Aficionada

Spanish noun

a woman who is very knowledgeable about an activity, subject, or pastime. a connoisseur, expert, specialist, cognoscente, an enthusiast.


Carson Meyer | Doula/Birth Photographer

 

Where are you from?
Malibu, CA

Where do you live now and what do you like most about it?
Topanga Canyon, CA. I love the wildlife and access to beautiful hikes. We get daily visits from wild peacocks and woodpeckers.

  

 The Naked Square Bangles, Thin Rounded Posts, Ribbon Charm Necklace , and Grandita Ring.  All items are shopable in gallery below. 

 


 

What do you do?
I am a birth doula, birth photographer and founder of C & The Moon. As a birth doula I support parents through pregnancy and birth, both at home and in the hospital. Unfortunately, in the time of COVID-19, doulas are not able to be in the hospitals which has led me to working virtually with my hospital birth clients.

What do you like most about your work?
Getting to witness the strength, love and transformation that takes place as people embark on the journey of parenthood.

What advice would you give expecting mothers?

"Learn as much as you can about your options and be prepared to advocate for yourself. If possible hire a doula to help you prepare and support you through the process...even if it has to be virtually."

 

What’s up next for you? 
I am working on a Virtual Prenatal Women's Circle launching soon!

Lifegoals?
Good Health. 

 

 

 The Naked Oblique Bangle, Thin Rounded Posts, the Girona Wrist Wrap in Chocolate, the Ribbon Charm Necklace and the Disco Chain Necklace.  All items are shopable in gallery below. 

 

Favorite hobbies?
Reading and eating.

What inspires you?
Others who are ignited with passion and inspiration.

When are you the happiest?
Waking up in the morning with my guy, drinking coffee in bed.

What positive things came out of the quarantine for you?
Lots of creativity and an even deeper appreciation for community.

  

  

What are your favorite places that you have travelled to and where do you want to go after CoVid?
My favorite places to travel are Kenya, Hawaii and Big Sur.

Biggest luxury?
Clean air, clean water and organic food.

 

The Naked Square Hoops and the Toggle Chain Necklace.  All items are shopable in gallery below. 

 


C & The Moon Scrub along with Socorro Rings.  All items are shopable in gallery below. 

 

What are some of your favorite books/audiobooks, and films/shows?
Books: Many Lives Many Masters, by Brian L Weiss, M.D., Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong,  and Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood, by Sandra Steingraber.
Movies: Betty Blue, The Business of Being Born , and In America.

What is your favorite music and latest bands?
Johnathan Rice, Ron Sexsmith, Carly Simon, and Lucinda Williams. 

"We are only as healthy as our planet."


The Naked Square Bangle IIIs.  All items are shopable below in gallery. 

 

Do you have a favorite recipe to share? 
I can't cook a damn thing! I am spoiled by my boyfriend who cooks me every meal. However, I do make a great smoothie with blueberries, cherries, raspberries, collagen, raw goat kefir, colostrum, flax seeds and an avocado.

 



The Naked Square Bangle III's.  All items are shopable in gallery below. 

 

Female hero and why?
Rachel Carson. My favorite writer and environmentalist who brought major environmental health issues to the forefront to create change.

Do you unplug from devices?
We literally unplug our WIFI router every night before bed, but other than that I am pretty plugged in unfortunately!

How do you take good care of yourself? 
Good sleep, morning meditation, yoga, hikes, sunshine, healthy foods, journaling, sauna, and ice baths.

 

 

When do you feel your best?
After being in the ocean.

Beauty/skincare regime?
I am a minimalist when it comes to beauty routines. I love a long Epsom salt bath and self-massage with my C & The Moon Malibu Made Body Scrub. I use Living Libations Face Oil and Gua Sha by Lanshin for my skin, and turn to Iris & Romeo for a light cover up.

 

Square Pendant, Ball Chain Necklace, Naked Square Bangle II and Naked Twisted Bangle. All items are shopable in gallery below. 

 

What is your style credo?
Feel good!

What is your favorite KC item and how do you like to style it?
I am obsessed with the Marbella Tote in suede. The perfect book bag styled with penny loafers and a white t-shirt.

 


The Naked Square Bangle II, the Naked Twisted Bangle, the Square Pendant and Ball Chain Necklace.  All items are shopable in gallery below. 

 

Which pieces do you want the most?
The Naked Square Bangle II, the Thin Rounded Post Earrings  and the Toggle Chain Necklace.

 

All Photos by Kendall Conrad Using an iPhone 11+

CandTheMoon.com + Carson-Meyer.com
@candthemoon @ccmeyer

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