Our Style Muse Diaries journey takes us to Hermosa Beach with long time muse, Jessica Altieri. We teamed up with her to shoot a summer look book to highlight her first trip to Los Angeles. Hear her story from the trip below.
Photography has always been my favorite hobby, until recently turning it into a profession. There are few things in this world that satisfy me more than traveling and taking photographs. Being able to share my journey with others as I go along makes it all worthwhile. In April, I had the wonderful opportunity of working along side National Geographic in one of our country’s most famous cities: San Francisco. Raised in a 49er-fan family and growing up on Full House and Mrs. Doubtfire, San Francisco has always been a city to visit on my bucket list. Needless to say I was verrrrrrry excited to be heading across the US for this adventure. Living and going to school in NYC, to me a city is a city, so I made sure I got on the outskirts of SF as much as I could to see the landscape and environment of Northern California. Together with Nat Geo we shot in Chinatown, Baker Beach, Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Farmers Market, and The Mission District. Then when I had time off I ventured off alone to see the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square, Fort Point, Crissy Field, and Fishermans Wharf.
While still in SF, I had this idea out of spontaneity. Already 3000 miles from home and having the dream of moving to Los Angeles but having never visited, I extended my trip and wound up flying to LAX on the first flight out the next day. A lot of people ask me how and why I travel alone and if it freaks me out or not. Truth is, I love traveling by myself. I can see what I want, do what I want, and it’s the best way to meet new people. Flying by myself doesn’t scare me at all, it’s actually one of my favorite things to do. My hotel was a short walk away from the beach, where I roamed around taking photos all day and laid on the beach. I even was lucky enough to meet up with one of my friends to surf and explore down the coast.
I was really happy I decided to take that flight from SF to LA. Besides the fact that I was in desperate need of some sun and the ocean, I wanted to explore the southern cities of LA county and I’m so glad I got to do it! Blessed enough to be an ambassador, shooting the summer look book with O’Neill Women’s was one of my favorite parts. I got to explore towns and beaches I’ve wanted to see since I was a little girl! Working with O’Neill has brought me so much joy and new friendships I couldn’t be more thankful for! See my Style Muse Lookbook shot by O’Neill below.
I will be back in California this summer to do some more exploring and I couldn’t be more stoked! This time my family will be with me and I can’t wait to show them some of my favorite spots. Continue following my journey on Instagram @thelifeofjessicaa.
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