Cara isn’t new to the nomadic lifestyle. In fact she was born into it and molded by it. Since she was a little girl, Cara traveled all around due to her parents’ jobs. Her dad, a pastor, her mom, a classically trained musician who toured everywhere from Aruba to Turkey. The result? A super spiritual child with a love for humanity and a soul for music and all things creative.
“I’m used to moving around and I feel like it allows me to embrace life and live in the moment.”
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!
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.”
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.
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
In February, our creative team got together to produce the photos for our Spring Dream apparel collection. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t get the memo that we were channeling Spring, and we caught a freak Dallas snow storm. Our set was a vacant brake shop in Deep Ellum, and central heating is not one of its amenities. We made do with propane heaters and chilly models, but we got great photos for the collection despite the weather! Major props to our models for toughing it out in the cold. Be sure to check out our behind the scenesSpring Fling video too!
Halloween might be the favorite holiday around the EB office. We had lots of fun costumes wandering the building today! We hope you have just as much fun with all of your Halloween festivities! Just watch out for that sugar crash…
Yesterday, we caught several ladies in the Earthbound office wearing past or current Earthbound styles. It’s always fun to see how our garments and accessories get worn in the “real world”! These seven ladies each purchased much of her outfit from the same store and wore it to the same place on the same day, but every one has her own sense of style that shines through.
Can you tell by their attire that Fall weather hasn’t quite struck Dallas, Texas yet? Still, it’s no longer quite Summer, so boots and layers are beginning to make an appearance!
Thanks to these Earthbound chicas for showing off their style on the blog! How do you wear your Earthbound attire? Show us on instagram with the tag #earthbound!
New EB wallpapers are here and feature shots from our Fall Catalog. Pick your favorite and use the links below the image to download the appropriately sized file for your screen or mobile device. Let us know which image you’re loving!
As Clothing Buyer at Earthbound, bi-annual trips to India are highly anticipated. These are week-long trips full of plane rides, car rides, camel rides and lots and lots of walking. On this particular recent trip, we traveled to Pushkar (a short plane ride and a long car ride away from Delhi) to visit with one of our great suppliers for a day.
That morning we woke up early and hit the road by 7 AM to fit in some quick sight-seeing. We drove through what appeared to be “downtown”, if you can call it that. Our funny driver was apologizing for all of the “anie-malies” that were holding up traffic. We were too busy snapping photos to notice.
When we reached the temple at the main gate to Pushkar Lake, we removed our shoes and stepped onto a balcony overlooking the sacred water. We enjoyed our brief history lesson, learning of Brahma and other Gods. We then partook in a cleansing ritual, repeating mantras and splashing some water onto our foreheads, noses and ears. We made a wish, tossed some rose petals into the lake and continued our short but beautiful tour of the city.
After seeing another temple, we stumbled upon some camels and talked our way into a camel ride. Though brief, we had a blast and our morning was made!
By 10 AM we were on the way to our supplier’s factory. Once there, we browsed the seemingly endless showroom, pulling sample after sample to add to our list of must-haves.
When the model arrived, we made ourselves comfortable with a cup of Chai tea (which may be my favorite part of any India trip) and began the real work. As the model tried each garment on, we snapped photos and made notes on any details we wanted to change; a raised hemline here, a different button there.
Hours later we were ready for a tour of the fabric rooms. We did pretty much the same thing there, pulling any print or fabric type we liked for clothing, purses, or even headbands. We then got back to work creating custom shapes and designs to put into development. Multiple chai teas, some quick henna and 100,000,000 swatches later, the day was over. It was finally time to have a drink and hit the hay to prepare for another long day of work ahead.