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
Green grass and open spaces, loud music and good friends, dancing and feathers. Warmer weather is here and festival season is upon us. What you wear to a festival has become just as important as the music itself. Each event is an opportunity to become one with the music as you express yourself through adornments and a style as unique as you.
Bold jewelry is a must have for festival fashion. Don’t be afraid to mix and match metals, we’re not a fan of those old school rules anyway.
Your hands should also be fully stacked with rings of all shapes and sizes. Bright stones and midi rings easily add color and dimension to your look.
We can’t get enough of this Strapless Romper with Feathers. It’s comfortable and easy to wear, perfect for a festival. Lots of adornments and accessories are also key to making your festival look hit that high note. A large hat is a great option if you need to shield yourself from the sun. A headband with feathers or a crown fit for a goddess is definitely a fun way to adorn your luscious locks. To finish it off, add a functional backpack.Depending on the festival, you could be there all day and night. You’ll need something to keep all of your goodies safe and sound while you dance. If a backpack is too much, try a smaller option, like afannypack.
Let us know about your favorite fashion finds for festival season!
Going to a festival is essentially an outdoor excursion or adventure, like hiking or camping. You could be gone for a day or two with nothing but the clothes on your back. If you’re lucky enough to bring a tent, you’ll need some things to keep the festivities going when you’re not front and center with your hands in the air.
Snag one of these Aztec printed blankets and let’s get the party started!
Glow Bangles are simply glow in the dark bracelets that can be added to your arms, legs or just about anything to add some glow. They’re also great way to meet new friends when you share!
Metallic. Tats. Need we say more? With a variety of choices, like this or this or this or this, there’s plenty of options for an impromptu arm party. Again, share them with those around you and you’ll quickly make new friends!
Add all day color with Chubby Twists for your lips! They have a matte finish without drying out and the colorwill last through those dance moves. Need more va voom? Diamond Eyeliner will definitely make your eyes pop under the glow of poi or a LED hula hoop 😉
Take your glow game to the next level with LED Poi. The light up ball has different colors and settings, like flashing, and can be spun to create beautiful trails of bright colors. You’ll have people surrounding your blanket in no time.
Spring Break is the time off we all so desperately need after those dreary winter months. It helps us recharge our batteries and make that final push through the semester before summer vacation. It reminds us the sun will be out to play for longer hours and we don’t have to wear nearly as many clothes. The rebirth of flowing dresses, shorts, and tanks is exactly what our mind and bodies crave. Plus there are so many opportunities to embrace the boho look!
Pair a hi lo dress like this Black and White Tie-Dye Dress with tons of jewerly. We reccomend mixing metals, like gold and silver, and experimenting with various pops of color, like purple and green. It’s a simple way to make your look uniquely yours – don’t be afraid! Since you’ll be out and about, grab one of our backpacks like thisRibbons and Mirrors Backpack.
Shorts and a tank, what screams Spring Break more than that? We’re kind of obsessed with this ridiculously comfortable Black Yoga Tank with Symbols. The back is open so a pop of skin peeks through, perfect for Spring Break. Throw on a pair of our equally as comfortable Tan Paisley shorts and start accessorizing!
When working with different designs and patterns, look to your accessories to marry the two looks. Again, we love mixing metals so don’t be afraid to break your momma’s rules of wearing ONLY silver or ONLY gold.
Tag us with your Spring Break looks using #earthboundtrading on Instagram and Twitter!
*some styles may not be in all stores at this time. Please check with your local EB to see if they have what you are looking for.