Thankful for Tradition

The Holidays. With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas right around the corner, I'm thinking a lot about family, tradition and culture. Here are a few images from behind the scenes of Bochan's video shoot, made special by the rich Cambodian culture that inspires her music. All the colors, costumes and community that came together to make this music video happen reminds me just how important culture, friends and family are. Look at the wonderful costumes and headpieces, there are only a few women who specialize in dressing in the traditional Cambodian manner here in the Bay Area- these ladies came down from Stockton and up from San Jose!

Here is one look we designed for day two of the shoot: a golden accented eye to match the metallic headpieces. Doesn't Bochan have amazing hair? Read more about what inspires Bochan in her interview with Cambodian Alliance for the Arts. Can't wait to see the final edit of the video!

Shout out to my family who I love celebrating every aspect of life with. Here are a few snapshots of our annual Thanksgiving gathering. Look at all the beautiful ladies that surround me!

(Yes, we play the occasional game of Dreamphone to strengthen our bond. Call me if you want to find out who your crush is!) Check out my cutie pie grandma in the middle. At 86, her beauty secrets include Ponds cold cream every night, Vasaline on the lips and drinking lots of hot water. Thanks Grandma for giving us all great skin and baby faces. Hope you are enjoying this festive season and are thinking about your loved ones as much as I am.