Tuesday, December 6, 2011

STELA 9 SS 2012 Lookbook

A few weeks ago our team flew down to Guatemala for about a week to shoot our Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook and to meet with our Guatemalan artisans.  While there, we traveled through church ruins, ran across cobblestone streets, jumped into rainbow color chicken buses and climbed up fantastical tree houses.  

When piecing together this collection we looked at old archaeological journals and sketches for inspirtation.  Because all of our textiles are handloomed and the leather is handworked we wanted this lookbook to have that same organic feel.  

Thank you to our good friend, Joshua Ballinger for shooting the images and creating a beautiful video for us (coming soon) and to our model, Kelly Jacobik, for beautifully representing our aesthetic.  Also, thank you to Earth Lodge for providing us with tree houses, green fields, delicious meals and many laughs. 

I hope you enjoy our journey. 

Available for purchase at Nasty Gal and Pink Mascara

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stela 9 SS 2012 - Behind the scenes

We just spent an amazing week in Guatemala shooting our latest lookbook and video.  More photos are coming soon.  In the meantime, here are a few behind the scenes shots. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dinosaur Encounters

A few days ago I journeyed over to the Natural History Museum to see the Dinosaur exhibit. 

This reminds me of my childhood. 

 This is actually a whale and not a dino, but it's still fits in with the dead giants theme. 

Imagine going to the beach and seeing this guy off the shore. 
Personally, I'd be fine with not going in the water. 

Damn girl, look at those thigh... bones. 

Just some horses and a Stela9 bag.

 Also not a dinosaur, but it really made me want this ring. 

And of course to end the day there was some delicious food.

- Erin (aka the little sister) 

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things - Mexico Edition

For those of you who don't already know, my boyfriend and I write a travel blog,  Adventures with Cloud People.  It's really grown into something beautiful over the past year and I thought I'd share some of my favorite images and times from Mexico with you.  

1. Archaeological ruins and tunnels with amazing light   2. Mezcal (but not my favorite thing the next morning)   3. Cenotes are magical! 4. Whale sharks 5. & 6. Muse de Antropologia  7. Hierve el Agua 8. Alebrijes   9. Playing soccer with locals 10. Calakmul minus the mosquitos 11. Markets 12. More ruins and photos taken with my Mamiya   13. Snorkeling   14. Textiles  15. All things Frida Kahlo including the beautiful Casa Azul  16. Volunteering at Oaxaca Street Childrenestfest.com

Friday, August 12, 2011

Stela9 ♥'s Bucket Bags

We are so excited to announce that Planet Blue is carrying our accessory line!  Check out our awesome handmade bucket bags that are available now and stay tuned for the rest of Fall 2011 items to pop up later on this month!!! 

Shop HERE 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sound of Silver

I'm all sorts of obsessed with this silver dress from the Free People Spun Collection.  I always jokingly say that I want to get married in this dress. Although now I think I've gotten to a point where it's not longer a joke.  Each item in the Spun Collection is handwoven out of Italian Wool and Silk and insanely beautiful.   Our store is one of the only stores in California to carry the collection.

Model - Erin Bercovici 
Dress and accessories available at Free People, Americana or HERE