The weather is warming up over here in California which means I am living in long flowy dresses with this 27 week baby bump. And how gorgeous is my floral crown!? My sister Kristina is launching her own custom floral crowns to compliment her wedding and event floral designs. Perfect for spring photoshoots, birthday parties, music festivals, maternity shoots and of course weddings. Here’s a few more of her bridal crowns.
Marissa Borelli Creates Winning Designs for Mizuno
The rapidly approaching 2016 Rio Olympics are going to be a nonstop festival of fitness and fashion, as extraordinary athletes and fervent fans from around the globe converge on Brazil to partake in the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.
Whether training, competing or simply taking in the sights, it’s important for the athletes to remain comfortable and confident while looking their best as they represent their respective countries. With more than a century of leadership in sporting goods — including a wide variety of athletics apparel — Mizuno will be turning heads at the Games and beyond.
Marissa Borelli of Borelli Design is proud to be part of Mizuno’s winning design team developing the latest lines of apparel for the world’s greatest athletes.
Giant Leap Forward
Marissa brings a first-hand understanding of athletes’ needs as well as a trained eye to her designs for Mizuno. She was part of UCLA’s nationally renowned women’s volleyball program while she attended college. She further refined her skills and defined her sense of style at the widely respected Parsons School of Design in NYC.
Since that time, she has enticingly blended fashion and fitness through her work for a variety of activewear companies — as well as her own line of lifestyle and infinity scarves, wrap dresses, and more that are popular with everyone from Olympic silver medalist April Ross to people who simply like to look fit and fabulous wherever they go!
Mizuno – Never Settle
Mizuno was founded just ten years after the first Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896, and the company has worked steadily to advance sports in Japan and throughout the world ever since. In 2012, Mizuno USA contacted Marissa with some concepts for men’s and women’s apparel in various sports categories.
Marissa met with top Mizuno athletes to get their feedback on the first designs as she worked to create apparel that they would be proud to wear. She took the concepts from research to sourcing and from design to sampling. One year later, Marissa’s sketches have been transformed into the products pictured here that are being provided to prospective Olympians — and are available at leading sporting goods retailers as well as online.
This week’s Workout Wednesday brings me back to my LA workouts. Runyon Canyon is a favorite because the loop is only a few miles, the view (can be) pretty on a clear day and you will always spot a celebrity. The hills are steep though and the temperature is hot because it’s East side LA. Don’t forget your water, sunscreen, Borelli scarf and hiking buddy.
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On our last night and morning in Stockholm we explored the “residential” area our hotel was located in. Apartments are more typical than houses in Stockholm unless you live on the outskirts which I’ll show you next week. But as you can see water is found along most walkways in this magical capital. It’s beautiful and calming. We didn’t want to leave!
Save $$$ while traveling Tip: Pick up breakfast staples at the grocery store and either eat on your hotel balcony, bed or take it on the go like we did in the pictures above. You get to try new foods and save a few extra dollars that you can spend elsewhere. I like to lounge in the mornings while visiting new countries. If I start exploring the museums and sights too early I crash in the afternoon and sometimes miss the nightlife.
3 springs ago my baby sister and I traveled for two weeks through Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. I will always cherish that time I had with her exploring new countries and new cuisines (Reindeer!). Here’s a few photos from our 3 days in Stockholm. A must visit if you love the outdoors, city life and being surrounded by water.