Lovely Leather: Get the Trend

Whether you’re in to the real thing or prefer the faux stuff, leather is definitely a trend we’re seeing throughout fashion and home.

Check out some of our favorite leather finds this season, from hair wraps to plant hangers!

Olivia Brown Leather Hair Wrap

Margot Black Leather Hair Wrap 

Leather Magazine Rack

3′ X 5′ Leather Two Tone Brown Rug 

Grey Faux Leather Fringe Arm Cuff

Dark Brown Faux Leather Crossbody Purse

Black Wool Tiller Hat

Dark Brown Leather Harness

Leather Waves Plant Hanger 

Leather Cut Out Basket 

 

Muse of the Moment: Jordan Rebello

Although rare to find, Jordan Rebello is proof that real and natural beauty – inside AND out – is still a thing. A free spirit born to a Portuguese father and Native American mother, Jordan bounced around from Martha’s Vineyard to Boston to New York, and ultimately landed in Los Angeles – where she co-owns a vintage shop called Trouble in Paradise LA.

This down-to-earth babe redefines what it means to be a model, a mom, and a woman in today’s world. We love her au naturel beauty standards (that hair gives us life) and entrepreneurial spirit.

Find out what this wild child has to say about vintage shopping and owning your career!

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1. What was your first big modeling experience like?

I was shooting for American Apparel in 2015, which was the first time I really realized I was a model. It’s weird; I still don’t feel like one. That was the first time I was like, “Oh my God…I can’t leave and go to Trader Joe’s down the street without seeing five billboards within a 2-mile radius of our home.” I was kind of shy about it too, because I’m a mom.  I went to my daughter’s library class and other parents were like, “Oh, I’ve seen your face on that billboard! In your underwear!” I felt a little funny, but then I was like, “This is how I am going to raise my daughter – open minded – and knowing that her mom is an independent woman, working for herself.”

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2. Have you always been into the natural look?

I have three brothers, so I was never raised to be super girly. I was a tomboy from the beginning. I loved riding bikes and getting dirty. Now, I am into keeping my skin clear and dewy. I’m still into the ‘less is more’ thing, and making sure my face is fully clean when I go to sleep. I think the biggest thing is not being too much. I really love coconut oil, so I make sure I put it in my hair, and on my skin for a fresh, clear face.

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3. Where do you find cool vintage clothing?

There are a couple of warehouses in LA where I dig through bins and bins and bins of clothes. They have gross things in them but I love finding stuff! I love that you can do that in LA; I mean you can [dig through bins] in any city, but in L.A. you can find really awesome things, like a Michael Jackson T-shirt. It’s the only city where you can really do that.

4. Since you’re an expert in all things vintage, do you have any thrifting tips?

It’s cool to go in without an idea, but you might get lost, get sick of it and leave. So, I think it’s good to have some sort of knowledge of what you’re looking for. If you’re trying to dig through a bunch of things, it’s good to focus on material. If you like silks, then you might gravitate to satin or anything sheer. If you like prints, then you’ll gravitate toward material with prints.

There are always the name brands that people gravitate toward too. There are a lot of brands that aren’t cool now, but were super cool back in the ’80s, like Esprit and Ann Taylor. For denim jeans, look for selvedge denim jeans. This means you’re looking for jeans made in America or Japan, not China. Made in America is huge! For jeans from the ‘80s and ‘90s to say “Made in America”is pretty rad! Anything handmade is rare, because someone took the time to make it and there is only one of them out there!

Follow Jordan Rebello’s adventures on Instagram: @bigsecret

Recharge Yo Self with Rose Quartz

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Himalayan Salt Stone Tea Light Candle Holder / Moon Mirror Rose Luster Bowl / Smudge Stick / Ceramic Vintage Floral Catch All

There’s a lot of noise out there. In our current digital age, it seems like we’re always having debates on what’s acceptable.

Or what we should look like. Or how we should feel.

No matter who you are, you’re constantly being told how and who to be.

Or what to believe.

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Touch A Life X EB: Empowerment Through Batik

50% of sales from the Batik Fabrics (and Mud Cloth Bags) go directly back to the students at the Life Academy’s Sewing Collective in Accra, Ghana. When you buy a handmade Batik Fabric or Mud Cloth Bag, you’re doing more than just getting a textile. You’re giving a young student the opportunity to do something with their life, to become something.

 

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Touch A Life X EB: Empowerment Through Mud Cloth

Daniel, Faustina, Forgive, Janet, Happy, Ebenezer, Lydia, and Patience completed their first round of Hand Sewn Mud Cloth Bags at the Life Academy Sewing Collective in Accra, Ghana, and we’re so excited to be a part of their global launch!

 

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Touch A Life X EB: Empowering Together

It’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month

That’s why on Monday, January 9th, 20% of all online sales at earthboundtrading.com benefit Touch A Life. It doesn’t matter if you buy a bag, a salt lamp, or new canvas art!

20% of your online purchase goes directly back to Touch A Life, so they can continue to improve the lives of formerly trafficked children.

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Muse of the Moment: Sam Lao

Artist. Alchemist. Outlier. Singer. Rapper.

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Why We Love Her

Sam is a Dallas based rapper and a creative force to be reckoned with. She knows what she likes and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Continue reading “Muse of the Moment: Sam Lao”

[CONTEST!] From Earthbound → Entrepreneur: A Colorful Journey

hailey_alexeditEarthbound team member and creative butterfly, Hailey Lynn Glass, published her first ever hand-illustrated, hand-bound coloring book entitled, Butterflies, Flowers & Weirdness. We sat down to get an exclusive look into this creative girl’s mind to find out how she ended up on this path and what inspired her to take on the world of coloring.

Hailey’s been everything at Earthbound, from key holder to buying intern to merchandise coordinator and stylist. Her ability to dabble a little here and a little there in a wide variety of roles not only makes her a great employee, but a great artist too. From the time she was little, she was getting her hands in and on everything and anything.

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