Friday, April 27, 2012


I met Summer and Kerry Bellessa this past winter when I attended their Alt Summit class (hosted by The Girls With Glasses show). They were extremely generous with their knowledge and tips. So much so that I left their class doing air fist punches as if I'd won the jackpot. I also left very impressed with both of them not only as individuals, but as a couple. They sum it all up better than I ever could, so take a look at their bios and links below!

Thank you Summer and Kerry for being a part of My Better Half!


1) Eats ice cream for breakfast.
2) Is an eternal optimist.
3) Obsessed with Audrey Hepburn.

1) Was the fastest 6th grader in the state of WA.
2) Likes to eat sunflower seeds.
3) He dreams big.

There was a guy living on Kerry's couch in Pasadena. There was a girl living on Summer's couch in Santa Monica. The couch dwellers went on a few dates, that went nowhere, but it delicately entered us into each other's orbits. After a string of casual meetings, we had an accidental double date (everyone else ended up bailing). It was at the batting cages in Sherman Oaks, we consider it our first date. We both knew, and were married 4 months later. That was almost 10 years ago.

Thank you Summer and Kerry for being a part of My Better Half!

Credits and Bios after the jump!

At four years old, Summer Bellessa started her modeling career and by 17 had the opportunity to work in fashion capitals that include: Paris, Hamburg, New York, Miami, London and Tokyo. Summer had clients such as Clairol, Sears, Target, Shiseido, Secret, Glamour, AT&T and Vidal Sassoon. Those experiences as a model opened her eyes to the world outside her hometown of Chicago Heights, IL. Her metamorphosis from model into entrepreneur began as she effortlessly brought creative and talented people together to do great things.

Today, Summer produces and hosts The Girls With Glasses show, an online variety talk show about fashion, entertainment and heart. She continues to nurture creative minds as teh editor of women's fashion and lifestyle magazine ELIZA.

Kerry Bellessa was born and raised in Seattle, WA, which effeted his taste in music (90's grunge forever) and his demeanor (he always thinks it's going to rain). As a boy, he grew up watching Goonies and Spaceballs, wishing one day, he too could make movies. He took that dream to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he earned a degree in Film and Television and started directing commercials and music videos. 

This year, that dream will come true, as Kerry's first feature film, AMBER ALERT, will be released later this year. He also shoots the Girls with Glasses episodes. And in Summer's unbiased opinion, he is pretty talented and charming and clever and cute. 

Photographer: Trever Hoehne

Makeup: Amy Clarke
Hair: Dianne Lopez
Dress: Kate Spade
Bracelet: 31 Bits
Suit: H&M
Tie: Vintage


  1. Whoa!

    I like the text going through his leg on the first image. That's fun.

    1. Agreed. Really cool. Great job Amanda!

  2. Those pictures are amazing! Love it. :)

  3. 1. I want her dress.
    2. I want that studio.
    3. Another awesome couple choice!

  4. Yay! I finally found someone else has ice cream for breakfast. The photos are gorg.

  5. Such a beautiful couple!

    I think I say this every week - but this blog series is so, so good. :)

  6. I just love this!
    Her dress is so fantastic.

  7. I love your better half series and thanks for the bio on these two. Summer modeling makes so much sense.

  8. Wowza, what a pair of lookers!

  9. they are both absolutely STUNNING!

  10. these photos are amazing!

    summer is great. so glad you featured them.

  11. whoa, knockouts!
    this is an amazing feature!

  12. Wow! These two sound incredible. Thanks for introducing them to me. Love your blog! Xo

  13. I love your 'my better half' series. And I really like that you're including bios along with their meet-cute story. Keep em comin'

  14. I love this series, amanda. and this couple is so gorgeous! I hope you had a great weekend. xo

  15. Wow. At some point there's a diminishing return when the couples are so beautiful that it makes me feel bad about myself lol. These guys are it.

  16. they seem sooo super rad. knockouts fosho.

  17. What a beautiful couple!! I just love the Bellessas!!!!