Monthly Archives: February 2011

{Curly Gurly Couture}

It’s already February (wow, that came upon us fast!) and I’m excitedly getting ready for Valentine’s Day.  Not for me but for my kids.  I’ve never totally understood the romantic aspect of it as an adult since I feel like everyday is and should be special with the one you love.   But for kids I think it’s such a fun, happy holiday!  My ideas are brewing for crafts, gifts and decorations.  So hopefully in my next post I’ll be able to share that with you :)

I’m so excited to share this next designer with you!!  Her name is Gina and she’s also an amazing photographer out of St. Louis Missouri!  She’s expanded her talent with the creation of Curly Gurly Couture, where you can find lots of her girly creations!  Her hair accessories are gorgeous {unique, well made and with a mix of textures}, she also makes the cutest vintage lace topped leggwarmers!  I fell in love when I got her package and became an immediate fan!  I love her style.  It’s exactly the look I lean toward and love- her vision & creativity rocks!  Check out her store and her Facebook page where she features the latest accessories, specials and Curly Gurly Couture news.  She’s currently out of the leg warmers shown below the last one was just sold but she has many more of styles, colors and designs to choose from in her shop.  :)

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Pam GoforthMarch 18, 2011 - 2:56 pm

GORGEOUS pictures of your son & daughter Kara!!! You did an excellent job on advertising my daughters handcrafted items! If anyone is looking for vintage items like these my daughter does custom made items also. Just tell her the colors or send her a picture of an outfit you would like for her to match, or check out her Curly Gurly web page to see more handcrafted Items at:!/photos.php?id=163006383718183
Thank you again Tara for your beautiful photography!
Gina’s mom (Pam) :D

Toñi SousaFebruary 15, 2011 - 1:33 pm

Preciosa la chica y la fotografia,soy una enamorada de su trabajo.

Stacia ShawFebruary 10, 2011 - 10:22 pm


Desiree Butz/Palm Tree PrincessFebruary 7, 2011 - 10:19 pm

Adorable lacy/ruffle leggings!

JessicaFebruary 5, 2011 - 3:59 pm

You were right, I want everything in her store! Your photos melt me–they say so much. They’re so powerful yet so dainty and beautiful.

elizabeth pelletteFebruary 5, 2011 - 9:33 am

Kara Kara Kara.. these are AMAZING

SharonFebruary 4, 2011 - 11:19 am

Absolutely gorgeous photos. You find the best light!

Yvonne NiemannFebruary 4, 2011 - 10:54 am

Oh, I love all of these! Such cool accessories and clothes!

Kym PierceFebruary 4, 2011 - 10:45 am

This page made me teary eyed. It really evoked some emotion. You are AMAZING! You inspire me to be a better photographer. :D

Megan LFebruary 4, 2011 - 1:34 am

Oh beautiful!!! Your daughter… stunning! The accessories…a must have!

GinaFebruary 3, 2011 - 11:55 pm

OH. MY. GOSH. I love these! I must have both the hair piece and some legwarmers! Your commercial work is unbelievable amazing Kara. Seriously beautiful!

TanyaFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:53 pm

love love love these Kara, gorgeous colours & tones! The hair accessories & leg warmers are divine! Brielle as always the perfect model, she’s growing up so fast & grows more beautiful everyday.. x

MelissaFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:50 pm

LOVE it!

KateFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:37 pm

Absolutely adore these!!!

Michelle KaneFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:28 pm

Purely Divine. The colors and tones are tremendous!

april toddFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:36 pm

love love love!

stephanieFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:15 pm

always beautiful, kara! xo


The weather changed yesterday.  We went from 80 degrees, clear and sunny – BBQed, swam and spent this weekend outdoors.  Then yesterday, the it all changed and I welcomed it.  It was cold, rainy and so cozy inside.   I had my fireplace going and of course when the kids got home we splurged (as we always do when it rains) and had hot chocolate and marshmallow {heart shaped ones}.  The kids were giddy, as was I.  I celebrate the rain.  I celebrate the cooler weather.  To me, it’s not winter unless it’s cold, raining & snowing: I embrace 4 seasons, I yearn for 4 seasons.  So this week is supposed to be a little bit cooler and I’m not complaining (except when my fingers are numb and I can’t warm up…then I’ll just hop in the bath tub to thaw out).

Speaking of changes in weather…Kait Emerson has the some cute designs out right now that are perfect for winter & for spring!  I’m so luck to have worked with the talented Feanna, owner of Kait Emerson Designs for the past few years.  She always has me giddy with excitement when I open her packages.  Look at what’s in her stores right now.  Brielle begs to wear the polk-a-dotted number all the time.  I’m surprised it doesn’t have holes in it from all the washing it’s been through.  Check out what’s new in her shop.  She also posts her latest designs, specials and other news on her Facebook page.

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Stacia ShawFebruary 10, 2011 - 10:20 pm

I always love the pictures of your daughter!! Beautiful!

elizabeth pelletteFebruary 5, 2011 - 9:36 am

look at those little freckles speckling her nose.. love em.. these are such great shots.. the light the location the cute little outfits.. Yay You

MelissaFebruary 2, 2011 - 12:58 pm

I LOVE polka-dots! B wears them so well too. I love the style. I am sure she’d do well with a modeling contract, she is such a beauty. I can’t believe how big she is getting. My kids are growing so fast too. :’(

JaideanFebruary 2, 2011 - 12:11 pm

Love the clothes and your daughter is so gorgeous (I think I say that everytime, but she is!) :)

GinaFebruary 1, 2011 - 6:43 pm

I love all the designers you work with! They’ve become my favorites and I have them bookmarked. My husband doesn’t share the same enthusiasm I do since he sees our credit card expenses increasing lol. I love the polkadots!!

KirstinFebruary 1, 2011 - 5:53 pm

your daughter is so gorgeous! my daughter would love those clothes… :)

lynda thomassenFebruary 1, 2011 - 3:16 pm

Love the cute “ruffle skirts” with the dress and top…does she make those too, or did you get those somewhere else? Such gorgeous pictures!

Yvonne NiemannFebruary 1, 2011 - 2:41 pm

Stunning! I love how old fashioned, yet modern these images are as well as her clothes. Love your work.

Kristin CookFebruary 1, 2011 - 1:17 pm

These are soooo cute! Your little girl is looking so grown up. …and how do you always find the most fabulous boots??!!

Stephanie PiscitelliFebruary 1, 2011 - 12:01 pm

Gorgeous photos and what a cool location you found. Your daughter is just stunning and a fabulous little model for you!