I found this beautiful poem on Don't Kill the Virgins' Instagram

take a look at my new Pinterest board, Absinthe!
 I was booked by photographer Ajani Charles to style his shoot
with artist/songwriter/dancer Lexy Panterra 
Makeup and hair by Jenny Ventura
There was magic in the room

and love is all there is


My heart
It's all that I am and all that I have to give

i-D John Galliano interview

Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious.
There can be no transforming of 
darkness into light
and of apathy into movement
without emotion.
Carl Jung                                                                             


Here are a couple of quotes to celebrate John Muir day:

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning
to find out that going to the mountains is going home;
that wilderness is a necessity

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness

The mountains are calling and I must go

Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life

It is not a lack of love, 
but a lack of friendship 
that makes unhappy marriages.

For me, Vera Wang wedding gowns 
speak to the love I feel inside.
Her designs are an outward expression
of my feelings of loving and of
being loved.

I want my designs to be this expressive.

Take a look at my Pinterest board for more
wedding inspiration

May you always remember that obstacles in the path
are not obstacles,
they ARE the path.
Jane Lotter                                                                         
L'absence diminue les médiocres passions, 
et augmente les grandes, 
comme le vent éteint les bougies, 
et allume le feu.
de la Rochefoucauld                                                      
A person often meets his destiny
on the road he took to avoid it.
de La Fontaine                                                          
Natasha Borchak photographed by Kristina Peel for Cloud Ranch Jewelry
Styled by me for Cloud Ranch Jewelry in Joshua Tree. 
See more stunning photos of this amazing story 
shot by Photographer Kristina Peel 
on the Cloud Ranch Jewelry eCommerce site.
Special thanks to 
Producer Chloe Reisen 
Creative Director Allison Caetano for hiring me.

My styling work was featured in a fashion film
by filmmaker Argel Rojo
Special thanks to Alvaro Nates, photographer
see also on my Instagram


I want people to see the dress,
but focus on the woman
Vera Wang                                                                     

My "Til Death Do Us Part" ring was featured on
Thank you!
Courtesy of Carrotbox

Photographer Stanley Armon, Model Bianca Wiles, Stylist Monica Seggos
Photographer Stanley Armon hired me to develop and style 
an editorial for him featuring model Bianca Wiles.
  The editorial is a rags to riches story called
"When Life Gives You Lemons..."
Stanley, Bianca and I are so pleased that our editorial was
accepted for publication in the April issue of the online
I will be posting the rest of the shoot this week on Instagram!

The future holds a golden world.  It will be for beauty;
it will be for intelligent productiveness.
Diana Vreeland                                                 
Grazie, Romano Lucacchini

Found this post today about my sculpting professor from when I studied
in Florence through the Syracuse University Study Abroad program.
I was an undergrad at St. Lawrence University, but was able to attend 
through an exchange.  It was a wonderful program, and Romano 
was my favorite professor.  He was incredibly encouraging and loved my work.
He took me on a special tour of The Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, 
where he was a professor.  I can't remember what stone I carved in, but 
it was very heavy.  A friend of mine who was traveling around Europe
brought it home in his backpack for me, and it won an honorable mention
at an exhibition at St. Lawrence.  At the end of the school year, I went to
pick up all my work and my art supplies, and everything had been stolen, including
the sculpture.  It upsets me to this day.

I have only made 2 stone sculptures since then, one which is owned 
by Robert H. von Kampen, 
and the other, Marshall Chambers, both of Nantucket.  

When I took my first class in jewelry making with my teacher,
James Kennedy, he gave me some tools and carving wax.  I was
astounded to discover how easy it was to carve compared to stone.

I still have all my tools, and
I dream of someday having a barn studio where I
can continue my stone carving without disturbing anyone.
(it is very loud!)

I am brokenhearted that Romano has passed and that it is too late
for me to tell him how grateful I am for all that he did for me.



La liberté d'aimer

Love is all there is

Creators are not a widget in business, business is a widget in creation.
Lawrence Lenihan, Resonance                                  

They may not ever make the cake, but they can dream it.
-Martha Stewart                                      


What I love about luxury fashion 
is that it's completely emotional.
Michael Crooks, Customer Insights, Gucci                         
mélange:  a mixture often of incongruous elements
source: Pinterest


Thug Unicorn by Tanya Markul

Art isn't paint;
it's love
Philip Hicken                                                                    
She would rather light candles
than curse the darkness
and her glow has warmed the world
         Adlai Stevenson on Eleanor Roosevelt                                       
Aspiration:  Martin Margiela on Jenny Meiren  (NYT)
"I remain grateful that Jenny managed it 
to structure my wildest dreams into a viable business"
  (emphasis mine)
Persephone (source:  Pinterest)

I want to liberate the savage and passionate side of women,
to do clothes that are both beautiful
and mentally provocative.
-Miuccia Prada                                                               
Take your broken heart,
make it into art
-Carrie Fisher                                                         
All I needed was the courage to be me.
That courage took a lifetime to develop.
  -Jimmy Scott                                         
That's the poetry of LA,
people come here 
to make their dreams come true
-Damien Chazelle, LA LA Land                                           
Monica Seggos 
One day I will become what I want.
One day I will become a bird
and unsheathe my existence out of my void
-Mahmoud Darwish                                    
On Dressing
the sense of touch is important.
the right fabric can feel like a lover-
responding to the slightest movement of the body
with a constant awareness.

I am not interested in Big Data, patterns, algorithms, trends
I exist in the anomaly
It is my milieu 
Monica Seggos

Panther will enter your life [when] it is time 
to release your passions, live your dreams,
discover your desires, ...
[to] help you...unbridle expressions, 
...tap into suppressed talents...
and become a whole new person.
Monica Seggos

Inspiration Point, Will Rogers State Park
Another perspective on LA.  It is two years today that I moved here.
I feel inexpressible joy 
Mt. Wilson
 Getting a different perspective on LA from the peak

"Hurricane Nita" Strauss
So lucky I got to see Nita Strauss @hurricanenita #shred at her guitar clinic @swinghouse Monday night. I got to meet her too! It was awesome (Thanks for the picture of me with my guitar star @musiciansfriend )
You Are Free

Live Your Dream

wardrobe stylist
Kristina Baskett, Game of Thrones Stuntwoman
Custom Game of Thrones Jacket

Kristina Baskett, stuntwoman and photographer, 
in her custom Game of Thrones Wildling jacket.
Dressed this beautiful woman 
for the Emmy Awards Nominee Party.
(photos courtesy Kristina Baskett)

"Odysseus will return, true as the old moon dies and the new moon rises into life." 
From my new body of work, Degrees of Separation
Virtual Reality (still from gif, on Instagram)

Monica Seggos + Robbie von Kampen at Doyle New York, May 2001
photographed by Bill Cunningham
My son and I are featured on the Doyle New York Instagram today
in memory of Bill Cunningham

Frida & Diego Triptych

One of two Post-Internet works of mine that will be featured in the
 "Modern Love"
group show at the Gutstein Gallery in Savannah this Summer

Opening Thursday 2 June 2016

Flaming Heart Palm Ring
There is no "What if?".  It would

The Broken Heart Repair Shop
Version 1:  The Doctor's Office
Savannah, Georgia
15-17 April 2016
The Doctor's Office  Monica Seggos