Photos by Kourosh Karimkhany
We’ve got a lot to cover in today’s post so let’s get started. Isn’t it funny how pretty much every instructional video begins that way? Anyway, I have been wanting to shoot photos at Shelldance Orchid Gardens since the moment I laid eyes on it about four years ago when we first moved to Pacifica. It’s a magical place with long, steamy greenhouses packed with flowers and succulents, plus event spaces that are crying out for the kaftan party I’ve been contemplating (who’s in?). The woman who owns the nursery, Nancy Victoria Davis, is amazingly patient with toddlers who run around screaming, and, even better, she can help you keep an orchid alive indefinitely.
Next up is this denim jumpsuit straight out of the ’70s that I bought recently at Wallflower, my current favorite vintage shop in SF. I got myself 100% ready for the Governors Ball this weekend with items I found at that beautiful place.
Last but certainly not least is the ocean clutch I’m carrying in these photos, which was designed by Protland-based photographer and illustrator Leah Flores. It’s the reason for the—drumroll—$100 RedBubble giveaway! RedBubble recently launched a new street style line of apparel and accessories, including skirts, scarves, leggings, pouches, drawstring bags and tops. The “Art in Motion” collection features original art transferred onto clothing, and it all looks pretty amazing. Want $100 to snap up some of these goodies? You could win just that by simply following Stylenik on Instagram, and entering their raffle below. You have until June 9 to enter!
See, I told you we had a lot to cover! Here are a few more photos from the gardens. It’s such an amazing spot to shoot, and Nancy not only tolerated us but offered to help with props. Love her and this place.