'Don't believe everything you think.' - American Bumper Sticker

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
- Oscar Wilde

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
-Dorothy Parker

"You see someone on the street and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw. Our whole guise is like giving a sign to the world to think of us in a certain way but there's a point between what you want people to know about you and what you can't help people knowing about you."
- Diane Arbus

Stylist/Editor sfgirlbybay

Freelance writer for 7x7, Anthology and Uppercase Magazines.

Please note: I don't mind people using my photos for non-commercial use on personal blogs as long as they give me photo credit (© Victoria Smith or sfgirlbybay) that links back to my website: www.sfgirlbybay.com. You do not have permission to print my photos without consulting me in advance.

Email me with questions or to send me a link to your blog posts.

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Blogger. Hopeful Photographer. Design junkie. Flea Market Queen. Editor/writer of sfgirlbybay.com, one of the West Coast's leading design blogs, featuring new product reviews, artist interviews, shopping tips, DIY and design resources, all the while offering affordable design inspiration and ideas, and encouraging individuality and unique, personal style.

I do have a unusual, varied background in the design industry - a journalism major, with an Advanced Arts degree in Interior Design, and have extensively worked as a freelance art buyer/stylist producing photo shoots for advertising agencies on accounts such as Condé Nast Publications, including high profile home and shelter magazines such as Domino, Gourmet, Architectural Digest and Bon Appetít.

Your lovely comments and making faves of some of my snaps is all I need to make it a good day. Mercí!

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July 2006
Woodland Hills, CA
I am:
Female and Single
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