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dime defined: alana rivera.


NAME: Alana Rivera | HOME GROWN: Formative years, Willits, CA. Currently, San Francisco, CA. | DAY JOB: Owner, creator and soap maven at Etta + Billie. | DREAM JOB: Owner, creator and soap maven at Etta + Billie AND a distiller at St George's Spirits.


MEAL: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, roasted beet salad and my mom's cheesecake for dessert. | SEASON: Fall and early spring, the colors, sights and smells are intoxicating. | CITY: Lisbon and San Francisco | WORD: Love | AGE: My 30s | SCENT: Petrichor, the scent of freshly fallen rain on soil or cement.

Q & A.

Q:  Who would portray you in the movie version of your life? Feature film, straight to DVD, or Lifetime Movie?
A:  Emily Blunt! I think she is one smart, savvy, funny lady. Although I'd love to say feature film, it's probably going to be straight to DVD, not nearly dramatic enough for Lifetime!

Q:  What artists or songs would contribute to the film's soundtrack?
A:  Cat Power, Santigold, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, Explosions in the Sky, LCD Soundsystem and Hall & Oates.

Q:  What's the best advice you didn't take? 
A:  Internships are a must.

Q:  What film title sums up your experiences with love thus far?
A:  Along Came Love

Q:  If your beauty routine had to be condensed, what three products make the cut?
A:  Birdy Botanicals Anti-Aging Facial SerumEtta + Billie Mini Bath + Body Oil – especially the Clary Sage Black Pepper (I use it on my face at night and all over when I travel), and Elizabeth Street Cosmetics Lipstick.

Q:  What is your alter ego's name? Describe her in one word.
A:  Zoey. Unshakable.

Q:  What's the title of your autobiography – using one color and one emotion?
A:  Turquoise Optimism

Q:  Would you rather have no regrets or no fears?
A:  No regrets. I think fear, while at times paralyzing, can be a great learning and growth opportunity. It's something we can work to overcome. From an evolutionary perspective, it also keeps us safe! Regrets on the other hand feel weighty, are harder to shed, and have the potential to cause more suffering.

Q:  What's your definition of dime?
A:  A women who is confident, motivated, compassionate and thoughtful. She has the power to do anything and help others along the way.

Q:  What words do you live by?
A:  Makers gonna make.


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Photography provided courtesy of Alana Rivera. | editor's note: Etta + Billie Ginger Orange Lip Balm and Etta + Billie Mint Coffee Scrub were both featured in the photography but not mentioned in the interview.


happy holi-daze gift guide: one for you, one for me...

i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it actually is the gift that counts. let's be honest, no one is interested in the thought behind a flavored ham of the month club. and if you think that i could use anything at all that is sold exclusively on television at three o'clock in the morning, please think again. the wrong gift can turn a perfectly functional family gathering into the following: twelve accounts payable, eleven assigned seats, ten crocodile tears, nine family feuds, eight sucker punches, seven binge eaters, six sibling rivalries, five intoxicated confessions, four kissing cousins, three surprise engagements, two new chefs [who made the potato salad?], and a raw turkey to eat. i've compiled a lovely list of gift ideas guaranteed to bring only peace, love, and joy. i am wishing you all so much bliss and many blessings this holiday season.

smith & cult:

row one: bitter buddhist | gay ponies dancing in the snow | kings & thieves | vegas post apocalyptic | stockholm syndrome | row two: shattered souls | honey hush | bridge and tunnel | row three: fauntleroy | tenderoni | ghost edit | feathers & flesh


shrug open wave | large knit cowl | arm warmers peek-a-boo elbow | infinity rays | woven shawl

the pairabirds:

flower crown silhouette art print (001) | flower crown silhouette art print (002) | flower natural hair silhouette art print (003)floral hair bun silhouette art print (004)


saco de papel in cork  | saco de papel in glacier | saco de papel in ice | saco de papel in froze |
saco de papel in off white

emm kuo:

baller cardholder | girlboss cardholder | hustler cardholder | swagger cardholder

jennet liaw:

stay humble/hustle hard print

malvi marshmallow confections:

raspberry hibiscus | vanilla salted caramel | spiked espresso | chocolate | peppermint chocolate

sucre shop:

holiday wishes scoops | holiday wishes spoons | woodsy forks | spread joy knives | christmas fair isle forks | christmas fair isle scoops


pentahedron coasters | geometric coasters | cube coasters

old tom foolery:

happy holidays h-62 | christmas cc-36 | christmas cc-35

karolin schnoor:

cactus | wall calendar 2015


be well | wake up | calm down | get happy | get it on

vice & velvet:

christmas tree soap – berry pudding | christmas tree soap – candy cane | christmas tree soap – punch

puma x solange – wild wonders:

puma x solange disc collection swirls | puma x solange disc collection triangles | puma x solange suede classic

erin robinson:

erin robinson's holiday greeting cards are sold in an assortment of twelve in her etsy shop.

photography + image credits: all photography and artwork provided courtesy of the respective brand, company, or artist. thank you – smith & cult | DeNada | the pairabirds x tabitha bianca brown | adaism | emm kuo | jennet liaw | malvi marshmallow confections | sucre shop | koromiko | old tom foolery | karolin schnoor | PLANT | vice & velvet | puma | erin robinson


the beauty mark: alexa lixfeld.

who? – the green juice cleansing, space planning, charcoal sketching illustrator.

what? – the alexa lixfeld fragrance collection.

why? – you create interior spaces based on avant garde minimalism and color theory. there is absolutely no preparation for clutter or access to storage. in your mind, clean living doesn't just refer to your gluten free diet. open floor plans, natural sunlight, and the beauty of raw materials are all non-negotiable. the alexa lixfeld fragrance collection mirrors the vivid contrast of your design aesthetic. constantly drawing inspiration from nature's finest; seasonal blooms and ripe fruits influence exotic collaborations with the likes of white tea, cinnamon, and honey. these bold combinations translate into memorable introductions. even the concrete toppers resemble cityscapes – definitely a reflection of your environment.

where? – anthropologie

fragrances shown: 004 | 003 | 002 | 001

[photography provided courtesy of alexa lixfeld.]


project imagine: perfume tools by jody kocken.

jody kocken is allergic to perfume. this minor setback didn't erase her desire to personally identify with the aromatic emotional experience that is fragrance. music and fragrance offer us significant connections to certain people and events. i can detail my entire life via specific scents and sounds. the perfume tools concept is the answer to jody kocken's fragrance autobiography. a sleek collection of industrial inspired brass jewelry pieces that act as fragrance diffusers, absorbing the scent by way of their attachment to a perfume bottle. the process heats the metal allowing the scent to travel. the final result are accessories that rest on fragrance pulse points, avoiding any skin contact with the actual perfume. jody kocken's commitment to design is based on form finalizing function.

images shown – :01 perfume being absorbed via jewelry collar. | :02 collar, no.2 of collection perfume tools. | :03 bracelet, no.1 of collection perfume tools. | :04 + :05 ear cuff, no.4 of collection perfume tools. | :06 perfume bottle closed by iconic shell. | not shown - pin, no.3 of collection perfume tools.

photography provided courtesy of jody kocken.


the beauty mark: lush gorilla perfume.

who? – the real estate developing, stock market investing, trend forecasting consultant.

what? – lush gorilla perfume.

why? – your intuitive foresight has proven that marketing the next big thing has no promise if the concept cannot eventually transition into necessary function. you have one rule: no risk, no reward. a clever visionary, you determine a company's potential by the validity of the idea not by the first quarter's negative balance. similar principles define the lush cosmetics take on fragrance. even the smallest details impact unexpected inspirations derived from music, emotion, and literature. lush gives perfume a purpose; it becomes a performance without prediction.

where? – lush cosmetics

fragrances shown: sun // furze // sikkim girls // euphoria // the voice of reason

[photography provided courtesy of lush cosmetics.]

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