Naturescapes no. 2 // The Huntington

sunflower by the glossy queen

Wow…spring is nearly over and soon we’ll be welcoming summer,  my favorite season. Before spring even sprung I did some digital purging and found these beautiful images from The Huntington,  which I took back in the summer of 2012.

The Huntington is a lovely Socal destination which features botanic gardens, a library and art collection.  After rediscovering these images I’m inspired to take a trip back in the near future and if you’re in the area and have never been you might want to add this to your summer destinations as well.


purple flower by the glossy queen

succulent by the glossy queen

pond by the glossy queen

The Glossy Queen goes to Berlin!

if you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed i posted a few pics announcing TGQ’s signature thread-wrapped jewelry is heading to Berlin …  i couldn’t be more excited!

back in February i was contacted by Berlin based {online} retailer Monoqi. Monoqi is a member-based online shopping community that targets creatives, trendsetters, professionals and design enthusiasts. They carry a range of striking products – from lighting and furniture, to personal accessories, limited edition design objects and, of course jewelry.

so, how did German designophiles receive TGQ’s colorful collection? rather well my friends. this was the most popular piece. now stay tuned to see what city The Glossy Queen will infiltrate next. in the meantime head over to Monoqi for some visual stimulation … you may just find your next must have there.

oh and below is a screenshot from the collaboration … very cool being written about in German … küsse!

TGQ Monoqi Promo

stop the press no. 2 // TGQ x The Birdie Bowl

a few months back Khala of The Birdie Bowl, a blog about “all things lovely”, contacted me to be a featured Artist on her darling webspace. and when i say darling i truly mean it. upon visiting you’ll be greeted with ever-so-sweet polka dots and a few fine looking florals. so grab a cup of tea and cookies, check out the feature and stay a while!

thanks a million Khala for spotlighting  The Glossy Queen.

birdie bowl pic

Toro Y Moi Live at The Wiltern

Been playing Toro Y Moi’s electrifying music non-stop for a few months now. On any given day you can find me getting lost in Chaz’s chaotic, layered rhythms…so best believe I totally lost control while being immersed – full body, mind & soul – at Toro Y Moi’s final show of the Tour. In my hometown of Los Angeles on 11.16.13 at the gorgeous, art deco, gem known as The Wiltern…

Oh man, it was so, so good. That moment when we all heard the first note of “Rose Quartz” (played mid-set) everyone, from floor to ceiling, went crazy! No question, everyone in the theatre, at that point, was occupying another dimension (thanks for the ride Chaz)!!!

Enjoy this tiny snippet of le night. An unforgettable one…


stop the press no. 1 // an unpublished interview

my procrastination got the best of me. so it seems. but not really. a while back i was contacted to be featured in The Valente. guess, it was just one of those emails that slipped through the cracks. that happens when you’re a bootstrapping, one woman show. i never beat myself up about these things. because i know all is as it should be. so anyway, to make a {not really} long story {even} short{er}…once i did finally respond to their initial request it took me forever and a day to respond with answers to their interview questions. which were actually short and took all of 10 minutes to answer. well, i sent them the completed interview, along with fresh new photos a few weeks ago and have yet to hear back. so i’ve decided to publish this unpublished interview right here on The Glossy Blog. enjoy.


Where do you get inspiration to combine your gorgeous combinations of bright colors?

Nature is probably my biggest source of inspiration. For example, I created a bangle style called “Sun & Sky” which combines a beautiful, striking blue (sky) cheerful yellow (sun) and black (shadows). But honestly we live in such a vibrant world the question really should be where DON’T I find inspiration! I’m literally inspired by everything…buildings, signs, shop windows, graffiti, lines… I keep my iPhone close and on camera mode so I’m always ready to capture objects of interest to reference when creating.

What is the most utilized tool in your workshop?
Ha, ha…my hands! Use them for everything. I’m a one woman show so they do everything from making each and every piece of jewelry to photographing to packaging up shipments. Don’t think much would get done without them!
What bold and beautiful woman would you love to see wearing a TGQ piece?
DJ Rashida. She’s pretty much the epitome of the TGQ woman…bright. bold. bohemian.
If you had to pick your favorite color palette of 3 which colors would it include?
Eeeek! This is like asking to pick your favorite child. Such a hard question but since I must…I’m gonna go with something super fresh and also very retro: Chartreuse, Teal & Orange. I just created a new bib necklace in this colorway and it’s pretty striking. It screams “LOOK AT ME!”
What are three items you cannot live without?
1. Lip Balm…I am just addicted to this stuff, preferably a mint flavored variety.
2. Dark Chocolate…over the summer I went on a 20 day detox but just couldn’t give up indulging in a bit of delicious dark during that time.
3. Tame Impala & Toro Y Moi…both of these guys are technically one man bands and lets just say I’m pretty obsessed. They’ve both got such unique, out of this world sounds that get me super HYPED (ahhh, just talking about them makes me want to put on my headphones and BLAST)! Music (ahem, good music) is a must have in this Glossy Gal’s life!