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 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!

Live Olive: June Jumper

Let’s polka!

You know me, my dears – I am, have always been and will always be, just a straight-up smack dab sucker for a polka dot – no matter what the occasion.

This sweet June romper is the absolute perfect one piece for those hot days ahead, a black and white frilly little number topped off with an utterly innocent pure white bow. But while it might be schoolgirl on top, this romper has a flashy short shorts style below that shows off my long lean legs…and very nicely too, thank you very much.

Add a classic patent leather pump and you’ve got my flirtiest ensemble to date – a fun, playful, barely there, body accentuating look, that suits the summer me just right.

Take a look at my outfit inspiration board on Pinterest!