10 Fashion Photography Tips

So I’ve been asked by some of you to share my typical photoshoot process – what exactly goes on behind the scenes of an OpalbyOpal photoshoot and how I go from an idea to actually taking the photos and posting them on Instagram and my blog? So today, I’m going to share with you my … Continue Reading

“An Ode To Fearless Women” by Nikita Gill

I think your boneswere made in an elsewhere place. How else does one explainthis inconceivable strength that makes you. The way you look into danger’s mouthAnd see no cemetery or death. Instead, carve your name intoits teeth with a switchblade, defeat it so effortlessly andthrow your head back and laugh. Paradox girl, mighty woman,you are … Continue Reading

Bloom Like a Flower

Have you ever wonderedHow a bud blooms into a flowerSpreading beautyAnd fragrance around it…. Have you realized thatIt bloom on its ownWith the power with in..One cannot force open a budAnd make it bloom.. Lets bloom into flowerIn full gloryBeforeWe wilt and disappear…. Let us shedOur shortcomings, faults and mistakesLets hate the word HateWhich never … Continue Reading

Today’s Look: PJs and Building a Gallery Wall

Are you running out of fun things to do while stuck at home? This week, I decided to take on some home improvement projects to occupy my time. I gathered all the pieces of art Maxim and I have collected over the years to create a gallery wall in an effort to add more homey … Continue Reading

Today’s Look: Style on a Couch

Cardigan and Pants by Equipment | Top by Current Elliott I know I’m not the only one who struggles to get dressed these days in quarantine  Although I spend 90% of my time at home in either a robe or sweats with no make-up, getting dressed up just lifts my mood to a whole new level. … Continue Reading

Mental Health during Coronavirus

The weather is getting nicer, cherries are starting to blossom and spring is in the air! But we are stuck at home during this Coronavirus quarantine with what seems like no end in sight. As long as social distancing measures are still in place, it’s normal to feel fear, anxiety or just loneliness. Many of us … Continue Reading

My Tips for Staying Social in a Time of Social Distancing

Hey Gems, April is almost here and I don’t need to remind you that we should all be staying home for at least another month practicing social distancing to help our medical workers, grocery store workers, the elderly, those with weak immune systems, and everyone else on the front lines of this pandemic. Social distancing … Continue Reading

The Tale of 2 Bonds. James Bonds.

Both wearing N.Peal 007 Ribbed Army Sweater How was your weekend, Gems?! Mine was nice and relaxing but it made me realize that we might be hunkered down in our homes for quite some time. It’s hard to think about being stuck at home for an indefinite amount of time here in NYC so to … Continue Reading

Finding Solace in the Color YELLOW

Outfit by Lia Cohen | Bag by Aldo I took these photos just a week ago and it’s bizarre how much our world has changed in such a short time. Instead of focusing on the fact that I was enthusiastic about welcoming Spring, enjoying my strolls through the city and soaking up the sun as I … Continue Reading

Back in Black

Jumpsuit by & Other Stories | Boots by AGL | Bag by Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses by MCM