OLIVE GOIL: Jacqueline Castel

I know that I have told you this before my friends, but I am telling it again – women directors rule!

Alas, there are still far too few of them, and that is why it is up to us all to give loud and long shout- outs, to the fine filmmakers of the female persuasion!

Today I am singing the praises of a lovely lady who creates the dreamiest music videos and experimental shorts, a mystical, magical sort of gal who has imagined alternate worlds and mysterious messaging for acts like Lola Jesus and Moon Duo.

Miss Jacqueline Castel studied at fine schools like CalArts and NYU and honed her directing skills by doing it, by commitment and exploration and experience. Over just the last few years, Jacqueline’s work has been featured internationally, on the BBC, MTV2, NME, The New York Times, Pitchfork, and VICE. Her short film work has been exhibited at The Director’s Guild of America, The Museum of the Moving Image, and SXSW.

Take a close look at her work and I think you’ll agree that Miss Castel has a voice all her own – a strange, slightly spooky, but utterly beautiful – aesthetic that reminds me of exotic lands and outer space and deep woods and high seas.

Miss Castel is a filmmaker that manages to create images you have never seen before, except for maybe in the deepest of dreams.

Olive Goil: Ladies of The Olympics

Oh my I am just so very excited to wave the flag and light the torch and cheer on the incredible athletes gathered together in London for the summer Olympics. Hoorah! Hooray! Go team!

I am going to get out my miniskirt and my letter sweater and my pom poms and I am going to be glued to the goings on over on the other side of the pond.

I am especially excited by all those incredible female athletes in the bunch – the gals who can run, kick, swim, jump, and throw – like nobody’s business. Some of the amazing lady Olympians to look out for includes:

Missy Franklin: Just 17 years old this wonder woman is one of the finest swimmers of all time, a true blue, and fish in the water.

Alex Morgan: She gets her kicks from scoring. 21 years old and a soccer star the world over, Miss Morgan is trying to break the record for “most goals scored” in Olympic honor.

Jordyn Wieber: I am always totally awed by gymnasts and this gal is one the best. She can jump and flip and flop like some sort of super being.

Allyson Felix: Fastest female around.  Period.

Best of luck to all the ladies competing this year! Let the games begin!

Olive Loves: Lulu Organics

Believe me, my dears, I do know how we ladies stress about our tresses, but fear no more! Hair help is on the way in the form of a yummy, healthy, all organic treats for our locks from Lulu Organics.

Give me your dry, your greasy, your split ends! And Lulu will make them right again, bringing back the lush, shiny, lovely hair you deserve.

This boutique company was started by the talented illustrator and designer, Linda Aldredge. Miss Aldredge is one of those women who can do just about anything, from building a fantastical tree house getaway on her land in upstate New York, to creating beautiful artwork, to dreaming up incredible hair and beauty products that make you feel and look, just simply spectacular.

Lulu offers luscious lip balms, sweet-smelling soaps…. and my absolute fav, an incredible organic hair powder, which fluffs and fulfills. Use in between shampoos makes your tresses feel fabulous. And the packaging is beautiful too!

Thank you Lulu for making us lovely!

 

Live Olive: Rock The Boat

Ahoy my adventurous shipmates! Come aboard this grand vessel called the Internet and join me for a high seas adventure!?

As you all know, I am very at home on the waves, hoisting the sails and gunning the engines and swabbing the decks too. It’s no mistake that I am in love with a sailor man, as boats, and all that goes with them, is in my very blood.

I am a seaside gal, after all.

That’s why these styles, which I am so pleased to don today, really hit me close to the heart. My dears, behold Olive Looks! An array of sweet dockside beauties that provide the perfect pairings for sand, salt, and of course – ships of all sorts!

Tugs, cruise liners, sailboats and canoes, no matter! These fashions look great anywhere.

From the deep black military-inspired blouse, replete with  flowy, “good ship lollipop” innocence, to the linen culottes, this is my fav outfit to date.

Just the thing to go from dockside to dinner, the perfect late July ensemble! Add a vintage black leather tote and classic boat shoes  and you’ve got style fit for shopping, summering and stowing away!

Love my look? Visit my Pinterest account for ideas on how you can achieve it!