Bella Picks

This holiday season, we’re celebrating the Bellas who radiate true beauty and spread light wherever they wander. The Bellas below are not only smart, successful, and stylish, but they also inspire us everyday to go after our dreams.

RACHAEL LUNGHI OF LACE AND LIKES

What does it mean to you to be grateful?
Being present and intentionally recognizing all that you have around you that provides beauty and joy every day (or as often as possible).

What are you most grateful for this year?
My mama, my health, and beautiful, true friendships.

How are you celebrating the holidays with your family?
We are starting a new tradition of going away to a cabin together. This year we are headed to Big Bear to hole up and just be together and watch old home movies, play board games and drink all the wine.

If you could pick one Cleobella piece, what would it be and why?
The Eryn travel bag – I’m always on the go, so a well-made, beautiful travel bag is a necessity!

What qualities do you look for in a new buy?
Quality, brand curation, brand business ethics, and sustainability. Cleobella is incredible at all of the above.

What Cleobella pieces are you coveting this year?
     
JES O’BRIEN OF DAZED BUT AMAZED

What does it mean to you to be grateful?
To appreciate the little and the big things on a daily basis.

What are you most grateful for this year?
The gift of life. After a long recovery after first baby and a bit of a fertility battle, we were blessed with our boy Dash this year. My trio of men is pretty amazing.

How are you celebrating the holidays with your family?
I am lucky enough to have all of my immediate family within an arms reach. That said, we have plans to stay home, swim on the beach, eat loads, and hopefully welcome a new niece or nephew!

If you could pick one Cleobella piece, what would it be and why?
The Everly fringe jacket in suede! I have had the black leather one for 4 years and it gets better with wear. It hasn't dated a second and it's my favorite.  

What qualities do you look for in a new buy?
I love a brand with a strong connection to its maker, its designer and its family. In a world of mass production, I am now so drawn to brands that are smaller and still connected to their roots. I will invest in pieces as opposed to collections and I find in these instances. Quality is always what you'll find.

What Cleobella pieces are you coveting this year?
The Everly Fringe Jacket 
The Mila Top 
The Bowie Crossboy 
   


ALDEN STEIMLE, MODEL 

What does it mean to you to be grateful?
Being grateful is appreciating the things that shape us and the blessings we are given- even the ones that are sometimes painful, because they guide us and help us grow. It means saying “thank you” to the universe, and finding that ball of joy, our transparent Soul within us that lights up so much you can't help but smile.

What are you most grateful for this year?
This year I am definitely most grateful for my partner in crime -  my boyfriend Alex, and the friends/family who have supported me through a special project I have been working on called Soul Shapers. I'm aiming for a late February launch, and I could not be more excited to share it with the world. I am also so grateful for my friends at Cleobella, as they have shown me how important hard work, good quality product, and family aesthetics are.

How are you celebrating the holidays with your family?
My boyfriend and I are going to visit his family in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. I'm so excited to be stuck in a house with an amazing, goofy, ridiculously adventurous family while it's snowing outside. I'm an only child, so I relish in the time with his siblings and super-fun parents.

If you could pick one Cleobella piece, what would it be and why?
1,000% the Regent Dress in black. I actually saw it on a friend and fell in LOVE. It's so unique and classy, yet I love how you can dress it up or dress it down.

What qualities do you look for in a new buy?
Sustainability is definitely something that's become more and more important to me. This world is so full of THINGS and different products, that it's better produced with the environment in mind. A good story is also ideal -  it gives meaning to the product, and makes it exciting to share and talk about!

What Cleobella pieces are you coveting this year?
The Winslow Crossbody
The Eve Jumpsuit
The Verity Dress
The Alister Dress

   

ANGELA O’BRIEN OF CLEOBELLA

What does it mean to you to be grateful?
Gratitude is a daily practice. I wake up each morning with an internal mantra which always circles back to being grateful with my whole heart. Beginning each day, each creative project, each conversation from a place of gratitude is how I try to spread love and light on a daily basis.

What are you most grateful for this year?
This year I am most grateful for my Mom Cleo’s strength, grace, and bright spirit. I am grateful for Cuba, Bali, Paris and all the faces we met along the way. I am grateful for all of the creativity I am surrounded by on a daily basis and the love that keeps me grounded.

How are you celebrating the holidays with your family?
We will be home in Seal Beach soaking in the California Winter ray, opening gifts around the tree, and maybe having a few Hot Toddy’s after the little one’s are ready for bed.

If you could pick one Cleobella piece, what would it be and why?
The Eryn Travel bag has been my go to this year. It is so convenient to travel with and I love the embroidered print we designed with autumnal hues and 70’s inspired kaleidoscopes in mind.

What qualities do you look for in a new buy?
I always look for the story and what the company is rooted in. I like to think about how a specific product aligns with what I am trying to do and the direction I want the universe to move in. If it speaks to me and aligns with my beliefs and sustainable values, I can support and value it.

What Cleobella pieces are you coveting this year?
The Owen Jacket and The Hepburn Crossbody. Wearing these pieces out, I feel like Stevie Nicks -  empowered, gypsified, and fully ready to keep up with the moon for an all night rendezvous.

The Owen Jacket
The Hepburn Crossbody
The Eryn Travel Bag
The Polynesian One Piece
The Rose Gold Capri Blue Candle
The Dazed But Amazed Peace Throw
Paradigm Division Cuff
The Soho Sunglass Case

What are you Bellas wishing for this season?