Meet our Holiday Fossil Kin: Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess

Meet the new members of our Holiday Fossil Kin, sisters Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, the founders of A Beautiful Mess and A Color Story App. Elsie and Emma are professional do-it-yourselfers who celebrate everyday moments with a bright and colorful point of view. Needless to say, we’re hooked on their oh-so-creative lifestyle, and their ability to turn a holiday into the greatest thing you’ve ever seen (literally!). This season, we’re so excited for E + E to contribute to our Gift Brilliantly campaign and create images that make us smile from ear to ear. Learn more about A Beautiful Mess below, and don’t forget to download our new Brilliant filter in the A Color Story App*.
What is A Beautiful Mess?

A Beautiful Mess is our place on the internet to share recipes, décor and style! We live by the mantra that life is better when it's a little bit messy.


Describe your personal styles.

Elsie: 1960s inspired with an extra dose of cozy.

Emma: Grown up bohemian who never got over the '90s.

When it comes to gifting brilliantly, you always:

Use some gold in the gift wrapping! Always gold!


How do you use your crafting skills during the holidays?

We love to decorate our homes, make wreaths, create new cocktail recipes and desserts and make a few handmade gifts!

Three must-dos/must-haves when entertaining during the holidays:

Champagne, Bing Crosby White Christmas on vinyl and cookies!


What's your go-to holiday party look?

A mix of cozy and glam like a sequin skirt, my Fossil Q Wander smartwatch, cute shoes and a big fluffy scarf!


What are the perks of wearing a Fossil Q smartwatch while planning for the holidays?

Emma: You can keep track of all those extra steps as you shop, decorate, and prep for the holidays. Plus you can get alerts for texts and calls even if your phone is tucked away deep in a coat pocket or under everything in your bag.

First Fossil piece you ever owned:

A yellow leather crossbody bag.


Favorite Holiday gift you ever gave and received:

Given: a vintage tuba for my husband,

Received: All the things I needed to start my own painting studio from my mom.


Go-to Holiday song:

Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Check out what else Elsie and Emma are excited to gift this season, right here.

*Find the “Brilliant” by Fossil filter in the Essentials +pack of A Color Story. It makes images brilliant by gently pushing saturation and warmth into them—we recommend it if you’re editing images shot on natural light, fashion and skin tones.

Images by A Beautiful Mess

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