sou·brette  n.

  1. a.  A saucy, coquettish, intriguing maidservant in comedies or comic opera.
    b.  An actress or a singer taking such a part.
  2. A young woman regarded as flirtatious or frivolous.

This is my favorite set of definitions for the word "soubrette." Technically, the term also refers to "a soprano who sings supporting roles in comic opera," though I am certainly not an opera singer (and I'm not really a soprano, either). But since I am a singer and an actress by trade (and a compulsive shopper by habit – a pastime some would consider frivolous), I felt these definitions of the word were so fitting that I couldn't resist using it for my blog and brand.  Plus, who doesn't love a good rhyme?

I am a lover of all things retro, kitschy and girly.  I pull my style inspiration from virtually everywhere – period dramas, pinup culture, Japanese street fashion, 1950's housewives, and (of course) my experience in the theatre. I tend to gravitate towards things that are a little too kitschy and costume-y for some, but as the daughter of two performers who has spent the majority of her life in a spotlight of some kind, this couldn't really be helped.

Running my own blog led me to working in the digital marketing sector, which is all about storytelling in its own right. I'm also the co-founder and creative director of Dear Blossom Studios, a Rochester area portrait studio specializing in headshots, boudoir, goddess sessions, and more. When I'm not working, you can usually find me in a local stage production, working on a studio session, creating content, or searching for enchanted places around Upstate and Western New York.

Thank you for taking a peek at my blog! I do hope you stay a while!