A Modern Fiesta with The Love Designed Life!

Hello Hello!! I am a little late posting this... it went live on Inspired by this in NOVEMBER! goodness.. but better late then never, I suppose. Paige from The Love Designed Life styled this BEAUTIFUL! I could not be more proud to be a part of it. Hope you enjoy!! You can see more pics in our Lookbook or on Inspired By This

invitations by: // minted.com // @minted

all party treats: // A Bakeshop // @abakehop

cow skull and mini succulent piñatas: // Tini Piñatas // @tinipinatas

large macrame hanging: // Woven By Ro // @robyn.parker

paper tissue garlands + large balloons: // Paper Fox LA // @paperfoxla

vintage furniture rentals: // Tremaine Ranch // @tremaineranch

macrame baby swing + leather sandals://  Adelisa + Co. // @adelisaandco

diy gold leaf maracas: // a bubbly life // @abubblylife

felt ball garland, cake topper, glitter succulents: // Hooray Everyday //@hoorayeveryday

stunning photography: // Dream Photography Studio // @dreamphotographystudio

 

And a few other things, in case you are wondering:

diego’s party hat: // Little Blue Olive // @littleblueolive

diego’s party outfit: // Poppy’s Closet // @poppyscloset

guest party hats + oh joy ceramic plates: // target

paper goods + utensils: // urbANA // @urbanaphoeni

Posted on January 6, 2017 .

The Littlest Unicorn!

it's Poppy's first Halloween!! That means I wen't all out and took so adorable pics to commemorate the occasion. I also added some goodies to our shop so you can take cute pics like these at home too! 

 

We saw that unicorn suit at Carters last month and snatched it up!! Honestly, she looks like a marshmallow more than anything - but still the cutest, little marshmallow I've ever seen! 

Posted on January 6, 2017 .

What's New - Life With a New Baby

This is a personal post for me, which I don't do very often, but I really want to share with you how things are going here at Paper Fox La now that we have a new little crew member.

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Life as a work-from-home mom is NO JOKE. I knew things would be crazy but I honestly didn't plan at all - because well, let's face it, you don't know until you know... right? How are you supposed to plan for working at home with a newborn if you've never done it before? My whole pregnancy, I kept telling myself that a solution would present itself organically, and that I would somehow just know how to balance motherhood and work... like it was a secret power you develop after you give birth. yeah right. I am currently living out my worst nightmare as a business owner while simultaneously experiencing pure joy as a new mom. It's complicated, to say the least. 

As a business owner - and currently the only member here at Paper Fox, I am struggling with the day to day operations, that used to be a piece of cake. Take Customer Service, for example: I used to LOVE answering emails and engaging with customers and creating custom pieces. It was the best part of my job. And now, well, all my free time is dedicated to my little one. I am constantly readjusting my expectations and repeating the mantra "you can't do it all, you can't do it all" . But that's hard, ya know? I am used to a certain standard in my business and now, everything has changed. Rush orders? Custom party planning? Deliveries and installations? Events? Sponsorships? All these things used to be a resounding YES and now... well... who know?

The biggest question is  wether or not my business is going to be a success now that I can't give it 100%. It's terrifying, really, because I have placed a lot of personal value in my business. If it doesn't succeed... does that mean I'm a failure?  Before Paper Fox, I really struggled to find my place in the workforce. I was never really passionate about anything I was doing, and, in turn, I wasn't really that great at any of the jobs I had. It was the classic catch 22 situation. Working for myself has been a huge accomplishment- especially since I never ever thought in a million years I would be able to start a business from scratch. And now, here I am, on the precipice of success and failure (at least in my own eyes.) The flip side to all this uncertainty, is that I DO get to be home with my baby- which is a major stress factor for most working moms. At the end of the day, at least I know that I am experiencing all of Poppy's developmental milestones despite the complete chaos that is often my workday. 

I see some work-at-home moms on Instagram and on Etsy and they seem to work like... a million hours a day. Answering emails as soon as they come in, constantly growing their social media following, collaborating with other businesses and STILL they seem to be able to manage 3 kids and a marriage... do they work all night? Do they never sleep?! I mean, this is all speculative but man, I feel guilty every second that I take for myself, especially when I know I have 20 unread emails sitting in my inbox. But I also know, that if I don't draw the line between work and my personal life, I'll probably go insane. And so, I take weekends off and deal with the angry customers who didn't receive an email that weekend on Monday... Or maybe Tuesday. 

And so, with a crazy new work schedule, I have been scouring the internet for tips on how to be a super-mom. Currently, I am really thankful for Monica at GuguGuru.com for all her tips and advice on how to make this juggling act work. I have found that a few key baby essentials make all the difference in how much I can actually get done in a day. It's also been really useful to have an open registry that I can refer my family and friends to when they ask what Poppy still needs- while also getting the deets on cool new gear that might bring a little more sanity into my life. We've also had the opportunity to do a few giveaways and collaborations with them - which is a great new avenue for me, now that I have a little baby - I feel like I am connecting with all the other moms out there. (Hi there!)

 I spy Poppy Darling sleeping in the corner! I learned about the Dock-A-Tot from Monica at GuguGuru and it has made a huge difference at nap time, allowing me to get a little more work done during the day. 

I spy Poppy Darling sleeping in the corner! I learned about the Dock-A-Tot from Monica at GuguGuru and it has made a huge difference at nap time, allowing me to get a little more work done during the day. 

So, I guess the point of this post is to A) show my customer base that I am a human being, and that I have real human struggles - I am not a corporation, ok? I am flawed and I'm trying really hard to make this work and B) to give a little insight into the reality of being a work-at-home mom. Maybe you are also a work-at-home mom and are also struggling... Let me tell you -  you are not alone. It's really really really hard.

 

XO - Jessica

Posted on July 8, 2016 .

For a Good Time Call...

Hey foxy loves! We're so excited to share our new campaign with you as well as some juicy pics from our collaborative styled shoot!

We could not be more proud of this super fun collection of pics featuring some of our most girly and glamorous garlands!

My favorite part about this shoot is that it involved me and my super talented girl-gang assistants and we got to get all dolled up in a big way - I am talking fake eyelashes, teased hair and sparkly dresses. It was like getting ready for our high school prom- complete with sneaky swigs of champagne off camera, dancing to Britney Spears and stuffing our faces with the best of junk foods. We love to have a good time... obviously, so give us a call for your next party!!!

For this shoot, we used our Marzipan, Wild Orchid, Teenage Dream and Sixteen Candles Color schemes! For more amazing pics from this shoot, head over to 100 Layer Cake!!!

Photography: Lauren Scotti - http://laurenscotti.com/

Wardrobe Styling: Laurie Brucker - http://www.lauriebstyle.com/

Furniture and Props Rentals:  Circa Rentals - http://www.circavintagerentals.com/

Venue: Circa Rentals Warehouse - http://www.circavintagerentals.com/

Hair Styling: Ricky Fraser - http://rickyfraserhair.com/

Makeup Artist: Araseli Ortega - https://www.instagram.com/___seli___/?hl=en

Paper Goods: Paper Fox LA - http://paperfoxla.com/

 

 

Posted on February 12, 2016 .

Check out Paper Fox LA on ABC's FABlife!

How cute is this Sugar Rush party being featured on FABlife tomorrow? We can't get enough!

We were thrilled to be contacted by ABC's new daytime talk show, FABlife, hosted by Tyra Banks to be a part of a party and entertaining segment! We love the fun colors and... hello DONUT GARLAND! So epic. The custom garlands featured in the show can be purchased here
 and by adding FABlife Garland to the color selection boxes.

Be sure to tune into the show TOMORROW at 10/8 PST on ABC to see the whole party!

 

Posted on October 7, 2015 .

NEW FOR FALL!!

We have some new goodies up in our shop that will make decorating for fall super easy! And the best part is, we've made it more affordable than ever to get CUTE!! A collection of petite tassel garlands have been added for a limited time so you can stock up on every single colorway! That's right! The Petite garlands are 5ft long, have all same length tassels and are strung on natural jute twine. AMAZING!

Posted on September 25, 2015 .

Surprise Rooftop Engagement

A few weeks ago, a dear friend of mine asked me to help out with his proposal to his girlfriend. His idea was to surprise her on her rooftop in Hollywood at sunset, with all her close friends by her side. How romantic! I was thrilled to be a part of such a magical event!

The lovely Caitlin of Cup My Cakez provided the most AMAZING treats and they were all gluten free, dairy free, vegan, artificial free and non GMO... and don't be fooled by the lack of butter in these babies... they taste every bit as delicious as they look!! Honestly, no one could believe they were gluten free and vegan. It's just not possible for them to taste that good! Is it??
 

Here is the inspiration for the setup: 

PFLA Rooftop Engagement Inspiration

LA STREET FOOD FEST // JULY 11th 2015

We're so excited to be sponsoring the LA Street Food Fest this year at the Rose Bowl on July 11th! Come see some of our famous photo backdrops and taste some of LA's best street food!!! 

GET YOUR TICKETS BELOW!!

Skip the lines with early VIP HOUR+ admission or party with the people at LA’s largest and most affordable tasting event with an all you can eat and drink, all-inclusive  GENERAL ADMISSION ticket 

 

 VIP EARLY ADMISSION | 3p – 4:30p | All Ages | $90

GENERAL ADMISSION | 5p – 8p | All Ages | $60

 

Posted on July 8, 2015 .

Spring Florals Styled Shoot

A few months ago, we had the pleasure of working with Nicole Alexandra Designs and Jennifer Fujikawa Photography on  an extraordinary  styled shoot for Green Wedding Shoes

 

Paper Fox La was asked to create a ceremony backdrop inspired by the gorgeous spring floral arrangements by Emblem Flowers. Below are some shots of our contribution. Enjoy! 

 

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You can view the rest of the photos at Green Wedding Shoes!

 

photography: Jennifer Fujikawa Photography // event design + coordination: Nicole Alexandra Designs // venue: The Vocal Corner Store // table rentals: Dish Wish //  furniture rentals: Party Pieces By PerryClassic Party Rentals // florals: Emblem Flowers // ceremony installation: Paper Fox LA // wedding dress: Madeleine Fig // hair + makeup: Blooming Beauty By Cammy // paper goods: love~d // videography: Diana Lee & Jennifer Fujikawa Photography // models: Clint & Julienne Easley

Posted on July 8, 2015 .