand and unintimidating setting. The class starts at the very basics– camera and lens recommendations, exposure, composition, lighting, and Photoshop corrections. It ends with basic tips from everything from landscape to portrait photography and includes free Photoshop actions, film photography tips, challenges, critiques, and inspiration. Most of the focus is on portraiture, but other subject matter is covered. Read more about the class and it’s lessons here.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Lucky for you guys Kara is giving two Ciera Design readers free enrollment into this e-course! And y’all, if you don’t win, or want to get started NOW, this class is super affordable for all of the information you’ll be getting! Enter below using Rafflecopter.

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Good luck!! Have any questions? Feel free to contact me. If you are in a reader click out to access the Rafflecopter entry form. Please note that your entry will be removed if you do not complete it correctly.

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway – Mount San Jacinto State Park

While in Palm Springs we had a gorgeous view of the San Jacinto mountains. We were totally surrounded by them the whole time so we decided to get up close and personal to see what they were all about. We heard the best way to do this was to take the tramway to the top! The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. It was opened in September 1963 as a way of getting from the floor of the Coachella Valley to relatively near the top of San Jacinto Peak. San Jacinto Peak, 10,834 feet, is the highest peak of the San Jacinto Mountains and is within Mount San Jacinto State Park.

I’m not gonna lie, the tramway was kinda scary, it was so steep! But the view made it totally worth it! At the top of the mountain we did a short little hike and then had lunch before heading back down. It was a nice little break from the Palm Springs desert heat. The temperature dropped quite a bit up in the mountains!

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Y’all, this Jeffrey pine smelled exactly like butterscotch candy, it was crazy!

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Check out the rest of our trip: ACE Hotel & King’s Highway Diner, Salvation Mountain, The Saguaro, Parker Palm Springs, our architecture tour and our instagrams here.

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