In five questions we get to know more about the incredibly talented Monique Sandoval. In five questions she tells us more about the fantastic Ouma
Define Ouma in five words?
comfortable, fun, natural, whimsical, ethereal
What inspired you to start your brand?
Designing is a instinctual feeling for me. I edit everything! Naturally, I am compelled to create pieces that stand apart from mainstream/disposable fashion.
How has your life changed since starting Ouma?
Being independent is a great feeling, I work a lot more but I enjoy what I do. I get to collaborate with people all around the world which is my favorite part about this journey! My husband and our daughters are part of this business, he helps me with the handy work, refines my procedures and gives me really good advice. My daughters 5 and 7 give me brilliant ideas sometimes. It feels good building something they can have a hand in when the time comes – if they decide to do so.
What would you tell your younger self?
hahah! Choose your friends wisely.
Words to live by?
“Don’t aim for success, if you want it just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally. ”
I’d rather be authentic than a replica. I let life take me where i need to be by being true and honest to my instinct.
Well this is a let them eat cake that we can all get down with. For those with a Sweet tooth, we hope that you are all over Sweet Tooth by Lily Vanilli. Not only is the talented Lily Vanilli featured in the brand new iPad app magazine – she is our ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ of the day.
Dubbed ‘baker to the stars’, Lily Jones has been selling her cakes under the name Lily Vanilli since 2009. She opened her first bakery in 2011 on Columbia Road in East London. She runs a cake and cocktail private members club and is one of the founders of The YBF Awards. She is also the author of A Zombie Ate My Cupcake.
So, since we’d like to spread some love and celebrate our launch we have not 1, 2, nor 3… we have 5 copies of Lily Vanilli Sweet Tooth to give away today. So what do you need to do in order to be in with a shot of being a winner?
Well… all you need to do is the following:-
Leave a comment on the blog and like the Beyond Beyond Facebook page.
- This prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for Cash.
- Only one comment per person.
- The winner’s postal address is required in order for the winner to receive the prize.
- This competition is open to UK entrants only
- Competition closes at Midnight on Monday 1st April 2013
Well, despite our lofty announcement about it being the beginning of spring it seems that the weather has ‘done lost it’s mind’ we have a case of the brrr’s that is giving us the grrr’s. However, we have been able to sate our wounded spirits with some hot chocolate and these, from the Erstwhile Jewelry Company
With any of these rings – we would wed… or maybe it it’s not too much we might have one for every finger. These one of kind gems are carefully handpicked antique and vintage loveliness . These are a few of our favourite rings: