RAISE IT UP

 
Playing around with the camera in the back yard, I shot this on my brothers skate ramp. He is an Artist and did his first large piece this past summer at a secret skate spot on Mt. Baldy. While my mom and I were in NY visiting,  he and my dad did a skate/art trip. He had to hike way out to a full pipe where lots of Graffiti artists paint and skate, he did his mural the last day. I love it and wanted to share it with all of you. Emmett turned 16 in January so this is just the beginning for him.
My tee shirt is from Zara, Bondage skirt from KITSON, Tick wedge booties by Jeffery Campbell
Enjoy your Friday :)
XX Camilla
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We’re S.H.O.PP.ING we’re SHOPPING

Hi Everyone! Well, we finally starting our shopping blog! 
 Here is a sampling of what we have so far, don’t worry we have more to shoot and will update soon. We will be featuring both newer and vintage clothing pieces we think you might like. The start of what we have is from newer designers and pieces that we have purchased but never saw the light of day. We are both avid collectors of both new and vintage clothing which started for me back in the 80′s when I started to purchase Comme Des Garcon and other Japanese designers.
Come shop with us at
and enjoy:)
 
 
 
 
 
We really hope you will come visit and become a follower. We will post updates on both sites but the prices and information will always be at the SHOP
We love to hear your feed back on what you like or might want to see more of on our new SHOP so leave us a comment or contact us at shopabutterfly@gmail.com
We hope you enjoy shopping:)
XX
Valerie and Camilla
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La Vie En Rose

 
“When he takes me in his arms he speaks softly,
I see pink.
He tells me words of love,
words of everyday.
and it makes me something.”
Edith Piaf
“The Roses in the window box have tilted to one side.
Everything about this house was born to grow and die.”
Elton John
“Give your heart and soul to me. And life will always be La vie en Rose.”
Louis Armstrong
Camilla and I were taking pictures for a shopping blog we are starting and thought it would be fun to shoot her in the cute new dress she was wearing with the roses I got for Valentines. The dress is from LF boutique, by the brand Millau and her boots are Jeffery Campbell. We also added my jacket by Millau again from LF. What we ended up with? Well, a feeling of “la vie en rose.”
XX Valerie and Camilla
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Band of Outsiders and Off To the Slopes.

Wow, We absolutely Love Scott Sternberg’s “highly stylized” Boy by Band of Outsiders Fall Line. He had Fake snow, Parking meters, old suitcases and A vintage Jaguar. Best of all he is LA based:) What can we say, after reading his muse was writer Joan Didion, vintage REI socks and ski wear we thought it a fitting post. As we are LA girls heading up to the mountains today for a bit of snowboarding. Can’t wait to get in the mountain air and ride in all the new powder.  Hopefully we will have some powder left through the trees.  Style.com coined Sternberg’s line by writing that “it gave off an Ice Storm vibe.” We found some images from the Movie the “Ice Storm” based on Joan’s book and some vintage ski bum pictures.
We love the youthful fresh feel he brings out by the use of fur mixed with the Paisleys, Menswear Flannels and plaids along with the colorful ski sweater vibe.
Now here’s a little vintage bump from “Ice Storm” 1997
And Some Vintage Ski bums Enjoying the Slopes.
I don’t know about you but we get the feeling. And soon we will be living among the snow and trees then enjoying an Apres Ski.
If you haven’t seen the Movie “Ice Storm” rent it,  we know you’ll love it for the fashion alone. See you soon:)
XX Valerie and Camilla
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Rag and Bone Layers of LOVE!

These men seriously know how to layer. It is an art to do it right and not look like a bag lady. Love the all the tweeds and menswear wools mixed with nubby sweaters and the plaids.
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All you need is Love

This year for Valentines Day we found some inspirational images that make us happy and Fall in Love with All the Beauty that surrounds us every day. You just need to look between the sheets, so to speak.
The sketch was inspired by this and a young Ann Margret who is the epitome of sex and love.
Enjoy the images and hopefully they bring a smile.
 
Now some memorable movie kisses that we love:)
XX Valerie and Camilla
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Alexander McQueen R.I.P

 
 
 
Goodbye
Alexander McQueen
You will be missed.
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Sweet Disposition

 
 
 
 

dis⋅po⋅si⋅tion

–noun

1. the predominant or prevailing tendency of one’s spirits; natural mental and emotional outlook or mood; characteristic attitude: a girl with a pleasant disposition.     
Hi, first we want to start by thanking everyone who wrote such sweet, touching comments for dear little Jasmina. The service was a beautiful celebration of her very short life. I was in New York for 5 days and returned home late Thursday night, just missing the snow storm. My welcome home was to 2 days of rain. Camilla and I had planned to do our Gigli shoot over the weekend and Sunday turned out to be the most beautiful, perfect day. After a good rain storm the sky’s are always bright blue and the clouds all white and fluffy. It’s like the rain washed away the smog. We named the shoot Sweet Disposition because that is the way we are choosing to live from now on. We were inspired by Jasmina and how she chose to live her short life.
With the shoot we wanted to capture the Gigli feeling but make it wear now. We mixed our vintage Gigli skirt with a midnight blue Vintage jacket. Underneath was a Cerulean blue slip from Anthropolgie and a taupe wrap knit top by Velvet. Then we added knee hi’s from American Apparel and Shoes by Jeffery Campbell from LF Boutique. The outfit was topped off with a hat by Billabong. Yes, I said Billabong, it just goes to show that you can find great pieces from lots of brands, even the surf industry. We bought the hat a while ago at this great little boutique in Manhattan Beach called The BeeHive.
In case you haven’t heard LF Boutique is have their “Only Sale of The Season” with markdowns at 60% off. That’s where we just bought the Jeffery Campbell shoes in this shoot.
Now a Big thank You to Rock and Revolution for the best blog award
So here are a few of the blogs we love and would like to pass this on to.
Well, this has been way to long of a post I hope you enjoy:)
XX Valerie and Camilla
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In Memory of a True Princess, Jasmina

For those of you who have been following our blog a while, we introduced you to Jasmina back in November, when Camilla and I designed, made and were selling Tee Shirts to raise money for her. Jasmina was diagnosed with NK leukemia January 20th of 2009. During the year of battling the disease she captured the hearts of anyone who crossed her path. On January 27 at 10:55 pm Jasmina lost her battle. She was six years old.
We have know Jasmina since she was 4 months old and every time we visited NY she would make us fall in love all over again. I had always pictured Jasmina to grow up and become a diva fashion model, one who would rival Naomi Campbell. She loved putting on fashion shows and was so good at it too. I remember when her mom Thea was teaching her the fashion Alphabet  A- Alaia , B- Balenciaga,
C- Chanel, D – Dior etc…
In December she was given the chance to meet President Obama through the make a wish foundation. “Jasmina showed tremendous bravery in the face of adversity, and her ability to stay positive throughout her battle was an inspiration to me and to all those she touched,”
Obama said in a statement released yesterday.
Even with of all the bouts of chemotherapy, Radiation, losing her beautiful long hair, shingles, sores in her mouth and tubes in her tummy, Jasmina was always optimistic and hopeful. Even when she found out she had cancer she told her mommy  “mama, no reason to cry, think of something beautiful.”
We are taking a break from blogging for a while to go be with Jasmina’s mom, Thea. But maybe we can all learn from Jasmina, that even against all odds if you just “think of something beautiful” maybe it will pull you through.
The last time we saw Jasmina she was in the hospital and didn’t have her wig so she didn’t want her picture taken with anyone. But she drew this for Camilla, she loved Mermaids.
IN LOVING MEMORY
XOXO
Valerie and Camilla
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Romeo and Juliet

This is a quick sketch of what we are thinking about for our next shoot. Mixing vintage designer Romeo Gigli with other vintage pieces and various brands from today.  We plan on shooting this weekend if all goes well and have a few ideas of where to shoot if the beautiful weather holds out. Here’s the rest of the inspiration behind the shoot and how the outfit and colors of it were put together.
 
 
Romeo Gigli 1988
 

         

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