Stylish treats: De Coeur Bake Shop in Bakersfield, CA

I appreciate style and art in all varieties…especially when it comes to delicious treats!

choceiffel Inspiring treats! Is that an eiffel tower kit-kat bar? What a dream come true if it really is. 

While I was on instagram one day, I saw a post of some of the cutest cookies I have ever seen. I thought “I wish Bakersfield had a bakery that made things like that!” When I realized that the talented pastry artist behind these treats is indeed, living in Bakersfield, running her own shop, I was beyond excited!

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The shop is De Coeur Bake Shop, located at 1818 G St. in downtown Bakersfield. Some of the most uniquely crafted pastries and treats I have ever seen can be found at this lovely shop.

De Coeur also does catering, and if you need a unique special cake made- look no further!

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 You can also get savory, delicious food at De Coeur:

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If you have discovered new food spots in Bakersfield worth drooling over, let me know!

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Stylish treats: De Coeur Bake Shop in Bakersfield, CA

Pieces for on camera

 Wardrobe Styling- On Camera- I always select pieces for on-air that are well-structured, simple, and flattering. Bold, beautiful colors that pop are great for camera and TV. My favorite colors to work with depend on my client and what flatters her. However, overall my favorite colors for camera are blues (esp cobalts and royals); green (unless it’s for a weather girl- she’ll key out);  purples (violet/plum/magenta); and pinks (fuschia/watermelon). White and black can work for on camera if the lighting is adjusted accordingly while taping.

Liberte Chan of KTLA – This cobalt blue dress Liberte is wearing has a great cut on the bottom, hard to see, but you can see part of it in the bottom two pictures. Many women don’t care to go sleeveless for on camera (as well as in real life!), which is why cap sleeves are a great alternative- they give you a whisp of a sleeve, which can be incredibly flattering if it hits your arm just right- yet they almost make you feel like you are wearing a sleeveless piece.

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Cowl necks-  such as the one pictured below- tend to make people “iffy”- and understandably so because sometimes you tend to have to keep adjusting them. If the piece you are using is well structured, then the cowl neck will be too, like the one Gabriela is wearing.

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Pieces for on camera

Sequined blush gown

I was so excited when I received a message from Tami Mlcoch, asking if I could possibly bring her gowns for an upcoming event she was hosting (Beautiful Bakersfield Awards).

Once I got to the showroom, I sent her pictures of my top selections for dresses that I thought could be great options. Immediately, she zoned in on a beautiful, sequined blush toned dress I had sent her a picture of. I am so glad to say that- that is the dress that ended up working!! Most of the time, it is never the dress/piece that the person has favorited via pictures that ends up working out in person- something else ends up working out. It’s nice when the dress you first were drawn to, is the one that ends up working 😉

tami I’m glad we were able to find a dress that is just as beautiful as Tami is. Stunning! Click on Tami’s picture to be taken to the page for more information and to purchase this dress.

Similar dresses: very similar —>  http://www.adriannapapell.com/dresses/cap-sleeve-beaded-mermaid-gown-09190822.html#start=10  ; and a “similar” style    http://www.adriannapapell.com/dresses/cap-sleeve-fully-beaded-gown-with-v-neckline-09190587.html#start=18

Sequined blush gown

Where to buy: Peach floral dress

I’ve had a few people ask me who this dress is by that I picked for Alissa Carlson. She wore it to a friend’s bridal shower. It is an Adrianna Papell dress- she makes such beautiful, well structured pieces.

The theme for this bridal shower was “Peach tones/ florals” , so this dress that I pulled from my favorite showroom was perfect! It is a textured dress; making it fun and interesting.

Click either picture to be taken to the direct page to purchase this dress

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This season’s version; back of dress

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Where to buy: Peach floral dress

Moving Video: Models reveal insecurities on camera

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/fashion/news/a38348/models-reveal-their-insecurities-on-camera-and-theyre-as-nitpicky-as-the-rest-of-us/

I wasn’t expecting to be as moved by this video as I was. These girls got real and went past the typical model talk of insecurities (ie, I hate my big feet; I was awkward in high school because of my mile long legs). No!  Some deep insecurities were shared that I think a lot of us can relate to. Great video!

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Moving Video: Models reveal insecurities on camera