Our spring cover shoot took place at the beautiful Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens in Arcadia, where we encountered plenty of preening peacocks in full plumage. On occasion, it seemed they were either trying to flirt with or upstage our very talented model Laura.
Make-up artist Rose Lopez created the spring look you see on Laura, and hair stylist Constance Whaley from Pasadena’s own Crowned Studio gave her romantic, goddess-like curls.
And we were lucky enough to consult Pasadena fashion maven Elisa Bruley of Elisa B. The spring frocks you see in our fashion spread came from her hallowed shelves.
Click through the jump for lots more behind-the-scenes photos.
Rose Magazine’s April issue — focusing on the women of Pasadena and the best of all things spring — is out tomorrow, April 14. Inside you’ll find:
Picnic perfection from Nicole’s Gourmet Foods and a sak primer
Q&A with Onil Chibas, chef and owner of Elements Kitchen, Caf and Catering
Spring fashion from Elisa B. and a shop-the-block adventure, South Pasadena-style
All our regular departments — GO, PLAY and THINK — with the best of upcoming events
[Feature] As the Pentagon tackles possible changes to “don’t ask, don’t tell,” here’s what you didn’t know: It impacts women much more than men. Local service members told us about their experiences serving under the controversial law, and what they think about the current debate
[Feature] Local institutions have a long legacy of unlocking access to the important biblical texts encoded in the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. Now, a San Gabriel Valley university has acquired five original Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, and Southland scholars are using innovative technology to further push open that gate of access
The Jewels of Pasadena: Women of Distinction finalists who will be honored at our April 29 gala at the Pasadena Hilton
If you’re already a Star-News subscriber, you’ll receive a copy of the magazine with your paper delivery. You can also subscribe just to Rose Magazine to receive all future issues.
The magazine is also available in public places around town, like the Convention Center, and at the Star-News office, 911 E. Colorado Blvd.
Exciting news! Rose Magazine has won an Award of Excellence in the Society for News Design’s 31st Edition Best of News Design Competition.
The award is in the category of magazines, inside features page design, for our page made entirely out of flowers and organic material in December’s Rose Parade edition.
Back in December, we chronicled on this blog the making of our Rose Magazine mini-float. To call the process laborious would be an understatement, but our design team managed to have a blast with the project. We worked late, late, late into the night, supporting each other through moments of delirium and exhaustion and outbursts of laughter.
There couldn’t be any greater validation of our efforts than recognition from the SND.
Even more exciting is the caliber of work by fellow winners in this category and the competition at large. We feel a little star-struck to be in such good company.
The February issue of Rose Magazine, which focuses on health and wellness, is out today!
Inside — among our regular departments and guides to the best events, shopping and dining in Pasadena — you’ll find:
Crucial things to know before taking your first step in the Pasadena Marathon
A community clinic that’s turning the notion of free-clinics-as-last-resort on its head
A primer on loose-leaf teas, with teapots that are truly works of serviceware art
The best Valentine’s Day cards ever, crafted by local Anemone Letterpress
Our regular Shop the Block feature, this time showcasing boutiques in Sierra Madre
Healthy cupcakes — and you won’t have to travel the world over to get them
A riveting and revealing column by our resident mommy blogger on the pain of postpartum depression
Pasadena Star-News subscribers receive the magazine automatically with their newspaper.
If you’re not a subscriber, you can pick up a copy at Vroman’s or select spots around town, like the Convention Center and the Star-News office, 911 E. Colorado Blvd. Contact us and we’ll make sure you get a copy!